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Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in San Francisco

Posted January 31, 2012

TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY Best Actor Academy Award Nominee Gary Oldman Receiving 6-Film Retrospective in San Francisco;


Celebrating the iconic characterizations of one of the foremost actors of his generation, San Francisco’s KQED-FM (, at 88.5-FM, is hosting a free retrospective of Gary Oldman’s movies. Mr. Oldman last week earned his first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, and is also currently a BAFTA Award nominee, for Focus Features’ Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, in which he portrays tenacious spy George Smiley. Mr. Oldman recently won the San Francisco Critics Circle’s award for Best Actor for his performance; the Circle also voted its Best Adapted Screenplay award to the film’s screenwriters Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan, who have also just been Academy Award-nominated.

All screenings, being held on 3 nights from February 6th through 8th, will take place at Landmark’s Bridge Theatre (, located at 3010 Geary Boulevard. Tickets are free, and will be available only via RSVP through To RSVP, send an e-mail to the latter address and make sure to include full name; the name of the film(s) to see; and the number of people attending in total.

The films being screened in the series are Sid and Nancy (1986), which starred Mr. Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, February 6th at 6:30 PM; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, February 6th at 9:00 PM; The Contender (2000), with Mr. Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, February 7th at 6:00 PM; Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), starring Mr. Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, February 7th at 9:00 PM; Prick Up Your Ears (1987), with Mr. Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30 PM; and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, on Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00 PM.