[Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'Giant Steps,' 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' More

Movie of the Week:

Giant Steps
Students from Chapman’s new interdisciplinary International Documentary program produced this film about attempts to strengthen Cambdoian culture in the wake of the Khmer Rouge. There will be a Q&A with the student filmmakers following the screening, plus a reception with live Cambodian music. Marion Knott Studios, Folino Theater, Chapman University, 283 N. Cypress, Orange, (714) 997-6766. Mon., 7 p.m. Free.

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Humphrey Bogart and William Holden play wealthy brothers who must compete for the attentions of their chauffer’s daughter, played by Audrey Hepburn. The Bay Theatre, 340 Main St., Seal Beach, (562) 431-9988; www.baytheatre.com. Sun., 6 p.m.; Mon. & Wed., 8 p.m. $5-$8.

Show Boat
A musical performer on a Deep South show boat falls in love with a gambler and must struggle to find her place in his life as he grows increasingly obsessed and unlucky with gambling. Long Beach School for Adults, 3701 E. Willow St., Long Beach, (562) 997-8000. Fri., 7 p.m. $1 materials fee.

Snowball Effect
This documentary examines what happens when a ski resort decides to expand their operations on a mountain in Northern Arizona that is held as sacred by 13 different Native American tribes. A sacred-sites panel discussion will follow. Lecture Hall 150, Cal State Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, (213) 202-3970. Fri., 6 p.m. Parking, $4.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The original is still the best. Mel Stuart directs Gene Wilder in this sort of unsettling adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $6.50.

Mail your press releases (and a videotape or disc, if available) to Special Screenings, OC Weekly, 1666 N. Main St., Ste. 500, Santa Ana, CA 92701-7417. Or send e-mail to tchild@ocweekly.com. All materials must be received at least two weeks before the screening.


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