WHO Mel Gibson
THE MOVIE "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"
THE DEAL The actor's third writing effort, after "The Passion of the Christ" and "Apocalypto," has been selling well among European film distributors - and it hasn't even been made into a movie yet, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The action film stars Gibson as a career criminal sent to a violent Mexican prison where surviving is a challenge. Adrian Grunberg, an assistant director on "Passion," will direct.
WHO Samuel Fuller
THE MOVIE "The Naked Kiss"
THE DEAL A director of hard-boiled, primitivist pulp during the 1950s and '60s, Fuller (1911-2007) is enjoying a brief retrospective on Long Island. This 1964 film about a pugnacious prostitute features one of cinema's most shocking openers. It's too good to spoil, but the disembodied hand belongs to the director. Lisa Dombrowski, author of "The Films of Samuel Fuller: If You Die, I'll Kill You!" will be the guest speaker.
INFO Tonight at 7:30 at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Tickets are $12. 800-838-3006; cinemaartscentre.org.
THE MOVIE "The Breakfast Club"
THE DEAL The comedy troupe The Raspberry Brothers, which has turned movie heckling into a profession, will take some cheap shots at the 1985 John Hughes classic this weekend. Interest in Hughes seems to have increased after his death last summer; the book "You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried," which explores the legacy of the teen-film king and his Brat Pack ensemble, was published last week.
INFO Saturday at 10 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre. Tickets are $12.