Things to do, motion pictures in LA, OC: ‘Grease,’ Olivia Newton-John

Discover a flick with our weekly curated checklist of traditional motion pictures, cult favorites, movie festivals, and so forth., enjoying at theaters, drive-ins and pop-ups and/or streaming on-line. Earlier than you go, bear in mind to name or verify on-line for reservation necessities and COVID-19 protocols.

‘Amazing Grace’
Aretha Franklin makes a joyful noise on this superb 2018 documentary compiled from footage shot in the course of the recording of the Queen of Soul’s Grammy-winning 1972 gospel album. UCLA Movie & Tv Archive, UCLA Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Free; no registration required.

‘Back-to-School Marathon’
Get pleasure from a butt-numbing procession of campus comedies beginning with “Clueless” and adopted by “Easy A,” “The Craft,” “Mean Girls” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. Midday. Aug. 13. $25.

R&B star Brandy is our younger heroine and Whitney Houston her fairy godmother on this made-for-TV 1997 musical based mostly on the fairy story. Road Meals Cinema, Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13. $10-$30; ages 5 and youthful, free; advance buy beneficial.

‘Cinema’s First Nasty Girls’
They’re most undoubtedly not on their finest conduct on this four-part collection spotlighting newly restored silent-era movies from the U.S. and Europe. UCLA Movie & Tv Archive, UCLA Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 13, 19 and 21. Free; advance registration beneficial; standby line accessible.

‘A Clockwork Orange’
Fancy a little bit of the outdated Ludwig van? Malcolm McDowell does in Stanley Kubrick’s still-shocking 1971 fable about road thugs in a dystopian Britain. Primarily based on the Anthony Burgess novel. The Frida Cinema, Calle Cuatro Plaza, 305 E. 4th St., Santa Ana. 4:30 and seven:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 5 and eight p.m. Aug. 13-14. $7.50-$10.50.

‘Dirty Dancing’
Thirty-fifth anniversary screenings of this tune-filled 1987 romance a few shy teen (Jennifer Gray) who hooks up with a hunky dance teacher (Patrick Swayze) at a resort within the Catskills in 1963. Fathom Occasions, varied native theaters (see web site). 3 and seven p.m. Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Aug. 17. $18-$20.

‘Floating Weeds’
A touring theater firm creates extra drama offstage than on whereas enjoying a small seaside city in Yasujirō Oz’s important 1959 art-house traditional. In Japanese with English subtitles. Mind Useless Studios on the Silent Film Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 8 p.m. Aug. 17. $12; advance buy required.

‘Forbidden Planet’
Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie “Don’t call me Shirley” Nielsen star on this 1956 sci-fi traditional based mostly on Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 5 p.m. Aug. 13. Free with museum admission ($12-$15; college students, lively army and ages 18 and youthful are free).

‘Grease: Sing-Along’
The dearly departed Olivia Newton-John stars reverse John Travolta on this blockbuster 1978 musical about Nineteen Fifties youngsters in love. Rooftop Cinema Membership Arts District, Row DTLA, 777 S. Alameda St., downtown L.A. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18. $20.75-$27.75; for ages 18 and older solely.

HollyShorts Movie Competition
This celebration of quick movies from world wide continues. TCL Chinese language Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Varied showtimes via Aug. 20. Passes: $55-$300.

See life, the universe and every little thing from a distinct perspective on this dialogue- and narration-free 1982 visible essay set to music by Philip Glass. Alamo Drafthouse, 700 W. seventh St., downtown L.A. 3 p.m. Aug. 12, 2:20 p.m. Aug. 13, 2:15 pm. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. Aug. 17. $18.

Les Femmes Underground Worldwide Movie Competition
This showcase for groundbreaking feminist artwork movies features a new restoration of Robert J. Kaplan’s 1972 fable “Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers” starring transgender Puerto Rican actor Holly Woodlawn. American Cinematheque on the Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 1 p.m. Aug. 13. $10-$15.

‘Pillow Talk’
A salute to Doris Day consists of the beloved star reverse Rock Hudson on this frothy 1959 rom-com. Tony Randall additionally stars. Introduced in 35 mm. Academy Museum of Movement Footage, Ted Mann Theater, 6067 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Aug. 13. $5.

‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’
John Garfield is heat for Lana Turner’s type on this steamy 1946 movie noir based mostly on the James M. Cain novel. Previous City Music Corridor, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo. 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14. $10-$12.

‘Sleeping Beauty’
Sometime her prince will are available in Disney’s animated 1959 traditional based mostly on the fairy story. Introduced in 35 mm. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., L.A. 2 p.m. Aug. 13-14. $10; advance buy beneficial.

‘Three Colors: Blue’
Screenings of latest 4K restorations of all three movies in Krzysztof Kieślowski’s acclaimed trilogy get underway with this 1993 drama starring Juliette Binoche. In French with English subtitles. American Cinematheque on the Los Feliz 3, 1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 7 p.m. Aug. 14. $8-$13.

Venice Heritage Museum Movie Competition
Out of doors screenings of quick movies celebrating the individuals and tradition of the seaside group. Vice Media, 589 Venice Blvd., Venice. 7 p.m. Aug. 13. $20; ages 12 and youthful, free.