Friday, Aug. 24
Andrei Rublev, Andrei Tarkovsky's sublime biopic of the famous icon and fresco painter, has been newly restored by Janus Films. The Aero Theatre will premiere this digital presentation on Thursday — a few weeks ahead of its arrival on Blu-ray. Perhaps the greatest movie ever made about the role of the artist in religious life, it was cut significantly by the Soviet government in 1966 and denied a wide release for years, only to be reclaimed as a key work by one of Eastern Europe's most important filmmakers. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) 466-3456, americancinemathequecalendar.com.
Saturday, Aug. 25
The Egyptian Theatre screens Two for the Road — one of the truest portraits of a marriage that Hollywood produced during the sexual revolution — as part of its Fashion & Film series. Kimberly Truhler, founder of GlamAmor, will introduce the movie with a 90-minute illustrated presentation focusing on style icons of the 1960s, including Audrey Hepburn, who stars here with Albert Finney. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Sat., Aug. 25, 2 p.m.; $15. (323) 466-3456, americancinemathequecalendar.com.
The Retroformat series — a semi-regular event dedicated to screening silent films on 8mm or 16mm with live musical accompaniment — presents A Night at the Show With Charlie Chaplin. The program, sponsored by the George Lucas Family Foundation, will feature several of the legendary silent clown's best early works, including A Night at the Show, His Regeneration, Police and One A.M. The last is a mimetic masterpiece in which Chaplin plays a drunk trying to access his bed. The indispensable Cliff Retallick will be at the keyboard for your listening pleasure. Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) 466-3456, lafilmforum.org.
Sunday, Aug. 26
Shane, one of the most iconic of classical American Westerns, will screen at Laemmle's Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre for its 65th anniversary. A Christian allegory wrapped in buckskin, the film features a handful of unforgettable characters and set pieces, including the salvific gunslinger's (Alan Ladd) showdown with the devil incarnate (Jack Palance). A Q&A will follow with the producer-star's son, David Ladd, himself an accomplished actor and producer. Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; Sun., Aug. 26, 3 p.m.; $15. (310) 478-3836, laemmle.com.
Thursday, Aug. 30
Phantasmagoric, erotic and frankly indescribable, Belladonna of Sadness has been swiftly gaining a sizable cult reputation ever since Cinelicious Pics restored it in 2016. Eiichi Yamamoto directed this Japanese anime from 1973. The plot concerns a young medieval woman's journey from rape victim to sorceress, but that doesn't scratch the surface of this bold, disturbing vision. Masahiko Satoh provided the psych-rock soundtrack, which perfectly complements the hallucinatory watercolor stylistics. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; Thu., Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) 466-3456, americancinemathequecalendar.com.
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