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Sunday, August 2

CALL ME LUCKY

Aero Theater

1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403

7:30pm

Comedian and director Bobcat Goldthwait ("Chappelle's Show," "Maron") appears with his triumphant and wickedly funny documentary profiling Barry Crimmins, whose Boston club fostered the careers of countless comedians. Steven Wright, David Cross, Margaret Cho and Tom Kenny weigh in on the man’s inspiring transformation from standup to advocacy in this remarkable portrait.

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HELLRAISER/PUMPKINHEAD

Egyptian Theater

6712 Hollywood Blvd, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, 0

7:30pm

HELLRAISER
1987, New World Pictures, 94 min, USA, Dir: Clive Barker

In this first film in the HELLRAISER franchise, an antique puzzle box brought from Morocco to London unleashes a race of Cenobites, who love nothing more than inflicting pain on human beings. With his feature directorial debut, Clive Barker joined such filmmakers as Wes Craven and Sam Raimi among the ranks of horror’s most reliable auteurs, and lead Cenobite “Pinhead” - his face pierced by dozens of needles - joined the ranks of the genre’s most recognizable monsters. Starring Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins and Ashley Laurence.
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PUMPKINHEAD
1988, MGM Repertory, 86 min, USA, Dir: Stan Winston

Effects wizard Stan Winston made his directorial debut with this macabre modern folk tale. Lance Henriksen stars as Ed Harley, a grief-stricken father who asks an old witch in the swamp to bring forth a demon from Hell to wreak vengeance on the teen dirt-bike riders who accidentally ran down and killed his tiny son. That vengeance comes at a terrible price, as the link between Ed and the monster grows u

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Monday, August 3

See a Light Show Before “Inside Out”

El Capitan Theatre

6838 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

10:00am

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear , Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life.  This new Pixar movie is a delight for parents and kids (how often is that true?) and is bound to be an instant classic.  See it a the classic Disney theater, the El Capitan, and before each showing catch the all new stage show, “The Magic of Light.”

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Adventures on the Queen Mary

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

 

James Radford & Dave Wooders discuss and sign Adventures on the Queen Mary.Take an exciting trip back in time to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel on board the world's favorite liner -- the RMS Queen Mary. Enjoy a visual feast of new and archival photographs, many never before published. At 16 years of age, in 1957, Dave Wooders worked as a bellboy on the Queen Mary! (The Perfect Page)

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Dani Klein Modisett discusses and signs Take My Spouse, Please

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

Dani Klein Modisett discusses and signs Take My Spouse, Please: How to Keep Your Marriage Happy, Healthy, and Thriving by Following the Rules of Comedy. This humorous take on marriage shows you how the true keys to marital bliss and success are surprisingly the same as the cardinal rules of comedy.  In love, as in comedy, timing is everything. One bad night doesn’t mean it’s time to quit. Have patience: great marriages, like a successful comedy career, take time. Turns out the cardinal rules of comedy have an uncanny resemblance to the rules of building a strong marriage. With humor and grace, Dani Klein Modisett shares a map for navigating your marriage through rough patches, bad jokes, and even nights when you bomb.  Take My Spouse, Please shows how thirteen tried-and-true rules of comedy, when applied to marriage, keep you and your spouse connected, enjoying each other, and getting through tough times. Along with anecdotes from well-known comedians, comedy writers, marriage counselors, and long-term spouses, Dani delivers the core premise: humor matters. (Trumpeter)

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Wednesday, August 5

Watts Riots 50th Anniversary: Screening & Panel Discussion

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Join the American Cinematheque for a screening of I BUILD THE TOWER, Edward Landler and Brad Byer’s definitive feature documentary on the Watts Towers and their creator, Sabato Rodia. Made with exclusive access to Rodia’s family and the cooperation of the Watts community, the film follows Rodia’s life through the creation of his monumental mosaic-covered spires and their recognition as an architectural and sculptural masterpiece.
I BUILD THE TOWER also tells the story of Watts. Showing this story as Rodia saw it over the 30 years of his work on the towers, the film details the growth of the conditions that led to the violence of 1965 - and to Watts embracing the Watts Towers as a symbol of freedom and initiative. Following the screening, panelists with perspectives drawn from long-term experience with Watts and the Watts Towers - for some going back to before 1965 - will address the issues raised in the film about our local history that are still influencing our society today.

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Thursday, August 6

"Being Mortal" Film Screening & Discussion

Venice Arts

1702 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, 90291

7:00pm

Venice Arts invites you to a screening of the new, provocative frontline documentary Being Mortal, based on the book by award-winning author and surgeon Atul Gawande.

Being Mortal explores modern medicine’s obsession with fighting the inevitable reality of our own mortality and the need for a new approach on end of life care. Atul Gawande presents an alternative way of talking about death that is based in dignity, ensuring that families have an open channel of communication on the one thing no one wants to talk about.

Interactive discussion to follow the screening, led by Sandra De Castro Buffington, Founding Director of the UCLA Global Media Center for Social Impact. Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the California Healthcare Foundation.

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