Your Weekly Movie To-Do List
Fri., April 6
Unsung classic or rightfully drowned turkey? Hudson Hawk, Michael Lehmann's quasi-musical caper comedy co-conceived by and starring Bruce Willis at the peak of his Die Hard–spawned action-hero fame, bombed at the box office, won the Razzie for Worst Picture and was nearly universally voted by critics as the worst film of 1991. But over 20 years it has acquired a cult following, evidenced by its prime weekend slot at the New Beverly tonight and tomorrow, on a double bill with the much more respectable Hitchcock cat-and-mouser To Catch a Thief.
Or, if you like your WTF? experiences to be totally aesthetically gonzo, head to the Nuart for the midnight screening of the 1977 nutso Japanese ghost flick House.
Sun., April 8
For those who caught Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse during its limited run here last month and are looking to load up on its maker's inimitable back catalog, Cinefamily is stretching a miniretrospective over a couple of weeks, screening Tarr's 2000 epic Werckmeister Harmonies tonight and tomorrow, and Family Nest and Damnation next weekend.
Mon., April 9
REDCAT is screening Sharon Lockhart's Double Tide, a feature film composed of two unbroken takes, documenting a clam digger at work amidst the titular phenomenon, in which low tide occurs twice in one day.
Tues., April 10
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles kicks off tonight with the world premiere of Bedabrata Pain's Chittagong. The festival continues through April 15, and in addition to other contemporary films (the black-and-white experimental drama Corrode; documentaries Mother India and Decoding Deepak; some new Bollywood titles; a couple of shorts programs), IFFLA is celebrating its 10th anniversary with encore presentations of previous festival hits, including 2010 IFFLA Grand Jury Prize winner Udaan, and the controversial 2005 docudrama Black Friday, which Danny Boyle has cited as a key inspiration for Slumdog Millionaire. More details and ticket info at indianfilmfestival.org. —Karina Longworth
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