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LAist Film Calendar 01/06-01/09: LACMA Hits The Road, Cinefamily Has Dogteeth

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The year's just begun, and LACMA already wants to drop out. Their Golden Age of Road Movies series kicks off this week with counterculture combos Five Easy Pieces & Play It As It Lays (Friday night) and Easy Rider & Zabriskie Point (Saturday night). Actress Karen Black appears in-person after Five Easy Pieces, whereas Saturday's program goes a little easier on the pieces, halving LACMA's standard admission to $5. It's all in conjunction with LACMA's William Eggleston exhibition, which doesn't hit the road until January 16th.

The Egyptian honors a more wholesome icon with Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii, playing on Saturday as part of their That Special Something series, which also includes tributes to Bette Davis (All About Eve & The Man Who Came to Dinner on Thursday) and Humphrey Bogart (In A Lonely Place & The Treasure of Sierra Madre on Friday). You won't need no badges, but you'll definitely need to arrive early on Saturday for a beach-themed bash celebrating Maui & Sons' grand opening in the Egyptian courtyard, Blue Hawaii's 50th anniversary & The King's 76th birthday.

Get in with the new at the Cinefamily, with the LA premiere of Dogtooth, a surrealist Greek satire that has critics a buzzing. In a rare scheduling maneuver, the Cinefamily's booked the film for a full week. Considering all the amazing films they play for a single night, that's quite the endorsement right there. If 94 minutes of weird is too much to handle, the 5th annual box[ur]shorts Film Festival doles out bite-sized cinematic treats, $20K in awards to budding filmmakers, and a complementary cocktail hour featuring Australian wine and Swiss chocolate. That's at the New Beverly, which also sports two tough ones from Charles Bronson: The Mechanic & Hard Times. A Jason Statham remake of the former hits theaters later this month - see the original first!

For another look into the future at the New Beverly, tickets will go on sale this Friday for a triple-feature of Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz & Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Full coverage of this and the rest of Wright's line-up is coming next week, but fans of British comedy, zombies, 360-explosions and punk rock kung fu grip will definitely want to bookmark that link now. Last time a star-studded Scott Pilgrim screened at the New Bev, tickets sold out in an hour. You have been warned!

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