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Saturday, January 3

Wit

The Lounge Theater

6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038

7:00pm to 11:00pm

A new renegade, pay-what-you-can theater company who gives 30% of its proceeds to charity will make its debut in Los Angeles in a few weeks. On January 3, 2015, Stage Against the Machine will have its premier of Wit at The Lounge Theatre and will donate a portion to Cuck Fancer., an organization dedicated to raising awareness for young adult cancer by helping survivors get their feet back on the ground. 

Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness –and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital–Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

9:15pm

“Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town — home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls — is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, a most unusual love story blossoms blood-red. The debut feature Ana Lily Amirpour, cinema’s first Iranian vampire western basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful stew of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno, and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the weird surrealism of David Lynch. Above all, Amirpour’s tale of love and squalor is fun. Why else would a vampire ride a skateboard?” (Sundance Film Festival)

Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014, DCP, 99 min. 

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Sunday, January 4

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