THIS WEEKEND: WTTD Los Angeles recommendations for Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th, 2010

happy fireworks everyone!!!

SATURDAY, JULY 3rd

a month long tribute to Dennis Hopper’s unmatched contribution to film, art and the world begins appropriately at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with Cinespia’s showing of the seminal Easy Rider. there’s a film series throughout the month, mostly at Cinefamily (Silent Movie Theatre), as well as an exhibition at MOCA next Saturday, July 10th. more info with specific screenings after the jump – pour one out 4 tha homiez : o (

electroclash ex-patriot Miss Kittin scratches the decks with Paolo Mojo @ Avalon Hollywood (three thumbs up from j. s. – tix here)

the Hive Gallery is having its July group orgy show with Van Soro, Leyla Akdogan, L. Croskey, Charles Swenson, Gaia Bracco and Juan Alvarado, $8 at the door, $5 for peeps in black and yellow (cause it looks like a bee, get it? Hive Gallery? bees? eh? eh?) yeah, it costs money, but there are music performances, djs and burlesque

just duo it with Mates of Statethe Echo with Free Energy and Nick Thune opening

Fetish Nation celebrates its one year anniversary @ Circus – print the STUPID flyer above for discounted tickets. (i love this club, lots of fun i.e. lots of decadence, but they totally need a new graphic designer – p.s. see our NSFW pics from previous Fetish Nation nights here)

go take a Baths, you stink, with Dublab pal Daedelus, El Ten Eleven and Matthew David @ Troubadour (tix here)

the Dum Dum Girls are suckers with the awesome Crocodiles at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa

annndddd there’s a helluva Hootennany goin’ on with rockabilly legends Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis  battling it off with each other @ Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine (5305 E Santiago Canyon, 92676). the all day show also features Nick 13 from Tiger Army, Old 97’s, Shooter Jennings, 3 Bad Jacks, Throw Rag and a lot more, plus more than 300 classic cars and the Miss Hootenanny contest. ain’t nothin’ more American than a rockabilly festival. (tix here)

SUNDAY, JULY 4th

Part Time Punks @ the Echo with a record release party for Magic Bullets – (holy shit! Zola Jesus is doing PTP on August 1st! – i’ve talked about her plenty before and now she’s getting all huge and shit. catch her now while she’s still doing intimate venues.)

everyone loves a 3rd annual Riot Grrrl Carnival benefitting the Downtown Women’s Center with Las Sangromas Y El Cabrón, Stella Pace, Sin Remedio, Desmadre En Krisis, Social Concern, Augustia @ The Smell

DENNIS HOPPER FILM SERIES

The Cinefamily, in association with The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), and Los Angeles Filmforum on the occasion of the exhibition Dennis Hopper Double Standard, presents a month-long retrospective of Hopper’s most famous and infamous film works—along with lesser-known treasures—that celebrates his decades-spanning, wide-ranging career of searing performances and ambitiously idiosyncratic directorial efforts.

SATURDAY, JULY 3, 7:30pm gates open; movie at 9pm
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A., CA 90038

Cinespia hosts a large outdoor screening of Easy Rider (1969, 35mm, Sony, 95 min.) to kick off the series.
INFO cinespia.org
TICKETS
$10

FRIDAY, JULY 9, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., CA 90036

Easy Rider (1969, 35mm, Sony, 95 min.) and The American Dreamer (1971, 16mm, 90 min.), with director L.M. Kit Carson in person
INFO 323/655-2510 or cinefamily.org
TICKETS $12 general; $8 MOCA and Cinefamily members

FRIDAY, JULY 16, 7:30pm and 10:30pm
The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., CA 90036

Mad Dog Morgan (1976, 35mm, 102 min.), with director Philippe Mora in person, and Kid Blue (1973, 35mm, Fox, 100 min., archival print courtesy of Fox)
INFO 323/655-2510 or cinefamily.org
TICKETS $12 general; $8 MOCA and Cinefamily members

FRIDAY, JULY 23, 7:30pm and 9:30pm
The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., CA 90036

Night Tide (1961, 35mm, 84 min., archival print courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and Tracks (1977, 35mm, Rainbow Films, 92 min.), with director Henry Jaglom in person
INFO 323/655-2510 or cinefamily.org
TICKETS $12 general; $8 MOCA and Cinefamily members

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 6pm, 8:30pm, and 11pm
The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., CA 90036

Blue Velvet (1986, 35mm, MGM, 120 min.), Hoosiers (1986, 35mm, MGM, 114 min.), and River’s Edge (1986, 35mm, MGM, 99 min.)
INFO 323/655-2510 or cinefamily.org
TICKETS $12 general; $8 MOCA and Cinefamily members

FRIDAY, JULY 30, 8pm and 10pm
The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., CA 90036

Out of the Blue (1980, 35mm, Discovery Films, 94 min., new restored 35mm print) and White Star (1983, DigiBeta, 92 min.)
INFO 323/655-2510 or cinefamily.org
TICKETS $14 general/$10 MOCA and Cinefamily members

SATURDAY, JULY 31, 7:30pm
The Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre
611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A., CA 90036

The Last Movie (1971, 35mm, 108 min., archival print courtesy of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
INFO 323/655-2510 or cinefamily.org
TICKETS $10 general; $6 MOCA and Cinefamily members

SUNDAY, AUG 8, 7:30pm
Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., CA 90028

In conjunction with the Dennis Hopper Film Series, Los Angeles Filmforum presents Warhol/Hopper: Films by Andy Warhol featuring Dennis Hopper, screening Warhol’s Screen Tests Reel #4 (1964–65, 16mm, approx. 40 min., silent, b&w, 18 fps) andTarzan and Jane Regained… Sort Of (1964, 16mm, 80 min., color, sound). Tarzan and Jane Regained… Sort Of is a playful avant-garde parody of the classic Tarzan films of the 1930s and ’40s featuring Taylor Mead as Tarzan, Naomi Levine as Jane, Dennis Hopper, Irving Blum, Claes Oldenburg, Brooke Hayward, and Andy Warhol. This rarely seen film was shot in Los Angeles in October 1963 while Warhol was in town for his second exhibition at Ferus Gallery.
INFO/TICKETS lafilmforum.org