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Jon Jost & Ralph White: American Transcendence. If you like America and you like experimental art (and, let's face it, you're in Tucson so of course you do), head over to Exploded View Gallery/Microcinema for a night of outsider music and film. First, fiddler/singer/banjo-er Ralph White starts the evening with his soundscapes. Then, a screening of Jon Jost's avant-garde cinema. This is the place to be to get your mind blown wide open. Check out the last week's edition for an article on Jost and his works. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18. 197 E Toole Ave.

Look & See. "Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire," says Wendell Berry. But for a man against clutter, he sure has done a lot to adorn his name: conservationist, farmer, essayist, novelist, professor, poet. Take a cinematic look at one of America's greatest living writers with this documentary. The showing will be at The Sea of Glass—Center For The Arts.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. 330 East Seventh St. $11.50.

Cinema Saturdays Featuring Bollywood. Casa Video Film Bar is taking you to the extravagance and peculiarity of India's film world. If you're in the mood for musical numbers and melodrama, this is your place. And if you need any additional help getting in the mood, the Curry Pot food truck will be right outside! 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. 2905 E Speedway Blvd.

Monsieur Mayonnaise. A mish-mash of animation, interview, and experimentation, this film tells the story of the comic books filmmaker Philippe Mora made in his youth. It's also a story about his father's role in WWII and his mother's miraculous escape en route to Auschwitz. And, somewhere in there, a man named Monsieur Mayonnaise. This showing is a part of the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 21. Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E River Road. $9.

The Loft Cinema

Ninja Terminator. What other two words do you need in a movie title? For Mondo Monday, the Loft is letting you in on one of the rarest spectacles in cinema: a ninja vs ninja vs ninja battle. It's everything a crappy action movie should be: it's sloppy, it's over-the-top and it's fun. What will survive? Probably not your respect for the director. 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22. Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. $3.

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