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LAist Film Calendar: Anniversaries Aplenty: Temple, Blair, Sirk & Priscilla...of Doom!

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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!

All Week
Beeswax (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Earth Days (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Gotta Dance (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

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Thursday 8/20
The Blair Witch Project (1999) (10th Anniversary Screening w/ directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, producers, and cast members) (Egyptian Theatre)
G.I. Joe (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21 plus screening)
The Independent Music Video Festival #8 (Echo Park Film Center)
Ink (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Murder by Contract (1958) / The Sniper (1952) (New Beverly Cinema)
ON/OFF: Mark Stewart from The Pop Group to The Maffia (w/ director Tøni Schifer and Part Time Punks DJ Michael Stock) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock the Rock 2009)
Taxidermia (2006) (Nuart Theatre)
The Wild One (1954) / The Wild Angels (1966) (Aero Theatre)

Friday 8/21
Aliens (1986) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Beeswax (2009) (w/ writer/director Andrew Bujalski at 7:30PM & 10PM screenings) (Nuart Theatre)
Cannibal! The Musical (1996) (Midnight Show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
Casablanca (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)
Easy Virtue (2008) / Blithe Spirit (1945) (New Beverly Cinema)
Earth Days (2009) (w/ director Robert Stone at 7:10PM screening) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
El Sexo Fuerte (1946) (Free event) (Hammer Museum) (Aztec Mummies & Martian Invaders! Mexican Sci-Fi Classics)
The Great Adventure (1953) / Louisiana Story (1948) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Nature's Symphony)
Imitation of Life (1959) (50th Anniversary Screening w/ Susan Kohner, Juanita Moore, and Paul Weitz) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Low Budget, High Energy--7th Annual Summer Academy (Goethe-Institut)
Office Space (1999) / Beavis and Butthead Do America (1996) (Aero Theatre) (Mike Judge Tribute)
Sundance Film Festival: Down and Dirty Shorts (Free event) (Downtown Independent)
Terror Creatures from the Grave (1965) / Return of Dr. Mabuse (1961) / Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961) (Egyptian Theatre)

Saturday 8/22
The Bank Dick (1940) / Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Jaundiced Eye: Hollywood's Sidelong Glances at Human Nature)
Beeswax (2009) (w/ writer/director Andrew Bujalski at 7:30PM and 10PM screenings) (Nuart Theatre)
Casablanca (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)
Caveman (1981) / Grunt! (1983) (w/ Carl Gottlieb) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: Summer "Camp")
The Cove (2009) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Easy Virtue (2008) / Blithe Spirit (1945) (New Beverly Cinema)
Earth Days (2009) (w/ director Robert Stone at 7:10PM screening) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Extract (2009) (Sneak Preview w/ Mike Judge) (Aero Theatre) (Mike Judge Tribute)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) (Devil's Night Drive-In)
Herb & Dorothy (2008) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Irene In Time (2009) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Local Color (2006) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Mary Poppins (1964) (Valley Cultural Center Movies in the Park)
Of All The Things (2008) (w/ Dennis Lambert, filmmaker Jody Lambert, and special guests) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock the Rock 2009)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (Egyptian Theatre)
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)
Singin' In The Rain (1952) (w/ DJ Jun) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
A Woman in Berlin (2008) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldbery (2009) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

Sunday 8/23
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) (The Bay Theatre)
Casablanca (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Cove (2009) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Earth Days (2009) (w/ director Robert Stone at 5:00 screening) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
El Planeta de las Mujeres Invasoras (1965) (Free event) (Hammer Museum) (Aztec Mummies & Martian Invaders: Mexican Sci-Fi Classics)
Herb & Dorothy (2008) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Irene In Time (2009) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Local Color (2006) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Movies, Moguls, Monkeys, and Murder Too! (1909-1914) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) (New Beverly Cinema)
Revenge of the Nerds (1984) / Back to School (1986) (w/ The Rubinoos) (Aero Theatre)
Sergeant Pepper (2004) (Goethe-Institut) (Kinder Kino)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) / Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) (Egyptian Theatre)
A Woman in Berlin (2008) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldbery (2009) (Weekend Morning Show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

That's all for this week. If you thought that was catty, try getting me drunk at GI Joe!

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