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Miracle Mile is a cult classic worth its salt (and pepper, too) about an ordinary man (Anthony Edwards) who overhears a phone call confirming an impending nuclear strike. Writer-director Steve De Jarnatt constructs this tightly-woven narrative according to the three classical unities (action, place, and time), and is as much a love letter to Los Angeles as it is a slow-burning apocalyptic thriller. In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, UCLA has curated an evening that will include a Q&A with De Jarnatt following a 35mm presentation.

UCLA’s Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; Sun., July 14, 7 p.m.; $10. (310) 206-8013, cinema.ucla.edu.

Also opening/screening this week:

Stuber, Crawl, Art of Self Defense, Darlin’, Three Peaks, Come Around, Gremlins, Armstrong, The Farewell, Firecrackers, Lying and Stealing, Rojo, Saving Zoe, Sea of Shadows, Summer Night, Super 30, Sword of Trust

 

LA Weekly