Discover a flick with our weekly curated list of traditional movies, cult favorites, film festivals, and so on, dipping into theaters, drive-ins and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, keep in mind to call or check online for reservation requirements and COVID-19 procedures.
The talented Ms. Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) handles a whole passel of pesky xenomorphs in James Cameron’s action-packed 1986 sci-fi follow up. Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. $5. 10:30 a.m. July 24. fineartstheatrebh.com
‘Ballast’ with ‘George Washington’
UCLA Movie & & Television Archive’s “American Neorealism, Part Two, 1984-2020” series continues and includes Lance Hammer’s 2008 indie drama about a Black household in Mississippi followed by David Gordon Green’s impressionistic 2000 coming-of-age fable. Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7 p.m. July 24. Free; advance registration recommended; standby line offered. cinema.ucla.edu
‘Cléo From 5 to 7’
A self-involved pop singer (Corinne Marchand) passes the time wandering the streets of Paris while waiting to hear from her medical professional about a possible cancer medical diagnosis in Agnès Varda’s vital 1962 French New age drama. Benton Museum of Art, Pomona College, 20 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont. 8 p.m. July 28. Free. pomona.edu
‘Go Into the Shaolin Mystery’Strap in for a heroic trio of classic martial-arts flicks, all presented in 16mm, with titles to be announced. The Frida Movie Theater, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. fourth St., Santa Ana. 7 p.m. July 23. $15. thefridacinema.org
‘Footlight Parade’A celebration
of the famous sibling theater manufacturers Fanchon and Marco includes a screening of this 1933 Busby Berkeley musical starring James Cagney. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. July 24. $10, $12. oldtownmusichall.org
Marlon Brando plays the titular Mafia don in Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning 1972 crime drama. With Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, John Cazale and Talia Shire. Rooftop Films at The Montalbán, 1615 Vine St., Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. July 23. $28, $58. themontalban.com
Werner Herzog’s gripping 2005 documentary tells the story of Timothy Treadwell, an enthusiast of all things ursine, who fulfilled a regrettable end in 2003. American Cinematheque at the Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 4 p.m. July 24. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com
“In the Mood for Love’s” Maggie Cheung plays a version of herself in Olivier Assayas’ meta 1996 meditation on the art and organization of moviemaking. Provided in 35mm. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Cinema, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. July 24. $12; advance purchase required. studios.wearebraindead.com
LA Shorts International Movie Festival
This showcase for brief films from around the world continues. Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood. Various showtimes through July 28. $15,$19; passes,$199. lashortsfest.com Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Celebration
The annual showcase continues with in-person and virtual screenings, plus workshops, panel discussions and more. Numerous showtimes through July 24. $8-$175. Directors Guild of America, 7920 Sundown Blvd., Hollywood, and other area venues. outfestla.org
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‘The Son of the Sheik’
Retroformat Silent Movies screens this steamy 1926 romantic adventure starring the famous Rudolph Valentino. Provided with live piano accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. Female’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. LaBrea Ave., Hollywood. 8 p.m. July 23. $15, $20. eventbrite.com
Kirk Douglas doth bestride the screen like Colossus as the titular gladiator turned rebel leader in Stanley Kubrick’s impressive 1960 historical drama. With Laurence Olivier and Tony Curtis. Provided in 70mm. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. July 24. $10, $15. americancinematheque.com
Our high-octane hero (Emile Hirsch) puts the pedal to the proverbial metal in the Wachowskis’ underrated, effects-laden 2008 live-action thriller based on the timeless 1960s-era animation series from Japan. With Christina Ricci and John Goodman. The Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. 10 p.m. July 22. $10. (310) 208-3250. landmarktheatres.com