May 30, 2012
'Cruelly, Madly, Deeply: The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder' Where: American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood; Aero Theatre, Santa Monica When: Thursday-June 14 Tickets: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com
August 19, 2010
Ken Russell, known as one of England's most provocative film directors, has filmed numerous adaptations of classic novels, a rock opera, science fiction films, horror films and biopics of composers. Aero Theatre visitors will get a taste of Russell's knack for horror at this surreal Friday evening, "Brave New Worlds: A Tribute to Ken Russell," with the screening of "The Devils," a 1971 film, and "Altered States," from 1980. Russell will be there to discuss his work in between the double-feature screening.
June 6, 2011
'Trips, Journeys and the Return Home: An In-Person Tribute to Peter Fonda' When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Where: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica Admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com
July 28, 2011
Nicholas Ray Centennial When: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 3 ("Rebel Without a Cause") Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5 ("Johnny Guitar," "In a Lonely Place"); 7:30 p.m., Aug. 7 ("Bigger Than Life," "Knock on Any Door") Where: Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica Price: $11 general; $9 seniors and students Info: http://www.americancinematheque.com
June 21, 2012
Join novelist and screenwriter John Irving for a discussion of his new book, "In One Person. " The book explores the nature of sexuality through the tragicomic story of its bisexual narrator, Billy. At once political and deeply personal, "In One Person" will serve as a jumping off point for Irving to discuss his craft and the vagaries of love. The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. Thu. $25. (310) 260-1528; http://www.livetalksla.org.
June 12, 2013 |
Pioneering African American comic and actor Richard Pryor has been dead for eight years but his influence and legacy are as strong as ever. Last month, Showtime aired a new documentary on this turbulent life, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic. " On Tuesday, Shout! Factory released "No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert. " The set features seven CDS and two DVDs of his stand-up work spanning the years 1966-1992. And on Friday, the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will present two of his landmark performance films: 1979's "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert" and 1982's "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip.
February 10, 2011
Celebrate Valentine's weekend with a four-night tribute to the silver screen's most romantic films at "Romancing the Screen. " With the tear-jerker "The Notebook," the May/December love of "Harold and Maude" and the grand, old-fashioned romances of "Casablanca" and "Gone With the Wind" ? even the dark and twisted obsession of "Double Indemnity" ? there's something to make almost every heart beat a little faster. The Aero Theatre, 14th Street and Montana Ave., Santa Monica, and the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
February 17, 2012
'Once Upon a Time: The Films of Sergio Leone' at American Cinematheque Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, and Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica When: Fri. and Sat., Thu. and Feb. 24 Fri., 7:30 p.m., Aero: "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964) and "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) Sat., 7:30 p.m., Aero: "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966) Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Egyptian: "Duck, You Sucker" (1971) Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Egyptian: "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)