SAT DEC 9, 2023 12:00 PM

“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” / “Ready, Set, Zoom!” / “Powers of Ten”


Aero Theatre | ‘Wonderful Weekend of Wes Anderson’s Favorite Short Films’

Free Screening!

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“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” 2023, Dir. Wes Anderson, 39 Min, Netflix, USA 

A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.


“Ready, Set, Zoom!,” 1955, Dir. Chuck Jones, 7 Min, Warner Bros., USA 

Among the strategies that fail in Wile E. Coyote’s attempts to catch the Roadrunner: glue on the road, a giant rubber band, an outboard motor in a wash tub, and dressing in drag as a female Roadrunner.


“Powers of Ten,” 1977, Dirs. Charles and Ray Eames, 9 Min, Eames Office, USA 

The Powers of Ten films are two short American documentary films written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames. Both works depict the relative scale of the Universe according to an order of magnitude (or logarithmic scale) based on a factor of ten, first expanding out from the Earth until the entire universe is surveyed, then reducing inward until a single atom and its quarks are observed.