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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Fri, Apr 27, 2012 - Sat, Apr 28, 2012

Working together on films including LE JOUR SE LÈVE, GATES OF THE NIGHT and the immortal CHILDREN OF PARADISE, surrealist poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert and director Marcel Carné spearheaded a new movement in poetic realism with their fatalistic, Paris-set movies that combine urban grit with deeply romantic tragedy and melodrama.


Fri, Apr 13, 2012 - Sun, Apr 15, 2012

Deeply rooted in the country's national literature, Croatian films reflect Central European attitudes about artistic expression. This year’s New Croatian Cinema series lineup includes Croatian box-office hit and family adventure KOKO AND THE GHOSTS, directed by Daniel Kusan; Rajko Grlic’s farcical romantic comedy romp JUST BETWEEN US; Nevio Marasovic’s debut feature about the world’s last reality show, THE SHOW MUST GO ON; Branko Ivanda’s LEA AND DARIJA, a moving drama about a friendship between teenage ballerinas on the eve of World War II; and Vinko Bresan’s kinky black comedy WILL NOT STOP THERE.


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 - Wed, May 30, 2012

From his tentative initial forays like THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK to his smash successes like M*A*S*H and NASHVILLE, to his critically acclaimed, cult sleepers like MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, THE LONG GOODBYE, 3 WOMEN, and COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, to his later, much-lauded THE PLAYER, SHORT CUTS and the award-winning GOSFORD PARK, Robert Altman has had an incredibly diverse career. After repeated viewings of his films, seemingly diverse and unrelated movies become oddly connected, with similar thematic threads running through them as well as a common ground where the performers are the centerpiece. Simultaneously allowed wide latitude to do their thing but ultimately focusing on the goal maestro Altman has set for them, the actors achieve a kind of nirvana of simulated reality and improvised truth.


Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - Wed, Feb 20, 2013

Catch up with the best of Recent Belgian Cinema plucked off the festival circuit!


Malcolm McDowell In Person!

Fri, Mar 16, 2012 - Sun, Mar 18, 2012

Actor Malcolm McDowell’s working-class roots anticipated his brilliant film debut in IF... and his subsequent portrayal of charming sociopath Alex in A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. This startling, explosive talent was unwilling to ever accept the status quo. His track record, ranging from films like O LUCKY MAN! and TIME AFTER TIME to later acclaimed movies such as ASSASSIN OF THE TSAR and the stylish GANGSTER NO. 1, are evidence of a fiery, youthful brilliance undiminished by time. Join us for an in-person tribute to the actor on the occasion of his receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!


Wed, Mar 14, 2012 - Wed, Mar 28, 2012

At the Aero, join us for some of the best black-and-white films by master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock: THE LADY VANISHES, FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (a not-to-be-missed rare screening!) and STRANGERS ON A TRAIN.