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LAist Film Calendar: The Mexican Revolution & Joaquin's Musical Revulsion

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If Machete fired you up for a revolucion (and if it didn't, there are 21+ screenings in Pasadena), the UCLA Film & Television Archive has the series for you! This weekend, they open "The Mexican Revolution on Film" with a Mexican production, Enamorada, contrasted with a Hollywood portrayal in David O. Selznick's production Viva Villa! If you'd rather erode another colonial power, the Aero boasts a weekend of French crime films, with contributions from the '30s on up. It's classic pulp, with equal parts exotica, gangsters & a touch of real-life horrors to give you something to take home. For a further twisted romp through the romantic lands, feast your eyes upon Bunny and the Bull, a bizarro-world journey courtesy of the director of The Mighty Boosh.

Perhaps your one true love is the dour; in this case, join the Goethe-Institut and LACMA as they pay tribute to the sultan of sullen, Ingmar Bergman. Then there's the tragicomic Hollywood-to-Hollywouldn't story of Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Still Here, at The Landmark. For legitimate counter-culture, the New Beverly has one night pairing The Doors and Charles Bukowski, and for legitimate musical talent, they have a newly struck print of The Sound of Music. But if the hills are dead, the Laemmles have Leonard Cohen's Songs From The Road, a high-def concert culled from his first tour in 15 years.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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All Week
* Bunny and the Bull (2009) (Downtown Independent)
* Cameraman: The Life & Work Of Jack Cardiff (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* Climate Refugees (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* The Concert (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
* Dabangg (2010) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
* Heartbreaker (2010) (The Landmark)
* His & Hers (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
* I'm Still Here (2010) (The Landmark)
* The Killing Machine (2010) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* The Last Rites of Ransom Pride (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* Legendary (2010) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* Mao's Last Dancer (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
* Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
* Precious Life (2010) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
* Race to Nowhere (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* The Romantics (2010) (The Landmark)
* Sequestro (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
* The Sicilian Girl (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
* Something's Gonna Live (2010) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)

Thursday 9/9
* The American (2010) (Arclight Pasadena) (21+ screening)
* Animal Kingdom (2010) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+ screening)
* Return to Dwight and Nile (2009) (w/ filmmaker David Fresina) (Echo Park Film Center)
* Leonard Cohen’s Songs From The Road (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
* The Loved One (1965) / Renegade (2009) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Staff Picks)
* Machete (2010) (Arclight Pasadena) (21+ screening)
* Pepe le Moko (1937) / Quai des Orfevres (1947) (Aero Theatre) (Series Noir: A Weekend of French Crime Films)
* Rough Cut (2008) (Korean Cultural Center)
* Takers (2010) (Arclight Sherman Oaks) (21+ screening)
* When You're Strange (2009) / Bukowski: Born Into This (2003) (New Beverly Cinema)

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Friday 9/10
* 28 Days Later (2002) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Fridays)
* American Indian Film Institute Film Festival (Autry National Center)
* Catwoman (2004) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Staff Picks: Midnight Shows!)
* Enamorada (1946) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (¡Viva la Revolucion!: The Mexican Revolution on Film)
* Easy Rider (1969) (The Bay Theatre)
* Jour-de-fête (1949) / Tati Shorts (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (The Films of Jacques Tati)
* Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008) (w/ director Micki Dickoff and Ben Chaney, brother of film subject James Chaney at 7:20pm show) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
* Persona (1966) / Cries and Whispers (1972) (Goethe-Institut) (LACMA) (Cries and Whispers: The Psychological Cinema of Ingmar Bergman)
* The Sicilian Girl (2009) (w/ filmmaker Marco Amenta at 7:30pm show) (Nuart Theatre)
* The Sound of Music (1965) (New Beverly Cinema)
* The Swimming Pool (1969) / One Deadly Summer (1983) (Aero Theatre) (Series Noir: A Weekend of French Crime Films)
* Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
* Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)

Saturday 9/11
* American Indian Film Institute Film Festival (Autry National Center)
* Back to the Future (1985) (Regency Academy) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
* Bedazzled (1967) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings) (Summer Series)
* Catfish (2010) (free event w/ RSVP, w/ directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, star Nev Schulman and editor Zachary Stuart-Pontier) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Saturday Night Showcase)
* Crooks in Clover (1963) / Serie Noire (1979) (Aero Theatre) (Series Noir: A Weekend of French Crime Films)
* Enemies of the People (2009) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
* The Hour of the Wolf (1967) / The Magician (1958) (Goethe-Institut) (LACMA) (Cries and Whispers: The Psychological Cinema of Ingmar Bergman)
* H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Warner Grand Theatre)
* How I Got Into College (1989) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
* Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (Devil's Night Drive In)
* L.A. Streetfighters (1985) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (HFS: Gang Wars)
* Leonard Cohen’s Songs From The Road (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
* Limelight (1953) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (The Chaplin Talkies)
* The Magic Flute (1975) (Goethe-Institut) (LACMA) (Cries and Whispers: The Psychological Cinema of Ingmar Bergman)
* Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008) (w/ director Micki Dickoff and Ben Chaney, brother of film subject James Chaney at 5pm & 7:20pm shows) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
* 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 Sicilian Girl (2009) (w/ filmmaker Marco Amenta at 7:30pm show) (Nuart Theatre)
* The Sound of Music (1965) (New Beverly Cinema)
* Viva Villa! (1934) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (¡Viva la Revolucion!: The Mexican Revolution on Film)
* The Warriors (1979) (Regency Westwood Village Theater) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
* Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)

Sunday 9/12
* Bike-A-Delic BBQ!!: Psychomania (1973) / Stone (1974) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
* Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Autry National Center) (The Imagined West)
* Easy Rider (1969) (The Bay Theatre)
* Enemies of the People (2009) (Art Theatre of Long Beach)
* A Face in the Crowd (1957) / Hud (1963) (Aero Theatre)
* Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008) (w/ director Micki Dickoff and Ben Chaney, brother of film subject James Chaney at 5pm & 7:20pm shows) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
* The Sicilian Girl (2009) (w/ filmmaker Marco Amenta at 2:30pm show) (Nuart Theatre)
* Speaking in Tongues (2009) (w/ director Marcia Jarmel and executive director of Californians Live Together, Shelly Spiegel-Coleman) (Aero Theatre)
* The Sound of Music (1965) (New Beverly Cinema)
* Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) (Old Town Music Hall)

That's all for this week. Be a good little lad/lass, or I'll drag you to Catwoman!

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