LAist Film Calendar: South Korean Genre Meets New Zealand Melodrama Meets Blaxploitation Awesome!
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On this icy weekend, nobody's more explosive than Black Dynamite! The blaxploitation tribute lights up Long Beach this Friday, with exclusive giveaways & Adrian Younge, the Dynamite composer who brings more funk than the junk in your trunk! Want even more bang for your buck? The New Beverly has a neo-grindhouse triple-threat of Black Dynamite, Planet Terror & Death Proof sure to make your Sunday sizzle. Or go to LACMA for a quadruple Korean KO of Bong Joon-ho's The Host, Barking Dogs Never Bite, Memories of Murder (for free!) & Mother (South Korea's hard-boiled Oscar submission). If space is your place - head to Echo Park, for alien abduction documentary Hollywood UFO. Check your Milla Jovovich at the door.
For a different kind of star, the Aero hosts Jane Campion, Jane Campion's Bright Star, and Bright Star's bright star, Abbie Cornish. They've also got a fantastic (in EVERY sense of the word) Terry Gilliam series appealing to the old (Brazil, The Fisher King) & the new (Time Bandits, Baron Munchausen). For pleasing kids & adults, it doesn't get any easier than the films of Henry Selick at the Arclight. Don't recognize the name? Try these: James (of Giant Peach fame), Coraline & Jack Skellington. Yeah, that guy. Keep the claymation coming by hopping over to a 21+ screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox. Although really, you should save the drinking for Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. The cast & crew will appreciate it.