Special Screenings for April 14-21

Student Documentaries. Undergrads from Chapman University’s Wildlife and Environmental Filmmaking as well as New York and Washington, D.C., classes share their footage. Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Cloobeck Screening Room, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange, (714) 997-6765. Thurs., April 14, 7 p.m. Free.

Divorzio all’Italiana (Divorce Italian Style). Santiago Canyon College’s Languages Department kicks off its International Film Festival on three consecutive Fridays with Pietro Germi’s 1962 romantic dramedy. Santiago Canyon College, Bldg. D, Room 101, 8045 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 628-4938; sccollege.edu/internationalfilmfestival. Fri., 6 p.m. Free.

Eva Hesse. The Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Cinema Orange present a documentary on one of America’s foremost postwar artists. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 759-1122. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

Senior Thesis Film Screenings. The lineup includes Alchemy, Ambulance, Any Elsewhere and The Ups. Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater; chapman.edu/dodge. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

Hausu (House). OC Weekly‘s Friday Night Freakout is director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s gonzo 1977 Japanese horror classic. The Frida Cinema, 305 Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$10.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Frida’s Shakespeare At 400 series presents this very-accessible 1971 adaptation. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 1:30 p.m. Free.

Diana Montero Shorts. See the Cuban director’s short films, then ask her questions at this Latin American Film Festival presentation. UC Irvine’s School of Humanities, McCormick Screening Room, West Peltason and Campus drives, Irvine, (949) 824-6117; latinamericanfilmfest.blogspot.com. Sat., 5 p.m. Free.

Graduate Thesis Film Screenings. See Berserk; Blue Eyes; Faceless, But Remembered; Mountain Stream; and Rocket. Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater; chapman.edu/dodge. Sat., 7 p.m. Free.

Selena. DeColores Queer OC and Frida celebrate late singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez’s 45th birthday with the 1997 biopic and, if you are 21 or older, special Selena-themed cocktails. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 8:30 p.m. VIP wristband (includes many extras), $35; $15.

Rude Boy. Director Gabriel L. Zavala Jr.’s tale is about a Mexican-American teen who is out of sorts in 1984 Orange County until he discovers ska and Vespas. This screening is dedicated to John Fackeldey (“Big John” in the movie), who died Feb. 5. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 8:30 p.m. $10.

Jurassic Park. It’s the 1993 Steven Spielberg epic that launched yet another one of his popcorn-movie franchises. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

Around the Campus In 60 Seconds: Celebrating Student Films About UCI. Film and Media Studies professor Peter Krapp shows how student filmmakers have depicted the university. UC Irvine, A311 Student Center, Viewpoint Gallery; sites.uci.edu/pereira/gallery-talks. Wed., noon. Free; RSVP requested.

A dios momo (Goodbye Momo). UCI’s Latin American Film Festival presents this 2006 documentary on Uruguay’s youth, dreams and crushing poverty. School of Humanities, McCormick Screening Room, (949) 824-6117; latinamericanfilmfest.blogspot.com. Wed., 5 p.m. Free.

Moving Across the Diaspora: Black Visual Storytelling. The Latin American Film Festival closes with clips and a discussion with directors and performers Kumi Akuma, Jalise Beaman and Storyboard P. School of Humanities, McCormick Screening Room, (949) 824-6117; latinamericanfilmfest.blogspot.com. Thurs., April 21, 5 p.m. Free.

Blue Velvet. See the new master print of David Lynch’s creepy masterpiece, eat hors d’oeuvres by chef Richard Espinachio, hear a live musical tribute to Lynch performed and curated by Alyssandra Nighswonger, and take home a 30th anniversary Blue Velvet poster—all to raise funds for new Frida screens. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org/event/blue-velvet-30th-anniversary-fundraiser/. Thurs., April 21, 7 p.m. $25.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Sneak peek of the Lonely Island comedy about singer/rapper Conner4Real (Andy Samberg), who’s facing a crisis after his sophomore album flops. Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater, (714) 997-6765. Thurs., April 21, 7 p.m. Free.

Newport Beach Film Festival. See the articles in our Feature and Film sections. Various locations in Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach; newportbeachfilmfest.com. April 21-28.


Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reunion. RiffTrax, the in-theater experience that sprang from MST3K, celebrates its 10th anniversary by bringing together the entire principal cast, including creator and original host Joel Hodgson. Tickets go on sale Friday for the June 28 show that will be broadcast live to theaters nationwide. RiffTrax.com/MST3KReunion.

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