Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Mar 1, 2019
7:30pm

HITCHCOCK, TRUFFAUT AND JONES
Double Feature!
SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER / ROPE
35 mm!

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER
TIREZ SUR LE PIANISTE
1960, Janus Films, 92 min, France, Dir: François Truffaut

Director François Truffaut once said that every filmmaker’s first movie is a mad rush of ideas, while every second movie is an exercise in style. This, his own second movie, is both: a stylistic tour de force filled with innovative visual ideas but also a longing, bittersweet character study of uncommon depth and resonance. Charles Aznavour is a washed-up concert pianist unable to return to his former glory due to connections with gangsters and other nefarious types; Marie Dubois is the woman who loves him. A long confession scene is Truffaut’s tribute to Ingrid Bergman’s 10-minute confession in Hitchcock’s UNDER CAPRICORN. Adapted from the great novel Down There by David Goodis (who also wrote DARK PASSAGE). In French with English subtitles.


35 mm!

ROPE
1948, Universal, 80 min, USA, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock

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 wasn’t enough, it told the tale in a series of long, 10-minute takes, unlike anything any director had previously attempted. Having passed over the heads of most audiences when originally released, the film is a revelation by today’s standards. With James Stewart, Farley Granger and John Dall (GUN CRAZY).


Aero Theatre • Fri, Mar 1, 2019 • 7:30pm

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