This Week's Pics: Fincher & Miyazaki

Lots of interesting screenings this week: a quartet of films from David Fincher, the director's cut of a classic anime film, and a Christmas-themed classic about a man who unwittingly false under a witch's romantic spell.

Topping our list is the American Cinematheque's three-day tribute to Fincher, which takes place at the Egyptian Theatre - 6712 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood. The fest begins on Wednesday with a special sneak preview of Fincher's upcoming film, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON; Fincher will be in attendance to discuss the movie after the screening. Subsequent screenings include the director's cut of ZODIAC and a double bill of SEVEN and FIGHT CLUB. Get more details here.

Hayao Miyazaki's ecological sci-fi film NAUSSICA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND screens at midnight on Friday in the Nuart Theatre. This is the original director's cut, not the truncated version released to theatres back in the '80s as "Warriors of the Wind." Miyazaki is an acknowledged auteur in the anime world; his beautifully animated films deserve to be seen on the big screen. 11272 Santa Monica Blvd (just west of 405 Freeway) West Los Angeles, CA 90025. Call 310-478-6379 for information.