Thursday, May 31
The New Beverly continues with its David Lynch retrospective, screening his most recent feature, the nightmarish, three-hour Inland Empire. It stars Lynch favorite Laura Dern as an actress for whom reality becomes a hazy blur. (Also Fri. and Sat.)
Friday, June 1
LACMA has programmed four films for its two-night series "Grand Designs: Mid-Century Life in the Movies," exploring the nature of modernity at the halfway point of the 20th century. Tonight, it's screening Walter Lang's Desk Set and Vincente Minnelli's The Long, Long Trailer, starring two of Hollywood's favorite couples. In the former, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy play professionals at odds with one another, while Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz take a cross-country honeymoon in the latter.
Rushmore, Wes Anderson's second film (of what is proving to be one of the most exciting oeuvres of the past couple of decades), plays at midnight at the Nuart.
Saturday, June 2
A phenomenal occurrence happens today at Cinefamily. It's showing Béla Tarr's rarely screened 7½-hour magnum opus, Satantango. The day starts at noon with a potluck lunch, followed by the screening. This event is for Cinefamily members only, but it's worth considering buying a membership, for heaven knows when someone is going to be brave enough to ship out all of those canisters of film from Hungary again.
LACMA's second night of examining midcentury life is a double feature of Jacques Tati's delightful My Uncle and Nicholas Ray's lushly visualized tale of teen angst, Rebel Without a Cause.
The New Beverly is having a midnight screening of David Lynch's drunkenly delirious and haunting Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me.
Sunday, June 3
Francis Ford Coppola's take on the Dracula legend can be found over at the Egyptian Theatre, where Bram Stoker's Dracula is screening.
Meanwhile, the UCLA Film and TV Archive screens Christopher Munch's The Hours and Times, which imagines what might have happened between John Lennon and Brian Epstein when they went on vacation to Spain together.
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