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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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<< February 16 - 17 & Sept. 6 & 7, 2008 >>>

Live Commentary Series (Just like on your DVD's!)


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This series is an Aero Theatre exclusive!

 

Do you like the bonus extras on a DVD where the filmmaker comments on his/her film? Experience this live at the Aero! The first installment on an ongoing series inviting filmmakers and artists to comment live on their film while it is shown: Tobe Hooper will dissect his classic THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and special effects legend Ray Harryhausen will share his memory on making the famous monsters for Nathan Juran’s THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD.

 

 

Saturday, February 16 – 7:30 PM

Live Commentary: Tobe Hooper In Person commenting while the film is being shown!

THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, 1974, MPI Media, 83 min. One of the best American horror films from the 1970s and certainly one of the scariest movies ever made, it works so well because the unknown actors and real-life locations burn themselves into your memory, assuming a nightmarishly twisted reality that lingers long after you’ve left the theatre. After hearing of a cemetery desecration, Marilyn Burns and friends go on a jaunt in the broiling Texas countryside to make sure her grandparents’ graves are okay, only to become stranded at the rural home of a family of inbred cannibals. Director Tobe Hooper expertly escalates the horror until you can’t stand it anymore…then goes one step further. With Gunnar Hansen, Ed Neal. Director Tobe Hooper will comment on the making of this classic film during the screening.

 

 

Sunday, February 17 – 5:00 PM

Live Commentary: Ray Harryhausen & Special Guests In Person commenting while the film is being shown!

50th Anniversary Screening!

THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, 1958, Sony Repertory, 88 min. Director Nathan Juran’s marvelous fantasy follows the adventures of Sinbad (Kerwin Matthews) as he battles a phenomenal gallery of Ray Harryhausen-created monsters including the giant cyclops, two-headed birds, dragons and sword-fighting skeletons, all to save beautiful princess Kathryn Grant. Featuring one of composer Bernard Herrmann’s most memorable scores. Live commentary by Ray Harryhausen, Dennis Muren, Randy Cook (3 times Oscar winner for visual effects, LORD OF THE RINGS), Phil Tippett (Oscar winning effects designer, STAR WARS, STARSHIP TROOPERS, SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES), Steven C. Smith (Bernard Herrmann biographer), Kathery Grant Crosby, John Philip Law, Joan Taylor and moderator/film historian Arnold Kunert during the screening.

 

 

September 5 & 6 at the Aero Theatre

Do you like the bonus extras on a DVD where the filmmaker comments on his/her film? Experience this live at the Aero! The second installment on an ongoing series inviting filmmakers and artists to comment live on their film while it is shown: Jon Favreau will dissect his box office success IRON MAN, and Nicholas Meyer will share his memories on making TIME AFTER TIME. Please note that the directors will be speaking DURING the film screening. The experience will be different than our usual format of speaking before or after the film. If you have not seen the films previously, this may not be the event for you!

 

 

Friday, September 5 - 7:30 PM

Nicholas Meyer Live Commentary!

TIME AFTER TIME, 1979, Warner Bros. 112 min. One of his most popular and engaging films finds Malcolm McDowell as Victorian era writer H.G. Wells, time-traveling to contemporary San Francisco in pursuit of Jack the Ripper (David Warner). He finds help and romance from shy modern girl Mary Steenburgen. A marvelously entertaining blend of sci-fi, literary history and modern pop culture, from Nicholas Meyer, the director of STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN. Director Nicholas Meyer will comment on the making of the film while it is screening.

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Saturday, September 6 - 7:30 PM

Jon Favreau Live Commentary!

IRON MAN, 2008, Paramount, 125 min. Dir. Jon Favreau. Robert Downey Jr. stars as Tony Stark, a dissolute industrialist who builds a heavily weaponized suit of armor and becomes a super-hero after a near-death incident, in this big-budget Marvel Comics adaptation. With Jeff Bridges, Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow. Director Jon Favreau will comment on the making of the film while it is screening.

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