Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jan 9, 2020
7:30pm

Double Feature!
ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS / ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS
1955, Universal, 89 min, USA, Dir: Douglas Sirk

Jane Wyman, a lonely widow with two spoiled, almost grown children (William Reynolds, Gloria Talbot) as well as a circle of snobbish, upper-middle-class friends, suddenly finds herself falling in love with her gardener (Rock Hudson). Director Douglas Sirk examines the curious cultural barriers we set up for ourselves regarding love, skewering age and class differences in the process as well as championing fearless independence of the individual spirit - something that was not so common in the 1950s. One of the most subversive love stories of 20th-century cinema and a prime inspiration for Todd Haynes' acclaimed FAR FROM HEAVEN.


35 mm!

ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF
1974, Janus Films, 93 min, Germany, Dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

When robust young Moroccan guest worker Ali (El Hadi ben Salem) and quiet, unassuming Emmi (Brigitte Mira), a white German woman easily 20 years his senior, meet in a bar, the chemistry is palpable and the two become a couple. But 1970s Germany is not kind to cross-generational, cross-racial relationships, and Emmi and Ali find their romance suddenly up against a closely guarded barrier of hostility and envy from friends and family. A surprisingly tender film from Fassbinder that often is considered his best, ALI follows the soul-wearing difficulties of prejudice, homesickness and unconventional love. In German with English subtitles.


ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL in German with English subtitles. Screening formats: DCP (ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS), 35mm (ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jan 9, 2020 • 7:30pm