Things to do, movies in LA, OC: ‘Star Wars’, Father’s Day

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.

“Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut”
Army Captain Martin Sheen makes his way upriver to kibosh renegade Colonel Marlon Brando in Francis Ford Coppola’s 2019 reimagining of his Oscar-winning Vietnam War epic. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA June 21 7:30 p.m. $5-10. akademiemuseum.org

‘crooks’
Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo star in Spike Lee’s poignant, semi-autobiographical 1994 drama about a black family in 1970s Brooklyn. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m., June 19. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

Dances with Movies
This showcase for independent films goes on and ends. TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Different seasons until June 19th. $18, $20; Passports, $425. danceswithfilms.com

‘The Empire Strikes Back’
who is your daddy Luke Skywalker will find out in this gritty 1980 entry in George Lucas’ Star Wars saga. Starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. The Frida Movie Theater, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 5:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. June. $7.50-$10.50. thefridacinema.org

‘eraser head’
Get ready for Father’s Day with David Lynch’s unrelentingly uncomfortable 1977 surrealist fable about a deranged man living in an industrial hellscape who helps tend to a not-so-cheerful bunch. Jack Nance Stars. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 11:59 p.m. June 17. $14. Landmarktheatres.com

‘Frownland’ with ‘Wendy and Lucy’
The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s American Neorealism series continues and includes Ronald Bronstein’s 2007 drama about a troubled peddler (Dore Mann), followed by Kelly Reichardt’s haunting 2008 drama starring Michelle Williams as a penniless boy Woman Seeking a Better Life in the Pacific Northwest. Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. June 18. For free; Pre-registration recommended; Standby line present. cinema.ucla.edu

‘Gladiator’
Be entertained by Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s Oscar-winning 2000 sword-and-sandals epic. Joaquin Phoenix and Richard Harris also star. Electric Dusk Drive-In, 236 N. Central Ave., Glendale. 8:30 p.m., June 17. $8-$75. electricduskdrivein.com

‘Mysterious Skin’
In Gregg Araki’s gripping but sensitive 2004 indie drama, two young men come to terms with a dark episode from their past together. With Joseph Gordon Levitt and Brady Corbet. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 14:30, 5 and 22:45 June 17, 16:30 June 18. $7.50-$10.50. thefridacinema.org

‘Notorious’
Cary Grant rejoices in Ingrid Bergman’s form and vice versa, while the Los Angeles Conservancy wraps up its latest screening series, Last Remaining Seats, with Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 erotic spy thriller. Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, Downtown LA, 8 p.m., June 18. $16, $22. laconservancy.org

‘The outsider’
In Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 adaptation of SE Hinton’s coming-of-age novel, set in 1960s Tulsa, the whole gang is here. Featuring Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze et al. Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, LA 1:30pm June 18. Included with museum admission ($6-14); Reservations recommended. (323) 667-2000. theautry.org

‘Serpico’ with ‘Dog Day Afternoon’
Al Pacino plays the hero, an undercover cop, and then an antihero, a bank robber, in this two-pack of electrifying 1970s crime dramas directed by Sidney Lumet. Presented in 35mm. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 7 and June 23 at 9:30 p.m. $14-24. secretmovieclub.com

‘Sneakers’
Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier lead a team of security researchers and hackers in this now-quite quaint 1992 techno thriller. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 2pm June 19th. $10; Advance booking recommended. thenewbev.com

‘The Thing’
Chill out with Kurt Russell at screenings celebrating the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter’s 1982 effect-packed sci-fi thriller set in Antarctica. Fathom Events, various local theaters (see website). June 19 3pm and 7pm, June 22 7pm. $18, $20. fathomevents.com

“Time Bandits”
In Monty Python’s mainstay, Terry Gilliam’s 1981 fantasy comedy, a British boy accompanies six thieving little people on the adventure of a lifetime. Featuring Sean Connery, John Cleese and others, Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 3:30 p.m. June 19. $12; Advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

“Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives”
In Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s hypnotic fantasy fable, which won the Palme d’Or in 2010, an ailing family man contemplates his place on the wheel of reincarnation. In Thai language with English subtitles. Presented in 35mm. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA, 10 p.m., June 17. $12; Advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

War of the Worlds with Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The aliens aren’t as friendly in the former as they are in the latter in this dual performance that pairs Steven Spielberg’s effective 2005 sci-fi remake starring Tom Cruise with the director’s scintillating 1977 sci-fi adventure starring Richard Dreyfuss. American Cinematheque at Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 5 p.m. June 19. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

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