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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: Gwen Deglise.

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Special One Night Events in March:

 

 

 

Sundays in March at 5:00 PM

OUR DAILY BREAD (UNSER TÄGLICH BROT), 2005, First Run/Icarus Films, 92 min. Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s amazing film shows the places where food is produced: surreal landscapes plasticized and optimized for tractors and agricultural machinery, clean rooms in cool industrial buildings designed to ensure logistic efficiency, machines that require uniform materials for smooth processing. What might look like something from the world of science fiction is reality. Our food is produced in spectacular spaces which are seldom seen. There’s little space for humans here. OUR DAILY BREAD shows the industrial production of food as a reflection of our society’s values: plenty of everything, made quickly and simply by a specialized few. Dispensing with commentary and explanatory interviews, the film unfolds on the screen like a disturbing dream: a detailed feast of images, an insistent gaze, accompanied by whirring, clattering, booming, slurping, the machines’ hydraulic breathing—only the screeching of chickens is louder. "Superb! The film’s formal elegance, moral underpinning and intellectually stimulating point of view also make it essential. Takes us inside worlds of wonder and of terror." – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Sunday, March 4 – 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 11 – 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 18 – 5:00 PM

Sunday, March 25 – 5:00 PM

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 7 – 7:30 PM

Overlook And Underrated:

THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE, 1973, Paramount, 102 min. Director Peter Yates (BULLITT) adapts George V. Higgins’ brilliant slice of Boston low life crime novel. Robert Mitchum is at his finest as streetwise Eddie Coyle, a blue collar fence squeezed between the Feds and his hoodlum cohorts, all the while trying to support his family. Cynical young cop Richard Jordan, hep gun dealer Steven Keats, bank robber Alex Rocco and sociopathic bartender Peter Boyle all use Eddie in one way or another for their own ends. And Eddie plays all ends against the middle, trying to survive and pick up a little change on the side. Gritty and grim, shot completely on Boston locations and full of some of the most wonderfully pungent dialogue this side of GOODFELLAS. NOT ON DVD.

Thursday, March 8 – 7:30 PM
Overlook And Underrated - Dalton Trumbo Double Feature:

LONELY ARE THE BRAVE, 1962, Universal, 107 min. David Miller helmed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s mournful masterpiece, a hymn to rugged individualism and freedom slowly being strangled to death by voracious urban development. Kirk Douglas, a Korean war vet, is a footloose cowboy who lives most of his life under the stars, going from job to job, and not adverse to cutting his way through barbwire fences when they get in his way. His uncompromising spirit is severely challenged when he breaks jail after a minor offense, and the entire county’s police force tries to recapture him before he can leave the territory. Walter Matthau is the pursuing sheriff, a thoughtful man with a growing, begrudging admiration for his fugitive, and Gena Rowlands is Douglas’ faithful friend, a woman who fears the world will sooner or later crush him. NOT ON DVD.

COWBOY, 1958, Sony Repertory, 92 min. Delmer Daves directed this lesser known, realistic western starring Glenn Ford as a broke, shorthanded cattle drive boss who has to take on an inexperienced hotel clerk (Jack Lemmon) as a drover and financial partner. Western cliches are discarded, with characters particularly well-drawn, including Brian Donlevy as an ill-fated ex-marshall who joins the drive to leave his disillusion and responsibilities behind him. Although available on DVD, it was compromised by a pan-and-scan transfer – seeing it on the big screen is the only way to truly appreciate Charles Lawton, Jr.’s evocative widescreen cinematography. With a screenplay penned by Dalton Trumbo and Edmund North. Co-starring Anna Kashfi, Dick York, Richard Jaeckel, King Donovan.