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Bring Out Your Dead: Cinespia Unveils (Some Of) its Summer Schedule
“American Psycho” and “Clueless” are among the May picks
This week, Cinespia finally announced part of the lineup for its popular summer movie series at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Since its inception in 2002, the organization’s outdoor screenings held at historic L.A. locations have become a mainstay on Angelenos’ itineraries, and the 2013 season doesn’t disappoint. From the noirish black-and-white cityscapes of post-WWII Vienna to the shopping malls of 1990s L.A.
Bring snacks, drinks, and a blanket (but no tall chairs, please) as you stretch out with your honey or clown with your crew on the cemetery’s Fairbanks Lawn for some of the clutch selections listed below. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the movies start rolling at 8:30.
Saturday, May 11
The Third Man (1949)
A young Orson Welles stars in this noir film set amid the rubble of WWII. Directed by Carol Reed and written by novelist Graham Greene, it follows American writer Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) who travels to Vienna to track down his old friend Harry Lime (Welles) only to unravel a grim mystery surrounding his former pal.
Saturday, May 18
American Psycho (2000)
"I have to return some videotapes." Featuring one of Christian Bale's finest and most disturbing performances, American Psycho tells the story of a foxy, driven businessman with a penchant for slaughtering the young women he brings home.
Saturday, May 25
The Party (1968)
Peter Sellers is in fine form in this cult comedy -- even though he's wearing brownface. Playing Hrundi V. Bakshi, an Indian actor mistakenly invited to a Hollywood party, he manages to do just about everything wrong over the course of the evening. Oh, the hijinks.
Sunday, May 26
A play on the plot of Jane Austen's novel Emma, Clueless showcases the transformation of a spoiled Beverly Hills princess (Alicia Silverstone) as she searches for meaning (and a boyfriend) in her high school existence. Infinitely quotable — just try to keep it down for the sake of your fellow moviegoers.