a highly-opinionated selection of things happening around town, and sometimes out of town. this month's page here.
mon. oct. 30 fright night, friday the 13th @ new beverly theatre tue. oct. 31 gaslight 1 PM @ lacma fright night, friday the 13th @ new beverly theatre phantom of the opera 8 PM, haunted house, felix the cat switches witches @ silent movie theatre wed. nov. 1 a note of triumph: the golden age of norman corwin, the devil and daniel johnston FREE 7 PM @ ampas linwood dunn celluloid structures: the films of gordon matta-clark @ getty center fri. nov. 3 the man with the golden arm 7 PM, laura @ ampas linwood dunn strangers with candy MIDNIGHT MOVIE @ nuart hot water 8:15 PM @ old town music hall sat. nov. 4 king of chinatown @ starlight studio where the sidewalk ends 7 PM, daisy kenyon @ ampas linwood dunn up in smoke MIDNIGHT MOVIE @ rialto hot water 2:30 8:15 PM @ old town music hall sun. nov. 5 hot water 2:30 PM @ old town music hall WHAT IT IS: Celluloid Structures: The Films of Gordon Matta-Clark The contemporary programs and research department of the Getty Research Institute screens selected films and videos by the late artist Gordon Matta-Clark, best known for his monumental site-specific works from the 1970s. The screenings are followed by a conversation with special guests cinematographer Bob Fiore and Matta-Clark's widow Jane Crawford. DAISY KENYON (from IMDB) Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him, if he ever divorces his wife Lucille. She meets returning veteran Peter, a decent and caring man, whom she does not love, but who offers her love and a more hopeful relationship. She marries him... just as Dan gets a divorce. HOT WATER (from IMDB) After Harold Lloyd made his success as an independent producer with Girl Shy (1924), Harold followed up that film with a similar comedy released the same year, Hot Water. Hot Water is a brilliant study of Harold Lloyd's films altogether and comic persona. All his comedy elements from previous films are combined in Hot Water such as the comedy of embarrassment, which Lloyd was superb at, and horror comedy sequences which he had made use of earlier in Haunted Spooks (1920), I Do (1921) and Dr. Jack (1922). LAURA (from IMDB) When the famous advertising executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) is found dead in her apartment killed by a shotgun on a Friday night, Detective Lieutenant Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) is in charge of the investigation. He interviews the prime suspects and friends of Laura: the snob and arrogant journalist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) who promoted Laura at the beginning of her career and fell in love with her; and her fiancé, the playboy Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Price). While investigating Laura's past through her diary and personal letters, Det. McPherson falls in love with her. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (from IMDB) Frankie Machine is a skilled card dealer and one-time heroin addict. When he returns home from jail, he struggles to find a new livelihood and to avoid slipping back into addiction. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (from IMDB) Cop Mark Dixon is already in trouble with his superiors for his brutal tactics when he accidentally kills a murder suspect. To protect himself, he decides to cover it up and pin the killing on a racketeer he hates and knows has committed many crimes like this in the past, Scalise.