We’re thrilled to announce a complete re-design of the American Cinematheque website. See The New Site Now >
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

The Who Double Feature!

Read more about the Summer of Love on our blog here.

Introduction by Who-ologist Jeff Stein (director of THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT) and music historian and Townshend pal Martin Lewis.
35 mm!

1979, Westchester Films, 115 min, UK, Dir: Franc Roddam

Inspired by The Who’s landmark concept album and featuring some of composer Pete Townsend’s most ambitious music, director Franc Roddam’s QUADROPHENIA is set against the backdrop of early 1960s England, where scooter-driving Mods and leather-clad Rockers clash for control of the beaches and juke joints. Phil Daniels stars as the rude boy struggling against Britain’s ultra-rigid class and education system, with support from Mark Wingett and Sting (in his acting debut).

1975, Sony Repertory, 111 min, UK, Dir: Ken Russell

Having already brought an outlandish, hellzapoppin’ quality to such films as THE DEVILS, director Ken Russell was the perfect choice to helm The Who’s landmark rock opera TOMMY, transforming it into a stream-of-consciousness catalog of wild performances from Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Tina Turner, Elton John, Keith Moon, Jack Nicholson and others.

Screening format: 35mm (QUADROPHENIA), DCP (TOMMY)
Aero Theatre • Sat, Jun 24, 2017 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre