LAist Film Calendar: Warning!!! Pedophile, Dr. Horrible & Plenty of Creeps

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It's easy to write off Warning!!! Pedophile Released sight unseen as cheap exploitation. Besides all those exclamation marks in the title, there's the convenient release on the heels of Roman Polansky's high-profile arrest for child-rape, an appearance by porn star Joanna Angel & a lead actor coming off of Silent Night, Zombie Night and (ahem) Vaginal Holocaust. Never mind the accompanying Dakota Fanning vehicle Father Xmas (at one point rumored to be Fanning's own child-rape film Hounddog). But the film's trailer tells a different story, of disturbed teens, real tragedy & raw emotion that's more Larry Clark than Larry Cohen. Make up your own mind, and then fawn or fight with the cast and crew at the evening showings.

Speaking of cast & crew, the Egyptian has a couple treats. Felicia Day & Joss Whedon draw nerd love in support of strike-time-killer-turned-phenom Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog & MMORPG-comedy The Guild, while Fred Dekker draws my love for the director's cut of space-worm-squirmer Night of the Creeps. Helpful hint: if you're considering asking whether James Gunn's space-worm-shocker Slither ripped off Creeps, Dekker will shut you down. It's not true, and he's sick of hearing about it. They also play host to the most wonderful cast & crew of all - you & your friends - if you partake in their Haunted Hollywood scavenger hunt/video production, preceding The Goonies & The Lost Boys. Not to be outdone, New Beverly Midnights follows their strong showing last week with Dario Argento's Inferno; sadly, Argento isn't in attendance, but film writer/walking Wikipedia Tim Lucas (who likely knows more about the production than Argento at this point!) is, and so is actress Irene Miracle. It's probably easier to understand their accents anyway.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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All Week
35 Shots of Rum (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Adventures of Power (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Bronson (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Creating Karma (2006) (Laemmle's Grande 4-Plex)
Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
New York, I Love You (2009) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
A Serious Man (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Tickling Leo (2009) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Trucker (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Visual Acoustics (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
Father Xmas (2001) / Warning!!! Pedophile Released (2009) (Laemmle's Grande 4-Plex)

Thursday 10/15
Black Dynamite (2009) (free event) (Melnitz Movies)
Copyright Criminals (2009) (free event co-sponsored by Community Cinema w/ special guests) (Aero Theatre)
The Horse Boy (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Ken Jacobs in person (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum)
Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2009) (Space15 Twenty)
The Mother (1991) / Havana File (2006) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) (w/ actor Amin Tarokh, director Alireza Raisian and screenwriter Farhad Tohidi) (Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in Their Own Words)
Nashville (1975) (New Beverly Cinema)
Night of the Creeps (1986) (director's cut w/ Fred Dekker) (Egyptian Theatre)The September Issue (2009) (The Landmark)
A Serious Man (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
Slumber Party Massacre (1982) / Graduation Day (1981) / The Redeemer: Son of Satan! (1979) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Slashers!)
Zombieland (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)

Friday 10/16
Creating Karma (2006) (w/ director Jill Wisoff and cast at evening show) (Laemmle's Grande 4-Plex)
Divorce Italian Style (1961) / Seduced and Abandoned (1964) (New Beverly Cinema)
Echo Park Adventurers Club Shows Summer Films (free event) (Echo Park Film Center)
The Exorcist (1973) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Father Xmas (2001) / Warning!!! Pedophile Released (2009) (w/ filmmakers and cast at 7:10PM) (Laemmle's Grande 4-Plex)
Gilaneh (2005) / 7:05 P.M. (2009) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) (w/ co-writer and co-director Rakhshan Bani Etemad, actress Fatemah Motamed-Aria, and director Mohammad Mehdi Asgarpour and screenwriter Farhad Tohidi) (Up Close and Personal: Iranian Filmmakers in Their Own Words)
The Guild, Season 2 (2009) / Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog (2008) (Egyptian Theatre) (The American Cinematheque Blows up the Internet)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Odd Couple (1968) / The Fortune Cookie (1966) (Aero Theatre)
Open Projector Night (free event) (Hammer Museum)
Psycho (1960) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema)
Rosemary's Baby (1968) (midnight show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
The Shining (1980) (The Bay Theatre)
Stavisky (1974) (LACMA) (The Classic Films of Alain Resnais)
The Strange World of JosÈ Mojica Marins (2001) / The Strange World of Coffin Joe (1968) / Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures (1975) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (The Strange World of Coffin Joe)
Trucker (2008) (w/ actress Michelle Monaghan and director James Mottern at 7:20pm screening) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Visual Acoustics (2008) (w/ guests at 7:30PM & 9:50PM) (Nuart Theatre)

Saturday 10/17
Au revoir les enfants (1987) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Airport (1970) / Airport '75 (1975) / Airport '77 (1977) (Aero Theatre)
Creating Karma (2006) (w/ director Jill Wisoff and cast at evening show) (Laemmle's Grande 4-Plex)
Divorce Italian Style (1961) / Seduced and Abandoned (1964) (New Beverly Cinema)
Father Xmas (2001) / Warning!!! Pedophile Released (2009) (w/ filmmakers and cast at 7:10PM) (Laemmle's Grande 4-Plex)
The Flamenco Clan (2005) (free event) (Skirball Cultural Center)
Footsteps in the Fog (1955) / The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Technicolor Terror)
The Goonies (1985) / The Lost Boys (1987) (w/ Haunted Hollywood Game) (Egyptian Theatre)
Inferno (1980) (w/ actress Irene Miracle and film historian Tim Lucas) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
Mon oncle d'Amerique (1980) (LACMA) (The Classic Films of Alain Resnais)
Return of the Demon (1977) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: Kung Fu Halloween)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
The Third Man (1949) / Night and the City (1950) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Footsteps and Fog: British Film Noir)
Visual Acoustics (2008) (w/ guests at 7:30PM & 9:50PM) (Nuart Theatre)
The Whirled (1956-61) / The GoodTimesKid (2005/2009) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)

Sunday 10/18
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) / The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) (New Beverly Cinema)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) (free family matinee) (Hammer Museum)
The Big Parade (1925) (Egyptian Theatre)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) / The Golden Voice of Sinbad (1973) (Aero Theatre)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Shining (1980) (The Bay Theatre)
Victims (1977) / Don't Go in the House (1980) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)

That's all for this week. Die. There! I said it!

Compiled, as always, by the amazing and diligent Edward Yerke-Robins (and family!)