Girls on film take center stage this week, with features from Coppola, Altman, Miyazaki, and Arnold leading the way.
Cinefamily: Throughout the week, Joshua Oppenheimer’s follow-up to THE ACT OF KILLING, THE LOOK OF SILENCE, screens at Cinefamily. On Sunday, artist Alia Penner brings Robert Altman’s hallucinatory 3 WOMEN (seriously: you’ll never forget the last fifteen minutes) to Cinefamily for their ongoing series, Women of Cinefamily. Doug Benson interrupts ENTOURAGE on Monday evening — this event is very likely to sell out. The Lost & Found Film Club brings Canadian rarities to Cinefamily on Wednesday. SpectreFest kicks off this Thursday at Cinefamily with a FREE SCREENING! of COOTIES. Pre-register for the film’s Los Angeles premiere now! SpectreFest runs throughout September at the Cinefamily and beyond.
The New Beverly: The weekend kicks off with two from Hitchcock, with SUSPICION and NOTORIOUS showing on Friday and Saturday night. Throughout the rest of the week, A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS screens on a double-bill with MINNESOTA CLAY on Monday, CRY OF A PROSTITUTE on Tuesday, and LAST MAN STANDING on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Aero: The Studio Ghibli invasion continues this week at the Aero! SPIRITED AWAY, an Oscar winner for Best Animated feature, screens with PONYO tonight, followed by a English-language matinee of KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, perhaps Ghibli’s most empowering movie for young women, on Saturday. HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE and CASTLE IN THE SKY show Saturday evening. On Sunday, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO takes the matinee spot, with the decidely more mature PORCO ROSSO and THE WIND RISES showing that evening. The series closes on Wednesday with GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES and FROM UP ON POPPY HILL.
Cinespia: Come sail away with Sofia Coppola’s magnificent debut THE VIRGIN SUICIDES this Saturday. Air’s incredible score and soundtrack (recently reissued on vinyl) is sure to sound incredible on Cinespia’s brand-spankin’ new sound system.
Pick of the week: WifeyTV takes over Cinefamily for a screening of FISH TANK, an incredibly frank portrait of contemporary class struggles in Essex and teenage female sexuality. An Oscar-winner for her short WASP, filmmaker Andrea Arnold joins TRANSPARENT’s Jill Soloway for a post-film Q&A! This film is a must for fans of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, with outstanding lead performances from Katie Jarvis (who stuns in her feature debut — she was discovered at a train station in Essex) and Michael Fassbender.