FRI—MON, JUNE 19—22 · AERO THEATRE
Presented by Mid-Century Productions & The American Cinematheque
→ The Aero Theater, is located at 1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, Phone: 310.260.1528. Advance tickets can be ordered through Fandango, or purchased at the Aero box office, open 1.5 hrs before the first show. *Please note that second feature showtimes are approximate.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19BARDOT
LA VERITÉ / THE TRUTH 7:30
The emergence of Brigitte Bardot signaled a sea change in how sexuality was depicted on screen, and her superstardom provoked a firestorm of controversy and backlash. LA VERITÉ traded on that notoriety and placed itself squarely in the middle of the French culture wars, with Bardot literally and figuratively "on trial" for her lack of decorum. Flashbacks ignite the sordid tale of her character's misplaced loved for a narcissistic composer (Sami Frey) and become the basis of a furious courtroom battle when she is charged with his murder. With Paul Meurisse and Charles Vanel as the bickering barristers. Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot (1960, 122 min.)
EN CAS DE MALHEUR / LOVE IS MY PROFESSION 9:55
Gabin! Bardot! Oh-la-la (or, should we say, OMG)!! The trouble starts when Gabin, a distinguished lawyer, defends Bardot, a prostitute who has committed a robbery. He gets her off, and finds (to everyone's dismay, including his wife) that he gets off on her; she becomes his mistress. Alas, Gabin's efforts to "upscale" her are frought with peril, for she has another lover, a handsome young student (Franco Interlenghi), who slowly builds into a murderous rage. With Edwige Feuillère. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon. Dir. Claude Autant-Lara (1958, 105 min.)