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Timmy's wedding suddenly took a strange turn. | Photo courtesy of Midnight Insanity

Like many aspiring tranny space aliens, I worked Rocky Horror shows in college, and through many, many weeks of rehearsals have probably seen the show a dozen times. That being said, even though there are two shows every weekend down here, I've yet to see it in L.A. Now might be a good time to check out Midnight Insanity's show at the Warner Grand Theatre. Yes, it's all the way out in San Pedro, but it's cast-member Bill's 20th year with the show, which means lingerie night and the ghosts of Janets past (one of whom, Danielle, is tapped to be Fangoria's next Spooksmodel)! Once/if you wake up on Sunday, the party continues at Rockystock in Huntington Central Park, wedged between the public library & the bathrooms. Oh, Brad!

Ah, but the Greeks invented big, fat, queer weddings-gone-wrong thousands of years ago, a tradition they keep to this very weekend with the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. Breakout Greek writer/director/actress Nia Vardalos (go ahead, name another one) claims to hate Valentine's Day with her latest triple threat, but the results will certainly be quirky, romantic fun. If not, nothing says date night like wine, cheese, a crime comedy & cartoon! Then, punk out with your junk out at a tribute to Penelope Spheeris of rock doc infamy. Party time, excellent!

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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Who doesn't love a dilettante? | Photo courtesy of IFC Films

All Week
Dead Snow (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Leaving Barstow (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Life is Hot in Cracktown (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
New York (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Quarry (1970) / The Windmill Movie (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Surveillance (2009) (Nuart Theatre)
Under Our Skin (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)

Thursday 6/25
The Back Nine (2009) (Mann's Chinese 6)
Don Giovanni (2008) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Festival in the Forest (2009) (special sneak preview) / Celebration at Big Sur (1971) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (F is For Folk Series)
The Gleaners & I (2001) / The Gleaners & I: Two Years Later (2002) (w/ director Agnès Varda) (Aero Theatre)
The Hangover (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (Egyptian Theatre)
* Mariza (2008) / Small Crime (2008) (w/ Wine & Cheese Reception)
Open Screen (Bring a Film, Get in Free!) (Echo Park Film Center)
The Proposal (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Hollywood)
Running Wild (2006) (Free w/ RSVP) (Korean Cultural Center)
The Tenant (1976) / The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) (New Beverly Cinema)
Trudell (w/ John Trudell) (Downtown Independent)

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Friday 6/26
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
A Matter of Life & Death (1946) / The Red Shoes (1948) (New Beverly Cinema)
Brazil (1985) (uncut European version) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
God of Cookery (1996) (Midnight Show) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Far East Funnies Series)
Joy Ride (1976) / Hi-Riders (1978) (Hell on Wheels: Hot Rods & Fast Times)
Life is Hot in Cracktown (2009) (w/ writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo & cast) (7PM) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Lions Love (and Lies) (1969) / Murs Murs (1980) (w/ director Agnès Varda) (Aero Theatre)
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (Egyptian Theatre)
* No Use Walkin' When You Can Stroll (1998) / Suburbia (1984) / Panel w/ Penelope Spheeris, Ross Albert, Christina Beck, Bert Dragin, Chris Pedersen (Rocking 'n Reeling: A Tribute to Penelope Spheeris)
Quarry (1970) / The Windmill Movie (2008) (w/ L.A. Weekly film editor Scott Foundas & filmmaker Alexander Olch) (7PM) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Ragtime Festival 34 (Old Town Music Hall)
Sabor Tropical (2009) (Midnight Show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Silence Before Bach (2007) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Los Angeles Film Festival: The Films That Got Away)
Surveillance (2009) (w/ writer/director Jennifer Lynch) (7:30PM & 9:50PM) (Nuart Theatre)
True Stories (1986) (w/ Tim & Eric) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Comedy Death Ray Series)

Saturday 6/27
A Matter of Life & Death (1946) / The Red Shoes (1948) (New Beverly Cinema)
Black Orpheus (1959) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Cinderfella (1960) / The Ladies' Man (1961) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Jerry Lewis: The Total Filmmaker Series)
Cleo From 5 to 7 (1961) / Vagabond (1985) (w/ director Agnès Varda) (Aero Theatre)
East of Eden (1955) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
Found Footage Battle Royale (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Found Footage Freakout! Series)
Korea Creative Content Agency Animation Screening: Pucca & Pororo / The War of Flowers (Korean Cultural Center)
Last Date (1950) / Hot Rods to Hell (1967) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Hell on Wheels: Hot Rods & Fast Times)
Life is Hot in Cracktown (2009) (w/ writer/director Buddy Giovinazzo & cast) (7PM) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (Egyptian Theatre) ("Beyond Borders" Panel Discussion at The Linwood Dunn Theater)
* Beyond Borders: Greece on the International Film Stage Panel w/ Kostas Markopoulos, Terry Dougas, Stamatis Athanassoulas, Markos Holevas, Phedon Papamichael, Nia Vardalos & Sanford Panitch
* Anasthasia - Well Kept Secrets (2008)
* Themis (2009)
* Shorts Program: Instructions (2008) / The Grandfather (2009) / Street Battle (2008) / We Call Her Daisy (2008)
* Goodnight Irene (2008)
* One Night Together (2009) / Elli Makra 42277 Wupertall (2007)
* No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos (2008)
* Syntagma (2008) / Valse Sentimentale (2007)
* I Hate Valentine's Day (2009) (World Premiere) (w/ director/actor Nia Vardalos)
* On The Edge (2009) / T for Trouble and the Self Admiration Society (2009)
* Run It (2008)
Prom Night at The Art / Carrie (1976) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)
Purple Rain (1984) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Quarry (1970) / The Windmill Movie (2008) (w/ filmmaker Alexander Olch) (7PM) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Ragtime Festival 34 (Old Town Music Hall)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
The Room (2003) (6th Anniversary Midnight Show w/ free t-shirt) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Surveillance (2009) (w/ writer/director Jennifer Lynch) (7:30PM & 9:50PM) (Nuart Theatre)
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954) / Hot Rod Girl (1956) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Hell on Wheels: Hot Rods & Fast Times)

Sunday 6/28
The Adam Shenkman Special: Live at the EPFC (w/ comedian Adam Shenkman) (Echo Park Film Center)
Casablanca (1942) (The Bay Theatre)
The Island at the Top of the World (1974) (Aero Theatre) (Art Director Series Designing for Adventure)
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (Egyptian Theatre)
* The Night Fernando Pessoa Met Constantine Covafy (2007)
* Bathers (2008) / Chameleon Beach (2008)
* Guinness, The Movie (2009) / I Am Gay (2008) (w/ Dinner & Orpheus Awards Ceremony)
Mondo Jerry BBQ / Cracking Up (1983) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Quarry (1970) / The Windmill Movie (2008) (w/ filmmaker Alexander Olch) (4PM) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Ragtime Festival 34 (Old Town Music Hall)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Insanity's Rockystock) (Huntington Central Park)
United Red Army (2007) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Los Angeles Film Festival: The Films That Got Away)
Written on the Wind (1956) / The Tarnished Angels (1957) (New Beverly Cinema)

That's all for this week. Next week, I go for a record-breaking seven days without mentioning Nazi zombies. Or not.

Compiled as always by the amazing and diligent Edward Yerke-Robins