LAist Film Calendar: The Horror, The Horror...

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Deadly Prey is the Citizen Kane of Rambo rip-offs. Or, more accurately, Citizen Kane is the Deadly Prey of William Randolph Hearst biopics. Don't believe me? Check Cinefamily favorite Everything is Terrible! for video clips or the Gentleman's Guide to Midnight Cinema podcast for an in-depth discussion. There's no better venue for such cinematic splendor than Horrible Movie Night, a monthly film/comedy spectacular with alcoholic beverages, sugary brownies, improv intermissions, and a competition for the best audience one-liner. If you're on a strictly low-testosterone diet, check out Viscera Film Festival, an all-day women's horror festival at Downtown Independent. The line-up sports 34 shorts spanning three genres - comedic, experimental & scary - and these ladies don't need Aunt Flo to bring the gore! Guests include Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Brea Grant (Heroes), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), and a killer cadre of filmmaking final girls.

For an entirely different brand of women's cinema, rah-rah-rah on down to the New Bev for the 10th anniversary screening of cheerleader comedy Bring It On! Should you prefer beasts to beauties, the Academy boasts a Ray Harryhausen double feature of 20 Million Miles to Earth (Martian vs. Elephant!) and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Man vs. Cyclops!). Keep the technicolor coming with the Aero's screening of Dr. Seuss-penned The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, with art director John Muto. If all that synchronized dialogue is too cacophonous for words, the Nuart premieres a restored print of Academy Award-winning silent Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

viscera.jpg Photo courtesy of Viscera Film Festival

All Week
Chen Chieh-jen: Empire's Borders II - Western Enterprises, Inc. (2010) (Free Event) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
The Girl Who Played With Fire (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Kisses (2008) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Operation: Endgame (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Outfest Film Festival (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Restrepo (2010) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
South of the Border (2009) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) (Nuart Theatre)
Videocracy (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
We Are the Mods (2009) (Downtown Independent)
Wild Grass (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Winnebago Man (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Winter's Bone (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Thursday 7/15
2001 Maniacs: Field of Streams (2010) (w/ director Tim Sullivan and cast members) (Egyptian Theatre)
Dogs in Space (1986) / We're Living' on Dog Food (2009) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock the Rock 2010) (Co-Presented by Part Time Punks)
Gallery of Animation Short Films (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Heaven Can Wait (1978) / The President's Analyst (1967) (Aero Theatre)
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009) / Frank and Ollie (1995) (New Beverly Cinema)

Friday 7/16
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) / The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) (A Ray Harryhausen Classic Double Feature)
The American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet: DRAMA 3/4 (w/ special guests) (Egyptian Theatre)
Dazed and Confused (1993) (Regency Westwood Village Theater) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Design for Living (1933) / The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) (LACMA) (The American Cinema of Ernst Lubitsch)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) (Old Town Music Hall)
Mad Dog Morgan (1976) / Kid Blue (1973) (w/ director Phillipe Mora) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Dennis Hopper: Wasn't Born to Follow) (Co-Presented by MOCA and Cinespia)
My Night at Maud's (1969) / Claire's Knee (1970) (Aero Theatre) (A Tribute to Eric Rohmer and "The Six Moral Tales")
Pulp Fiction (1994) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Uninvited (1944) / The Haunting (1963) (New Beverly Cinema)
We Are the Mods (2009) (w/ special guests at 8:40pm and 10:20pm shows) (Downtown Independent)
When a Man Loves (1927) (w/ shorts and UCLA preservation officer Robert Gitt) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Rarities from the Warner Archive Collection)

Saturday 7/17
'70s Van Triple Feature: The Van (1977) / Mag Wheels (1978) / Supervan (1977) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Dumber in the Summer)
Bring It On (2000) (10th Anniversary show w/ actor Cody McMains and other special guests) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Cabaret (1972) (Egyptian Theatre)
City Island (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
La Collectionneuse (1967) / Chloe in the Afternoon (1972) (Aero Theatre) (A Tribute to Eric Rohmer and "The Six Moral Tales")
Deadly Prey (1987) (The Complex - Ruby Theater) (Horrible Movie Night)
Eyes Wide Open (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Nature of Existence (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Other Worlds Short Films (w/ directors Kenny Johnston & Steve Richard Harris, Joe Gallina, Alicia Brauns, Maria Biber-Ferro and producer Daniel Inkles) (Egyptian Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (South Coast Village Regency Theaters)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Saturday Night Fever (1977) (w/ DJ Cut Chemist) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings) (Summer Series)
The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos) (2009) (Warner Grand Theatre)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940) / Angel (1937) (LACMA) (The American Cinema of Ernst Lubitsch)
Show People (1928) (w/ historian Cari Beauchamp) (Egyptian Theatre)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) (w/ Walter Koenig) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Simply 70mm Star Trek Spectacular Saturdays)
The Uninvited (1944) / The Haunting (1963) (New Beverly Cinema)
VISCERA 2010 Women's Film Festival (Downtown Independent)
Wonder Bar (1934) / Fog Over Frisco (1934) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Rarities from the Warner Archive Collection)

Sunday 7/18
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) (w/ clip reel and discussion w/ art director John Muto) (Aero Theatre)
Chris Kennedy: Eight Films (w/ Chris Kennedy) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)
Citizen Kane (1941) (The Bay Theatre)
City Island (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Eyes Wide Open (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Four Daughters (1938) / Colleen (1936) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Rarities from the Warner Archive Collection)
Happiness (1998) / Life During Wartime (2010) (w/ filmmaker Todd Solondz) (Egyptian Theatre)
Karlssson auf dem Dach (Karlsson on the Roof) (1974) (Goethe-Institut) (Kinder Kino)
The Nature of Existence (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Top Hat (1935) / Swing Time (1936) (New Beverly Cinema)

That's all for this week. It's a bird! It's a plane! it's Supervan!

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