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Thursday, Jun 14 2012

Thursday, June 14

The New Beverly is running an Abel Ferrara double feature, pairing his apocalyptic (yet appealingly low-key and moody) 4:44 Last Day on Earth with 1996's The Funeral, which stars Christopher Walken, Chris Penn and Vincent Gallo as mafioso brothers.

The American Cinematheque's Rainer Werner Fassbinder retrospective concludes with a look at off-kilter romance in the essential, All That Heaven Allows–inspired Ali: Fear Eats the Soul and Chinese Roulette at the Egyptian.

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Also, tonight's your last chance to catch the hauntingly beautiful Oslo, August 31 at either the Monica 4-Plex or Playhouse 7.

Friday, June 15

Come for the vampires and witches but stay for the booze at Downtown Independent's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Craft drink-along double feature.

Two midnight options to satiate your genre needs: Ghostbusters at the Nuart and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the New Beverly.

Saturday, June 16

Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching plays in L.A. for the first time at the Egyptian. Greenaway's yen for lavishly blending sex and art (see: The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) takes a backseat to his obsession with painting in this dramatization of Rembrandt's creation of The Night Watch.

The Egyptian is playing the first three Terminator movies as a triple feature starting at 7:30. As of press time, Christian Bale is still the second-best John Connor.

Sunday, June 17

MGM's classic musical Ziegfeld Follies, which stars everyone from Fred Astaire and Lucille Ball to Lena Horne and Gene Kelly, screens at the Egyptian.

Moviegoers near UCLA can drive 88 mph to a "Family Flicks" presentation of Back to the Future at 11 a.m. or ride off into the sunset for a double feature of two Universal Westerns: Clint Eastwood's metaphysical High Plains Drifter and Anthony Mann's benchmark Winchester '73.

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