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AFI wraps edition

Thursday, Nov 10 2011
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Thurs., Nov. 10

AFI Fest wraps up tonight. The closing-night film, Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, will be a tough ticket, but there's plenty else to see, including two of the best 2011 festival films scheduled for release in 2012, The Kid With a Bike and The Loneliest Planet, and screenings of each of the festival's four jury prize winners.

Roger Corman will be present tonight at LACMA for a screening of Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel, Alex Stapleton's Sundance- and Cannes-approved doc on the B-movie legend.

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Fri., Nov. 11

All week long starting tonight, the New Beverly is pairing its nightly screenings of Human Zoo (see review in this section), with director-star Rie Rasmussen's best-known credit, the 2005 Luc Besson flick Angel-A.

Sat., Nov. 12

For Divine completists (I'm assuming they exist), the crown jewel of Cinefamily's two-day tribute to the late, large John Waters muse is tonight's 6:30 screening of rarities, including "never-before-seen footage of Divine at her peak" and a Q&A with Divine documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz.

Sun., Nov. 13

A highlight of the American Cinematheque's Cinema Italian Style series, Alice Rohrwacher's debut feature, Corpo Celeste, stars Yle Vianello as Marta, a 13-year-old who moves with her family from Switzerland to Calabria in southern Italy, where the overwhelming experience of budding puberty is enhanced by her encounters with suddenly pervasive Catholicism.

Mon., Nov. 14

REDCAT presents Two Nights With Ernie Gehr, featuring a program of the structuralist- experimentalist's new digital works tonight and some of his earliest shorts, including the Library of Congress-approved Serene Velocity, on Tuesday night.

Wed., Nov. 16

Tonight Cinefamily is screening the 1955 B beatnik noir Dementia (aka Daughter of Horror), featuring live theremin music performed by Eban Schletter and comedian Paul F. Tompkins stepping in for Ed McMahon on narration. —Karina Longworth

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