With our 10-year anniversary at the Aero coinciding with the theater’s 75th, we’ll be celebrating with special programs all year long. We kick off the commemoration of our 75/10 on January 30 & 31. Friday night will flash back to 1940 with an exciting rare screening. On Saturday night, you can finally get some use out of those stray film factoids rattling around your head in our ultimate movie trivia contest. Both nights serve as fundraisers for the Aero, to ensure it remains a beacon for film fans for many years to come.
At last, Jean-Luc Godard’s highly anticipated Cannes Film Festival Jury prize winner hits the big screen in a rare American Cinematheque theatrical run, exclusive in Los Angeles! Both beautiful and mischievous, this Godard masterpiece is bold in its disregard for the conventions of 3-D filmmaking, challenging the audience to discover hidden layers of imagery, and making this a unique film that can only be savored in a theater.
By the time of his death at age 83, there were few honors that Mike Nichols (November 6, 1931 - November 19, 2014) had yet to earn. One of a tiny handful of people to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award, the director’s keen wit and broad interests in American culture and politics left their marks on every medium. A memorial retrospective includes THE GRADUATE, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, CATCH-22, SILKWOOD, WORKING GIRL, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE and THE FORTUNE.
Discover the best of 2014's foreign-language cinema this week with screenings of the five films nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe at the Aero Theatre. Then meet the filmmakers at a free panel discussion at the Egyptian Theatre!
The nominees are FORCE MAJEURE (Sweden), GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM (Israel), IDA (Poland/Denmark) LEVIATHAN (Russia) and TANGERINES (Estonia).
This year’s holiday series gets a decidedly nontraditional start with Beyond Fest copresenting the notorious Christmas horror films SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and CHRISTMAS EVIL - but there's also plenty of classic fare, including 3 screenings of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE! Cinematheque favorites ELF and a pre-New-Years-Eve screening of THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE are also included.
Comedy fans may know him best for TV appearances as lower-class British housewives, Spanish Inquisitors or naked organists. But Terry Jones’ work behind the camera is just as memorable as his Monty Python characters. He joins us in person for screenings of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE, LIFE OF BRIAN and ERIK THE VIKING.