[Special Screenings] Local Showings of 'Who Killed the Electric Car?' and More

Movie of the Week:

Who Killed the Electric Car? Raising more questions than it answers, the film will leave you wondering: If GM could make 100 percent electric cars 10 years ago, why aren't there any available for sale today? Attallah Piazza, Chapman University, 1 University Dr., Orange, (714) 588-2513. Wed., 7 p.m. Free.

Also Showing:

Amhurst. Rebecca Cabot is plagued by the ghosts and memories of her troubled past in this supernatural thriller from local director Rocky Costanzo, which has been described as The Amityville Horrormeets The Shining. Huntington Beach Playhouse, 7111 Talbert Ave., Huntington Beach; www.amhurstmovie.com. Sat., 7 p.m.

Cars. In this charming animated film from Pixar, cars come to life. San Clemente Library, 242 Ave. del Mar, San Clemente, (949) 492-3493; www.ocpl.org. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

Forbidden Planet. Leslie Nielsen stars with Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis in this classic science-fiction film. Nielsen's Commander Adams is dispatched to investigate the mysterious disappearance of an extraterrestrial colony of scientists, Aliens-style. Brea Art Gallery, 1 Civic Center Circle, Ste. 1, Brea, (714) 990-7730. Call for day and time. $2.

The Tsunami Diaries: A Voyage to the Epicenter. The inspiring true story of two best friends who strike out on a quest to document the tsunami-related destruction in Indonesia. Forum Theater, Festival of the Arts Grounds, Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971, ext. 201; www.lagunaartmuseum.org. Fri., 7:30 p.m. $15;film society members,free.

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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