Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Filmmakers & Actors In Person!

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 - Mon, Oct 1, 2012

LAIFF celebrates the Irish passion for storytelling, a tradition that started around the hearth of every Irish household and has found its voice internationally through the medium of film. Coupled with the treasures of Ireland’s moviemaking past, LAIFF presents modern works as diverse as they are unique, creating a cinematic barometer for the cultural climate of Ireland in 2012. Join us for a series of dramas, comedies, documentaries, and shorts, with filmmakers and actors in person!

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 - Sun, Sep 16, 2012

For her filmmaking talents, witticisms, and her personal charm, Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 - June 26, 2012) was a longtime favorite of the Hollywood creative community. While real-life drama SILKWOOD earned her one of three Oscar nominations, she's best remembered for her deft touch with romantic comedy, as in WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and YOU'VE GOT MAIL). Join us for a retrospective dedicated to the writer-director, which will also include MY BLUE HEAVEN.

Actors Lea Thompson & John Shea, Director Jim Hemphill, & Other Guests In Person!

Fri, Sep 14, 2012 - Thu, Sep 20, 2012

Screening for a weeklong engagement in the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, with a special one-night screening at the Aero! When musician Robert (John Shea) and his ex-wife Emily (Lea Thompson) reunite on occasion of their daughter's engagement announcement, they discover that love, marriage and divorce aren’t quite as simple as they’d like. Writer-director Jim Hemphill's relationship drama also stars Danielle Harris and Keri Lynn Pratt. Cast and crew will appear in person at select screenings!

Thu, Sep 6, 2012 - Sun, Sep 9, 2012

Join us for a four-night program selected from the monthlong “French Old Wave” series at Film Forum, researched and curated by Bruce Goldstein and playing concurrently in New York. Included in this taste of the French Old Wave is an essential Jean Renoir double feature, THE RULES OF THE GAME and BOUDU SAVED FROM DROWNING; a French crime double feature, Julien Duvivier’s PEPE LE MOKO and Jacques Becker’s TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI; a French horror-suspense double feature, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s DIABOLIQUE and Georges Franju’s EYES WITHOUT A FACE; and a Max Ophuls double feature, dazzling period melodramas THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE… and LE PLAISIR.

Special $5 Price For Seniors!

Mon, Sep 3, 2012 - Tue, Sep 25, 2012

The pre-eminent American icon of rugged individualism, self-reliance, and macho cool in the Western genre is a title Clint Eastwood has held pretty much unchallenged since his star-making turn in Sergio Leone’s first spaghetti Western, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, in 1964, and then in two successive Leone classics, FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1965) and THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966). Eastwood developed a powerful, unique style as director, and with his own revisionist Western sagas - HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, PALE RIDER and UNFORGIVEN - Eastwood has charted a course of integrity and excellence in one of the most expansive American film genres. Join us for a tribute to Clint Eastwood’s work with Westerns, which also includes Don Siegel’s TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA. Special ticket price for seniors: $5!

Fri, Aug 24, 2012 - Sun, Aug 26, 2012

An uncompromising tour-de-force in early American independent cinema who influenced a legion of directors as diverse as Quentin Tarantino, Wim Wenders and Jean-Luc Godard, director Sam Fuller (August 12, 1912 - October 30, 1997) pushed the boundaries of genre filmmaking with ripped-from-the-tabloids narratives and in-your-face close-ups, all the while depicting the grim heart and lower depths of American society. Included in our program are PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET, SHOCK CORRIDOR, THE NAKED KISS, FORTY GUNS, UNDERWORLD U.S.A. and THE STEEL HELMET.