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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: Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Jim Hemphill.

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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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<<< January 11 & 16, 2010 >>>

Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Series


See films in this series playing at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!

View full schedule of Screenings

Co-presented with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

In early 1944, a number of movie stars went to 20th Century Fox Studios to see what a small group of foreign journalists had found to be especially worthwhile during the preceding year. The journalists, all members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, decided that this would be a yearly event. By 1962, the general public was invited to the celebration when KTTV Los Angeles first televised the awards.

We’re happy to host this series of screenings devoted to the films and filmmakers nominated for the Golden Globe in the foreign language film category. The nominees are BAARIA (Italy), BROKEN EMBRACES (Spain), THE MAID (La Nana) (Chile), A PROPHET (Un Prophete) (France) and THE WHITE RIBBON (Das Weisse Band - Eine Deutsche Kindergeschichte) (Germany). These films will each screen once between January 11 and 15 at either the Egyptian or the Aero Theatre.

Please also join us for a free panel discussion with all the directors of the Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday, January 16, at 1:00 PM. For more information visit:

All films in original language with English subtitles.

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Wednesday, January 13 - 7:30 PM
Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Italy: BAARIA, 2009, (Italy), Medusa Productions, 161 min. Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore. Giuseppe Tornatore, director of the Academy Award« winning CINEMA PARADISO (1989) and the Oscar« nominated THE STAR MAKER (1995), is a master storyteller known for his eye for detail and ability to capture life's magic moments. His latest film, BAAR╠A, is a soaring and moving tribute to Tornatore's hometown in Sicily. Featuring rich, sun-drenched cinematography, this epic film follows three remarkable generations of Sicilians from the 1930s through the 1980s.
"A moving, autobiographical, nostalgic tribute to the director's Sicilian hometown of Bagheria ("Baaria" in the local dialect) as well as his family." - The Hollywood Reporter
Giuseppe Tornatore to introduce the screening (subject to availability). Trailer

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Thursday, January 14 - 7:30 PM

Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Spain:

BROKEN EMBRACES, 2009, (Spain), 127 min, Sony Pictures Classics, Dir. Pedro Almodovar. In Almodovar's most recent melodrama-noir delicacy, a blind film director's memories of an irretrievable love are brought back into sharp focus when an oddly familiar young filmmaker arrives unannounced at his door. Through an unraveling series of flashbacks, the betrayal and passion of the past begin to have urgent meaning for the blind director's present life. Penelope Cruz is at her best as an aspiring actress caught between her husband and lover. New York Times critic A.O. Scott glowingly writes that Broken Embraces is "in the company of Mr. Almodovar's other recent masterworks." Trailer | Official Website



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Friday, January 15 - 7:30 PM

Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee from Chile:

THE MAID, 2009, (La Nana) (Chile), 95 min; Forastero; Elephant Eye Films, Dir. Sebastian Silva. The recipient of the World Cinema Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, The Maid follows the crafty hijinks of Raquel (Catalina Saavedra), a loyal servant to the same family for 23 years. Raquel feels an intimacy with her employers, as if she has become an honorary member of the family. When additional help is hired to ease the strain of Raquel's duties, she feels bitterly dethroned and tries to sabotage the new employees with juvenile-- and hilarious-- antics. Robert Abele of the Chicago Tribune writes, "Saavedra's increasingly desperate measures to protect her turf are at once startling, funny and weirdly poignant, as is the film itself." Sebastian Silva to introduce the screening (subject to availability). Trailer | Official Website