Movies to See in L.A. This Week, Including The Entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Girl Next Door
Friday, Aug. 29
What do you get when you mix a porn star, three horny teenage guys and sex ed? The makings of a hilarious high school comedy with the likes of Elisha Cuthbert, Emile Hirsch and Timothy Olyphant. The Girl Next Door celebrates its 10th anniversary with a screening at the New Beverly Cinema at midnight, presented by @moviedude18. Director Luke Greenfield, whose Let’s Be Cops is currently in theaters, and actor Chris Marquette (Eli) are scheduled to appear in person.
Saturday, Aug. 30
Gi suilon! Pedig edhellen? If you understood that, chances are this epic 11 hours plus event is right up your alley. Starting at 1 p.m., the Aero Theatre will show the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy back to back (with 20-minute breaks). The Meat in the Middle food truck will be parked outside for your first and second supper needs. Also, TheOneRing.net will be offering trivia games. (P.S. I wrote, “I greet you! Do you speak Elvish?”)
Sunday, Aug. 31
Returning to the screens of Los Angeles is Seven Souls in the Skull Castle, the Japanese stage play about the clash between one man who hopes to unify the land and the leader of the Skull clan. Filmed live when it was performed in Tokyo, you can catch it at the Downtown Independent at 2 p.m. For tickets, check downtownindependent.com.
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Wednesday, Sept. 3
Today kicks off the Burbank International Film Festival, which runs through Sept. 7. Opening night starts with a short-film program at 7:30 p.m. at the AMC 16 Theaters, followed by a reception at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. Included in the night’s lineup is Tripp Weathers’ The Last Session, which stars John de Lancie as a marriage counselor and Teri Polo as his patient, whose husband is missing. Also of note is the 25th-anniversary screening of The Little Mermaid on Saturday at noon at AMC Town Center 6, as part of the film fest’s History of Cinema educational program for young audiences. More details at burbankfilmfest.org.
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