LAist Film Calendar: The Days of (Maynard's) Wine & (Czech) Roses
It's funny 'cuz he has no hair! - Photo courtesy of Twinkle Cash Co. / Semirebellious Films
Jesus H. Christ might have turned water into wine, but Maynard James Keenan goes for the hard stuff in Blood Into Wine, uncorking this weekend at Laemmle's Sunset. V is for Vino, as the reclusive musician details the exhaustive efforts, personal history and chaos that goes into every bottle of his Arizona Stronghold winery. If that sounds snobby, step back and ask yourself the last winemaking documentary that played at midnight showings. Beyond Keenan's sense of humor (e.g. he opens his bottles with a pair of brass knuckles), look for hordes of Tool fans, Patton Oswalt, Bob Odenkirk, Milla Jovovich and Tim & Eric to take the edge off.
Speaking of Tim & Eric, as you're aware, they absurdist duo hosts the lavish premiere of the low-budget Birdemic at Cinefamily Saturday night. Shock and terror! It's already sold out! But Czech out their early show of Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, a surrealist psycho-drama about a young girl's sexual awakening - with gorgeous cinematography, Bloc-rockin' vampires and a cloaked ghoul straight out of The Seventh Seal (or, if you prefer, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey). Then stick around for the Reggae Jerk Chicken Truck - assuming you have any appetite left after Laemmle's Music Hall's presentation of crazed collector-come-cannibal flick The Man Who Collected Food. Does a doggy bag count as Mint-In-Box?
Full list appears below. See you at the movies!