Reel Newsworthy: Flaming Lips, Zombie Pictures and Dallas-Made Cotton Candy

Charles Martin Smith in a scene from the fourth-greatest movie ever made locally, Ron Howard's Cotton Candy.

A few movie notes on this new-film Friday. First, try to retain this bit of information in your short-term memory: Tonight and tomorrow, the Inwood Theatre will screen for the first (and last?) time locally the Flaming Lips' Christmas on Mars. It's times like these those new couches will come in very, very handy ...

On October 30, my favoritest Tomorrowperson kicks off Dallas Cinemania -- a 35mm, art-house-scented revival endeavor, bless him -- at the Angelika Film Center with a screening of Lucio Fulci's Zombi 2. Showtime's at 9 p.m., and ducats run a scant $8. Next month's entry: Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain, followed by that most perfect of Christmastime offerings on December 18 ... Straw Dogs ...

And I am most excited about the chance to see on a big screen Ron Howard's 1978 made-in-Mesquite Cotton Candy, which unspools October 29 at 8 p.m. at the All Good Cafe for a mere $5 donation. We'll have more on this next week, but a note for those looking to keep calendars open: "Local musicians Mark Ridlen and John Painter, who appeared in the film, will be in attendance to present and answer questions about the production." A tease below, courtesy Casey Kasem. --Robert Wilonsky

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