Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Jun 18, 2011
7:30pm

50th Anniversaries! Disney Live-Action Double Feature!
THE ABSENTMINDED PROFESSOR / THE PARENT TRAP

All ticketholders to the films receive 10% off all Disney art (originals and print) during the exhibit "The Art of Disney" June 18 - July 21 at Every Picture Tells A Story across the street.

Introduction by Fred MacMurray’s daughter, Laurie MacMurray.
50th Anniversary!

THE ABSENTMINDED PROFESSOR
1961, Walt Disney Co., 97 min, USA, Dir: Robert Stevenson

Nominated for three Oscars, this classic spawned a sequel, has been remade twice, re-released to theaters in three different decades, colorized, copied and imitated but never replicated. A true original, shown here in its glorious Oscar-nominated lush black-and-white photography. Fred MacMurray stars as the absent minded professor, a loveable small time chemistry teacher who stumbles on a bouncing substance that defies gravity. Madcap hijinks ensue, climaxing with the greatest basketball game of all time. Smart, charming and hysterical, the film still delights youngsters of all ages. Great supporting work by an uproarious Keenan Wynn (look for his dad Ed Wynn as the Fireman), the beautiful Nancy Olson and Disney mainstay, Tommy Kirk.


50th Anniversary!

THE PARENT TRAP
1961, Walt Disney Co., 129 min, USA, Dir: David Swift

Disney's desire to capitalize on their new hit "It Girl" from POLLYANNA, Hayley Mills, led them to cast her twice in one film the next year, resulting in the granddaddy of all split-screen double movies. Susan meets Sharon at summer camp (Mills in dual roles), and they discover they were twin sisters separated at birth by divorce. The sisters switch places for the summer, then scheme and plan a reunion of their parents, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith. Mills worked tirelessly to perfect her American accent for the part of Sharon, and her performance is a prime example of child acting at its most versatile. Great supporting work from under-appreciated ’30's and ’40's veteran Una Merkel and Charles Ruggles. POLLYANNA director David Swift once again scores a huge hit writing and directing this timeless classic that has spawned and inspired three sequels, three remakes, PULP FICTION, a "Simpsons" episode and sisters everywhere. Camera work by the great Peckinpah cinematographer Lucien Ballard. As always wonderful songs provided by the Sherman brothers (“Let’s Get Together” and the title sequence’s “Parent Trap”). Also featuring Leo G. Carroll and Nancy Kulp.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Sat, Jun 18, 2011 • 7:30pm