Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Feb 6, 2016
7:30pm

A TRIBUTE TO THE OSCARS
Double Feature! Tribute to Performer Oscar Levant!
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS / THE BAND WAGON
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
1951, Warner Brothers, 115 min, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Director Vincente Minnelli’s most popular musical and 1951’s Oscar Best Picture winner features irrepressible Gene Kelly as a struggling-to-make-it painter in Paris, caught between the romantic aspirations of a wealthy patron (Nina Foch) and his true love, the young Leslie Caron. Kelly sings, dances and cracks wise with his smart-aleck buddy, pianist Oscar Levant, while trying to choose his fate. Also received Academy Awards for Screenplay, Score, Cinematography and Art Direction.


THE BAND WAGON
1953, Warner Bros., 112 min, USA, Dir: Vincente Minnelli

Brilliant backstage musical from the pen of Comden and Green (including songs "That’s Entertainment" and "Dancing in the Dark"), starring Fred Astaire as a washed-up dancer who joins forces with megolomaniac producer Jack Buchanan (a true delight) and gal-pal Nanette Fabray. Arguably the most modern and inventive of the great MGM musicals - climaxing in the mind-blowing "Girl Chase" ballet with Astaire and vamp Cyd Charisse!


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Feb 6, 2016 • 7:30pm

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Tribute to Screenwriter Oscar Brodney!
Thu, Feb 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Tribute to Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein!
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Tribute to Wizard Oscar Z.P.I.N.H.E.A. Diggs!
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 - 3:00pm
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Tribute to Writer Oscar Wilde!
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Tribute to Oskar Matzerath! Director's Cut!
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Tribute to Oscar Jaffe and Oscar Madison!
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
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