Lorenzo Semple Jr, at 1966 "Batman" movie screening May 16th in Santa Monica CA

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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents...
Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
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Written Communication: A Tribute to Lorenzo Semple, Jr.

This series is an Aero Theatre Exclusive!

Screenwriter, playwright and short-story author Lorenzo Semple Jr. garnered acclaim as a television writer during the medium's golden age, scripting episodes of "Kraft Suspense Theatre," "Rat Patrol" and other hits. He struck gold with his work on TV's "Batman," for which he wrote the pilot and several episodes (he also was the series' story editor, leaving his mark on the entire first season), before scripting the 1966 feature film version of the program. Semple went on to write some of the American cinema's greatest screenplays, including the political thrillers THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR and THE PARALLAX VIEW. Join us for two double features representing two sides of Semple's sensibility: the comic book escapades of BATMAN and 1980's FLASH GORDON and the sly satire of PRETTY POISON and THE MARRIAGE OF A YOUNG STOCKBROKER.

Sunday, May 16 – 5:00

Larry Karaszewski Presents:Double Feature: BATMAN, 1966, 20th Century Fox, 105 min. Dir. Leslie Martinson. The "Batman" TV show spawned this feature-length opus, bringing to the big screen more tongue-in-cheek antics from Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) as they battle a villainous alliance of the Penguin (Burgess Meredith), the Joker (Cesar Romero), the Riddler (Frank Gorshin) and the Catwoman (Lee Meriwether).
"In each of us, two natures are at war--the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer..."