Max Ophüls mixes romance and world politics in the French-language SARAJEVO (his last film before emigrating to Hollywood), a tale of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand's love for a Czech aristocrat, threatening his life and his country in a chain of events that led to World War. Then, in the swooningly romantic LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, Joan Fontaine carries a life-long torch for a debonair composer.
We continue to count through the Aero Theatre's 75 years on earth with samurai sagas YOJIMBO (1961), from Akira Kurosawa, and HARAKIRI (1962), from Masaki Kobayashi, which helped introduce Japanese films to arthouse audiences in the '60s.
Shirley Temple Double Feature! Family Matinee! Archival Prints!
The Santa Monica History Museum and Theriault's auction house celebrate Shirley Temple this month; enjoy our matinee double feature of CURLY TOP and HEIDI at the Aero in conjunction with the exhibit "Love, Shirley Temple" . Come early for a memorabilia display and a performance from young tap dancers!
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of 3-D motion pictures with this amazing collection of stereoscopic shorts, all digitally remastered from original 35mm elements. Included in the program are eye-popping demonstration films offering a look at pre-WWII America, animation, burlesque and trailers for such cult favorites as IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE and THE MAZE.
Writer-director Arch Oboler, who kicked off the original 3-D movie craze with BWANA DEVIL, devised this “Twilight Zone”-esque sci-fi spine-tingler to showcase “Space-Vision,” which produced a widescreen 3-D image from a single strip of film. Michael Cole and Deborah Walley star as newlyweds whose plane is forced to land near a town whose inhabitants appear to be living on autopilot.