Things to do, movies in LA, OC: Independence Day, cat videos

Find a movie with our curated weekly list of classic movies, cult films, film festivals, and more, playing in theaters, drive-ins, and pop-ups and/or streaming online. Before you go, remember to call or check online for booking conditions and COVID-19 protocols.

‘American Graffiti’ with ‘Dazed and Confused’
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be in this double bill that pairs George Lucas’ star-studded 1973 coming-of-age tale set in 1960s Modesto with Richard Linklater’s star-studded stoner comedy in 1993 set in 1970s Austin. Presented in 35mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. July 5-7. $12; advance purchase recommended.

‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’
It Just Happened: Will Ferrell stars in Adam McKay’s 2004 satire of a prominent news anchor in 1970s San Diego. Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate also star. Rooftop Cinema Club Arts District, Row DTLA, 777 Alameda. St., downtown LA $20.75 to $27.75.

‘Switch off’
John Travolta plays a sound technician who inadvertently tapes a murder in Brian De Palma’s sleek 1981 political thriller. With Nancy Allen and John Lithgow. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. July 2. $8, $13.

CatVideoFest 2022
They’re as cute and cuddly as ever in this collection of feline clips from the internet and beyond. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 2:30 p.m. July 2-3. $7.50, $8.50.

“The Elephant Man”
John Hurt stars in David Lynch’s poignant black-and-white 1980 bio-drama about a Victorian man who has a severe deformity. Anthony Hopkins also plays. Presented in 35mm. Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, David Geffen Theater, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., LA 7:30 p.m. July 5. $5 to $10.

‘The Fast and the Furious’ (with fireworks)
Villainous Vin Diesel and undercover cop Paul Walker share an unexpected bromance in this 2001 action flick that ignited the long-running franchise. Michelle Rodriguez also stars. Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. 9 p.m. July 1. $45.

‘Independence Day’
It’s Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith against the biggest alien spaceships you’ve ever seen in this 1996 sci-fi/action thriller. Rooftop Cinema Club DTLA, Level, 4th floor, 888 S. Olive St ., downtown LA 8:30 p.m. July 4. $19.50 to $26; advance purchase required.

Also at Rooftop Cinema Club El Segundo, 1310 E Franklin Ave., parking lot, El Segundo. 8 p.m. July 4. $19.50 to $23.40; advance purchase required.

“A league apart”
Is there crying in baseball? Find out in Penny Marshall’s 1992 factual comedy-drama about an all-female baseball team during World War II. Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna are the stars. Veterans Memorial Park, 4117 Overland Ave., Culver City. 8:30 p.m. July 2. $10 to $26.

‘Father Panchali’
A poor family in rural Bengal struggles to get by in this 1955 black-and-white drama, the first entry in filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s essential “Apu Trilogy.” In Bengali with English subtitles. American Cinematheque at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 7 p.m. July 7. $8, $13.

An aging Japanese warlord descends into madness as his kingdom falls to ruin in a 4K restoration of this epic 1985 samurai drama directed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. In Japanese with English subtitles. The Landmark Westwood, 1045 Broxton Ave., Westwood. July 1, 4:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 3 to 4. $10 to $15. (310) 208-3250.

‘Santa Sangre’
New 4K restoration of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s surreal 1989 fable about a tortured former circus performer and his armless mother, the leader of a bizarre cult. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. 7th St., Downtown Los Angeles at 8 p.m. July 5-6. $10.

bring back. That’s what’s for dinner in Juzo Itami’s charming 1985 comedy about the owner of a ramshackle roadside noodle shop. Laemmle Anniversary Classics, Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West LA; Laemmle Glendale, 207 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale; Laemmle Newhall, 22500 Lyons Avenue, Newhall. 7 p.m. July 6. $12.50.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
A manned mission to Jupiter is compromised by the HAL 9000, an artificial intelligence gone rogue, in Stanley Kubrick’s effects-laden 1968 sci-fi fable, presented in glorious 70mm as part of the new film series ” Ultra Cinematheque 70 Fest”. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. July 1-2. $10, $15.

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