Things to do, movies in LA, OC: “Star Wars”, Father’s Day


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.

“Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut”
Army Capt. Martin Sheen sails upriver to put the kibosh on renegade Col. Marlon Brando in Francis Ford Coppola’s 2019 reissue of his Oscar-winning 1979 Vietnam War epic. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theatre, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. June 21. $5-$10.

Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo star in Spike Lee’s poignant, semi-autobiographical 1994 drama about a black family in 1970s Brooklyn. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. June 19. $8, $13.

Dance with movies
This showcase of independent cinema continues and ends. TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Various sessions until June 19. $18, $20; pass, $425.

‘The Empire Strikes Back’
Who’s your daddy? Luke Skywalker is about to find out in this 1980 crackerjack entry in George Lucas’ “Star Wars” saga. With Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. from June 17 to 19. $7.50 – $10.50.

‘Eraser head’
Get ready for Father’s Day with David Lynch’s relentlessly unpleasant 1977 surreal fable about a troubled man living in an industrial hell while helping take care of a not-so-cheerful bundle. Jack Nance stars. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 11:59 p.m. June 17. $14.

‘Frownland’ featuring ‘Wendy and Lucy’
The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s “American Neorealism” series continues, featuring Ronald Bronstein’s 2007 drama about a troubled door-to-door salesman (Dore Mann), followed by Kelly Reichardt’s haunting 2008 drama starring starred Michelle Williams as a penniless young woman looking for a better life in the Pacific Northwest. Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. June 18. Free; pre-registration recommended; standby line available.

Let Russell Crowe entertain you in Ridley Scott’s 2000 Oscar-winning sword-and-sandal epic. Joaquin Phoenix and Richard Harris also star. Electric Dusk Drive-In, 236 N. Central Ave., Glendale. 8:30 p.m. June 17. $8-$75.

“Mysterious Skin”
Two young men come to terms with a dark episode from their shared past in Gregg Araki’s gripping but sensitive 2004 indie drama Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbet. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10:45 a.m. on June 17, 4:30 p.m. on June 18. $7.50 – $10.50.

Cary Grant is warm to Ingrid Bergman’s form and vice versa as the Los Angeles Conservancy wraps up its latest round of “Last Remaining Seats” screenings with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 erotic spy thriller. Los Angeles Theater, 615 S. Broadway, Downtown LA 8 p.m. June 18. $16, $22.

‘The foreigners’
The gang are all here in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 adaptation of SE Hinton’s coming-of-age novel set in 1960s Tulsa. Starring Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, et al. Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, LA 1:30 p.m. June 18. Included with museum admission ($6-$14); reservations recommended. (323) 667-2000.

‘Serpico’ with ‘Dog Day Afternoon’
Al Pacino plays the hero, an undercover cop, then an anti-hero, a bank robber, in this electrifying 1970s crime drama doubleheader directed by Sidney Lumet. Presented in 35mm. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 7 and 9:30 p.m. June 23. $14-$24.

Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier lead a team of security experts and hackers in this now rather quaint 1992 techno thriller. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 2 p.m. June 19. $10; advance purchase recommended.

‘The thing’
Chill out with Kurt Russell at 40th anniversary screenings of John Carpenter’s effects-laden 1982 sci-fi thriller set in Antarctica. Fathom Events, various local theaters (see website). 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 19, 7 p.m. June 22. $18, $20.

“Time Bandits”
A British boy joins six lascivious little people on the adventure of a lifetime in the 1981 fantasy comedy from Monty Python mainstay Terry Gilliam. With Sean Connery, John Cleese, et al. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 3:30 p.m. June 19. $12; advance purchase required.

“Uncle Boonmee who can remember his past lives”
A sick father contemplates his place on the wheel of reincarnation in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s hypnotic fantasy fable, Palme d’or 2010. In Thai with English subtitles. Presented in 35mm. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 10 p.m. June 17. $12; advance purchase required.

“War of the Worlds” with “Encounters of the Third Kind”
The aliens aren’t as friendly in the former as they are in the latter in this doubleheader that combines Steven Spielberg’s effective 2005 sci-fi remake starring Tom Cruise with the director’s dazzling 1977 sci-fi adventure starring Richard Dreyfuss. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 5 p.m. June 19. $8, $13.


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