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Look to the skies! The flying saucers will always be there! Not even your local cinematheque is safe when evil extraterrestrials & suave spacemen invade Santa Monica. Should our valiant heroes survive these "Far Out" encounters, they must still contend with a Martian militia, led by none other than our governor himself! I heard it through my magick Tesla Coil!

From France, they say? Instead of our leader, take them to the seedy underbelly of noir français avec LACMA's excellent French Crime Wave series. That'll send them back to their rockets with tails tucked between their legs! And if not, they've got great taste - the perfect companions for Daytime Drinking. Ask Francis Ford Coppola for some wine recommendations.

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Full list appears below. Check back tomorrow for our full guide to the Los Angeles Film Festival


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All Week
$9.99 (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
Daytime Drinking (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
The End of the Line (2009) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Food, Inc. (2008) (Arclight Hollywood)
Irene In Time (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Mancora (2008) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Narrows (2009) (Mann's Chinese 6)
Sex Positive (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Tetro (2009) (The Landmark)
Whatever Works (2009) (The Landmark) (Laemmle's Fallbrook 7) (Laemmle's Town Center 5) (Laemmle's Playhouse 7) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)

Thursday 6/18
Armchair Adventures 2 (w/ F-Stop Serenade) (Echo Park Film Center)
Away We Go (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Hollywood)
Earl Scruggs: His Family & Friends (1972) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (F Is For Folk Series)
Flash Gordon (1980) / Battle Beyond The Stars (1980) (Aero Theatre) (Far Out Space Films)
Food, Inc. (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
The Last American Virgin (1982) (Downtown Independent) (Spinner and a Movie)
Strangers on a Train (1951) / Suspicion (1941) (New Beverly Cinema)
Street Dreams (2009) (Mann's Chinese 6)
Taking of Pelham 1-2-3 (2009) (21+ Screening) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)

Friday 6/19
Best of the Calgary Super 8 Filmmakers Challenge (w/ event organizers and filmmakers) (Echo Park Film Center)
Can't Help Singing (1944) (Old Town Music Hall)
Classe Tous Risques (1960) / Garde a Vue (1981) (LACMA) (French Crime Wave)
The Duellists (1977) / The Prestige (2006) (New Beverly Cinema)
E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) / Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (Aero Theatre) (Far Out Space Films)
God Told Me To (1976) (w/ Patton Oswalt) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Comedy Death Ray Series)
A Hard Day's Night (1964) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Mars Attacks! (1996) (Regency Fairfax) (Insomniac Cinema Midnight Movie)
Re-Animator (1985) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) (Midnight Movie) (New Beverly Cinema)
Tetro (2009) (w/ director Francis Ford Coppola, producer Anahid Nazarian and actors Vincent Gallo & Alden Ehrenreich) (The Landmark)
Zebraman (2004) (Midnight Show) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Far East Funnies Series)

Saturday 6/20
The 400 Blows (1959) (Morning Show) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Battlestar Galactica: The Movie (1978) / Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1979) / Conquest of the Earth (1980) (Aero Theatre) (Far Out Space Films)
Can't Help Singing (1944) (Old Town Music Hall)
Coup de Torchon (1981) / Shoot the Piano Player (1960) (LACMA) (French Crime Wave)
The Duellists (1977) / The Prestige (2006) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Endless Summer (1966) (w/ live surf music by The Boardwalkers) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Surfrider Foundation Benefit)
Everything Is Terrible!: The Movie (2009) / Dinosaur Island (1994) (w/ director Fred Olen Ray & Everything Is Terrible!) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Found Footage Freakout Series)
The Fog (1980) (Midnight Show) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
The Graduate (1967) (Hollywood Forever Cemetery) (Cinespia Screenings)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Spiritual Warriors (2007) (Fine Arts Theatre)
Who's Minding The Store? (1963) / The Disorderly Orderly (1964) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Jerry Lewis: The Total Filmmaker Series)

Sunday 6/21
The 400 Blows (1959) (Morning Show) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Amadeus (1984) (The Bay Theatre)
Can't Help Singing (1944) (Old Town Music Hall)
Films by Sarah Pucill (w/ Sarah Pucill) (Echo Park Film Center)
Forbidden Planet (1956) / Fantastic Planet (1973) (Aero Theatre) (Far Out Space Films)
The Kid (1921) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Chaplin Father's Day Matinee)
Little Murders (1971) / Family Presents: A Tribute to Jules Feiffer (w/ Jules Feiffer) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Musica Nocturna (2007) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Los Angeles Film Festival: The Films That Got Away)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) (New Beverly Cinema)

Monday 6/22
Amadeus (1984) (The Bay Theatre)
Love Affair (1939) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences) (Hollywood's Greatest Year: The Best Picture Nominees of 1939)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) (New Beverly Cinema)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)
Total Recall (1990) (Space15 Twenty) (Hennessey + Ingalls Monday Movies: "Futuristic Dystopias")
Yella (2007) (Goethe-Institut) (Blockbusters! New German Films)

Tuesday 6/23
The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? (1964) / The Thrill Killers (1967) (New Beverly Cinema) (Grindhouse Film Festival)
TV Tuesday: Unaired TV Pilots (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
The Yearling (1947) (LACMA) (Tuesday Matinees)

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Wednesday 6/24
Amadeus (1984) (The Bay Theatre)
Chinatown (1974) (Arclight Hollywood)
The Cost of Oil (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Jacquot De Nantes (1991) / Uncle Yanco (1967) (w/ director Agnes Varda & film critic Kevin Thomas) (Aero Theatre) (Kevin Thomas' Favorites)
Our Gang Shorts (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Silent Clowns Series)
The Tenant (1976) / The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) (New Beverly Cinema)
Twilight (2008) (Warner Grand Theatre) (WOW! Warner's on Wednesday: $3)
Without a Home (2009) (Fine Arts Theatre)

That's all for this week. And again, do check out the LA Film Fest. Even one day of titles is enough to make you stop living and become a mixed-up zombie.

As always, compiled by the diligent and amazing Edward Yerke-Robins (and wife!)