Things To Do, Movies, LA, OC: Bob Dylan, Mark Wahlberg


Find a movie with our weekly list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, playing in theaters and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and COVID-19 protocols.

‘Aguirre, the wrath of God’
Welcome to the jungle! We have Klaus Kinski as a conquistador scouring the Amazon in search of the fabled city of El Dorado in Werner Herzog’s wild 1972 historical fable. In German, English and Quechua with English subtitles. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 10:00 a.m., January 23. $12; advance purchase required.

“Why don’t you come with me, little girl, on a magic carpet ride?” says our brave hero to Princess Jasmine in Disney’s fun 1992 animated musical. With the voices of Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried. El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. Jan 21; 1pm, 4pm and 7pm Jan 22-23 and 29-30; 10am and 1pm, 4pm and 7pm 24-25 and 27-28 Jan; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on January 26. $12. (800) DISNEY6.

‘Boogie Nights’
Mark Wahlberg made a name for himself in the adult film industry in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s and 1980s in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark 1997 drama. Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore also star. Presented in 35mm. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown Los Angeles 6 p.m. Jan. 21-22, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. $20.

Humphrey Bogart plays cynical nightclub owner Rick and Ingrid Bergman is the woman who broke his heart at 80th anniversary screenings of this Oscar-winning 1942 tale of romance and intrigue directed by Michael Curtiz. TCM Big Screen Classics, various local theaters (see website). 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on January 23, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on January 26. $15.

“Eight Men Out” featuring “Matewan”
Independent filmmaker John Sayles will appear in person for a Q&A between screenings of his 1988 account of the notorious Black Sox baseball scandal and his 1987 historical drama about a brutal 1920s coal miners’ strike in West Virginia. John Cusack and Charlie Sheen star in the first, and Chris Cooper and Mary McDonnell in the second. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22. $8, $13.

‘The Topo’
Frida Cinema’s rooftop drive-in screening series returns with a 4K restoration of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s mind-blowing 1970 homage to the spaghetti western genre; in Spanish with English subtitles. Mess Hall at Flight, 1705 Flight Way, Tustin. $30 per car; advance purchase required.

Cursed movie 2.0
This showcase of avant-garde, avant-garde and/or LGBTQ cinema continues with in-person and virtual screenings. Performance Space and Freeway Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Until January 23. $5, $10; pass, $65. Info and timetables on

‘I am not here’
Christian Bale is Bob Dylan…as are Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett et al, in director Todd Haynes’ 2007 riff on the different personas the legendary singer-songwriter has adopted over his decades-long career. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. $8, $13.

‘King Kong’
Something has gone wrong for Fay Wray and you-know-who in this classic 1933 adventure about a great ape running amok in Manhattan. Presented in 35mm. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. January 25. $5-$10.

The lives of disparate characters intersect over the course of several days in the aforementioned Paul Thomas Anderson’s enigmatic 1999 ensemble drama, also set in the San Fernando Valley. With Tom Cruise, John C. Reilly and Julianne Moore, and songs by Aimee Mann. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25-27. $10, $12; tickets sold in advance; some additional tickets available on the day of the show.

‘What’s up doc?’
The late Peter Bogdanovich is celebrated with a screening of the late 1972 filmmaker’s moving tribute to classic goofy comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal star. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21. $8, $13.

‘The Wild Bunch’ featuring ‘Straw Dogs’
Sam Peckinpah’s shockingly violent 1969 western starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Warren Oates screens alongside the director’s disturbing 1971 thriller starring Dustin Hoffman. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 7:15 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 21. $14-$24.


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