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This film is director John Ford's bittersweet farewell to the Western. Oddly nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costumes (Edith Head), the plot concerns a senator, made famous for killing a notorious outlaw, who returns to town for a funeral and tells the truth about his deed. Featuring John Wayne and James Stewart. Orange Coast College, Fine Arts Building, Room 119, 2701 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa, (714) 432-5599. Fri., 6:30 p.m. $5-$6.
911 Mysteries. The Citizens of Southern California for 9/11 Truth present a 60-minute version of this documentary. According to the press release, the film examines the physics and science on the collapse of Building 7 and the Twin Towers and does not get into conspiracy theories. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach, 429 Cypress Dr., Laguna Beach, (714) 501-1420; www.myspace.com/911truthsocal. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.
The Circus. Charlie Chaplin's Tramp character finds employment and true love in the circus in this 1928 film. The Little Tramp won a special Oscar for "versatility and genius in writing, acting and producing" this film. Long Beach School for Adults, 3701 E. Willow St., Long Beach, (562) 997-8000. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.
Jaws. The film that launched the blockbuster remains an effectively uncomfortable thriller, thanks mainly to the strength of Spielberg's direction and the performances of lead actors Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss—and a mechanical shark in a Universal back-lot pool. Edwards University Town Center, 4245 Campus Dr., Irvine, (949) 854-8818. Tues., 9 p.m. $6.
Miroslava. Mexico, 1955. In a night of desperation, the beautiful and popular film star Miroslava ruminates on her life. As she prepares for her suicide, her life is revealed onscreen, showing a disturbing look at one woman's extreme loneliness. This film is being screened as part of the UCI Latin American Film Festival. UC Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 100, Campus & Peltason drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.filmandvideocenter.com. Thurs., April 26, 7 p.m. $3-$5.
The Omen. Directed by Richard Donner, this horror film features an Oscar-winning score, Gregory Peck's first performance after a five-year hiatus, and of course, the son of Satan. Marion Knott Studios, Paul and Daranne Folino Theater, Chapman University, 283 N. Cypress, Orange, (714) 997-6765. Tues., 7 p.m. Free.
Rocky Horror Picture Show.Some do Pilates, some do "The Time Warp." It's okay, boys, put on some makeup and look fabulous—a lot of girls are into ambiguous sexuality. Well, at least they were in Santa Cruz. Royal Theater Aboard theQueen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 684-4411; www.qmxroyal.com. Sat., midnight. $8.
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