Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Nov 15, 2011
7:30pm

CINEMA ITALIAN STYLE 2011
Double Feature! Los Angles Premieres!
WE HAVE A POPE / THE SALT OF LIFE
Co-presented with Cinecittà Luce. Supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture-Film Department, with the generous contribution of Alitalia, Baci Perugina, Bulgari, Dolce&Gabbana, and the participation of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America) in collaboration with the Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Cultural Institute

Attend tonight's screening and you could win a trip for 2 to Rome!

WE HAVE A POPE
HABEMUS PAPAM
2011, IFC Films, 102 min, Italy, Dir: Nanni Moretti

Luis Bunuel favorite Michel Piccoli stars "with consummate brilliance" (Variety) as Cardinal Melville, who fears being elected as the new pope after appointment by his co-cardinals in the Sistine Chapel (perfectly reproduced at Cinecitta). With filmmaker Nanni Moretti (THE SON'S ROOM, IL CAIMANO) in a hilarious turn as the shrink summoned to get to the bottom of Melville's mental stability and papal potential. Official selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In Italian with English subtitles.


3-Strip Technicolor!

THE SALT OF LIFE
GIANNI E LE DONNE
2011, Zeitgeist, 90 min, Italy, Dir: Gianni Di Gregorio

Filmmaker Gianni Di Gregorio's follow-up to his sleeper hit MID-AUGUST LUNCH centers on Gianni (played by Di Gregorio), an aging retiree who spends his time either being treated as an errand-boy by his wife and elderly mother or bemoaning his waning attractiveness to the opposite sex. When Gianni's friend Alfredo (Alfonso Santagata) comes up with a philandering scheme for them to both find younger girlfriends, Gianni is reminded of the thrills of meeting beautiful women - and of the nagging suspicion that such trysts may be paper-thin, plaintive daydreams. "[An] intimate comedy that blows fresh air around a topic long made banal by less sincere helmers… There's a wistfulness here, a gentle self-mockery that realizes that dreams can be delightful but will remain only a fantasy. " -Variety. In Italian with English subtitles.


Aero Theatre • Tue, Nov 15, 2011 • 7:30pm

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Opening Night! Italy’s Official Oscar Submission!
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 - 7:00pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Los Angeles Premiere!
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 - 5:00pm
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Actress Barbora Bobulova In Person!
Sat, Nov 12, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Composer Carlo Siliotto & Actor Haaz Sleiman In Person!
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 - 4:00pm
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Actress Francesca Inaudi In Person!
Sun, Nov 13, 2011 - 7:30pm
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Actress Lidia Vitale In Person!
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 - 7:30pm
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