Special Screenings for May 26-June 2

The Widowmaker. UC Irvine Health presents Patrick Forbes’ documentary about whether America’s medical establishment is needlessly condemning certain heart-attack victims to death. UC Irvine, Nelson Auditorium, 1003 Health Sciences Rd., Irvine; http://www.eventbrite.com/e/uc-irvine-health-present-the-widowmaker-documentary-tickets-25352728694. Thurs., May 26, 5 p.m. Free.

Short Film Fest. El Don Productions, the Santa Ana College filmmaking group, presents its first short-film festival. Ask the directors about what you just saw after the screenings of Jesse’s All Right, Boy and Girl, Mortals and Boogey. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 7:30 p.m. $5-$10.

The Exorcist: Extended Director’s Cut. Can William Friedkin’s extended cut of this 1973 classic, which Warner Bros. painstakingly remastered, make this OC Weekly Friday Night Freakouts presentation even freakier? Well, the original version certainly turned heads (and not just Regan’s). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11 p.m. $8-$10.

Only Yesterday. This Japanese anime masterpiece was made in 1991, but it’s only now getting a U.S. release. Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel, who did the English-language dub this year, voice Taeko and Toshio, respectively. They meet at a train station in 1982, and he helps her reconnect with her childhood. From Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro), Only Yesterday is “a breathtaking piece of art,” according to RogerEbert.com. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat.-Mon., 11 a.m. $8-$11.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Midnight Insanity strips down on Lingerie Night. Art Theatre; www.longbeachrockyhorror.com. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8-$11.

Babe. Calle Cuatro Sunday Matinee presents Chris Noonan’s 1995 family classic that had kids who watched it swearing off bacon forever. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 11 a.m. $1-$5.

The Rooster’s Silence. This is prominent Iranian journalist, historian and writer Massoud Behnoud’s documentary about Kaveh Golestan (1950-2007), an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker who was placed under house arrest and forbidden from leaving Tehran after the release of his 1991 film, Recording the Truth, which detailed how journalists suffer under the Islamic Republic’s censorship regime in Iran. Behnoud takes audience questions at this Center for Persian Studies and Culture event. UCI School of Humanities, McCormick Hall, 4100 Humanities Gateway, Irvine, (949) 824-6117. Wed., 6 p.m. Free.

Airplane! You may know this as a laugh-tacular screwball spoof of cheesy airport disaster flicks. I know it as the best film ever made about the 1970s. Regency South Coast Village, 1561 Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Digital Filmmaking Festival. Celebrate the best student films produced in the UC Irvine Digital Filmmaking program. UCI, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Arts Amphitheatre, 211 Mesa Arts Building, Irvine, (949) 824-3514; digifilmuci.com/festival. Wed., 8:30 p.m. Free.

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; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., June 2, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10.

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