Venue Details

54 Star Starred
Aero Theatre
Between Euclid St. and 14th St. 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403
323-466-3456
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Description

After a devastating tectonic plate-shifting disaster, five young dinosaurs – determined brontosaurus Littlefoot, headstrong triceratops Cera, babbling pterodactyl Petrie, adorable saurolophus Ducky and sleepy-eyed stegosaurus Spike – are left alone, and must embark on an incredible journey to reach their surviving family members. But Sharptooth, the tyrannosaurus rex responsible for the death of Littlefoot’s mother (and one of the most terrifying villains in the history of animation), is never far away, and the little dinosaurs know they must confront the carnivorous monster before they can reach the utopian Great Valley.

A wonderfully funny, sad and uplifting film about the search for family and the acceptance of difference, with resonant narration by Pat Hingle: “There had never been such a herd before. A long neck, a three-horn, a big mouth, a flyer and a spike-tail all together, all knowing that if they lost their way, they would starve or find themselves in Sharptooth’s shadow.”

A discussion with voice actor Will Ryan (“Petrie”) follows the screening.

About the Ticket Supplier: American Cinematheque

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