Special Screenings for June 2 to 9

As I Am: The Life and Time$ of DJ AM. Kevin Kerslake’s new documentary gives a comprehensive, compassionate look at one of the world’s first truly superstar DJs, Adam Goldstein (a.k.a. DJ AM). The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., June 2, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10; also at Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, (714) 826-7469. Tues., 8 p.m. $9.25-$12.

Only Lovers Left Alive. Jim Jarmusch Week at the Frida kicks off with Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as lovers and vampires separated by continents and complicated by her sister. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$10.

Coffee and Cigarettes. Up next during Jim Jarmusch Week at the Frida are these 11 vignettes about human interactions over coffee and cigarettes. Bill Murray, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, and the White Stripes’ Jack and Meg White are among the stars. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat.-Sun., 11:30 a.m. $8-$10.

Stranger Than Paradise. Jarmusch Week continues with a rootless Hungarian émigré (John Lurie), his pal (Richard Edson) and a visiting 16-year-old cousin (Eszter Balint) traversing New York City, Cleveland and an anonymous Florida suburb in what’s considered a minimalist masterpiece. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 1:30 p.m.; Sun., 6:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Down By Law. Jim Jarmusch Week keeps chugging with an adventure that happens after three men—Tom Waits, John Lurie and Roberto Benigni—come together in a Louisiana prison. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 3:30 p.m.; Sun., 4 p.m. $8-$10.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai. The Jarmusch-a-thon continues with Forest Whitaker playing a small-time hood’s contract killer who is mighty handy with the samurai sword. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 5:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Fondly remember the shape-shifting David Bowie through a live, outdoor musical tribute from Long Beach band Move, followed by a viewing of D.A. Pennebaker’s concert documentary on a July 1973 Bowie performance at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, where the rock god was at the height of his powers. Picnic baskets, blankets and low-backed chairs welcome. Food trucks will be onsite. In the event of rain, the event will be canceled and all tickets refunded. Lola’s Outdoor Retro Cinema at Sunnyside Cemetery, 1095 E. Willow St., Long Beach; www.facebook.com/lbcinematheque. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $12-$15; children younger than 5 and card-carrying members of the Frida Cinema, free. Parking and seating are first-come, first served; gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Mystery Train. It’s big-time idolization of Jim Jarmusch based on the number of screenings of what’s considered among his best films. Immigrants from the U.K., Japan and Italy converge on Memphis, Tennessee, for different reasons. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 10 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., June 9, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Midnight Insanity does the shadow casting. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8-$11.

Broken Flowers. Another Jarmusch Week-er with Bill Murray’s computer magnate visiting ex-girlfriends to determine which sent him an anonymous letter revealing he has a son he never knew about. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 8:30 p.m.; Thurs., June 9, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Night On Earth. Jarmusch’s story device for this 1991 film was putting characters—played by Winona Rider, Gena Rowlands and Roberto Benigni, among others—in five different stories in cabs in different cities around the world. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 8:30 p.m.; Thurs., June 9, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Saving Private Ryan. Directors Cut Cinema’s Flashback Tuesday summer sessions kicks off with Steven Spielberg’s gritty war picture about soldiers led by Tom Hanks on a mission to find a paratrooper whose brothers died in combat. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Vertigo. Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 psychological thriller starring Jimmy Stewart opened to so-so box office and mixed reviews. After careful consideration over the years, critics now regard Vertigo as among Hitch’s best films. Sight & Sound‘s 2012 poll of the greatest films of all time had it in first, displacing Citizen Kane from the position it had occupied since 1962. No wonder Orson Welles hated Vertigo. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

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