Movies to See in L.A. This Week, Including Blacklisted Filmmakers and Cabaret


Saturday, Aug. 9

Through Aug. 17, UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater hosts a showcase of the work created by American directors, screenwriters and actors who moved to Europe after being blacklisted or voluntarily exiled. Co-curated by Rebecca Prime and highlighting those featured in her book, Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture, the series continues with director Joseph Losey’s These Are the Damned (The Damned), about an American tourist who finds himself trapped in a secret military base where children are being experimented on, and screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart’s Escapade, about a well-known pacifist whose search for world peace causes him to neglect his wife and sons, at 3 p.m. Escapade actor Peter Asher will be present.

The Velaslavasay Panorama screens The Murder of Hi Good, about infamous Native American hunter Hiram Good, at 8 p.m. Historian Richard Burrill will deliver a brief lecture on the Gold Rush era and California’s Native American history and culture. Get tickets at

Sunday, Aug. 10

After the purchase of her home in Lordville, New York, director Rea Tajiri was struck by the question: “What does it mean to own land?” In her doc Lordville, Tajiri explores this question through a Native American genealogist and a Minisink woman who married a Lordville founder. Lordville screens in the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian at 7:30 p.m. For more info and tickets, go to

See also: More L.A. Weekly Film Coverage

Monday, Aug. 11

Willkommen, bienvenue and welcome, strangers and friends, to the historical Montalban Theater. Tonight at 7 p.m., catch Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles, her most memorable role, in Bob Fosse’s musical extravaganza Cabaret. This film is part of a series showing classics every Monday. For tickets, go to

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