LAist Film Calendar 10/20-10/23: 'Went The Day Well?' Then Go Raise 'Hell'!

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WENT THE DAY WELL? courtesy Rialto Pictures

For British noir fans, the final screenings of Went The Day Well? at the New Beverly will go down very well indeed. The newly restored 1942 film, based on a novel from anguished author Graham Greene, ends a rare week-long run paired with another Greene script. Tonight, it's The Third Man, starring Orson Welles in one of his most famous roles as the seedy Harry Lime. Tomorrow, it's Brighton Rock, a bloody good gangster pic starring Richard Attenborough (later of The Great Escape & Jurassic Park).

Of course, each evening's crown jewel is still Went The Day Well? Set in a post-WWII Britain (already an optimistic turn at that point in the war!), the charming comedy cum dark thriller about a village discovering German assimilators proved to be a sublime piece of propaganda. Its reputation has only grown in the decades since. As Kenneth Turan recently wrote in the LA Times, the film "was unsettling in its day and is even more so now."

HELLRAISER 1,2,3 TRAILER (Friday Night Frights) from Mighty Worm on Vimeo.

You'll be pinned to your seat when the Cinefamily's "Franchise Thursdays" series features the first three Hellraiser films tomorrow night: Clive Barker's original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II & Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. For those unfamiliar with the series, it's known for its exploration of S&M fantasy through extreme gore, epitomized in the leatherbound icon Pinhead. Cenobite stalkers will take great pains to tell you these three are the cream of the crop. Since then, Hellraiser has been shot into space & dragged through the mud of direct-to-video sequels. Between films, Hellraiser II director Tony Randel & Hellraiser II & III writer Peter Atkins subject themselves to your most piercing questions.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

All Week
2011 Beverly Hills Film, TV, & New Media Festival (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Bombay Beach (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Chalet Girl (2011) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Contagion (2011) (Lammle's BLVD) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Daylight (2010) (Downtown Independent)
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Le Havre (2011) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Hitler's Grave (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Klitschko (2011) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Man Nobody Knew (2011) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Margin Call (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) (The Landmark)
Oranges & Sunshine (2010) (The Landmark)
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) (Nuart Theatre)
Take Shelter (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Women on the Sixth Floor (2010) (Lammle's BLVD) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)

Thursday 10/20
Footloose (2011) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
Hellraiser (1987) / Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) / Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Friday Night Frights Presents Franchise Thursdays)
The Ides of March (2011) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)
Nippon Re-Read: Radical Fragments & Abstractions From Japan (Echo Park Film Center)
The NY Short Film Concert (Aero Theatre)
Ray Charles: Live in France 1961 (2011) (w/ panel discussion) (Egyptian Theatre)
Went the Day Well? (1942) / Brighton Rock (1947) (New Beverly Cinema)

Friday 10/21
Clockwork Orange (1971) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Edward Scissorhands (1990) (70MM w/ panel discussion) (LACMA)
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010) (w/ filmmakers & Fishbone at 7pm & 9:55pm shows) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Guns of Navarone (1961) (Egyptian Theatre)
Hollywood Film Festival (Arclight Hollywood)
Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
International Skateboarding Film Festival (Downtown Independent)
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 Raven (1963) / Masque of the Red Death (1964) (Aero Theatre) (The Price is Fright: Vincent Price Centennial)
Road to Zanzibar (1941) (Old Town Music Hall)
Romanza: The Buildings of California Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (2011) (Alex Theatre)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) / I Saw the Devil (2010) (New Beverly Cinema)
Willard (1971) / Wild Beasts (1984) / Shakma (1990) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Up From the Depths: Rare Horror)
Zombie (1979) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema) (Grindhouse Film Festival)

Saturday 10/22
Army of Darkness (1992) (Long Beach Cinematheque) (Downtown Drive-In)
Back Door Channels (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Blazing Saddles (1974) (Egyptian Theatre)
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 Playhouse 7)
A Celebration of Homemade Horror: Night 1 (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Up From the Depths: Rare Horror)
Cinema Indigene (Echo Park Film Center)
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010) (w/ filmmakers & Fishbone at 1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7pm & 9:55pm shows) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Evil Roy Slade (1972) (free event) (Egyptian Theatre)
Hollywood Film Festival (Arclight Hollywood)
House on Haunted Hill (1958) / The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) (Aero Theatre) (The Price is Fright: Vincent Price Centennial)
Klitschko (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
My Afternoons With Margueritte (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) (Alex Theatre)
Project Vampire (1988) (w/ special guests) (Horrible Movie Night) (The Complex Theater)
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) (w/ filmmaker Chris Paine & film subject Greg "Gadget" Abbott at 2:50, 5:10, & 7:30 shows) (Nuart Theatre)
Road to Zanzibar (1941) (Old Town Music Hall)
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)
Senna (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) (w/ Autumn Carnival & Pumpkin Carving) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) / I Saw the Devil (2010) (New Beverly Cinema)
Winchester '73 (1950) (Autry National Center) (What is a Western?)
Zombie (1979) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema) (Grindhouse Film Festival)

Sunday 10/23
Alternative Projections Screening Series (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)
Ashes & Embers (1982) / Hour Glass (1971) (w/ filmmaker Haile Gerima) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema)
Back Door Channels (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
A Celebration of Homemade Horror: Night 2 (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Up From the Depths: Rare Horror)
Girlfriend (2010) (w/ Q&A) (Downtown Independent)
Hollywood Film Festival (Arclight Hollywood)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (The Bay Theatre)
Klitschko (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Land of the Pharaohs (1972) (w/ panel discussion) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Scenes Where We Live: Art Directors Film Society Series)
My Afternoons With Margueritte (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) / Wes Craven's A New Nightmare (1994) (New Beverly Cinema)
Revenge of the Electric Car (2011) (w/ filmmaker Chris Paine & film subject Greg "Gadget" Abbott at 2:50, 5:10, & 7:30 shows) (Nuart Theatre)
Road to Zanzibar (1941) (Old Town Music Hall)
Senna (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Theater of Blood (1973) / Witchfinder General (1968) (Aero Theatre) (The Price is Fright: Vincent Price Centennial)