Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sun, Jan 17, 2016
5:00pm

HERE COMES THE SUN KING
VATEL

To mark the tercentenary of Louis XIV’s death, the J. Paul Getty Museum has mounted several exhibits of decorative arts associated with the Sun King’s reign, and collaborates with us on this screening.

Introduction by Charissa Bremer-David, curator of the Getty Museum’s “Woven Gold: Tapestries of Louis XIV.” All ticket buyers will be eligible to win a copy of the exhibition's hard cover catalogue.

VATEL
2000, Park Circus/Miramax, 102 min, France, UK, Belgium, Dir: Roland Joffe

Set in 17th century France, VATEL is a truly amazing visual achievement. When an impoverished nobleman (Julian Glover) needs to impress the king, he turns to his chateau’s steward, François Vatel (Gérard Depardieu). During a three-day visit from Louis XIV (Julian Sands), Vatel puts food, drink and entertainment before the court, in the process attracting the affection of the king’s mistress (Uma Thurman). Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of this tale of royal intrigue is richly nuanced, and VATEL’s Oscar-nominated art and set decoration and music by Ennio Morricone offer a feast for the senses. With Tim Roth.


Aero Theatre • Sun, Jan 17, 2016 • 5:00pm

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