Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, Feb 20, 2016
7:30pm

A Surreal Buñuel Birthday!
VIRIDIANA
Co-presented with the Luis Buñuel Film Institute

Feature preceded by the big-screen premiere of “The Journey of a Surrealist,” a 44-minute documentary on the groundbreaking director’s early Spanish films. Enjoy drinks and an evening of surreal entertainment as we celebrate the birthday of the great Luis Buñuel!

35 mm!

VIRIDIANA
1961, Janus Films, 90 min, Spain, Dir: Luis Buñuel

One of director Luis Buñuel’s most brilliant, scandalous films was banned in his homeland of Spain and almost got him arrested in Milan. A novice nun (Silvia Pinal) finds herself corrupted by her spectacularly nefarious uncle, Fernando Rey - until she turns the tables on her tio by installing a group of beggars and lepers in his rural mansion. Buñuel gradually, mischievously weaves a web of contradictory impulses: Faith, charity and selflessness become inextricably bound up with lust, hypocrisy and greed in the schizophrenic universe of Old World Latin Catholicism. With longtime Buñuel friend Francisco Rabal. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Screening formats: DVD ("The Journey of a Surrealist"), 35mm (VIRIDIANA)
Aero Theatre • Sat, Feb 20, 2016 • 7:30pm