Aero Theatre
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Wed, Jan 16, 2013 - Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Belgian cinema is right in the front of the international filmmaking arena, boasting richly diverse films that consistently garner critical praise, worldwide interest and many international awards. From the unsettling but still urgently relevant MAN BITES DOG to the quirky and vibrant TOTO LE HERO, the monumental saga DAENS, the thriller DOSSIER K and THE KID WITH A BIKE by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and the Oscar-nominated BULLHEAD, EVERYBODY FAMOUS, A CAT IN PARIS and DEATH OF A SHADOW, the Belgian film industry has proven its dexterity in tone and its originality in aesthetic.

Filmmakers In Person!

Mon, Jan 7, 2013 - Sat, Jan 12, 2013

Since 1944, the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have been selecting their picks for the best films of the year. Join us for our 10th anniversary of our series dedicated to the films and filmmakers nominated for the Golden Globe award in the Best Foreign-Language Film category. The five films in the spotlight this year are Michael Haneke’s AMOUR, Nikolaj Arcel’s A ROYAL AFFAIR, Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano’s THE INTOUCHABLES, Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg’s KON-TIKI and Jacques Audiard’s RUST AND BONE. This year, the directors' seminar will be a live-streamed web event for the whole world to see!

Thu, Jan 3, 2013 - Sun, Jan 27, 2013

Big movies were made for big screens, and this month, we bring some of the biggest and most beautiful to the Aero and the Egyptian. Don’t just see these films - experience them!

Thu, Dec 27, 2012 - Tue, Jan 1, 2013

The Cinematheque again caps off the year with some of the funniest and most sophisticated films ever to hit the big screen, including Ernst Lubitsch's TROUBLE IN PARADISE, Clark Gable in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT and THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER, W.C. Fields in IT’S A GIFT, and our annual New Years Day Marx. Bros program!

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 - Sun, Dec 23, 2012

With his cheerful pluck in the face of adversity, “the Little Tramp” became one of cinema’s most indelible characters - and his creator, Charlie Chaplin, one of film’s biggest stars. Though the Tramp was birthed in the silent era (his first appearance was in a 1914 Keystone short), he continues to light up screens nearly a century later, bringing pratfalls and pathos to new audiences each year.

Sat, Dec 15, 2012 - Sun, Dec 16, 2012

Focusing on French animation, the American Cinematheque proudly presents three new films in this grand tradition of distinctively drawn visuals paired with unusual stories. In ZARAFA, a boy bonds with his giraffe buddy on adventures which bring them to Alexandria, Marseilles, the Alps and beyond. Set in Mediterranean Africa, THE RABBI’S CAT gives its owner an earful about life, love and religion when it miraculously begins to talk. THE PAINTING illustrates the cost of discrimination while at the same time offering a playful take on the artistic process. The program also includes the short films “Dripped” and “Tram.”