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Thursday, February 11

THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY / THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Our tribute to the Oscars features two fantasies adapted from the work of Oscar Wilde. In THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, the title character's portrait ages instead of him. Then Charles Laughton stars as THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, who haunts an English castle during WWII.

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Saturday, February 13

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Love & Hate

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

11:00am

For this month’s sugar-packed, chocolate-covered, marshmallow-topped special Leap Year edition of Saturday Morning Cartoons, we’ve gathered all the tales of tenderness, feats of friendship, great romances, and cartoon camaraderie we could cram into one show, honoring St. Valentine! Our ode to the great Loves, Hates, and Friendships of the cartoon-iverse features Mickey and Minnie, Popeye and Olive Oyl, Ralph the sheepdog and Sam the wolf, plus plenty of surprises! From classic Pepe Le Pew foul play to modern day Regular Show shenanigans, it’s going to be a Saturday full of love and plenty of Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Curated commercial breaks, all-you-can-eat cereal bar, and a cash bar for the more grown up kids who want to enjoy a mimosa with their cartoons. Pajamas not mandatory, but encouraged.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/animation-breakdown/#sthash.2SnUf414.dpuf

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ANNIE HALL / THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

A Valentine's Day double feature of romantic comedies by Woody Allen. First, his Oscar-winning ANNIE HALL, in which he stars as a neurotic comedian opposite Diane Keaton. Then,

THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO, in which 1930s matinee idol Jeff Daniels walks down off the movie screen into sweet, adoring fan Mia Farrow’s life.

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Sunday, February 14

City Lights + The Book of Love!

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

3:30pm

Join us for a special silent-romantic-comedic double header this Valentine’s day, featuring Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights and Lindsay Benner’s Book of Love performance!

 

As the sound era dawned, everyone wanted to hear the Tramp speak—everyone, that is, except Chaplin himself. Feeling that words in the Tramp’s mouth would evaporate the universality of the character, Chaplin pushed ahead with City Lights, easily his most focused, shining effort, and a rare silent film produced after the Twenties had closed. The Tramp befriends a blind girl who believes he’s a millionaire, and tries his hand at a variety of odd jobs to pay for her eye operation — meanwhile, a real-life fantastically kooky alcoholic millionaire becomes the Tramp’s new best friend, except for that thing where he tries to get the Tramp arrested every time they sober up. Seriously funny and deeply affecting, especially in a devastating final scene that will leave no audience member unmoved, City Lights is a marvel for being such a tightly-wound, densely-plotted work (even though it was born out of Chaplin’s obsessive on-the-fly scripting while the film was in production), and it feels light as air to boot.

Dir. Charles Chaplin, 1931, 35mm, 87 min.

As much echoing Giuletta Masina’s heartbreakingly doe-eyed Gelsomina in Fellini’s LA STRADA, as the cartoonish ferocity of a modern-day Lucille Ball, awarding-winning juggler and clown Lindsay Benner presents her most acclaimed creation, BOOK OF LOVE. A late-entry into the canon of classic silent vaudeville, this edgy comedic love story played to a series of sold-out audiences at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and an abridged version rang in the New Year with a midnight show at the Magic Castle. This is a rare opportunity to see the full show in Los Angeles.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-february-2016/#sthash.xf4...

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Monday, February 15

GEORGIA / MRS. PARKER & THE VICIOUS CIRCLE

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Our tribute to Jennifer Jason Leigh includes two of her best performances in this double feature. In GEORGIA, she stars as a desperately untalented singer struggling in the shadows of her sister, a much-loved folk musician. Then she plays the title role in MRS. PARKER & THE VICIOUS CIRCLE, writer-director Alan Rudolph’s wonderful, sardonic portrait of the legendary Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s.

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We Are Twisted F****** Sister+Q&A w/Dee Snider

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

A glitter band legend who turned the 1970s New York bar scene on its head (then got it drunk til it puked), Twisted Sister was a glam performance act who rattled gender norms and teenage hearts alike – and it has much of that to thank for the addition of frontman Dee Snider, here in person presenting We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!

The man/myth/miracle in eight-inch-platforms, Dee Snider – and his lyrics, and his lipstick – has a legacy that spans from Long Island beer joints to the Sunset Strip’s hairsprayed heyday: a bonafide rock ‘n roll icon. To have him here at The Cinefamily, in a city whose name evokes images of spandex and acid wash to anyone who still believes DISCO REALLY SUCKS, is a true gift from the rock gods – so get your burning questions ready for a Q&A!

Not your mama’s rock doc, Twisted Sister! doesn’t simply play catch-up with the members of a scene-shaping glittery staple. Rather, it portrays the earth-rattling scope of changing music in the 70s and 80s – a crucial period in rock history – as one of its most recognizable bands grapples with disco and a heightened drinking age. So if you call yourself a music fan, you’ll come beat your Valentine’s hangover with a little (teased) hair of the dog and reminisce with Dee for a while at the two-shows-ONLY run of We Are Twisted F******  Sister!

Dir. Andrew Horn, 2014, DCP, 135 min.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-february-2016/#sthash.5xF...

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