Joe Dante’s 16mm Spotlight enters its third weekend of screenings. This refreshingly offbeat series showcases rare and obscure films presented on 16mm from the personal archive of Joe Dante and Jon Davison. Both filmmakers are avid collectors, and several of their acquisitions are housed by the Academy Film Archive. This week, the vault opens for a showing of Three Cases of Murder, a 1955 British horror anthology. The first installment, in which a museum worker enters a painting and gets involved with a mysterious man (Alan Badel) is skillfully, dreamily directed by Wendy Toye, one of the U.K.’s only female filmmakers of the period. Orson Welles appears in the final segment as a pernicious politician. The feature will be preceded by The Case of the Stuttering Pig, a Porky cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.

Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Sat., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.; $10. (323) 466-3456, lafilmforum.org.

 

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