Film events this week: LA's best films, fests and flicks

Check out our critics' picks for this week's best screenings, fests, Q&As and other film events across Los Angeles.

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Looking for the best film events in LA? Whether you prefer drive-ins, director Q&As or outdoor screenings, we've got you covered with our weekly film critic's picks. Read on for the best of the big screen this week.

Know of any upcoming film events that would set our hearts aflutter? Email film.la@timeout.com to get them listed.

Back to the Future screening with the LA Phil

Critics' pick

Grab the keys to the DeLorean and travel back in time with Calvin Klein, aka Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), to 1950s suburbia in this Steven Spielberg-produced supersmash. This time, the cult classic comes with live orchestral accompaniment, courtesy of the LA Phil in celebration of their 30th anniversay. If that weren't enough, cast members Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Donald Fullilove and Claudia Wells will make a special on-stage appearance, along with film composer Alan Silvestri, whose slated to premiere a slew of new music just for the occasion. Tuesday nights simply don't get better.

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Hollywood Bowl Tuesday June 30 2015

The Tribe screening

Critics' pick

Dishing out a provocative cocktail of teenage theft, deceit, and prostitution, this Cannes Award winning film has audiences on edge. When a boarding school newbie gets mixed up with the wrong crowd, typical high school peer pressure gets amped up to a whole new level of cringe. Score tickets from June 25 to July 2 with special appearances from Director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy and actress Yana Novikova sprinkled throughout.

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Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre Until Thursday July 2 2015

The Grateful Dead Movie screening

Critics' pick

If you’re Grateful Dead fan hood runs deep and true, you’ll want to reserve this Thursday night for a music-infused time warp. In the late 1970’s, this rock band didn’t just win over crowds, but floods of eager moviegoers. A mega documentary hit theatres tracking the Grateful Dead’s epic concert tours and behind-the-scenes happenings. Watch live “deadhead” performance footage, interviews with band members, and animated sketches (yes, the famous dead Uncle Sam makes a cameo) at the Crest’s screening July 2.

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The Crest Thursday July 2 2015

Lost & Found Film Club: Jabberwalk Parts I & II

Critics' pick

In the spirit of July 4th, you can catch a not-so-spirited, fantastical reflection of the good ole U.S.A. through the eyes of director Romano Vanderbes. Brimming with provocative portraitures of American culture (think drug houses, fast-food culture, sex industries, greedy companies, and more stimulating portrayals), this back-to-back feature will certainly give you something to talk about. Head to the theatres July 3 for a double screening of Jabberwalk Parts I & II.

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Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre Friday July 3 2015

Jurassic Park screening

Critics' pick

In lieu of the epic Jurassic World debut and globe wide craze, it’s only fitting for us dino fans to relive the OG cult classic Jurassic Park. Hosting a Sunday night screening, the Crest theatre invites Angelenos to satiate our 90’s nostalgia with the ultimate throw back. Plus, you’ll likely catch more hidden nods to the original film in Jurassic World with this groundbreaking (ahem, literally) picture fresh in your viewing history. Catch the 5 o' clock showing on July 5 to watch T. Rex do his thang. 

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The Crest Sunday July 5 2015
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Daphna S
Daphna S

I'm definitely going to see Elf. I meeeaaan it features the world's best coffee and pure moments of cinematic genius. Any new indie movies we can add to the list though? I know Arena Cinema in Hollywood is playing "Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale", which is one of my favorites. If you haven't seen that one you've gotta go check it out! Plus that theatre is super cozy and a nice way to spend an evening.