Things to do, movies in LA, OC: “Star Wars”, LGBTQ comedy


Find a movie with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, playing in theaters, drive-ins, and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and COVID-19 protocols.

‘Aguirre, the wrath of God’ with ‘Fitzcarraldo’
Klaus Kinski plays a megalomaniac conquistador in the first and a future rubber baron in the second in this doubleheader of true arthouse classics directed by the esteemed Werner Herzog, who will be on hand for a Q&A- answers as part of a month-long retrospective of his films. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. June 25. $10, $15.

‘Back to the future’
Michael J. Fox is Pretty McFly for a White in Robert Zemeckis’ 1985 lighthearted time-travel comedy. Starring Christophe Lloyd. Street Food Cinema at Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way. Griffith Park, LA 8:30 p.m. June 25. $10 – $25; advance tickets required.

“Barry Lyndon”
Ryan O’Neal stars as the titular 18th-century Irish hoodlum and social climber in Stanley Kubrick’s visually ravishing 1975 adaptation of Thackeray’s 19th-century novel. Presented in 35mm. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 8:00 p.m. June 29. $12; advance purchase required.

“But I’m a Cheerleader”
Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Melanie Lynskey and RuPaul star in Jamie Babbit’s 1999 LGBTQ-themed satire. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. June 25. $22.

Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield met in Harold Ramis’ 1980 mindful comedy set in a schmancy country club. Drive-In at Roadium Open Air Market, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. 8:15 p.m. on June 24. $25 per car; tickets also available on site.

‘Fist of Fury’
Martial arts superstar Bruce Lee kicks ass and doesn’t bother taking names in this 1972 action thriller. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA 9:30 p.m. on June 25, 7:30 p.m. on June 27. $18.

‘Hard Eight’
A tribute to Philip Baker Hall includes the late great actor alongside John C. Reilly in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1996 crime drama about a veteran gambler and his young protege. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. June 24. $8, $13.

“Hedwig and the Angry Thumb”
John Cameron Mitchell directs and stars in this big-screen adaptation of the catchy musical about a transgender rock singer from East Berlin; with Michael Pitt, Andrea Martin. The Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 3, 5:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 25. $10.

“The Legend of Boggy Creek”
Something Sasquatch lurks in the swamps of Arkansas in this low-budget, documentary-style 1972 creature feature. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. June 27. $8, $13.

“Lost Highway”
Twenty-fifth anniversary projections of a new 4K restoration of David Lynch’s typically terrifying, confusing and surreal 1997 fable. With Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 2:20 p.m., 5:10 p.m., and 8 p.m. June 24-26, 4:40 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. June 27-30. $7 to $14. (310) 473-8530.

“Paris is burning”
Ballroom culture in 1980s New York is celebrated in this landmark 1990 LGBTQ-themed documentary. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown Los Angeles at 8 p.m. June 27. $18.

“Return of the Jedi”
If you ignore the cuddly-wuddly Ewoks…and the fact that our heroes have yet to explode another one Death Star…and that Darth Vader is redeemed at the end despite being personally responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent young Jedis in training…this 1983 space adventure was not a bad way to end the original “Star Wars Trilogy. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June 24 and 26; 4:30 p.m. $50 to $

“Russian Ark”
Take a guided tour of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, in this logistically impressive 2002 historical fantasy that was shot in one continuous 96-minute take. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 8:00 p.m. June 24. $12; advance purchase required.

‘The bite’
Depression-era crooks Robert Redford and Paul Newman attempt a quick attack on crime boss Robert Shaw in this 1973 comedy directed by George Roy Hill. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 25, 2:30 p.m. June 26. $10, $12.

‘The Enchanted Cottage’

“This Woman’s Work: Producer Harriet Parsons,” the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s tribute to this glass-ceiling-shattering studio executive, includes this 1945 fantasy melodrama starring Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young . Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. June 27. Free ; pre-registration recommended; standby line available.


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