By the Time Winter Comes, I’ll Be in Florida [Special Screenings, July 18-25]

Midnight Cowboy. Photo courtesy Jerome Hellman Productions

Kerry Tribe: Double. The artist’s single-channel video work has five women who nominally resemble one another reflecting on subjects ranging from their impressions of Los Angeles to their participation in this project. Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana; www.grandcentralartcenter.com. Open Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Sept. 22. Free.

Miss Arizona. San Clemente writer/director Autumn McAlpin’s 2018 dramedy has trouble showing up at a women’s shelter, where a former beauty queen (Johanna Braddy) leads a life-skills class. She packs four abused women into her Escalade to escape into the streets of Los Angeles. AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288. Thurs., July 18. Call for show times. $6.99-$13.79.

They’re Inside. John-Paul Panelli’s new found-footage horror flick is about two sisters (Karli Hall and Amanda Kathleen Ward) joining friends in an isolated cabin, where they come to realize they are being filmed by masked strangers (invariably the worst kind). The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 18, noon & 10 p.m. $7-$10.50.

The Wrestler. The monthlong Darren Aronofsky retrospective continues with his 2008 character study and Mickey Rourke comeback picture. He plays an aging wrestler struggling to fit into normal life after being forced into retirement by health issues. Along with Rourke, who deservedly earned multiple awards and an Oscar nomination for his performance, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood shine. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 18, 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

The Breaking Point. Janet Black, Laguna Art Museum’s curator of historical art, introduces Michael Curtiz’s 1950 film noir that includes scenes filmed in Newport Beach. A charter-boat captain (John Garfield), who is honest but facing hard times, takes on dangerous cargo to save his boat, support his family and preserve his dignity. Laguna Art Museum, 307 Cliff Dr., Laguna Beach, (949) 494-8971. Thurs., July 18, 6 p.m. Free with museum admission, but advance tickets are recommended.

Romeo & Juliet. Carlo Carlei’s 2013 take on Shakespeare (with an adaptation co-written by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes) stars Douglas Booth and Hailee Steinfeld as the couple that secretly marries despite their families hating one another. Peppertree Park, 230 W. First St., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 18, 7:50 p.m. Free.

Paris Is Burning. Photo courtesy Art Matters Inc.

Paris Is Burning. Jennie Livingston’s landmark 1990 documentary focuses on New York City’s fashion houses and the Latinx and African American drag ball scene of the ’80s. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 2:30, 6 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

The Goonies. Misfits seek pirate treasure to save their home in Richard Donner’s 1985 take on Chris Columbus and Steven Spielberg’s script. They are so young that you might not recognize Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Jeff Cohen, but you will recognize Corey Feldman and Martha Plimpton. Yorba Regional Park, 7600 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (714) 973-6838. Fri., 6 p.m. Free; also at Fullerton Public Library, Teen Area, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738.6327. Thurs., July 25, 1 p.m. Free.

Incredibles 2. It’s the animated 2018 smash hit from Disney-Pixar and director Brad Bird. Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) takes care of the kids while his wife, Helen/Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), is out saving the world. William Peak Park, 7225 El Dorado Dr., Buena Park, (714) 562-3860. Fri., 7 p.m. Free; also at Orange Public Library & History Center, 407 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 288-2420. Thurs., July 25, 2 p.m. Free.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Mike Mitchell’s recent animated movie takes place five years after everything was awesome. Now, Lego Duplo space invaders are wrecking everything. Cliff Drive Park, 301 Riverside Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 270-8100. Fri., 7 p.m. Free; also at Grand Park, 6101 City Lights Dr., Aliso Viejo, (949) 243-7750. Fri., 7:30 p.m. Free; Hurless Barton Park, 4601 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda, (714) 961-7192. Sat., 8 p.m. Free; and Cedar Grove Park, 11385 Pioneer Rd., Tustin, (714) 573-3326. Thurs., July 25, 8 p.m. Free.

The Princess Bride. Rob Reiner’s excellent adventure movie from 1987 has swashbuckler Westley (Cary Elwes) trying to save his childhood sweetheart, Buttercup (Robin Wright), from marrying a royal douchebag. Families can arrive early to make art before the outdoor screening, where popcorn and cocktails can be purchased from a bar. Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 567-3677; bowers.org. Fri., 6 p.m. $5-$15.

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman’s fresh 2018 animated take on Your Friendly Neighborhood You-Know-Who has a young teen (voiced by Shameik Moore) actually becoming his hero. Then come Spidey’s foes from other dimensions. Orange County Great Park, Palm Court, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine; ocgp.org. Fri., doors open, 6:30 p.m.; screening, dusk. Free.

The Emperor’s New Groove. Disney Summer Movies presents Mike Dindal’s 2000 animated comedy about an arrogant young emperor (voiced by David Spade) who was turned into a llama and stranded in the jungle. He teams up with a peasant (John Goodman) to recapture the throne. Stoddard Park, 1901 S. Ninth St., Anaheim; publicaffairs.disneyland.com/community/celebratesummer/. Fri., 7:45 p.m. Free.

The Greatest Showman. Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox

The Greatest Showman. Michael Gracey’s 2017 bio-musical is based on the life of P.T. Barnum (Hugh Jackman), who rose from nothing to create a circus and worldwide sensation. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, near Moe B’s Watersports, 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach, (949) 729-3863. Fri., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.

Horrors of Malformed Men. Frida’s “Summer of ’69” series presents something completely different: Teruo Ishii’s Japanese horror flick about a medical student who escapes from an insane asylum. He assumes the identity of a dead man (who happens to be his doppelgänger) and is lured to an island ruled by a mad scientist and his malformed men. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri.-Sat., 10 p.m. $7-$10.50.

The Wild Bunch. Frida’s “Summer of ’69” series presents a 50th-anniversary screening of Sam Peckinpah’s influential shoot-’em-up. William Holden leads a cast of veteran actors playing aging outlaws looking for one last big score as the “traditional” American West disappears around them. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 & 5:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Apollo 11. Todd Miller’s critically acclaimed documentary, which premiered at this year’s Sundance, is being released in theaters for one day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The film was crafted from newly discovered 65mm footage and 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings. UA Long Beach 6, 6601 Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (844) 462-7342. Sat., 12:20 p.m. $10.05-$11.20; also at Edwards Westpark 8, 3735 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, (844) 462-7342. $10.20-$13.20. Sat., 12:25 p.m. $10.20-$10.70; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136. Sat., 1 p.m. $10.25-$10.75; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Boulevard West, Orange, (714) 769-4288. Sat., 3 p.m. $10.79-$12.29.

Pacquiao vs. Thurman. The World Welterweight Championship fight between Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao and Keith “One Time” Thurman is beamed into theaters live from Las Vegas. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 6 p.m. $20.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch. HorrorBuzz.com presents Joe Dante’s 1990 horror-comedy that picks up six years after the original Kingston Falls gremlin invasion. Billy (Zach Gilligan) and his fiancé Kate (Phoebe Cates) have traded their small town for New York City, where they work for a major tech company. Their employer has, unknowingly to them, turned lovable mogwai Gizmo into an unwilling guinea pig for secret lab experiments. But then Gizmo accidentally gets wet . . . The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Jumanji. The original 1995 comedy has two kids finding and playing a magical board game that unleashes seemingly unstoppable forces into the lives of a makeshift family headed by Robin Williams. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina, (949) 729-3863. Sat., dusk. Free, but there is a fee to park.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The pioneering midnight movie starts with the car of sweethearts Brad and Janet (Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon) breaking down near the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The transvestite scientist’s home also hosts a rocking biker (Meat Loaf), a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien) and assorted freaks, including a hunk of beefcake named “Rocky.” Live Shadow-cast troupe Midnight Insanity performs. Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $9-$12.

Glory. Photo courtesy Fathom Events

Glory. Fathom Events and TCM Big Screen Classics present the Civil War classic that brought Denzel Washington his first Oscar. He plays a runaway slave who joins the first black regiment to fight for the North. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 1 & 4 p.m.; Wed., 4 & 7 p.m. $12.50.

Midnight Cowboy. The “Summer of ’69” series includes John Schlesinger’s classic drama that captures the gritty and crumbling New York City of that era. Wide-eyed Texas hustler Joe Buck (John Voight) and sickly swindler Enrico “Ratzo” Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) form an unlikely friendship that has them . . . HEY! I’M WALKING HERE! The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

This Changes Everything. Subtitled “Voices Can’t Be Silenced Forever,” this new documentary focuses on the history, empirical evidence and systemic forces that foster gender discrimination. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Mon., 7:30 p.m. $12.50.

Despicable Me 3. The animated 2017 hit has the mumble-mouthed Minions wanting back their old crime boss, but the fired Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell) considers himself retired as he sets off to meet his long-lost twin brother. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, 32401 Golden Lantern St., Laguna Niguel, (949) 373-7900; also at Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 835-1888. Tues., July 23, & Thurs., July 25, 10 a.m. $6 (includes movie and snack pack with popcorn, fruit gummies and a small drink).

The Lego Movie. In Phil Lord and Christoper Miller’s 2014 kickoff to the animated comedy franchise, an ordinary Lego construction worker (voiced by Chris Pratt) is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant (Will Ferrell) from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Tues., 10 a.m. $1.

Arrow of the Orion. Photo courtesy Fathom Events

Arrow of the Orion. Katsushi Sakurabi’s new anime asks: Is it wrong to try to pick up girls in a dungeon? What is this, Bohemian Grove? The event includes never-before-seen interviews with Japanese production staff and a DanMAchi franchise retrospective. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $12.50.

Back to the Future. Director and co-writer Bob Zemeckis feared he had a flop on his hands, but then he watched it become the top grossing film of 1985, with a cool $385 million. Michael J. Fox plays a teen who travels back in time to when his parents were still in high school. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Tues., 7:30 p.m. $8.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. David Soren’s 2017 animated comedy has two overly imaginative pranksters (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) hypnotizing their principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero. Various Regal/Edwards theaters; regmovies.com. Wed., 10 a.m. $1.

Black Swan. Frida’s monthlong Aronofsky retrospective concludes with another of his polarizing films. Natalie Portman plays a ballerina who is pushed into exploring her dark side to the point of recklessness after entering a twisted friendship with a rival new dancer (Mila Kunis). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Wed.-Thurs., July 24-25, 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Like a Woman. School may be out but UC Irvine’s Center for Persian Studies and Culture is keeping its Docunight screenings going through the summer break. Mojgan Ilanlou’s 2017 documentary, which is presented in Persian with English subtitles, profiles Faezeh Hahsemi, the daughter of Iran’s powerful former president, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani. But more important she is a brave activist for women’s and Baha’i rights in her fundamentalist country. A discussion, audience Q&A, and reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres follows. UC Irvine’s McCormick Screening Room, 4100 Humanities Gateway, Room 1070, Irvine; bit.ly/2NwuewB. Wed., 6:30 p.m. Free, but RSVP required.

The Outlaw Josey Wales. Clint Eastwood directed this 1976 western that has him playing a Missouri farmer who joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from Union soldiers who murdered his family. Starlight Cinema City, 5635 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, (714) 970-6700. Wed., 7 p.m. $6-$12.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Follow Arthur, King of the Britons, Sir Lancelot the Brave and Sir Robin the Not-So-Brave-as-Sir-Lancelot as they follow God’s directive to find the Holy Grail in the 1975 cult classic. South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat. The multiday, multidiscipline POW! WOW! Long Beach public arts festival includes an outdoor beach screening of Sara Driver’s 2017 documentary. She explores the celebrated American artist’s pre-fame years. Bring blankets and refreshments to this all-ages Belmont Shore event. Granada Beach, 5000 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach; powwowlongbeach.com. Wed., 8 p.m. Free.

The Muppet Show. Photo courtesy Jim Henson Co.

The Muppet Movie. It’s a 40th-anniversary screening of the first full-length movie from the puppet franchise. After a fateful meeting with a big-time talent agent in a Southern swamp, Kermit T. Frog heads for Hollywood to be a star. Along the way, he is joined by fellow dreamers Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Gonzo the Great. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., July 25, 12:30 & 7 p.m. $12.50.

The Secret of Holy Fire: The Sacred Fire Temple at Takht-e Soleyman. Center for Persian Studies and Culture screenings not only continue, but also offer a rare second presentation in one week. Ali Shahriaripour’s documentary examines a historically significant northwestern Iran area that includes the only known hollow hill in the world, a small lake whose bottom has never been reached by man and the most sacred fire temple on the planet. An audience Q&A with Shahriaripour and reception follow. UCI’s McCormick Screening Room, (949) 824-6117. Thurs., July 25, 6 p.m. Free.

YASSS! Films based on young adult novels screen. Fullerton Public Library, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., July 25, 6 p.m. Free.

The Black Pirate. See the swashbuckling 1926 silent classic with a new musical score performed live by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble. Douglas Fairbanks plays an aristocrat in disguise as an infamous pirate who fights, pillages and romances. (See “The Modern Allure of Silent Movies Comes to Local Venues.”) Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., July 25, 7 p.m. $15; also at the Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. July 28, 3 & 7 p.m. $15. 

The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Nostalgic Nebula presents a one-night-only event that begins with a live string quartet performing a tribute to John Williams’ score for the 1997 Steven Spielberg flick. John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) sends a team (that includes Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore) back to Isla Sorna to document the freely roaming prehistoric animals to ensure their survival. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., July 25, 7:30 p.m. $15.

The Exhibition Room Silent Film Series. The speakeasy, which one enters with a password and through a phone booth, and Long Beach Heritage Museum continue their semi-regular screenings of silent films. The slate reveals the theme: The Patsy with Marion Davies; Suds and Through the Back Door with Mary Pickford; A Woman of Affairs with Greta Garbo; and Suspense from director Lois Weber. Hors d’oeuvres have been taken off the film event’s offerings, but as a result, the entrance fee has been slashed in half! (See “The Modern Allure of Silent Movies Comes to Local Venues.”) The Exhibition Room—Long Beach Craft Cocktails, 1117 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, (562) 826-2940; www.theexhibitionroom.com. Thurs., July 25, 8 p.m. $20. 21+.

OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.

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