Welcome to L.A. Weekly's Movie Guide, your look at the hottest films in Los Angeles theaters this week — from indie art-house gems and classics to popcorn-perfect blockbusters and new movies garnering buzz. Check here every week before you make your big-screen plans.
Friday, March 22
On Friday night, UCLA will pair a famous Robert Riskin pre-Code screwball comedy with an entertaining Fay Wray romantic programmer. It Happened One Night needs little introduction, as it regularly plays on Turner Classic Movies and frequently pops up on lists of the greatest comedies of all time. Frank Capra's 1934 classic explores the social and sexual tension between a cynical reporter (Clark Gable) and a runaway heiress (Claudette Colbert). The Richest Girl in the World is a Miriam Hopkins-Joel McCrea vehicle that features Wray in a “best friend” role. The program is part of UCLA's retrospective celebrating the arrival of Victoria Riskin's memoir of her showbiz parents: Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir. UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; Fri., March 22, 7:30 p.m.; $10. (310) 206-8013, cinema.ucla.edu.
Also opening Friday, March 22: The Dirt; Dragged Across Concrete; The Eyes of Orson Welles; Hotel Mumbai; Out of the Blue; Ramen Shop; Relaxer; Skid Row Marathon; Sunset; Trading Paint; Triple Threat; Working Woman; Us