Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 - Sun, Dec 10, 2017
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Winter Wilderland

“Somebody asked me once, ‘Is it necessary or advantageous for a director to know how to write?’ I said, ‘Not necessarily, but it helps if he knows how to read.’” - Billy Wilder.

Sometimes it seems like Hollywood was invented for Billy Wilder to roast over an open fire. Such films as SUNSET BOULEVARD and THE APARTMENT are equal parts venom and poetry, nihilism and bruised romanticism. Born in 1906 in what is now Poland, Wilder grew up among gamblers, hustlers and world wars – “I learned many things about human nature, none of them favorable,” he said of his childhood. Arriving in Hollywood in 1933 (where he roomed with fellow émigré Peter Lorre), Wilder began banging out scripts for fast, furious comic gems including NINOTCHKA and BALL OF FIRE with Charles Brackett before turning to directing in the early 1940s. From noir-stained masterpieces such as DOUBLE INDEMNITY and THE LOST WEEKEND through a string of great farces and romantic comedies – SOME LIKE IT HOT and THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH among them – filmmaker Wilder had a spectacular career unlike any of his peers.

Join us for a Billy Wilder retrospective weekend, which also includes a screening of ONE, TWO, THREE.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger.

Aero TheatreThu, Dec 7, 2017 - Sun, Dec 10, 2017
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Dec 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Dec 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Dec 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Dec 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
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