LAist Film Calendar 08/23-08/26: Everything Is 'Incredible'!

Celebrate the shrinking summer days with the AMIA's latest "Something Old, Something New" night at the New Beverly. "Size Matters" when The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957), known for sci-fi existentialism and "giant" cats, blows up on the big screen alongside the Dennis Quaid-Martin Short-Meg Ryan actioneer Innerspace (1987). As with previous events in the series, both films screen in 35mm. If you can make it out tonight, all the better—living legend Joe Dante (director of Gremlins, creator of Trailers From Hell and no stranger to the New Bev) will appear to present his film Innerspace!

Speaking of presents, this year's Everything is Festival! is a true gift to fans of wild and woolly pop detritus. The second weekend kicks off at the Cinefamily with Yes, Madam (1985), a delirious delivery of female-fronted kick-assery. Like Gina Carano in Haywire earlier this year, Yes, Madam's Cynthia Rothrock is the real deal, boasting world championships and nearly 50 films under her black belts.

Everything Is Festival III: An Evening With Cynthia Rothrock (trailer) from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

Of course, Everything Is Terrible! and Cinefamily are best known for their quaint curations of curious clips. It's cat-scratch fever Saturday with "The Feline Gaze: The Art of the Cat Film", featuring Katie Hill (founder of the Internet Cat Video Film Festival), bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Lil Bub (via webcam) and the LA premiere of documentary short CatCam, in which an outdoor cat had a real cam placed in its collar. Stay in the backyard for "Outsider Filmmakers A Go Go!", celebrating those limited only by their imaginations and the blinks on the [rec] button.

Later that day, the masters come to play with the roundtable "Monsters of Found Footage", featuring TV Carnage, Animal Charm, the TV Sheriff and Craig Baldwin. Then, it's Everything is Terrible's own "The Rise and Fall of God", a collection so divine the copyright gods have deemed it unfit for mere mortals. Then, it's an extended edition of [adult swim]'s Off The Air with creator Dave Hughes. Considering the series usually airs at 3AM, this midnight show can also be called an early edition.

Everything is Festival III: The Rise and Fall of God (trailer) from Everything Is Terrible! on Vimeo.

Everything Is Terrible is a creature of the internet, where Star Wars fan creations are almost as ubiquitous as cats and clips. In this tradition, Sunday morning brings the force of crowd collaboration with Star Wars Uncut. The epic fan film is a shot-for-shot re-creation of A New Hope edited from 500 contributions of 15 seconds each. Then, it's more clip connoisseurs, with programs led by Jeff Krulik (creator of Heavy Metal Parking Lot), the dynamic duo of Dan Harmon (Community) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program)...and you? The night closes out with a special Found Footage Battle Royale where 16 square off wielding only their crustiest VHS tapes and most embarrassing viral videos.

Harmon & Schrab's Found Crap 7 Trailer - Aug 26th, 2012 from Rob Schrab on Vimeo.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

All Week

2 Days in New York (2011) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Awakening (2011) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Beloved (2011) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Butter (2012) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Compliance (2012) (Nuart Theatre)
Cosmopolis (2012) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
DocuWeeks (Laemmle's Noho 7)
Downtown Express (2012) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Killer Joe (2012) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Little White Lies (2010) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Red Hook Summer (2012) (Arclight Hollywood) (Laemmle's Noho 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Robot & Frank (2012) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)

Thursday 08/23

Cruzin' (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Bike Film Fest)
An Evening with Cynthia Rothrock feat. Yes, Madam (1985) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Hollywood Cavalcade (1939) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Egyptian at 90)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) / Innerspace (1987) (New Beverly Cinema)
Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012) / American Translation (2011) (w/ directors Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr) (Aero Theatre)
The War Room (1993) (free event) (Hammer Museum) (Election Films)

Friday 08/24

The Apartment (1960) / Guys and Dolls (1955) (New Beverly Cinema) (Films Shot at the Lot)
Beauties (free event w/ special guests) (Echo Park Film Center) (Filmmobile Screening)
Compliance (2012) (w/ filmmaker Craig Zobel and actor Pat Healy at 7:30pm & 9:50pm shows) (Nuart Theatre)
EIF! Talent Show (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Miami Connection (1987) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Heavy Hitter Midnites) (Everything Is Festival!)
Pixar Shorts Collection Vol. 1 (1997) / Shorts from the L.A. International Children’s Film Festival (free event) (LACMA) (Outdoor Films: Animation August)
The Public Menace (1935) / Adventure in Manhattan (1936) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Two Faces of Jean)
Rudolph Valentino (Old Town Music Hall)
Shock Corridor (1963) / Forty Guns (1957) (Aero Theatre) (The Pulpy Heart of Sam Fuller Cinema)
Total Recall (1990) (w/ director Paul Verhoeven) (Egyptian Theatre)
Weekend at Bernie’s (1989) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)

Saturday 08/25

16 Candles (1984) (Devil's Night Drive In)
3. Concrete Forms (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Experimental Austrian Cinema)
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Apartment (1960) / Guys and Dolls (1955) (New Beverly Cinema) (Films Shot at the Lot)
The Awakening (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
The Birds (1962) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
Compliance (2012) (w/ filmmaker Craig Zobel at 7:30pm & 9:50pm shows) (Nuart Theatre)
Death By China (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Everything is Terrible Presents The Rise and Fall of God (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
The Feline Gaze: Art of the Cat Film (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
The Imposter (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Masters of Found Footage (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Off the Air (w/ creator Dave Hughes) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Outsider Filmmakers A-Go-Go (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Pickup on South Street (1953) / Underworld U.S.A. (1961) (w/ Sam Fuller’s widow, Christa Fuller) (Aero Theatre) (The Pulpy Heart of Sam Fuller Cinema)
Pretty in Pink (1986) (Eat See Hear) (Marina Green Park) (Long Beach Cinematheque)
The Queen of Versailles (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
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)
The Room (2003) (midnight show w/ Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero) (Laemmle's Noho 7)
Rudolph Valentino (Old Town Music Hall)
Videodrome (1983) / Existenz (1999) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Well-Digger’s Daughter (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

Sunday 08/26

7th Heaven (1927) (w/ lecture) (Egyptian Theatre) (Art Deco Society Historic Talks)
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Awakening (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Bachelorette (2012) (free event w/ director Leslye Headland, actor Lizzy Caplan & producer Jessica Elbaum) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Outside the Box (Office))
Death By China (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
For a Good Time, Call... (2012) (free event w/ actor Ari Graynor & writer Katie Anne Naylon) (USC School of Cinematic Arts) (Outside the Box (Office))
Found Footage Battle Royale 2012 (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
"Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Storm in Summer" (1970) / "We Two" (1972) (free event) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Rod Serling: Other Dimensions)
Jeff Krulik’s ‘Parking Lot’ & Other Treasures (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
The Imposter (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Naked Kiss (1964) / The Steel Helmet (1951) (Aero Theatre) (The Pulpy Heart of Sam Fuller Cinema)
The Queen of Versailles (2012) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Rock N Roll Hotel (free event) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Rudolph Valentino (Old Town Music Hall)
Schrab & Harmon’s Found Crap: 2012 Festival Edition (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Star Wars: Uncut (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Everything Is Festival!)
Up In Smoke (1978) / Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Well-Digger’s Daughter (2011) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
You’ve Been Trumped (2011) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)