Things to do, movies in LA, OC: LGBTQ, comedy, abortion

Find a movie playing in cinemas, drive-ins, pop-ups and/or streaming online with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favourites, film festivals etc. Before you go, remember to check by phone or online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 logs.

‘Cabaret’
What’s the use of sitting alone in your room? Join Liza Minnelli at screenings celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bob Fosse’s Oscar-winning adaptation of the 1972 musical Kander & Ebb at a decadent nightclub in pre-WWII Berlin. TCM Big Screen Classics, various theaters in the area (see website). 3pm and 7pm 17th and 20th July. $18, $20. fathomevents.com

“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with “Suddenly, Last Summer”
Elizabeth Taylor burns the screen in this dual series of 1950s dramas adapted from plays by Tennessee Williams. Paul Newman stars in the former, Montgomery Clift in the latter. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m., Sept. 19-20 July. $12; Advance booking recommended. thenewbev.com

“Harold and Maude”
In Hal Ashby’s one-of-a-kind 1971 black comedy, a death-obsessed teenager forms an unlikely friendship with a quirky senior citizen. Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon star. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 10 a.m. July 16. For free; Response required. americancinematheque.com

LA Shorts International Film Festival
This showcase features short films by professional and student filmmakers from around the world. Lammle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood. Different seasons, 21.-28. July. $15, $19; Passports, $199. www.lashortsfest.com

‘Le Samourai’
Alain Delon is cool as a Gallic pickle as the titular killer in Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1967 noir crime drama. In French with English subtitles. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. July 17, 2:30 p.m., July 18, 7:30 p.m. $7.50 to $10.50. thefridacinema.org

Long Beach Opera Film Festival
The opening edition of this showcase includes art and opera films, live performances and more. Art Theater, 2025 E 4th Street, Long Beach. noon to midnight, July 16; July 17, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. $30, $45. longbeachopera.org

“The Mark of Zoro”
Douglas Fairbanks plays the masked avenger in this exciting 1920’s silent era swashbuckler, presented in 35mm with an original score performed live by the Jack Curtis Dubowksy Orchestra. Secret Movie Club at the Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, Downtown LA, 7:30 p.m., July 16. $16, $20; Advance purchase required. secretmovieclub.com

‘never rarely sometimes always’
In this acclaimed 2020 indie drama, a rural Pennsylvania teen travels to New York City in search of an abortion. Part of the series American Neorealism, Part 2: 1984-2020. UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. July 16. For free; Pre-registration recommended; Standby line present. cinema.ucla.edu

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival
The annual showcase includes in-person and virtual screenings of new feature films, documentaries and short films, including groundbreaking films like Todd Haynes’ 2002 melodrama Far From Heaven, as well as workshops, panel discussions and more. Various performance times until July 24th. $8-$175. Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood and other nearby venues. outfestla.org

PNB Dance Film Festival
Outdoor LED screens will show short dance films to coincide with Pacific Northwest Ballet’s weekend engagement. Co-presented by Dance Camera West. The Music Center, Jerry Moss Plaza, 135 N. Grand Ave., Downtown LA, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., July 15; 5 p.m. to midnight July 16; July 17, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For free. musiccenter.org

“Phantom of Paradise”
A singer-songwriter seeks revenge on the record producer (Paul Williams) who screwed him in Brian De Palma’s rocking 1974 cult classic. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 10 p.m., July 16. $12; Advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

“Pink Floyd: The Wall”
A jaded rock star (Bob Geldof) goes insane in Alan Parker’s fantastic 1982 musical drama, based on the venerable British rock band’s epic 1979 concept album. The Westwood Landmark, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 10 a.m. July 15. $10. (310) 208-3250. Landmarktheatres.com

‘show girls’
What’s Happening in Vegas: It’s Elizabeth Berkley versus Gina Gershon to see who rules the Strip in Paul Verhoeven’s over-the-top 1995 drama intended for adult viewers only. Kyle MacLachlan also stars. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. July 16. $22. cinespia.org

‘The silence of the Lambs’
In Jonathan Demmes’ multi-Oscar-winning 1991 thriller, a new FBI agent tries to crack the brains of an incarcerated serial killer to solve a big case. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins star. Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo, 1310 E Franklin Ave., El Segundo (garage). 10:15 am July 15. $19.50-$26.50; Advance purchase required. Dachkinoclub.com

‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory’
Gene Wilder plays the eccentric and slightly sinister candy maker in this kid-friendly 1971 musical fantasy based on a novel by Roald Dahl. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. July 16, 2:30 p.m. July 17. $10, $12. oldtownmusichall.org

‘wolfwalker’
A young girl in 17th-century Ireland embarks on a mystical adventure in this folklore-infused, family-friendly 2020 fantasy animation. UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 11 a.m. July 17. For free; no registration required. cinema.ucla.edu

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