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Film Calendar: Cult Classics, Real Classics & Pirates

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I said Caribbean Pirates, not Pirates of the...forget it. | Photo courtesy of Joe Penniston via Flickr

A fun bit of trivia for film snobs & martial arts fans: Jackie Chan's Supercop was originally released on laserdisc by the prestigious Criterion Collection. The Nuart pays tribute to this cinematic masterwork with a midnight screening on Friday. The New Beverly features fellow Criterion alum, Krysztof Kieslowski, with two out of Three Colors, and the Aero has yet another with a Citizen Kane replay. For Overlooked Auteurs, visit the Cinefamily for a deadly double featuring director Ted Kotcheff (who? Mr. Rambo: First Blood & Weekend At Bernie's, that's who!).

All right, enough prestige. The Art Theatre has drive-in classic Blacula, while Echo Park Film Center has Dino's Drive-In, featuring ultra-rare reels of silent icon Pearl White. Cinefamily balances out their obscure director program with two even more obscure shorts programs, 8-Bit Alchemy (think NES on shrooms) and Sects Drugs & Mind Control (you wash your body, why not wash your brain too?). REDCAT peels back the pirate mythos, melding frigate sculptures with the friggin' awesome for Caribbean Pirates, and Downtown Independent obliterates identity & sanity for Saddam-Hussein-impersonation-comedy Mr. Sadman & 16mm-Japanese-splatter-punk Blitzkrieg Bop.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!