Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
7:30pm

AUDACIOUS DEBUTS
Double Feature!
CITIZEN KANE / HARD EIGHT
CITIZEN KANE
1941, Warner Bros., 119 min, USA, Dir: Orson Welles

Orson Welles was only 25 when he directed this masterpiece, and it remains one of the most phenomenal motion pictures ever made. Welles also stars as Charles Foster Kane, a ruthless man who built a newspaper publishing empire and a character supposedly modeled after the real-life William Randolph Hearst. Trailblazing in so many respects, from Gregg Toland’s complex camera and lighting to Bernard Herrmann’s score to one of the finest ensemble casts (including Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane and Agnes Moorehead) ever assembled. With an Academy Award-winning script by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz.


35 mm!

HARD EIGHT
1996, Paramount, 102 min, USA, Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson

Seasoned professional gambler Sydney (Philip Baker Hall) takes on a young homeless man (John C. Reilly) as his protégé after learning of his struggles to raise money for his mother’s burial. Enveloped by the pulpy world of Reno casinos, both men soon become involved in murder, prostitution and kidnapping - vices that are all the more ominous once it becomes clear Sydney is hiding a devastating secret. Paul Thomas Anderson’s thrilling debut feature contains wonderful supporting performances by Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson and offers a fresh, original study of themes that later occur throughout the director’s body of work.


Screening formats: DCP (CITIZEN KANE), 35mm (HARD EIGHT)
Aero Theatre • Sat, Jul 14, 2018 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Thu, Jul 12, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jul 13, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jul 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Directors & Star In Person!
Fri, Aug 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
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George Segal In Person!
Sun, Aug 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Aug 17, 2018 - 7:30pm
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