Things To Do, Movies, LA, OC: ‘Die Hard’, Christmas

Find a movie with our weekly curated list of movie classics, cult favorites, film festivals, etc. that are playing in theaters and pop-ups and / or streaming online. Before you go, be sure to call or check online for reservation requirements and other COVID-19 logs.

‘Aparajito (The Undefeated)’
Salute to legendary Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray continues and features this black and white coming-of-age drama from 1956, the second part of Ray’s acclaimed “Apu Trilogy”. In Bengali with English subtitles. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. November 26th. $ 5-10.

‘Baby Face’ with ‘Night Nurse’
Barbara Stanwyck burns the screen in this double bill of daring pre-code classics from the early 1930s. Presented in 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7.30pm and 9.15pm 29-30. November. $ 12; Advance booking recommended.

‘Citizen Kane’
Orson Welles directs and plays a Hearst-like media mogul in this groundbreaking 1941 drama that is considered one of the greatest films of all time … of all time! American Cinematheque in the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7.30 p.m. November 28. $ 8, $ 13.

‘Die Hard’
Bruce Willis celebrates the holidays the hard way in this relentless 1988 action thriller directed by John McTiernan and starring the late, great Alan Rickman. Rooftop Cinema Club presents the drive-in at Santa Monica Airport, 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S., Santa Monica. 10:30 pm Nov 26th 22nd – $ 58; Advance booking required.

“The French Connection”
Gene Hackman’s tenacious NYPD Det. “Popeye” Doyle tries to start a heroin smuggling in director William Friedkin’s 1971 Crackerjack crime thriller. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. November 27. $ 8, $ 13.

“Inherent Vice”
1970s stoner / slacker / private investigator Joaquin Phoenix has no idea what’s going on, and neither will you in Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2014 mystery fable based on the Thomas Pynchon novel. With Josh Brolin and Reese Witherspoon. Screening as part of Frida’s “Magnificent Andersons” retrospective. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. November 26; 8:30 p.m. November 27; 2.30 p.m. and 7.45 p.m. November 28. $ 7.50, $ 10.50.

‘It’s a beautiful life’
James Stewart wishes he had never been born in Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 vacation fable. With Henry Travers and Donna Reed. Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. 7 p.m., December 1st, 8th and 15th. $ 10. (626) 355-4318.

Laurel & Hardy Festival
Here’s a fine mess that’s worth going in: a selection of classic shorts with the quirky comedy duo, presented with live organ accompaniment. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 2.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 27.-28. November. $ 10, $ 12.

“Los Angeles is playing itself”
The City of Angels is ready for its close-up in Thom Andersen’s extensive 2003 film essay, which explores the myriad ways in which Los Angeles has been depicted on celluloid from the silent era to the present day. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 12; Advance booking required.

‘Moonrise Kingdom’
Tweens in love run away from home in Wes Andersons Charmeur 2021, shown as part of Frida’s “Magnificent Andersons” retrospective. With Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton et al. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. Noon, 2.30 p.m. and 5.45 p.m. November 26; Noon, 2.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. November 27; Noon and 5.30 p.m. November 28. $ 7.50, $ 10.50.

“National Lampoon Christmas Vacation”
The Griswolds are at home for the holidays in this 1989 comedy franchise. With Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo and Randy Quaid. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown LA 6:45 p.m. November 29th, December 1st and 7th. $ 22.38.

‘Touch of a doubt’
Salute to the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock continues and includes this 1943 thriller starring Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright. Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43, 2035 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 4 p.m. November 27. $ 13, $ 15; Advance booking required.

‘Westside Story’
A modern Romeo and Juliet fall in love on the mean streets of NYC with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins stylish cinema adaptation of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s successful Broadway musical from 1957. With Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer and Rita Moreno. 3 and 7 p.m. Nov 28, 7 p.m. Dec 1 TCM Big Screen Classics, various local theaters (see website). $ 15.

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