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

ANIMATED TREASURES: 30 YEARS OF STUDIO GHIBLI
Double Feature!
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 • 7:30pm

Left to fend for themselves after their home is firebombed during the closing days of World War II, teen Seita and his 5-year-old sister Setsuko struggle to survive in Takahata's stark drama GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES. It's paired with the first feature film collaboration between Hayao Miyazaki and his son Gorō, the 1963-set FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, about a pair of high school kids working to save a dilapidated clubhouse from demolition.


HERE’S LOOKING AT INGRID BERGMAN: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Double Feature! Carl Reiner In Person! Book Signing!
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 • 7:30pm

One of our favorite guests, the legendary Carl Reiner stops by for a signing of his latest book What I Forgot to Remember and Q&A following his 1982 film noir spoof DEAD MEN DON'T WEAR PLAID, which uses some creative editing to insert classic film stars such as Ingrid Bergman into the story alongside star Steve Martin. Alfred Hitchcock’s superb espionage thriller NOTORIOUS (which Bergman's scenes are borrowed from) also screens!


50th Anniversary! Family Matinee!
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 • 3:00pm

Catch this 50th anniversary, family matinee screening of the classic movie musical and enter our contest to win tickets to see a live production of The Sound of Music at the Ahmanson Theatre!


HERE’S LOOKING AT INGRID BERGMAN: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Double Feature!
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 • 7:30pm

Just three years after the launch of her international film career, Ingrid Bergman achieved movie immortality as Ilsa Lund, Humphrey Bogart’s long-lost love in CASABLANCA. See it on a double bill with George Cukor's suspense thriller GASLIGHT, for which Bergman earned her first of three Oscars as a Victorian housewife pushed toward madness.


Director Thom Andersen In Person!
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 • 7:30pm

Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times called it “The best documentary ever made about Los Angeles.” Director Thom Andersen joins us in person for a screening of this sardonic video essay, unraveling the tangled relationship between the movies and our metropolis. Both Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips, revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels.


HERE’S LOOKING AT INGRID BERGMAN: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Double Feature!
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 • 7:30pm

Ingrid Bergman's affair with director Roberto Rossellini sparked a scandal, derailing her Hollywood career for several years, but also resulted in some noteworthy film collaborations. 1954's JOURNEY TO ITALY, made after the couple married, is a remarkably perceptive marital drama set in Naples. It's paired with 1950's STROMBOLI, in which Rossellini’s neorealist approach provides a fascinating frame to Bergman’s strong central performance as a Lithuanian war refugee who marries an Italian fisherman.