If These Walls Could Talk 2 Where If These Walls Could Talk dealt with abortion, the 2000 sequel tackled lesbianism. “Industry Insider” Martha Coolidge directed one of three segments about different occupants of the same house over a 40-year span, all dealing with woman-on-woman love. Not a Pretty Picture (see below) also screens, and Coolidge leads a discussion. Chapman University, Marion Knott Studios, Folino Theater, 11283 N. Cypress St., Orange, (714) 997-6711. Thurs., March 12, 7 p.m. Free.
Mountains of Faith This look at the lives of two young men on the brink of manhood is set against Ethiopia’s rugged beauty and ancient traditions. Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3600; www.bowers.org. Wed., 1:30 p.m. Free with paid admission ($9-$12).
Not a Pretty Picture “Industry Insider” Martha Coolidge presents her 1976 mixed-genre picture that addressed something that was not even considered a topic yet: date rape. Coolidge crafted an autobiographical account of a victim by mixing narrative and documentary filming techniques. It screens with If These Walls Could Talk 2 (see above). Chapman University, Marion Knott Studios, Folino Theater, 11283 N. Cypress St., Orange, (714) 997-6711. Thurs., March 12, 7 p.m. Free.
On the Waterfront Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) coulda had class, he coulda been a contender, he coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what he is, let’s face it, in Elia Kazan’s heart-wrenching picture about an ex-prizefighter turned longshoreman who struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. If you’ve always wondered what all the bother was about Brando the actor (versus Brando the eccentric, lampooned, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon), see this open-to-the-public screening in Tom Mankiewicz’s Evolution of Film Language class. Chapman University, Marion Knott Studios, Folino Theater, 11283 N. Cypress St., Orange, (714) 997-6711. Wed., 9 a.m. Free.
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