'Peace Be the Journey' [Special Screenings, Aug. 11-19]

GEN Silent. Stu Maddux's acclaimed 2010 documentary about six LGBT seniors choosing whether to hide their sexuality to survive in Boston's long-term health-care system. Besides the screening, service providers are on-hand to answer questions at what may be the first official Orange County event geared toward LGBT seniors. Huntington Beach Senior Center, Central Park, 18041 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach; www.surfcity-hb.org. Thurs., Aug. 11, 6 p.m. Free, but email he**********@su*********.org to reserve a seat.

We Bought a Zoo. Matt Damon leads the cast as the head of a family that moves to the country and opens a wildlife park in this comedy. Rancho Las Lomas, 19191 Lawrence Canyon, Silverado, (949) 589-7900. Thurs., Aug. 11, 6 p.m. Free; parking, $6.

Chasing Gold. San Clemente filmmaker Brent Deal was not a standup paddler when he made his first two documentaries on the sport, H2indO and Decade of Dominance, which made their world premieres at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival. Since then, Deal has become the go-to SUP filmmaker, and the Newport Beach Film Festival presents the screening of his latest, which follows the U.S. team trying to win the Olympics-style, 2015 ISA World SUP and Paddleboarding Championships, neither of which had been won before by any team other than Australia's. Deal participates in an audience Q&A after the screening. Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach; www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/chasing-gold-special-screening-presented-newport-beach-film-festival. Thurs., Aug. 11, 7 p.m. $15.

Richard III. The Frida presents its first live-screening simulcast with London's legendary Almeida Theatre, whose artistic director, Rupert Goold, directs Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10; also at Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Sun. & Tues. Call theater for show times and ticket prices; and Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7 p.m. $14-$17.

The Little Prince. Animation more artsy than you're used to in a family flick helps to tell the story of a little girl pushed to excellence by her mother discovering an extraordinary new world thanks to her elderly neighbor, the Aviator. Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and Paul Rudd are among the many stars lending their voices. Well, “lending” for big paychecks, no doubt. Camino Real Park, 13602 Parkcenter Lane, Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., Aug. 11, 7:50 p.m. Free.

Where to Invade Next. El Centro Cultural de México, OC May Day Coalition and the Green Party of Orange County present Michael Moore's subversive comedy that has the creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine playing the role of an “invader” who visits nations to learn how the U.S. can improve its prospects. It turns out the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world—they're just waiting to be co-opted. Bring blankets, beach chairs or other portable seating, and you can purchase snacks and refreshments for the benefit of May Day 2017. Birch Park, 400 W. Third St., Santa Ana. Thurs., Aug. 11, 8 p.m. Free.

Space Jam. Michael Jordan posts up Bugs Bunny and throws an elbow into the bill of Daffy Duck, causing Porky Pig to go all Yosemite Sam on his ass. Los Alamos Park, 17901 Los Alamos St., Fountain Valley; www.fountainvalley.org/856/Special-Events. Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

Little Giants. Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill are brothers and rival pee wee football coaches in small-town Ohio. Whichever team has the tomboy will win. Inland Hills Church, 2190 N. Canal St., Orange, (714) 497-3453. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

Zootopia. Yet another recent toon with funny people voicing animals (or is it vice versa?). Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Dr., Irvine, (949) 923-2220. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

Up. I want to say I saw this animated entry and that Ed Asner was great voicing an old guy (such a stretch!), but damn if I can remember the story. Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest; ca-lakeforest.civicplus.com. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free.

Despicable Me 2. Animated franchise has Steve Carrell returning as a former evil villain who is constantly asked what's the deal with Angie Tribeca. Oeste Park, 2300 W. Lambert Rd., La Habra, (562) 383-4205. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free.

Goosebumps. Author R.L. Stine makes a cameo as Mr. Black and says hello to Mr. Stine, played by Jack Black. Mind = blown. Placentia Champions Sports Complex, 505 N. Jefferson, Placentia, (714) 993-8232. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

Inside Out. This 2015 Pixar animated flick had kids reaching for the scalpels because a happy, hockey-loving, 11-year-old Midwestern girl (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) experienced the basic emotions inside her gradually coming to life. Pearson Park Amphitheatre, 401 N. Lemon St., Anaheim, (714) 765-5274. Fri., 8 p.m. Free.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The second Friday of every month, live shadow-cast troupe KAOS performs “The Time Warp” and other classic Rocky moments simultaneously with what's flashed onscreen at the Frida. That makes this 24th performance special because my California public-school math education informs that it's their second-anniversary show. Sure enough, everyone's favorite all-costumed, all-dancing, all-lip-syncing troupe promises an anniversary party to remember, complete with prizes and surprises, but hopefully no ISIS. Forget to bring your newspapers, rubber gloves, playing cards and/or toilet paper? Damn it, Janet, don't sweat it: Prop Bags on sale at every Rocky Horror event for $2 support the KAOS costume and prop budget. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11:30 p.m. $8-$10.


Raiders of the Lost Ark With Pacific Symphony. The first film in the Indiana Jones series plays in full on a big screen, as Pacific Symphony and conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos perform John Williams' rousing score live. Irvine Meadows, 8808 Irvine Center Dr., Irvine, (714) 755-5788; www.pacificsymphony.org. Sat., 8 p.m. $23-$50.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. The Calle Cuatro matinee series presents a pretty fine toon, as far as toons go, but it needs more James Caan. It's about a genius creating an invention that turns water into food, which is great until the thing winds up in the atmosphere. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

The Business of Recovery. With the collision of business and recovery playing out in the debate over sober-living homes in Costa Mesa, what better place to show Adam Finberg's examination of the untold billions that are being made off families in crisis? With little regulation or science, the addiction-treatment industry has become a cash cow that continues to grow while the addiction death rates continue to rise, argues the 2015 documentary presented by the nonprofit Orange County Needle Exchange Program. Starlight Triangle Cinemas at the Triangle, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa; www.ocnep.org. Sun., 4 p.m. $12.

The Croods. Animated flick about prehistoric cave people trekking through a fantastical world. Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and freakazoid Nic Cage supply the voices. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (949) 425-3861; also at Anaheim Hills 14, 8030 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, (714) 282-5953; Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, 13782 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4078; and Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Max. Not to be confused with the semi-historical 2002 film about a youngish Adolf Hitler, this 2015 family adventure drama has a dog helping Marines fighting in Afghanistan. Heel, Hitler! Krikorian's Buena Park Metroplex 18, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, (714) 826-2152. Tues., 10 a.m. Free (sponsored by Buena Park Downtown); also at Krikorian's San Clemente Cinema 6, 641B Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 661-7469. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Paddington. In this animated British-French family flick, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home after a deadly earthquake destroys his home in a Peruvian rainforest. So why do they call the bear “Paddington”? Duh—because he's named for the London train station. Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange; www.cinemark.com. Tues., 10 a.m. $1; also at Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach; www.cinemark.com. Tues.-Thurs., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. $1.

Bee Movie. Kids learn the truth about how the actions of their parents and grandparents have led to Sudden Colony Collapse. Jerry Seinfeld voices a bee suing humanity for stealing and eating honey in this animated family movie. Regency Charter Centre Cinemas, 7822 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, (714) 596-3456. Tues., 10:30 a.m. $2.

Dr. Suess' The Lorax. More animation about a 12-year-old boy (Zac Efron), who must learn about his world's creature protector the Lorax (Danny DeVito) to win the affections of a girl (Taylor Swift), who will no doubt write a damning song about the boy after they break up. Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (949) 425-3861; also at Anaheim Hills 14, (714) 282-5953; Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, (844) 462-7342; Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, (949) 582-4078; and Metro Pointe Stadium 12, (714) 428-0962. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

Beautiful Creatures. Teen Book to Movie Club presents Richard LaGravenese's adaptation of the first young adult novel in Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Caster Chronicles series. Gatlin, South Carolina, teen Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) is drawn to newcomer Lena (Alice Englert) despite the destruction that seems to surround her. Women! Fullerton Main Library, Teen Area, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6334. Wed., 4 p.m. Free.


Cool Runnings. Can you guess the title of the last John Candy film released during his lifetime? Was having the question in this entry too much of a giveaway? In Jon Turteltaub's movie loosely based on the Jamaican national bobsled team's debut at the 1988 Winter Olympics, Candy plays a two-time American bobsled team gold medalist who is recruited by an old friend's son to coach the inexperienced Jamaican team. Pacific City, Level Two, near Smocking Birds and Ocean Blue Art + Design, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach; www.gopacificcity.com/events/. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.

Minions. It's the movie based on the characters found in Happy Meals. Village Green Park, 12732 Main St., Garden Grove, (714) 741-5200. Wed. Activities, 6:30 p.m.; movie, 8 p.m. Free.

North By Northwest. Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller has Cary Grant chased all over the country by baddies due to mistaken identity, and more impressive than the Mt. Rushmore set, luscious Eva Marie Saint and the famous crop-duster scene is how Grant's Roger Thornhill does it all in the same suit, which only requires one quick press. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Casino Royale. With the Burt Bacharach smash hit “The Look of Love”; legend John Huston among the many directors; and Orson Welles, Ursula Andress, David Niven, Woody Allen and the genius comic actor Peter Sellers among the many stars, what could possibly go wrong with this 1967 James Bond spoof? Sadly, everything. Fullerton Main Library, Osborne Auditorium (Room B), (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Aug. 18, 1 p.m. Free.

White Heat. “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” is one of the all-time great movie quotes, coming from the mouth of James Cagney as he plays a brutal gang leader who is married to a blond bombshell (Virginia Mayo), but lives for his mother (Margaret Wycherly). A botched train robbery lands him in prison, Ma dies while he's inside, and he busts out with his cellmate (Edmond O'Brien), who is actually a law-enforcement plant. Raoul Walsh directed this 1949 film noir. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971. Thurs., Aug. 18, 7 p.m. $5-$7.

Snuff. OC Weekly art writer and theater trouper Dave Barton's film makes its premiere. See “Snuff Is Painful and Messy and Brutal.” The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Kung Fu Panda 3. It takes a village to fight to save kung fu, as Po tells villagers in one of the few Jack Black movies that his kids can watch. Frontier Park, 1400 Mitchell Ave., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., Aug. 18, 7:50 p.m. Free.

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