Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
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Events at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

JOHN SAYLES: INDEPENDENT
Double Feature! Director John Sayles In Person!
Mon, Feb 17, 2020 • 7:30pm

John Sayles Double Feature! Based on a true incident in West Virginia in the 1920s, MATEWAN is a portrait of a community struggling to assert itself under the crushing dominance of capitalist greed. In CITY OF HOPE, Vincent Spano plays the son of a contractor involved in a divisive New Jersey property dispute, while Joe Morton plays an idealistic city councilman struggling to build a constituency. Discussion between films with director John Sayles, who will sign his book Yellow Earth in the lobby at 6:30 PM.


BLACK VOICES
Matinee Screening!
Wed, Feb 19, 2020 • 1:00pm

Black Voices Matinee Screening! In classic comedy STIR CRAZY, struggling playwright Gene Wilder and struggling actor Richard Pryor head West to seek their fortune and are framed for a bank robbery they didn’t commit.


ANTIWAR CINEMA
Matinee Screening!
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 • 1:00pm

Antiwar Matinee Screening! Stanley Kubrick’s classic black comedy DR. STRANGELOVE stars Sterling Hayden, George C. Scott and Peter Sellers (in three roles) as military men teetering on the brink of World War III.


Free Event!
Fri, Feb 21, 2020 • 7:30pm

Enjoy the best short films produced by California high school students in 2019. Boasting a selection of shorts from more than 20 public and private schools across Southern California, the 13th Annual SCREEN Student Film Festival encourages student filmmakers to share their cinematic voice and to claim their place in the film community. This screening is free with RSVP.


ANTIWAR CINEMA
Sat, Feb 22, 2020 • 7:30pm

New Restoration! Nightmarish, fact-based WWII drama COME AND SEE is told through the eyes of 14-year-old Florya (Aleksey Kravchenko), a Belarusian boy eager to join the fight against Nazi invaders whose dreams of heroics are quickly replaced by a litany of horrors.


ANTIWAR CINEMA
Double Feature!
Sun, Feb 23, 2020 • 7:30pm

Antiwar Double Feature! In Stanley Kubrick’s PATHS OF GLORY, WWI officer Kirk Douglas finds himself in a maze of Catch-22 contradictions when he decides to defend three of his men against charges of cowardice. THE ASCENT follows the path of two peasant soldiers, whose harrowing trek through the snowy backwoods of Belarus leads them on a journey of betrayal, heroism and ultimate transcendence.