Thurs., Sept. 15

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life ends its runs in Pasadena and Encino tonight. And two recently closed coming-of-age indies comprise the double bill at the New Beverly: The Myth of the American Sleepover at 7:30, followed by Richard Ayoade's Submarine.

Sat., Sept. 17

The American Cinematheque continues its Retro Formats series tonight at 7:30 with a double feature of rarely screened 8 mm silents starring Theda Bara, the “vamp” considered to be cinema's first sex symbol. A Fool There Was, the 1915 film that made Bara a star (and initiated her then-racy catchphrase, “Kiss me, my fool!”), is followed by The Unchastened Woman, her final film, made 10 years later.

Sun., Sept. 18

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's nearly four-hour sci-fi stunner World on a Wire, fresh off a blockbuster weekend at LACMA last month, has an encore presentation tonight at 7 p.m. at Cinefamily.

LA Filmforum's Festival of (In)appropriation show of new found-footage work at 7:30 tonight at the Egyptian gives us an excuse to quote an important bit of logistics from Filmforum's website: “Note that the Egyptian no longer validates for Hollywood & Highland parking, although that may still be your best bet for parking. You'll have to get validation in the Hollywood & Highland complex though.”

Wed., Sept. 21

The Cinematheque begins a series of Powell & Pressburger films tonight with The Canterbury Tale (1944). The six-film series continues through next Thursday.

—Karina Longworth

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