Special Screenings for May 12-19

Digital Arts Thesis Screenings. The lineup includes Aeon, Bayou, Carved, For Old Time’s Sake, Groomed, Gavin: The Goatumentary, The Mascot Minute, Mictlan, Mor, Pigbot, Sheep Deprived, Spectrals, The Wing Man, and Zone 51-Design PackageChapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange; events.chapman.edu. Thurs., May 12, 7 p.m. Free.

The Illusionists. Cinema Orange, the Orange County Museum of Art and Newport Beach Film Festival partnership, presents a documentary on the unrealistic images that multibillion-dollar industries promote. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 759-1122. Fri., 7 p.m. Free, but the event is fully reserved. Get on a waitlist beginning at 5 p.m., and as seats become available, service will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.

Senior Thesis Film Screenings. The lineup features Eden, Cronus, Flowereyes, and Footlights. Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater; chapman.edu/dodge. Fri., 7 p.m. Free.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Summer Camp Massacre. Live shadowcasters K.A.O.S. present a tribute to horror, especially those from the genre in which camp counselors become prey. The Frida Cinema, 305 Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11:30 p.m. $8-$10.

Graduate Thesis Screenings. The lineup here includes Angeltown, Big Sister, Death in One Day, Metanoia, and Safe Harbor. Chapman’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Folino Theater; chapman.edu/dodge. Sat., 7 p.m. Free.

The Black Stallion. Carroll Ballard’s Oscar-winning 1979 masterpiece based on Walter Farley’s classic 1941 children’s novel screens as part of the Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee Film Series. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

I Hope You Dance. Documentary about how music is spiritually transformative. Plus, direct from New York, Kathie Lee Gifford hosts an all-star panel discussion with Joel Osteen, Graham Nash, Vince Gill, Dr. Maya Angelou, Lee Ann Womack and Brian Wilson. Krikorian Metroplex 18, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, (714) 826-7469 and Krikorian San Clemente, 641-B Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 661-SHOW. Mon., 2 & 7 p.m. $12-$15. Also at Regency Directors Cut Cinema, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Mon. 2 & 7 p.m. $9.75-$12.50; Regency San Juan Capistrano, 26762 Verdugo St., San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Mon., 2 & 7 p.m. $10-$12.50; Regency Westminster, 6721 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, (714) 893-4222. Mon., 2 & 7 p.m. $8-$10.

Highway to Havasu. Two childhood friends kidnap a third pal, steal their auto-shop teacher’s RV and head to the River (as it’s always been known to me) for an epic spring break. Jeff Janke’s coming-of-rager won Best Comedy Film and the People’s Choice Award at the most recent Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon., 7:30 p.m. $12.

Time Chasers. It’s a repeat of the earlier, live, in-theater skewering by MST3K‘s Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of the sci-fi “classic” in which a man time travels with the help of an airplane and his beloved Commodore 64. Various Orange County theaters; www.rifftrax.com. Tues, 8 p.m. $10.50-$15.

It Happened One Night. See evidence that Clark Gable was underappreciated for his comedy chops in Frank Capra’s 1934 classic that also stars a smoldering Claudette Colbert. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $8.

Nite Fix and Drive. See the eight-minute short film from Frida volunteer Trevor Dillon’s Ghost Party Productions about a young woman satisfying her inner demons. Then it’s the 2011 homage to the Michael Mann films of the ’80s that won Nicolas Winding Refn the Best Director award at Cannes and was a (literal) star vehicle for Ryan Gosling. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $8-10.

Selma. See the historical drama on the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, and then hear cinematographer Bradford Young talk about it with Desha Dauchan, UC Irvine Film & Media Studies lecturer. UC Irvine, McCormick Screening Room, 4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine; illuminations.uci.edu/events. Thurs., May 19, 4 p.m. Free, but RSVP required.

2001: A Space Odyssey. You can see Warner Bros.’ 4K restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece for free—if you are a Frida member or a guest of one. Dave. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., May 19, 7:30 p.m. Members check in via the site to secure a seat or follow prompts to become a member.

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