Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, May 11, 2019
8:00pm

STARRING EUROPE: NEW FILMS FROM THE EU 2019
Last Stop Is the Moon + THE FOUNDATION OF CRIMINAL EXCELLENCE
Presented by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Romania, the European Union and the American Cinematheque. Sponsored by Bank of the West, the European Union, the Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles and Obicá USA.

Los Angeles Premiere! “Last Stop Is the Moon” (2017, Lithuania, 9 min. Dir. Birutė Sodeikaitė) Creating an imaginative world with innovative stop-motion animation, director Birutė Sodeikaitė follows a girl’s gradual acceptance of her illness.
Followed by:

Los Angeles Premiere!

THE FOUNDATION OF CRIMINAL EXCELLENCE
KRIMINALAS EKSELENCES FONDS
2018, 126 min, Latvia, Dir: Oskars Rupenheits

The first Latvian feature partially financed by a local crowdfunding campaign, THE FOUNDATION OF CRIMINAL EXCELLENCE follows a man’s hilarious search for inspiration for his screenplay about the criminal underworld. What begins as a few harmless scams turns into an elaborate heist, as the wannabe con artist and his reluctant companion find themselves more entangled in crime than they ever imagined. With an entirely nonprofessional cast, this irreverent buddy comedy from first-time director Oskars Rupenheits was a surprise hit at the Latvian box office, becoming the No. 1 film of 2018.


THE FOUNDATION OF CRIMINAL EXCELLENCE in Latvian with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, May 11, 2019 • 8:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night Reception & In-Person Guests!
Thu, May 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Director André Hörmann In Person!
Fri, May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Director Magdalena Chmielewska In Person!
Sat, May 11, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Free Event! In-Person Guests!
Sat, May 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Sun, May 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Aero Theatre
Reception + In-Person Guests!
Sun, May 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Closing Night Reception + In-Person Guests!
Mon, May 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre