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Catch Up on the Golden Globe Nominees with the Yerke-Robins Weekly Film Dispatch

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With the Golden Globes just days away, now's your last chance to catch up. Best Picture contenders Slumdog Millionaire and Frost/Nixon duke it out with directors in tow and--in the red corner--Best Supporting Actress nominee Marisa Tomeiiiii! The Best Foreign Language noms continue their rounds of the American Cinematheque; the films at the Aero and the filmmakers at the Egyptian. Swedish director Jan Troell is particularly vigilant, blazing a one-man invasion through these events and LACMA. After the awards, feed your jingoism with all-American auteurs Dennis Hopper, Stan Brakhage and Clint Eastwood.

Full list after the jump! See you at the movies!

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All Week
Let Them Chirp Awhile (2008) / Tracing Cowboys (2008) (Downtown Independent)
The Wild Child (1970) (Nuart Theatre) (Exclusive Engagement)

Thursday 01/08
Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival (Opening Night)
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (2008) (Laemmle's Town Center 5) (Exclusive Engagement) (LAST DAY)
Che (2008) (Nuart Theatre) (Exclusive Engagement) (LAST DAY)
Everlasting Moments (2007) / Waltz With Bashir (2008) (Aero Theatre) (Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Series)
Murmur Of The Heart (1971) / The Fire Within (1963) (New Beverly Cinema)
Wholpin No. 7 DVD Release Party (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)

Friday 01/09
Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival
* College Documentary Block (6:30PM)
* College Animation Block (8:30PM)
10 Rillington Place (1971) / The Boston Strangler (1968) (True Crime Series)
Alien: The Director's Cut (1979) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Everlasting Moments (2007) (LACMA) (w/ Director Jan Troell) (Spotlight On Jan Troell)
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
First Love (1939) (Old Town Music Hall) (through 01/11)
I've Loved You So Long (2008) / Gomorrah (2008) (Aero Theatre) (w/ Directors Philippe Claudel & Matteo Gorone) (Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Series)
Murmur Of The Heart (1971) / The Fire Within (1963) (New Beverly Cinema)
Paprika (2006) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Beyond Anime Series) (Midnight Movie)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) (The Landmark) (w/ Director Danny Boyle)
The Towering Inferno (1974) (Egyptian Theatre) (Masters Of Disaster Series)
The Wrestler (2008) (The Landmark) (w/ Actress Marisa Tomei)
Xanadu (1980) (Art Theatre Of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)

Saturday 01/10
box[ur]shorts Film Festival Awards Night (New Beverly Cinema)
Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival
* Script 2 Screen Block (3PM)
* Junior High/COC Summer Workshop Block (5PM)
* College Experimental Block (7PM)
The Ballad Of Gregorio Cortez (1982) (Autry National Center)
The China Syndrome (1979) (Egyptian Theatre) (Masters Of Disaster Series)
Elegy (2008) (Aero Theatre) (w/ Dennis Hopper) (American Maverick: The Films of Dennis Hopper)
Film Ist (1998) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (The Artist & The Archives Series) (7PM)
First Love (1939) (Old Town Music Hall)
Footloose (1984) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominees Seminar (Egyptian Theatre) (Free Event) (w/ Filmmakers Philippe Claudel, Uli Edel, Ari Folman, Matteo Garrone & Jan Troell)
Here Is Your Life (1967) (LACMA) (Spotlight On Jan Troell)
Pottery Of The Rif (2003) / On Native Lands (2007) (Barnsdall Art Park) (Los Angeles Amazigh Film Festival)
Return To Oz (1985) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Fucked-Up Kids' Movies Series) (10PM)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Nuart Theatre) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show)

Sunday 01/11
Santa Clarita Valley Film Festival
* College Live Action Block (3PM)
* High School Block (5PM)
* Awards Presentation (7PM)
Black Sunday (1977) (Egyptian Theatre) (Masters Of Disaster Series)
Brakhage With Brakhage (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
First Love (1939) (Old Town Music Hall) (LAST DAY)
For A Few Dollars More (1965) / The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966) (New Beverly Cinema) (through 01/13)
The Last Movie (1971) / Backtrack (1990) (Aero Theatre) (American Maverick: The Films of Dennis Hopper)

Monday 01/12
For A Few Dollars More (1965) / The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966) (New Beverly Cinema)
On The Town (1949) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)

Tuesday 01/13
Devil In A Blue Dress (1995) (Caltech Ramo Auditorium) (Free Event)
For A Few Dollars More (1965) / The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966) (New Beverly Cinema) (LAST DAY)
Jerry Beck presents Juvenile Mindrot: Inappropriate and Disturbing Kids' Cartoons (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Les Girls (1957) (LACMA) (Matinee) (Spotlight On Jan Troell)
The Magic Flute (1974) (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Opera Night)
Murders In The Red Morgue (1932) (Skirball Cultural Center) (Celebrating Darwin’s 200th Birthday: Evolution In Cinema)
The United States Of Tara (2009) (The Landmark)
What's In A Great Movie Moment: Film Aesthetics Seminar (Egyptian Theatre)

Wednesday 01/14
Badlands (1973) / The Sugarland Express (1974) (New Beverly Cinema) (through 01/16)
Berlin: Symphony Of A City (1927) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Avant-Garde Silent Films Series)
Frost/Nixon (2008) (Arclight Hollywood) (w/ Director Ron Howard)
The Friend (2008) (Goethe-Institut Los Angeles) (Free w/ RSVP)

Photo courtesy of Dioboss via Flickr

Compiled by Edward Yerke-Robins
Photo courtesy of IFC Films

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