Volcano in 35mm 

Volcano in 35mm 

Post-screening conversation with Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, President and Director, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Moderated by Hayley Smith, Environment Reporter, Los Angeles Times.

After a series of earthquakes release extreme heat and gasses in the sewers of Los Angeles, a geologist (Anne Heche) concludes that a volcano is forming under the city. While trying to convince city officials of the impending natural disaster, it becomes clear an eruption is imminent. As lava spews out of the La Brea Tar Pits the geologist and the city’s director of emergency management (Tommy Lee Jones) do everything they can to warn citizens and halt the spreading lava. Filmed on location around Los Angeles and utilizing a massive recreation of Wilshire Boulevard, Volcano shows the city like you’ve never seen it before.  

DIRECTED BY: Mick Jackson. WRITTEN BY: Jerome Armstrong, Billy Ray. WITH: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle. 1997. 104 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG-13. 35mm.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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