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All That Heaven Allows and Female Trouble. The Orange County Museum of Art's two winter film series—one devoted to the films of John Waters and the other to Waters' favorite films—conclude with a night of campy, double feature fun. Douglas Sirk's swooning 1955 melodrama, followed by John Waters' own fabulously offensive 1974 atrocity, Female Trouble. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 759-1122; www.ocma.net. Thurs., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Terry Gilliam films Hunter S. Thompson's unfilmable tale of drug-fueled madness in the Sin City of the early '70s. Go in sober as a judge, and you'll stagger out feeling like you've done enough acid to kill a hippo. Edwards Rancho Santa Margarita, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 888-3358. Thurs., Jan. 12, 9 p.m. $9.
Flamenco. The Cultural Stage of Art presents this 1995 dance documentary in their plushly appointed Spanish/Mediterranean gypsy lounge. There's booze, too. Cultural Stage of Art, 410-B W. Fourth St. Ste. 4, Santa Ana, (714) 543-0613. Sat. 6 p.m. $1 donation requested.
Hackers. A young hacker (Jonny Lee Miller) and his buddies work together to foil a dangerous computer virus in this amusingly dated 1995 cyber-thriller. Nowadays you'd mostly catch this sucker at 1 a.m. on the Sci-Fi Channel, and it'd quite possibly be forgotten altogether if one of the Hackers weren't portrayed by the young Angelina Jolie. Edwards South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (800) 326-3264. Wed., 9 p.m., $9; Edwards Rancho Santa Margarita, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 888-3358. Thurs., Jan. 19, 9 p.m. $9.
Lives of Performers. Yvonne Rainer's 1972 debut feature follows a man who leaves two women dangling as they wait for him to choose between them. The screening will be preceded by Rainer's short film, Line. Introduction by David James, professor of Critical Studies, Cinema-Television, USC. UCI Film and Video Center, Humanities Instruction Bldg., Room 100, Campus & W. Peltason drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.humanities.uci.edu/fvc. Thurs., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Free public reception, Rm. 135, 6 p.m. Free.
Modern Pharaoh. Archaeological field photographer, archivist and documentary filmmaker Patti Rabbitt previews her film about archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., (714) 567-3600, Sat., 1:30 p.m. $5-$7.
Other People's Pictures and How Little We Know Of Our Neighbors. UC Irvine presents two documentary featurettes, both clocking in just under an hour, both having to do with photography and video. Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick's 2004 film Other People's Pictures examines nine obsessive collectors of abandoned family snapshots, while Los Angeles filmmaker Rebecca Baron's brand new How Little We Know Of Our Neighbors explores the issues surrounding video surveillance. Baron will appear at the screening. Introduction by Sally Stein, professor of Art History, UCI. UCI Film and Video Center, Humanities Instruction Bldg., Room 100, Campus & W. Peltason drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.humanities.uci.edu/fvc. Thurs., Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Free.
What Price Hollywood?Constance Bennett and Lowell Sherman star in George Cukor's 1932 showbiz drama, remade (many times) as A Star Is Born. Short subjects, cartoons and other goodies are also on the bill. Long Beach School for Adults Auditorium, 3701 E. Willow St. Long Beach, (562) 997-8000, ext. 7198. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.
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