Things to do, movies, LA, OC: “Star Trek II”, Mother’s Day

Find a movie with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, playing in theaters, drive-ins, and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and COVID-19 protocols.

‘And all that’
Roy Scheider plays a Bob Fosse-like director-choreographer in Fosse’s semi-autobiographical showbiz drama. With Jessica Lange and Ben Vereen. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 7:30 p.m. May 6, 4:30 p.m. May 7-8. $10.50.

“The Battle of Algiers”
Algerian rebels resist French government forces by all means in this gripping 1966 docudrama directed by Gillo Pontecorvo. In Arabic and French with English subtitles. Presented in 35mm. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 8 p.m. May 12. $14, $16.

“Beauty of the Day”
Catherine Deneuve stars a bored housewife who takes on a side gig as a sex worker in a schmancy Paris brothel in Luis Buñuel’s always shocking 1967 fable. In French and Spanish with English subtitles. Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $7. (310) 473-8530.

“The emigrants”
Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow play a married couple in 19th-century Sweden dreaming of a better life in America in Jan Troell’s moving 1971 historical drama. In Swedish with English subtitles. Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA; Laemmle Glendale, 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale; Laemmle Playhouse 7, 673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena; Laemmle Newhall, 22500 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. 7 p.m. May 11. $12.50.

Hippos and alligators and centaurs, oh my! You get it all and Mickey Mouse too, in Disney’s 1940 animated anthology set to music by Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, et al. The Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 7:15 p.m. May 6; 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on May 7; 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 8; 5:09 p.m. May. $7-$15. (310) 208-3250.

“Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte”
Bette Davis plays the titular Southern bachelor in this twisted 1964 psychological thriller directed by Robert Aldrich. Olivia de Havilland and Agnes Moorehead also star. Alison Martino of Vintage Los Angeles hosts the screening. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 1:30 p.m. May. 8. $8, $13.

“The Last American Virgin”
“Watch it or be it…” was the tagline for this totally awesome 1982 teen sex comedy with songs by Devo, police, cars, et al. Part of the retrospective “1982: The Summer of Cinema.” Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. May. 9. $8, $13.

‘Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance’
A disgraced samurai (Tomisaburo Wakayama) and his young son travel feudal Japan against all comers in this gory 1964 good action thriller that launched a six-film franchise. In Japanese with English subtitles. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 3:30 p.m. May 8. $12; advance purchase required.

‘Maman Cherie’ Mother’s Day Mimosa’
Faye Dunaway plays screen legend Joan Crawford as a hanger-wielding madwoman in this campy 1981 biodrama based on the tell-all scandal of Crawford’s adopted daughter, Christina. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 1 p.m. May 8. $10.50.

‘rude boy’
The Clash demonstrates why they were once dubbed “The Only Band That Matters” in a new, uncut 4K restoration of this stunning 1980 docudrama/concert film. The Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 4:30 p.m. May 6, 9 p.m. May 7, 7:30 p.m. May 8-9. $7 to $15. (310) 208-3250.

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”
Kirk (William Shatner), Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and the crew of the Enterprise are hunted down by a vengeful supervillain (Ricardo Montalbán) in this 1982 sci-fi thriller that remains the franchise’s best film. As part of the retrospective “1982: the summer of cinema”. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 3 p.m. May. 7. $8, $13.

35th Israeli Film Festival
The latest edition of this annual showcase of features, documentaries and shorts from Israel continues with in-person screenings (until May 19) before moving online (May 21-26). Lumiere Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills and Laemmle Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Various schedules. $13, $15; passes available.

“The Wages of Fear”
Four desperate men are tasked with driving two trucks full of high explosives, over and through some of the worst terrain South America has to offer in this 1953 nail biter directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Yves Montand plays the main role. In French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and English with English subtitles. Presented in 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. May 10-11. $12; advance purchase recommended.

‘The land of waste’
The UCLA 2022 Celebration of Iranian Cinema continues and includes the US premiere of Ahmad Bahrami’s evocative black-and-white 2020 drama set in a brick-making factory in a rural Iranian village. In Farsi with English subtitles. UCLA Film & Television Archive, UCLA Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. May 6. Free ; emergency line only.

ZJU Silent Film Festival
This two-part program features a selection of short silent films, each created by a different filmmaker and each featuring a score by singer-songwriter Kevin Van Cott. For ages 18 and over only. Zombie Joe’s Underground Theater Group, 4850 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. May 7. Pay what you can at the door (no presale).

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