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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).

Full list appears below. See you at the movies!