European Docs Making Pilgrimage to Santa Monica

The U.S. has Errol Morris and Michael Moore, but if you want see how the Euros handle this documentary stuff (and we don’t mean Swedish soft porn), take a trip out to Santa Monica next week for the Aero Eurodocs Festival at the Aero Theater Oct. 16-22.

This eclectic 11 film showcase featuring 10 Los Angeles premieres of new European produced documentaries, including Sung-Hyung Cho’s stirring yet comical “Full Metal Village,” is an opportunity to journey into unfamiliar cultures and subcultures and to meet some unique individuals as viewed through a contemporary European lens. At the core of these films, are the stories of citizens of the world making their way in the 21st century — following or breaking tradition in human experiences that by far supersede geographic borders.

The festival will be presented American Cinematheque in collaboration with International Documentary Association and European Languages and Movies in America with the support of the consulates of Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein, Goethe Institute-Los Angeles, the Italian Film Commission and the UK Film Council U.S.