North by Northwest and Purple Rain Posters

This weekend the Cinespia Cemetery Screening series are showing two classic (and wildly different) films in Los Angeles over the weekend (for free!). First up, on Saturday May 29th is (my personal favorite film) Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, then on Sunday they are screening Prince’s Purple Rain.

North by Northwest official description:

Hitchcock’s quintessential comedy-thriller is a roller coaster of suspense and humor. An advertising executive is mistaken for another man by foreign spies, and the ruthless killers chase him across the midwest as he tries to clear his name.The most memorable and iconic sequences in cinema abound in this film as Hitchcock directs incomparable performances by Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. One of the all time greats!!!

Purple Rain official description:

Prince stars in this tale of a misunderstood musician struggling to get his music accepted as he zooms around Minneapolis on a purple motorcycle. Prince and the Revolution are at their best in the electrifying concert scenes, where the rock god is captured on film at height of his powers. A sexy debut by Apollonia and the madcap villainy of Morris Day and the Time add to the fun.

For both days, the gates open at 7pm and the films begin at 8:30pm @ the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at Gower).  While the screening is free, they do ask for a $10 donation at the gate.