Things to do, movies in LA, OC: ‘Star Wars,’ LGBTQ comedy

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.

“Aguirre, the Wrath of God” with “Fitzcarraldo”
Klaus Kinski plays a megalomaniac conquistador in the former and a wannabe Gummibaron in the latter in this twin pack of true art house classics, directed by the esteemed Werner Herzog, available as part of a Q&A month-long retrospective of his films. American Cinematheque at Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. June 25. $10, $15.

‘Back to the Future’
Michael J. Fox is the handsome white man McFly in Robert Zemeckis’ light-hearted 1985 time-travel comedy. With Christopher Lloyd. Street Food Cinema at Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way. Griffith Park, LA 8:30 p.m. June 25. $10-25; Advance ticket sales required.

“Barry Lyndon”
Ryan O’Neal plays the 18th-century Irish villain and socialite in Stanley Kubrick’s visually gorgeous 1975 adaptation of Thackeray’s 19th-century novel. Presented in 35mm. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 8 p.m., June 29. $12; Advance purchase required.

“But I’m a Cheerleader”
Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Melanie Lynskey and RuPaul stars in Jamie Babbit’s 1999 LGBTQ satire. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 9pm June 25th. $22.

‘caddy shack’
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield met the Links in Harold Ramis’ class-conscious 1980 comedy set in a fancy country club. Drive-in at the Roadium Open Air Market, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. 8:15 p.m. June 24. $25 per car; Maps also available on site.

‘Fist of Rage’
Martial arts superstar Bruce Lee kicks ass in this 1972 action thriller and doesn’t bother to name names. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA June 25 9:30 p.m., June 27 7:30 p.m. $18.

“Hard Eight”
A tribute to Philip Baker Hall sees the late great character actor opposite John C. Reilly in Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark 1996 crime drama about a veteran gambler and his young protégé. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m., June 24. $8, $13.

“Hedwig and the Bad Customs”
John Cameron Mitchell directs and stars in this theatrical adaptation of the rollicking stage musical about a transgender rock singer from East Berlin; with Michael Pitt, Andrea Martin. The Westwood Landmark, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 3, 5:15 and 7:30 a.m. June 25. $10.

“The Legend of Boggy Creek”
Something Sasquatch-esque lurks in the Arkansas swamps in this low-budget, 1972 documentary-style creature film. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m., June 27. $8, $13.

‘Abandoned Highway’
Screenings to mark the 25th anniversary of a new 4K restoration of David Lynch’s typically terrifying, bewildering and surreal 1997 fable. Starring Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 2:20, 5:10 and 8 p.m. June 27-30, 4:40 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. June. $7-$14. (310) 473-8530.

“Paris Burns”
The ballroom culture of 1980s New York is celebrated in this seminal 1990 LGBTQ-themed documentary. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA June 27 8 p.m. $18.

‘Return of the Jedi’
Not to mention the cuddly Ewoks… and the fact that our heroes have yet to explode Another Death Star… and that Darth Vader is redeemed in the end despite being personally responsible for the deaths of dozens of innocent young Jedi aspirants… this 1983 space adventure wasn’t a bad way to wrap up the original. Star Wars trilogy. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 24 and 26 June; 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., June 25. $7.50-$10.50.

“Russian Ark”
Take a guided tour of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, in this logistically stunning 2002 historical fantasy film, shot in a single, uninterrupted 96-minute take. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 8 p.m., June 24. $12; Advance purchase required.

‘The thorn’
Depression-era con artists Robert Redford and Paul Newman try to prank crime boss Robert Shaw in this 1973 prank directed by George Roy Hill. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. June 25, 2:30 p.m. June 26. $10, $12.

“The Enchanted Cottage”

This Woman’s Work: Producer Harriet Parsons, the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s tribute to the studio executive who blew the glass ceiling, includes this fantastic 1945 melodrama starring Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young. Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. June 27. For free; Pre-registration recommended; Standby line present. Things to do, movies in LA, OC: ‘Star Wars,’ LGBTQ comedy

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