Film Independent at LACMA kicks off Black History Month on Friday at the Leo S. Bing Theater with a rare screening of Michael Roemer's 1964 drama "Nothing But a Man. " Penned by Roemer and Robert M. Young, the acclaimed drama stars Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln and Yaphet Kotto. Film Independent is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of a new 35mm print of the acclaimed film.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Tuesday matinee presents the offbeat 1950 comedy "Harvey," starring Jimmy Stewart in an Oscar-nominated performance as a gentle man whose best friend is a 6-foot tall invisible white rabbit. Josephine Hull won the best actress Oscar as his excitable older sister. http://www.lacma.org
Two time-Oscar winning director Milos Forman is receiving the Directors Guild of America's Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday evening. And in honor of the achievement, the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre is presenting two of his biopics Friday evening -- 1996's "The People vs. Larry Flynt," starring Woody Harrelson, and 1999's "Man on the Moon," starring Jim Carrey as comedian Andy Kaufman. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who penned "Flynt," will be on hand.
Harold Ramis' surreal comedy "Groundhog Day" is screening Saturday evening at the Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in honor of its 20th anniversary. Bill Murray plays a weatherman sent to the small town of Punxsutawney, Pa., to cover Groundhog Day only to discover that he is trapped in some sort of nightmarish time-loop. Andie MacDowell also stars. http://www.americancinematheque.com