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Weekend Movie Picks
It's after Memorial Day. It's sunny. And living in Los Angeles finally pays off.
While theatres in the rest of the country are showing HORRIFIC movies, mostly in sequel form.
Those sweet, air-conditioned, stadium seats are focused directly on filth. Hundred-million dollar filth.
But in the evenings of our movie-obsessed city, we can find the indy, artsy theatres and alternative venues (Hollywood Forever Cemetery, anyone?) that show something better. Scrape the gum off the seats. Order some stale popcorn. And watch some great films.
Friday: LACMA is showing Charlie Kaufman's Adaption and Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd.
The Egyptian Theatre is showing the Spanish films The Method and Seven Virgins.
Saturday: LACMA is showing Lawrence of Arabia.
Cinespia is showing Matt Dillon's first movie, Over the Edge, at the Hollywood Forever cemetery on Santa Monica Blvd. (the best discovered secret in L.A.)
The Egyptian Theatre is playing the Spanish films Wounded Animals, Obaba and the Secret Life of Words.
Both days: The NuWilshire is showing Luc Besson's District B13 and Art School Confidential.
Ahead of the World Cup, the Regent Theatre is playing Goal! The Dream Begins.
Or, you could always go see crap.
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