Among one of the greatest French films ever made, Marcel Carné's CHILDREN OF PARADISE follows a theater troupe traveling through 19th-century France. The 1945 classic continues our countdown of films representing the Aero's 75 years of existence.
THE AERO THEATRE TURNS 75
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Double Feature!
1946 and 1947 are represented, respectively, with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN), starring David Niven as a WWII pilot pleading his case in Heaven, and the visually stunning BLACK NARCISSUS, starring Deborah Kerr.
Childhood friends Robert De Niro and James Woods rise to power as New York gangsters during the glory years of Prohibition, only to lose their souls in the process, in Sergio Leone’s final masterpiece.
As we continue to chart the Aero’s 75-year history through films, we reach the end of the 1940s with John Huston's THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE and Raoul Walsh's electrifying crime thriller WHITE HEAT.
One of the best of Keaton's career and filled with unbeatable sight gags, THE NAVIGATOR finds Buster trapped on an empty passenger ship with the gal who jilted him. It's paired on a double bill with a 90th anniversary screening of SEVEN CHANCES, where Buster's confronted with the proposition of a massive fortune... if he can find someone to marry by 7pm that day!