|Valentine's Day Weekend: Films for
other films in this series at the Aero
It's that time of the year again-- the time when
we're reminded of all the bliss, ecstasy, contentment (and, yes, humiliation and misery)
that goes arm-in-arm with romance. And what better way to celebrate this roller coaster of
a holiday than to go to the movies and see the powers of romance beautifully and
cathartically magnified on the big screen? Join us on Valentine's weekend for films that
celebrate amour in its many forms.
Saturday, February 13 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: WINGS OF DESIRE, 1987, Janus Films, 127 min. Wim
Wenders most fully-realized cinematic vision follows Damiel (Bruno Ganz), an angel
having pangs of longing as he observes the lives of mere mortals in Berlin, specifically
the beautiful, ethereal trapeze artist, Marion (Solveig Dommartin). Peter Falk essentially
plays himself, a philosophical film and TV star (often addressed as "Columbo" by
other characters!), who is making a movie in Germany and is one of the few people who can
sense the presence of the invisible celestial spirits. An achingly beautiful and poetic
meditation on life and what it means to be a human being. WINGS OF DESIRE won the 1987
Best Director award at Cannes. In German with English subtitles.
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, 1990, 20th Century Fox,
105 min. Director Tim Burtons wondrous modern fairy tale his most
heartbreaking and inventive film stars Johnny Depp as the boy with sharp blades
where his fingers should be, courtesy of inventor father Vincent Price (in his final film
role). Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Alan Arkin are the suburbanites who fall under
Edwards spell in this utterly original Burton creation.
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Sunday, February 14
EGYPTIAN THEATRE HISTORIC TOUR & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour
11:40 AM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
Enjoy a sweet treat on our Valentines Day Tour!
Sunday, February 14 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature: CASABLANCA,
1942, Warner Bros., 102 min. Dir. Michael Curtiz. One of the few classic perennials loved
as well today as it was upon its initial release. Tough guy Humphrey Bogart is Rick, an
expatriate club owner in Morocco, nursing a broken heart after his sweetheart (Ingrid
Bergman) disappeared from his side in Paris during the Nazi occupation. When she re-enters
his life with her fugitive, resistance leader husband (Paul Henreid), sparks fly. With an
incredible cast that includes Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Conrad
Veidt. Winner of three Oscars for Best Picture, Director and Screenplay.
DOUBLE INDEMNITY, 1944, Universal, 107 min. Dir.
Billy Wilder. Wilders cunning masterpiece helped to spawn Hollywoods dark era
of mordant murder thrillers and is one of the greatest noirs ever made. Fred MacMurray
plays Walter Neff, the sardonic insurance salesman who is willingly seduced by slinky
Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) into planning and executing the murder of her newly
insured husband. Edward G. Robinson is Keyes, Neffs sharp colleague and gruff
friend, who smells a rat when Phyllis hubby has a fatal train "accident,"
qualifying the femme fatale for the lucrative double-indemnity payout.
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