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Five Must-See Movies in April (NSFW)

Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker
Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker
Photo courtesy of Magnet Releasing

Sometimes a movie screens for one night only, and sometimes it shows for weeks -- months even. That's why when it comes to catching an independent or limited-release film at a local theater, planning ahead is crucial.

Planners that we are, we've selected five must-see flicks screening in the Valley this month. Stock up on your preferred salty, sweet snacks and check out our picks ...

5. Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie Much like Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's anarchic, absurdist Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! on Adult Swim, their feature film is not for everyone. And perhaps that's one of the greatest understatements in the history of the universe.

We watched Billion Dollar Movie last weekend, and, even though we are undoubted mega-fans, found ourselves screaming, "Ahhh! Noo! Ewww." But, such is the brand of humor Tim and Eric have cultivated. It's gross. It's disturbing. And we cannot stop watching and laughing.

See the unbelievably NSFW red band trailer after the jump.

B$M opens at Harkins Valley Art on Friday, April 6. Probably leave your mother at home.

4. Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow Director Sophie Fiennes paints a cinematic picture of German artist Anselm Kiefer, his elaborate installation work, paintings, and creative process in this visually striking documentary.

See it at SMoCA Lounge on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7. See details here.

  3. Beyond the Myth: A Film about Breed Discrimination Beyond the Myth looks at discrimination against pit bulls in the form of legislative breed discrimination in Miami, Denver, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. Exploring the impact of dog bans and roundups of breeds deemed unsafe, the film contrasts the nasty reputation of pit bulls with experiences and testimony from animal advocates and researchers.

The documentary screens at Madcap Theaters on Saturday, April 14, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available here. See more here.

2. ASU Student Film Festival During the seventh annual ASU Student Film Festival dozens of student filmmakers from the ASU School of Theatre and Film will screen 10-minute flicks they've produced. The audience will rate the films and, at the end of the fest, top-rated films will be awarded. (See the works of past winners here.)

The showcase takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 23 and 24, at Harkins Valley Art. Tickets are $8 and available at the door. More details are available here.

1. The Beat Hotel When beatniks Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso left the U.S. for the Latin Quarter of Paris in the late 1950s, the nameless hotel that they made a home of became a center for creativity -- and weirdos. British photographer Harold Chapman documented their time at the Beat Hotel, and in this film, he recounts his experiences observing the Beat crew during that period.

The movie screens at FilmBar on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. and continues its run throughout the month. Check the FilmBar calendar for more details.

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