Activities, Movies, LA, OC: Bob Dylan, Mark Wahlberg

Find a strip of our weekly curated list of classic movies, cult favourites, film festivals, etc., playing in theaters, pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to check for reservation requirements and COVID-19 logs by phone or online.

‘Aguirre, the Wrath of God’
Welcome to the jungle! We have Klaus Kinski as the conqueror, roaming the Amazon in search of the legendary city of El Dorado in Werner Herzog’s wild 1972 historical fable. In German, English and Quechua with English subtitles. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA $10 pm, Jan. 23. $12; Advance purchase required.

“Why don’t you come on a magic carpet ride with me, little girl?” says our brave hero to Princess Jasmine in Disney’s entertaining 1992 animated musical. Voiced by Robin Williams and Gilbert Gottfried. El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 7 p.m. January 21; 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 22.-23. and 29.-30. January; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. 24.-25. and 27.-28. January; 10am and 1pm and 7pm January 26th. $12. (800) DISNEY6.

‘Boogie Nights’
Mark Wahlberg made his name in the San Fernando Valley adult film industry of the 1970s and ’80s in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s dark 1997 drama. Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore also star. Presented in 35mm. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA 6:00 p.m. Aug. 21-22 January, 6:30 p.m. January 24th. $20.

Humphrey Bogart plays cynical nightclub owner Rick, and Ingrid Bergman is the woman who broke his heart in the 80th anniversary screenings of this Oscar-winning 1942 love and intrigue tale directed by Michael Curtiz. TCM Big Screen Classics, various local theaters (see website). 4:30pm and 7:30pm January 23, 4:00pm and 7:00pm January 26. $15.

“Eight Men Out” with “Matewan”
Indie filmmaker John Sayles will be appearing in person for a Q&A between screenings of his retelling of baseball’s infamous 1988 Black Sox scandal and his 1987 historical drama about a brutal miners’ strike in West Virginia in the 1920s. John Cusack and Charlie Sheen star in the former, and Chris Cooper and Mary McDonnell star in the latter. American Cinematheque at Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m., January 22. $8, $13.

‘The Mole’
The Frida Cinema rooftop drive-in screening series returns with a 4K restoration of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s hallucinatory 1970 homage to the spaghetti western genre; in Spanish with English subtitles. Flight Exhibition Hall, 1705 Flight Way, Tustin. $30 per car; Advance purchase required.

Cursed movie 2.0
This showcase for offbeat, avant-garde and/or LGBTQ themed cinema continues with in-person and virtual screenings. Highways Performance Space & Gallery, 1651 18th St., Santa Monica. Until January 23rd. $5, $10; Passports, $65. Information and dates at

‘I am not there’
Christian Bale is Bob Dylan…and so are Heath Ledger, Cate Blanchett and others in director Todd Haynes’ 2007 Riff about the diverse personalities the legendary singer-songwriter has taken on throughout his decades-long career. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7:30 p.m., January 26. $8, $13.

“King Kong”
Something went wrong for Fay Wray and you-know-who in this classic 1933 adventure about a great ape running amok in Manhattan. Presented in 35mm. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. January 25th. $5-10.

Also set in the San Fernando Valley, the enigmatic 1999 ensemble drama from the aforementioned Paul Thomas Anderson sees the lives of different characters intersect over the course of several days. Featuring Tom Cruise, John C. Reilly and Julianne Moore and songs by Aimee Mann. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. January. $10, $12; Advance tickets sold out; some additional tickets available on the day of the show.

‘What’s up Doc?’
The late Peter Bogdanovich will be celebrated with a screening of the late filmmaker’s riotous 1972 homage to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930’s and 40’s. Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal are the main actors. Presented in 35mm. American Cinematheque at Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m., January 21. $8, $13.

‘The Wild Bunch’ with ‘Straw Dogs’
Sam Peckinpah’s chillingly brutal 1969 western starring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Warren Oates is screened alongside the director’s disturbing 1971 thriller starring Dustin Hoffman. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA 7:15 p.m. and 10 p.m., January 21. $14-24.

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