Aero Theatre
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Events at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

In Person Guests!
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 • 7:30pm

Our second annual collection of stories that focus on the arts, the environment, forgotten history, resilience and new ways at looking at things we may see every day but ignore, from the streets of Los Angeles and New York City to Alaska and the Deep South. Discussion following with filmmakers.


A LOIS SMITH PRIMER
Double Feature! Jan De Bont & Lois Smith In Person!
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 • 7:30pm

Lois Smith Double Feature! In action hit TWISTER, husband-and-wife meteorologists Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt work together to test a new storm-warning system. In sci-fi hit MINORITY REPORT, Tom Cruise is a cop working with psychics to stop crimes before they occur. Discussion between films with TWISTER director Jan De Bont and actress Lois Smith.


A LOIS SMITH PRIMER
Double Feature! Michael Almereyda & Lois Smith In Person!
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 • 7:30pm

Lois Smith Double Feature! In MARJORIE PRIME, the actress plays an 86-year-old woman who has been provided with a holographic version of her late husband to slow her memory loss. Followed by Smith's first film, EAST OF EDEN, starring James Dean as a pre-WWI teenager who can’t escape from the shadow of his perfect brother. Discussion between films with director Michael Almereyda and actress Lois Smith.


A LOIS SMITH PRIMER
Double Feature!
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 • 7:30pm

Lois Smith Double Feature! FIVE EASY PIECES follows Bakersfield oil rig worker Jack Nicholson on the run from his former life as a concert pianist. NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE is writer-director Paul Mazursky's semi-autobiographical look at his days as an aspiring actor in 1950s New York.


Double Feature! Director John Ridley In Person!
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 • 7:30pm

Double Feature! John Ridley’s documentary LET IT FALL takes an unflinching look at the 1992 L.A. Uprising, tracing its roots back a decade, unfolding its history as a series of very personal decisions and very public failures. Followed by an episode of GUERRILLA. the Showtime miniseries about militants in 1970s London. Discussion between films with writer-director John Ridley.


APERTURA 2017
Director José María Cabral In Person!
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 • 7:30pm

Apertura presents the Dominican Republic’s Official Oscar Submission! When Julián is sentenced to a Santo Domingo prison, he becomes immersed in the system of "Woodpecking," the sign language the male prisoners use to communicate with women in the adjacent penitentiary. Discussion following with director José María Cabral.