Things to do, movies in LA: Jesus Christ, “Harry Potter”

Find a movie with our weekly list of classic movies, cult movies, film festivals, and more, showing online or playing at a movie theater near you.

“The ballad of Gregorio Cortez”
The “What is a western?” The series continues with this 1982 factual drama starring Edward James Olmos as a Mexican-American farmer who accidentally kills a law enforcement official in Texas at the turn of the last century. Gustavo Arellano of The Times presents the film; a Q&A with producer Moctesuma Esparza follows. Presented in 35 mm. Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, LA 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18. Included with admission to the museum ($ 6 to $ 14); reservations recommended. (323) 667-2000. theautry.org

“The black pirate”
Douglas Fairbanks stars this captivating 1926 silent era swashbuckler presented with live organ accompaniment. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond Street, El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. on September 19. $ 20. oldtownmusichall.org

“Blue velvet”
Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell and Laura Dern star in the 35th anniversary screenings of David Lynch’s ravishing and nightmarish 1986 neo-noir fable about dark acts in small American towns. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 7:30 p.m. from September 17 to 19. $ 10.50. thefridacinema.org

“Citizen Kane”
Orson Welles directs and stars as megalomaniac media mogul Charles Foster Kane in the 80th anniversary screenings of this iconic 1941 black-and-white drama co-written by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz. TCM Big Screen Classics, various local theaters (see website). 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 $ 15. fathomevents.com

The found images festival
This traveling celebration of weird and wacky clips from VHS tapes discovered at thrift stores, estate sales, and more, returns with a whole new show. The Lodge Room, 104 N. Ave. 56, Highland Park. 9 p.m. on September 18. $ 18. foundfootagefest.com

“The General” with “Supercop”
Hold on to your hats. This double bill combines Buster Keaton’s 1926 silent comedy about an engineer trying to get his stolen train back with Jackie Chan’s stunt-filled 1993 action comedy set in Hong Kong. American Film Library at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 7:30 p.m. on September 18. $ 8, $ 13. americancinematheque.com

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in concert”
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s score to accompany a screening of this 2009 entry in the fantasy film franchise based on the novels by JK Rowling. Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Rickman are the stars. Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood. 7:30 p.m., September 17. $ 23 to $ 224. hollywoodbowl.com

Hola Film Festival in Mexico
This showcase of feature films from our southern neighbor returns for its 13th edition. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St., Downtown LA and Regal Cinemas LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., Downtown LA Various show times, September 17-25. $ 13 to $ 50; pass, $ 220. holamexicoff.com

HollyShorts Film Festival
This showcase of Oscar-qualifying shorts from around the world is back with a hybrid in-person / online format. TCL Chinese 6 Theaters, Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; other places in the region. Varied hours, Sept. 23-Oct. 1. Check the website for prices. hollyshorts.com

Karrabing Film Collective
The struggles of Australia’s indigenous people are examined in a series of intimately personal experimental films that can be viewed in person or online. REDCAT, 631 W. 2nd St., Downtown LA 8:30 pm September 22; also October 27, November 22. $ 3, $ 5. redcat.org

“The last temptation of Christ”
Willem Dafoe is Galileo’s Man in director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader’s powerful 1988 adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis’ controversial novel. Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey and David Bowie also star, and Peter Gabriel provides the haunting score. Presented in 35mm. Secret Movie Club Theater, 1917 Bay St., 2nd Floor, Downtown LA at 8 p.m. on September 18. $ 16, $ 19. secretfilmclub.com

Los Angeles Asia-Pacific Film Festival
This showcase of Oscar qualifying feature films, documentaries and shorts also returns as a hybrid event. Regal Cinemas LA Live, 1000 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown LA; Aratani Theater, Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro St., Little Tokyo, Downtown LA; Japanese American National Museum, 111 N. Central Ave., Little Tokyo, Downtown LA Various exhibit hours, Sep 23-Oct. 2. $ 15, $ 20; some free and paid programs. festival.vcmedia.org

“Monsters Inc.”
John Goodman and Billy Crystal lend their voices to the 2001 Pixar animated comedy about Things That Happen at Night. Street cinema, Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. 5.30 p.m. September 18. $ 6- $ 23; 5 years and under, free; advance purchase recommended. streetfoodcinema.com

” The hunter’s night “
Robert Mitchum plays deranged preacher with money and murder in his head in the dark and visually stunning fable of director Charles Laughton from 1955. Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish are also on the bill. Presented in 35mm. American Film Library at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 1:30 p.m. on September 19. $ 8, $ 13. americancinematheque.com

“The Taking of Pelham One Two Three”
Criminals hijack a New York subway train and hold its passengers for a million dollar ransom in director Joseph Sargent’s 1974 crackerjack thriller starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw. Presented in 35mm. American Film Library at Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 10:22 a.m. Sept. 7 p.m. Sept. 23 $ 8, $ 13. americancinematheque.com

“The wicker man” and “The wicker man”
A month-long series of classic movies with their remakes continues and includes Robin Hardy’s disturbing horror fable of 1973 starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee with the laughable version of Neil LaBute in 2006 starring Nicolas Cage. Brain Dead Studios at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., LA 7 and 9:30 p.m. on September 19. $ 12; advance purchase required. Studios.wearebraindead.com

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