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1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

In Person Guests!

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 - Wed, Aug 26, 2020

Our periodic screening series with Santa Monica-based non-profit Sustainable Works presents new and recent documentaries coupled with panel discussions that promote sustainable behaviors and illuminate environmental issues ranging from sports nutrition (THE GAME CHANGERS) to child labor (THE PRICE OF FREE) and marine pollution (BLUE).

Director John Sayles In Person!

Fri, Feb 14, 2020 - Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Within the pantheon of American independent filmmaking, there exists nothing more singular than the cinematic diversity, texture and brilliance of John Sayles. Co-presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, our weekend salute includes early films penned for Roger Corman's company (PIRANHA), acclaimed crime films (LONE STAR) and a new restoration of historical drama MATEWAN - with the director in person each night.

Thu, Feb 6, 2020 - Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Can a film show the horrors of war without glorifying the spectacle? Our antiwar series includes such satirical favorites as M*A*S*H and KING OF HEARTS, humanist portrait of conflict including GRAND ILLUSION and Japanese epic THE HUMAN CONDITION and a new 4K restoration of apocalyptic Soviet drama COME AND SEE.

Tue, Feb 4, 2020 - Tue, Feb 25, 2020

We celebrate Black History Month throughout February with matinee screenings at the Aero and evening shows at the Egyptian, including such acclaimed dramas as TO SLEEP WITH ANGER and DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, one-of-a-kind docu-fiction SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM and such comedic favorites as CAR WASH.

Thu, Jan 23, 2020 - Sun, Feb 2, 2020

Years before Ford raced Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, the movies’ pace-setting Ford - John Ford, that is - directed a plethora of classic films. Our 2-weekend series pairs classics like THE SEARCHERS, MY DARLING CLEMENTINE and THE GRAPES OF WRATH with companion films by both contemporaries and successors including Frank Capra, Sergio Leone and Steven Spielberg.

Sat, Jan 18, 2020 - Sun, Jan 19, 2020

Since his 1995 debut, Noah Baumbach has balanced hope and dysfunction in films buoyed by a deadpan wit and relish for human folly. Join us for a weekend tribute to the director including such early triumphs as THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, collaborations with actress Greta Gerwig (FRANCES HA) and his latest work, MARRIAGE STORY.