Bring in your representatives: Malkovich! Malkovich! Malkovich!
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Charlie Kaufman is one of the only working screenwriters who knows how to effectively harness the art of meta-comedy. In his surreal collaboration with director Spike Jonze, a puppeteer (John Cusack) stumbles upon a portal that takes him straight into the mind of John Malkovich (playing himself). Be one of the first 100 to arrive and get a free John Malkovich mask! OMSI Bridge Lot, 7 July.
A league apart (1992)
Partly set in our own Oregon, Penny Marshall’s sports comedy-drama is a fictionalized account of the very real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Players include Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell, while Tom Hanks plays their cynical, alcoholic manager (Tom Hanks). Come dressed in your favorite baseball outfit and play ball before the movie! OMSI Bridge Lot, 8 July.
lost highway (1997)
“Dick Laurent is dead.” Don’t miss David Lynch’s new restoration of neo-noir nightmare, which follows a saxophonist (Bill Pullman) who receives a disturbing series of videotapes that appear to be watching him and his wife (Patricia Arquette) in their Los Angeles home, inciting strange hallucinations, amnesia, body changes and even murder. Cinema 21 and Hollywood, from July 8 to 14.
Comet Night (1984)
When a radioactive comet turns everyone into zombies, two teenage SoCal sisters (Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney) show the world that Valley girls can kick the living dead ass too. Filled with ’80s settings like an abandoned mall and a neon-lit radio station, this horror-comedy is a pungent nostalgic trip. Clinton, July 9.
It’s Hot Girl Midsommar, with Florence Pugh’s breakout role, the maypole dance, flower crowns and dresses, far too powerful mushrooms, pagan worship, unforgettable violent deaths and cathartic screams. community! Ari Aster’s three-hour director’s cut pieces have rarely screened as part of Cinemagic’s A24 showcase (see the rest of the lineup below). Cinemagic, July 11.
Cinemagic: The witch (2015), 9 July. San Francisco’s Last Black Man (2019), July 10. spring breakers (2012), July 10. Climax (2018), July 12. Clinton: Flower Storms: Animation in Iran, July 6. Surfing II (1984) and Surf Nazis Must Die (1987), July 8. Earth girls are easy (1988), July 11. Hollywood: Ugetsu (1953), July 7. Secret Screening for Vinegar Syndrome, July 8. Shrek (2001), July 9-10. Conan the Barbarian (1982), July 9. Afro Punk (2003), July 10. Revenge of a Blonde (2001), July 11.