Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 19, 2016

Actor David Sakurai In Person!

Presented by the American Cinematheque and the consulates of EU members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain.

Sponsored by Bank of the West.

Additional support from Otto Nemenz International Inc.

Join us in the lobby beginning at 6:00 PM for a closing-night reception. Program begins with:

Los Angeles Premiere! “Peacock” (2015, Czech Republic, 27 min. Dir. Ondřej Hudeček) A twisted gay romance set in 19th-century Bohemia tells the true story of the birth of one of the nation's most influential writers. With this instant classic, Hudeček earned a Short Film Special Jury Prize for Direction at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In Czech with English subtitles.

Followed by:

Actor David Sakurai (LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY) will appear for a discussion following the feature.
2015, 98 min, Hungary, Dir: Károly Ujj Mészáros

This Hungarian hit offers a distinctive blend of black comedy and fairy tale. While working as a caregiver, Liza (Mónika Balsai) becomes obsessed with Japanese romance novels and begins looking for love in earnest after her patient dies. A ghostly pop singer serves as a companion in Liza’s daydreams, but her more earthly potential love interests all seem to have fatal accidents – could it be that Liza is a fox-fairy from Japanese mythology? With awards from several festivals worldwide for its fantastic premise and bold cinematography, this quirky, humorous film should not be missed. “An impressive, special effects-laden genre mashup.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter. In Hungarian and Japanese with English subtitles.

Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, May 19, 2016 • 7:30pm

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Sun, May 15, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Director Aldona Watts In Person!
Mon, May 16, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Tue, May 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
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