Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Wed, Dec 19, 2012
7:30pm
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GRIT AND WHIMSY III: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA
Screening & Belgian Beer Reception!
Belgian Shorts Program
Presented by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Flanders Image and Wallonie Bruxelles Images, and with the support of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America).

'Tis the season for giving! A Toys for Tots drop-off bin will be in the Aero lobby from Dec. 15-23 to collect your donation of a new, unwrapped toy to brighten the season of a youngster who might not have anything else waiting under the tree.

"Death of a Shadow" (2012, 20 min. Dir. Tom Van Avermaet). Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. In French and Dutch with English subtitles.

"Skunk" (2012, 18 min. Dir. Raf Roosens, Jan Roosens). Olli is a lonely skunk searching for friends to invite to his 16th birthday party. In Dutch with English subtitles.

"Oh Willy..." (2012, 17 min. Dir. Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef). Fifty-something Willy returns to the naturist community where he spent his youth to visit his dying mother. But he soon finds the motherly protection of a gentle beast in his wilderness surroundings.

"Na Wewe" (2010, 19 min. Dir. Ivan Goldschmidt). This short film relates a sadly common episode in the Hutu-Tutsi fratricidal conflict in Burundi, Central Africa: the attack by rebels on a minivan carrying ordinary citizens. In French with English subtitles.

Tom Van Avermaet (director of "Death of a Shadow") and 2 crew members of "Skunk" will appear in person.

Belgian beer reception to follow.
Aero Theatre • Wed, Dec 19, 2012 • 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

With Belgian Beer Reception and Waffles from Crispy Truck!
Wed, Apr 18, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Screening & Reception!
Wed, May 16, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
With Belgian Beer Reception and Waffles from Crispy Truck!
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Screening & Reception!
Wed, Jul 18, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
With Belgian Beer Reception and Waffles from Crispy Truck!
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Screening & Reception!
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Screening & Reception!
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Belgium’s Official Oscar Entry + Reception! Director Joachim Lafosse In Person!
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre