Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
TONIGHT! February 13 | ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) & PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (2002) – A double-feature of films celebrating the surreality of love on this, the eve of Valentine’s Day.
Tuesday, February 14 | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – This 1927 silent film by German director F.W. Murnau tells a story of infidelity and reconciliation, earning three Academy Awards and a place in the National Film Registry. The film junkies at the Cinefamily are, obviously, the best people to show it to you in all its glory — and it’s worth seeing on a big screen, if only for Sunrise‘s fairy-tale, $200,000 set (around $2.5 million in 2012 dollars).
Friday, February 17 | Astronaut Buzz Aldrin – Danny Trejo presents the Experience, Strength and Hope Award to the original moonwalker, astronaut and author Buzz Aldrin. Hosting is award-winning actor, Ed Begley, Jr. Comedians Barry Diamond and Stevie Mack will perform, and we will feature appearances by actress Joanna Cassidy and the Internet phenomenon The 12-Step Girl.
Friday, February 17 | The Adventures of Flash Gordon – A live, on-stage adaptation of the 1930s radio show! Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov arrive on the Planet Mongo where they meet Ming The Merciless, Emperor of Mongo and Supreme Ruler of the Universe. Aided with the help of the lion men and the hawk men, Flash, Dale, and Dr. Zarcov save the Earth.
Friday, February 17 | Marisol by Jose Rivera – Marisol by Jose Rivera is the story of one woman’s post apocalyptic journey from NYC office worker to an Angel in mankind’s fight against a senile God who has lazily forsaken the Earth.
Friday, February 17 | Roadie – Canned from a 20-year job as roadie for Blue Öyster Cult, Jimmy is broke and desperate. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to Forest Hills, Queens to visit his aging mother, where a wild night with some hard-partying high school friends shows him that some things never change. From director Michael Cuesta (L.I.E., Twelve and Holding), ROADIE features powerful performances from Ron Eldard, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy and a refreshingly eclectic 70s hard rock soundtrack.
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