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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.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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You can't spell homeless friend without O-I-L | Photo courtesy of Empire and Sleep Pictures

All Week
Blood Equity (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
La Danse (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Defamation (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
That Evening Sun (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Farzaneh (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Messenger (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Skin (2008) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Staten Island (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (2009) (Nuart Theatre)

Thursday 11/19
8-Bit Alchemy [Fast Forward] (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (8-Bit Alchemy)
Dino's Drive-In: A Salute to Pearl White (w/ Dino Everett) (Echo Park Film Center)
Double Tide (2009) (free event) (Hammer Museum)
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (2006) (free event w/ director Tsai Ming-liang and star Lee Kang-sheng) (Melnitz Movies)
Oh My God? (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Shorts from the Palm Springs Film Festival (Egyptian Theatre)
An Unmarried Woman (1978) / Tempest (1982) (w/ Paul Mazursky) (Aero Theatre) (Paul Mazursky Tribute)
White (1994) / Red (1994) (New Beverly Cinema)

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Friday 11/20
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974) / Wake In Fright (1970) (w/ Ted Kotcheff) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Overlooked Auteurs)
Blacula (1972) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) / Harry and Tonto (1974) (w/ Paul Mazursky, Dyan Cannon and Robert Culp) (Aero Theatre) (Paul Mazursky Tribute)
Caribbean Pirates (2005) (w/ Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Easy Rider (1969) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
That Evening Sun (2009) (w/ Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter at the early evening screening) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
Inglourious Basterds (2009) (midnight screening) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) / Murder! (1930) (LACMA) (Hitchcock: The British Thrillers)
Mr. Sadman (2009) (Downtown Independent)
Naughty Marietta (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) (Egyptian Theatre) (Argentina: New Cinema '09)
Supercop (1992) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Sweet Emma, Dear Bˆbe (1992) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism)
White (1994) / Red (1994) (New Beverly Cinema)
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (2009) (w/ filmmakers Emily Kunstler & Sarah Kunstle at 7:30pm and 9:50pm screenings) (Nuart Theatre)

Saturday 11/21
Blitzkrieg Bop (2006) (w/ Q&A with filmmakers via Skype) (Downtown Independent)
The BQE (2009) (w/ panel discussion) (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
Caribbean Pirates (2005) (w/ Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Citizen Kane (1941) / The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) (Aero Theatre) (Orson Welles Revisted)
Hollyshorts Film Festival (w/ filmmakers) (Echo Park Film Center)
Idiocracy (2006) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) (free event) (Getty Center) (Four Angry Young Men)
Love in Transit (2008) (w/ director Lucas Blanco) (Egyptian Theatre) (Argentina: New Cinema '09)
Oliver! (1968) (free event) (Hammer Museum)
Mr. Sadman (2009) (Downtown Independent)
Music on Hold (2009) / Anita (2009) (w/ director Hernan Golfrid and director Marcos Carnevale) (Egyptian Theatre) (Argentina: New Cinema '09)
Naughty Marietta (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos (2008) (w/ James Chressanthis & Vilmos Zsigmond) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Sabotage (1936) / Secret Agent (1936) (LACMA) (Hitchcock: The British Thrillers)
Sects, Drugs and Mind Control featuring Moonchild (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: That's Godsploitation!)
Superman (1978) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
This Sporting Life (1963) (free event) (Getty Center) (Four Angry Young Men)
Violated Angels (1967) / Violent Virgin (1969) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Koji Wakamatsu: Sexfilmrevolution)
Visual Acoustics (The Modernism of Julius Shulman) (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
White (1994) / Red (1994) (New Beverly Cinema)
William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe (2009) (w/ filmmakers Emily Kunstler & Sarah Kunstle at 7:30pm and 9:50pm screenings) (Nuart Theatre)

Sunday 11/22
Ann Arbor Film Festival (Program 2) (Echo Park Film Center) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) / Armored Car Robbery (1950) (New Beverly Cinema)
Caribbean Pirates (2005) (w/ Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Jane Eyre (1944) / Tomorrow Is Forever (1946) (Aero Theatre) (Orson Welles Revisted)
The Fish Child (2009) / Love By Accident (2008) (Egyptian Theatre) (Argentina: New Cinema '09)
In Name Only (1939) / Remember? (1939) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (1939 Redux: Digging Deeper Into "Hollywood's Greatest Year")
Men In Black (1997) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Mr. Sadman (2009) (Downtown Independent)
Naughty Marietta (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
Network (1976) (The Bay Theatre)
Noises Off! (1992) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Nollywood Babylon (2008) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Orfeo Negro (1959) (Downtown Independent)
Visual Acoustics (The Modernism of Julius Shulman) (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)

That's all for this week. Disturb your universe.

Compiled, as always, by the amazing and diligent Edward Yerke-Robins (and family!)