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Shred! | Photo courtesy of Spanner Dan via Flickr

Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. These local boys gone legends are always worth a good mosh, but it's their lesser-known Canadian counterparts, Anvil, who have grabbed the city's heart by the horns. Continuing their residency at the Landmark, where documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil has rocked audiences for a month and counting, Anvil appears alongside film director Sacha Gervasi for two special Q&A sessions tonight, May 6th, at the 7:50 & 9:55 shows. And the rock doesn't stop there! Renegade punk-a-billy outlet Devil's Night fires up the Angel City Drive-In with Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly & derby girls. Yowza!

On that note, Long Beach sizzles all weekend courtesy of The 4th Annual QFilm Festival, benefiting The Center. Despite the festival overload these past few weeks, I whole-heartedly recommend this, and almost any other queer film festival, because there truly is something for everyone. For the Oscar bait crowd, there are identity crises, touching documentaries & cultural conflict. For the John Waters crowd, there's two of his greatest, Pink Flamingos & Female Trouble, as well as a host of camp shorts & drag docs. And Mommie Dearest, for free! If none of that spells a good time, I'll eat my hat - and choke on the glittery feathers...

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Full list appears below. See you at the movies!

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One of the Gods. | Photo courtesy of EIFF via Flickr

All Week

Adoration (2008) (Laemmle's Town Center 5) (The Landmark)
Autism: Made in the USA (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Il Divo (2008) (Laemmle's Royal Theatre)
Julia (2008) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Our City Dreams (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)
Outrage (2009) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Prom Night In Mississippi (2008) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Revanche (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
Treeless Mountain (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3)

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Wednesday 5/6

Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) (w/ Anvil's Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Robb Reiner & director Sacha Gervasi ) (The Landmark)

Thursday 5/7

The Class (2008) (The Bay Theatre)
Empty Nest (2008) (Laemmle's Music Hall 3) (Laemmle's Town Center 5)
Examined Life (2008) (Nuart Theatre)
Humble Beauty: Skid Row Artists (w/ filmmakers) (Echo Park Film Center)
The Limits of Control (2009) (The Landmark)
Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) / The Human Comedy (1943) (Aero Theatre) (Let's Put On A Show: A Tribute to Mickey Rooney)
Naked Ambition (2009) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Sing Sing Thanksgiving: Inside the Joint with Joan Baez and B.B. King (1972) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Music Thursdays: F is for Folk )
Star Trek (2009) (Arclight Hollywood) (21+)
Summer Hours (2008) (Free Event) (Melnitz Movies)
Waltz With Bashir (2008) / Persepolis (2007) (New Beverly Cinema)
The Wild Bunch (1969) (Egyptian Theatre) (Bigger Than Life: 70MM Returns)

Friday 5/8

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All Music, All Singing, All Dancing (Shorties from the 30's and 40's) (Old Town Music Hall)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres (2007) (Nuart Theatre) (Cine-Insomnia Midnight Movie)
Babes in Arms (1939) / Girl Crazy (1943) (Aero Theatre) (Let's Put On A Show: A Tribute to Mickey Rooney)
Boy (Shonen) (1969) (7:30pm) (LACMA) (In the Realm of Oshima)
Death By Hanging (Koshikei) (1968) (9:25pm) (LACMA) (In the Realm of Oshima)
Dias De Otono (Autumn Days) (1963) / La Baraca (1945) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Folk Tales and Film Noir: Robert Gavaldon's Centennial)
Don't Go (6:30pm) (w/ Directors & Cast Members) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Driller Killer (1979) / Ms. 45 (1981) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Friday Double Features: Abel Ferrara)
Hindsight (2008) (Midnight Show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
The Goonies (1985) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney Calarts Theater)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) (Egyptian Theatre) (Bigger Than Life: 70MM Returns)
The Mack (1973) (Midnight Show) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Late Fridays: Soul Hustlers)
Mommie Dearest (1981) (Free, 2:30pm) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Pink Flamingos (1972) (Midnight Show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)
Reefer Madness (1936) (Midnight Show) (Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex)
Rolling (2008) (Midnight Show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Spirit of Exploration (2005) (10am) (Ramo Auditorium @ Caltech)
Sunset Boulevard (1950) / Queen Kelly (1929) (New Beverly Cinema)
Tru Loved (2008) (9pm) (w/ directors and cast members) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)

Saturday 5/9

All Music, All Singing, All Dancing (Shorties from the 30's and 40's) (Old Town Music Hall)
Beau Geste (1939) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (From Casablance to Sahara: Hollywood's North Africa)
Bi the Way (2008) (2pm) (w/ panel discussion) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
The Black Stallion (1979) (Family Matinee w/ Mickey Rooney and producer Fred Roos) (Aero Theatre) (Let's Put On A Show: A Tribute to Mickey Rooney)
Earth: Power of the Planet--Volcano (2007) (2pm) (Ramo Auditorium @ Caltech)
Easy Virtue (2009) / The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) (Preview of Easy Virtue w/ filmmaker Stephan Elliott) (Aero Theatre)
Female Trouble (1974) (Midnight Show) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Mondo Midnights)
Footsteps in Africa: A Nomadic Journey (2008) (Free event, 2:30pm) (Skirball Cultural Center)
Fun in Men's Briefs (6:30pm) (w/ directors and cast members) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Fun in Women's Shorts (4pm) (w/ directors and cast members) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Fuzzy Felt Film Party, With Mac-N-Cheese on the Side (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Fuzzy Felt Films)
Hindsight (2008) (Midnight Show) (Laemmle's Sunset 5)
Laid to Rest (2009) / Lightning Bug (2004) (Midnight Show) (Fine Arts Theatre)
License to Drive (1988) (New Beverly Cinema) (New Beverly Midnights)
Love Me Tonight (1932) / Maytime (1937) (The Starlight Studio)
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (Senjo No Meri Kurismasu) (1983) (5pm & 7:30pm) (LACMA) (In the Realm of Oshima)
Rear Window (1954) (Angel City Drive-In)
The Road Warrior (1981) / Lifeforce (1985) (Egyptian Theatre) (Bigger Than Life: 70MM Returns)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Sins O' The Flesh Midnight Show) (Nuart Theatre)
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (Midnight Show) (Warner Grand Theatre)
Sex & Zen (1991) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Late Saturdays: HFS: That's Fucking!)
Sunset Boulevard (1950) / Queen Kelly (1929) (New Beverly Cinema)
Were the World Mine (2008) (9pm) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)

Sunday 5/10

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (Egyptian Theatre) (Bigger Than Life: 70MM Returns)
All Music, All Singing, All Dancing (Shorties from the 30's and 40's) (Old Town Music Hall)
The Brown Paper Pete Film Festival (Fine Arts Theatre)
Dr. Zhivago (1965) (New Beverly Cinema)
For My Wife (2008) (3:30pm) (w/ Cleve Jones) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Freaky Friday (1976) (Free event, 11am) (Hammer Museum)
I Can't Think Straight (2007) (6:30pm) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Inside Out: Solo & Collaborative Videos of Darrin Martin (w/ Darrin Martin) (Echo Park Film Center)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) (Aero Theatre) (Let's Put On A Show: A Tribute to Mickey Rooney)
Nikki Coldwater / Showgirls, Provincetown, MA (2009) (8:30pm) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Marcario (1960) (UCLA Film & Television Archive @ Hammer Museum) (Folk Tales and Film Noir: Robert Gavaldon's Centennial)
A Place to Live: The Story of Triangle Square (2008) (1:30pm) (w/ filmmakers) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
A Throw of Dice (1929) (w/ live score by Nishat Khan and Jimmy Rip) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)

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Monday 5/11

The Watermelon Woman (1996) (w/ filmmaker Cheryl Dunye) (REDCAT - Roy & Edna Disney Calarts Theater)
Cinemad's Short Film Almanac (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre)
Dr. Zhivago (1965) (New Beverly Cinema)
Eleven Minutes (2008) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Space Patrol Orion (1966) (Episodes 1-3) (Goethe-Institut)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) (Arclight Sherman Oaks)

Tuesday 5/12

Batman (1966) (Free event, 1:30pm) (Skirball Cultural Center)
Eleven Minutes (2008) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) (Tuesday Matinee) (LACMA)
Seraphine (2008) (Free event) (Melnitz Movies)

Wednesday 5/13

Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) (Cinefamily @ Silent Movie Theatre) (Silent Wednesdays: Louise Brooks)
Eleven Minutes (2008) (Art Theatre of Long Beach) (Q Film Festival)
Grease (1978) (Arclight Hollywood)
Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) (Free event) (Hammer Museum)
Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience (2007) / Body of War (2007) (Free event w/ filmmakers Richard Robbins and Phil Donahue) (Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964) / Color of Pomegranates (1968)
Summer Hours (2008) (Preview Screening) (Aero Theatre)
Vertigo (1958) (Egyptian Theatre) (Bigger Than Life: 70MM Returns)

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

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