Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Nov 17, 2019
7:30pm

LAURA DERN: A LIFE ON SCREEN
Double Feature! Director Martha Coolidge In Person!
RAMBLING ROSE / SMOOTH TALK
Discussion following RAMBLING ROSE with director Martha Coolidge.
35 mm!

RAMBLING ROSE
1991, Rialto Pictures, 112 min, USA, Dir: Martha Coolidge

Martha Coolidge’s compassionate Depression-era drama, adapted by Calder Willingham from his 1972 novel, stars Laura Dern in the title role as a young woman fleeing a disreputable past. She winds up at the doorstep of the Hillyers (Robert Duvall and Diane Ladd), who agree to take her in – but Rose’s flirtatious presence ultimately proves unsettling. Anchored by four outstanding performances (including Lukas Haas as smitten Buddy Hillyer), the film brought Oscar nominations to both Ladd and Dern, the first time a real-life mother and daughter had been so honored.


35 mm!

SMOOTH TALK
1985, Janus Films, 92 min, UK/USA, Dir: Joyce Chopra

Fifteen-year-old Connie (Laura Dern) spends the summer before her sophomore year fixating on getting male attention. While her mother, Katherine (Mary Kay Place), nags her about painting the house and favors her older sister, Connie spends her days going to the mall with her friends. One day, while the rest of her family is having a barbeque, Connie is confronted at home by a handsome, dangerous stranger (Treat Williams) who has been watching her.


35mm print of SMOOTH TALK courtesy of the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Aero Theatre • Sun, Nov 17, 2019 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Actress Laura Dern In Person!
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Aero Theatre
Actress Laura Dern In Person!
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre