By MATT COKER
By AIMEE MURILLO
By AMY NICHOLSON
By JONATHAN KIEFER
By INKOO KANG
By STEPHANIE ZACHAREK
By CALUM MARSH
One of the defining films of the French New Wave, Francois Truffaut's tale of a young boy who, in the absence of parental attention, turns to a life of petty crime influenced a generation of filmmakers to rethink the tropes of cinema. After the New Wave, film would never be the same. See one of the movies that started it all. Orage County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, (714) 667-1517; www.occca.org. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.
The Global Banquet: The Politics of Food.This film focuses on giant international food producers who celebrate free-trade policies that allow them control of the global food market at the expense of small farmers in the U.S. and in developing countries. These food producers encourage and take advantage of low-cost cash crops and short-term profits, exploiting natural resources without consideration of the long-range effects. St. Joseph Center, 480 S. Batavia St., Orange. Fri., 6:30 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. QMX Royal Theatre aboard theQueen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 684-4411; www.qmxroyal.com. Sat., midnight. $9.
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