Special Screenings for May 19-26

2001: A Space Odyssey. See Warner Bros.’ 4K restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece for free—but only if you are a Frida member or guest. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., May 19, 7:30 p.m. Members must check in via the site to secure a seat. Follow prompts for a Frida annual membership ($50-$1,000).

The Craft: 20th Anniversary Screening. The 1996 teenage horror flick is presented by Mistress Azrael’s Sinema Screams as part of Frida’s Friday Night Freakout. Enjoy a specially decorated lobby and theater, tarot readings, a “fangtastic” floor show, goodies from the Dragon & the Rose metaphysical shop and “Bewitching Brews” and “Manon’s Magical Power Punch.” Guests are encouraged to “dress to depress” for a chance to win the “FEARce Fashion Contest” and “poisonous” prizes. Magical music, more drinks, photos and free cake follow. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$10.

Mission Viejo Film Festival. City-sponsored showcase of the family-friendly work of aspiring young filmmakers, with submission fees and donations going to the City of Hope. Audience Q&As with filmmakers follow each screening, and awards are presented after all are shown. Kaleidoscope Mall, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo; missionviejofilmfestival.com. Sat., Block 1 (young filmmakers), 12:30-1 p.m.; Block 2 (high school), 2-3:30 p.m.; Block 3 (college/independent), 5-6:30 p.m.; award ceremony, 7:30-8 p.m.; opportunity drawing, 8-9 p.m. Free.

Killer of Sheep. The 1978 drama about life in Watts was not released in theaters until 2007, when filmmakers finally received the rights to the music used in the film for $150,000. Charles Burnett, who wrote, produced, directed and shot the movie, participates in an audience Q&A after the screening. UC Irvine, McCormick Screening Room, 4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine; illuminations.uci.edu/events. Sat., 3:30 p.m. Free.

Teenage Mutant Pizza Party II: The Secret of the Ooze. See the original 1991 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, enjoy free pizza, play a trivia game, try to win prizes and get your photo taken with the Ninja Turtles (which will come out better if you wear a TMNT costume, too). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 4 p.m. $13-$15.

Zotfest. Ten of the best student-made short films from the past school year are shown, and then judges give out awards. The films (and their makers) are: Passé (Mengyuan He), Punch (Isaiah Walk), Recall (Jessica Lin), Beards (Iffanie Yang), Tell Me a Joke (Ryan Gonzales), The Watch (Matthew Randall), Yifu Yan (Gege Xu), In the Shadows (Russell Kawaguch), Hell of a Day (A Hells No Production), and From Agents With Coffee (E & E Studios). Formal attire is highly recommended for great pictures at the red-carpet ceremony afterward. The 17th-annual event was created by the collaborative filmmaking-and-networking group FADA (Film Arts Drama Alliance), which supports filmmaking opportunities for students of all majors. UC Irvine, HB 100, 4100 Humanities Gateway; www.fadauci.com. Sat., 5 p.m. Free.

The Lego Movie. This digitally animated kids film is pretty digestible for adults. It’s this week’s Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee, which begins with classic cartoons and a prize raffle. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

Lucia Di Lammermoor. Katie Mitchell’s opera-and-dance production of Donizetti’s story of an ongoing feud between two families in 17th century Scotland and the terrible consequences it has for two young lovers is shot on the Royal Opera House stage and beamed into theaters around the country. Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446; also Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Sun., 12:55 p.m.; Tues., 7 p.m. $14-$17.

Speciesism: The Movie. Living Vegan, which reserved the Irvine Ranch Water District screening space, presents Mark Devries’ documentary on the sometimes funny, sometimes frightening goings-on at America’s hidden factory farms. IRWD Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine; livingubuntu.org. Sun. Vegan refreshments, 6:30 p.m.; screening, 6:45 p.m.; discussion, 8:15 p.m. Free but RSVP.

Milk. In honor of Harvey Milk Day, it’s director Gus Van Sant’s critically acclaimed drama on the life of the gay-rights activist and politician, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California and the victim of murder by a fellow member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Milk won 2009 Academy Awards for Best Screenplay (Dustin Lance Black) and Best Actor (Sean Penn). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.

I Hope You Dance. Documentary about how music is transformative. Krikorian Metroplex 18 at Buena Park, 8290 La Palma Ave., Buena Park, (714) 826-7469; also at Krikorian San Clemente Cinema 6, 641-B Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, (949) 661-SHOW. Mon., 2 & 7 p.m. $12-$15; Regency Directors Cut Cinema at Rancho 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 10, 6721 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, (714) 893-4222. Mon., 2 & 7 p.m. $8-$10.

Chinatown. The 1974 Roman Polanski classic and arguably the best screenplay ever (by Robert Towne) follows private investigator Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) trying to unravel a mystery involving water, adultery and murder in Los Angeles of the late 1930s. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

The Widowmaker. Patrick Forbes’ documentary, presented by UC Irvine Health, explores whether America’s medical establishment may be needlessly condemning certain heart-attack victims to death. UC Irvine, Nelson Auditorium, 1003 Health Sciences Rd., Irvine; www.eventbrite.com/e/uc-irvine-health-present-the-widowmaker-documentary-tickets-25352728694?aff=ebapi. Thurs., May 26, 5 p.m. Free.

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