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LAist Film Calendar: Hola Mexico, South East European & LA Harbor Film Festivals!

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Film festival season approacheth! Since this isn't Phoenixist, we can start with the Hola Mexico Film Festival. The festival opens Thursday at the Arclight with gritty crime drama Bitten Bullet (if you habla Espanol, Edward James Olmos introduces the film in this clip) and, for aficionados, the Opening Night Fiesta featuring Bostich & Fussible of Nortec Collective. Other films playing the fest include child labor documentary The Inheritors, colorful rock comedy Kitch is Cool, quirky romance The Half of the World, and campy sex-crime flick Murder Seriously. Across the pond lies the South East European Film Festival, featuring Serbian graffiti/wasted youth documentary Rapresent, Hungarian romantic dramedy I Am Not Your Friend, and Greco-Turkish music documentary What Your Grandfather Left Is Safe Here, amongst many others. Lastly, the LA Harbor International Film Festival drops anchor back on our shores, delivering precious cargo of Rudyard Kipling adventure-adaptation Captain Courageous, Italian comedy Baaria, and Hurricane Katrina/pet ownership doc Mine to the Warner Grand.

If you haven't time for a full festival, how about a trilogy? The Egyptian Theatre boasts all of Back to the Future, and if that's too lively, the Echo Park Film Center's Girls 'N Ghouls program features feminist zombie trilogy The Dead Walk in Brooklyn. If that's still too great a commitment, Cinefamily has two fantastic screwball comedies, It Happened One Night and Platinum Blonde. The New Beverly has two more: My Man Godfrey and Easy Living. If you're more interested in difficult living, the Downtown Independent has Girls on the Wall, which follows a group of young women staging a musical. In prison.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!