Fullerton's Magoski Arts Colony Is Orange County's Last, Best Hope for an Artist Shangri-La

The brick warehouse along Santa Fe Avenue in downtown Fullerton looks eerily still most nights, akin to the industrial wastelands of a Rust Belt city. The only people to pass by its sawtoothed roof and dimly lit sidewalk are college kids stumbling to and from Bootlegger's Brewery, beginning or ending another night of bacchanalia. But …

Not as Charming as You Think You Are [Special Screenings, Aug. 23-30]

Eighth Grade. Standup comic Bo Burnham’s writing and directing feature debut is about an introverted girl (Elsie Fisher) trying to survive her disastrous eighth-grade year before she is off to high school. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., Aug. 23, 11:50 a.m., 4:50 & 10 …

How Many Gigawatts Was That? [Special Screenings, July 19-26]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This documentary takes you to the heart of the late Fred Rogers’ career, which he dedicated to how best to speak with young kids, even beyond Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, his PBS children’s show. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., July 19, 11:45 a.m., …

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat [Special Screenings, June 21-28]

Andy Irons: Kissed By God. Surfing champ Andy Irons’ struggles with bipolar disorder and opioid addiction are covered in this documentary. The pride of Hawaii has said he hopes his story will dispel myths about two ferocious diseases. Regency Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, (949) 673-8350. Thurs., June 21. Call for times. $15; …

He Had It Coming [Special Screenings, May 17-24]

Let the Sunshine In. Claire Denis co-wrote and directed the 2017 rom-dramedy about a divorced Parisian artist and mother (Juliette Binoche) looking for true love. In French with English subtitles. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., May 17, 11:15 a.m., 1:50, 4:40, 7:15 & 9:30 …

He Had It Coming [Special Screenings, May 17-24]

Let the Sunshine In. Claire Denis co-wrote and directed the 2017 rom-dramedy about a divorced Parisian artist and mother (Juliette Binoche) looking for true love. In French with English subtitles. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., May 17, 11:15 a.m., 1:50, 4:40, 7:15 & 9:30 …

That Is Not a Golden Snitch [Special Screenings, May 3-10]

The Endless. Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s sci-fi mind-bender has them star ring as grown brothers who escaped a death cult as children. A cryptic video message inspires them to but return 10 years later. Cue the freakiness. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., May 3, 1:30, 4 & …

That Is Not a Golden Snitch [Special Screenings, May 3-10]

The Endless. Filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s sci-fi mind-bender has them star ring as grown brothers who escaped a death cult as children. A cryptic video message inspires them to but return 10 years later. Cue the freakiness. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., May 3, 1:30, 4 & …

Cleaning Up at This Parenting Thing [Special Screenings, April 26-May 3]

November. Rainer Sarnet’s award-winning surrealist fantasy drama is set in the 19th century in his home country of Estonia, where peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, who has eyes for a visiting German baroness. Things grow ever more complicated—we’re talking spirits, plagues, thieves, werewolves and an appearance by the Devil himself—in this black-and-white …

Cleaning Up at This Parenting Thing [Special Screenings, April 26-May 3]

November. Rainer Sarnet’s award-winning surrealist fantasy drama is set in the 19th century in his home country of Estonia, where peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans, who has eyes for a visiting German baroness. Things grow ever more complicated—we’re talking spirits, plagues, thieves, werewolves and an appearance by the Devil himself—in this black-and-white …

This Is the Dream! [Special Screenings, Jan. 25-Feb. 1]

Irvine International Film Festival. The seventh-annual event actually screens 70 short and feature-length films (whittled down from 1,400 submissions) in Costa Mesa as opposed to Irvine from Jan. 25 to Jan. 31. Features include Lasso, Evan Cecil’s slasher flick set at a remote rodeo; Flitzer (Streaker), Swiss-born German director Peter Luisi’s comedy; The Iconoclast, King …