Aero Theatre
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Fri, Mar 6, 2020 - Sun, Mar 15, 2020

Celebrating its 22nd year, NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD returns once again for a 10-night feast of danger, desire and despair. Join hosts Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation for double features pairing such U.S.-made favorites as GILDA, THE NAKED CITY and GUN CRAZY with equally shadow-soaked crime dramas from around the globe.


Thu, Mar 5, 2020 - Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Some of the greatest movies of all time have been edited by women. Our month-long retrospective features films from all around the world spanning 80 years, ranging from such classics as THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE 400 BLOWSand AMERICAN GRAFFITI to more recent favorites including MULHOLLAND DR.and MOONLIGHT


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.


In Person Guests!

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 - Wed, Aug 26, 2020

Our periodic screening series with Santa Monica-based non-profit Sustainable Works presents new and recent documentaries coupled with panel discussions that promote sustainable behaviors and illuminate environmental issues ranging from sports nutrition (THE GAME CHANGERS) to child labor (THE PRICE OF FREE) and marine pollution (BLUE).


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.