Movies to See in L.A. This Week: An American Pie Reunion and Born on the Fourth of July
Friday, July 4
In honor of the holiday, the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre is showing Born on the Fourth of July. Based on Ron Kovic’s autobiography, the film follows Kovic (Tom Cruise) after he returns home paralyzed from a war wound. Schedules permitting, director Oliver Stone and Kovic will introduce the film at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8
Before its official theatrical run, USC hosts a free screening of A Long Way Down at the Ray Stark Family Theatre at 7 p.m. In this adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel, four strangers find themselves on the roof of a London building, all intending to commit suicide. They agree to postpone for another six weeks and end up in a friendship like no other. You have to make a reservation, at cinema.usc.edu, but it does not guarantee admission — it’s first come, first served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 9
Fifteen years ago to the day, movie audiences got their first glimpse of Jason Biggs having relations with an apple pie. Watch American Pie at 7:30 p.m. at the New Beverly, followed by American Reunion, with the following special guests: American Pie director Paul Weitz, American Reunion writers-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, producer Craig Perry and actors Jason Biggs, Tara Reid, John Cho and Eddie Kay Thomas. There will be an encore screening on Thursday sans the special guests.
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Thursday, July 10
Starting today is the 32nd annual Outfest Los Angeles, the LGBT film festival that runs through July 20. The opening gala includes a screening at the Orpheum Theatre of Life Partners, about best friends (played by Leighton Meester and Gillian Jacobs) who venture into the world of Internet dating. The pre-party, hosted by HBO, starts at 6 p.m. followed by the film at 8 p.m. then the after-party at 10 p.m. Tickets to get into all three as a VIP is $175. For the full lineup and tickets, check outfest.org.
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