Aero Theatre
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Fri, Jul 18, 2014 - Wed, Jul 30, 2014

No cinematographer made better use of dark sets, twilight exteriors and underexposed film than Gordon Willis, ASC, who is honored with a series of films including KLUTE, THE GODFATHER, BROADWAY DANNY ROSE, MANHATTAN, and more.

Sat, Jul 12, 2014 - Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Join us for a retrospective of the work of French-born filmmaker Michel Gondry, including ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY, and culminating in an advance screening for Members of his latest film MOOD INDIGO on Bastille Day.

Fri, Jun 27, 2014 - Sun, Jun 29, 2014

Few directors are as deserving of rediscovery as Jacques Demy (1931-1990). A contemporary of Godard, Truffaut and Chabrol, Demy eschewed politics and activism for sheer cinematic style. THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT and THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG are gorgeously designed musicals in the best Hollywood tradition. Yet Demy's reputation as a mere purveyor of escapism is undeserved; underneath his candy-colored surfaces lies one of the most authentic visions of post-WWII Paris ever committed to celluloid. Series also includes LOLA, BAY OF ANGELS and DONKEY SKIN.

Fri, Jun 20, 2014 - Sun, Jun 22, 2014

In honor of writer Anthony Breznican's twisted new novel Brutal Youth, we present some coming-of-age films that don’t shy away from the sinister side of growing up. The series includes Peter Jackson's HEAVENLY CREATURES, Rob Reiner's STAND BY ME, Jason Reitman's YOUNG ADULT, plus BRICK, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER and THE CHOCOLATE WAR.

Thu, Jun 12, 2014 - Thu, Jul 10, 2014

To mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth, we bring to our theaters another outstanding selection of Shakespearean cinema, including filmed theatre performances of THE TEMPEST and HENRY IV, PART I and screen adaptations of RICHARD II and Franco Zeffirelli’s ROMEO AND JULIET.

Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - Sun, Jun 8, 2014

When Expressionism was all the rage in German cinema, its stark geometry and dark psychology course through Fritz Lang's early films METROPOLIS and M. Arriving in Hollywood in 1934, the director specialized in crime dramas, and such films as SCARLET STREET and THE BIG HEAT underline the debt that film noir owes to Expressionism. Join us for a tribute to Fritz Lang that also includes THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE, HANGMEN ALSO DIE! and CLASH BY NIGHT.