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Boating, Bond and Postwar Japan

Thursday, Jun 7 2012
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Thursday, June 7

Kirby Dick's newest documentary, The Invisible War, is playing at USC tonight. Dick will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. The event is free, but online reservations are required (cinema.usc.edu/events/reservation.cfm?id=12690).

Friday, June 8

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The American Cinematheque kicks off its complete James Bond retrospective tonight at 7:30 with Dr. No and From Russia With Love at the Egyptian. There are two more Bond double features this weekend, at the Aero: Goldfinger and Thunderball Saturday at 7:30 and You Only Live Twice and On Her Majesty's Secret Service Sunday at 5 p.m.

LACMA offers a Shohei Imamura double feature of Pigs and Battleships and The Pornographers as part of its High and Low: Postwar Japan in Black and White series.

Also, it's the first night of Cinefamily's weeklong run of Jacques Rivette's seminal '70s classic, Celine and Julie Go Boating.

Saturday, June 9

LACMA's exploration of postwar Japanese cinema concludes tonight with a 5 p.m. screening of Toshio Matsumoto's rarely shown Funeral Parade of Roses, which puts a twist on the Oedipus legend, setting it in the world of transvestites in '60s Japan. It's followed, on a separate admission, by Akira Kurosawa's High and Low.

The New Beverly caps its David Lynch retrospective with a midnight screening of his effusively romantic, Palme d'Or–winning road film Wild at Heart, starring Laura Dern and Nicolas Cage as a couple on the run.

Sunday, June 10

The UCLA Film and TV Archive is having a double feature of John Stahl's Imitation of Life and Frank Borzage's Little Man, What Now? Marilyn Knowlden, who appeared in the former, will be in attendance for the screenings.

At 3:30 p.m., the New Beverly shows John Carpenter's They Live, with a scheduled appearance by Roddy Piper.

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