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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

L.A. Premieres with Directors & Actors In Person!

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 - Sat, Nov 23, 2013

Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema, opening with Italy’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign-Language Film, Paolo Sorrentino’s dazzling THE GREAT BEAUTY, and continuing with 9 of Italy's best of the year, many of them making their Los Angeles premieres with special guests in person. The classic LA DOLCE VITA also joins this lineup of recent films alongside a new documentary on Federico Fellini.


Emma Thompson In Person!

Sun, Nov 10, 2013 - Mon, Nov 11, 2013

One of Britain’s most versatile talents, Emma Thompson joins us in person with an advance Members-only screening of SAVING MR. BANKS. We also pay tribute to her Oscar-winning work with a double feature of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and HOWARDS END.


Fri, Nov 1, 2013 - Sun, Nov 3, 2013

With the inaugural edition of our Doors to Russian Film series, the American Cinematheque seeks to introduce Los Angeles audiences to some of Russia’s best new cinema.


Thu, Oct 10, 2013 - Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Dedicated to delivering the elite in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and badass cinema, Beyond Fest will globally program a diverse and eclectic mix of gala premieres, rare retrospectives, and special events, all of which are anchored in bringing firsts to the community of genre fans in Los Angeles.


New Restorations!

Sun, Sep 22, 2013 - Mon, Sep 22, 2014

The scope of the Cohen Film Collection is staggering, and recently the Cohen Media Group has launched an ambitious campaign to restore films from their acquired Rohauer collection and bring them into the digital age. The American Cinematheque is thrilled to bring some of these treasures to the big screen with a year-long retrospective of the Cohen Film Collection. Our monthly screening series begins with the D.W. Griffith classic INTOLERANCE, restored with original tints and tones and featuring a musical score written and conducted by Carl Davis. Future programs will include films by Claude Chabrol and Jean-Luc Godard as well as a multi-night tribute to Vivien Leigh.


Thu, Sep 12, 2013 - Mon, Oct 21, 2013

Considered one of the foremost filmmakers of the 20th century, director Satyajit Ray (1921-92) established himself as a major force with his widely celebrated “Apu Trilogy” in the late 1950s. The Indian filmmaker received an honorary Oscar in 1992 for Lifetime Achievement, citing his humanistic approach to storytelling. At that time, archivists from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences discovered that many of Ray’s films were in dire need of restoration, so they embarked on a two-decade campaign to preserve this priceless body of work. The American Cinematheque is proud to present the fruits of their labors - and some of world cinema’s greatest treasures.