This weekend is one of those times in Los Angeles when movie buffs wish they could clone themselves several times over. Seriously it almost hurts to be a cinefile when the options are so rich and you can only sit in one theater at a time. First of all, beginning tonight, the Aero has a Tod Browning retrospective, which runs through Saturday. Saturday night–be still my heart–is a double feature of Freaks and Devil Doll. (That offering, in and of itself, would be enough to merit a blog post.) I admit I’ve never even seen Devil Doll (though any movie with an X song named after it has, frankly, got to be good), but before the days of Netflix, I used to have a roommate who owned only two movies–Freaks and Sid and Nancy, so I’ve seen Freaks a ridiculous number of times, and I’ll probably head to the Aero Saturday to see it again. It’s that good. But that’s only a small part of the big screen amazingness this weekend. Continue reading Cinefile Extravaganza Weekend
In addition to the fine slate of Oscar nominees gracing screens around town, LA is hosting a mini-French invasion it seems. A Louis Malle double feature screens tonight at the New Bev—The Fire Within and Murmur of the Heart. Truffaut’s The Wild Child is one of the Nuart’s movies this week and the Aero is having an all-Truffaut-all-the-time weekend with a half dozen films running the 16th through the 18th, capping off with Confidentially Yours on the 21st. And then my favorite bit of news: Godard’s Made in USA, which, ironically enough, was never officially released in the US, will be at the Nuart for a week beginning the 16th. Magnifique!
(Eiffel Tower picture courtesy martinos79)