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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.


Special Thanks to: Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

For more information about the Golden Globe Awards:



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)
(Egyptian by date)
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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Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees


History of the Golden Globe Awards

In early 1944, a number of movie stars went to 20th Century Fox Studios to see what a small group of foreign journalists, reporting from Hollywood back to their homelands, had found to be especially interesting and worthwhile during the turbulent preceding year. Lunch was served in the commissary, and all applauded when "The Song of Bernadette" was declared best motion picture and Jennifer Jones and Paul Lukas took home the honors (in form of scrolls) in the leading actress/actor categories The journalists, all members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, decided that this would be a yearly event for the purpose of delivering an impartial view on motion pictures and their impact. In order not to be swayed and influenced by the powers in Hollywood--not even the Academy Award choices--it was important to them that they give their awards before the Oscars. The basic awards for motion picture, leading and supporting actors and actresses were supplemented with a director's award the second year, an award that became permanent.

Since 1955, the Golden Globes have honored achievement in television as well as film. By 1962, the general public was invited to share in the celebration when KTTV in Los Angeles first televised the awards. The Golden Globes Awards from the very first were born out of a wish to create bridges between countries and cultures all around the globe and have, over the years, kept alive, a feeling of celebration rather than competition.


Wednesday, January 12 - 7: 30 PM

A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT (UN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANCIALLES), France, Warner Independent, 134 min. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet adapts Sebastien Japrisot’s hard-to-film novel and transforms it into a phantasmagorial tour-de-force. Audrey Tatou (AMELIE) totally embodies Mathilde, a young woman separated from her lover Manech (Gaspard Ulliel). Wrenched from each others’ embrace by the onset of WWI, the two lovers struggle to find each other again.

Thursday, January 13 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: THE SEA INSIDE (MAR ADENTRO), Spain; Fine Line Feature, 125 min. Director Alejandro Amenabar (THE OTHERS) and actor Javier Bardem (BEFORE NIGHT FALLS) relate the true life story of quadriplegic Ramon Sampredo who waged a courageous, unrelenting struggle for the right to die in the face of overwhelming odds. Amenabar supplies exactly the right balance of drama and humor without resorting to sentimentality or strained seriousness. Bardem excels in perhaps his most challenging role.

THE CHORUS (LES CHORISTES) France, 2004, Miramax, 95 min. Director Christophe Barratier’s story of a teacher opening up new vistas to boys in a rigid boarding school through his curriculum of music. A light and airy crowd-pleaser from France.
Directors Alejandro Amenabar and Christophe Barratier to introduce screenings (TBC).

Friday, January 14 - 7:30 PM

Double Feature: HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (SHI MIAN MAI FU), China, 2004, Focus Feature, 119 min. Director Yimou Zhang, hot off the success of his previous gorgeous martial-arts epic HERO, follows up with this slambang swordplay adventure featuring Takeshi Kaneshiro and Andy Lau (FULLTIME KILLER) as Tang dynasty police officials investigating a headstrong dancer Ziyi Zhang (CROUCHING TIGER,HIDDEN DRAGON) who may be involved with the notorious revolutionary faction, "House Of The Flying Daggers".

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (DIARIOS DE MOTOCICLETA) 2004, Focus Feature, 128 min. Adapted from the travel diaries of pre-Cuban-Revolution Che Guevara (Gael Garcia Bernal), director Walter Salles follows college graduate Guevara and best friend Alberto (Rodrigo De la Serna) as they motorcycle across South America before having to settle down into the world of grown-up responsibility. Beautiful, funny and an unpretentious look at how hearts and eyes are opened to the world around us.
Directors Yimou Zhang and Walter Salles to introduce screenings (TBC).

Seminar with all 5 nominated directors at the Egyptian on Jan. 15 at 1 PM.