The L.A. Rep-port: 10/28 to 11/3, by Scott Nye
The Rep-port is a weekly(ish) series highlighting the best and most compelling repertory screenings in the city.
Halloween is finally winding down, and what better way to end a month of nonstop horror than with the totally chill The Deer Hunter (1978, 35mm) at the New Beverly. Its four-night engagement gives you slightly better odds of catching it than losing Russian Roulette.
Should you require last-minute spooks, however, Cinefamily has you covered with Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963, 35mm) and, very pertinent to my interests, Jerry Beck’s Cartoon Spooktacular. Beck used to host these shows monthly at Cinefamily back in the day (culminating in a legendary-to-a-few six-hour Looney Tunes marathon), and any opportunity to sit down for an evening of 16mm and 35mm cartoon curated is now impossible to resist.
They’re ALSO showing The Equinox…A Journey Into the Supernatural (1967, digital). I know nothing of this movie, but it sounds like a grand ol’ time, and director and future special effects maestro Dennis Muren will be on hand to discuss it.
They’re also showing Meat!
Also vying for your Halloween night dollar is a screening of Bride of Frankenstein (1935, 35mm) at LACMA, making an increasingly-rare voyage into screening old films in the evening. The Friday before, they’re also showing Guillermo Del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth (2006, 35mm) in conjunction with a months-long celebration of his work.
And that’s it. I don’t know what to tell you, it’s a quiet week. Next week there’s real good shit happening when UCLA kicks off their Joan Blondell series.