Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jan 29, 2016
7:30pm
Buy Tickets SHARE

SHAPER OF FILMS TO COME: WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES
Double Feature! Biographer James Curtis In Person!
THINGS TO COME / INVADERS FROM MARS

Introduction by James Curtis, who will sign his book, William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

80th Anniversary!

THINGS TO COME
1936, Janus Films, 100 min, UK, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

Director William Cameron Menzies brings to the screen H.G. Wells’ apocalyptic sci-fi novel, with input from Wells himself. A world war that begins in 1940 lasts until 1966, when a plague hits the planet and destroys half the population. Isolated primitive communities struggle through, but it soon becomes apparent a pocket of humanity has not only survived war and disease but has made enormous strides in technological achievement and design. With Raymond Massey and Ralph Richardson.


35 mm!

INVADERS FROM MARS
1953, Wade Williams, 78 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies

This was the first flying saucer movie of the 1950s released in color, and director (and production designer) William Cameron Menzies makes the most of it, delivering surreal visuals worthy of a childhood nightmare – which might or might not be what young Jimmy Hunt is having when he sees a spacecraft land near his home. When his father goes to investigate, he returns seemingly changed, but no one believes the boy’s story of alien mind control.


Screening formats: blu-ray (THINGS TO COME), 35mm (INVADERS FROM MARS)
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jan 29, 2016 • 7:30pm
Buy Tickets SHARE

Films in this Series at the Aero

Biographer James Curtis In Person!
Thu, Jan 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Biographer James Curtis In Person!
Sat, Jan 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Biographer James Curtis In Person!
Sun, Jan 31, 2016 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre