How do you top Saturday night with the unannounced showing of the Beastie Boys' new film "Fight for Your Right Revisited" (with the Beasties' minister of infotainment Nathaniel Hornblower himself rumored to be keeping a low profile on the premises), revered director Monte Hellman appearing in person before his first feature in 21 years, or the cool dudes from Bellflower rocking their awesome flame-shooting car in the downstairs Green Hills parking lot? It'll be tough — but the lineup for today's screenings is Murderers Row, folks.
Two acclaimed primate docs — James Marsh's Project Nim and Nicolas Philibert's Nenette — both screen today, scheduled so you can catch them both. Cinephiles can see some likely contenders for 2011 Top 10 lists, including Clio Barnard's The Arbor, Koji Wakamatsu's Caterpillar, Catherine Breillat's The Sleeping Beauty and Michelangelo Frammartino's Le Quattro Volte.
Want to see some prankish Danes risk their hides to punk Kim Jong-Il? Then you mustn't miss Mads Brugger's hot-ticket doc The Red Chapel. Fans of ensemble dramas have Nick Stagliano's Good Day for It, featuring a cast that includes Hal Holbrook, Robert Patrick and Lance Henriksen. And for cult-movie mavens, there's the big guy in the trailer above, representing a "Graveyard Shift" item that has locals salivating. See the Scene's cover story this week for our picks, and consult the festival site for more options, show times and ticket info.