August 12 marked what would have been the 100th birthday for one of the most influential and interesting filmmakers out there, Mr. Sam Fuller. His life , so full of adventures before he ever thought of directing, makes his autobiography, “A Third Face” a fantastic, don’t-want-to-put-down read. The American Cinematheque is celebrating Sam at 100 with three nights of his films at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. We’ll be there Saturday, night #2 with Sam’s wife, Christa Fuller (and daughter Samantha Fuller) , who will be signing “A Third Face”, the book she made sure was finished and published.
Christa Fuller will introduce, “Pickup on South Street” & “Underworld U.S.A.”
Fuller photo came from J. Hoberman.
Underworld USA: The Pulpy Heart of Sam Fuller Cinema | Aero Theatre | August 24 – 26