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Rio Bravo. One of the roughest, toughest and down-right dustiest films outside of John Ford's grasp, Rio Bravo was shot right here in Tucson. The Tucson Desert Art Museum invites you to see Marion "John Wayne" Morrison and Dean Martin battle it out in the old West. The showing is free, and the museum will be open that evening with a reduced admission charge of $5 per person. 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10. 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. Free.

A League of their Own. Celebrate the (almost) beginning of Baseball Season by joining Casa Video for A League Of Their Own and the You Sly Dog hotdog food truck. Between Big and Sleepless in Seattle, this comedy sports flick is a bit of an afterthought in the Tom Hanks repertoire, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth your time. Especially for the avid fast-pitch fanatic. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 10. 2905 E Speedway Blvd.

Cars 2. For Second Saturdays Downtown, the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum is hosting a children's movie screening. If you went last month for the first Cars, you know what to expect: kid activities and snacks start an hour before the screening. And next month on April 14, the dramatic conclusion to series: Cars 3. 6:15 p.m., Saturday, March 10. 414 N. Toole Ave.

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Ichi the Killer. J-Splatter: the genre so violent they had to separate it from the already extreme cinematic "Splatter" movement. However, the genre is also paradoxically mixed with humor, even to a slapstick level of hilarity. Ichi the Killer has all these, and more. This blood-soaked crime story proves that yakuza are probably the scariest gangsters simply for their imaginative violence alone. This screening is a new digital restoration of the film, so you can see every gritty detail. 10 p.m. Friday, March 9. $6.

Dracula vs Frankenstein. Who would win in a fight, Mary Shelley or Bram Stoker? Well Shelly died when Stoker was only 4 years old, so we may never know. Luckily, some trashy '70s actors got a little too stoned and tried their best to figure it out. Thus, Dracula vs Frankenstein. It's a battle of gods, a clash of the titans, an altercation of the afterlives. 8 p.m., Monday, March 12. $3

Tucson Lunafest 2018. Since 2000, Lunafest has showcased short films made by and for women. In addition to the films, there will be a raffle for prizes, including jewelry, gift certificates and the traditional, handmade, annual Lunafest quilt. Presented by WOSAC and the University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women's Studies. 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 13. $12. Tickets online at gws.arizona.edu/node/659

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