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LAist Film Calendar: John Cusack vs. Dave Gahan

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Concept art for Dave Gahan's forthcoming French retro anime electro concept album | Photo courtesy of this!

As long as he steers clear of movies with numbers for titles, John Cusack's all right with me. Sunday, the New Bev pairs Cusack classic High Fidelity with (500) Days of Summer, both in Scenesteround Sound! The Aero continues the Cusack attack with Better Off Dead, featuring a live commentary from writer-director "Savage" Steve Holland & cast-members Curtis Armstrong, Diane Franklin & E. G. Daily. Considering their work in the 25 years since, it should make for an animated discussion.

Let Cinefamily take you on a trip around the world and back, with the L.A. premiere of The Posters Came From The Walls. The documentary tracks the sweetest confessions of Depeche Mode fans who just can't get enough. I don't want to start any blasphemous rumors, but the filmmakers speak & spell out the details following the 7:30 Friday showing. Bring your master and/or servant.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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Dude, wrong venue! The Depeche Mode doc's at the Cinefamily... | Photo courtesy of this!

All Week
Bronson (2008) (Downtown Independent)
Creation (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Fish Tank (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Saint John of Las Vegas (2009) (The Landmark)
A Town Called Panic (2009) (Nuart Theatre)

Thursday 1/28
Avatar (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
The Book of Eli (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)
Citizen Cohn (1992) (free event) (Aero Theatre)
Films by Steven Eastwood (w/ Steven Eastwood) (Echo Park Film Center)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964) / For a Few Dollars More (1965) (Egyptian Theatre) (Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone)
The Lady and the Duke (2001) (free event) (Melnitz Movies)
My Dear Enemy (2008) (free event) (Korean Cultural Center)
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) / The Hindenburg (1975) (w/ composer David Shire) (New Beverly Cinema)
Teenage Paparazzo (2010) (Downtown Independent)

Friday 1/29
Amarcord (1973) / Radio Days (1987) (New Beverly Cinema)
Eggshells (1968) (midnight drive-in screening) (Steve Allen Theater)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966) (Egyptian Theatre) (Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone)
The Goonies (1985) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid (1972) / Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Two Western Myths: Billy the Kid & Jesse James)
The Mirror (1974) / Nostalghia (1984) (LACMA)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) / Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983) (Aero Theatre)
The Posters Came From the Walls (2008) (w/ filmmakers Jeremy Deller & Nick Abrahams at 7:30pm screening) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Showgirls (1995) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
Singin' In The Rain (1952) (Old Town Music Hall)

Saturday 1/30
Amarcord (1973) / Radio Days (1987) (New Beverly Cinema)
Andrei Rublev (1966-69) (LACMA)
The Bicycle Thief (1949) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Circles of Confusion: Hollis Frampton (Part 3) (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
The End of Poverty? (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Happy Birthday to Me (1981) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky (2008) (free event w/ Dmitry Trakovsky) (LACMA)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) (Egyptian Theatre) (Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone)
The Posters Came From the Walls (2008) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
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)
Silver Bullet (1985) / An American Werewolf in London (1981) / The Howling (1981) (Aero Theatre)
Singin' In The Rain (1952) (Old Town Music Hall)

Sunday 1/31
(500) Days of Summer (2009) / High Fidelity (2000) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Two Western Myths: Billy the Kid & Jesse James)
Better Off Dead (1985) (w/ live commentary by Savage Steve Holland, Curtis Armstrong, Diane Franklin, and E.G. Daily) (Aero Theatre)
The Bicycle Thief (1949) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Circles of Confusion: Hollis Frampton (Part 4) (free event) (Pacific Design Center) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
The End of Poverty? (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Goldbergs (1953-55) (free event w/ filmmaker Aviva Kempner, producer Margaret Nagle, film critic Pete Hammond and media studies professor Vincent Brook) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Archive Treasures: Television!)
Killing Kasztner: The Jew Who Dealt With Nazis (2008) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Me and Orson Welles (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984) (Egyptian Theatre) (Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone)
Shampoo (1975) (The Bay Theatre)
Singin' In The Rain (1952) (Old Town Music Hall)

That's all for this week. B-T-W, I've been on this beat for a year now & I've got to say I couldn't have done any of it without my partner in life & theater list compiling, Elizabeth. Happy Anniversary honey!

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