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LAist Film Calendar: Love Means Never Missing Red Riding & Documentaries

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This Valentine's Day, a dozen red roses may be out of the question, but a dozen dead schoolgirls is totally doable courtesy of The Red Riding Trilogy, unspooling in various installments at an exclusive Nuart engagement. Keep the blood flowing with Oscar nominee The Cove, playing alongside fellow nominated docs Food, Inc., Burma VJ and The Most Dangerous Man in America at several Laemmle's locales (curiously, Which Way Home stayed home). If you're tired of playing catch-up, get the jump on You Didn't See Anything in Kinshasa, a documentary so fresh it isn't even listed on IMDb. Melnitz Movies and The Pan African Film & Arts Festival co-present the free screening, with Congolese director Mweze Ngangura hopping continents for a very special guest appearance.

Speaking of talents severely underrepresented in the mainstream, the Autry presents the best American Indian filmmakers, and the best American Indian tacos! Creative Spirit, a multimedia apprenticeship program sponsored by the Southern California Indian Center, presents its 4th annual Native Filmmakers Showcase. The line-up includes the fantasy-comedy-quest In Search of the World's Best Indian Taco, immigrant drama Indios Primeros, and shorts from previous years running the gamut from environmentalism to vampires. It's free with an RSVP to swminfo@autrynationalcenter.org, but hurry - seat reservation ends tomorrow!

Lastly, but not lastly, the Egyptian sports another "American Cinematheque Blows Up The Internet" event, where web content makes the jump to the big screen. This time, the 'splosion comes courtesy of Crackle, who bring con-man caper The Bannen Way and a preview of sci-fi series Trenches. Bannen comes backed by a number of its cast, and Trenches comes with the pedigree of Shane Felux, winner of a number of Star Wars Fan Film Awards. And you won't even have to sit through all those seconds of unskippable commercials.

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