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'Woodstock,' Zappa's '200 Motels' and 'Baby Snakes' being shown at Aero Theatre

August 27, 2009|Susan King

Rock 'n' roll is in the air this weekend as the American Cinematheque screens a Frank Zappa double feature: 1971's "200 Motels" and 1979's "Baby Snakes" tonight at the Aero Theatre. And on Friday the Aero will show a new 35-millimeter print of director Michael Wadleigh's cut of his 1970 Oscar-winning "Woodstock," with an introduction by Hal Lifson, pop culture historian and author of "1966! The Coolest Year in Pop Culture History." www.americancinematheque.com

'Night Flight' salute

Meanwhile, the Don't Knock the Rock 2009 festival winds up tonight at the Silent Movie Theatre with a tribute to "Night Flight," the seminal late-night show from 1981 that included music videos, short films, cartoons, interviews, concerts and cult movies. www.silentmovietheatre.com

Classic war films

With Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" topping the box office this week, the New Beverly is presenting the 1978 Tarantino inspiration and Italian cult fave, "The Inglorious Bastards," as well as Robert Aldrich's 1967 World War II classic "The Dirty Dozen" with Lee Marvin, Sun.-Tues. www.newbevcinema.com

A little devil

AFI at ArcLight in Sherman Oaks goes to the devil Monday with 1968's chilling "Rosemary's Baby," directed by Roman Polanski and starring Mia Farrow as a young woman who gives birth to a little Satan. Ruth Gordon earned the supporting actress Oscar for her turn as a witch. www.afi.com

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susan.king@latimes.com

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