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Wednesday, February 4

DAVID TREUER reads from his novel PRUDENCE

Skylight Books

1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

7:30pm

Please join us tonight for David Treuer's haunting and unforgettable novel about love, loss, race, and desire in World War II-era America.

On a sweltering day in August 1942, Frankie Washburn returns to his family's rustic Minnesota resort for one last visit before he joins the war as a bombardier, headed for the darkened skies over Europe. Awaiting him at the Pines are those he's about to leave behind: his hovering mother; the distant father to whom he's been a disappointment; the Indian caretaker who's been more of a father to him than his own; and Billy, the childhood friend who over the years has become something much more intimate. But before the homecoming can be celebrated, the search for a German soldier, escaped from the POW camp across the river, explodes in a shocking act of violence, with consequences that will reverberate years into the future for all of them and that will shape how each of them makes sense of their lives.

With Prudence, David Treuer delivers his most ambitious and captivating novel yet. Powerful and wholly original, it's a story of desire and loss and the search for connection in a riven world; of race and class in a supposedly more innocent era. Most profoundly, it's about the secrets we choose to keep, the ones we can't help but tell, and who--and how--we're allowed to love

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High Maintenance (sneak preview hosted by Doug Benson)

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

“Each episode offers an intimate vantage on someone’s world, projects our fantasy of what happens when that lady with the weird hair and the sad eyes, who we’ve been staring at since she got on the train in midtown, steps off at West Fourth Street and disappears into oblivion.” — Los Angeles Review of Books

Our first idea to title this Cinefamily show was How To Do A Web Series RIGHT: “High Maintenance”, for everything about this juicy collection of episodic shorts has been on-point from the get-go. Vimeo’s first original joint, High Maintenance tracks a weed dealer’s different house calls misadventures amongst an intimate, frequently nutz circle of Big Apple eccentrics. Each crystalline episode drops us into a different, harried, perfectly-realized version of someone we know — but a heightened ideal of that character sketch. Doug Benson’s a fan of the show too; join us for a special taping of his “Doug Loves Movies” podcast with the creators of the show, a sneak peak of High Maintenance’s latest season, and a Q&A session with the creators!

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/doug-loves-movies/#sthash.ymJP8Nec.dpuf

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