Brave New Wild
Brave New Wild
Wayne Merry

Special Screenings for April 7-14

The Champions. The Frida Cinema and Newport Beach nonprofit Paw Prints In the Sand Animal Rescue co-host screening of this documentary about pooches who survived Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring. The Frida Cinema, 305 Fourth St., Santa Ana; www.printsinthesand.org/events. Thurs., April 7, 6 p.m. $12-$20.

Brave New Wild. One-night-only, Orange County premiere of this doc about climbers of the 1960s, narrated by director, daughter of a climber and Mission Viejo High grad Oakley Anderson-Moore. Audience Q&A follows. (The film will also be released via iTunes on Tues.) Regency Cinema, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel; tugg.com/events/86419. Thurs., April 7, 7:30 p.m. Visit website for ticket info.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. K.A.O.S. leads the shadow casting. The Frida Cinema; fridacinema.org. Fri., 11:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It's the original movie from 1990, when April had '80s hair. The Frida Cinema; fridacinema.org. Sat., 8:30 p.m. $15-$18; kids younger than 3, free.

How to Train Your Dragon. This 2010 Dreamworks animated hit is the Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee flick. The Frida Cinema; fridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

Sara Gomez & Nicolas Guillen Shorts. UC Irvine's Latin American Film Festival continues with short Cuban films. McCormick Screening Room, 4100 Humanities Gateway, UC Irvine, West Peltason and Campus drives, Irvine, (949) 824-6117. Mon., 5 p.m. Free.

Bill: How Bill Became Shakespeare. Special presentation of this comedy about William Shakepeare's "lost years" is beamed to movie screens nationwide. Aliso Viejo 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo; also at AMC 30 Orange, 20 The City Blvd. W., Orange; Irvine Spectrum, 500 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine; Orange Stadium Promenade, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange; Tustin Legacy, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin; Cinemark Long Beach, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach; and Long Beach 26, 7501 E. Carson St., Lakewood; fathomevents.com. Mon., 7 p.m. $15.

The Blazing Sun. The 10th anniversary of Arabic studies at Chapman University is celebrated with this Arabic film and food. Doti Hall, Classroom 104, Chapman University, 1 University Dr., Orange; chapman.edu/wilkinson/languages/arabic-chinese-greek.aspx. Tues., 7 p.m. Free.

El abrazo de la serpiente. The Latin American Film Festival continues with this Colombian film I translate to "The Rice of the Serpent." McCormick Screening Room, UC Irvine, (949) 824-6117. Mon., 5 p.m. Free.

Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. The African American Film Festival continues with this documentary about civil-rights activist Angela Y. Davis, followed by an interview with director Shola Lynch. Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine, 311 W. Peltason Dr., Irvine; humanities.uci.edu. Thurs., April 14, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Like Water for Chocolate. This much-lauded film based on Laura Esquivel's much-lauded novel is presented by Student Life at Chapman U (with food!) as part of the World Languages & Cultures Food and Film Series. Argyros Forum 119A, Chapman University; chapman.edu/wilkinson/languages/arabic-chinese-greek.aspx. Thurs., April 14, 6:30 p.m. Free.

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