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The city is experiencing a golden age of naughty puppet films. Hot on the trail of Black Devil Doll is Let My Puppets Come, a fuzzy-felt skeleton pulled from the closet of the late Gerard Damiano (Deep Throat, The Devil In Miss Jones) for The Not-So-Silent Theatre's "Mondo Sexo" this Saturday. If the thought of puppets feels a bit too soft, the very fleshy, very foxy Louise Brooks (Pandora's Box, Diary of a Lost Girl) appears alongside curmudgeonly comedian W.C. Fields (The Bank Dick, You Can't Cheat An Honest Man) next Wednesday at the same locale. And while you're in the neighborhood, swing by the New Beverly for a brand-spankin' new print of The Day The Earth Stood Still (the one with the robot, not Keanu; wait, that doesn't narrow it down!). Given the Bev's massive trailer collection, their accompanying "Sci-Fi and More Trailer Show" should be great fun too. You'll be frozen with terror by this 1950's extravaganz-o-rama, in earth-shattering black & white!

What's that? The camp-age rampage of Teenagers From Outer Space at the Hammer isn't classy enough for you? Stick around for a Sundance Institute Work In Progress presentation of timely documentary Out In The Silence. When documentarian Joe Wilson announces his same-sex marriage in his hometown of Oil City, PA, controversy quickly sparks & spreads. Amidst that storm, terrorized teen C.J. Springer (the only other openly gay man in town) finds a mentor in Wilson; both hope the newly-divided community can find commonality through the camera. But rural Pennsylvanians aren't the only teens with access to tape! California Assemblymember Paul Krekorian hosts FilmFest 43, a collection of shorts produced by local high schoolers from his 43rd District, which includes Burbank, Glendale, North Hollywood & bits of the Eastside. Both of these events are free, while Teenagers From Outer Space will run you $9 (less for Outfest members & students).

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!


Two great masters together at last. | Photo courtesy of Nikki Deevah via Flickr

All Week
Adoration (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Anvil!: The Story of Anvil (2009) (Regency Fairfax)
Big Man Japan (2007) (Nuart Theatre)
The Brothers Bloom (2008) (The Landmark)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) / Bonus Sci-Fi and More Trailer Show (New Beverly Cinema)
Jerichow (2008) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Kassim: The Dream (2008) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
The New Twenty (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Revanche (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
The Skeptic (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Unbroken Will Tour USA (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Yes Men Fix The World (2009) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

Thursday 05/14
Adoration (2008) (The Landmark)
Adventureland (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Hollywood)
Bus Stop (1956) / Shake Hands With the Devil (1959) (w/ Don Murray) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Devil's Tomb (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
The Garden (2008) (Downtown Independent)
Hootenanny Hoot (1963) / Cinefamily Backyard BBQ (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (F is for Folk Series)
The Limits of Control (2009) (The Landmark)
Lolita (1962) / Odd Man Out (1947) (Aero Theatre) (James Mason's 100th Birthday)
Oblivion (El Olvido) (Melnitz Movies)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964) / Color of Pomegranates (1968) (New Beverly Cinema)Southern Exposure (w/ curator Will O'Loughlen) (Echo Park Film Center)
The Sun's Burial (1960) / Night and Fog in Japan (LACMA) (In the Realm of Oshima)
Voices (2007) (Korean Cultural Center)
Wolverine (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)

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Friday 05/15
The 2nd Annual FilmFest 43 (hosted by Assemblymember Paul Krekorian) (Alex Theatre)
200 Hotels (1971) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Beau Hunks (1931) / Road to Morocco (1942) (Free event) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (From Casablance to Sahara: Hollywood's North Africa)
Captains Courageous (1937) / The Farmer Takes a Wife (1935) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Wizard of MGM: Victor Fleming)
The Car (1977) (Midnight Show) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
The Exorcist (1973) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)
The Firefly (1937) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Funeral (1996) / Body Snatchers (1993) (8PM) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Abel Ferrara Series)
Jerrycan (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Naked City (1948) / Never On Sunday (1960) (Aero Theatre) (A Tribute to Jules Dassin)
The New Twenty (2009) (w/ Chris Mason Johnson, Nicole Bilderback, and Colin Fickes at 7:45 show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Punish Me (2006) (w/ discussion moderated by Rick Castro) (Egyptian Theatre) (Fetish Night)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) (Midnight Show) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995) / Masters of Horror: The V-Word (w/ director Ernest R. Dickerson) (Steve Allen Theater) (Masters of Horror Drive-In Series)
Trick Baby (1973) (Midnight) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Soul Hustlers Series)

Saturday 05/16
Aba (2009) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7)
Cool Hand Luke (1967) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
Danse Macabre (1922) / The Soul of the Cypress (1921) / The Black Mass (1928) / Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) / They Caught the Ferry (1948) / Toby Damnit (1968) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Witching Hour)
From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (1973) (7:30PM) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Fuzzy Felt Films Series)
A Guy Named Joe (1943) / Test Pilot (1948) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Wizard of MGM: Victor Fleming)
The Firefly (1937) (Old Town Music Hall)
Freaked (1993) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Jerrycan (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Kyoto, My Mother's Place (1991) (Free Event) (LACMA) (In the Realm of Oshima)
Lunchfilms: Films Before Food (w/ curator Mike Plante) (Echo Park Film Center)
Mondo Sexo / Let My Puppets Come (1976) (Midnight) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (That's F***ing! Series)
The New Twenty (2009) (w/ Chris Mason Johnson, Nicole Bilderback, and Colin Fickes at 7:45 show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Rage (2007) (Midnight Show) (Fine Arts Theatre)
Rififi (1955) / Topkapi (1964) (Aero Theatre) (A Tribute to Jules Dassin)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Topaz (1969) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
A Town of Love and Hope (1959) / The Ceremony (1972) (LACMA) (In the Realm of Oshima)

Sunday 05/17
Bombshell (1933) / Red Dust (1932) (Egyptian Theatre) (The Wizard of MGM: Victor Fleming)
Descent: Three Stories of Family (2001-2007) (w/ LeAnn Erickson) (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
The Firefly (1937) (Old Town Music Hall)
Jerrycan (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The New Twenty (2009) (w/ Chris Mason Johnson, Nicole Bilderback, and Colin Fickes at 7:45 show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
A Page of Madness (1926) (w/ live score by In The Nursery) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Night and The City (1950) / Thieves' Highway (1949) (Aero Theatre) (A Tribute to Jules Dassin)
Teenagers from Outer Space (1959) / Island Sunrise (1954) / Toast To Our Brother (1951) (w/ Tom Graeff biographer Jim Tushinski) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (The Legacy Project Screening Series)
West Side Story (1961) (The Bay Theatre)

Monday 05/18
818 Film Fest (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Departures (2008) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Archive Previews)
Space Patrol Orion (Episodes 4 & 5) (1966) (Goethe-Institut)
Top Gun (1986) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
West Side Story (1961) (The Bay Theatre)
Wholphin No. 8 DVD Release Party (2009) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)

Tuesday 05/19
818 Film Fest (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Captain Ahab (2007) (Melnitz Movies)
How Green Was My Valley (1941) (w/ Randy Newman) (Skirball Cultural Center)
I Confess (1953) (LACMA) (Tuesday Matinee)
Out in the Silence (2009) (w/ filmmakers Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer) (Hammer Museum) (Sundance Institute: Work In Progress Screening)
Topaz (1969) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

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Wednesday 05/20
Fiddler On The Roof (1971) (Arclight Hollywood)
The French Connection (1971) (w/ critic Kevin Thomas & cinematographer Owen Roizman) (Aero Theatre) (Kevin Thomas' Favorites)
It's The Old Army Game (1926) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Louise Brooks Series)
Movies! Moguls! Monkeys! and Murder! (1909-1914) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
West Side Story (1961) (The Bay Theatre)

That's all for this week. Love it or Netflix it.

As always, compiled by the diligent and amazing Edward Yerke-Robins