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LAist Film Calendar: Feel Good, Goodfella!

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Summer's almost over, but between political anxiety, family obligations & working my ass off, I feel like it never even started. The Feel Good Film Festival, running Thursday - Sunday at the Egyptian, couldn't have come at a better time. Celebrating "films with happy endings, that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world", the line-up includes stand-up comics, unlikely cupids, claymation penguins, puppets waxing on philosophy (and candy!), the original surfer girl, and the premiere of Herpes Boy, adapted from the truly viral web comedy series.

Few things make me feel better than the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, accompanied by director Tobe Hooper and his 1981 slasher The Funhouse. It plays as part of an impromptu '70s weekend at the Aero, which also screens 1971's Duel and THX-1138, and the 71-years young epic Gone With The Wind. If you're already feeling Good, then Fella, get to the New Beverly for a double-dose of Marty Scorsese and Bobby De Niro, honoring the 20th anniversary of Goodfellas and the 37th anniversary of Mean Streets. For an extra spring in your freakin' step, the Sunday afternoon screening features Nicholas Pileggi, who penned Goodfellas and Wiseguy, the book it was based on.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!