New York City’s Film Center of Lincoln Center has announced that they will host An Evening with Tom Cruise on Monday, December 17, to honor the three-time Academy Award-nominated actor’s most iconic work. The event will include a conversation with moderator and New York Film Festival Director of Programming Kent Jones. It will be followed by a sneak preview screening of the actor’s new film, ‘Jack Reacher.’
Tickets for An Evening with Tom Cruise are being sold for $50 and $35, and go on sale Monday, December 10. The event will be held at New York City’s Rose Theater. All proceeds will benefit the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 50th Anniversary Fund, which supports the new education program and emerging filmmaker initiatives. For more information, visit the Film Center of Lincoln Center’s official Web site.
“Tom’s body of work is defined by the bold characters he plays so brilliantly and his collaborations with filmmaking’s most venerable directors. Tom consistently chooses smart and exciting projects and we are pleased to present audiences with a first look at his newest role, ‘Jack Reacher,’” said Film Society of Lincoln Center Executive Director, Rose Kuo. “We are honored to host this exciting evening and to support our 50th anniversary fund to benefit education and emerging artists.”
An Evening with Tom Cruise will kick-off a career retrospective, All the Right Movies: The Films of Tom Cruise, which will run between December 18-20. The retrospective will include a seven-film tribute to the actor’s most famous works, including ‘Born on the Forth of July,’ ‘Jerry Maguire,’ ‘The Last Samurai,’ ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ‘Rain Man,’ ‘Risky Business’ and ‘Top Gun.’ The retrospective will take place at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walkter Reade Theater, and are on sale now at the society’s Web site.
“It’s incredibly fortunate that the Film Society chose the opening week of ‘Jack Reacher’ to pay tribute to Tom’s incredible talent and accomplishments” said the film’s director, Christopher McQuarrie. “I’ve had the great luck to find myself working with an incomparable actor in this extraordinary role at the peak of an unparalleled career.”
The list of films playing during All the Right Movies: The Films of Tom Cruise are listed below.
‘Jack Reacher’ (2012) 130m
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
From The New York Times bestselling author Lee Child comes one of the most compelling heroes to step from novel to screen—ex-military investigator Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise). When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep. Written for the screen and directed by Oscar-winner Christopher McQuarrie (The Usual Suspects). Co-starring Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo and Robert Duvall!
Monday, December 17, 7:00PM
‘Born on the Fourth of July’ (1989) 145min
Director: Oliver Stone
Cruise earned the first of three Oscar nominations for his transformative portrayal of disillusioned Vietnam vet Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone’s shattering portrait of the loss of American innocence.
Wednesday, December 19, 9:00PM
‘Jerry Maguire’ (1996) 139min
Director: Cameron Crowe
Cruise earned his second Best Actor Oscar nomination as the eponymous high-powered sports agent whose existential epiphany loses him all but one client (Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) in Cameron Crowe’s wry American success story.
Thursday, December 20, 8:45PM
‘The Last Samurai’ (2003) 154min
Director: Ed Zwick
Ed Zwick’s visually majestic, old fashioned Hollywood epic stars Cruise as a disillusioned Civil War vet (Cruise) hired to train conscript in Japan’s first modern army, caught between the past and present of a rapidly changing nation.
Thursday, December 20, 3:30PM
‘Mission Impossible’ (1996) 110min
Director: Brian De Palma
Finding himself the only survivor of a mission gone awry, secret agent Ethan Hunt (Cruise) must unravel the conspiracy in the film that launched the successful franchise, directed by master of suspense Brian De Palma.
Thursday, December 20, 6:30PM
‘Rain Main’ (1988) 133min
Director: Barry Levinson
As a slick yuppie unexpectedly reunited with his autistic older brother (Dustin Hoffman), Cruise more than holds his own in Barry Levinson’s beloved 1988 Oscar-winner.
Wednesday, December 19, 6:00PM
‘Risky Business’ (1983) 98min
Director: Paul Brickman
When mom and dad leave town, an enterprising Chicago teen (21-year-old Cruise in his star-making role) gets in over his head with a kind-hearted prostitute (Rebecca De Mornay) in writer-director Paul Brickman’s sparkling coming-of-age comedy.
Wednesday, December 19, 3:45PM
‘Top Gun’ (1986) 110min
Director: Tony Scott
Cruise flew into the danger zone (and sent sales of Ray-Bans and leather jackets soaring) as a hotshot Navy pilot romancing his civilian instructor (Kelly McGillis) in producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott’s prototypical ‘80s blockbuster.
Tuesday, December 18, 8:30PM
Written by: Karen Benardello