Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, Oct 8, 2012
7:30pm

HALLOWEEN AT THE CINEMATHEQUE 2012
Val Lewton & Jacques Tourneur Double Feature! Special Senior Discount!
CAT PEOPLE / I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE

Special Senior Ticket Price: $5! Regular ticket prices apply for General, Student, and Member admission.

CAT PEOPLE
1942, Warner Bros., 73 min, USA, Dir: Jacques Tourneur

Serbian immigrant Irena (Simone Simon) can’t bring herself to bed new husband Oliver (Kent Smith) for fear she will transform into a cat, as her homeland’s fables warn. When hubby sends her to a psychiatrist, Irena’s problems only worsen, until her demons come clawing and growling to the surface. Jacques Tourneur’s darkly stylish, genuinely frightening horror-noir is laced with subversive sexual undertones, and was the high point of his estimable collaborations with producer Val Lewton at RKO.


I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE
1943, Warner Bros., 69 min, USA, Dir: Jacques Tourneur

Canadian nurse Betsy (Frances Dee) travels to the Caribbean’s Dutch-colonized Saint Sebastian Island to care for the comatose wife of sugar baron Paul Holland (Tom Conway). But Betsy’s exotic new surroundings begin to have a seductive stranglehold on her - and not just because she’s falling in love with her employer - and the young woman is increasingly drawn into the island’s native voodoo cult. Another top-rate collaboration from Jacques Tourneur and Val Lewton, this atmospheric classic weaves the stark horrors of imperialism and slavery into a taut, terrifying masterpiece.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Mon, Oct 8, 2012 • 7:30pm

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