Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
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Events at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

LUCHINO VISCONTI: CINEMATIC NOBILITY
Sun, Mar 31, 2019 • 7:30pm

THE DAMNED is director Luchino Visconti's astounding, sumptuous chronicle of the fall of the German Von Essenbeck dynasty during the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party, starring Ingrid Thulin, Dirk Bogarde, Helmut Berger and Charlotte Rampling. In Italian and German with English subtitles.


BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Director Mike Leigh In Person!
Mon, Apr 1, 2019 • 7:30pm

In PETERLOO, director Mike Leigh commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, England - a 1819 protest against Parliament that was met with an unexpectedly violent response from a military terrified of domestic revolution. Discussion following with director Mike Leigh.


In Person Guests!
Thu, Apr 4, 2019 • 7:30pm

Verna Bloom Tribute! In comedy favorite NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE, John Belushi leads the misfits of Delta House when their college dean enlists a rival fraternity of bluebloods to help get the Delta boys off-campus for good. Discussion following with director John Landis, actress Martha Smith, Sean Daniel and Jay Cocks.


BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Double Feature!
Fri, Apr 5, 2019 • 7:30pm

Mike Leigh Double Feature! In NAKED, David Thewlis delivers a bravura performance as a nicotine-addled, paranoid tramp who wanders the streets of Manchester and London. MEANTIME is an unrelenting, often blisteringly funny look at life on the dole in Thatcher’s England.


BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Double Feature!
Sat, Apr 6, 2019 • 7:30pm

Mike Leigh Double Feature! In SECRETS & LIES, black middle-class Londoner Marianne Jean-Baptiste is shocked to discover that her birth mother is white working-class Brenda Blethyn. In VERA DRAKE, Imelda Staunton plays a compassionate housecleaner who performs abortions for young women in secret.


BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Double Feature!
Sun, Apr 7, 2019 • 7:30pm

Mike Leigh Double Feature! LIFE IS SWEET follows a working-class family through a series of hilarious misfortunes when patriarch Jim Broadbent purchases a run-down fast-food van. HIGH HOPES centers on a socialist couple and their extended family as they cope with class conflicts.