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Singing In the Rain
Films are projected onto Fox Theatre’s outdoor wall to raise awareness and money (through concessions sales) for future entertainment inside. Dress warm, kiddies. Fox Theatre, Harbor Blvd. & Chapman Ave., Fullerton, (714) 870-0069; foxfullerton.org. Thurs., April 16, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Two batches of the anime series screen as part of the library’s teen programming. Volume 2 is shown on April 17, 3-5 p.m. Garden Grove Regional Library, 11200 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, (714) 530-0711. Thurs., April 9, 4 p.m. Free.
Le Tigre e La Neve (The Tiger and the Snow)
Cinema Italiano presents this 2005 film that has Roberto Benigni directing himself as Attilio, a hyperactive poet who follows the woman of his dreams to Baghdad immediately after the American invasion, and “his slapstick, absurd antics allow him to use the power of poetry and see things as he wants them to be.” We’re good as long as he doesn’t scream, “Goooooood morning, Baghdad!” Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3600; www.bowers.org. Thurs., April 16, 6:30 p.m. $10.
Vietnamese International Film Festival
The fourth biennial Vietnamese International Film Festival concludes. Fri. at Bowers Museum: Beyond the Borders of War shorts, 11 a.m.; It’s An Immigrant Life shorts, 4 p.m.; Nguyen Quang Dung’s The Hot Kiss, 7:30 p.m. Sat. at UC Irvine, Humanities Istructional Building 100: Odd Coupling shorts and Redemption shorts, noon; S. Leo Chiang’s A Village Called Versailles and Life Goes On shorts, 3 p.m.; Spotlight on Dustin Nguyen with a reception, Spotlight Award presentation and screening of Rowan Woods’ Little Fish, 6 p.m. ($13). Sun. at UC Irvine, Humanities Istructional Building 100: Nguyen Vinh Son‘s The Moon at the Bottom of the Well and Vietnam Overtures shorts, noon; Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m.; Mark Tran’s All About Dad, 7 p.m.; Closing Night Gala in UCI’s Cross Cultural Center, 9 p.m. Vietnamese International Film Festival at various locations, (714) 893-6145; vietfilmfest.com. All programs are generally followed by Q&As with filmmakers and cost $6-$8 unless otherwise indicated.
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