Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
7:30pm

Free Screening! In Person Guests!
SEA OF SHADOWS
Co-presented by National Geographic

This screening is free with RSVP to:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75974643203

Please arrive early; RSVP is not a guarantee of seating. American Cinematheque Members will have priority seating when the doors open one hour prior to showtime. For more information on Membership, email andrew@americancinematheque.com.

Program begins with the short “Lost and Found” (2019, 23 min. Dir. Orlando von Einsiedel). Separating thousands of families from loved ones, a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing and violence perpetrated by the Myanmar military has driven more than 700,000 Rohingya from their homes. This inspiring story of humanity and heroism in the world’s largest refugee camp follows Kamal Hussein, a Rohingya refugee who has dedicated his life to reuniting children with their parents.

Discussion following the feature with director Richard Ladkani and film subject Jack Hutton.
SEA OF SHADOWS
2019, National Geographic, 105 min, Austria, Dir: Richard Ladkani

A looming disaster in one of the most spectacular environments on Earth sparks a rescue mission unlike any other in a riveting new documentary with the intensity of a Hollywood thriller. When Mexican drug cartels and Chinese traffickers join forces to poach the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez, their deadly methods threaten to destroy virtually all marine life in the region, including the most elusive and endangered whale species on Earth, the vaquita porpoise. SEA OF SHADOWS follows a team of dedicated scientists, high-tech conservationists, investigative journalists and courageous undercover agents as well as the Mexican Navy as they put their lives on the line to save the last remaining vaquitas and bring the vicious international crime syndicate to justice. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.


Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Mon, Oct 21, 2019 • 7:30pm