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LAist Film Calendar: Halloween in September, Alfred Hitchcock Tribute & More

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One Hundred Mornings | Courtesy Blinder Films

One Hundred Mornings | Courtesy Blinder Films
Halloween comes a little early this year, as the film that introduced the world to Michael Myers tears through The Egyptian on a double bill with the classic sci-fi/horror hybrid The Thing. It's part of a weekend long tribute to writer/director/producer/composer/probably-leaving-something-out-because-he's-done-everything John Carpenter, that also pairs '80s action funfests They Live (best film starring a wrestler, hands-down) and Big Trouble in Little China, as well as a personal favorite, Escape from New York, and its sequel Escape from L.A.. If that isn't enough to plot your escape, Carpenter himself will be appearing at the Friday show. His latest film, The Ward, just opened at the Toronto International Film Festival, and maybe if a bunch of us ask really nicely he'll talk about it.

The Aero pays homage to another auteur with "Vivid Obsession", a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock's technicolor films. Nearly every night has featured talent: Tippi Hedren appears alongside The Birds & Marnie, Eva Marie Saint presides over North by Northwest (and To Catch A Thief), and Karen Black & Bruce Dern accompany Family Plot (and Rope). Speaking of plots, there's no more appropriate place to see the original Night of the Living Dead than in a cemetery, and no better cemetery-with-film-screenings than Hollywood Forever. For further desolate drama amidst complete chaos, head to the Downtown Independent for One Hundred Mornings, with writer/director Conor Horgan, producer Katie Holly & actress Kelly Campbell flying in all the way from Ireland for the Friday night premiere!

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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