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Are you coming back to Los Angeles this weekend? That means it’s time to watch movies! Below, we’ve got a few picks from independent cinemas around the city: From Christopher Nolan to claymation, there’s something for everyone on this list.

For Batman fans

The dark knight

Gardena Cinema

Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25 at multiple times

Tickets are $12, more information. here.

Synopsis: It’s no exaggeration to say that Christopher Nolan’s portrayal of Batman changed superhero movies forever. The Caped Crusader (Christian Bale) and the Joker (an Oscar-winning performance by Heath Ledger) face off in this dark comic film about surveillance states and the nature of justice.

You will like this if… you love the rainy darkness and race-against-time suspense elements of movies like se7enor Hannibal Lecter in Silence of inocents He’s one of your favorite villains.

For the anguish of coming of age

turning red (accessible screening)

Ted Mann Theater at the Academy Museum

Saturday, May 25 at 11 am

Tickets are $10, more information. here.

Synopsis: 13-year-old Mei is desperate to see her favorite boy band, but her problems are a little bigger than fandom and teenage angst when she discovers a family secret: when emotions run high, the women in her family become in giant red pandas. turning red had a limited theatrical release when it was initially released in 2022, so here’s your chance to see the red panda’s antics on a big screen! This family matinee is an accessible screening featuring open captioning, low lighting, and reduced volume.

You will like this if… Have you enjoyed other recent Pixar offerings like Lukeor if little mom and Everything everywhere and at the same time made you wish you and your mom understood each other better, or you love stories focused on friendship like Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants.

For the dreamers

Desperately searching for Susan

American Cinematheque in Los Feliz 3

Saturday, May 25 at 4 pm

Tickets are $8-13, more information here.

Synopsis: Madonna’s first major role on the big screen! She plays the titular Susan, an incredibly cool woman who trades personal ads in the newspaper that catch the attention of bored housewife Roberta Glass (Rosanna Arquette). Lost memories, mistaken identities, and mob-related shenanigans ensue.

You will like this if… you love mid-80s fashion, cool girl crimes, and yuppie skewering something wildor if you want The Parent Trap there was a lot at stake.

For vampire lovers

Bram Stoker’s Dracula


Saturday, May 25 at 9:45 p.m.

Tickets are $12, more information. here.

Synopsis: Romance! Dreamy gothic vibes! Horror! Set in the 19th century, Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves play lovers threatened by the titular Dracula (Gary Oldman). Teaming up with vampire hunter Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins), can they stop the vampire’s reign of terror in this star-studded film directed by Francis Ford Coppola?

You will like this if… Winona Ryder’s wardrobe and behavior in beetle juice either Edward Scissorhands formed your personality, or are you ready to make the leap from Twilight to bloodier food.

For stop-motion fans

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Rabbit Man

Brain death studies

Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Tickets are $13 (kids 10 and under free!), more information here.

Synopsis: The affable inventor Wallace and his brilliant companion Gromit have been dealing with garden pests in their charming English town. But when an invention goes wrong, there’s a mystery to solve and a dangerous creature on the loose, threatening the annual vegetable-growing contest. Directed by Nick Park, this is a sumptuous claymation feature-length adventure.

You will like this if… Have you enjoyed the humor and animation style of Chickens racehe Wallace and Gromit short films, or Shaun the Sheep.

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