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The Moviegoer, Nov. 5-11

Pippi Longstocking Kiddee Matinees It’s difficult to explain the bemusing childhood pleasure of watching the badly dubbed but oh-so-fun Swedish films about Pippi Longstocking, the independent, resourceful and adventurous girl with gravity-defying ginger plaits and superhuman strength. The New Beverly is devoting a November’s worth of weekend matinees to the various iterations of the Pippi tales including two of the awkwardly dubbed Swedish originals starring Inger Nilsson beginning with Pippi Goes On Board (1969), Nov. 4-5, and continuing with Pippi in the South Seas (1970), Nov. 11-12. The more polished but less fun 1988 The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, screens Nov. 18-19, and the 1997 animated feature Pippi Longstocking, Nov. 25-26. New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 938-4038. Sat.-Sun. through Nov., 2 p.m. $6. thenewbev.com