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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - Sun, Oct 6, 2019

“Monty Python’s Flying Circus” was first broadcast on the BBC on October 5, 1969. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the legendary U.K. comedy troupe, we present some of their best big screen ventures, including MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT and MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE as well as such Python-adjacent films as A FISH CALLED WANDA and ERIK THE VIKING.


Fri, Sep 20, 2019 - Sun, Sep 22, 2019

In honor of the new big-screen version of DOWNTON ABBEY, we present a weekend of movies examining the relationship between the upper crust and their hired help, including such classics as THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, REBECCA and RUGGLES OF RED GAP.


Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Anime is rooted in long-standing traditions of Japanese manga, and in addition to reflecting the bold visual style of those graphic novels, the films tackle a wide range of subject matter. Join us for a weekend saluting the best of the form, including NINJA SCROLL, REDLINE, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS and GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES.


Thu, Sep 5, 2019 - Sun, Sep 8, 2019

Our French noir series returns for its fifth year, digging deeper into what author-programmer Don Malcolm calls the “lost continent” of French film noir. This year's festival includes favorites from such directors as Henri-Georges Clouzot (QUAI DES ORFÈVRES), Costa-Gavras (THE SLEEPING CAR MURDERS and Julien Duvivier (PANIQUE), and stars including Jean Gabin (MAIGRET AND THE ST. FIACRE CASE) and Alain Delon (PURPLE NOON).


Tue, Sep 3, 2019 - Tue, Sep 24, 2019

New England-born Katharine Hepburn is one of the most revered actresses of all time, with a record-breaking four Oscars for lead performances. Celebrate “Heptember” all month long with Tuesday afternoon matinees including such favorites as ADAM'S RIB, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, HOLIDAY and ALICE ADAMS


Thu, Aug 15, 2019 - Fri, Aug 16, 2019

John Dahl got hooked on the movies by A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and eventually relocated to Los Angeles to learn how to make them at the AFI Conservatory. Numerous shorts and music videos later, Dahl made his feature debut with KILL ME AGAIN. Starring Val Kilmer as a private detective hired to fake a woman’s death, the thriller falls squarely into neo-noir territory. It would not be the last time the writer-director would visit the genre.