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LAist Film Calendar: Girls Rock While The Boys Get Violent

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Girls expressing themselves with bloody bathtubs! | Photo courtesy of After Dark Films

If you've got a daughter, take her to Girls Rock! this Sunday at the Echo Park Film Center. It's a pretty inspiring rawk dawc. If you don't have a daughter, take yourself. The funny looks will be worth it, because there's plenty fun for adults too. Then sit tight - because right about the time it sinks in that Rock 'n' Roll Camp is electrifying Portland and we're in L.A., Girls Rock Los Angeles & its faithful organizers burst onto center stage! Give 'em a few minutes of your time & a few dollars for the ticket. Unless you want the future of grrl rock repped by Kristen Stewart...

Does all this rain have you yearning for a blazing desert escape? The Aero has a John Ford retrospective, with very healthy doses of The Duke. Dial up the desperation & add even healthier doses of violence for The Wild Bunch, hosted by Kathryn Bigelow at the Hammer Museum. If, on the other hand, you love dark, stormy nights, brave it all for a sneak preview of Clive Barker adaptation Dread at the New Beverly, with the writer-director, cast & exclusive giveaways on hand. Or, just spend some quiet time with your mates, kidnapping your mate's mate, with 44 Inch Chest, in its second (and final) week at the Nuart.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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Photo courtesy of Nicole Weingart / Shadow Distribution

All Week
44 Inch Chest (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Broken Embraces (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Creation (2009) (The Landmark)
Drool (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Misconceptions (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Murder in Fashion (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Watercolors (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Thursday 1/21
Amadeus (1984) (New Beverly Cinema) (Films Selected by Stuart Gordon)
Circles of Confusion: Hollis Frampton (Part 1) (free event) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Khastoo Gallery)
Daybreakers (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)
The Films of Shana Moulton (w/ Shana Moulton) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Films of Moviate (w/ member Michael Robinson) (Echo Park Film Center)
Fort Apache (1948) / She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) (Aero Theatre) (John Ford Retrospective)
Home (2008) (Downtown Independent)
Leap Year (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
Red Riding (1974) (free event) (Melnitz Movies)

Friday 1/22
Army of Darkness (1992) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
Black Dynamite (2009) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
Double Indemnity (1944) / The Blue Dahlia (1946) (New Beverly Cinema)
Eggshells (1968) (midnight drive-in screening) (Steve Allen Theater)
Home (2008) (Downtown Independent)
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
The Quiet Man (1952) / How Green Was My Valley (1941) (Aero Theatre) (John Ford Retrospective)
Raging Bull (1980) (Egyptian Theatre) (Digitally Restoration Retrospective)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (midnight screening) (New Beverly Cinema)
Solaris (1972) (LACMA) (The Apocalyptic Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky)
The Wild Bunch (1969) (w/ Kathryn Bigelow & Curtis Hanson) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Film That Inspired Me)

Saturday 1/23
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) (free event) (Getty Center) (Swashbuckling Days and Daring Knights)
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
Double Indemnity (1944) / The Blue Dahlia (1946) (New Beverly Cinema)
Dread (2009) (Sneak Preview w/ giveaways & special guests) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Elmer Gantry (1960) (w/ Shirley Jones) (Aero Theatre)
The Godfather (1972) (Egyptian Theatre) (Digitally Restoration Retrospective)
Handmade Cinematic Spectacle (free event w/ Susan Simpson of The Manual Archives) (Echo Park Film Center)
Home (2008) (Downtown Independent)
Ivan's Childhood (1962) / Stalker (1979) (LACMA) (The Apocalyptic Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky)
La Danse (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
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)
Visual Effects Society Awards Sneak Peak (free event) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum)

Sunday 1/24
The Bird Who Stops in the Air (1999) / Wind Echoing in My Being (1997) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Journeys and Arrivals: The Films of Jeon Soo-il)
Blazing Saddles (1974) / Cat Ballou (1965) (New Beverly Cinema)
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935) (Old Town Music Hall)
Circles of Confusion: Hollis Frampton (Part 2) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)
Girls Rock! (2005) (Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls fundraiser) (Echo Park Film Center)
Home (2008) (Downtown Independent)
Horse You See (2007) / Older Than America (2008) (free event) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Autry National Center) (Native American Women in Film)
Knights of the Round Table (1954) (free event) (Getty Center) (Swashbuckling Days and Daring Knights)
La Danse (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Natural Born Killers (1994) (The Bay Theatre)
The Searchers (1956) / Stagecoach (1939) (Aero Theatre) (John Ford Retrospective)
Superman (1978) / Superman II (1980) (Egyptian Theatre) (Digitally Restoration Retrospective)

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