Thurs., April 19
As of press time, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye have no local shows scheduled after tonight, so this may be your last chance to catch 'em locally.
George Romero's essential 1973 antimilitary horror film The Crazies and Paul Schrader's Cat People are playing at the New Beverly as part of their evening with horror actress Lynn Lowry, who will be there in person. And Harlan Ellison will be in attendance at the Egyptian for a screening of the postapocalyptic A Boy and His Dog, which is based on his novel.
Fri., April 20
The UCLA Film and Television Archive is showing Nathaniel Dorsky's recent quartet: Sarabande, Compline, Aubade and Winter. He will be present to discuss the films.
Meanwhile, over at the New Beverly, there are two Whit Stillman films: Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco. Catch his latest, Damsels in Distress, playing around L.A., and you'll be three-quarters of the way to Stillman completism.
Sat., April 21
The pre-eminent Russian cinema scholar, Yuri Tsvian of the University of Chicago, will give a lecture on Dziga Vertov titled “Early Vertov and His Problems” at 4 p.m. at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Admission is free.
LACMA is screening Indian auteur Raj Kapoor's My Name Is Joker, an epic musical about a clown.
Sun., April 22
Bela Tarr's noir mystery The Man From London — starring Tilda Swinton, the closest Tarr has ever come into contact with Hollywood wattage — screens at Cinefamily at 3 p.m.
UCLA's Iranian cinema series continues with Parviz Sayyad's Dead End, a tale about a girl who attracts the attentions of a man whose identity may prove dangerous to her family.