Things to do, movies in LA, OC: ‘Star Wars,’ LGBTQ comedy

Find a flick with our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favorites, film festivals, etc., playing at theaters, drive-ins and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 protocols.

‘Aguirre, the Wrath of God’ with ‘Fitzcarraldo’
Klaus Kinski plays a megalomaniacal conquistador in the former and a would-be rubber baron in the latter in this double bill of bona-fide art-house classics directed by the estimable Werner Herzog, who will be on hand for a Q&A as part of a monthlong retrospective of his films. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. June 25. $10, $15. americancinematheque.com

‘Back to the Future’
Michael J. Fox is pretty McFly for a white guy in Robert Zemeckis’ lighthearted 1985 time-travel comedy. With Christopher Lloyd. Street Food Cinema at the Autry Museum, 4700 Western Heritage Way. Griffith Park, L.A. 8:30 p.m. June 25. $10-$25; advance tickets required. streetfoodcinema.com

‘Barry Lyndon’
Ryan O’Neal stars as the titular 18th-century Irish rogue and social climber in Stanley Kubrick’s visually ravishing 1975 adaptation of Thackeray’s 19th-century novel. Presented in 35mm. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. June 29. $12; advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

‘But I’m a Cheerleader’
Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Melanie Lynskey and RuPaul star in Jamie Babbit’s LGBTQ-themed 1999 satire. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. June 25. $22. cinespia.org

‘Caddyshack’
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield hit the links in Harold Ramis’ class-conscious 1980 comedy set at a schmancy country club. Drive-In at the Roadium Open Air Market, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance. 8:15 p.m. June 24. $25 per car; tickets also available on-site. eventbrite.com

‘Fist of Fury’
Martial arts superstar Bruce Lee kicks ass and doesn’t bother taking names in this 1972 action thriller. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., downtown L.A. 9:30 p.m. June 25, 7:30 p.m. June 27. $18. drafthouse.com

‘Hard Eight’
A salute to Philip Baker Hall includes the late, great character actor opposite John C. Reilly in Paul Thomas Anderson’s moody 1996 crime drama about a veteran gambler and his young protégé. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. June 24. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
John Cameron Mitchell directs and stars in this big-screen adaptation of the rollicking stage musical about a transgender rock singer from East Berlin; with Michael Pitt, Andrea Martin. The Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 3, 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. June 25. $10. landmarktheatres.com

‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’
Something Sasquatch-like lurks in the Arkansas swamps in this low-budget, documentary-style 1972 creature feature. American Cinematheque at the Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. June 27. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com

‘Lost Highway’
Twenty-fifth anniversary screenings of a new 4K restoration of David Lynch’s typically terrifying, confounding and surreal 1997 fable. With Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette. Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. 2:20, 5:10 and 8 p.m. June 24-26, 4:40 and 7:30 p.m. June 27-30. $7-$14. (310) 473-8530. landmarktheatres.com

‘Paris Is Burning’
Ballroom culture in 1980s NYC is celebrated in this landmark 1990 LGBTQ-themed documentary. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., downtown L.A. 8 p.m. June 27. $18. drafthouse.com

‘Return of the Jedi’
If you ignore the cuddly-wuddly Ewoks … and the fact that our heroes have to blow up yet another Death Star … and that Darth Vader is redeemed in the end despite having been personally responsible for the deaths of scores of innocent young Jedis-in-training … this 1983 space adventure was not a bad way to wrap up the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 1:30, 4: 30 and 7:30 p.m. June 24 and 26; 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. June 25. $7.50-$10.50. thefridacinema.org

‘Russian Ark’
Take a guided tour of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, in this logistically impressive 2002 historical fantasy that was shot in one single, continuous 96-minute take. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. June 24. $12; advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com

‘The Sting’
Depression era con artists Robert Redford and Paul Newman try to pull a fast one on crime boss Robert Shaw in this 1973 caper directed by George Roy Hill. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. 2:30 and 7 p.m. June 25, 2:30 p.m. June 26. $10, $12. oldtownmusichall.org

‘The Enchanted Cottage’

“This Woman’s Work: Producer Harriet Parsons,” the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s salute to this glass ceiling-breaking studio executive, includes this fantastical 1945 melodrama starring Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young. Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. June 27. Free; advance registration recommended; standby line available. cinema.ucla.edu

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