Movies to See in L.A. This Week, Including Kevin Smith's New Horror Film
The Man with Two Brains
Friday, Sept. 12
Starting today, the film portion of USC’s series Part of Being an Artist: The Dennis Hopper Collection — Selected Artwork and Ephemera begins with a free screening of Easy Rider at 7 p.m. at the Norris Cinema Theatre. Hopper wrote, directed and starred in this counterculture cult favorite about two bikers who travel the country in search of America. A light dessert reception will follow. To RSVP, go to cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=14505.
Saturday, Sept. 13
Stroll down a different memory lane at the Aero with its Carl Reiner Remembers series. Kicking things off at 7:30 p.m. is a double feature of Steve Martin movies directed by Reiner. In The Jerk, Martin stars as a lovable dunce who leaves his adoptive black family to make it on his own. Then, in The Man With Two Brains, Martin plays a brain surgeon on his honeymoon who falls for Anne, who’s “living” as a disembodied brain (think a low-tech version of Transcendence). Reiner will make an in-person appearance on the final day of the series, Sept. 20.
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Inspired by a true story, Pride follows a group of gay and lesbian activists who, circa 1984, rallied around the families of National Union of Mineworkers strikers, who were initially less than enthusiastic about their support. This pre-release screening will take place at the Museum of Tolerance at 7:30 p.m.
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At 8 p.m., Cinefamily’s SpectreFest continues with an off-site preview of Tusk, Kevin Smith’s soon-to-be-released horror film, in which a group of friends go looking for their missing podcaster pal in the backwoods of Canada. You must pre-register to attend, but it won’t guarantee you a seat. The screening takes place at the Vista Theatre; SpectreFest continues through Halloween. More details at cinefamily.org/films.
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