Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
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Famous Films II (Shown on film): For the amount of lip-service (or Smashing Pumpkins video homages) paid to George M�li�s' ground-breaking 1902 sci-fi fantasy A Trip to the Moon, it's amazing how few people have actually seen it. Without wrecking its name, Secret Cinema goes "famous," though the selections chosen are well-known by name mostly. Along with Moon, expect such heavy-hitters as Pare Lorentz's visually resplendent agriculture doc The Plow That Broke the Plains, 1931's all-star relief effort The Stolen Jools, the 1966 antiwar short Toys, and the film that premiered Chaplin's "Little Tramp" (Kid's Auto Races) and an early prototype of Bugs Bunny (Porky's Hare Hunt). Fri., Feb. 22, 8pm.




Trocadero

$3. 1003 Arch St. 215.922.LIVE. www.thetroc.com

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) (Shown on DVD): Wes Anderson's eye-popping portrait of three estranged, grieving brothers taking a micro-managed (with lamenation!) trip through rural India seemed a touch underimagined when it first arrived. But Anderson's films tend to age well, revealing their riches over multiple viewings. (The Life Aquatic is a near-masterpiece.) Be on guard. B- Mon., Feb. 25, 7:30pm.




Villanova University

$3-$5. Connelly Center Cinema, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova. 610.519.4750. www.villanova.edu

Children of Heaven (1997) (Shown on DVD): Kids were long the focus of Iranian cinema, but they weren't particularly mawkish until Majid Majidi's cutesy but still reasonably neorealist tale of siblings who have to share shoes after one of them loses his. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Feb. 23 and Mon., Feb. 25, 7pm; and Sun., Feb. 24, 3:30pm and 7pm.




Wooden Shoe Books

Free. 508 S. Fifth St. 215.413.0999. www.woodenshoebooks.com

The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971) (Shown on DVD): Made only two years after his death, this doc examines the Black Panther leader's life, work and murder by the Chicago police. (Not reviewed.) Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30pm.

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