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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 compiled by: Gwen Deglise.

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Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.

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This series is an Aero Theatre Exclusive!

 

Please join us for post-Turkey Day festivities with three days of uplifting, life-affirming movies for the whole family. We’ll be screening what still remains, after repeated showings, one of our most requested films, Ron Fricke’s and Mark Magidson’s awe-inspiring BARAKA (in a 70mm print, of course!) as well as two classic musicals, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

 

 

Friday, November 24 – 7:30 PM

70mm Print! BARAKA, 1992, Magidson Films, 96 min. If you have never seen BARAKA, one of the Cinematheque’s favorite movies, this is another chance to experience one of the most visually awesome films ever made. Inspired by the Sufi word that means "breath of life," BARAKA is a mind-expanding, spiritual journey around the globe (shot in 24 countries on 5 continents), from director/cinematographer Ron Fricke (who photographed the earlier KOYANNISQATSI) and producer Mark Magidson (the Imax film CHRONOS). Filmed entirely without dialogue in a stunning cascade of crystalline, time-lapse 70 mm. images, BARAKA is quite simply breathtaking. "Smashingly edited, superbly scored … speaks volumes about the planet without uttering a single word." – Suzan Ayscough, Variety

 

 

Saturday, November 25 – 7:30 PM

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 1952, Warner Bros., 102 min. Dirs. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. On a short list of the greatest screen musicals ever made, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN began with legendary MGM producer Arthur Freed giving screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green a stack of songs he'd written early in his career (with partner Nacio Herb Brown) -- including "Broadway Melody," "You Are My Lucky Star," and the title song - and saying simply, weave a story around these. What emerged was a sublime marriage of song and dance, innocence and nostalgia, heart-tugging romance and surreal comedy (especially in co-star Donald O'Connor's show-stopping "Make 'Em Laugh" routine.) Co-director Kelly shines as silent movie idol Don Lockwood, whose career (and leading lady, hilariously played by Jean Hagen) are imperiled by the coming of sound - until he hooks up with lovely ingenue Debbie Reynolds. The brilliant supporting cast includes Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley and the great Cyd Charisse, whose long-legged "Broadway Melody" ballet with Kelly nearly steals the show! For the 50th Anniversary of the film, Warner Bros. has digitally restored the sound and picture of the film - resulting in arguably the most astonishingly beautiful SINGIN' ever seen!!

 

 

Sunday, November 26 – 5:00 PM

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 1971, MGM Repertory, 181 min. Coming at the end of the great era of Hollywood musicals, director Norman Jewison’s wonderful, elegiac FIDDLER ON THE ROOF added a note of somber realism to the genre, along with such soul-inspiring numbers as "Tradition" and "L’chaim (To Life)." Topol stars as the beleagured but still optimistic Russian milkman Tevye, trying to hold his Jewish family together in the face of troubling changes in early 20th century Russia. Production designer Robert Boyle (THE BIRDS, CAPE FEAR) conjures up a marvelous, earth-toned vision of life in the turn of the last century shtetls. Based on Joseph Stein’s play, with music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Academy Award Winner for Best Cinematography (Oswald Morris) and Score (John Williams).