LAist Film Calendar 10/13-10/16: All-American Amateurs & Hindi Horrors

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Still from 'Welcome San Francisco Movie Makers', courtesy of San Francisco MediaArchive. Screening Sunday as part of 'Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives.'

The nonprofessional filmmaker has been a fixture of cinema from The Lumière Brothers' films featuring factory workers and their families through to the "found footage" genre epitomized in the Paranormal Activity franchise.

This Saturday, the Academy celebrates the art of the amateur with Home Movie Day. Bring the film history gathering dust in your closet down to the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The archivists in attendance will appreciate all of it, be it a well-worn wedding tape or that Super 8 zombie movie you made as a kid. Film check-in begins at 11 a.m., with free screenings running until 4 p.m..

Those who lived and breathed show business kept their own cameras rolling long after they left the set. Hollywood Home Movies III is a charming companion piece to Home Movie Day, featuring star-studded sneak peeks at Golden Age Hollywood homes, local landmarks and uber-rare behind-the-scenes footage of Gone With The Wind.

Sunday, the Kodachrome continues with Amateur Night: Home Movies From American Archives. The 35mm mixtape runs from 1915-2005, comprised of the real life Smokey The Bear, Alfred Hitchcock's home life, presidential visits to Anytown USA and flea-market family films. Both these programs are $5 a pop. Experience these fuzzy traces of Americana before they fade away forever.

The Cinefamily is no stranger to mega-rare movie melds. Their latest, Bollywood Bloodbath, is a whole night of Hindi horrors, boasting song, dance and dimestore effects. The masala monster mash opens with a Mondo Mixtape tribute to the Ramsay Brothers.

The first spook show spinners in Southeast Asia, the Ramsays tore through the conservative framework of Indian film culture with works like Bandh Darwaza (aka "The Bollywood Dracula") and Mahakaal (aka "The Bollywood Nightmare on Elm Street"). While clearly constrained by their budgets, the Ramsays took the (cricket) ball and ran with it, intercutting Indian culture & Hollywood inspiration. Following the film, Finders Keepers Records hosts an undead Desi dance party with tracks from a forthcoming Bollywood Bloodbath compilation album. How do you say "thriller" in Hindi?

Full list appears below! Which spicy splice will entice your eyes this weekend?

All Week
The 12th Polish Film Festival Los Angeles (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Addiction Incorporated (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Back Door Channels (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Blackthorn (2011) (Lammle's BLVD)
The Debt (2010) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Dirty Girl (2011) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Father of Invention (2010) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Fireflies in the Garden (2008) (The Landmark)
The Greater Good (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Hell and Back Again (2011) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Higher Ground (2011) (Lammle's BLVD)
Khodorkovsky (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011) (Nuart Theatre)
Midnight in Paris (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Raw Faith (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
The Skin I Live In (2011) (The Landmark)
The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Texas Killing Fields (2011) (The Landmark)
Vito (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
The Way (2010) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Weekend (2011) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)

Thursday 10/13
Actresses (2009) (Korean Cultural Center)
Bike Film Night: Streetfilms (w/ producer Damien Newton) (Echo Park Film Center)
Black Bread (2010) (w/ actress Nora Navas and producer Isona Passola & complimentary reception) (Egyptian Theatre) (Recent Spanish Cinema XVII)
Body Temperature (2011) (Melnitz Movies)
The Catechism Cataclysm (2011) (w/ director Todd Rohal and actor Steve Little) (Aero Theatre)
Doug Benson's Movie Interruption: Fright Night (1985) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Dream House (2011) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ show)
Fright Night (1985) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Ides of March (2011) (Arclight Hollywood) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ show)
Point Blank (2010) / Frantic (1988) (New Beverly Cinema)
Real Steel (2011) (Arclight Beach Cities) (21+ show)
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (2011) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)

Friday 10/14
Anything You Want (2010) / Don't Be Afraid (2011) (w/ director Achero Mañas) (Egyptian Theatre) (Recent Spanish Cinema XVII)
Bollywood Bloodbath (w/ dance party) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Up From the Depths: Rare Horror)
Cinekink Double Feature (Echo Park Film Center)
Frankenstein (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
Hobo With a Shotgun (2011) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
The Human Centipede II: Full Sequence (2011) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema Shorts Program (w/ filmmakers) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema)
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011) (w/ filmmaker Carl Colby at the 7:30pm & 9:55pm shows) (Nuart Theatre)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Silent Comedy Shorts Program (Aero Theatre)
Went the Day Well? (1942) (New Beverly Cinema)
Werner Schroeter/Elfi Mikesch: A Voice That Lingers (Goethe-Institut) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
The Woman (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Saturday 10/15
Bless Their Little Hears (1984) / The Pocketbook (1980) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema)
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Cousinhood (2011) / Torrente 4: Lethal Crisis (2011) (w/ actor Adrian Lastra) (Egyptian Theatre) (Recent Spanish Cinema XVII)
Death Becomes Her (1992) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Cinefamily Pajama Party IX!)
Deathwish 4: The Crackdown (1987) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
An Evening With Larry Cohen (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Up From the Depths: Rare Horror)
Female Trouble (1975) / Serial Mom (1994) (w/ John Waters) (Aero Theatre)
Film Journeys (Echo Park Film Center)
Frankenstein (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Hedgehog (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Hollywood Home Movies III : Treasures from the Academy Film Archive Collection (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
Home Movie Day (free event w/ Charles Phoenix) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011) (w/ filmmaker Carl Colby at the 7:30pm & 9:55pm shows) (Nuart Theatre)
The Mill and the Cross (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985) / Beetlejuice (1989) Drink-a-Long & Beer Pong (Downtown Independent)
Relationship Therapy for the Modern Human Shorts Program (free event w/ RSVP) (Cinema Speakeasy) (Space15 Twenty)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Live Shadowcast Midnight Show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
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)
Went the Day Well? (1942) (New Beverly Cinema)
Werner Schroeter/Elfi Mikesch: A Voice That Lingers (Goethe-Institut) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
The Whale (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)

Sunday 10/16
Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
Ashes & Embers (1982) / Hour Glass (1971) (w/ filmmaker Haile Gerima) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema)
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Carrie (1976) (The Bay Theatre)
Ed Asner in Person Matinee Screening (film to be announced) (Aero Theatre)
Frankenstein (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Hedgehog (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Industry Town: The Avant-Garde and Hollywood (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby (2011) (w/ filmmaker Carl Colby at the 5pm show) (Nuart Theatre)
The Mill and the Cross (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover (1977) / Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) / It's Alive (1974) (w/ Larry Cohen) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Up From the Depths: Rare Horror)
Three Steps Above Heaven (2010) / Forever Young (2010) (w/ actor Alvaro Cervantes) (Egyptian Theatre) (Recent Spanish Cinema XVII)
Went the Day Well? (1942) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Whale (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)