Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Feb 3, 2011 - Mon, Feb 14, 2011
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LIFE OF THE PARTY: A BLAKE EDWARDS TRIBUTE
Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise. Program note additions by Beth Hanna.

In a career that spanned more than 50 years as a writer, producer and director, Blake Edwards (1922 - 2010) provided audiences with classics in nearly every genre of the cinema. Though known primarily for comedies such as THE PARTY and THE PINK PANTHER series, Edwards exhibited mastery of the domestic melodrama (the beautiful and tragic DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES), the thriller (EXPERIMENT IN TERROR) and the musical (the criminally underrated DARLING LILI). In the best tradition of studio-era auteurs like Howard Hawks, Edwards managed to inject distinctly personal ideas and styles into popular forms; regardless of genre, all of his films share a profound interest in close relationships (between friends, lovers or colleagues) and their pitfalls. No director has been more finely attuned to the wide spectrum of emotions that characterize the human experience, and Edwards’ best films - films like BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, VICTOR/VICTORIA and S.O.B. - veer from humiliation and anxiety to giddy romance and celebration all within the span of a couple of hours.

Please join us for a tribute to director Blake Edwards, which also includes a screening of A SHOT IN THE DARK.

Aero TheatreThu, Feb 3, 2011 - Mon, Feb 14, 2011
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