Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Jul 5, 2018
7:30pm

NOSTALGIA AMERICANA
Double Feature!
THE NATURAL / STAND BY ME
THE NATURAL
1984, Sony Repertory, 134 min, USA, Dir: Barry Levinson

Based on the 1952 novel by Bernard Malamud. Barry Levinson (RAIN MAN, BUGSY) directs Robert Redford as Roy Hobbs, an over-the-hill rookie who appears out of nowhere to lead a losing 1930s baseball team, the New York Knights, to the top. A tragic turn had destroyed Hobbs' early playing career, and now he is going to live what should have been. The all-star cast features Glenn Close (nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award), Kim Basinger, Robert Duvall and Barbara Hershey. The great music score, one of the most recognized in film history, is by Randy Newman. Life often imitates art, as the Oscar-nominated score is now recognized as the soundtrack behind the legendary Kirk Gibson home run for the L.A. Dodgers in the 1988 World Series. Redford’s bat, "Wonderboy," rivals CITIZEN KANE’s sleigh, "Rosebud," as one of Hollywood’s best-known props. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Caleb Deschanel.


STAND BY ME
1986, Sony Repertory, 89 min, Dir: Rob Reiner

One of the most classic and quotable coming-of-age films ever made, Rob Reiner's adaptation of Stephen King's "The Body" is at once hilarious and heartbreaking, and a spot-on time capsule of small-town America in the 1950s. Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell star as friends on the precipice of junior high school, enjoying a summer of small-fry hijinks. When they go looking for the body of a boy presumed dead from a train accident, they must come to terms with the difficult changes the future holds.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, Jul 5, 2018 • 7:30pm

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