The Skin I Live In. The Pedro Almodóvar retrospective continues with his 2011 thriller about a renowned surgeon (Antonio Banderas) keeping a woman (Elena Anaya) as a guinea pig in his home so he can create “the perfect skin”—impervious to burn or injury—after losing his wife to a horrific car crash. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Ste. 100, Santa Ana, (714) 285-9422; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Sept. 26, 2:30, 6 & 8:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:30 & 5 p.m. $7-$10.50.
Anime Afternoons. Come watch and discuss anime favorites. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6333. Thurs. & Thurs., Sept. 26 & Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Free.
Catalina Film Festival. The ninth-annual fest continues in Long Beach, moves to Santa Catalina Island, then ends in Long Beach. Screening on the mainland is a Wes Craven Horror Block and Joe Raffa’s Dark Harbor, which is billed as “a modern Hitchcockian thriller” about a Maine native who comes home from the big city when her father dies and finds herself in the center of his secret life. Joel McHale and Jessica Sipos star. An Evening Thriller Party follows. The fest then moves to Catalina for more movies, panel discussions and events through Saturday, including the world premiere of Badland starring Mira Sorvino, who will be on hand to accept an award. Finally, the fest returns to Long Beach for screenings of Best of Fest winning films and a closing party. New this year is a streaming channel where you can watch all 64 official selections for 30 days for $7.99. (Visit filmfestivalflix.com/festival/catalina-film-channel/.) Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach; www.catalinafilm.org. Thurs., Sept. 26, 6 p.m. $49 (all events that day); Sun., noon. $39 (all events); also at Various locations; www.catalinafilm.org. Fri.-Sat. Visit website for event details, locations, times and ticket prices.
The Shining. It’s a remastered 4K version of Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece (that Stephen King would say is too loosely based on his novel). A writer (Jack Nicholson) brings his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd) with him to look over the elegant Overlook Hotel deep in the Colorado Rockies in the wintery off-season. Let’s just say things take a turn. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, 32401 Golden Lantern St., Laguna Niguel, (949) 373-7900. Thurs., Sept. 26 & Tues., 7:30 p.m. $10; also at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 835-1888. Thurs., Sept. 26 & Tues., 7:30 p.m. $10.
Finding Farideh. UC Irvine Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture’s Docunight presentation is Kourosh Ataee and Azadeh Moussavi’s film about a young Iranian woman returning to her motherland for the first time since she was 6 months old. Abandoned in a holy shrine in Iran in 1976, Farideh was adopted by a Dutch couple and raised in the Netherlands. She travels to Iran to meet three families who claim to be her biological family. In Persian with English subtitles. A wine and snacks reception follows the film; RSVP required. UC Irvine, McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway 1070, Irvine, (949) 824-3638. Thurs., Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Where’s My Roy Cohn? Matt Tyrnauer’s new documentary is on one of the most controversial and influential Americans of the 20th century: unscrupulous lawyer and ruthless political power broker Roy Cohn. His 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joe McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real-estate developer named Donald Trump. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Opens Fri. Call theater for show times. $9.50-$12.
American Psycho. LA Arts Society presents Mary Harron’s 2000 crime drama, which she and Guinevere Turner adapted from the Bret Easton Ellis novel. Big-shot investment banker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) moonlights as a butcher—of his firm’s associates while Huey Lewis and the News music blares. A Psycho Killer Pre-show has the Frida lobby decked out like a New Wave club and Bateman’s favorite videos running on the big screen. Turner participates in a post-screening audience Q&A. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 6:30 p.m. (pre-show); 7 p.m. (movie). $15.
4DX: Matrix. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Wachowskis’ sci-fi classic by seeing it presented for the first time in 4DX, an immersive cinematic experience that makes viewers feel as if they are “in” the movie. In 1999’s The Matrix, a computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. Edwards Irvine Spectrum, 500 Spectrum Center Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342. Fri.-Wed., 7:30 & 11 p.m. Call for ticket prices.
Mandy. In Panos Cosmatos’ agonizing 2018 thriller, a broken and haunted man (Nicolas Cage, channeling Nicolas Cage) hunts in the Pacific Northwest wilderness for a religious sect that slaughtered the love of his life, Mandy (Andrea Riseborough). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Sat., 10 p.m.; Sun., 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.
Huntington Beach Film Festival. See “Huntington Beach Film Festival Rolls With the Changes.” Huntington Beach High School theater, 1905 Main St., Huntington Beach; hbfilmfest.com. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $2.50-$20.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy. It’s an encore presentation of the extended-edition, 4K digital prints of all three smash movies to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the third installment from Peter Jackson’s franchise. From 2001 comes The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, in which young Hobbit Frodo (Elijah Wood) is entrusted with an ancient ring—before embarking on an epic quest to destroy it. Then comes a 35-minute lunch break before the 2002 sequel The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, with Frodo and Sam (Sean Astin) continuing on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring. Next comes a 50-minute dinner break before 2003’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, in which Gandalf (Ian McKellan) and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) lead the World of Men against Sauron’s army to distract from Frodo and Sam approaching Mount Doom with the One Ring.There will be a 35-minute lunch and a 50-minute dinner break. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 11:30 a.m. $20; food is extra.
Say Amen, Somebody. George T. Nierenberg’s much-lauded 1982 documentary, which dives into gospel music, has been restored visually and sonically. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., noon, 2:30 & 5 p.m.; Sun., 5 p.m.; Mon., 2:30, 5 & 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.
Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary. Celebrate the quarter-century anniversary of the hit NBC sitcom with a 12-episode marathon. This is being beamed into theaters nationwide, and the AMC Orange 30 is among a select number to have the famous Central Perk sofa in the lobby for picture taking. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sat. & Wed., 7 p.m. $14.
Disney Pixar in Concert. This high-definition, multimedia family show features montages of memorable clips from Pixar’s 14 films—including Cars, WALL-E, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and Brave—accompanied live by an orchestra. Michael Giacchino, the composer for Pixar’s Up and The Incredibles, and Brave co-director Mark Andrews join Chapman professor William Kroyer for a pre-show discussion and audience Q&A on “Film Animation and Composing.” Chapman University, Musco Center for the Arts, 1 University Dr., Orange, (844) 626-8726; muscocenter.org. Sat., 6 p.m. (pre-show). Free; 7:30 p.m. (concert). $33-$63.
Spence Jr. vs. Porter. Boxing champions Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. and “Showtime” Shawn Porter fight for the unified welterweight title in this live broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 6 p.m. $22.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The pioneering midnight movie starts with the car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and assorted freaks, including a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Live shadow-cast troupe Midnight Insanity performs. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $9-$12.
Snoopy, Come Home. Bill Melendez’s 1972 animated treat has been remastered in 2K. The regal beagle must decide whether his real home is with Charlie Brown or his former owner, who summoned Snoops to stay with her while she is hospitalized alone. Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 373-4573. Sun., 1 p.m. $10-$11.25; also at Starlight Cinema City, 5635 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (714) 970-6700; starlightcinemas.com. Sun., 11 a.m. $5; Thurs., Oct. 3, 4 p.m. $6-$8; The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., noon & 2 p.m. $7.50; Thurs., Oct. 3, 2:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50; and Regency Westminster, 6721 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, (714) 893-4222. Sun., noon. $6.50.
The Secret World of Arrietty. GKIDS and Fathom Events’ Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 continues with Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s 2010 anime set in the secret world hidden beneath the floorboards, where little people called Borrowers live out of sight of humans. But after tiny Arrietty is discovered and befriended by human boy Shawn, they embark on an extraordinary adventure. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 12:55 p.m. (English dubbed); Mon., 7 p.m. (English-subtitled). $12.50.
Promare. Hiroyuki Imaishi’s new anime is set 30 years since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutants who destroyed half the world with fire. The arrival of an aggressive Mad Burnish group sets up an epic battle with the anti-Burnish Burning Rescue. Presented in Japanese with English subtitles. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.
Clue. Teen Movie Night presents Jonathan Lynn’s 1985 comedy-mystery based on the board game. Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery. The cast includes Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Martin Mull and Christopher Lloyd. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6333. Tues., 6 p.m. Free.
Little Shop of Horrors: The Director’s Cut. It’s the 1986 remake the way director Frank Oz wanted you to see it. Meek flower-shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for busty co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood that Seymour must keep supplying. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, (949) 373-7900; also at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, (949) 835-1888. Tues., 7 p.m. $10.
A Clockwork Orange. Stanley Kubrick’s masterful 1971 adaptation of Anthony Burgess mixes hyper-reality with ultra-violence as Alex DeLarge (Malcolm McDowell) and his merry band of Droogs set out on a mini-crime spree across futuristic London. This eventually lands our narrator in an experimental aversion-therapy program that is every bit as horrific as a Donald Trump tweet. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.
The Slumber Party Massacre Double Feature. Kick off the season of the witch first with Amy Jones’ 1982 horror flick The Slumber Party Massacre, in which teen girls have their sleepover interrupted by the Driller Killer, who escaped from prison and has armed himself with a power tool. Deborah Brock’s 1987 sequel, Slumber Party II, is a musical that picks up where the original left off. A survivor of the original horror tries to suppress her night terrors with a weekend away with friends. You’ll never guess who materializes. . . . Attendees in pajamas get a free soft drink. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Tues., 7:30 p.m.; Wed., 8 p.m. $10.
Yesterday. FPL Arthouse presents this musical comedy, fresh from the cineplexes, that is about a struggling musician who discovers he is the only person in the world to remember the Beatles. Playing their songs, he becomes a sensation. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6333. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl. This new anime is set in Fujisawa, where a high-school boy spends blissful days with his girlfriend—until his first crush shows up to form a complicated love triangle. Various theaters; www.fandango.com. Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. Visit website for ticket prices.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. It’s the second half of the seventh and final cinematic adventure with Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) sent to track down the secret to Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) immortality and destroy the Horcruxes. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.
Roger Waters: Us + Them. Shows in Amsterdam by the Pink Floyd co-founder are presented in state-of-the-art sound and visuals. Waters performs songs from Floyd’s The Wall and The Dark Side of the Moon as well as his latest solo release, Is This the Life We Really Want? Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, (949) 373-7900; also at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, (949) 835-1888.Wed., 7 p.m. $12-$20.50; Regency Westminster, (714) 893-4222. Wed., 7 p.m. $8.50-$10.50; and Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Donald Sutherland leads the cast of Philip Kaufman’s 1978 horror/sci-fi flick about San Franciscoans who discover the human race is being replaced, one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6333. Thurs., Oct. 3, 1 p.m. Free.
Mia Madre. Italian Movie Night presents Nanni Moretti’s 2015 drama, which is about a film director (Margherita Buy) dealing with the inevitable but still unacceptable loss of her mother. Presented in Italian with English subtitles. Regency San Juan Capistrano, 26762 Verdugo St., San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Thurs., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. $10.
The Beyond. Lucio Fulci’s 1981 chiller is about a young woman restoring an old hotel she inherited—and discovering she inherited oh-so-much more than that. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Oct. 3, 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.
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