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Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in Hollywood

Posted January 03, 2012

THE CONTENDER, DRACULA, JFK, PRICK UP YOUR EARS, SID AND NANCY also screen in free 3-night series co-hosted by KCRW.

Gary Oldman to participate in live Q&A on January 11th.

Celebrating 25 years of one actor’s unforgettable screen performances, the ArcLight Hollywood will host a 6-film retrospective of movies starring Gary Oldman. Regarded as one of the foremost actors of his generation, Mr. Oldman will be at the ArcLight in person on Wednesday, January 11th following a showing of Focus Features’ critically applauded Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, in which he stars as tenacious spy George Smiley – the latest in a career full of iconic characterizations.

Focus is co-hosting the free-admission 3-night series with radio station KCRW, 89.9-FM in Los Angeles. Matt Holzman, host of KCRW's Matt's Movies screening series, will conduct the live Q&A with Mr. Oldman on the final night of the retrospective, following the 8:00 PM Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy screening on the 11th. The free tickets will be available only via RSVP through KCRW will also be offering its listeners a limited number of giveaway tickets to the screenings.

The other films being screened in the series are Sid and Nancy (1986), which starred Mr. Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, January 9th at 6:30 PM; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, January 9th at 9:00 PM; The Contender (2000), with Mr. Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, January 10th at 6:00 PM; Dracula (1992), starring Mr. Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 PM; and Prick Up Your Ears (1987), with Mr. Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, January 11th at 5:30 PM.