LAist Film Calendar 04/19-04/22: A 4/20 Celluloid Smoke-Out & The Dank Depths of Noir City

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Tell your children! Tell your neighbors! Let no one fall under the spell of REEFER MADNESS - the devil's weed!

Juana have a merry time at the movies this Friday? The Grindhouse Film Festival & New Beverly Midnights roll up for a special screening of cannabis cult classic Reefer Madness. The Cinefamily takes it back to the motherland with another midnight movie, Marley. The new documentary about the iconic artist kicks off a week-long series, Jamaican Noir: The Cinema of Dread. Keep it coming harder in the wee hours of the morning with Kingston crime-verite Rockers on the same bill, followed by Peter Tosh doc Stepping Razor Red X. The latter only plays as part of this line-up, while Marley & Rockers screen again throughout the weekend.

If you're planning to spent the 20th baked, not fried, festivities continue throughout the weekend. The Art Theatre of Long Beach joins select venues Thursday night for the Second Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. From concerts to cartoons, the Cinefamily survivors are back up & running Sunday afternoon (seriously - do they ever sleep?) for Cartoon Head-Trip, the first of a new monthly 16 & 35mm series curated by cartoon historian Jerry Beck. No need to dance around drug puns here - one of the psychedelic shorts to be shown is even called Wacky Weed!

Finally, there's another dank on display this weekend. The dark, seedy underbelly of Noir City emerges again for the 14th Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir at the Egyptian Theatre through May 6th. The fest opens Friday with a brand-spankin' new 35mm print of The Great Gatsby. Before Baz Luhrmann was even a twinkle in his parents' eyes, this adaptation of the Jazz Age classic lit up the screen & sent fedoras flying. More mega-rare mysteries seeing restorations this weekend are Naked Alibi (in which a murder suspect released on technicality picks up his old habit - and leaves the cops to pick up the bodies!) and The Window (about a boy who can't convince anyone he witnessed a murder - except for the killers!). As in previous years, each new print is paired with another gumshoe gem from studio archives and passionate introductions from the Film Noir Foundation.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

All Week
California, 90420 (2012) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Darling Companion (2012) (The Landmark) (Arclight Hollywood)
The Deep Blue Sea (2011) (Laemmle's Noho 7)
The Fields (2011) (Laemmle's Noho 7)
Fightville (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Footnote (2011) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Goodbye First Love (2011) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
Hit So Hard: The Life And Near Death Story Of Patty Schemel (2011) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Iranian Taboo (2011) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Jesus Henry Christ (2012) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Kid With a Bike (2011) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7)
Marley (2012) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
My Way (2011) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Surviving Progress (2011) (Nuart Theatre)
We Have a Pope (2011) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)

Thursday 4/19
A Boy and His Dog (1975) (w/ author Harlan Ellison) (Egyptian Theatre)
Come Back, Africa (1960) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Crazies (1973) / Cat People (1982) (w/ actress Lynn Lowry) (New Beverly Cinema)
Crosstown Rivals: Films From USC and UCLA in the 1960s (w/ special guests) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (USC School of Cinematic Arts)
Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Highlights From the Permanent Collection (Echo Park Film Center)
Silent Comedy Shorts Program (Aero Theatre)
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (The Aching Beauty of Bela Tarr)

Friday 4/20
All Star Comedy Festival (Old Town Music Hall)
Barcelona (1984) / The Last Days of Disco (1998) (New Beverly Cinema)
Early Vertov and His Problems (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Kino-Eye: The Revolutionary Cinema of Dziga Vertov)
The Great Gatsby (1949) / This Gun for Hire (1942) (w/ special guests) (Egyptian Theatre) (Noir City: Hollywood, 14th Annual Festival of Film Noir)
Marley (2012) All Nighter Movie Marathon (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Jamaican Noir: The Cinema of Dread)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) (family matinee) (Aero Theatre)
A Quartet of Recent Films by Nathaniel Dorsky (w/ Nathaniel Dorsky) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum)
Reefer Madness (1936) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
The Silver Lake Badminton and Adventures Club (free event w/ cast & crew) (Echo Park Film Center)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2011) (midnight show w/ cast member) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)

Saturday 4/21
Alice in Wonderland (1976) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Alices in Wonderland)
All Star Comedy Festival (Old Town Music Hall)
Barcelona (1984) / The Last Days of Disco (1998) (New Beverly Cinema)
California, 90420 (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Cartoon Head Trip (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Jerry Beck's Cartoon Afternoons)
Doctor Detroit (1983) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Films by Lewis Klah and Laida Lertxundi (Echo Park Film Center)
Khachaturian (2003) / Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler (2012) (w/ director Peter Rosen & executive producer Dora Kuhn) (Aero Theatre)
The Manzanar Fishing Club (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Naked Alibi (1953) / Suddenly (1954) (w/ special guests) (Egyptian Theatre) (Noir City: Hollywood, 14th Annual Festival of Film Noir)
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)
Three and a Half (2011) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema)

Sunday 4/22
Act of Violence (1948) / Cape Fear (1962) (New Beverly Cinema)
All Star Comedy Festival (Old Town Music Hall)
Blazing Saddles (1974) (The Bay Theatre)
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932) / Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) (Skirball Cultural Center)
California, 90420 (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Chinatown (1974) (Arclight Beach Cities)
Dead End (1977) (w/ filmmaker Parviz Sayyad) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema)
First Position (2011) (w/ director Bess Kargman) (Aero Theatre)
Jaws (1975) (Arclight Hollywood)
The Man From London (2007) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (The Aching Beauty of Bela Tarr)
The Manzanar Fishing Club (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Oceans (2002) (free event) (Hammer Museum) (Family Flicks)
ONE Queer Film Festival (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Phantom Lady (1944) / Black Angel (1945) / The Window (1949) (w/ special guests) (Egyptian Theatre) (Noir City: Hollywood, 14th Annual Festival of Film Noir)