Aero Theatre
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

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, Jan 23, 2020 - Sun, Feb 2, 2020

Years before Ford raced Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, the movies’ pace-setting Ford - John Ford, that is - directed a plethora of classic films. Our 2-weekend series pairs classics like THE SEARCHERS, MY DARLING CLEMENTINE and THE GRAPES OF WRATH with companion films by both contemporaries and successors including Frank Capra, Sergio Leone and Steven Spielberg.


Sat, Jan 18, 2020 - Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Since his 1995 debut, Noah Baumbach has balanced hope and dysfunction in films buoyed by a deadpan wit and relish for human folly. Join us for a weekend tribute to the director including such early triumphs as THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, collaborations with actress Greta Gerwig (FRANCES HA) and his latest work, MARRIAGE STORY.


Fri, Jan 10, 2020 - Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Pedro Almodóvar never tires of producing complex characters who collide with a mad world. Our weekend tribute to the leading Spanish filmmaker includes early favorite MATADOR, breakthrough film WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN and Oscar winner ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER and such autobiographically inspired work as BAD EDUCATION.


Sat, Jan 4, 2020 - Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Throughout January, the American Cinematheque is proud to present this complete retrospective of the feature film collaborations between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, a partnership that spans more than 45 years with nine films, including TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS, and the pair's latest masterpiece, THE IRISHMAN.


In Person Guests!

Sun, Dec 29, 2019 - Sat, Jan 4, 2020

Discover the best of contemporary world cinema during our week of special screenings of this year's Golden Globe Best Foreign-Language Film nominees: PAIN AND GLORY, THE FAREWELL, LES MISÉRABLES, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE and PARASITE. Then join us for a FREE panel discussion with the directors of the five nominated films at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, January 4.