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Orson Welles has seen more devastation & studio interference than any other filmmaker. Major works like The Magnificent Ambersons, Touch of Evil & Lady from Shanghai were all slashed to ribbons and will never be seen as the writer/director/actor intended. Still, they retain their innovative style, fierce bite & raw power over 60 years on. Running through Saturday, the Aero's Orson Welles retrospective features valiant restorations of these works, as well as rare screenings of UCLA's exhaustive, full restoration of Macbeth and Welles' classic (and surprisingly, untouched) Citizen Kane.

Even rarer screenings come courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation's annual Noir City festival at the Egyptian. The majority of these seedy tales of hardboiled prosecutors, the wrongly accused, the devious & desperate are unavailable on DVD. For those who prefer their mysteries shaken with comedy & stirred with plenty of martinis, the New Beverly has the first two Thin Man films. Or ditch all that old Hollywood black & white for pure, unbridled rock with cult horror-musical Repo! The Genetic Opera at the (Not So) Silent Movie Theatre & Sundance favorite ANVIL: The Story of ANVIL, with the metal pioneers themselves, at the Nuart.

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!