The Aero Theatre on Montana in Santa Monica will be screening the Foreign Language Films nominated for Golden Globes with Directors Julian Schnabel and Ang Lee in person, presenting their films. All of the films listed are visually stunning and give insight into different worlds, different minds, and amazing stories.
Wednesday January 9th 7:3opm
The Kite Runner: All I have hear is amazing things from this film. Directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monsters Ball) you are almost assured that it will look amazing and make you cry. The story is based on a two childhood friends in Afghanistan who are torn apart by war and how there bond goes deeper than any political, social, or religious difference. Even the preview makes me cry, check it out.
Thursday January 10th 7:30pm
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: This is an absolutely beautiful film that contains one of many people’s greatest fears, having your mind still work while your body doesn’t. Jean-Dominique (Mathieu Amalric) has a stroke paralyzing his entire body except for one eye. From there we are transported into his imagination where he is able to really see the world around him for all it’s beauty and sarcasm.
Director of the film, Julian Schnabel, who won the Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award, will be introducing the screening of his film. Don’t miss out!
Friday January 11th 7:30pm
Lust, Caution: This 1942 espionage thriller, based in Shanghai during the WWII Japanese occupation of the city, is not only amazing to watch, but will have you at the edge of your seat. It is about an ordinary woman in love, being asked to do something extraordinary, kill the enemy.
Academy Award winning Director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) will be introducing the screening of his film. Maybe he’ll reveal secret information, then you can be on the inside of one of Lee’s secrets. Awesome!
Saturday January 12th 7:30pm
Persepolis: Black and White animated film, based off Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. This is an amazing coming of age story about youthful rebellion and developing feminist consciousness in the midst of historical change. Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Payronnaud, this is an amazing film to see and the first on this list, that at times deals with the situation in a rather comedic fashion.
Sunday January 13th 7:30pm
4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days: A controversial story about two college girls in Romania negotiating for an illegal abortion during the final days of Communism. Directed by Canned Film Festival Palme d’Or winner, Christian Mungiu, this an amazingly emotional film that is bound to spur debates and uproar even in todays society.
The Aero is located at 1328 Montana Ave (Map)
To buy tickets at Fandango.com