LAist Film Calendar 07/19-07/22: Digital Restorations & Ruptured Dimensions


'2001: A Space Odyssey' Courtesy Warner Bros.

Since the installation of their new 4K digital projector, the Aero Theatre has brought digital restorations old & new to Santa Monica (have no fear, film-on-film-fans, they're keeping their commitment to showcasing 35mm & 70mm prints when available). This weekend's slate is the ultimate trip, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) on Thursday (for those who've seen it at the Aero's Egyptian sister in 70mm - we'd love to hear a comparison), back-to-back Bogey with Casablanca (1942) & The African Queen (1951) on Friday, the Citizen Kane of fallen media mogul films, Citizen Kane (1941), on Saturday and femme fatales Laura (1944) & Bonjour Tristesse (1958) on Sunday night. In addition, Sunday afternoon sports a rare revival of Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).

The work of eccentric filmmaker Damon Packard may be best described as restorations from a parallel universe. Curated from bits of vintage ads, promo reels & original guerrilla footage, Packard filters new narratives through nightmarish nostalgia & imagined Americana. Saturday, the Egyptian hosts the world premiere of his latest film, Foxfur (2012) (a celebration & critique of sci-fi conspiracy theories), paired with Spacedisco One (2007) (billed as a "sequel of sorts to Logan's Run & 1984", shot on the sly at Universal CityWalk). Packard & crew will appear for a discussion between films, with more-meta-than-meta mockumentary Lost in the Thinking (2005) closing out the night. It won't be for everyone, but fans of frenzied, fractured films will appreciate the unique fever-pitches of our own mad maestro.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

ALL WEEK

30 Beats (2012) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Noho 7)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
China Heavyweight (2012) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Collaborator (2011) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Connection (1960) (New Beverly Cinema)
Easy Money (2012) (Nuart Theatre)
Hara Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011) (Downtown Independent)
The Matchmaker (2010) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Patang (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Portrait of Wally (2012) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Queen of Versailles (2012) (The Landmark)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) (Laemmle's Noho 7)
Spirit (2012) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Trishna (2012) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

THURSDAY 07/19

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (Aero Theatre) (Classics and Restorations on the Big Screen)
Atlantic City (1980) / Local Hero (1983) (New Beverly Cinema)
Batman Begins (2005) (Arclight Beach Cities) (Arclight Hollywood) (Arclight Pasadena) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
The Chosen Island (2012) (w/ director Yassel Igelesias) (Skirball Cultural Center)
The Dark Knight (2009) (Arclight Beach Cities) (Arclight Hollywood) (Arclight Pasadena) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
Faster (2003) (w/ special guests) (Downtown Independent)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) (LACMA)
OUTFEST 2012 (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Sacrifice (2012) (free event) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Outside the Box (Office))
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2011) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)

FRIDAY 07/20

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) (free event w/ director Alison Klayman) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Outside the Box (Office))
Casablanca (1942) / The African Queen (1951) (Aero Theatre) (Classics and Restorations on the Big Screen)
Collaborator (2012) (w/ filmmaker Martin Donovan) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Devil, Probably (1977) / The Phantom of Liberty (1974) (LACMA) (French Film Fridays)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Magic Mike (2012) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ show)
Monkey Business (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
OUTFEST 2012 (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
PeeWee’s Big Adventure (1985) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Bicycle Film Fest)
Portrait of Wally (2012) (w/ director Andrew Shea at 7:50pm show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Rolling Thunder (1977) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Heavy Hitter Midnites)
Ruby Sparks (2012) (free sneak preview w/ filmmakers & cast) (Hammer Museum)
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2011) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Spaceballs (1987) (Egyptian Theatre)

SATURDAY 07/21

American Commando Ninja (1988) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Video Nights)
Bernie (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Bike Coastal: NY vs LA (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Bicycle Film Fest)
Bill W. (2012) (w/ director Dan Carracino) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Bill W. (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Breaking Away (1979) (w/ special guests) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Bicycle Film Fest)
China Heavyweight (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Citizen Kane (1941) (Aero Theatre) (Classics and Restorations on the Big Screen)
Damsels in Distress (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
A Divided Community: 3 Personal Stories of Resistance by Momo Yashima (2012) (w/ panel discussion) (Japanese American National Museum)
Don’t Bother to Knock (1952) (w/ author Christopher Nickens) (Egyptian Theatre)
Foxfur (2012) / Spacedisco One (2007) (w/ filmmaker Damon Packard & cast) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Great Outdoors (1988) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Happy (2011) (w/ discussion) (Long Beach Cinematheque)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
The Matchmaker (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Monkey Business (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
OUTFEST 2012 (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Portrait of Wally (2012) (w/ director Andrew Shea at 7:50pm show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Princess Bride (1987) (Devil's Night Drive In)
Puss in Boots (2011) (Mann's Chinese) (25 cent Family Flicks)
Ride Lonesome (1959) / Comanche Station (1960) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Ride Lonesome: The Films of Budd Boetticher)
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)
Tommy Boy (1995) (Eat|See|Hear) (North Hollywood Recreation Center)
Union Square (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)

SUNDAY 07/22

Bernie (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
The Best of Bicycle Film Fest (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Bicycle Film Fest)
Bill W. (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Bullfighter and the Lady (1931) / My Kingdom For... (1985) (w/ discussion) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Ride Lonesome: The Films of Budd Boetticher)
Captain Blood (1935) (w/ Art Directors Guild panel discussion) (Egyptian Theatre)
China Heavyweight (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Damsels in Distress (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Glória (1999) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)
Hollywood Rides A Bike: Cycling With The Stars / Vive La Tour (1962) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Bicycle Film Fest)
The Matchmaker (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Monkey Business (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Neverending Story (1984) (Goethe-Institut)
OUTFEST 2012 (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Portrait of Wally (2012) (w/ director Andrew Shea at 1pm show) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Ride the Divide (2010) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Bicycle Film Fest)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (Aero Theatre) (Classics and Restorations on the Big Screen)
Laura (1944) / Bonjour Tristesse (1958) (Aero Theatre) (Classics and Restorations on the Big Screen)
My Friend Flicka (1943) (free event) (Hammer Museum) (Family Flicks)
A Sunday in Hell (1976) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Bicycle Film Fest)
Union Square (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)