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

1995, Paramount, 97 min, USA, Dir: Amy Heckerling

Writer-director Amy Heckerling’s sleeper hit plucks the privileged protagonist from Jane Austen’s 19th century novel Emma and plants her in a Beverly Hills high school of today. Rich, beautiful and popular, Cher (Alicia Silverstone in a star-making performance) is used to getting what she wants. When she gets a bad grade, she just plays matchmaker to her teacher, his grading standards relax, and the problem is solved. But when Cher teams with her BFF (Stacey Dash) to work similar magic with the tragically unhip new girl (Brittany Murphy), the effort backfires. Repairing relationships (and power-shopping) to get back on top of the social ladder, Cher winds up with a boyfriend of her own in this effervescent teen comedy. With Paul Rudd.

 

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

1982, Universal, 92 min, USA, Dir: Amy Heckerling

A raunchy and painfully funny look at Southern California high school students by director Amy Heckerling (Clueless_). Writer Cameron Crowe (_Almost Famous) adapts his own semi-autobiographical book as an unexpected launching pad for three future Academy Award winners: Forest Whitaker, Nicolas Cage and Sean Penn (in a career-making turn as pothead surfer, Jeff Spicoli). Also starring Jennifer Jason Leigh in her first major role, as a vulnerable teenager anxious about losing her virginity. A truly iconic film from the hilarious rogues’ gallery of regular guys (Judge Reinhold), teen-queens (Phoebe Cates), hustlers (Robert Romanus) and stoners. Also featuring Eric Stoltz, Anthony Edwards, the original Sherman Oaks Galleria (where the species known as The Valley Girl was born), Santa Monica Place and the immortal Ray Walston as Mr. Hand. Classic soundtrack music by Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, The Cars, Led Zeppelin and more.

American Cinematheque Film Screenings at Aero Theatre Descanso Gardens: Enchanted Forest of Light <em>CHILL</em> <em>L.A. Zoo Lights</em> American Ballet Theatre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Amélie, A New Musical</em> <em>Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment</em> Knott's Merry Farm <em>The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker</em> Long Beach Ballet: <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>A Cinderella Christmas</em>