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Savanah Homecoming. Two women journey between bustling cities and East Africa’s golden plains. Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3600; www.bowers.org. Fri., 1:30 p.m. Free with paid admission ($9-$12).
Showgirls. The 1995 bomb that almost derailed the careers of director Paul Verhoeven, writer Joe Eszterhas and star Elizabeth Berkley has been magically resurrected into a cult classic. Berkley plays a drifter who spends a lot of time naked, clawing her way to the top as a Vegas showgirl. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 428-5435; www.mondocelluloid.com. Fri., 11:59 p.m. $9.50.
Three Times (Zui hao de shi guang). Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien’s sentimental tale of unfinished love bounces between three time periods with actor and actress Shu Qi and Chang Chen playing the leads in each segment. “A Time for Love” (1966) follows a young woman and a soldier struggling to maintain contact; “A Time for Freedom” (1911) has a married diplomat battling his modern principles when winning the admiration of a courtesan during Japan’s occupation of Taiwan; “A Time for Youth” (2005) finds a young bisexual woman involved in a three-way love affair against the backdrop of war in China. UC Irvine Film and Video Center presents what was voted 2005’s Best Undistributed Film by Film Comment and the Village Voice National Critics Poll as part of its Taiwanese Cinema Festival, which concludes Feb. 19 with Hsiao Chu-chen’s Grandma’s Hairpin. UCI, Humanities Instructional Building, Room 100, Lucille Kuehn Auditorium, Irvine, (949) 824-7418; www.humanities.uci.edu/fvc/. Thurs., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. $3-$5.
When Harry Met Sally . . . There was a lot of whoop about this Rob Reiner film from a Nora Ephron script when it came out in 1989. Don’t know why. Seemed like just a big Billy Crystal-vs.-Meg Ryan cute-off. It’s shown as part of Movies on the Fox, which is where they show movies on the historic Fox Theatre’s outdoor wall to raise awareness and money (through concessions sales) for future entertainment inside. Wear warm clothing, bring a blanket, and would it kill you to call your mother? Fox Theatre, Harbor Boulevard and Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, (714) 870-0069; www.foxfullerton.org. Thurs., Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Free.
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