Aero Theatre
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - Sun, Sep 15, 2019

Anime is rooted in long-standing traditions of Japanese manga, and in addition to reflecting the bold visual style of those graphic novels, the films tackle a wide range of subject matter. Join us for a weekend saluting the best of the form, including NINJA SCROLL, REDLINE, MILLENNIUM ACTRESS and GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES.


Thu, Sep 5, 2019 - Sun, Sep 8, 2019

Our French noir series returns for its fifth year, digging deeper into what author-programmer Don Malcolm calls the “lost continent” of French film noir. This year's festival includes favorites from such directors as Henri-Georges Clouzot (QUAI DES ORFÈVRES), Costa-Gavras (THE SLEEPING CAR MURDERS and Julien Duvivier (PANIQUE), and stars including Jean Gabin (MAIGRET AND THE ST. FIACRE CASE) and Alain Delon (PURPLE NOON).


Tue, Sep 3, 2019 - Tue, Sep 24, 2019

New England-born Katharine Hepburn is one of the most revered actresses of all time, with a record-breaking four Oscars for lead performances. Celebrate “Heptember” all month long with Tuesday afternoon matinees including such favorites as ADAM'S RIB, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, HOLIDAY and ALICE ADAMS


Thu, Aug 15, 2019 - Fri, Aug 16, 2019

John Dahl got hooked on the movies by A CLOCKWORK ORANGE and eventually relocated to Los Angeles to learn how to make them at the AFI Conservatory. Numerous shorts and music videos later, Dahl made his feature debut with KILL ME AGAIN. Starring Val Kilmer as a private detective hired to fake a woman’s death, the thriller falls squarely into neo-noir territory. It would not be the last time the writer-director would visit the genre.


Thu, Aug 8, 2019 - Sun, Aug 11, 2019

Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016) was among the most revered filmmakers of the Iranian New Wave. This weekend retrospective of the writer-director's work includes rare shorts and such acclaimed dramas as CLOSE-UP, Palme d'Or winner TASTE OF CHERRY and his “Koker trilogy” of films set in that northern Iranian village.


Tue, Aug 6, 2019 - Tue, Aug 27, 2019

Beginning this month, we bring weekday afternoon programs to the Aero on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM. Bargain priced at $6 – and free to American Cinematheque Members - these single feature “Dysfunctional Family Matinees” include PSYCHO, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, TOKYO STORY and MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW.