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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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Hitchcock's "Family Plot" and "Rope", with Bruce Dern and Karen Black in Person
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 he most beloved mass entertainer in Hollywood history, Alfred Hitchcock gave his delightfully chilling obsessions free creative rein for the world to enjoy. His command of cinematic form and content, and his wildly prolific career (he directed over 50 films!), is virtually unrivaled. 

The Cinematheque previously showcased a sampling of Hitchcock’s greatest black-and-white films, and now it’s time to celebrate his Technicolor masterpieces! 

Family Plot, 1976, Universal, 121 min. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s dazzling, masterful and overlooked final film follows a phony medium (Barbara Harris) and a dim-witted cab driver/out-of-work actor (Bruce Dern) who cross swords with a ruthless, duplicitous criminal couple (William Devane and Karen Black). Greed, kidnappings, jewel heists and car chases ensue. 

Rope, 1948, Universal, 80 min. This startling Alfred Hitchcock film was doubly daring for 1948: First, it risked depicting the Leopold & Loeb-like tale of homosexual lovers committing murder solely for the thrill. If that weren’t enough, it told the tale in a series of long, 10-minute takes, unlike anything any director had previously attempted. With James Stewart, Farley Granger, John Dall. 

Discussion between films with Karen Black and Bruce Dern (schedule permitting). 

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>Deck the Hall</em>: Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</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>