Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, May 16, 2012
7:30pm

GRIT AND WHIMSY III: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA
Screening & Reception!
THE INVADER
Co-presented by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Flanders Image and Wallonie Bruxelles Images, and with the support of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America).

After the film, join us for a Belgian beer reception in the lobby! During the reception, Crispy Truck will also be selling sweet and savory Liege waffles with traditional toppings such as Nutella, whipped cream, strawberries and "Speculoos" (a favorite of Belgians made with Biscoff cookies!), and savory toppings such as ham & swiss and bacon, brie and basil, outside the theatre for ticket-holders only.

Belgian beer reception to follow the screening.
THE INVADER
2011, O'Brother Distribution, 94 min, Belgium, Dir: Nicolas Provost

Amadou (Issaka Sawadogo), a swaggering bull of a man, makes his way from an unspecified African country to work illegally in Europe. He finds a tough construction job in Brussels…Amadou is a man on the make, both financial and sexually, so it isn’t long before he’s engaged in a steamy affair with Agnès (Stefania Rocca), a sophisticated, white European woman. When this liaison turns sour, Amadou’s fortunes quickly deteriorate. A chap who has previously been a potentially model EU citizen - hard-working, caring, conscientious, intelligent, resourceful - spirals into bloodshed and murder…Slickly accomplished and anchored by an outstanding central performance by the imposing Sawadogo, this offbeat picture will be a surefire talking point at festivals, especially those also showing Steve McQueen’s SHAME, with which it happens to share certain key thematic and visual parallels.” - The Hollywood Reporter. In French with English subtitles.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Wed, May 16, 2012 • 7:30pm

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With Belgian Beer Reception and Waffles from Crispy Truck!
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With Belgian Beer Reception and Waffles from Crispy Truck!
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