Thurs., Nov. 3
Many of the repertory events happening around town this week as AFI counterprogramming could be considered safe bets, but not so much tonight's screening of Luchino Visconti's intimate 1948 family drama La Terra Trema at LACMA, to be followed by a conversation between LACMA programmer Elvis Mitchell and Two Lovers director James Gray — a last-minute replacement for the originally scheduled guest, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig.
Meanwhile, the Downtown Independent hosts screenings tonight and tomorrow of The Woods, Matthew Lessner's primary-colored satire of hipster exceptionalism — a definite highlight of the many "cult" films that premiered in January at Sundance.
Fri., Nov. 4
For rock documentaries, the Downtown Independent is the place to be for the rest of the weekend. Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements plays tonight and tomorrow night, and Inni, the second concert film starring Icelandic etherialists Sigur Rós, continues its run through Saturday's 3 p.m. screening.
Cinefamily's weekend series Antonioni in Color includes screenings of the Italian master's first color film, Red Desert; his Swinging London blockbuster, Blow-up; his crazy American Youth Fucking in the Desert and Blowing Shit Up movie, Zabriskie Point; and his Jack Nicholson movie, The Passenger. Today at 4:45 through Sunday night.
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Sun., Nov. 6
Today and tomorrow, the New Beverly presents a Charlie Chaplin quadruple feature, including the 1928 feature The Circus and shorts A Day's Pleasure (1919), Sunnyside (1919) and The Idle Class (1921).
Mon., Nov. 7
More early cinema tonight, when the Academy's program A Century Ago: The Films of 1911 will feature a number of silent shorts — including the Thomas Ince–directed The Dream, starring Mary Pickford — projected on a "1909 hand-cranked Power's Model 6 Cameragraph motion picture machine restored and cranked by Joe Rinaudo." That's at 7:30 at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.