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LAist Film Calendar: Star-Studded Seed of Chucky & Tommy Wiseau!

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While the pint-size terrors of Orphan and Seed of Chucky aren't considered quality motion pictures, they're a ton of fun. The New Beverly pairs both on Thursday, and gives Seed of Chucky the Criterion treatment by bringing together Jennifer Tilly and everyone responsible for the deadly doll's life: scribe Don Mancini, voice Brad Dourif and puppeteer Tony Gardner. The program is co-presented by Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, and if the blog's extensive Orphan promo is any indication, these films will see more attention and insight tonight than they ever have or will. If you want more demento for your dollar, the Cinefamily's Friday night special, The Diabolical Dr. Cinefamily's Horrifying Anthology Of Horror Anthologies hosts local Martian Tommy Wiseau and his latest short, The House That Drips Blood on Alex, accompanied by the trashy Night Train to Terror, the terrific Creepshow, and choice cuts from horror shorts and anthologies.

If you enjoyed Soderbergh's Che, but thought it wasn't long enough, head on over to the Egyptian for the beyond-epic biopic Carlos. French critic cum director Olivier Assayas introduces his film about international terrorist Carlos the Jackal, alongside actor Edgar Ramirez, who plays The Jackal for an intense 330 minutes (if you don't feel like doing the math, that's 5 and a half hours!). One of the few things that lasts longer is a plastic bag. Sunday, the Downtown Independent's screening of Bag It! offers an education on the truth, consequences and avenues to avoid plastic disposables. It also benefits the Friends of the Los Angeles River, who have fished out tons of these bags over the years. Sadly, human beings don't last quite as long. Pay tribute to recently departed 1930's child actor Johnny Sheffield at an Academy screening of his signature film, Tarzan Finds A Son. The New Beverly's midnight screening of Pulp Fiction is another poignant one, as it will be the first screening since the passing of Sally Menke (the film's editor and longtime Quentin Tarantino collaborator) last month.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

All Week
2010 Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
25th Israel Film Festival (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Budrus (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Dewitt & Maria (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Enter the Void (2009) (Downtown Independent)
Howl (2010) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Inhale (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Kalamity (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
My Dog Tulip (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)

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Thursday 10/21
Alice in Wonderland (2010) (Arclight Hollywood) (3D screening)
Amer (2009) / Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) / What Have You Done to Solange? (1972) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Giallo!)
Bad Batch (2010) (free event) (Downtown Independent)
Irma Vep (1996) / Demonlover (2002) (w/ Olivier Assayas & Edgar Ramirez) (Egyptian Theatre) (Olivier Assayas In-Person Tribute & Exclusive Engagement of Carlos!)
The Last Play at Shea (2010) (w/ director Paul Crowder, writer Mark Monroe & executive producer Glen Zipper) (Arclight Hollywood)
Let Me In (2010) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
Monsters in the Movies (w/ special guests) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
Nosferatu (1922) (w/ live score) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
Placement and Position: Short Films by Gibson and Hart (Echo Park Film Center)
The Fugitive: Plan B (free event) (Korean Cultural Center)
Orphan (2009) / Seed of Chucky (2004) (w/ writer/director Don Mancini, actors Jennifer Tilly & Brad Dourif, Chucky master puppeteer Tony Gardner, & producers David Kirschner & Corey Sienega) (New Beverly Cinema)
Pulp Fiction (1994) (Aero Theatre)
Rock Hudson: Dark and Handsome Stranger (2010) (w/ director Andre Schaefer) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Social Network (2010) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)

Friday 10/22
Alien (1973) / Aliens (1986) / Alien 3 (1992) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
Budrus (2009) (w/ director Julia Bacha at 7:20pm show) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Carlos (2010) (w/ Olivier Assayas & Edgar Ramirez) (Egyptian Theatre) (Olivier Assayas In-Person Tribute & Exclusive Engagement of Carlos!)
Dead Alive (1992) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
The Diabolical Dr. Cinefamily's Horrifying Anthology Of Horror Anthologies (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Dracula (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
Emma Mae (1976) / The Human Tornado (1976) (w/ producer Jamaa Fanaka) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Paint It Black: Revisiting Blaxploitation and African American Cinema of the 1970s)
Hollywood Film Festival (Arclight Hollywood)
Kalamity (2010) (w/ special guests at 7:10pm show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Pope Joan (2009) (w/ novelist Donna Woolfolk Cross) (Aero Theatre) (Current German Cinema)
Pulp Fiction (1994) (midnight show) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Shining (1980) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Sleepy Hollow (1999) (The Bay Theatre)
The Third Man (1949) / Brighton Rock (1947) (New Beverly Cinema)

Saturday 10/23
Autumn Gold (2010) (w/ director Jan Tenhaven) (Aero Theatre) (Current German Cinema)
Beggars of Life (1928) (LACMA) (20th Anniversary Tribute to the Film Foundation)
Between Displacement and Nostalgia: Conflicted Memories of Cuba (w/ novelist Edmundo Desnoes) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney/Calarts Theater)
Bitch Slap (2009) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Budrus (2009) (w/ director Julia Bacha at 5pm & 7:20pm shows) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Carlos (2010) (Egyptian Theatre) (Olivier Assayas In-Person Tribute & Exclusive Engagement of Carlos!)
Dewitt & Maria (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Dracula (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
Ghostbusters (1984) (Regency Westwood Village Theater) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Gordon's War (1973) / Willie Dynamite (1974) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Paint It Black: Revisiting Blaxploitation and African American Cinema of the 1970s)
Hold That Ghost (1941) (Alex Theatre)
Hollywood Film Festival (Arclight Hollywood)
Kings of Pastry (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Last Train Home (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Leaving (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Lost Boys (1987) (Devil's Night Drive In)
Macabre (1958) / Mr. Sardonicus (1961) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (William Castle's Shockers!)
A Night to Dismember (1983) / Don't Panic! (1988) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (co-presented by Bleeding Skull and Severin Films)
The Robber (2010) / The Silence (2010) (w/ directors Benjamin Heisenberg and Baran bo Odar) (Aero Theatre) (Current German Cinema)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (South Coast Village Regency Theaters)
The Sentinel (1977) (w/ Jeffrey Konvitz) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
The Third Man (1949) / Brighton Rock (1947) (New Beverly Cinema)

Sunday 10/24
Bag It! (2010) (Downtown Independent) (benefit screening for Friends of the Los Angeles River)
Carlos (2010) (Egyptian Theatre) (Olivier Assayas In-Person Tribute & Exclusive Engagement of Carlos!)
The Cat and the Canary (1939) / The Ghost Breakers (1940) (New Beverly Cinema)
Dewitt & Maria (2010) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Dracula (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
Here: A Survey of Films and Videos by Vincent Grenier (w/ Vincent Grenier) (Los Angeles Filmforum) (Echo Park Film Center)
Hollywood Film Festival (Arclight Hollywood)
House on Haunted Hill (1959) (Echo Park Film Center) (Filmmobile Screening) (GHOULA)
Kings of Pastry (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Last Train Home (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7)
Leaving (2009) (weekend morning show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Sleepy Hollow (1999) (The Bay Theatre)
Stripped to Kill (1987) / Poison Ivy (1992) (w/ Katt Shea) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Mistresses of Horror)
Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) (Me Tarzan, You Technology)
Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) / Buck and the Preacher (1972) (w/ Glynn Turman) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Paint It Black: Revisiting Blaxploitation and African American Cinema of the 1970s)
Vicki the Viking (2009) (Goethe-Institut) (Kinder Kino)
Vincent Wants to Sea (2010) (Aero Theatre) (Current German Cinema)
When We Leave (2010) (Aero Theatre) (Current German Cinema)
The Woman With the 5 Elephants (2010) (w/ director Vadim Jendreyko) (Aero Theatre) (Current German Cinema)

That's all for this week. Don't tick off any trannies!