On Wednesday evening, September 7, director Christopher Nolan hosted a special 4K screening of Michael Mann’s glorious crime drama Heat at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in L.A, followed by a special Q & A fielded by him with Mann himself, Robert De Niro (cool thief Neil McAuley) and Al Pacino (wired cop Vincent Hanna). Other guests from the cast and crew joined them later, including Val Kilmer (Chris) and Amy Brenneman (Eady), cinematographer Dante Spinotti, and editor William Goldenberg.
Heat, of course, is a major influence on Nolan’s work, especially The Dark Knight. The 4k restoration is due for a theatrical and home release sometime in 2017. Below are excerpts from the evening.