Film Independent at LACMA celebrates Black History Month

Film Independent at LACMA kicks off Black History Month on Friday at the Leo S. Bing Theater with a rare screening of Michael Roemer's 1964 drama "Nothing But a Man. " Penned by Roemer and Robert M. Young, the acclaimed drama stars Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln and Yaphet Kotto. Film Independent is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of a new 35mm print of the acclaimed film.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Tuesday matinee presents the offbeat 1950 comedy "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart in an Oscar-nominated performance as a gentle man whose best friend is a 6-foot tall invisible white rabbit. Josephine Hull won the best actress Oscar as his excitable older sister.

Two time-Oscar winning director Milos Forman is receiving the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday evening. And in honor of the achievement, the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is presenting two of his biopics Friday evening -- 1996's "The People vs. Larry Flynt," starring Woody Harrelson, and 1999's "Man on the Moon," starring Jim Carrey as comedian Andy Kaufman. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who penned "Flynt," will be on hand.

Harold Ramis' surreal comedy "Groundhog Day" is screening Saturday evening at the Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in honor of its 20th anniversary. Bill Murray plays a weatherman sent to the small town of Punxsutawney, Pa., to cover Groundhog Day only to discover that he is trapped in some sort of nightmarish time-loop. Andie MacDowell also stars.

The underrated quirky 1986 adventure "Big Trouble in Little China," directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, screens Friday at midnight at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre.

Cinefamily also is presenting a "House of Psychotic Women" series in February based on the book of the same name by Kier-La Janisse. The author will be on hand for a screening Tuesday night of Clint Eastwood's 1971 directorial debut "Play Misty for Me," in which Eastwood's disc jockey is stalked by an obsessed fan (Jessica Walter).

The L.A. Filmforum presents the 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour on Sunday evening at the Egyptian Theatre. The festival features new 16mm short films running the gamut from experimental to animated films.


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