LAist Film Calendar 08/04-08/07: Seth Green at the New Beverly

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IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT courtesy T.J. Watt/Oscilloscope

Seth Green returns to the New Beverly for a weekend-long guestival! The Robot Chicken guru pairs pulp & circumstance Thursday with a screening of the car-chase classic Smokey and the Bandit & Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven. Friday & Saturday, Seth's showing Steve Martin starrer Parenthood & Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King. The Kids in the Hall conquer Saturday's midnight slot with their feature-length Brain Candy, while Sunday sports a double dose of Danny DeVito courtesy of The Zucker Brothers' Ruthless People & DeVito-directed War of the Roses.

Seth will appear live tonight to kick off the series, but beyond that it isn't clear which shows he'll be attending. Follow @NewBeverly & @SethGreen on Twitter for guest updates!

For a darker shade of green, check out If A Tree Falls, playing one week only at the Downtown Independent. The documentary tracks eco-terrorist group Earth Liberation Front & the fall-out when its largest cell was cracked in 2005. Co-directors Marshall Curry (Racing Dreams) & Sam Cullman (cinematographer, King Corn) gained unprecedented access to ELF's former members, their own footage of their attacks & the team that put them behind bars. Rather than glorify the group or vilify its "elves", they ask what causes someone to turn from impassioned activist to violent extremist. It's the question of our era, as the public splinters & zealots for all causes rise.

Full list appears below:

All Week
Bellflower (2011) (Nuart Theatre)
Death By Medicine (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Future (2011) (The Landmark)
The Harvest (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
ITV Fest (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) (Downtown Independent)
Knocking on the Devil's Door (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Poverty, Inc. (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness (2011) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Snow Flower and Secret Fan (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Tabloid (2010) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Whistleblower (2010) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

Thursday 8/4
Bob and the Monster (2011) (w/ director Keirda Bahruth, producer Rick Ballard & guests) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock the Rock)
Friends With Benefits (2011) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ show)
Horrible Bosses (2011) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ show)
The Indian Runner (1991) (w/ Sean Penn) (Aero Theatre)
The Long, Long Trailer (1954) / The Dark Corner (1946) (Egyptian Theatre)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977) / Unforgiven (1992) (New Beverly Cinema)

Friday 8/5
Batman Begins (2005) / The Dark Knight (2008) (Egyptian Theatre)
Bellflower (2011) (w/ cast & crew at 7:30pm & 10pm shows) (Nuart Theatre)
The Color of Pomegranates (1969) / Man Follows Birds (1975) (LACMA) (Once Upon a Time in the Middle East)
The Future (2011) (w/ filmmaker Miranda July at 7:45pm show) (The Landmark)
The Goonies (1985) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Hell's Angels (1930) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Harlow Before the Code)
Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus (1972) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (France Goes POP!)
Johnny Guitar (1954) / In a Lonely Place (1950) (Aero Theatre) (Lonely Places: A Nicholas Ray Centennial)
The Last Circus (2010) (free event, midnight show) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Nanny (1965) (Old Town Music Hall)
Parenthood (1989) / The Fisher King (1991) (New Beverly Cinema)
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness (2011) (w/ director Joseph Dorman at the 7:30pm show) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
The Whistleblower (2010) (w/ filmmaker Larysa Kondracki at 7:10pm show) (The Landmark)

Saturday 8/6
Arabian Nights (1974) (LACMA) (Once Upon a Time in the Middle East)
Bellflower (2011) (w/ cast & crew at 7:30pm show) (Nuart Theatre)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings) (Summer Series)
Cold Fish (2010) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Fargo (1996) (Outdoor Cinema Food Fest)
Heart of the Rio Grande (1942) / Sons of New Mexico (1950) (Autry National Center) (Saturday Matinee Double Feature)
Hold Your Man (1933) / Red-Headed Woman (1932) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Harlow Before the Code)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (LACMA) (Saturday Monster Matinees)
Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Nanny (1965) (Old Town Music Hall)
Near Dark (1987) / Pumpkinhead (1988) (w/ Lance Henriksen) (Egyptian Theatre)
Nine Nation Animation (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Parenthood (1989) / The Fisher King (1991) (New Beverly Cinema)
Passione (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Project 1: Your Voice, Your Choice (Downtown Independent)
Robin Hood (1922) (w/ live accompaniment) (Aero Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (South Coast Village Regency Theaters)
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness (2011) (w/ director Joseph Dorman at the 7:30pm show) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness (2011) (w/ director Joseph Dorman at the 3:15pm show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Spaceballs (1987) (midnight show) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
Topkapi (1964) (LACMA) (Once Upon a Time in the Middle East)
The Wizard of Oz (1939) (free event) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Long Beach Cinematheque)

Sunday 8/7
The Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
Bellflower (2011) (w/ cast & crew at 7:30pm show) (Nuart Theatre)
Bigger Than Life (1956) / Knock on Any Door (1949) (Aero Theatre) (Lonely Places: A Nicholas Ray Centennial)
Cold Fish (2010) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) (The Bay Theatre)
The Nanny (1965) (Old Town Music Hall)
Nine Nation Animation (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Passione (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Ruthless People (1986) / The War of the Roses (1989) (New Beverly Cinema)
Sholem Aleichem: Laughing In The Darkness (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Toby Tyler (1960) (free event) (Hammer Museum) (Family Flicks)
The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Legacy Project Screening Series)
Voyage in Utopia (2007) (w/ filmmaker Laurent Le Gall) (Egyptian Theatre)

That's all for this week. See you at the movies!