Special Screenings for April 1 to 7

Senior Thesis Film Screenings. See the work of the next generation of J.J. Abramses. Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange. Fri., 7 p.m. Free; first come, first seated.

Oldboy. OC Weekly‘s “Friday Night Freakouts: April Fool’s Edition” pick is Park Chan-wook’s 2003 neo-noir masterpiece that had me thinking, “These Koreans are onto something.” The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$10.

UHF. Twenty-seven years ago, the comedy about a low-budget TV station that stars and was co-written by “Weird Al” Yankovic bombed. Now, Midnight Insanity hails its anniversary in Downtown Long Beach’s First Friday Cult Classics series. The Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; facebook.com/firstfridaycultclassics. Fri., 11 p.m. Call for ticket price.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The March 18 “quote-along” screening of Rainbow Releasing’s restoration of the 1975 cult classic was so amazing that Frida mounts two afternoon encores. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat.-Sun., 1:30 p.m. $8-$10.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic about the bug-eyed, phallic-fingered extraterrestrial lizard king screens as part of the Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee series presented by Frida and the Santa Ana Business Council. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

RaĆ­ces de Mi Corazon (Roots of My Heart). UC Irvine’s Latin American Film Festival screens this independently produced short drama from 2001. It was the first film in Cuban media to deal with the 1912 massacre of thousands of members of the Independents of Color, the hemisphere’s first black political party outside Haiti. McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway 1070, UC Irvine, West Peltason and Campus drives, Irvine, (949) 824-6117. Wed., 4 p.m. Call for ticket price.

Bush Mama. See the story of Dorothy, a pregnant welfare recipient in Watts, and then hear director Haile Gerima talk about her as part of the UCI African American Studies’ African American Film Festival. McCormick Screening Room, (949) 824-6117. Thurs., April 7, 4 p.m. Call for ticket price.

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