LAist Film Calendar: Apocalypse & You, Harmony & Me!
Photo courtesy of Harmony & Me
If you're already having SXSW withdrawal, get a fix from Harmony and Me, a prime cut of Austin lo-fi. Crafted under the auspices of the Sundance Institute's Annenberg Film Fellowship Program, the break-up film is visually sparse (although props to the location scout for the room with the cereal-box collection), but full of life where it matters. To wit: the comedy is dry, the performers are stone-faced and the increasingly awkward relationships are hilarious. It's also honest about surviving a breakup in a way few films are: everyone's full of it (especially yourself), so all you can do is hear them out, distract yourself with something else, and move on. That is, if you can survive your non-support team (especially yourself). Harmony and Me plays at Laemmle's Sunset this Friday and Saturday, and if you're hard up for cash, at USC on Sunday for free. All screenings feature writer/director/actor Bob Byington, but on Saturday he's paired with Second City comedienne Suzy Nakamura.
Should you prefer disharmony, this Friday offers a nuclear holocaust of thrills! The Cinefamily closes out its Post-Apocalypse Now series with a terrifying triple of Vincent Price in The Last Man on Earth, Charlton Heston in The Omega Man and Kelli Maroney in Night of the Comet. Bring your own scenery; theirs will be chewed to bits. The Egyptian hits the road with the Mad Max trilogy, and follows up on Sunday with Logan's Run, the latter featuring the novel's co-writers William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnston, and a chance to win the Logan's Run sequel comic. For a more light-hearted take on the end of the world, the New Bev has a pairing of Repo Man (not Men - sorry Jude) and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai. Finally, where would Armageddon be without Jesus H. Christ? In advance of Easter, the Old Town Music Hall has Cecil B. DeMille's silent epic The King of Kings. Just as well they play it now - popcorn makes for a terrible Last Supper. I don't even know if it's kosher.
Full list appears below - see you at the movies!