Movies to See This Week: Warhol, Carpenter and Jackie Coogan
Friday, Oct. 24
At UCLA’s Royce Hall, the Center for Art of Performance presents Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films at 8 p.m. This event will combine 15 of Warhol’s short films, publicly exhibited for the first time, featuring the likes of Marcel Duchamp, Edie Sedgwick, Donovan and Warhol himself. They’ll be accompanied by original scores performed live by Tom Verlaine, Martin Rev, Dean Wareham, Eleanor Friedberger and Bradford Cox. Tickets are available at cap.ucla.edu.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Also Warhol-related is a revival screening of The Chelsea Girls at REDCAT at 7 p.m. as part of the Jack H. Skirball series. This 1966 film, co-directed by Paul Morrissey, follows the lives of several young women of New York City in split-screen. More info at redcat.org. Tickets are $11 ($9 for members).
At the Aero Theater, get a jump on Halloween with the ninth annual Dusk-to-Dawn Marathon, starting at 7:30 p.m. With seven films back to back (don’t worry, there will be intermissions), you are sure to get your fill of horror. There will be free food, giveaways, energy drinks and plenty of coffee. The lineup includes The Thing, John Carpenter’s take on the 1951 The Thing From Another World, with a crew of Arctic scientists taking on a shape-shifting alien, and The Night of a Thousand Cats, about a man who lures women to his home, murders them and then feeds their bodies to his many cats. For more details, go to americancinemathequecalendar.com.
One hundred years ago, Jackie Coogan was born. At the young age of 7, long before he became Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, he starred opposite Charles Chaplin in The Kid, as the adoptive son of the Tramp. There will be a red carpet with this 8 p.m. screening at Arena Cinema, and Coogan’s grandson, actor Keith Coogan, will make an appearance.
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