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

In Person Guests!
Thu, Apr 4, 2019 • 7:30pm

Verna Bloom Tribute! In comedy favorite NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE, John Belushi leads the misfits of Delta House when their college dean enlists a rival fraternity of bluebloods to help get the Delta boys off-campus for good. Discussion following with director John Landis, actress Martha Smith, Sean Daniel and Jay Cocks.


BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Double Feature!
Fri, Apr 5, 2019 • 7:30pm

Mike Leigh Double Feature! In NAKED, David Thewlis delivers a bravura performance as a nicotine-addled, paranoid tramp who wanders the streets of Manchester and London. MEANTIME is an unrelenting, often blisteringly funny look at life on the dole in Thatcher’s England.


BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Double Feature!
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 • 7:30pm

Mike Leigh Double Feature! In SECRETS & LIES, black middle-class Londoner Marianne Jean-Baptiste is shocked to discover that her birth mother is white working-class Brenda Blethyn. In VERA DRAKE, Imelda Staunton plays a compassionate housecleaner who performs abortions for young women in secret.


BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Double Feature!
Sun, Apr 7, 2019 • 7:30pm

Mike Leigh Double Feature! LIFE IS SWEET follows a working-class family through a series of hilarious misfortunes when patriarch Jim Broadbent purchases a run-down fast-food van. HIGH HOPES centers on a socialist couple and their extended family as they cope with class conflicts.


Luke Perry Tribute!
Thu, Apr 11, 2019 • 7:30pm

Luke Perry Tribute! In BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, spoiled L.A. teen Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson) is skeptical when an older man (Donald Sutherland) tells her that she’s destined to kill the undead – until a vampire leader (Rutger Hauer) crosses her path.


SALT, SWEAT AND SUNSHINE: THE CINEMA OF CLAIRE DENIS
Double Feature! Director Claire Denis In Person!
Fri, Apr 12, 2019 • 7:30pm

Claire Denis Double Feature! The director’s remarkable debut CHOCOLAT presents a rich tapestry of memories as a French woman recounts her youth growing up on a colonial outpost. WHITE MATERIAL is examination of race relations in a colonial environment set against the backdrop of an unspecified civil war. Program begins with a discussion with director Claire Denis.