LAist Film Calendar 02/16-02/19: Trouble With Doggiez On The Planet Of The Apes

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Still from Narcissister's EVERY WOMAN (2010). The film & artist appear in support of FEMALE TROUBLE at Human Resources gallery. Courtesy Bradford Nordeen / Dirty Looks NYC.

By its name and nature, experimental film is a bit of a minefield. Narrowing the niche even further to queer experimental film only increases the blast radius. At its best, you get truly outsider cinema, which peels back the layers of mass image culture. This so-called "queering" reveals the fakeness of social expectations, arming viewers to fight back and assert who they really are. At its worst, it embodies gay cowboys eating pudding. Female Trouble (no relation to the John Waters film), playing tomorrow night at Chinatown's Human Resources gallery, belongs in the former category. The program from New York-based series Dirty Looks is a crash course on this unique sub-genre, from the 1968 Cannes honoree Messages, Messages to 2008 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival winner Narcissister (NSFW). Local artists Rick Castro, Zackary Drucker and Narcissister will appear to discuss their works.

Stretch a buck with some damn dirty apes this Saturday at the Egyptian. Fifteen bucks nets a back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back marathon of the entire 60s-70s franchise (sorry Tim Burton & Andy Serkis fans), starting with the Charlton Heston original at 5PM and including a 40th anniversary screening of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, which directly inspired last year's Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Actors Eric Braeden (Escape from the Planet of the Apes), Don Murray (Conquest), H.M. Wynant (Conquest), Austin Stoker (Battle for the Planet of the Apes), and Linda Harrison (Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) represent the entire series for a panel discussion following the first film. The ending of Planet of the Apes is still one of the most familiar spoilers in movie history, but if you've never seen the rest of it, it's well worth checking out - thrilling action with bits to chew on critiquing the intersection of religion, government and science.

Should you prefer man's best friend to man's arch nemesis, Cinefamily has the latest from Everything is Terrible!, DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! If you're unfamiliar with the outfit, they remix bargain bin obscurities into mondo bizarro viral videos. This mutt of a mixtape features all dogs, all the time, in what they claim to be an adaptation of Alejandro Jodorowsky's surrealist classic The Holy Mountain. If that doesn't give you paws to think about picking up a ticket, there'll be plenty of dogs on skateboards, wearing sunglasses, "playing" musical instruments and giving high-fives. As with previous Cinefamily takeovers, there's a live component featuring the fuzziest, wuzzieset VHS archaeologists... and I'm afraid to speculate what else.

DOGGIEWOGGIEZ! POOCHIEWOOCHIEZ! TRAILERWRAILER! from Everything Is Terrible! on Vimeo.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

All Week
Bullhead (2011) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2010) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
The Innkeepers (2011) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Michael (2011) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animated (Nuart Theatre)
The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action (Nuart Theatre)
Rampart (2011) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Roadie (2011) (Downtown Independent)
Thin Ice (2011) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Undefeated (2011) (Arclight Hollywood) (The Landmark)

Thursday 2/16
8 1/2 (1963) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Brasher Dubloon (1947) / Murder, My Sweet (1944) (w/ actor Conrad Janis) (Aero Theatre) (NoirFest Santa Monica)
Breaking Wind (2011) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
City Lights (1931) / A Woman of Paris (1923) (Egyptian Theatre) (Romancing the Screen: Valentine's Day Weekend)
Dirty Looks: Female Trouble (Human Resources LA)
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010) (Echo Park Film Center)
Head-On (2004) (free event) (USC School of Cinematic Arts)
The Secret World of Arietty (2011) (free event w/ reception) (Melnitz Movies)

Friday 2/17
8 1/2 (1963) (New Beverly Cinema)
Blood Junkie (2010) (Echo Park Film Center)
Bullhead (2011) (w/ director Michaël R. Roskam & actor Matthias Schoenaerts) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995) (cast & crew reunion screening) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Friday Night Frights)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) / For a Few Dollars More (1965) (Aero Theatre) (Once Upon A Time: The Films of Sergio Leone)
Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011) (free event w/filmmaker David Gelb & editor Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Alumni Screening Series)
Kino-Pravda, Nos. 9-11, 13 (1922) / Kino-Pravda, Nos. 14-17 (1922-23) / Soviet Toys (1924) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Kino-Eye: The Revolutionary Cinema of Dziga Vertov)
LAconic Fest (free event) (Downtown Independent)
Monte Carlo (1930) (Old Town Music Hall)
Play It As It Lays (1972) / The Projectionist (1971) (w/ actor Chuck McCann) (Egyptian Theatre)
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)

Saturday 2/18
8 1/2 (1963) (New Beverly Cinema)
D.C. Cab (1983) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Dissolution (2010) (w/ filmmaker Nina Menkes) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Nina Menkes: Cinema as Sorcery)
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2010) (Echo Park Film Center)
Everything is Terrible! Presents DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez! (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) (Aero Theatre) (Once Upon A Time: The Films of Sergio Leone)
The Help (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Midnight in Paris (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Monte Carlo (1930) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Planet of the Apes Marathon (w/ special guests) (Egyptian Theatre)
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)

Sunday 2/19
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011) (free event) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Outside the Box (Office))
The Help (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
"La Jetee" (1964) / Twelve Monkeys (1995) (Egyptian Theatre)
Let the Bullets Fly (2010) (free event) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Outside the Box (Office))
Midnight in Paris (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Monte Carlo (1930) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Queen of Diamonds (1991) / The Great Sadness of Zohara (1983) (w/ filmmaker Nina Menkes) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Nina Menkes: Cinema as Sorcery)
Red River (1948) / The Far Country (1954) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Salt of Life (2011) (free event) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Outside the Box (Office))
Teen Wolf (1985) (w/ director Rod Daniel & special guests) (Aero Theatre)