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

THE END OF HISTORY: THE CINEMA OF LAV DIAZ
Director Lav Diaz In Person!
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 • 5:00pm

In NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY, an embittered law student commits a brutal double murder and a family man takes the fall and is forced into a harsh prison sentence as a mother and her two children wander the countryside looking for some kind of redemption. Discussion following with director Lav Diaz.


A SALUTE TO KELLY REICHARDT
Double Feature!
Sun, Mar 1, 2020 • 7:30pm

Double Feature – Kelly Reichardt Picks! In UGETSU, an ambitious potter has an affair with a ghostly noblewoman in 16th-century Japan. In LITTLE BY LITTLE, two Nigeriens travel to France for business advice, where they fall into their own version of contemporary European life.


CANADA NOW 2020: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Opening Night! Director Sophie Deraspe In Person!
Fri, Mar 6, 2020 • 7:30pm

Canada Now Opening Night! In this liberal adaptation of the Sophocles tragedy ANTIGONE, an Algerian-born teenager (Nahéma Ricci) devises a dangerous plan to free her brother when he is arrested and threatened with deportation. Discussion after the film with director Sophie Deraspe, followed by a reception for all ticket buyers in the lobby.


CANADA NOW 2020: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Double Feature! Directors Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis In Person!
Sat, Mar 7, 2020 • 7:30pm

Two Los Angeles Premieres! In WHITE LIE, university student Kacey Rohl fakes a cancer diagnosis as a personal fundraising scheme. In AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN, the lives of three men living off the grid in the Quebec wilderness are disrupted by the arrival of two women. Discussion in between films with WHITE LIE directors Calvin Thomas and Yonah Lewis.


CANADA NOW 2020: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Free Matinee Screening! Director Yung Chang In Person!
Sun, Mar 8, 2020 • 4:00pm

Los Angeles Premiere! Documentary THIS IS NOT A MOVIE follows veteran British journalist Robert Fisk’s storied and often dangerous career, from his early coverage of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland to Middle East stories including Israeli-Palestinian conflicts and recent events in Syria. Discussion following with director Yung Chang. This screening is free with RSVP.


CANADA NOW 2020: NEW FILMS FROM CANADA
Director Nicole Dorsey In Person!
Sun, Mar 8, 2020 • 7:30pm

Los Angeles Premiere! Set in small town Newfoundland in 1987, Nicole Dorsey’s stylish debut BLACK CONFLUX brings promising high school student Ella Ballentine into collision with troubled loner Ryan McDonald. Discussion following with director Nicole Dorsey.