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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: Philippe Muyl: Gwen Deglise.

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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.

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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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<<< February 2006 >>>

Special Events in February:

Please check this page before coming to the theatre to make sure that scheduled events will take place as planned. Some events will repeat at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.



Saturday, February 11 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature - In-Person Tribute to Director Philippe Muyl:

Sponsored by the Charles N. Mathewson Foundation and Unifrance, Presented in association with the French Film & TV Department - Consulate General of France

Please join us for an in-person tribute to the highly unorthodox filmmaker, Philippe Muyl, a French director who has made five unusual movies since 1985, concentrating mostly on lyrical meditations and comedies. See two of his most rewarding films for people of all ages, LE PAPILLON and the comedy, CUISINE ET DEPENDANCES.

LE PAPILLON (THE BUTTERFLY), 2002, 85 min. Dir. Philippe Muyl. A little girl, Elsa (Claire Bouanich), goes on an excursion with an elderly man named Julien (Michel Serrault), who is searching for a rare butterfly known as Isabella. On their journey, the oddly paired couple learn more about each other and grow to become close friends. Elsa and Julien taunt each other with witty comebacks, and the dialogue between the two is one of the film’s warmest pleasures. Although only eight years old, Claire Bouanich is a very talented actress. The camera loves her, and so will you. A movie with a happy, feel-good aura that sticks with the viewer even after the film has ended.

CUISINE ET DÉPENDANCES, 1992, Gaumont Buena Vista, 90 min. Dir. Philippe Muyl. Jacques (Sam Karmann) and Martine (Zabou Breitman), an ordinary middle-class couple, have invited an old friend over whom they haven't seen for ten years. Now a famous TV show host, he arrives with his wife Charlotte (Agnès Jaoui) - who turns out to be one of Georges' exes - Georges (Jean-Pierre Bacri) who has been sleeping on Jacques and Martine's couch for several months! Just to complicate things, Fred (Jean-Pierre Daroussin), a mutual friend and a poker addict, has decided to stake money that he doesn't have against the famous guest. Jacques and Martine lose all control of the evening. Discussion in between films with director Philippe Muyl.

Reception 6:00 – 7:30 PM for all ticket buyers.


Monday, February 13 – 7:30 PM

SOLD OUT! BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, 2005, Focus Features. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee comes an epic American love story. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has been nominated for 8 Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress [Michelle Williams]), has won 4 Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited by critics' groups all across America (12 total) as the best picture of the year. The film is based on the short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Proulx and adapted for the screen by the Oscar-nominated team of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men -- ranch-hand Ennis Del Mar (Academy Award nominee for Best Actor, Heath Ledger) and rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Jake Gyllenhaal) who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Discussion with Ang Lee and cast and crew to be announced.


Friday, February 24 - 7:30 PM

Los Angeles Premiere!


Don't miss this rare chance to see a program of the documentary short films nominated for this year's Academy Awards BEFORE the winners are announced on March 5th! Always a magnificent look into the talent working in this often overlooked format.

Steven Okazaki "The Mushroom Club" (35 min). In this examination of the terrible personal toll that followed the bombing of Hiroshima sixty years ago, ten people whose lives were marked by the explosion are profiled. Kimberlee Acquaro & Stacy Sherman’s "God Sleeps in Rwanda" (30 min). The genocide that devastated Rwanda in 1994 also left in its wake a population that was suddenly seventy percent female. Five courageous women struggle to rebuild their lives in a society still reeling from its bloody recent history. Corinne Marrinan & Eric Simonson’s "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (40 min). This exploration of the lasting impact of radio broadcasting legend Norman Corwin’s work focuses on his landmark 1945 piece, "On a Note of Triumph", which aired on the evening of VE day. Dan Krauss’ The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club (27 min). After shooting an award-winning photograph that captured the full horror of starvation in the Sudan, South African photojournalist Kevin Carter found himself tormented by doubts about the ethical implications of his work. For more info. see: