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Weekend Movies That Aren't 'Man of Steel' or 'This Is the End'

June 13, 2013


June 13--"Man of Steel" and "This is the End" aren't the only game in town for moviegoers this weekend. If you're looking for an alternative to the big new summer movies, revival theaters, museums and archives have classics and rarely seen vintage films on tap for this week.

Jeff Margolis' "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert"

American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre, Santa Monica

Friday, 7:30 p.m., $11

The pioneering African American comic's 1979 performance film shot at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach.

Peter Watkins' "Privilege"

Leo S. Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

Friday, 7:30 p.m., $4-$9

A rarely seen, controversial 1967 British film with Paul Jones and the British fashion model of the time, Jean Shrimpton.

Jacques Tourneur's "Out of the Past"

New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles

Friday and Saturday, various times/$8

Robert Mitchum stars in this seminal 1947 film noir, which also features Jane Greer as the femme fatale and a young Kirk Douglas.

Mark Robson's "Earthquake"

American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood

Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $11

Los Angeles is toppled by a massive earthquake in this campy 1974 disaster flick with a cast of thousands including Charlton Heston and Ava Gardner. The film will be presented in Sensurround, so you can actually feel the Earth move.

Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid"

Cinefamily at Silent Movie Theatre, Los Angeles

Sunday/2 p.m./$12

What better way to celebrate Father's Day than with this lovely, sentimental classic 1921 comedy with Chaplin and an adorable Jackie Coogan

Robert Mulligan's "To Kill a Mockingbird"

New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles

Sunday-Tuesday, various times, $8

Gregory Peck won a best actor Oscar as an honorable Southern attorney and loving father in this 1962 adaptation of Harper Lee's classic book. Another perfect way to spend Father's Day.


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