Egyptian and
Aero Theatres
Hollywood & Santa Monica
Tue, Feb 4, 2020 - Tue, Feb 25, 2020
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BLACK VOICES

We celebrate Black History Month throughout February with matinee screenings at the Aero and evening shows at the Egyptian! Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène’s feature debut, BLACK GIRL, follows a young woman who moves to France to work for a wealthy white couple and finds that life in their small apartment becomes a figurative and literal prison. Charles Burnett’s TO SLEEP WITH ANGER stars Danny Glover as a mysterious man whose visit to an acquaintance in South Central Los Angeles brings trouble with it. Julie Dash’s acclaimed period drama DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST is set on the islands off the coast of South Carolina, where the Gullah culture struggles to maintain its traditions.

Beyond the realm of drama, our series includes the one-of-a-kind docu-fiction SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM, William Greaves’ counterculture landmark about a film crew at work in New York City’s Central Park. Sidney Poitier took a very successful turn behind the camera for STIR CRAZY, a hilarious box office hit starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. Pryor also stars in 1970s comedy favorite CAR WASH, paired here with coming-of-age film COOLEY HIGH. Michael Schultz, who directed both films, joins us in person for the double feature.

Series compiled by Chris LeMaire and Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston and Justice Robinson.

Both TheatresTue, Feb 4, 2020 - Tue, Feb 25, 2020
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

In Person Guests!
Thu, Feb 13, 2020 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Wed, Feb 19, 2020 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Matinee Screening!
Tue, Feb 4, 2020 - 1:00pm
Aero Theatre
Matinee Screening!
Tue, Feb 11, 2020 - 1:00pm
Aero Theatre
Matinee Screening!
Wed, Feb 19, 2020 - 1:00pm
Aero Theatre
Matinee Screening!
Tue, Feb 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
Aero Theatre