Chaplin, Dracula, Ishiro Honda

The Chaplin Festival at the Belcourt in Nashville opens today and runs through December 5. Poster by Sam Smith.

This evening at 7, Not Coming to a Theater Near You is presenting Freddie Francis's Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968) at the 92YTribeca. Also in New York: UnionDocs presents A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory along with three of Williams's works. And Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part I carries on at MoMA. Related reading: Vadim Rizov for the L on Elia Suleiman's Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996), Divine Intervention (2002) and The Time That Remains (2009), a "loose trilogy of occupation comedies [that] politicize the international language of deadpan."

Tonight in San Francisco, at Other Cinema, Patrick Macias, editor of Otaku USA, and August Ragone, author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters, pay tribute to Ishiro Honda, director of the original Godzilla, with a collection of rare images and clips from classics of Japanese fantasy cinema.

Meantime, holiday movie special packages from both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times are now up for our weekend browsing pleasure.

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