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LAist Film Calendar: Cinefamily's Crafty, It's Just My Type!

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Quizno's Coming Soon! | Photo courtesy of I Need That Record

The Cinefamily regularly makes movie-going an event, with mega-rare film screenings, musical performances, crazed clip compilations & backyard barbeques. This weekend, the group goes beyond even their usual gusto for those proud souls stitching & hoisting the DIY flag. Thursday, their "Don't Knock The Rock" series features I Need That Record!, a documentary tribute to the independent record store, that mysterious beast that's somehow rising from the ashes of its own immolation (you know, like that French band). The program pairs the film with a panel discussion on the fate of the record store, a bring-your-own-record listening party & record swap - what better way to understand a film than through active participation? Stop off at Amoeba on the way over and snag a dollar LP. It'll be fun.

Cinefamily's craft-stravaganza for Hand Made Nation, a cross-country catalogue of dozens of DIY-ers, is even more lavish. In association with Silverlake craft centers Home Ec. & ReForm School, the Saturday noon show (and Los Angeles premiere) features documentarian Faythe Levine, special "swag bags" for every ticket holder, silk-screening demos & raffles for free craft classes, supplies & film passes. And if that's not enough, there's also a full-on craft fair from 2-6PM. Fair warning - with all that & a bag of chips (I think they have those at concessions), the premiere is a little pricey ($25 - the 7 o'clock show is half the price, sans goodies), but in the spirit of independent collaboration, the craft fair between screenings is free & open to the public.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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Something tells me this place smells...musty. | Photo courtesy of Handmade Nation

All Week
Flame & Citron (2008) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Grace (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Heart of Stone (2009) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
I Sell the Dead (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
It Might Get Loud (2008) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Kaminey (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Mugabe and the White African (2009) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
My Neighbor, My Killer (2009) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Second Skin (2008) (Downtown Independent)
Taxidermia (2006) (Nuart Theatre)
Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Way We Get By (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
A Woman in Berlin (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)

Thursday 8/13
International Documentary Association: 13th Annual DocuWeeks (Arclight Hollywood)
* Kimjongilia (2009) (12PM, 5:25PM)
* Rock Prophecies (2009) (12PM, 5:35PM)
* Tapped (2009) (1:40PM, 7:25PM)
* Split Estate (2009) (1:45PM, 7:40PM)
* Severe Clear (2009) (3:25PM, 9:30PM)
* Soundtrack For A Revolution (2009) (3:30PM, 9:45PM)
Calculation: Pioneers of Computer Animation (Echo Park Film Center)
Dragonslayer (1981) / Legend (1985) (U.S. Release Version) (Aero Theatre) (The 9th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science-Fiction)
Funny People (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Hollywood)
The Good Times Kid (2005) (DVD Release Party w/ cast, crew & DJ David Orlando) (Downtown Independent)
I Need That Record! (2008) (w/ director Brendan Toller, Michael Des Barres, special guests, Danny Benair Record Club listening party & record swap) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock The Rock 2009)
It Might Get Loud (2008) (w/ director Davis Guggenheim, producer Lesley Chilcott & editor Greg Finton @ 7:40PM) (The Landmark)
Julie & Julia (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
Kitten With A Whip (1964) / The Lonely Lady (1983) (Egyptian Theatre) (w/ MSNBC.com's Alonso Duralde & Playboy's Stephen Rebello) (Egyptian Theatre) (So Bad, They're Brilliant! Series)
The Last Valley (1970) / Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) (w/ Joe Dante) (New Beverly Cinema)
Medicinal 101 (2009) (Downtown Independent)
Mega-Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009) (w/ actor Lorenzo Lamas & special guests) (Arclight Hollywood)
Somers Town (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
West of Brooklyn (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Friday 8/14
International Documentary Association: 13th Annual DocuWeeks (Arclight Hollywood)
* Yes Madam, Sir (2009) (12PM, 5:50PM)
* Racing Dreams (2009) (12PM, 5:35PM)
* Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (2009) (2PM, 7:50PM)
* Garbage Dreams (2009) (2:05PM, 7:45PM)
* Hunting Down Memory (2009) (3:50PM, 9:45PM)
* Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (2009) (3:55PM, 9:45PM)
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970) / The Lost Boys (1987) (w/ cast members TBA) (New Beverly Cinema) (Vampire-Con Vampire Film Festival)
Cut & Run: Something to Offend Everybody! (2009) (w/ Curators Mallary Abel, Brenda Contreras & Emily Davis) (Echo Park Film Center)
Jabberwocky (1977) / Erik The Viking (1989) (Aero Theatre) (The 9th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science-Fiction)
Leon Morin, Priest (1961) (LACMA)
La Momia Azteca Contra El Roboto Humano (The Aztec Mummy vs. The Human Robot) (1957) (Free Event) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Aztec Mummies & Martian Invaders!: Mexican Sci-Fi Classics)
Midnight Son (2009) (Midnight Sneak Preview w/ filmmakers & cast TBA) (New Beverly Cinema) (Vampire-Con Vampire Film Festival)
New Moon (1940) (Old Town Music Hall)
Proteus (2004) / The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Nature's Symphony Series)
Shock Treatment (1981) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Sick Girl (2008) (DVD Release Party w/ Director Eben McGarr, actress Leslie Andrews & actor Stephen Geoffreys) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
Xanadu (1980) / Staying Alive (1983) (w/ MSNBC.com's Alonso Duralde & Playboy's Stephen Rebello) (Egyptian Theatre) (So Bad, They're Brilliant! Series)

Saturday 8/15
International Documentary Association: 13th Annual DocuWeeks (Arclight Hollywood)
* Hunting Down Memory (2009) (12PM, 5:35PM)
* Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (2009) (12PM, 5:45PM)
* Racing Dreams (2009) (1:45PM, 7:25PM)
* Yes Madam, Sir (2009) (1:50PM, 7:40PM)
* Garbage Dreams (2009) (3:50PM, 9:45PM)
* Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (3:50PM, 9:45PM)
Bab' Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (2005) (Free event) (Skirball Cultural Center) (Passport Screenings)
Conan The Barbarian (1982) / Red Sonja (1985) (Aero Theatre) (The 9th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science-Fiction)
Double Indemnity (1944) / Notorious (1946) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Jaundiced Eye:Hollywood's Sidelong Glances at Human Nature)
Fresno (2009) / Burn Baby Burn (2001) (Downtown Independent) (Paynie Double Bill!!!)
Handmade Nation (2009) (w/ director Faythe Levine, gift bags, giveaways & mini-craft fair between screenings) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (12PM & 7PM)
Halloween II (1981) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Leon Morin, Priest (1961) (LACMA)
Local Color (2006) (morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Mahogany (1975) / A New Kind of Love (1963) ("More Is More" Tacky '70s Fashion Show w/ MSNBC.com's Alonso Duralde & Playboy's Stephen Rebello) (Egyptian Theatre) (So Bad, They're Brilliant! Series)
New Moon (1940) (Old Town Music Hall)
Paper Heart (2009) (w/ filmmaker Nicholas Jasenovec & actor Jake Johnson) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
Paper Moon (1973) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
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)
The Seventh Seal (1957) (morning show) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Song Remains the Same (1976) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Troll 2 (1990) / Monster Dog (1984) (9PM) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: Summer "Camp" Series)
The Velvet Vampire (1971) / The Hunger (1983) (w/ Celeste Yarnall) (New Beverly Cinema) (Vampire-Con Vampire Film Festival)

Sunday 8/16
International Documentary Association: 13th Annual DocuWeeks (Arclight Hollywood)
* Garbage Dreams (12PM, 5:40PM)
* Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie (12PM, 5:50PM)
* Hunting Down Memory (1:55PM, 7:40PM)
* Living In Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders (1:55PM, 7:45PM)
* Racing Dreams (2009) (3:30PM, 9:45PM)
* Yes Madam, Sir (2009) (3:50PM, 9:45PM)
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) (11AM, Free Event) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Family Flicks)
Handmade Nation (2009) (3PM, 5PM, 7PM, 9PM) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Judy Garland's Funeral (1969) / Christopher St. Gay Liberation Day (1971) / Stonewall (1996) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Legacy Project Screening Series)
Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) / Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004) (New Beverly Cinema)
Labyrinth (1986) / The Dark Crystal (1982) (Aero Theatre) (The 9th Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror and Science-Fiction)
Local Color (2006) (morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Lost Horizon (1973) (w/ MSNBC.com's Alonso Duralde & Playboy's Stephen Rebello) (Egyptian Theatre) (So Bad, They're Brilliant! Series)
New Moon (1940) (Old Town Music Hall)
Rocky (1976) (The Bay Theatre)
The Seventh Seal (1957) (morning show) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

That's all for this week. Note that "active participation" is not recommended for Halloween II II, but very much encouraged for Kitten With A Whip. Rawr!

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