Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
7:30pm

Double Feature! Éva Gárdos & Colleen Camp In Person!
Cancelled - BUDAPEST NOIR / AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY

Due to public health concerns, this show has been cancelled. We hope to re-schedule these films later in the year.

Discussion between films with director Éva Gárdos and AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY producer Colleen Camp.
L.A. Premiere!

BUDAPEST NOIR
2017, Menemsha Films, 95 min, Dir: Éva Gárdos

Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Nazi Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a fascist state snuffed out - for now. Meanwhile crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon (Krisztián Kolovratnik), a cynic who thinks he has seen it all, stumbles upon an unusual killing in a seedy part of the city, the victim being a young woman with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse. An official stonewall blocks his investigation, provoking Gordon to solve the puzzle of her demise. With the help of Krisztina (Reka Tenki), a beautiful photographer who once broke his heart, Gordon pursues his own investigation into Budapest's dark underbelly - a world of pornography, boxers, brothels and Communist cells - all the way to the highest echelons of power.


35 mm!

AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY
2001, Paramount, 106 min, Dir: Éva Gárdos

Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson and Tony Goldwyn star in this drama inspired by the true story of director Éva Gárdos' own life. Persecuted by an oppressive Communist government, a Hungarian couple makes a daring fight for freedom. The escape is successful, but comes at an unthinkable price - the couple's baby, Suzanne, is left behind in Hungary. Six years later, the girl is uprooted from the only parents that she knows and reunited with her biological parents in California. But as she grows, so do the questions about her mysterious past and heritage. Feeling lost and alienated, the rebellious teenage Suzanne (Johansson) returns to Hungary, embarking on a personal search for the true meaning of family, freedom and home.


BUDAPEST NOIR in Hungarian and English with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP (BUDAPEST NOIR), 35mm (AN AMERICAN RHAPSODY)
Aero Theatre • Thu, Mar 19, 2020 • 7:30pm