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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.

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All Week
According to Greta (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Broken Embraces (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Chelsea on the Rocks (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Dolphin: Story Of A Dreamer (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Four Seasons Lodge (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Kings Of The Evening (2008) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Misfortunates (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Simon & Malou (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
A Single Man (2009) (The Landmark)
A Town Called Panic (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Until the Light Takes Us (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Vicious Kind (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Yesterday Was a Lie (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

Thursday 12/10
Big Fan (2009) / The Wrestler (2008) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Blind Side (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
James and the Giant Peach (1996) / Coraline (2009) / Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (w/ Henry Selick) (Arclight Hollywood) (AFI Directors)
The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
Magic and Ritual (w/ John Cannizzaro) (Echo Park Film Center)
Ocean's Eleven (1960) / Pal Joey (1957) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Road (2009) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)

Friday 12/11
The American Cinematheque Blows Up the Internet: Funny or Die presents The Internet 3.0 (w/ special guests) (Egyptian Theatre)
Back To The Future (1985) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
The Backyard (2009) / I Saw the Sun (2009) (Aero Theatre)
Black Dynamite (2009) (w/ composer Adrian Younge) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
The Cat and the Canary (1939) / The Son of Frankenstein (1939) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (1939 Redux: Digging Deeper into "Hollywood's Greatest Year")
The Dark Crystal (1982) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Eggshells (1968) (midnight drive-in movie) (Steve Allen Theater)
Four Seasons Lodge (2008) (w/ filmmaker Andrew Jacobs at 7:30pm and 10pm screenings) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
The Host (2006) / Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000) (LACMA)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Old Town Music Hall)
Sullivan's Travels (1941) / The Palm Beach Story (1942) (New Beverly Cinema)
Until the Light Takes Us (2008) (w/ filmmakers Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell at 7pm and 9:40pm screenings) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

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Saturday 12/12
Afghan Star (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Beefcake (1999) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Legacy Project Screening Series)
Brazil (1985) / The Fisher King (1991) (Egyptian Theatre)
Bright Star (2009) / Sweetie (1989) (w/ Jane Campion and Abbie Cornish) (Aero Theatre)
Dr. Giggles (1992) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights) (Horror Movie A Day)
Four Seasons Lodge (2008) (w/ filmmaker Andrew Jacobs at noon and 7:30pm screenings) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Four Seasons Lodge (2008) (w/ filmmaker Andrew Jacobs at 1:50pm and 4:30pm screenings) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Heartworn Highways (1981) (w/ sets by Steve Young and I See Hawks in L.A) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Hollywood UFO (w/ filmmaker George Willis) (Echo Park Film Center)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Memories of Murder (2003) (free event) (LACMA)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Old Town Music Hall)
Mother (2009) (w/ Bong Joon-ho) (LACMA)
Mutilation Mile (2009) / Deadbeat by Dawn (1988) (w/ special guests) (Downtown Independent)
Rare Silents on 8MM (Egyptian Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Sullivan's Travels (1941) / The Palm Beach Story (1942) (New Beverly Cinema)
Until the Light Takes Us (2008) (w/ filmmakers Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell at 7pm and 9:40pm screenings) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Woodstock (1970) (New Beverly Cinema)

Sunday 12/13
Afghan Star (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Borderline Case (2006) / The Life of an Agent: Secret Police Training Films From the Communist Era (2004) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Beyond the Iron Curtain: Hungarian Cinema Observes the Fall of Communism)
The Festival of (In)appropriation Returns (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Egyptian Theatre)
Four Seasons Lodge (2008) (w/ filmmaker Andrew Jacobs at noon screening) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Four Seasons Lodge (2008) (w/ filmmaker Andrew Jacobs at 1:50pm, 4:30pm, and 7:20pm screenings) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2004) (w/ live commentary by writer-director Larry Blamire and cast) (Aero Theatre)
The Messenger (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947) (Old Town Music Hall)
Planet Terror (2007) / Death Proof (2007) / Black Dynamite (2009) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Red Balloon (1956) / White Mane (1953) (free event) (Hammer Museum)
Through Their Eyes: An Agent Orange Documentary (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Time Bandits (1981) / The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988) (Egyptian Theatre)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) (The Bay Theatre)

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