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Arts and Entertainment

LAist Film Calendar: Everything is Terrible! (Except Music Docs)

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Don't let the name fool you - Everything is Terrible! is actually pretty terrific. The monstrous crew (no, really, they're furry monsters) scavenges VHS bargain bins all across America, gathering infomercials, televangelists, creepy kids' videos, rapping PSA's, and God knows what else, distilling them into mind-blowing mash-ups of irony, nostalgia and genuine admiration. This weekend, they emerge from their internet cave to wreak magick (with a k for kick-ass!) upon the Cinefamily for the first-ever Everything is Festival! For a taste of what to expect, check out our Canadian compatriots at Torontoist. The 2 Day 2 Everything 2 Terrible 2 LA premiere showcase extravaganza includes a dance party, BBQ, frightening furry rituals and contributions from Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program), Dan Harmon (Community), Rob Huebel & Paul Scheer (Human Giant) and Zack Carlson (The Alamo Drafthouse), climaxing in a user-generated Found Footage Battle Royale.

Before they go all tubular neon cinematic superlative, the Cinefamily programs a polar-opposite tribute to folk singer Vince Martin Thursday night. It's one of many musical nights this weekend. The Aero has a tuneful triple documenting Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan & the Newport Folk Festival. For more modern, spacey performance, the Art Theatre features midnight screenings of Nine Inch Nails and Mogwai concert films. The NIN film is a by-fans-for-fans edit of hundreds of hours of footage from their Lights in the Sky Tour, while the Mogwai screening also sports a giveaway of their latest album Special Moves. To cover the remaining genres and eras, Cinespia tags in graffiti-breakbeat classic Wild Style, and the New Beverly features music biz satire Tapeheads, alongside its director Bill Fishman.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!


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All Week
* 1st Time 16MM (20 (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
* Cairo Time (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
* Centurion (2010) (Nuart Theatre)
* Chen Chieh-jen: Empire's Borders II - Western Enterprises, Inc. (2010) (Free Event) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
* Flipped (2010) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
* I Am Love (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
* Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* The Kids Are All Right (2010) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
* Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
* The People I've Slept With (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)

Thursday 8/26
* Eat Pray Love (2010) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)
* The Expendables (2010) (Arclight Pasadena) (21+ screening)
* Joff Winterhart Presents (Free Event) (Echo Park Film Center)
* Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa (2006) / Carry On Camping (1969) (w/ Michael Sheen) (Aero Theatre) (An Evening With Michael Sheen)
* Middle Men (2010) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
* The Scenesters (2009) (Downtown Independent)
* The Show Must Go On (2010) (free event) (Korean Cultural Center)
* Stonewall Uprising (2010) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
* Tapeheads (1988) / The Big Picture (1989) (w/ director Bill Fishman at 7:30 show) (New Beverly Cinema)
* Vince Martin Tribute Night feat. Vagabondo! (2010) (w/ Vince Martin & special guests) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock the Rock 2010)

Friday 8/27
* Cisco Pike (1971) / Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) (w/ DJ Nanny Cantaloupe) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
* Clueless (1995) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
* Dersu Uzala (1975) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Centennial Celebration: The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Part II)
* Gone With the Pope (2010) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema) (Grindhouse Film Festival)
* Heathers (1988) (w/ director Michael Lehmann and screenwriter Daniel Waters) (Aero Theatre)
* Intolerance (1916) (Echo Park Filmmobile w/ live music by dublab & silent film historian Bob Birchard) (Echo Park Film Center)
* The Night of the Hunter (1955) / M (1931) (New Beverly Cinema)
* Nine Inch Nails: The Gift (2009) (midnight show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
* The People I've Slept With (2009) (w/ actress Karin Anna Cheung and director Quentin Lee at 7:30pm & 10pm shows) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* Rudolph Valentino Special (Old Town Music Hall)

Saturday 8/28
* Bad Dreams (1988) (w/ actor Dean Cameron) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
* The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2008) / In Paris (2005) (w/ actor Romain Duris) (Aero Theatre)
* The Cross Revolves At Sunset: Recent Restorations of Historical Film (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum)
* The Dark Crystal (1982) (Regency Westwood Village Theater) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
* Everything Is Terrible! Presents: Everything Is Festival! (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
* Goodfellas (1990) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings) (Summer Series)
* Mogwai: Burning (midnight show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
* The Night of the Hunter (1955) / M (1931) (New Beverly Cinema)
* The People I've Slept With (2009) (w/ actor Archie Kao, writer Koji Steven Sakai and producer Stanley Yung at 7:30pm show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
* Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (South Coast Village Regency Theaters)
* Rudolph Valentino Special (Old Town Music Hall)
* Rushmore (1998) (Devil's Night Drive In)
* Stop Motion Film Fest (Echo Park Film Center)
* Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
* The Waiting City (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
* Wet Hot American Summer (2001) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)

Sunday 8/29
* Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) / Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) (w/ actor Alex Winter at 7:30pm show) (New Beverly Cinema)
* Everything Is Terrible! Presents: Everything Is Festival! (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
* The Idiot (1951) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Centennial Celebration: The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Part II)
* Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (2009) / Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror (2007) / Festival (1967) (w/ director Murray Lerner) (Aero Theatre) (Wild Things: A Celebration of Rock Documentaries)
* Rudolph Valentino Special (Old Town Music Hall)
* The Waiting City (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
* Wild Style (1983) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings) (Summer Series)

That's all for this week. Happy birthday to my baby girl, who turns one today! (Yes, I know she can't read this. But she tries very hard!)

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