Special Screenings

Movie of the Week: Camille

This film, starring Greta Garbo and Robert Taylor, is based on the same story as Verdi's La Traviata. A courtesan (Garbo) falls in love with a man of higher standing (Taylor). After his father (Lionel Barrymore) begs her to leave him to a respectable life, Garbo agrees. But she is eventually struck by a terminal illness and she discovers that Taylor's character still loves her. A little too little, too late though, no? Long Beach School for Adults, 3701 E. Willow St., Long Beach, (562) 997-8000. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.

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El Favor.This is the story of two Argentinean women on the verge of lesbian motherhood. Colorful and wacky, with non-stop demented twists and turns, El Favor is a giddy and delightful screwball comedy that refuses to fit into any politically correct straightjacket, yet prove that starting a loving family can take many forms. This film is being screened as part of UCI's Latin American Film Festival. UC Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 100, Campus & Peltason Drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.filmandvideocenter.com. Fri., 7 p.m. $3-$5.

Jogo Subterraneo. In Sao Paulo, the weird and romantic piano player Martin believes in serendipity and invents a game to find the woman of his dreams. This film is being screened as part of UCI's Latin American Film Festival. UC Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 100, Campus & Peltason Drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.filmandvideocenter.com. Sat., 7 p.m. $3-$5.

Miroslava.Mexico, 1955. In a night of depression, the beautiful and popular film star Miroslava ruminates on her life. As she prepares for her suicide, her life is revealed on the screen, showing a disturbing look at one woman's extreme loneliness. This film is being screened as part of UCI's Latin American Film Festival. Director Alejandro Pelayo will be present to discuss the film after the screening. UC Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 100, Campus & Peltason Drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.filmandvideocenter.com. Thurs., April 26, 7 p.m. $3-$5.

Los Pajarracos. The curious tale of a failed Lucha Libre masked wrestler, Miguel "Cachondo" Sanabria, a womanizer who, after impregnating the daughter of a drug-dealing politician, finds himself involved in a dangerous adventure. This film is being screened as part of UCI's Latin American Film Festival. Directors Hector Hernandez and Horacio Rivera will be present to discuss the film after the screening. UC Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 100, Campus & Peltason Drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.filmandvideocenter.com. Thurs., May 3, 7 p.m. $3-$5.

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 the Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 684-4411; www.qmxroyal.com. Sat., midnight. $8.

The Saint.Val Kilmer stars in this screed adaptation of Leslie Charteris' long-running series of pulp novels, which also inspired The Saint television series starring Roger Moore in the '60s. Marion Knott Studios, Folino Theater, Chapman University, 283 N. Cypress, Orange, (714) 997-6765. Tues., 7 p.m. Free.

Student Thesis Films.A showcase of thesis films from graduate students in the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. Featuring Rabia, directed by Ali Hasan; Untitled Reality Project, directed by Ray McCoy; and Love Bites!, directed by Chris Tornow. Marion Knott Studios, Folino Theater, Chapman University, 283 N. Cypress, Orange, (714) 997-9700. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

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