International cinema takes the spotlight with the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles continuing at the ArcLight Hollywood multiplex, the UCLA Film and Television Archive's celebration of Iranian cinema opening Saturday at the Billy Wilder Theater, followed by the 17th City of Lights, City of Angels French film celebration opening Monday at the Directors Guild of America with the North American premiere of Daniele Thompson's "It Happened in Saint-Tropez."
Screenwriter Larry Karaszewki ("Ed Wood") presents George Roy Hill's outrageous 1977 hockey comedy "Slap Shot" Thursday evening at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre. The comedy stars Paul Newman, Michael Ontkean, Jerry Houser and Jennifer Warren. Houser and Warren and producer Robert Crawford will discuss the film after the screening,
The Cinematheque's "Noir City: Hollywood, 15th annual Festival of Film Noir" features two adaptations of Cornell Woolrich's novels Friday evening at the Egyptian -- 1942's "Street of Chance," with Burgess Meredith and Claire Trevor, and 1948's "Night Has a Thousand Eyes" wtih Edward G. Robinson and Gail Russell. Universal has struck a new 35mm print of "Night" for the screening.
Wednesday's offerings are two gritty noirs directed by the great Robert Siodmak-1948's "Cry of the City," with Victor Mature, Richard Conte and Shelley Winters, and 1946's "The Killers," which marked Burt Lancaster's memorable film debut.