If you've ever wanted to experience a movie premiere, you have a chance once a month thanks to Film Festival Flix. There's a red carpet, reception, screening as well as a question and answers session with the filmmakers, plus an after party.

This month brings “Magpie” (2013) written and directed by Marc Price. Price, who grew up in Wales, had international zombie movie success with “Colin” (2008) that got almost more attention for the rock bottom production cost ($70 was claimed) than the story.

Darkness of a different kind is explored in the screening of “Magpie” on June 12. It's a story about estranged parents coping in an unusual way with their child's death.

Film Festival Flix: Film festival experience in North Hollywood with red carpet and wine reception, 6 p.m. June 12 at Michael Roud Photography, 11223 Magnolia Blvd.; screening of “Magpie” (2013), 7:30 p.m. at Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd.; Q&A with writer-director Marc Price, 9 p.m.; after party, 9:20 p.m. at Eclectic Wine Bar, 5156 Lankershim Blvd. Tickets $14. www.filmfestivalflix.com

Also this coming week are three silent movies to enjoy. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre shows “Our Modern Maidens” (1929). It's a complicated romance starring Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Rod La Rocque and Anita Page. Modern critics say that it's a good look at the flappers scene in the Jazz Age. The UCLA Film & Television Archive presents historical theme movies starring Richard Barthelmess: “The Bright Shawl” (1923), set in 1850s Cuba, and “The Fighting Blade” (1923), about the 17th century English civil wars.

San Pedro International Film Festival presents a special screening of "The Wizard of Oz," which includes sing-along and costume contest, on June
San Pedro International Film Festival presents a special screening of "The Wizard of Oz," which includes sing-along and costume contest, on June 8. (Courtesy)

Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre: “Our Modern Maidens” (1929), 5:30 p.m. June 7. Tickets $12. 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. 323-655-2510. www.cinefamily.org

UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater: “The Bright Shawl” (1923) and “The Fighting Blade” (1923), 7:30 p.m. June 6 (musical accompaniment by Cliff Retallick). Tickets $10. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-206-8013. www.cinema.ucla.edu

The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Dance Camera West and the Los Angeles Film Festival are more options.

LOS ANGELES, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND SANTA MONICA AREA

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival: Recent documentaries, features and shorts that explore Greek themes or are created by Greek filmmakers. Screenings begin 7:30 p.m. June 4; 5:30 p.m. June 5; 4 p.m. June 6; noon June 7; 1 p.m. June 8. Check website for schedule. Most tickets $12/$15 cash only at the door; pass $200 online/$250. Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. www.lagff.org

Dance Camera West: Dance documentaries, features and shorts plus dance performances, June 6-8 and 13. BodyTraffic Company performs, 7:30 followed by international short films, 8 p.m. June 6 at the Stern Grand Hall at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles ($15). Festival closes with a Dance-A-Long and screening of “La Bamba” (1987), 7:30 p.m. June 13 at Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles. Check website for schedule and venues. Most tickets $15; $80 pass. 310-248-4944. www.dancecamerawest.org

Movies on the Farm at Pierce College Farm Center: “The Odd Life” (2012), sunset June 6. Certified farmers market, 5 p.m. Free movie; bring your own low back chair or blanket. No outside food. No dogs. 20800 Victory Blvd., Woodland Hills. 818-999-6300, Ext. 22. www.piercefarmcenter.com

American Cinematheque at the Aero: Master of Darkness — The Testaments of Fritz Lang: “The Big Heat” (1953) and “Clash by Night” (1952), 7:30 p.m. June 6; “M” (1931) and “The Testament of Dr. Mabuse” (1931), 7:30 p.m. June 7; “Metropolis” (1927), 7:30 p.m. June 8. Shakespeare at 450: “Romeo and Juliet” (1968), 7:30 p.m. June 12. Most tickets $11; $9 seniors and students. 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 323-466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com

Film at Los Angeles County Museum of Art: Salute to Orson Welles: “On the Waterfront” (1954), 7:30 p.m. June 6 (Eva Marie Saint is scheduled to attend; $5); “Chimes at Midnight” (1966), 5 p.m. and “F is for Fake” (1977), 7:30 p.m. June 6 ($5 for both). Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: “Black Cross” (1960), 1 p.m. June 10 ($4). “Love is Strange” (2014), 7:30 p.m. June 12 ($20). Arab Cinema Classics: “The Night of Counting the Years” (1970), 7:30 and “Cairo Station” (1958), 9:30 p.m. June 13 ($5 for both). 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-857-6010. www.lacma.org

New Beverly Cinema: “The Thin Man” (1934), 7:30 June 6 and 3:10 and 7:30 p.m. June 7. “After the Thin Man” (1936), 9:20 June 6 and 5 and 9:20 p.m. June 7. “Alien” (1979), 7:30 p.m. June 8-10. “Jodorowsky's Dune” (2013), 9:50 p.m. June 8-10. “Fellini Satyricon” (1969), 7:30 p.m. June 12-13 and 7 p.m. June 14. “Fellini's Roma” (1972), 10 p.m. June 12-13 and 9:30 p.m. June 14. Tickets $8; $6 ages 62 and over and ages under 12. 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-938-4038. www.newbevcinema.com

Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre: “Watermark” (2013), 8 p.m. June 6-7. Tickets $12. 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. 323-655-2510. www.cinefamily.org

Mission Hills Neighborhood Council community films: “Frozen” (2013), sunset June 7. Bring low back chair or blanket for seating. Free. Andres Pico Adobe, 10940 Sepulveda. www.mhnconline.org

UCLA Film & Television Archive at the Billy Wilder Theater: Tribute to Robert Altman: “The Player” (1992), 7:30 p.m. June 7; “Kansas City” (1996), 7 p.m. June 8. Tickets $10. Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-206-8013. www.cinema.ucla.edu

Eat, See, Hear: Outdoor movie series with live musical entertainment and food trucks, Saturdays through Sept. 13 at various venues. “Rushmore” (1998), 8:30 p.m. June 7. Doors open 5:30 p.m.; band 7 p.m. Tickets $10; $8 ages 12 and under; $20 reserved seating. The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles. www.eatseehear.com

Film at the Skirball Cultural Center: Hollywood Biopics: “Madame Curie” (1943), 1:30 p.m. June 10. Tickets $10; $7 seniors and students; $5 ages 2-12. 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-440-4500. www.skirball.org

Film at Panorama City Branch Library: Weekly movie screenings, 4 p.m. June 10. Call for title. 14345 Roscoe Blvd. 818-894-4071. www.lapl.org

Film at Goethe-Institut Los Angeles: Soccer Still Rules! series: “Das Wunder Von Bern” (2003), 7 p.m. June 11. In German with English subtitles. Free. 5750 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-525-3388. www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/ver/en12550696v.htm

Film at North Hollywood Regional Branch Library: LGBT Pride Month is celebrated with screenings, 2 p.m. Thursdays in June. Call for title on June 12. 5211 Tujunga Ave. 818-766-7185. www.lapl.org

Los Angeles Film Festival: The 20th annual event includes documentaries, features, music videos and shorts. Movies begin 4 p.m. June 12; 4:10 p.m. June 13. Event runs through June 19. Check website for schedule. Most tickets $13; passes $250-$2500 (all access). Most screenings are at Regal Cinemas LA Live Stadium 14 (Use parking Lot W, Gate B at 1005 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles; $10). 866-345-6337. www.lafilmfest.com

CSUN Associated Students Summer Movie Festival: Movies are screened between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 28. “Enchanted” (2007), June 12. Food trucks, 5:30 p.m. Parking $6. Upcoming: “Shrek” (2001), June 19. Oviatt Lawn, 18111 Nordhoff St. 818-677-2477. www.csun.edu/as

Fowler Museum films: “Narco Cultura” (2013, R), 7 p.m. June 12. Free. Use Sunset Boulevard entrance at Westwood Plaza; use Lot 4 parking lot. 308 Charles E. Young Drive. www.fowler.ucla.edu

American Cinematheque at the Egyptian: “Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton” (2013, in the Spielberg Theatre) with Broughton's poetry presented by performance artist Jason Jann and discussion with director Stephen Silha, 7:30 p.m. June 12. Most tickets $11; $9 seniors and students. 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 323-466-3456. www.americancinematheque.com

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Movies in the Park: “Monsters University” (2013), sunset June 13. Free. Movies will also screen July 11 and Aug. 1. Wood Ranch, 556 Lake Park Drive. www.rsrpd.org

Los Angeles Conservancy Last Remaining Seats: Classic movies at historic venues include “West Side Story” (1961), 8 p.m. June 14 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles. Other dates include June 18, 25, 28 at different venues. Tickets $20. Reservations required. www.laconservancy.org

Holly.Andres@langnews.com

INLAND VALLEY AREA

Belle: Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mabatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Directed by Amma Asante, 1:40, 4:30 and 9:55 p.m. June 4, 4:30 p.m. June 5, tickets $8-$11, Claremont 5 Laemmle, 450 W. Second St., Claremont, 909-621-5500. www.laemmle.com

Inside Llewyn Davis: Comedy-drama written, directed, produced and edited by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. 7 p.m. June 6, 3 and 7 p.m. June 7, tickets $5-$9.99, UCR ARTSblock, 3824 Main St., Riverside, 951-827-4787. www.artsblock.ucr.edu

Fed-Up: Documentary on the dirty little secrets the food industry doesn't want you to know. Narrated by Katie Couric, directed by Stephanie Soechtig. 11:10 a.m. June 7, tickets $8-$11, Claremont 5 Laemmle, 450 W. Second St., Claremont, 909621-5500. www.laemmle.com

Elaine.Lehman@langnews.com

LONG BEACH AREA

Streetcar Named Desire: The 1951 film based on a Tennessee Williams' play stars Marlon Brando. 1 p.m. June 6. El Dorado Library, 2900 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach. 562-570-3136. www.lbpl.org

Brittany.Taylor@langnews.com

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY AREA

Norton Simon Museum: From 1999, “The Cup” is a film about a group of young Tibetan monks torn between their spirituality and a soccer competition, 7-8:40 p.m. June 6, included with museum admission of $10, $7 for seniors, under 18 free. 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 626-449-6840. www.nortonsimon.org/the-cup-1999/

Flashback Tuesdays: “Starship Troopers”: In this futuristic Paul Verhoeven film from 1997, humans battle giant alien bugs, 7:30 p.m. June 10. $6, Regency Foothill Cinema Stadium 10, 854 E. Alosta Ave., Azusa, 626-334-6007. www.regencymovies.com

Arcadia Public Library: Adult Foreign Film Program presents “The Keys to the House,” 2004 from Italy, 6 p.m. June 11. 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia. 626-821-5567. www.library.ci.arcadia.ca.us/

Pasadena Central Library: Films for All Ages screens “Rain Man,” rated R, from 1988 with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, 1-3 p.m. June 11. Free. 285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena. www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/library

Linda.Gold@langnews.com

SOUTH BAY AREA

Duck Soup: 1933 Marx Brothers film that the United States Library of Congress has deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and in 1990 selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry; 8:15 p.m. June 6, 2:30 and 8:15 p.m. June 7 and 2:30 p.m. June 8. Old Town Music Hall, 140 Richmond St., El Segundo, tickets $10-$8, cash or check only, 310-322-2592. www.oldtownmusichall.org.

Movies on the Boardwalk: Redondo Beach Pier Association kicks off the series with the 1985's “The Goonies,” about a band of pre-teens who, while attempting to save their homes from demolition, stumble across an old map that leads them on an adventure. 500 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, 7-10 p.m June 6, free. www.RedondoPier.com/events.

Wizard of Oz Sing-Along: San Pedro International Film Festival presents a special screening of the classic. Costume contest after the film, prizes for best child and adult costumes, 3 p.m. June 8. Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro, tickets $10/$5. www.warnergrandvision.org

Sandy.Gerety@langnews.com