A movie to fit any mood: ‘King Kong’ or ‘Aftermath’

Two involving films, ‘King Kong’ and ‘Aftermath,’ are among a wide selection of movies available to audiences this week
Fay Wray gets a grip in 1933’s “King Kong.”
(Warner Bros. Entertainment)

This post has been updated. See below for details.

Seekers of proof of the diversity of choices available to local moviegoers need look no further than two wildly different but equally involving films on tap in the coming week.

The Polish film “Aftermath” and its concern with man’s inhumanity to man continues its run at Laemmle’s Music Hall in Beverly Hills and Town Center in Encino. A bombshell disguised as a thriller about people grappling with a difficult past, this devastating story involves Jews and the Holocaust, yet not a single Jewish character appears on screen.

Very different indeed is the one and only 1933 “King Kong,” available for a rare appearance on the enormous screen of LACMA’s Bing Auditorium on Tues., Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. It’s part of a tribute to the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which helped fund this new restoration.


“King Kong”: A critic’s choice item in the Dec. 5 Calendar section said that the 1933 film “King Kong” would be shown Dec. 12 at LACMA’s Bing Auditorium in a new restoration. It will be shown Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m.


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