Tim Robbins probably will always be best known for his work in front of the camera, but his work behind it is impressive as well. In 1999’s Cradle Will Rock — screening at the Aero Theatre at 7:30 with the writer-director in person — he goes back to 1937, when the musical of the title proved controversial before it was even performed. Robbins enlisted the help of several vaunted thesps (then-wife Susan Sarandon, Vanessa Redgrave, both Cusacks, John Turturro, Emily Watson and others) to make it so. For more, visit americancinemathequecalendar.com.

Tue., Jan. 20, 7:30-10 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/20/15)

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