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From Vampires to V-Day: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

"We'll always have Paris."
"We'll always have Paris."

Friday, Feb. 8

Barbra Streisand's award-winning directorial debut, Yentl, returns to the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The musical that originated "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" and "The Way He Makes Me Feel" by composer Michel Legrand and lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman follows one woman's desire to go beyond the restrictions of her gender and tradition in early 20th-century Poland. Oscar winner Legrand will hold a discussion after the film.

At the Billy Wilder Theater, UCLA continues its Call Her Savage: Clara Bow Hits the Screen series at 7:30 p.m. with The Wild Party, Paramount Pictures' and Bow's first sound feature. The 1920s superstar plays a popular college student in an all-girl school who realizes the new anthropology professor is the same man with whom she'd had a one-night stand. The film also also established Dorothy Arzner as a respected director.

Saturday, Feb. 9

"I vant to suck your blood." A documentary of our fangy brethren in the history of cinema, Nightfall: 100 Years of Vampires in Film, plays at 4 p.m. as part of the 2013 Los Angeles Vampire Film Festival, running Feb. 7-10 at the Casa 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights. Saturday's agenda also includes a candlelight ghost tour at Linda Vista Hospital starting at 5:30 p.m. Don't forget your wooden stakes, garlands of garlic and holy water.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Celebrate Valentine's Day (or, if you're single, add to your misery) at 7:30 p.m. with two of the most romantic films of all time. At the Egyptian Theatre, Audrey Hepburn is the iconic Holly Golightly, a call girl who lives on the edge of society and refuses to be caged in, in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

And in Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, she walks into his "gin joint," sparks fly once more, and the two must confront the undeniable feelings they still have for each other. At Cinefamily or the Aero Theatre.

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