Repertory

A weekly roundup of what else is screening around town.

By Matt Prigge
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International House

$5-$7, unless otherwise noted. 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. www.ihousephilly.org An Evening With Jeff Krulik

(Shown on video): Small Change and I-House join up to bring forth Jeff Krulik of the immortal short doc Heavy Metal Parking Lot. An eerily candid look at Judas Priest (and a couple Dokken) heads outside a concert in 1986, Heavy Metal belatedly spawned the Trio show Parking Lot in 2003, while Krulik has gone on to work for Errol Morris and make other high-concept docs like Ernest Borgnine on the Bus, I Created Lancelot Link and Hitler's Hat. Krulik brings his wares, including more parking lot visits. Thurs., April 17, 7pm.

Handmade Puppet Dreams

(Shown on video): Copresented by Puppet Uprising, this duo of screenings features puppet-related shorts curated by Heather Henson, ranging from finger puppets to marionettes. The family edition runs at 2 p.m.; at 7 p.m. things turn a little blue. Sun., April 20, 2pm and 7pm.

Looking for an Icon/ The Day You'll Love Me

(2005/1998) (Shown on Beta SP): The series "Moving Pictures: From Frame to Screen" doesn't get into the thick of things till next week. But don't neglect its first screening, which offers up both Looking for an Icon--a look at four of the more controversial winners of the World Press Photo of the Year--and The Day You'll Love Me, which ruminates on the last picture taken of Ch� Guevara. (Not reviewed.) Wed., April 23, 7pm.

Little Theater

$5. 7141 Germantown Ave. 215.247.3020. www.mtairyvideolibrary.com Juno

(2007) (Shown on DVD): Sorry, where are we? I know the backlash is over, but are we in the backlash against the backlash or the backlash against the backlash over the backlash? B- Fri., April 18-Sat., April 19, 8pm; and Sun., April 20, 7pm.

Secret Cinema

$7. Moore College of Art & Design, 20th and Race sts. 215.965.4099. www.thesecretcinema.com Weird Cartoons 2008

(Shown on film): No stranger to programs on uncensored or politically incorrect cartoons, Secret Cinema raids the vaults for those falling under the general banner of "weird." What constitutes "weird"? How about an elaborately animated Disney short made for schools on behalf of Kleenex in 1951 called How to Catch a Cold? A short from The Time Machine's George Pal depicting the Nazis' conquest of Holland? A 1946 'toon called The Story of Menstruation? Along with some un-PC bits (1969's Larry Storch-voiced Injun Trouble), there will also be some of Warner Bros.' Private SNAFU cartoons, in which the studio's premier animators (plus Dr. Seuss) taught soldiers valuable lessons for WWII. Fri., April 18, 8pm.

Trocadero

$3. 1003 Arch St. 215.922.LIVE. www.thetroc.com Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

(2007) (Shown on DVD): Sure, it has John C. Reilly ripping out sinks, but as far as hilarious biopics go, you really can't beat Factory Girl. B- Mon., April 21, 7:30pm.

Villanova University

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

(1996) (Shown on film): Belgian greats Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Rosetta, The Child) crossed over from documentaries to narrative film with this surely no less harrowing ethical quandary about a father and son renting apartments to illegal immigrants. (Not reviewed.) Sat., April 19 and Sun., April 20, 3:30pm and 7pm; and Mon., April 21, 7pm.

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