The Princess and the Basket Case [Special Screenings, Feb. 7-14]

The Breakfast Club. Photo by Universal Pictures/Getty Images

On the Basis of Sex. In Mimi Leder’s 2018 bio-drama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., Feb. 7, 11 a.m.; Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-14, 1:45 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 7, 4:30, 7:15 & 10:05 p.m.; Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 1:45, 7:10 & 9:50 p.m. $8-$10.

Green Book. Peter Farrelly’s drama, which is up for five Academy Awards, has a working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) driving an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-14, 11:05 a.m., 2:10, 5:05 & 8:05 p.m. $8-$10; also at Regency South Coast Village, 1561 W. Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana, (714) 557-5701. Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-14, 12:30 & 3:30 p.m.; Thurs.-Tues., Feb. 7-, 6:45 & 9:45 p.m. $8-$11; Art Theatre, 2025 E. Fourth St., Long Beach, (562) 438-5435; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Fri.-Wed., 1, 3:45, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 14, 1 & 3:45 p.m.; $8.50-$11.50; and UA Long Beach 6, 6601 Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 14, 12:40, 3:50 and 7 p.m. $10.05-$12.95.

The Favourite. In Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2018 bio-dramedy, which has 10 Oscar nominations, early-18th-century England’s Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is in ill health and bad temper as her friend (Rachel Weisz) and servant (Emma Stone) make power grabs. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., Feb. 7, 11:10 a.m., 1:50 & 4:40; Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-14, 7:20 & 10 p.m.; Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, noon & 2:40 p.m. $8-$10; also at Regency Lido Theater, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, (949) 673-8350. Thurs., Feb. 7, 1  p.m. $9-$11.50; Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., Feb. 7, 1, 4, 7 & 9:50 p.m.; Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 2:40 & 9:55 p.m. $8-$11; UA Long Beach 6, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 7, 4:40 & 7:50 p.m.; Fri., 12:10, 3:10, 6:10 & 9:10 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., Feb. 10-14, 1, 4:20 and 7:20 p.m. $8.45; and Edwards Westpark 8, 3735 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 7, 5 & 8:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 12:40, 3:55, 6:35 & 10:05 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., Feb. 11-14, 1:05, 4:25 and 7:35 p.m. $10.20-$13.20.

The Wife. Glenn Close, who already picked up the Golden Glove on her way to a Best Actress Oscar nomination for the title role, plays a spouse who questions her life choices as she travels to Sweden, where her husband (Jonathan Price) is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-17, 11:15 a.m. & 4:35 p.m. $8-$10; also at Edwards Westpark 8, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 7, 7:10 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 12:50 & 3:45 p.m.; Mon.-Wed., 12:40 & 3:20 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 14, 3:20 p.m. $10.20-$13.20.

Stan & Ollie. In John S. Baird’s 2018 bio-dramedy, Laurel and Hardy (Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly), the world’s most famous comedy duo, try to reignite their film career with a grueling theater tour of post-war Britain. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Thurs., Feb. 7, 11:45 a.m., 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 12:15 & 7:30 p.m. $8-$11; also at Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., Feb. 7, 11:50 a.m., 7:05 & 9:40 p.m.; Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-14, 2:15 p.m.; Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 7:40 p.m. $8-$10.

Vice. Adam McKay’s 2018 bio-drama, which is up for eight Oscars, details the rise of Dick Cheney (Christian Bale), the most powerful vice president in history. Amy Adams portrays Lynne Cheney, and Steve Carell plays Donald Rumsfeld. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-14, 12:30, 3:30, 6:40 & 9:45 p.m. $8-$10; also at UA Long Beach 6, (844) 462-7342. Fri.-Sat., 12:20 & 6:20 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., Feb. 10-14, 12:50 & 7:10 p.m. $8.45.

Cold War. Presented in black and white is this new, passionate, thrice-Academy Award-nominated love story set in the ruins of post-war Europe. Politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate keep a mismatched couple separated in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. Presented in Polish with English subtitles. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs.-Thurs., Feb. 7-14, 12:55, 3:10, 5:20 & 7:30 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 7, 9:50 p.m.; Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 9:40 p.m. $8-$10; also at Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., Feb. 7, 3, 5, 7 & 9 p.m.; Fri.-Wed., 1, 3:45, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

They Shall Not Grow Old. Peter Jackson’s “most personal” film is this 2018 World War I documentary that was culled from archival footage and 600 hours of BBC interviews. Colorization, 3D technologies and state-of-the-art restoration are employed to present the authentic experiences of British soldiers who lived them. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Thurs., Feb. 7, 1, 4, 7 &9:55 p.m.; Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 11:20 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. $8-$10.

A Star is Born. Photo by Warner Bros.

A Star Is Born. A seasoned musician (Bradley Cooper, who also directs the picture, which has eight Oscar nominations) discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist (Lady Gaga). As her career takes off, he fights an ongoing battle with his inner demons. Regency San Juan Capistrano, 26762 Verdugo St., San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Thurs., Feb. 7, 1:45 & 4:45 p.m.; Thurs.-Tues., Feb. 7-12, 8 p.m.; Fri.-Tues., noon. $11.50-$14; also at Regency Lido Theater, (949) 673-8350. Thurs., Feb. 7, 4 p.m. $9-$11.50.

If Beale Street Could Talk. Barry Jenkins’ 2018 adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel is set in early 1970s Harlem, where Tish (KiKi Layne) and her artist fiancé “Fonny” (Stephan James) deal with his arrest for a rape he did not commit. The Frida Cinema, 305 E. Fourth St., Santa Ana; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Feb. 7, 2, 5 & 7:30 p.m. $7-$10.

Manikarnika the Queen of Jhansi. Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi’s new action/bio-drama is on Rani Lakshmibai (Kangana Ranaut), one of the leading figures of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and her resistance to the British Raj. Edwards Westpark 8, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 7, 4:10 & 7:50 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 12:25, 3:35, 6:55 & 9:45 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., Feb. 11-14, 12:25, 4:10 and 7:50 p.m. $10.20-$13.20.

Bohemian Rhapsody. The formation, rise and fall of the English rock band Queen is told through the story of its flamboyant, now dearly departed front man Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek, who won a Golden Globe, as did the 2018 picture, which are both also up for Oscars). Edwards University Town Center 6, 4245 Campus Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 7 & Sun.-Thurs., Feb. 10-14, 4:20 & 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 12:10, 3:20, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Sun.-Thurs., Feb. 10-14, 1 p.m. $10.20-$10.70.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. Sweety (Sonam Kapoor) must contend with her family, a young writer smitten with her and a society and true love who may not accept her family in Shelly Chopra Dhar’s new rom-dramedy that is set in a small Punjab town. Edwards Westpark 8, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 7, 4:50 & 8:10 p.m.; Fri., 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 & 10:10 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., Feb. 11- 14, 1:35, 4:45 and 8:30 p.m. $10.20-$13.20.

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. Image courtesy Eleven Arts

I Want to Eat Your Pancreas. Erica Mendez’s anime adaptation of Yoru Sumino’s award-winning novel explores the relationship between terminally ill Sakura (voiced in the English dub by Erika Harlacher) and a protagonist known only as “me” (Robbie Daymond). AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, 20 City Blvd. W., Orange, (714) 769-4288; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, 1701 W. Katella Ave., Orange, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, 99 S. Pine Ave., Long Beach, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, 26701 Aliso Creek Rd., Aliso Viejo, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Big Newport 6, 300 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, 255 W. Birch St., Brea, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, 26602 Towne Center Dr., Foothill Ranch, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, 65 Fortune Dr., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, 7501 E. Carson, Long Beach, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, 9741 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Thurs., Feb. 7, 7 p.m. (in Japanese with English subtitles); Sun., 12:55 p.m. (dubbed). $12.50.

Mine Vaganti (Loose Cannons). Italian Movie Night presents Ferzan Ozpetek’s 2010 rom-dramedy about a young man coming home from his studies in Rome so he can come out to his traditional, large southern Italian family—only to have an older brother ruin those plans. Regency San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Thurs., Feb. 7, 7 p.m. $10.

Rebels Without a Submission: Short Film Festival. Founded by independent filmmakers, the festival gives students and other cinematic storytellers a big screen on which to show their short works and a live audience to watch them. A reception follows the two-hour, second-ever screening event, which is making its Frida debut. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. $5.

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Animation. The nominees screening are: Bao (Domee Shi/USA), in which an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty-nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy; Late Afternoon (Louise Bagnall/Ireland), about an elderly woman, who lives between the past and the present, journeying into an inner world to connect with her vivid, fragmented memories; Animal Behaviour (Alison Snowden and David Fine/Canada), in which five animals meet regularly to discuss their inner angst in a group-therapy session led by a canine psychotherapist; Weekends (Trevor Jimenez/USA), which focuses on a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents in 1980s Toronto; One Small Step (Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas/USA & China), about a vibrant young Chinese American girl who grows up facing adversity of all kinds as she pursues her lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 11 a.m. and 3:35, 5:25 and 10 p.m. $8-$10; also at Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 11:30 a.m. and 2:15, 5:30 and 7 p.m. $9-$11.

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action. The nominees screening are: Madre (Rodrigo Sorogoyen/Spain), in which a single mother receives a distressing call from her 7-year-old son, who is alone when he is supposed to be on vacation with his father in the French Basque Country; Fauve (Jeremy Comte/Canada), about two boys playing together alone in a surface mine who become embroiled in a power struggle; Marguerite (Marianne Farley/Canada), about an aging woman who befriends a nurse who helps the patient make peace with her past; Detainment (Vincent Lambe/Ireland), which is based on the true story of two 10-year-old boys whom police detained for a toddler’s murder; Skin (Guy Nattiv/USA), in which a black man smiling at a white boy in a small blue-collar town supermarket sparks a ruthless gang war. Directors Cut Cinema at Regency Rancho Niguel, (949) 831-0446. Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 1, 5:30 and 8:10 p.m. $8-$10; also at Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Fri.-Thurs., Feb. 8-14, 4:15 and 9 p.m. $9-$11.

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then Bigfoot. Decades after secretly killing Adolf Hitler for the U.S. government, a clandestine hero (Sam Elliott) is called back into action to take out Bigfoot. Robert D. Krzykowski’s 2018 thriller comes from the same indie distributor who brought the world Mandy. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org.Fri.-Mon., 2:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 5 & 7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon; Mon., 5:30 & 8 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., Feb. 12-14, 2, 4, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.

MAHAK—A World She Founded. Photo by Abbas Kowsari

MAHAK—A World She Founded. Docunight and UC Irvine’s Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture present Mohsen Abdolvahab’s documentary on Saideh Ghods, who discovered when her 2-year-old daughter was diagnosed with cancer the suffering of impoverished families in hospital corridors around Iran. Once her daughter was the on the path to a full recovery, Ghods, who made it her mission to prevent the unnecessary deaths of children with cancer caused by lack of access to therapeutic facilities or insufficient financial resources, founded MAHAK. More than a quarter century later, it remains one of the most highly functioning and trusted charities in the country. UCI, McCormick Hall, Humanities Gateway 1070, first floor, Campus and West Peltason drives, Irvine, (949) 824-6117. Fri., 6:30 p.m. Free.

2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Documentary. The nominees screening are broken into two parts. Program A: Black Sheep(director Ed Perkins/country U.K.) Blurring the boundaries between documentary and fiction, the film uses non-actors to re-create the events from years earlier that led to a black boy being raised on the estate of white racists and becoming more like the people who raised him; End Game(Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman/USA): Examined are two San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities on the forefront of creating new paradigms for end of life decisions with grace. Program B: Lifeboat(Skye Fitzgerald/USA): Profiled are volunteers from a German nonprofit that risks the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night; A Night at the Garden(Marshall Curry/USA): Exposed is a 1939 event at Madison Square Garden, where 20,000 Americans rallied to celebrate the rise of Nazism; Period. End of Sentence(Rayka Zehtabchi/USA): Women in a rural village outside Delhi, India, lead a quiet revolution against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Sat., 11 a.m. (Program B) & Sun., 11:30 a.m. (Program A) $9.50.

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 K.A.O.S. performs in Santa Ana, while it’s Midnight Insanity in Long Beach. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Fri., 11:30 p.m. $10; also at Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Sat., 11:55 p.m. $8.50-$11.50.

BTS World Tour “Love Yourself” in Seoul. It’s encore screenings of a recent live performance by one of 2018’s top concert acts worldwide. Shot in the South Korea capital city’s Olympic Stadium, the cinematic event is aimed at the boy band’s U.S. fans. AMC Fullerton 20, 1001 S. Lemon St., Fullerton, (714) 992-6962; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, 2457 Park Ave., Tustin, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Anaheim Hills 14, 8030 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Anaheim Hills, (714) 282-5953 (Sun. only); Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Kaleidoscope Stadium 10, 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 582-4078; Edwards Market Place Stadium 10, 13782 Jamboree Rd., Irvine, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Metro Pointe Stadium 12, 901 South Coast Dr., Costa Mesa, (714) 428-0962; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; Regal La Habra Stadium 16, 1351 W. Imperial Hwy., La Habra, (562) 690-4909; www.fathomevents.com. Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m. $15.

The Met: Live in HD: Carmen. It’s an encore presentation of Sir Richard Eyre’s Metropolitan Opera production of the Bizet favorite. Clémentine Margaine stars as the ultimate seductress opposite Roberto Alagna. Sung in French with English subtitles. AMC Marina Pacifica, 6346 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach, (562) 430-8790; AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Cinemark at the Pike Theaters, (562) 435-5754; Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; www.fathomevents.com. Sat., 12:55 p.m. $18-$24.

Sunrise. For Valentine’s season, the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble performs the live score as F.W. Murnau’s classic 1927 silent romance film rolls at two regional movie houses. George O’Brien plays a man fighting the good and evil inside of him as he is attracted to his wife (Janet Gaynor) and another woman (Margaret Livingston). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 8 p.m. $13.50; also at Art Theatre; arttheatrelongbeach.org. Thurs., Feb. 14, 8 p.m. $13.50 (or $77 when bundled with a dinner package at Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, which is across the street).

Donnie Darko. The really great 2001 Richard Kelly flick is about a troubled kid (Jake Gyllenhaal) who does very bad things because a big bunny rabbit tells him to. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Sat., 10 p.m. $10.

Dirty Dancing. Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes nationwide simulcast screenings of the 1987 rom-dram that popularized the saying “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Baby would be Jennifer Grey, who is stuck moping with her parents at a Catskills resort until she hooks up with a hunky dance instructor (Patrick Swayze). Sun. & Wed., 4 & 7 p.m.: AMC Orange 30 at the Outlets, (714) 769-4288; AMC Tustin Legacy at the District, (714) 258-7036; Cinemark Century Stadium 25, (714) 532-9558; Cinemark Century 20 Huntington Beach, (800) 967-1932; Sun., 4 p.m.; Wed., 7 p.m.: Edwards Aliso Viejo Stadium 20, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Foothill Towne Center Stadium 22, (949) 588-9402; Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Long Beach Stadium 26, (844) 462-7342; Regal Garden Grove Stadium 16, (844) 462-7342; Wed., 7 p.m.: Edwards Big Newport 6, (844) 462-7342; Edwards Brea Stadium West 10, (714) 672-4136; www.fathomevents.com. $12.50.

Lisztomania. Photo courtesy Goodtime Enterprises

Lisztomania. Frida’s February Volunteer of the Month Reggie Peralta selects a screening of the outrageous 1975 classical-music farce that reteams Tommy director Ken Russell with the Who’s Roger Daltrey, who plays Franz Liszt. A good portion of the film is devoted to the composer/piano virtuoso’s “friendship” with fellow composer Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas). Among those popping up in cameos are Ringo Starr (as the Pope!) and Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman (as the Norse god Thor!). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Mon., 2, 4, 6 & 8:30 p.m. $7-$10.

The Tempest on Film: Empire and Its Ruins, Winter 2019. UC Irvine Humanities Core and Shakespeare Center’s free series of film and television adaptations of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest continues through Feb. 15, with each introduced by a faculty member. Writing Director/Humanities Core Academic Director Tamara Beauchamp introduces Fred M. Wilcox’s 1965 interstellar thriller Forbidden Planet and the 1969 Star Trek television episode “Requiem for Methuselah.” Humanities Core lecturer Ben Garceau introduces Derek Jarman’s 1979 The Tempest, which incorporated a stylistic pastiche, elaborate costuming and a queer sensibility. UCI Humanities Gateway 1070, Irvine, (949) 824-6117. Forbidden Planet and Star Trek “Requiem for Methuselah,” Mon., 6 p.m.; The Tempest, Tues., 7 p.m. Free.

Happy Death Day 2U. Dodge College and Universal Pictures invite the public to a prerelease screening of Blumhouse’s (Split, Get Out, The Purge series) surprise 2017 smash hit. Jessica Rothe reprises her role as Tree, who discovers that dying over and over was surprisingly easier than the dangers that lie ahead. Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Marion Knott Studios, Folino Theater, 283 N. Cypress St., Orange, (714) 997-6812. Mon., 7 p.m. Free, but seating is first come, first served and a line is expected to form early outside.

Blue Velvet. David Lynch’s 1986 thriller is something to behold because of the disturbing plot, images and feeling you are left with afterward. A young man (Kyle MacLachlan) finds a severed ear in a field, sticks his prodigious chin where it does not belong and finds his balls in the grip of a psychopath (Dennis Hopper), who also kidnapped the child of a nightclub singer (Isabella Rossellini). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Tues.-Wed., 2:30, 5:30 & 8 p.m. (also Feb. 15, 2:30, 5 & 7:30 p.m.) $7-$10.

Amores Perros (Loves Dogs). International Film Club presents a special Valentine’s screening of Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s dramatic thriller.A horrific car accident connects the stories of three characters dealing with loss, regret and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love. UCI, McCormick Hall, (949) 824-6117. Wed., 7 p.m. Free.

Love Story. Photo by Paramount Pictures

Love Story. I still recall my mother getting all weepy during a television broadcast of Arthur Hiller’s 1970 rom-dram. Though they are from different backgrounds, two young lovers (Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw) somehow make it work—and then, tragedy strikes. Regency South Coast Village, (714) 557-5701. Wed., 7:30 p.m. $9.

Gully Boy. Zoya Akhtar’s musical rom-dram is a coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai. Edwards Westpark 8, (844) 462-7342. Thurs., Feb. 14, 12:40, 4:30 & 8:10 p.m. $10.20-$13.20.

The Breakfast Club. The 1985 John Hughes film is filled with parts that will make you wince, especially when the Brat Packers attempt to get deep as high school students who are diverse in everything except skin color and the date they must serve weekend detention. Bring snacks and beverages, but no booze lest you have to stay late and clap together chalkboard erasers. Fullerton Public Library, 353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, (714) 738-6327. Thurs., Feb. 14, 1 p.m. Free.

Harold and Maude. Hal Ashby’s 1971 cult classic, which Frida dusts off every Valentine’s Day, is about a young man (Bud Cort) whose obsession with death changes when he meets an effervescent 79-year-old woman (Ruth Gordon). They wind up falling head over support hose. The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Feb. 14, 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. $7-$10.

Casablanca. Michael Curtiz’s 1942 masterpiece has an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) falling to pieces when the lover (Ingrid Bergman) who ghosted him walks into his Morocco gin joint at the beginning of World War II. Regency San Juan Capistrano, (949) 661-3456. Thurs., Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. $14.

My Bloody Valentine. In Patrick Lussier’s 2009 horror thriller, a man (Jensen Ackles) returns to his hometown on the 10th anniversary of the Valentine’s-night massacre that claimed 22 lives. Shockingly, he discovers everyone thinks he committed the murders—except his old flame (Jaime King). The Frida Cinema; thefridacinema.org. Thurs., Feb. 14, 10 p.m. $7-$10.

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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