It’s Pronounced ‘Fronkensteen’ [Special Screenings, Nov. 15-21]

Young Frankenstein. Photo courtesy Universal Pictures

Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi masterpiece, which is based on former Orange County resident Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, stars Harrison Ford as a specially trained police officer hunting down fugitive replicants and their leader (Rutger Hauer). The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Nov. 14, 2:30, 5 & 7:30 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

KONOSUBA-God’s blessing on this wonderful world!-Legend of Crimson. In Takaomi Kanasaki’s new anime, Kazuma’s party is summoned to the Crimson Demon Clan’s village, where an enemy general’s arrival spells trouble. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. $15.

Spears From All Sides. Cinema Orange, the collaboration between Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film Festival, presents Christopher Walker’s new documentary on the battle between the Waorani tribe and the Ecuadorean government and oil companies. OCMAExpand, 1661 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana; www.ocmaexpand.org. Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Free but RSVP to guarantee seat.

The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration. Six specially selected episodes of the creepy series and a documentary on creator Rod Serling are shown on the big screen. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Nov. 14, 7 p.m. $15.

Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear (courtesy of Burke International Pictures)

Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear. This faith-based drama is about surfer Sage Burke, who stars as himself. Paralyzed by fear after nearly dying in a wipeout at age 13, he avoids the waves until the pull of the ocean draws him back. His father Douglas Burke, who also plays himself, wrote, directed, produced and composed music for the 2018 film. An audience Q&A with him follows. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Nov. 14, 8 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Greener Grass. Writers-directors Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe star as best friends embroiled in a passive aggressive battle-of-wills to prove who is the better soccer mom. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org.Thurs., Nov. 14, 10 p.m. $7-$10.50.

Lost In America. Rotimi Rainwater’s new documentary takes an all-encompassing look at youth homelessness, showing that not much is being done nationally about 4.2 million youths living on the streets. A representative from School on Wheels, a Southern California organization that provides free tutoring and mentoring to homeless children recruits volunteer tutors at the screenings. Burcham Elementary School, 5610 East Monlaco Rd., Long Beach; schoolsonwheels.org. Fri., 5:30 p.m. Free; also at Mark Twain Library, 1401 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach; schoolsonwheels.org. Sat., 5:30 p.m. Free.

HorrorBuzz Presents Young Frankenstein. Your one-stop shop for all things frightful pulls a funny with Mel Brooks’ 1974 black-and-white classic that demonstrates Gene Wilder’s genius writing and comedic acting. He plays a neurosurgeon who follows his grandfather Dr. Victor von Frankenstein’s instructions to reanimate a monster (Peter Boyle). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 8 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Desolation Center. Stuart Swezey’s 2018 documentary splices together interview and performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen and Swans to chronicle a series of Reagan-era anarchic punk rock desert happenings. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 10 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Bliss (courtesy Dark Sky Films)

Bliss. Joe Begos’ new horror flick is about a brilliant artist (Dora Madison Burge) with a creative block until heavy drugging and partying get her juices—and a desire for blood—flowing. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 10:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., Nov. 21, 10 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

Taxi Driver. “You talking to me?” Marty Scorsese’s most disturbingly brilliant film has cabbie Travis Bickle (expertly channeled through Robert De Niro) experience loneliness, violence and insanity as he becomes much too obsessed with cleaning up the scum of mid-1970s New York. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., noon & 2:30 p.m. and Sun., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.50.

An Evening With Adam Green. Watch Hatchet (2007) and Frozen (2010), plus experimental shorts, with the filmmaker. Green shares comical, cringeworthy and inspiring tales during this three-hour event. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 7 p.m. $20.

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. 4th St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $9-$12.

Lion. Photo courtesy the Weinstein Co.

CRY America Orange County Presents Lion. Garth Davis’ 2016 fact-based drama screens in honor of Universal Children’s Day. A young man (Dev Patel) who got separated from his parents as a child and lived on the streets of India before being adopted by an Australian couple returns to his original hometown to find his lost family. A discussion with an OC Human Trafficking Task Force official follows. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sun., 12:30 p.m. $5.

Princess Mononoke. GKIDS and Fathom Events’ Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 continues with anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 classic about a young warrior infected with a deadly curse that sends him looking for a cure in the forest, where he meets Princess Mononoke. Gillian Anderson, Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith and Billy Bob Thornton lent their voices to the English dub version. Noelle Stevenson, showrunner of the hit animated series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, gives an exclusive introduction. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Sun., 12:55 p.m. (dubbed); Mon., 7 p.m. (subtitled); Wed., 7 p.m. (dubbed). $12.50.

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire. Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem, the lavish production features pirates, a shipwreck and a bustling Turkish market. After Conrad the pirate falls in love at first sight with beautiful slave Medora, he hatches a plan to kidnap her. South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Sun., 1:15 p.m. & Tues., 7 p.m. $14-$17.

Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour. Directed by Shakira and James Merryman, the rockumentary relives the global superstar’s larger-than-life show that was mounted in 22 countries—after a vocal cord injury foiled a previous attempt. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, 32401 Golden Lantern St., Laguna Niguel, (949) 373-7900 & Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, 30632 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 835-1888. Sun., 6 p.m. $20.50-$22.50.

The King of Comedy. Frida’s Cinema Martin Scorsese retrospective continues with his criminally underappreciated 1983 black dramedy. Delusional Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) goes from staging an imaginary talk show in his mother’s basement to kidnapping the program’s real host (Jerry Lewis) over a dreamed up promise of a guest spot. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon.-Tues., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. (also Nov. 22). $7.50-$10.50.

Fleabag photo by Matt Humphrey for National Theatre Live

Fleabag. I’ve enjoyed the two episodes I’ve seen of the series that was inspired by the one-woman stage show of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who has won several awards for each version on both sides of the pond. She plays an oversexed and emotionally unfiltered woman bothered by family, friends, lovers and her struggling café. Directed by Vicky Jones, this live performance was captured from a London stage this past summer. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Mon., 7 p.m. $15.

Nights in Rodanthe. George C. Wolfe’s 2008 rom-dram is about a doctor (Richard Gere) traveling to see his estranged son and hooking up with an unhappily married woman (Diane Lane). Costa Mesa Donald Dungan Library, 1855 Park Ave., Costa Mesa, (949) 646-8845. Tues., 4 p.m. Free.

Perks of Being a Wallflower. Stephen Chbosky’s 2012 dramedy is about a socially awkward teen (Logan Lerman) who is saddened because his high school classmate mentors (Emma Watson and Ezra Miller) are about to leave for college. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Tues., 6 p.m. Free.

Singin’ in the Rain. MGM’s lauded 1952 musical rom-com spoofs the crossover from silent films to talkies. Gene Kelly, who co-directed with Stanley Donnen, also stars with Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor. Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, (949) 498-2139; casaromantica.org. Tues., 6 p.m. $5.

Gremlins courtesy of Warner Bros.

Gremlins. It’s a 35th anniversary screening of this 1984 horror comedy directed by the great Joe Dante from a script by the great Chris Columbus. Young Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet, unleashing a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, (949) 373-7900 & Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, (949) 835-1888. Tues., 7 p.m. $10.

Lionel Richie at Glastonbury. It’s an exclusive, one-night global theatrical release of Lionel Richie’s iconic Glastonbury Festival performance in 2015, when the legendary singer-songwriter performed for nearly 200,000 fans. The man of the hour also delivers a special introduction and commentary about his career. Various theaters; www.fathomevents.com. Tues., 7 p.m. $14-$17.

Happy Gilmore. In Dennis Dugan’s 1996 comedy, a frustrated hockey player (Adam Sandler), who discovers he has golfing talents, goes pro in hopes of saving the home of his grandmother (Frances Bay). Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Spaceballs. In Mel Brooks’ 1987 skewering of Star Wars, only Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) can possibly stop Lord Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) from carrying out the order from planet Spaceballs President Skroob (Brooks), who aims to steal planet Druidia’s abundant supply of air. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Nov. 21, 1 p.m. Free.

Autism Goes to College. Erik Linthorst’s documentary tells the story of five students—including Cal State Long Beach School of Art alum Jonathan Martin—on the spectrum and dealing with college life. An audience Q&A follows. Cal State Long Beach, UT-108, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach; www.autismgoestocollege.org. Thurs., Nov 21, 7 p.m. Free.

Spirits in the Forest. Photo courtesy Trafalgar Releasing

Spirits In the Forest. Anton Corbijn’s new rockumentary follows Depeche Mode on their 2017-18 Global Spirit Tour. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Laguna Niguel at Ocean Ranch Village, (949) 373-7900 & Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Rancho Santa Margarita at Santa Margarita Town Center, (949) 835-1888. Thurs., Nov. 21, 7 p.m. $18.50-$20.50; also at The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Nov. 21, 8 p.m. $7.50-$10.50.

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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