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

STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Director Magdalena Chmielewska In Person!
Sat, May 11, 2019 • 4:00pm

EU Fest! Set in 1950s Greece, POLYXENI follows its titular character from her childhood as an orphan through her adoption by a rich Greek Istanbulite family. Program begins with the Los Angeles premiere of the Austrian short “Heaven’s Meadow,” followed by a discussion with its director, Magdalena Chmielewska.


STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Free Event! In-Person Guests!
Sat, May 11, 2019 • 6:30pm

Gender inequality is a hot topic in Europe as well as the U.S.; hear strategies to remedy the problem in a panel discussion including EU filmmakers Magdalena Chmielewska and David Mrnka. This event is free with RSVP. Reception follows in the lobby.


STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Sat, May 11, 2019 • 8:00pm

EU Fest! Two Los Angeles Premieres! Latvia’s first fully crowdfunded feature, THE FOUNDATION OF CRIMINAL EXCELLENCE, follows a man’s hilarious search for inspiration for his screenplay about the criminal underworld. Program begins with Lithuanian animated short “Last Stop Is the Moon.”


STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Sun, May 12, 2019 • 4:00pm

EU Fest! Two Los Angeles Premieres! A comic-book superhero is brought to life in SUPERJHEMP RETÖRNS, the biggest hit of all time in Luxembourg. Program begins with the Polish short “Casting.”


STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Reception + In-Person Guests!
Sun, May 12, 2019 • 7:30pm

EU Fest! In the Los Angeles premiere of Romania’s MOROMETE FAMILY: ON THE EDGE OF TIME, director Stere Gulea returns to the titular family and its small community of peasants with this long-awaited sequel. Join us at 6:30 PM for a reception in the lobby. Discussion following “Life in Four Seasons” with director Stefan Apostolov. Discussion following MOROMETE FAMILY: ON THE EDGE OF TIME with director Stere Gulea.


STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Closing Night Reception + In-Person Guests!
Mon, May 13, 2019 • 7:30pm

EU Fest Closing Night! Czech biopic MILADA profiles revolutionary politician Milada Horáková, who fought both the Nazis and the Communists for her country’s freedom. Join us at 6:30pm for a reception in the lobby. Discussion following “In the Name of the Strawberry, the Chocolate, and the Holy Spirit” with director Karla Lulić, schedule permitting. Discussion following MILADA with director David Mrnka and actresses Ayelet Zurer and Hana Vagnerova.