Aero Theatre
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Events at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2018
In Person Guests!
Mon, May 7, 2018 • 7:30pm

Two Los Angeles Premieres! In Croatia's QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE, a 24-year-old woman experiences newfound freedom after she becomes the sole breadwinner for her poverty-stricken family. Plus the Bulgarian short “Audition.” Discussion following the short with “Audition” producer Petro Dushkov and actress Maria Bobeva.


STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2018
Tue, May 8, 2018 • 7:30pm

Two Los Angeles Premieres! Poland's BREAKING THE LIMITS tells the true story of Jerzy Gorski, a former junkie turned athletic champion. Program includes the short “Sur Le Fil” from Luxembourg.


THE SEEKERS: PAUL SCHRADER, ETHAN HAWKE AND FIRST REFORMED
Double Feature! Director Paul Schrader In Person!
Wed, May 9, 2018 • 7:30pm

Paul Schrader Double Feature! In AFFLICTION, troubled New Hampshire sheriff Nick Nolte battles personal demons as he investigates a local shooting. In LIGHT SLEEPER, Willem Dafoe is an alienated drug courier in night-time Manhattan faced with intimations of his own mortality. Discussion before the first film with director Paul Schrader.


THE SEEKERS: PAUL SCHRADER, ETHAN HAWKE AND FIRST REFORMED
Ethan Hawke & Paul Schrader In Person!
Thu, May 10, 2018 • 7:30pm

Member Screening! Writer-director Paul Schrader’s gripping thriller about a crisis of faith stars Ethan Hawke as a former military chaplain wracked by grief over the death of his son. Amanda Seyfried costars as a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion. Discussion following with director Paul Schrader and actor Ethan Hawke.


Triple Feature!
Fri, May 11, 2018 • 7:30pm

We check into the Bates Motel with a horror triple feature of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic shocker and its two theatrical sequels, all starring Anthony Perkins as lethal mama’s boy Norman Bates.


In Person Guests!
Sat, May 12, 2018 • 7:00pm

Free Event! Co-presented by SMC’s Public Policy Institute, this screening of Oscar-winning documentary short “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405” is followed by a discussion with producer-director Frank Stiefel and documentary subject Mindy Alper about innovative approaches to mental health issues.