LAist Film Calendar: Anniversaries Aplenty: Temple, Blair, Sirk & Priscilla...of Doom!
You're once, twice, three times an Indy...and I loooooove you! Temple of Doom turns 25 this year, and serves itself up every day this weekend. Friday, Temple's a la carte at Cafe Minuit Fairfax, Sunday nets you a side of Raiders at the New Bev, or an organic Indy combo (hold the cubic zirconium) Saturday at the Aero! Surprisingly, not a single guest is in sight (come on, what's Short Round really up to these days?) - for that one must turn 50, as with Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life. Academy-nominated starlets Susan Kohner & Juanita Moore reminisce over a ravishing new film print, joined by Kohner's son, Paul Weitz. Or you just need to be associated with The Blair Witch Project; directors, producers & the entire cast are set to celebrate the film's 10th anniversary at the Egyptian. Probably the only way they could fill the theater.
Mike Judge, working class hero, is on hand Saturday for a preview of his latest, Extract. Witness his prior innovation, the red swingline, paired with gentlemen scholars Beavis & Butthead the night before. All that's missing are the music videos - except at the Echo Park Film Center. There, The Independent Music Video Festival features clips from Neko Case, D.O.A., Roots Manuva & artists too obscure to recognize, but not hip enough to pretend to recognize. But that's ok - new release Beeswax has plenty of retro stylings & general awkwardness to go around. Keep your eyes peeled for LAist's review later in the week. And while you're waiting, keep the party going with Priscilla, Queeeeeeen of the Desert!
Full list appears below. See you at the movies!