Special Screenings

Movie(s) of the Week: A Bucket of Blood and Bride of Frankenstein

9/11 Mysteries. Single-named filmmaker Sofia challenges assumptions about that fateful day and raises questions that somebody, some day will hopefully answer satisfactorily. 9/11 Movies Night at Ami Beaucoup Martini Lounge, 151 E. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, (714) 553-1030; www.911truthoc.com; hb911truth.blogspot.com. Thurs., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Free.

Bride of Frankenstein
Bride of Frankenstein

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. Irish documentary examining the April 2002 coup attempt against President Chavez of Venezuela. Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church, 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-4652. Sat., 7 p.m. Free.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Downtown Long Beach will enjoy a welcome influx of perverts in these days leading up to Halloween, as the Midnight Insanity presents two full shows of Richard O'Brien's cult classic, glam-rock horror musical. Saturday, they're having Lingerie Night (what, like that's a change?) and costume contests, and on Tuesday, Halloween itself, they're having a bonus midnight show. Halloween night. Rocky Horror. On the freakin' Queen Mary, of all places. I'd say that beats staying home and handing out Snickers to the kiddies, wouldn't you? Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 694-4411 or (562) 235-8053; www.midnightinsanity.com. Sat., midnight; Tues., midnight. $8 tickets go on sale at 10:30 p.m.Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. If you have any taste, you've already seen this thing so many times you're frankly kind of tired of it. But damn it, this is in 3D! 3 freakin' D! Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (949) 450-4920. Call theater for show times. $7.50-$10.You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train. Documentary about historian and social activist Howard Zinn, narrated by Matt Damon, and featuring music by Pearl Jam and Woody Guthrie. However, I must point out the obvious flaw with this title: one can, indeed, be neutral on a moving train. In fact, unless you're headed someplace particularly exciting or there's a derailment or something, you're likely to spend a fair portion of your journey gazing lazily out the window. It would perhaps be more accurate to say You Can't Be NeutralDirectly In Front of a Moving Train. I think that's a fairly universal truism. Chapman University, Beckman Hall, Room 103, 1 University Dr., Orange, (714) 532-7758. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.Mail your press releases (and a videotape, if available) to Special Screenings, OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701-7417. Or send e-mail to gregstacy@earthlink.net. All materials must be received at least two weeks before the screening.
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