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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents...
Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica

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Series programmed by: Dennis Bartok, Gwen Deglise.

 

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Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the newly re-opened and renovated Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
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<<< February 2005 >>>

Special Events in February:

Please check this page before coming to the theatre to make sure that scheduled events will take place as planned. Tickets are only available at the door, the day of an event. Some events will repeat at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

 

Thursday, February 24 – 7:30 PM

Free screening:

VALMONT, 1989, MGM/UA, 137 min. Director Milos Forman’s stingingly sharp and tragically poignant adaptation of the 18th century classic novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Annette Bening is a standout as the too-cynical and-coldhearted-for-her-own-good Marquise de Merteuil and Colin Firth superb as the Vicomte de Valmont, a worldly decadent shattered when he realizes he actually has a heart capable of breaking. Meg Tilly is touchingly memorable as vulnerable Madame de Tourvel, the young woman they inadvertently destroy.

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the Cinematheque was not able to show the full version of VALMONT on January 9 -- This is the promised re-scheduled screening. An Aero Theatre Exclusive!

 

 

Friday, February 25 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature -- Françoise’s Screen Women

Revered French film critic Francoise Audé tragically passed away in early January in France. In film journal Positif, pertaining to her passion for cinema, Françoise wrote about her fixation on two images of women at opposite ends of the spectrum: Emmanelle Riva in HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, representing the dignity of the intellectual, an exemplary prototype of an autonomous woman fully emerged in the collective adventure; and Brigitte Bardot in ...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN, representing the insolence of individual conduct prone to self-destructive provocation. She also mentioned her devotion to Louise Brooks, the person and the myth. An occasion to revisit powerful images of women on screen, these screenings are dedicated to my friend and teacher, a salute to an amazing woman. Gwen Deglise

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, 1959, New Yorker Films, 91 min. A one-night stand between a young French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) brings back the memory of Riva's first impossible love in wartime France, her intense pain at the death of her German lover, and her punishment for sexual collaboration with the enemy. Brilliantly written by Marguerite Duras, Resnais’ first feature remains a high point in French cinema of the 1950’s, and one of the most devastating love stories ever put on film. "Once you've seen HIROSHIMA it becomes impossible to make movies the way you used to" -- Francois Truffaut.

...AND GOD CREATED WOMAN (ET DIEU...CRÉA LA FEMME), 1956, 95 min. French director Roger Vadim’s audaciously sexy feature film debut not only puts him on the map here in America, but the saucy young starlet Brigitte Bardot as well. Bardot is Juliette, an earthy ne’erdowell involved with two brothers (Jean-Louis Trintignant, Christian Marquand) and, for good measure, older Curt Jurgens, something that causes escalating dissension and chaos. An Aero Theatre Exclusive!