Thursday, February 12, 2009
Capping a weeklong series of "Films for Lovers," the Aero presents the heady, V-Day double feature of "From Here to Eternity" and "Casablanca" (above). The two black-and-white classics, of 1953 and 1942 respectively, offer much in the way of well-worn though durable tropes -- each film iconic to a fault with signature scenes of love and loss -- that have become synonymous with romance itself. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Sat. (323) 466-3456; www.americancinematheque.com.