Santa Sangre (Holy Blood). In Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1989 surreal shocker, a former circus performer (his son Axel Jodorowsky) leaves a mental institution for the arms of his mother (Blanca Guerra)—although she has no arms because her philandering husband cut them off. The son supplies “her arms” as she seeks revenge. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Sat., 11 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.
From Ashes to Eden: An Immigrant’s Story. Jahangir Golestan-Parast’s 2018 documentary follows Iranian-born American Amir Dialameh, who tries to rehabilitate a hillside in the country’s largest city park in the midst of racial and cultural injustice. An audience Q&A with the director follows. Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3677; bowers.org. Sat., 1:30 p.m. $10-$15.
Fantastic Fungi. It’s an encore presentation of Louie Schwartzberg’s new documentary about an organism that feeds you, heals you, reveals secrets of the universe and could help save the planet. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sun., 11 a.m. $9-$10.
When Harry Met Sally . . . It’s a 30th-anniversary screening of Rob Reiner’s 1989 rom-dramedy about platonic pals (Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal) who keep running into each other. They may become more than friends after a climactic New Year’s Eve party. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sun. & Tues., 4 & 7 p.m. $10-$13.25.
The Color Purple. Frida Volunteer of the Month Leonardo Ostergren chose for everyone’s viewing Steven Spielberg’s 1985 drama that was adapted from Alice Walker’s novel. A black Southern woman (Golden Globe winner Whoopi Goldberg) struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father (Adolph Caesar), her husband (Danny Glover) and others over four decades. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 5 p.m.; Mon.-Tues., 8 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.
Faustina: Love and Mercy. Shot in the U.S., Poland and Lithuania, Michal Kondrat’s recent docu-drama tells the story of Faustina Kowalska, who says Jesus appeared before her in 1931 and asked her to paint his image with the phrase “Jesus, I trust in you.” Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Mon., 7 p.m. $15.
The Best of Enemies. In Robin Bissell’s historical bio-drama from earlier this year, civil-rights activist Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) and KKK leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell) face off over school integration in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.
Gundam 40th Anniversary Celebration: Char’s Counterattack. Mobile suit pilots Amuro and Char, who fought together against Titans after the Jion’s independency war, must face each other in a fateful duel in which life on Earth lies in the balance. The screening event includes Anime NYC 2019 footage and an exclusive interview with Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of the Gundam anime franchise. Subtitled in English. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Dec. 5, 7 p.m. $15.
La Befana Vien di Notte (The Legend of the Christmas Witch). Italian Movie Night presents Michele Soavi’s 2018 comedy. An ordinary primary-school teacher (Paola Cortellesi) turns into a witch at night and brings gifts to the good kids. Subtitled in English. Regency San Juan Capistrano, 26762 Verdugo St., San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Thurs., Dec. 5, 7 p.m. $10.
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