Few filmmakers have provided as many laughs per minute as Mel Brooks, who as a writer, director, producer and actor has been responsible for some
of the silver screen’s all-time greatest comedies, including The Producers, Young Frankenstein and High
Anxiety. Trading equally in slapstick, verbal wit and social satire, his
work is marked by an unusual combination of vulgarity and sweetness, as well as
a willingness to do anything for a laugh.
To this end, the American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre will
host a special one-week retrospective, January 23 through 30, with several in-person
appearances by Brooks. In addition to the above-mentioned films, other
favorites like The Twelve Chairs, Silent Movie and History of the World Part I will also screen. The Aero Theatre
is located at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica
information on directions and the Aero’s upcoming schedule,
phone (323) 466-FILM.