Tuesday, November 03, 2009

See It On Film: November 2009

Here are some of the films from the Criterion Collection that are showing in the Los Angeles area in the month of November. The month starts off slow but the Aero seems to be having a Criterion Laserdisc festival at the end. If you know of any listings (or shows in other geographical areas) that I've missed, please drop me a line and I'll add them.

I'm including one non-Criterion film for three reasons: it looks awesome, the director contacted me directly, and it looks awesome. That film is Strongman, which is playing at the Downtown Independent November 27–December 3. It won the Grand Jury prize for best documentary at Slamdance this year, Variety loved it, and it was financed by selling a version of the Iraq's Most Wanted deck of cards featuring members of the Bush Administration. Good enough for me; the film's trailer is here.

  • Friday, November 6, 7:30 PM: Charade, LACMA, $10.

  • Friday, November 6, Midnight: Casablanca, Nuart, $10.50.

  • November 13–14: The Unbearable Lightness of Being, double feature with Three Colors: Blue, New Beverly, $7.

  • Wednesday, November 18, 8:00: Blood of a Poet, with the world premiere of a new live score by Steven Severin, Cinefamily, $17.

  • Saturday, November 21, 7:30 PM: Citizen Kane, double feature with The Magnificent Ambersons, Aero, $9.

  • November 22–24: The Asphalt Jungle, double feature with Armored Car Robbery, New Beverly, $7.

  • November 27–December 3: Strongman, Downtown Independent.

  • November 27–December 3: M. Hulot's Holiday, Nuart, $10.50.

  • Friday, November 27, 7:30 PM: Singin' In The Rain, Aero, $9.

  • Friday, November 27, Midnight: The Royal Tenenbaums, Nuart, $10.50.

  • Saturday, November 28, 7:30 PM: A Hard Day's Night, double feature with a new print of Head, for some reason. Aero, $9.

  • Sunday, November 29, 7:30 PM: The Wizard of Oz, complete with a costume contest before the show (grand prize is a Blu-Ray disc of the movie, so don't mortgage the farm to win). Aero, $9.