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

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - Sun, Mar 8, 2020

CANADA NOW 2020 features some of that country’s most acclaimed filmmakers as well as some sensational emerging talent. Our series includes such acclaimed new films as ANTIGONE, WHITE LIE and BLACK CONFLUX - with filmmakers in person at all programs!


Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - Sun, Mar 1, 2020

The most celebrated Filipino filmmaker today, Lav Diaz has carved out a singular place on the international film scene with epic-length portraits of modern life and the baggage of historical memory. He appears in person for the first two films in this ongoing series, murder mystery BATANG WEST SIDE and acclaimed drama NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY.


Thu, Feb 27, 2020 - Sun, Mar 1, 2020

Over the last quarter-century, indie writer-director Kelly Reichardt has created a body of spare, character-focused films that turn the daily lives of everyday people into compelling drama. Our weekend tribute to the filmmaker includes her new FIRST COW, the acclaimed OLD JOY and a double feature of influences on her work like UGETSU.


Director John Sayles In Person!

Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Within the pantheon of American independent filmmaking, there exists nothing more singular than the cinematic diversity, texture and brilliance of John Sayles. Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, our weekend salute includes early films penned for Roger Corman's company (PIRANHA), acclaimed crime films (LONE STAR) and a new restoration of historical drama MATEWAN - with the director in person each night.


Thu, Feb 6, 2020 - Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Can a film show the horrors of war without glorifying the spectacle? Our antiwar series includes such satirical favorites as M*A*S*H and KING OF HEARTS, humanist portrait of conflict including GRAND ILLUSION and Japanese epic THE HUMAN CONDITION and a new 4K restoration of apocalyptic Soviet drama COME AND SEE.


Tue, Feb 4, 2020 - Tue, Feb 25, 2020

We celebrate Black History Month throughout February with matinee screenings at the Aero and evening shows at the Egyptian, including such acclaimed dramas as TO SLEEP WITH ANGER and DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, one-of-a-kind docu-fiction SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM and such comedic favorites as CAR WASH.