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LAist Film Calendar: Joe Dante Returns, Wesley Willis Jams & Quentin Tarantino Mugs

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Studio found it cheaper to re-make Gremlins and Bullitt into one film. | Photo courtesy of brokentrinkets via flickr

Joe Dante returns to the New Bev, and this time he's brought company! Living legend Roger Corman joins Dante for a double-feature of his films St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Corman's first directed for a major studio) & Not Of This Earth (far from his first directed for a schlocky drive-in). The inferno rages all-day Saturday, with a screening of The Movie Orgy, a cut-and-paste epic of found footage & cinematic anarchy. Best of all, to quote Dante, "admission is free because even I don't know who owns the rights to all this found footage". It all climaxes with a 25th anniversary screening of Dante's classic Gremlins. You will have to pay for that, but Gizmo's so cute! Just keep your popcorn away...it's a midnight show.

Celebrate earnest creativity, collaboration, and crazy awesome music with late legends Wesley Willis & Bruce Haack at The Most-Definitely-Not-Silent Movie Theatre with documentarians Kim Shively, Chris Bagley, Philip Anagnos & Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf. While it's most often noted for its revolutionary car chase, Bullitt also features a funky score by Lalo Schifrin. Just show up at Hollywood Forever in a '68 Mustang and if someone doesn't love you forever, I will. And how could I have discussed cult films, soundtrack cues & cars for this long without mentioning Quentin Tarantino? Prep for Inglourious Basterds later this month with your pick of Resurvoir Dogs or Pulp Fiktion late this Friday.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!