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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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SOLD OUT SCREENINGS: There will be a waiting line for Sold Out screenings. Tickets often become available at the door the night of an event.

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

All guests are subject to availability. The Cinematheque will offer a refund due to guest cancellations only IF the refund transaction is complete PRIOR to the start of the show.



Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
(Aero by series)
(Aero by date)
(Egyptian by series)
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24-Hour Information: 323.466.FILM
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
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.
Photo Credit: Barry Gerber. Aero Theatre (c) 2004.

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<<< September & October 2007 >>>

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Thursday, September 6 – 7:30 PM

Special Screening:

I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN YOU: THE LIFE & LEGACY OF SIMON WIESENTHAL, 2007, 105 min. Dir. Richard Trank. A comprehensive look at the life and legacy of Simon Wiesenthal, the famed Nazi hunter and humanitarian. Narrated by Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman, it features interviews with longtime Wiesenthal associates, government leaders from around the world, friends and family members – many of whom have never discussed the legendary Nazi hunter and humanitarian on camera. Previously unseen archival film and photos also highlight the film. What was the driving force behind his work? What kept him going when for years the odds were against his efforts? What is his legacy today, more than 60 years after the end of World War II? Co-presented with the Wiesenthal Center, Museum of Tolerance. Discussion following with director Richard Trank.

Thursday, September 27 – 7:30 PM

Burr, Callaway, Whitaker! Winner Of Dances With Films Festival!

BROKE SKY, 2007, Buzzard Films, 97 min. 2007 Grand Jury Winner of Dances With Films. Bucky (Will Wallace) and Earl (Joe Unger in the performance of a lifetime) are two county workers keeping the highways clean of roadkill under the scorching Texas sun. When a carcass-removal call turns up something far more disturbing than a dead armadillo, the best friends are torn apart by a decades-old secret that has them questioning everything they think they know about themselves and each other. Filmed in Texas by director-cinematographer Thomas L. Callaway (cinematographer of FEAST AND CAUGHT UP) Also featuring fine performances by Duane Whitaker (PULP FICTION), and Barbara Chisholm (FAST FOOD NATION) . "Classic noir stuff, bedecked with corpses, murky motives, and shadowy figures... Respects the manly,classical tradition of Raoul Walsh and Anthony Mann." -Variety Discussion following with director Thomas Callaway and producers Jeff Burr, Karchi Perlmann, Eric Miller and Dan Golden.






Sunday, October 28 - 5:30 PM
Family Matinee! Art Director Hall of Fame Series

Henry "Bummy" Bumstead (1915-2006) passed away in 2006, after a 70-year career and more than 100 movies. He had just concluded work on two Clint Eastwood’s Academy Award-nominated films FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS and LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA. "Bummy" designed a total of 13 films for Eastwood. He received Oscars for recreating the rural Alabama of the 1930’s in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) and for his sets of Depression-era Chicago in THE STING (1973). He received Academy Award-nominations for Eastwood’s 1992 western UNFORGIVEN and for Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller VERTIGO. The Art Directors Guild honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. "Bummy" worked on three other Hitchcock films—THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956), TOPAZ (1969) and FAMILY PLOT (1976). His association with Clint Eastwood began with the 1972 western JOE KIDD. His first job as an Art Director was in the 1948 Paramount film, SAIGON. Other credits include THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER, SLAP SHOT, THE FRONT PAGE, CAPE FEAR, MYSTIC RIVER and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL. Inducted into ADG Hall of Fame in the 11th Annual ADG Awards.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1962, Universal, 129 min. Hollywood pro Robert Mulligan pulls off the rarest of hat tricks with this adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel: he brings a great book to the screen and improves upon it. Gregory Peck is superb as a small town lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape. But what distinguishes the film is director Mulligan's deft use of subjective camerawork to approximate the point of view of the children who struggle to understand the case. Peck, screenwriter Horton Foote, and a team of art directors that included the legendary Henry Bumstead deservedly won Oscars for their work on this timeless classic. Following the screening, the Art Directors Guild will host a presentation on the career of Henry Bumstead with an introduction by Norman Newberry and Bob Boyle. Plus a special event at Every Picture Tells A Story prior to the screening.