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Sunday, February 1

Rebecca Scherm discusses and signs Unbecoming

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

4:00pm

(2/1) On the dirty outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac and mends teapots. She calls herself Julie, says she's from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, she checks her hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One she married and the other she's in love with. Both men were jailed for a crime that Grace planned. The heist went bad but not before she was on a plane to Prague with a stolen canvas in her bag. In Paris, a waiting game begins as Grace's web of deception and lies unravel and she becomes another woman entirely. This debut thriller about a daring art heist and a small-town girl's major transformation is sure to attract fans of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt.

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Monday, February 2

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

(2/2) Alexandra Fuller discusses and signs Leaving Before the Rains Come. A child of the Rhodesian wars and a daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's own marriage leaves her shattered. Looking to pick up the pieces of her life, she finally faces the tough questions about her past, about the American man she married, and about the family she left behind in Africa. Recalling her unusual courtship in Zambia—elephant attacks on the first date, sick with malaria on the wedding day—Fuller struggles to understand her younger self as she overcomes her current misfortunes. Fuller reveals how, after spending a lifetime fearfully waiting for someone to show up and save her, she discovered that, in the end, we all simply have to save ourselves.

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The Plague Dogs

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

We advise you to leave the kids (and pets) at home for this one, as this rarely-screened masterpiece of “adult” animation is a disturbingly poignant experience you’ll not soon forget. A fascinating follow-up to 1978’s landmark Watership Down, The Plague Dogs can be bleak, but is totally absorbing in the way that any pulse-pounding, life-or-death human (or anthropomorphized) drama can be. Determined to escape the confines of an evil laboratory, two dogs make a flight for freedom into the rugged hills. When they accidentally break a vial used by plague researchers on their way out, the human world launches the deadliest hunt. Here is a world where animals are not a blank slate for our ideals and morality, but are the direct expression of the animals themselves; Humanity is the bad guy, and the audience is not left off the hook. The film’s starkness is lent a further heaviosity by top-tier British voice talents like John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Judy Geeson and Patrick Stewart. With a beautifully lifelike visual style (Pixar’s Brad Bird was among the film’s animation crew), this rare 35mm presentation will leave you astounded.

Dir. Martin Rosen, 1982, 35mm, 103 min.

 

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The Plague Dogs

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

We advise you to leave the kids (and pets) at home for this one, as this rarely-screened masterpiece of “adult” animation is a disturbingly poignant experience you’ll not soon forget. A fascinating follow-up to 1978’s landmark Watership Down, The Plague Dogs can be bleak, but is totally absorbing in the way that any pulse-pounding, life-or-death human (or anthropomorphized) drama can be. Determined to escape the confines of an evil laboratory, two dogs make a flight for freedom into the rugged hills. When they accidentally break a vial used by plague researchers on their way out, the human world launches the deadliest hunt. Here is a world where animals are not a blank slate for our ideals and morality, but are the direct expression of the animals themselves; Humanity is the bad guy, and the audience is not left off the hook. The film’s starkness is lent a further heaviosity by top-tier British voice talents like John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne, Judy Geeson and Patrick Stewart. With a beautifully lifelike visual style (Pixar’s Brad Bird was among the film’s animation crew), this rare 35mm presentation will leave you astounded.

Dir. Martin Rosen, 1982, 35mm, 103 min.

 

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Cinema is a Virus from Out of Space

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012

8:30pm

Presented as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Following a sold-out screening at MoMA this fall, REDCAT revisits Cine Virus, a program organized in 1978 by filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Michael Oblowitz to coincide with the publication of the Schizo-Culture issue of the radical journal Semiotext(e), co-founded by Sylvre Lotringer. This screening includes Antony Balchs dizzying William S. Burroughs collage Cut Ups (1967); Bruce Conners music video for Devos Mongoloid (1977); the MoMA restoration of Bigelows Set-Up (1978), which deconstructs seductively shot images of two men in a brutal fight; Tina LHotskys Snake Woman (1977), starring Patti Astor; films by Eric Mitchell and Michael Oblowitz; as well as a live reading by Zackary Drucker of Kathy Ackers Blood and Guts in High School. In person: Patti Astor, Kathryn Bigelow, Zackary Drucker, Carole Ann Klonarides, Sylvre Lotringer, Michael Oblowitz, and special guests to be announced.

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Saturday, February 7

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