Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Feb 2, 2020

Super Dust Bowl Double Feature!
80th Anniversary!

1940, 20th Century Fox, 129 min, USA, Dir: John Ford

Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) returns from prison to find his family evicted from their dust-blown, Midwestern farm and packing to head for the deceptively golden promise of California prosperity. Director John Ford brings John Steinbeck’s classic novel about Depression-era poverty and the resultant migration and labor unrest to vivid life. With an incredible supporting cast that includes Jane Darwell, John Carradine and Charley Grapewin. Nominated for seven Oscars and winner of two (Ford got Best Director and Best Supporting Actress went to Darwell). "Shows half a nation with the economic rug pulled out from under it. … To those … who had gone hungry or been homeless, it would never become dated. And its sense of injustice, I believe, is still relevant. The banks and land agents of the 1930s have been replaced by financial pyramids.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

1942, 20th Century Fox, 75 min, USA, Dir: William A. Wellman

Henry Fonda delivers one of his best (and his personal favorite) performances in this thrilling and thought-provoking Western. When a local rancher of a small Nevada town is found murdered and robbed of his cattle, the townspeople rally up a posse on a quest for justice. Two drifters, Gil (Fonda) and Art (Harry Morgan), find themselves caught up in the angry mob, and when the majority decides to lynch the suspects without a trial, it’s up to them to intervene. Costarring Mary Beth Hughes, with Anthony Quinn, William Eythe and Jane Darwell.

Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sun, Feb 2, 2020 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jan 24, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Jan 25, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jan 26, 2020 - 5:00pm
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Fri, Jan 31, 2020 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Feb 1, 2020 - 7:30pm
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