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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Sep 20, 2014

Double Feature! Carl Reiner In Person!
Introduction by Carl Reiner, who will sign his new book I Just Remembered in the lobby at 6:30 PM.
1969, Sony Repertory, 94 min, USA, Dir: Carl Reiner

Dick Van Dyke plays an aging silent film clown who has seen better days but whose ego prohibits him from accepting the truth about his life and career. An impeccable fidelity to the art of silent movies (seen in films-within-the-film), combined with a rich, dark performance by Van Dyke, make this one of Reiner's most affecting and original efforts. With Mickey Rooney.

1967, Sony Repertory, 112 min, USA, Dir: Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner's first feature is an astonishingly assured debut, with a visual polish (thanks largely to veteran cinematographer Joseph Biroc) and a deep sense of personal expression (it was based on Reiner's autobiographical novel of the same name). Reni Santoni plays a young Jewish man who dreams of becoming a comedian during the Depression. Needless to say, his parents think that working in the family drugstore is a safer bet. Even in this early film, Reiner shows his skill at casting secondary roles, with a supporting cast that includes Shelley Winters, Elaine May, Jose Ferrer, Jack Gilford, Janet Margolin and Michael J. Pollard.

Screening format: 35mm | Please note that the order of the double feature has been switched and THE COMIC will screen first.
Aero Theatre • Sat, Sep 20, 2014 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Sat, Sep 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Actor Gary Riley In Person!
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 - 7:30pm
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