LAist Film Calendar: Beer-Drinking Bong-Smoking Blood-Suckers

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Bear witness to loads of laughs as the cult of comedy continues at Cinefamily! Friday, celebrate 40 years of National Lampoon (the National Lampoon of Harvard days, NOT the National Lampoon of Dorm Daze) with side-splitting satires Lemmings (starring Chevy Chase, John Belushi & Christopher Guest), Disco Beaver From Outer Space & Class of '86, culminating with togastic smash Animal House. Saturday, bring your lighters to salute Cheech & Chong with a triple header of craziness: Up in Smoke, Cheech & Chong's Next Movie and Nice Dreams. Sunday, rest. Fans of a different comic may never forgive Joel Schumacher for his Batman films, but when he leaves the costumes and Jim Carrey behind, he does quite all right. The director and "architect of aesthetic" is guest of honor at the Egyptian and Aero theaters all weekend, introducing a 25th anniversary screening of St. Elmo's Fire, an f-bombing fantastic double of Falling Down & Flatliners, and a sneak preview of his latest, Twelve.

If you're upset that The Lost Boys isn't on that list, swoop into the New Beverly for Vampire-Con Film Fest. Feast your fangs on three costumes-encouraged programs. Thursday opens the "Summer of Vampire Love", with '60s films starring legendary director Roman Polanski & legendary Dracula Christopher Lee. Friday's frights feature two Hispanic horrors, one of them a rarely screened Spanish-language version of the 1930's Dracula. If that isn't enough to keep your blood pumping, there's also a midnight showing of Trasharella, with writer/actor/former-showgirl Rena Riffel in the flesh. Saturday night closes out with a feverish triple featuring Klaus Kinski, Frank Langella, Sir Laurence Olivier & Donald Pleasence! Should you prefer pasties to plasma, you can relive Riffel's glory days with Devil's Night Drive-In's 15th-anniversary showing of Showgirls.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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All Week
2010 Los Angeles Film Festival (Downtown Independent) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
American Auto (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Anton Chekhov's "The Duel" (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Eyes Wide Open (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Generation Zero (2010) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Infidel (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Killer Inside Me (2010) (Nuart Theatre)
Let It Rain (2008) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Metropia (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Mother and Child (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
My Trip to Al-Queda (2010) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Restrepo (2010) (The Landmark)
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Sun Behind the Clouds (2010) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Thursday 6/24
Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) (w/ live accompaniment by Cabeza De Vaca Arcestra) (Downtown Independent)
Cinefamily's Comedy Shorts Showcase (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Cinefamily's 2nd Annual Comedy Festival)
The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010) (w/ special giveaways) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle (2009) (w/ director David Russo and actors Vince Vieluf and Marshall Allman) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) / Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968) (New Beverly Cinema) (Vampire-Con Film Fest)
Modern Times (1936) / A King in New York (1957) (Aero Theatre) (CineLights: Charlie Chaplin on the Big Screen)
The Musical Yoduk Story (2006) (Korean Cultural Center)
Patti's Place (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
The Red Shoes (1948) (Egyptian Theatre)
Tijuana Showcase (w/ filmmaker/curator Giancarlo Ruiz) (Echo Park Film Center)

Friday 6/25
The Circus (1928) / The Gold Rush (1925) (Aero Theatre) (CineLights: Charlie Chaplin on the Big Screen)
Dracula (Spanish Version, 1931) / The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) (New Beverly Cinema) (Vampire-Con Film Fest) (Co-presented with LatinHorror.com)
Falling Down (1993) / Flatliners (1990) (w/ Joel Schumacher) (Egyptian Theatre) (Architect of Aesthetic: A Joel Schumacher Tribute)
The Infidel (2010) (w/ producer Uzma Hasan and actor Richard Schiff) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle (2009) (w/ director David Russo and actors Vince Vieluf and Marshall Allman) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) (w/ George Wyner) (Echo Park Film Center) (Filmmobile Summer Series)
Mad Max (1979) (midnight show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
National Lampoon's 40th Anniversary Tribute (feat. Animal House (1978)) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Cinefamily's 2nd Annual Comedy Festival) (Co-Presented by LA Weekly)
Sita Sings the Blues (2008) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
The Sun Behind the Clouds (2010) (w/ filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam at 7:30pm show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Tijuana Showcase (w/ filmmaker/curator Giancarlo Ruiz) (Echo Park Film Center)
Trasharella (2009) (midnight show w/ director/star Rena Riffel, co-star Count Smokula, and more!) (New Beverly Cinema) (Vampire-Con Film Fest)
The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia (2009) (w/ director Julien Nitzberg) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Saturday 6/26
Fuel (2008) (w/ filmmaker Josh Tickell & David Freeman) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Idols of the Silent Era (Egyptian Theatre)

The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle (2009) (w/ actor Vince Vieluf) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Infidel (2010) (w/ actors Omid Djalili and Richard Schiff) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Labyrinth (1986) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Mad Max (1979) (midnight show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Meatballs Part II (1984) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Midnight Cowboy (1969) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings) (Summer Series)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) / Dracula (1979) / Love at First Bite (1979) (New Beverly Cinema) (Vampire-Con Film Fest)
Oklahoma! (1955) (Alex Theatre)
The Pilgrim (1923) / The Great Dictator (1940) (Aero Theatre) (CineLights: Charlie Chaplin on the Big Screen)
Ragtime Festival 35 (Old Town Music Hall)
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 Secret in Their Eyes (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Showgirls (1995) (Devil's Night Drive In)
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984) / Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2 Century (1953) (w/ producer Ralph Winter) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Simply 70MM Star Trek Spectacular Saturdays)
The Sun Behind the Clouds (2010) (w/ filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam at 7:30pm show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Twelve (2010) (preview screening w/ Joel Schumacher & other guests) (Egyptian Theatre) (Architect of Aesthetic: A Joel Schumacher Tribute)
Up in Smoke (1978) / Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) / Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams (1981) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Cinefamily's 2nd Annual Comedy Festival)
The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia (2009) (w/ director Julien Nitzberg) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Sunday 6/27
All Your Friends (Los Angeles Music Video Festival's monthly showcase) (Downtown Independent)
Charlie Chaplin Shorts Program (Aero Theatre) (CineLights: Charlie Chaplin on the Big Screen)
Crack in the World (1965) / The River (1951) (w/ art director John Muto) (Egyptian Theatre)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Infidel (2010) (w/ producer Arvind David and actor Richard Schiff) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Ragtime Festival 35 (Old Town Music Hall)
Richard Myers: Deathstyles (w/ Richard Myers) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
St. Elmo's Fire (1985) (w/ director Joel Schumacher) (Aero Theatre)
The Sun Behind the Clouds (2010) (w/ filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam at 1pm and 3:10pm shows) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Superman (1978) (The Bay Theatre)
The Wild And Wonderful Whites Of West Virginia (2009) (w/ director Julien Nitzberg) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

That's all for this week. I'm not here, man.

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