As always be sure to check the movie theaters’ websites for ticket information and show times.
New Beverly Cinema
From now until September 13, New Beverly will be screening Michael Biehn’s directorial debut “The Victim.” Biehn and his wife Jennifer Blanc (who co-stars in the movie) are scheduled to appear for many of the screenings, and the website will be updated on which ones they will attend throughout the week. The New Beverly will close out the week on September 14 and 15 with two classic films (“Artists and Models” and “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”) and a midnight showing on Saturday September 15 of Robert Rodriguez’s “The Faculty.”
From September 9 to 11, Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater will be screening the only surviving 35mm print of director Sergio Corbucci’s spaghetti western “The Great Silence,” making this Los Angeles film event a must above all others. Also on September 11 will be a freak sneak preview of director Matthew Lillard’s “Fat Kid Rules the World,” but you will need to pre-register with Cinefamily for a chance to attend. Cinefamily will then have an opening night party on September 12 for the Busby Berkeley musical “The Gang’s All Here” and it will continue to play there through September 17. On Friday September 14 they will have an encore presentation of “The 100 Most Outrageous Action Scenes,” and following that will be a midnight screening of “Maniac Cop 2” with its director William Lustig in person.
American Cinematheque – Egyptian Theatre
On September 9 the Egyptian Theatre will present a 70mm print of John Carpenter’s “Starman” which stars Jeff Bridges in an Oscar nominated performance. Wednesday September 12 will have a “Mayan Calendar Countdown” double feature of “Children of Men” and “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (which is currently out of print on DVD). French filmmaker Chris Marker who passed away this past July will paid tribute to on Thursday September 13 with a 30th anniversary screening of his film “Sans Soleil.” And then on Friday September 14 the Egyptian will begin a limited engagement of “The Trouble with the Truth,” and its director Jim Hemphill will be there for a couple of the screenings that weekend.
American Cinematheque – Aero Theatre
The Aero Theatre completes its “French Old Wave, Part I” film program on September 9 with a Jean Renoir double feature of “The Rules of the Game” and “Boudu Saved from Drowning.” On Monday September 10, there will be a twentieth anniversary screening of Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture winner “Unforgiven,” and senior citizens will get a special discount of $5 per ticket.
Thursday September 13 will have the Aero presenting a screening of “After the Triumph of Your Birth” which was written and directed by Jim Akin. There will be a discussion following that movie hosted by Larry Karaszewski and Josh Olson as well as a concert performed by acclaimed singer-songwriter Maria McKee.
This week at the Aero will close out with a tribute to the late Nora Ephron who passed away this summer with “When Harry Met Sally” and “My Blue Heaven” shown together on Friday September 14, and “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail” being screened on Saturday September 15.
The Nuart theater in Santa Monica will be showing “Sleepwalk with Me,” the film version of comedian Mike Birbiglia’s semi-autobiographical off-Broadway show, through Thursday September 13. On Friday September 14 at midnight, Nuart’s Cine Insomnia series will show that renegade animated movie “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.” And of course, the theater will have its annual midnight screening on Saturday of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” featuring a live performance from the Sins O’ The Flesh.