Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Weekly What To Do: Choke On All These Films


It's heavy on film this week

Pieta Free Screening

Thursday, May 9, 2013 : 7:00pm to 9:00pm
George Lucas Building
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
Drafthouse already reaches LA early before it's planned theater even starts breaking ground
"A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother.
Outside the Box [Office] and Drafthouse Films invite you to a special preview screening of Pieta, written/directed/edited by Kim Ki-Du "

Nobuhiko Obayashi: Schoolgirls In The Crosshairs

May 8-26
The Cinefamily

My favorite Japanese horror film "House" comes back for another screening in LA, but with it's Japanese director. Two night he'll be at the Cinefamily and the first night is already sold-out, the party afterward is not, it's free. Director Obayashi then makes his way into the Japan Film Festival. This all comes after a retrospective of his work that happened in New York.

He's style is utterly nuts and something you have to watch with a friend, some of his work never made it to the states, so these are special screenings. You won't be able to see this stuff on Netflix.

Beverly Hills Film Festival
May 8-12
Chinese Theaters

Though I wouldn't touch  "King Tigermore in Strawberry Fields" with a ten-foot pole, a cartoon about a New York kid playing chess against a tiger, there's plenty of other films to see.

Discussion between films with director William Friedkin.

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, May 10

Director William Friedkin will sign copies of his new book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir, in the lobby at 6:30 PM.

Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Sat, May 11
Just for Mother's Day
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, May 12


Ripley’s Odditoriums around the globe want to show Mom how much we love her by letting her in FREE on Mother’s Day (5/12)!
Just buy one ticket and Mom gets in FREE At Hollywood Location!

May 9-12
The Cinefamily
Multiple showings on one of LA's most prominent cults from the past. There's even a reunion special and some workshops.
 Fri, May 10 Midnight
 The Cinefamily

Laughter Comedy Fest
May 9-19
Let Live Theatre
I see some National Lampoon in there, they haven't been up to much lately, is it all straight to video or better?

Unique LA Spring Show
May 11-12
California Market Center

Unique LA returns to sell you all the stuff you need to be a hipster or look arty-fartsy.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 10am to 5pm
Pasadena’s Central Park

Enjoy books and LA authors

Marina del Rey Food Truck Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:00 am -
3:00 pm