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LAist Film Calendar: Thanksgiving Brings Few Turkeys to LA Theaters

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This Thanksgiving, classics abound, while the family's in town. The Alex Theatre brings the slapstick with its 12th annual Three Stooges event featuring four Curly titles & 100% pure Shemp, in eye-poking 3D! If that's not rare enough, feast your eyes on the special guests & Stooges memorabilia raffled off at intermission. Nyuck nyuck. The American Cinematheque celebrates 70 years of Gone With The Wind & The Wizard of Oz with lavish screenings & costume contests to win shiny new blu-rays. LACMA thrills the stuffing out of you with two Hitchcock doubles, while Cinefamily showcases the live-action/claymation hybrid Alice in Wonderland. Disney suppressed its theatrical run to avoid competing with their animated adaptation, and considering they've got their own live-action adaptation forthcoming, I wouldn't bank on this seeing the light of day anywhere else soon.

Surprisingly, most of the turkey's kept on the plate this week. Notable exceptions include Planet Mormon!, a collection of Mormon scare films & educational shorts, and Wisdom, the 1986 masterpiece of Emilio Estevez, auteur. Despite Arnold being Arnold & Verhoeven being Verhoeven, I refuse to stuff Total Recall in the turkey list. If you've never seen it, get ready for a surprise! And while Slamdance says it's no turkey, Strongman, documenting a man who bends scrap metal & coins with his bare hands, has golden breast in spades. Scrumptious.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!