By Alan Scherstuhl
By Amy Nicholson
By Charles Taylor
By Stephanie Zacharek
By Brian Feinzimer
By CAROLINA DEL BUSTO
By AMY NICHOLSON
By Amy Nicholson
Shane. This classic western, directed by George Stevens, was Jean Arthur's last film as part of a magnificent cast headed by Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jack Palance and Brandon DeWilde. Alan Ladd plays a retired gunfighter who is drawn back into the game when the homesteaders with whom he settles down get caught up in a battle with ranchers. The Friday Film Forum will present a preshow program of shorts, cartoons and surprises. Long Beach School for Adults, 3701 E. Willow St., Long Beach, (562) 997-8000. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.
Grandma Has a Video Camera. This film follows the lives of a family of Brazilian immigrants in the United States for almost 20 years, using their own home-video footage. Enchantment turns into disillusionment, idealization to conformity, as images and voices depict how freshly arriving immigrants see their new world and struggle to establish a final home. UC Irvine, Humanities Instructional Building 100, W. Peltason and Campus drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.filmandvideocenter.com. Thurs., Jan. 31, 7 p.m. $3-$5.
No Seasons and 62 Years and 6500 Miles Between. These two documentaries are being presented as part of the UCI Film and Video Center's Stories of Migration series. No Seasons is a documentary chronicling three generations of women and one continuous route of migration from China to Taiwan, to the United States and back to Taiwan. 62 Years and 6500 Miles Between examines how a postcolonial people negotiate the memory and translation essential to the reconstruction and—ultimately—reclamation of a personal and national history. UCI, Humanities Instructional Building 100, W. Peltason and Campus drs., Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.filmandvideocenter.com. Thurs., Jan. 24, 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. The Queen Mary has terminated the theater's lease, so these are the last few Rocky Horrors until a new location can be arranged. QMX Royal Theatre aboard theQueen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 684-4411; www.qmxroyal.com. Sat., midnight. $9.
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