Gary Oldman is getting awards season attention for his restrained performance and retro spectacles in Focus Features’ “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” but the ArcLight Hollywood is showcasing some of the flashier roles from Oldman’s career that helped make him one the most respected actors in Hollywood.
The Sunset Boulevard movie house, also home to the iconic Cinerama Dome, will host a six-film retrospective of movies starring Oldman, including “Sid and Nancy,” “Dracula” and “Prick Up Your Ears.” Just in time for Oscar balloting season, Oldman will make a personal appearance in a live q&a on Jan. 11 following a screening of his latest film, in which he plays the stoic Cold War-era spy George Smiley.
Focus is co-hosting the three-night series with KCRW (www.kcrw.org), 89.9-FM in Los Angeles. The free tickets will be available only via RSVP through www.OldmanRSVP.com. KCRW will also be offering its listeners a limited number of giveaway tickets to the screenings.
Here’s the complete schedule:
Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m.: “Sid and Nancy” (1986)
Jan. 9, 9 p.m.: “JFK” (1991)
Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m.: “The Contender” (2000)
Jan. 10, 9 p.m.: “Dracula” (1992)
Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m.: “Prick Up Your Ears” (1987)
Jan. 11, 8 p.m.: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (2011)