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LAist Film Calendar: Deadgirls, Jewish Women & The Filmmakers Who Love Them!

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If you're anything like me, your Fridays are packed with dead bodies. No? Make some time this week to rectify that situation. The Warner Grand's deadly double of The Giant Gila Monster & The Giant Spider Invasion features radiation, rock & roll, and most importantly, a raffle for a dead body at intermission. Once you've won, high-tail it to the Nuart, where the midnight premiere of controversial coming-of-age-zombie-rape-melodrama Deadgirl will teach you what to do and what not to do with your new friend. If you still have questions, leads Noah Segan, Shiloh Fernandez & writer Trent Haaga will be on hand and happy to help!

Oy, if my mother read that paragraph I'd be the dead one. Better to make amends by taking her to see Mrs. Goldberg, the lovely lady who revolutionized radio & television sitcoms. Director and nice Jewish girl Aviva Kempner appears for Q&A's and shalom's. There's also those nice English boys Powell & Pressburger, whose Himalayan-set Black Narcissus is one of the most gorgeous films ever shot. Or keep criss-crossing the globe - Afghanistan, Paris, Tokyo, Detroit & even Atlantic City! So much excitement you could plotz!

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

Naked chicks rule forever! | Photo courtesy of Dark Sky Films

All Week
Afghan Star (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Cheri (2009) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Death in Love (2008) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Humpday (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (The Landmark)
In the Loop (2009) (The Landmark)
Moon (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
One Minute to Nine (2007) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Parasio Travel (2007) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Shrink (2009) (The Landmark)
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

Thursday 7/23
Atlantic City (1980) (w/ critic Kevin Thomas) (Aero Theatre)
Bajo la Sal (2008) (2:30pm) (Nuart Theatre)
Boys Over Flowers (2009) (Free event) (Korean Cultural Center)
Boxcar Bertha (1972) / Bound for Glory (1976) (New Beverly Cinema)
Bruno (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21 plus screening)
Dog City & The Storyteller / The Great Muppet Caper (1981) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Muppets, Music, and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy)
It Came From Detroit (2008) (w/ director James R. Petix) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock the Rock)
The Line (2008) (7:45pm) (Nuart Theatre)
Mancora (2008) (5:15pm) (Nuart Theatre)
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) / Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) (Egyptian Theatre)
Public Enemies (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21 plus screening)
Sultanes del Sur (2007) (12:10pm) (Nuart Theatre)
Vicious Circle (2008) (10:00pm) (Nuart Theatre)

Friday 7/24
Deadgirl (2008) (w/ special guests) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Fanboys (2008) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Fever Night (2009) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Giant Gila Monster (1959) / The Giant Spider Invasion (1975) (w/ live performance by The Order of the Fly and Miss Bonnie Delight) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Grease (1978) / Footloose (1984) (Aero Theatre) (Can't Stop the Musicals)
I Married an Angel (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)
Pagan Love Song (1950) / Diamond Head (1963) (w/ France Nuyen) (Egyptian Theatre) (Enchanted Tiki Weekend Blow-Out)
The Reckless Moment (1949) / Odd Man Out (1946) (LACMA) (James Mason on Film)
Terminal Island (1973) (w/ director Stephanie Rothman) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Oh No She Didn't!: Women Exploitation Auteurs)
Tokyo! (2008) / Paris, je t'aime (2006) (New Beverly Cinema)
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) (w/ filmmaker at 7:10 and 9:40 shows) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Saturday 7/25
The 2nd Annual International DVXFest Screening Event (Downtown Independent)
The Art of Puppetry and Storytelling (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Muppets, Music, and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy--Saturday Matinees)
Dangerous Men (2005) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
The Devil At 4 O'Clock (1961) (preceded by Tiki clip show) (Egyptian Theatre) (Enchanted Tiki Weekend Blow-Out)
Food, Inc (2008) (morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Herb and Dorothy (2009) (morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
I Married an Angel (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963) (Free event, 11am) (Getty Center) (Ray Harryhausen: Master of Myth, Magic, and Monsters)
Love Affair (1939) / Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) (Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939)
The Muppet Movie (1979) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings) (Muppets, Music, and Magic: Jim Henson's Legacy) (30th Anniversary Screening)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (Aero Theatre)
Return to Goree (2007) (Free event, 2:30pm) (Skirball Cultural Center)
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)
Screen Songs Sing-a-Long (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum)
A Star is Born (1954) (LACMA) (James Mason on Film)
Tokyo! (2008) / Paris, je t'aime (2006) (New Beverly Cinema)
Trainspotting (1996) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) (w/ filmmaker at 11:15 and 1:40 shows) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

Sunday 7/26
Black Narcissus (1947) (w/ special guests) (Egyptian Theatre)
Cabin in the Sky (1943) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Summer Musicals)
Cheech and Chong: Up in Smoke (1979) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
Clash of the Titans (1981) (Free event, 11am) (Getty Center) (Ray Harryhausen: Master of Myth, Magic, and Monsters)
The Human Condition I (1959) (New Beverly Cinema)
I Married an Angel (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)
Lambada (1990) / The Forbidden Dance (1990) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: Summer "Camp")
Live and Let Die (1973) (The Bay Theatre)
Playtime (1967) (Aero Theatre)
The Present (1996) / I Remember (1998) / Paper Route (2002) / True Story (2004) (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Recent Films by Robert Frank)

That's all for this week. Are there really that many songs about rainbows?

As always, compiled by the diligent and amazing Edward Yerke-Robins*

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*and wife!

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