Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jun 23, 2011

Double Feature!

Centennial tribute to composer Bernard Herrmann (1911 - 1975) begins tonight with screenings of two of his brilliantly-scored films! On June 16 and June 17, the album "Bernard Herrmann Film Scores: From Citizen Kane to Taxi Driver" can be streamed at and a track can be downloaded for free. Milan Records will also be giving away a copy of the CD at each screening in this series!

Introduction by Bernard Herrmann biographer Steven C. Smith. Four-time Emmy nominee Steven Smith has produced and written over 200 television shows and documentaries. His credits include A&E's Biography series; the History Channel special "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed" and the Warner Bros. documentary LOOK UP IN THE SKY: THE AMAZING STORY OF SUPERMAN. He has been interviewed in documentaries and programs for 20th Century Fox, The Criterion Collection, NPR and the BBC. He is the author of the biography 'A Heart at Fire's Center: The Life and Music of Bernard Herrmann,' which in 1992 received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for writing.
1962, Universal, 106 min, USA, Dir: J. Lee Thompson

Gregory Peck is an ordinary family man terrorized by psychotic ex-con Robert Mitchum in this adaptation of John D. MacDonald’s THE EXECUTIONERS. A classic Bernard Herrmann score drives this relentless thriller, a finely tuned suspense piece that was remade by Martin Scorsese in 1991.

1951, Warner Bros., 82 min, USA, Dir: Nicholas Ray

Violent, embittered metro cop Jim Wilson (Robert Ryan) gets sent upstate to cool off and investigate a small-town murder probe. The search leads him to a fateful confrontation with local blind woman Mary (Ida Lupino, magnificent) and his own black heart. Sterling contributions all around: writer A.I. Bezzerides’ savvy script, Ray’s vigorous direction and location shooting, Bernard Herrmann’s alternately brassy and soft score and Ryan’s ferocious performance make this one of the genre’s most affecting statements about anger and alienation in the big city.

Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jun 23, 2011 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Jun 24, 2011 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
70mm Print!
Sun, Jun 26, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Wed, Jun 29, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jun 30, 2011 - 7:30pm
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