Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Jan 15, 2013
7:30pm
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Double Feature! Lloyd Bridges Centennial!
HIGH NOON / AIRPLANE!

American actor Lloyd Bridges (January 15, 1913 – March 10, 1998) is tributed on the day of his centennial with a double feature of his films.

HIGH NOON
1952, Paramount, 85 min, USA, Dir: Fred Zinnemann

No movie hero ever walked taller than Gary Cooper in HIGH NOON. As Marshal Will Kane, he’s ready to turn in his badge and settle down with his new wife (Grace Kelly) until he learns a criminal is arriving on the noon train bent on revenge. When the locals turn a deaf ear to Kane’s pleas for help (even deputy Lloyd Bridges refuses), the lawman must face a gang of killers alone. This iconic Western, named by the AFI as one of the 100 greatest films of all time, won four Oscars, including a Best Actor award for Cooper and Best Song for “Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin’.” With Katy Jurado. Favorite film of former president Bill Clinton, who screened it a record 17 times at the White House.


AIRPLANE!
1980, Paramount, 88 min, Dir: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

After an airplane’s crew becomes ill in flight, the survival of everyone on board depends on former Navy pilot Ted Stryker (Robert Hays). Will he be able to safely land the plane? The quintessential movie spoof that spawned an entire genre of parody films, the original still holds up as one of the brightest comedic gems of the 1980s.


Screening formats: DCP (HIGH NOON) and 35mm (AIRPLANE!)
Aero Theatre • Tue, Jan 15, 2013 • 7:30pm
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