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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'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.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!


Rockin' & rollin' at the great McDonald's in the sky. | Photo courtesy of hmmlargeart via flickr

All Week
12 in a Box (2006) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Adam (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (The Landmark)
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Cold Souls (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (The Landmark)
El Tinte de la Fama (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Lorna's Silence (2008) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Shrink (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Somers Town (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
A Woman in Berlin (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)

Thursday 8/6
The 'burbs (1989) / Smile (1975) (New Beverly Cinema)
Candy (1968) (w/ Domenic Priore & Chuck Zigman) (Egyptian Theatre) (Riot on the Sunset Strip)
Elena Pardo Presents (Free event) (Echo Park Film Center)
Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey (Downtown Independent)
Funny People (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21 plus)
Moon (2009) (w/ filmmaker Duncan Jones at 4:25pm, 7:05pm, and 9:55pm shows) (Arclight Hollywood)
My Night at Maud's (1969) / Claire's Knee (1970) (Aero Theatre) (French Bouquet: A Few Masterpieces from French Cinema)
The Ugly Truth (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21 plus)
The Wedding Song (2008) (w/ Karin Albou) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Wesley Willis's Joyrides (2008) / Haack...The King of Techno (2004) (w/ directors Kim Shively, Chris Bagley, and Philip Anagnos and a live DJ set by Peanut Butter Wolf) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Don't Knock the Rock 2009)

Friday 8/7
Being Jewish in France (2007) (LACMA)
The EPFC Filmmobile Summer Screening Series: The Exiles (Echo Park Film Center)
Le Cercle Rouge (1970) / Le Doulos (1962) (Aero Theatre) (French Bouquet: A Few Masterpieces from French Cinema)
Le Monde du Silence (1956) / Le Monde Sans Soleil (1964) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Nature's Symphony)
The Maltese Falcon (1941) (Old Town Music Hall)
Nothing Sacred (1937) / The Great McGinty (1940) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Jaundiced Eye: Hollywood's Sidelong Glances at Human Nature)
Pulp Fiction (1994) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights) (15th anniversary screening)
Razorback (1984) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (midnight show) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) / Not of this Earth (1957) (w/ Roger Corman & Joe Dante) (New Beverly Cinema)
Top Gun (1986) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)

Saturday 8/8
...And God Created Woman (1956) / The Truth (1960) (Aero Theatre) (French Bouquet: A Few Masterpieces from French Cinema)
Being Jewish in France (2007) (LACMA)
Bullitt (1968) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey (Downtown Independent)
Gremlins (1984) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights) (25th anniversary screening)
The Maltese Falcon (1941) (Old Town Music Hall)
Mondo Summer / Blue Lagoon (1980) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: Summer "Camp")
Moon (2009) (w/ filmmaker Duncan Jones at 7:20pm and 10:05pm shows) (Arclight Hollywood)
The Movie Orgy (1968) (Free Event) (w/ Joe Dante) (New Beverly Cinema)
Paper Heart (2009) (w/ filmmaker Nicholas Jasenovec and actress Charlyne Yi at 5:15pm show) (Arclight Hollywood)
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)
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (No She Didn't! Women Exploitation Auteurs)

Sunday 8/9
Batman (1943) (Skirball Cultural Center)
Being Jewish in France (2007) (LACMA)
Breathless (1960) / Alphaville (1965) (Aero Theatre) (French Bouquet: A Few Masterpieces from French Cinema)
Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey (Downtown Independent)
The Maltese Falcon (1941) (Old Town Music Hall)
Matinee (1993) / Miracle Mile (1988) (w/ Joe Dante) (New Beverly Cinema)
On the Town (1949) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Summer Musicals)

That's all for this week. Seriously, 200 words without mentioning Quentin Tarantino? Yeesh, I'm fired from the Internet.

Compiled, as always, be the amazing and diligent Edward Yerke-Robins (and wife).