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Every so often, two movies play in theaters that appear so similar, it rips a hole in the cultural zeitgeist. Antz & A Bug's Life. Armageddon & Deep Impact. Capote & Infamous. Back to the Future & Back to the Future. Take your pick; the entire trilogy plays this weekend at both the New Beverly and the Aero. Same Doc-day, same Doc-ticket price. It's probably easier to sneak beverages into the New Bev, but Great Scott - do NOT, under any circumstances, play the Back to the Future drinking game! Trust me on this...

In a more sober, strictly business part of town, the Fine Arts Theatre & Laemmle's Music Hall present the Hollywood Black Film Festival. The 10-year old "Black Sundance" has previously attracted the likes of Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, Spike Lee, John Singleton & Ice-T, and this year boasts a slate of filmmaking & financing seminars, live entertainment mixers, indie shorts programs & award-winning mystery-drama Gospel Hill. Julia Stiles, Danny Glover AND RZA? Sold.

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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A rare film appearance by Samuel L. Jackson | Photo courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox

All Week
Burma VJ (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Harder They Come (1972) (Downtown Independent)
Ohorten (2007) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Summer Hours (2008) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Tulpan (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
What Goes Up (2009) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)

Thursday 5/28
Against The Grain: An Artist's Survival Guide to Peru (2008) (w/ filmmaker Ann Kaneko) (Echo Park Film Center)
Aliens (1986) / The Abyss (1989) (w/ director James Cameron) (Aero Theatre) (Bigger Than Life: 70MM Returns)
Angels & Demons (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Hollywood)
Easy Rider (1969) (Nuart Theatre)
Folk Shredders Night / Sandy Bull: No Deposit No Return Blues (2003) / Live Performance by Guy Blakeslee of The Entrance Band (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (F is for Folk Series)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) (w/ actor Pat Boone) (Aero Theatre)
Let the Right One In (2008) / Timecrimes (2007) (New Beverly Cinema)
Star Trek (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
Two Faces of My Girlfriend (2007) (Free Event) (Korean Cultural Center)

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Friday 5/29
Back to the Future (1985) / Back to the Future Part II (1989) / Back to the Future Part III (1990) (New Beverly Cinema)
The City of Lost Children (1995) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Dark and Stormy Night (2009) (L.A. Premiere w/ cast & crew) (Egyptian Theatre)
The Fall (2006) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Gin & It (w/ filmmakers Maria Micetich & Leila Gaabi) (Echo Park Film Center)
Monkey Business (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
Phantasm II (1988) / Incident On and Off A Mountain Road (2005) (w/ director Don Coscarelli & actor Angus Scrimm) (Steve Allen Theater) (Masters of Horror Drive-In Series)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2009) (Midnight Show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (The Bay Theatre)
Serie Noire (1979) / The Clockmaker (1974) (LACMA) (French Crime Wave)
Super Fly (1972) (Midnight Show) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Soul Hustlers Series)
Things Are Always Going Wrong: New Restorations of Los Angeles Experimental Films (Free event w/ filmmakers) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
Witt's Daughter (2007) (Operation Gratitude Benefit Screening w/ cast & crew) (Fine Arts Theatre)

Saturday 5/30
Back to the Future (1985) / Back to the Future Part II (1989) / Back to the Future Part III (1990) (Aero Theatre)
Back to the Future (1985) / Back to the Future Part II (1989) / Back to the Future Part III (1990) (New Beverly Cinema)
El Gallo De Oro (1964) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Folk Tales and Film Noir: Roberto Gavaldon's Centennial)
Fados (2007) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
HollyShorts Film Festival Showcase (Echo Park Film Center)
Love Me Tonight (1932) / Maytime (1937) (The Starlight Studio)
Melody (1971) (7:30PM) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Fuzzy Felt Films Series)
Monkey Business (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
Outrage (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Penance (2009) (Midnight Show) (w/ writer/director Jake Kennedy, Michael Rooker, Tracy Coogan & Alice Amter) (Fine Arts Theatre) (Fangoria's Midnite Madness)
Police Python 357 (1976) (w/ Alain Corneau) (LACMA) (French Crime Wave)
Pussy Talk (1975) / Chatterbox (1977) (10PM) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (That's F***ing! Series)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Shaun of the Dead (2004) (w/ Long Beach Zombie Walk) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)
Sleeper (1973) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
Son of Frankenstein (1939) / Ghost of Frankenstein (1940) (w/ Sara Karloff & Janet Ann Gallow) (Egyptian Theatre) (Famous Monsters of Filmland Return)

Sunday 5/31
The Adam Shenkman Special: Live From EPFC (Echo Park Film Center)
Battle of Algiers (1966) (w/ Frances Terpak, Senior Collections Curator of the Getty Research Institute) (Aero Theatre)
Dialogues by Owen Land (2009) (LA Premiere, w/ Owen Land) (Egyptian Theatre) (Los Angeles Filmforum)
Dracula (1931) / House of Dracula (1945) (w/ Carla Laemmle & Jane Adams) (Egyptian Theatre) (Famous Monsters of Filmland Return)
Goregasm (2007) / Black Devil Doll (2009) (Steve Allen Theater) (Brutal Cinema)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) / Little Women (1933) (New Beverly Cinema)
Monkey Business (1931) (Old Town Music Hall)
Outrage (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (The Bay Theatre)
Under Two Flags (1936) (Free event, new print) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (From Casablanca to Morocco: Hollywood's North Africa)

Monday 06/01
Brian Dewan: Focus (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Great Escape (1963) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) / Little Women (1933) (New Beverly Cinema)
Metropolis (1927) (Space15 Twenty) (Hennessey + Ingalls Monday Movies "Futuristic Dystopias")
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (The Bay Theatre)
Stagecoach (1939) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)

Tuesday 06/02
Class of 1984 (1982) / 3:15 The Moment of Truth (1986) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Conformist (1970) (w/ Rian Johnson, 7:30pm) (Skirball Cultural Center)
Obama: Tears of Joy (2009) / Gospel Hill (2008) (Fine Arts Theatre) (Hollywood Black Film Festival)
Key Largo (1948) (LACMA) (Tuesday Matinees)
National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) (Space15 Twenty)
Supergirl (1984) (Free event, 1:30pm) (Skirball Cultural Center)

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Wednesday 06/03
Addicts (2008) (7:15PM) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Hollywood Black Film Festival)
Bronx Paradise (2008) (8:45PM) (Fine Arts Theatre) (Hollywood Black Film Festival)
Finder of Lost Children (2009) (3PM) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Hollywood Black Film Festival)
The Good Neighbor Policy (2009) (5:30PM) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Hollywood Black Film Festival)
Hollywood Black Film Festival Programmer's Choice Shorts Program (6:30PM) (Fine Arts Theatre) (Hollywood Black Film Festival)
Laurel & Hardy Shorts (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Silent Clowns Series)
The Muppet Movie (1979) (Arclight Hollywood)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (The Bay Theatre)
Seemless (2008) (8:30PM) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Hollywood Black Film Festival)
Salim Baba (2007) / Please Vote For Me (2007) / My Kid Could Paint That (2007) (Free Event) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
Witchboard (1986) / Witchtrap (1989) (w/ director Kevin Tenney) (New Beverly Cinema)

Compiled, as always, by the amazing and diligent Edward Yerke-Robins