Thursday, December 2, 2021

Things to Do in Los Angeles Movies: “Real Women Have Curves”

Find a movie from our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, streamed online or played at your local cinema. Be sure to call or check online for booking requirements and other COVID-19 protocols before heading out.

Films

Battle Royale
Long before The Squid Game, there was this 2000 action movie from Japan about juvenile delinquents sent to a remote island where they must fight to the death until only one of them remains. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, as well as Takeshi Kitano and Kill Bill co-star Chiaki Kuriyama. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, 10:30 pm November 6. 12 dollars; Advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

“The best years of our life”
Veterans Day screening of William Wyler’s 1946 Oscar-winning drama about three World War II veterans (Frederick March, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell) returning to their pre-war lives in the same small Midwest town. With Mirna Loy, Teresa Wright and Virginia Mayo. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay Street, 2nd Floor, Downtown Los Angeles, 8:00 pm, November 11th. $ 14, veterans and active military service, free (see website for details). secretmovieclub.com

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
Audrey Hepburn plays Manhattan party girl Holly Golightly in Blake Edwards’s 1961 rom-com, based on a novel by Truman Capote. George Peppard also stars. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA, 7:30 pm on November 10. $ 12, $ 15. laemmle.com

“Face in the crowd”
Andy Griffith plays the popular vagabond-turned-megalomaniac media star in Elia Kazan’s caustic 1957 satire. With Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau. Presented in 35 millimeters. 3 Los Feliz American Cinematheque, 1822, N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz. 13:30 November 7. $ 8, $ 13. americancinematheque.com

“Godzilla vs. Hedorah”
The coolest kaiju in the entire damned city battles a creature that feeds on pollution in this 1971 sci-fi thriller originally released in the US as Godzilla vs. Monster Smog. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th Street, Downtown Los Angeles, 6:45 pm and 7:45 pm on November 8. $ 18. drafthouse.com

“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
See where it all started with this 2001 starter franchise based on J.K. Rowling’s fantasy novels about an orphan boy (Daniel Radcliffe) who attends a boarding school for aspiring wizards. 19:00, November 6. Roadium Open Air Market Check-in, Redondo Beach Boulevard, 2500 W, Torrance. $ 25 per car; tickets are also available on the website. eventbrite.com

“Road”
New 4K restoration of Federico Fellini’s classic 1954 black and white fable about a naive young woman (Juliet Mazina) walking the road with a violent street performer (Anthony Quinn). In Italian with English subtitles. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 2:50 pm, 5:10 pm and 7:30 pm November 5-11. $ 9.50, $ 12.50. Landmarktheatres.com

“Leon: the professional”
Jean Reno is the main hitman, Natalie Portman is the young orphan he takes under his wing, and Gary Oldman is the corrupt DEA agent who made her an orphan in Luc Besson’s stylish 1994 action movie. Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, Level, 4th Floor, 888 S. Olive St., Downtown Los Angeles, 9:15 pm November 6th. $ 17.55-26. Rooftopcinemaclub.com

“The Magnificent Andersons”
This month’s retrospective showcasing Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson’s films – nothing to do with it – kicks off with a bizarre 1998 comedy for Rushmore Preparatory School starring. Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and the latter’s harsh ode to the adult film industry in 1997, Boogie Nights, starring Burt Reynolds and Mark Wahlberg. Separate entrance required. Cinema Frida, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th Street, Santa Ana. Rushmore: noon, 5:30 pm and 10:15 pm on November 5, 8:00 pm on November 7, 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm on November 8th. Boogie Nights: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm November 5th, 7:45 pm November 7th, 8:00 pm November 8th. US $ 7.50, US $ 10.50. thefridacinema.org

“Point blank”
Lee Marvin is the baddest man in the whole damn city in John Boorman’s visually dazzling 1967 revenge thriller. Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn and Carroll O’Connor co-star. Presented in 35 millimeters. 3 Los Feliz American Cinematheque, 1822, N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz. 16:00 November 6. $ 8, $ 13. americancinematheque.com

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“Real women have curves.”
“Ugly Betty” America Ferrera stars in Patricia Cardoso’s 2002 Fable of Growing, based on Josefina Lopez’s play about a Mexican American teenager and her family in East Los Angeles with Lupe Ontiveros. Academy Film Museum, David Geffen Theater, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 15:00 Nov 11. 5-10 dollars. academymuseum.org

“Rider”
Autry “What is a Western?” The series continues with Oscar-winning director of Nomad Land Chloe Zhao in a touching 2017 drama about a Lakota rodeo star (Brady Jandro) struggling to get back into the saddle after a serious head injury. Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 13:30 November 6. Included in the cost of visiting the museum ($ 6-14); booking is recommended. theautry.org

Saboteur with Flame and Arrow
This twofold list of films starring the late Norman Lloyd combines Alfred Hitchcock’s 1942 black-and-white spy thriller starring Robert Cummings with Jacques Turner’s Colored Thug 1950, starring Burt Lancaster. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica. 19:30 November 6. $ 8, $ 13. americancinematheque.com

“There are only girls in jazz”
Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in drag costumes plus Marilyn Monroe in Maximum Exploding Bomb Mode make director Billy Wilder’s 1959 drama one of the classic comedies of all time. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 14:30 and 19:00 on November 6, 19:00 on November 7. 10 dollars, 12 dollars. oldtownmusichall.org

“Urban cowboy”
John Travolta is wearing jeans tighter than Debra Winger in the 1980 James Bridges melodrama filmed in Texas, which is similar to Saturday Night Fever in country music. Presented in 35 millimeters. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 19:30 Nov. 11. $ 12; Advance purchase recommended. thenewbev.com

Film festivals

AFI Fest
The American Film Institute’s annual All-Film Show returns with a long series of major studio premieres, as well as in-person and virtual screenings of foreign films, documentaries and short films, filmmakers’ Q&A, panel discussions and more. TCL Chinese Theater, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., and TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Various sessions, November 10-14. In person: $ 17.25; passes: $ 150; virtual views: $ 10. fest.afi.com

International Film Festival Cinelounge
The first edition of this four-day exhibition features indie films, foreign films, cult classics, short films and more. Cinelounge, 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue, Hollywood. Various sessions, November 11-14. All views are free; advance booking required. Details at arenascreen.com

Coast Film Festival 2021
This annual outdoor sports and recreation celebration – surfing, skiing, and more – includes documentaries, short films, group discussions and more. Festival of the Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. November 10-14, with a virtual version of the festival on November 16-28 (see website for details). 15, 35 dollars; passes: $ 55-375. Coastfilmfestival.com

25th COLCOA French Film and TV Series Festival
This annual exhibition of contemporary and classic French cinema continues. Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. Various sessions until November 7th. 5-14 dollars; several free events. colcoa.org

Guada Film FestivalLAjara Film Festival (GLAFF)
This celebration of cinema from all over Latin America returns with a mix of personal screenings and virtual programming. Various locations, downtown Los Angeles until November 6th. In person: $ 10, $ 20; online: pay what you can. glaff.org

Recent Spanish cinema
This exhibition, presented by American Cinematheque, continues with a number of online shows. Los Feliz Theater, 822 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz. Until November 11 at $ 12. americancinematheque.com

3rd Taiwan Biennial Film Festival
This showcase of recent Taiwanese cinema will continue with virtual screenings until November 12. 5 dollars; passes, 15, 20 dollars. en.taicca.tw

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