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Saturday, January 31

The Gold Rush

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

3:30pm

Co-presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles: 90th Anniversary! THE GOLD RUSH, 1925, Janus Films, 72 min. Coming off his first major financial failure, A WOMAN OF PARIS, writer-director Charlie Chaplin responded with what many consider his finest feature-length film. The Lone Prospector (Chaplin) travels to the far-off Yukon in search of gold but ends up falling in love with dance-hall girl Georgia Hale. The classic dance of the dinner rolls and boiled shoe leather scenes show Chaplins gift for poignant comedy at its very best. Join us in the courtyard after the film to pan for gold! 

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The Stray Birds

The Hotel Cafe

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028

7:00pm

The Stray Birds have been flying high since the 2012 release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. Two years, hundreds of gigs, and thousands of highway miles later, the genre-melding acoustic trio prepares to make its Yep Roc Records debut. Known for their songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and gorgeous three-part harmony singing. 

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Waldemar Bastos at the Aratani Theater

Aratani Theater

244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, 90012

7:00pm

Angolan guitarist/vocalist Waldemar Bastos makes a rare LA appearance as part of the inaugural ARATANI World series of global music and dance. The series celebrates the songs, sounds and dance of seven ensembles both local and international, from Africa, India, Hawaii, Philippines, Japan, Bulgaria, Latin America, Central Java, Brazil, New York, and Los Angeles.Each singular artist carries forth yet transforms their rich cultural traditions. Waldemar Bastos will offer music of Angola, "He melds elegiac longing with the effervescence of African and Brazilian pop, transcending sorrow with sparkle and grace," says The New York Times. My music is defined by my own life experiences, praise for Angolan identity and a call for universal brotherhood ...it is gratifying to me to hear or read critics who say that my music is universal. It is not a regional music, but instead for people everywhere. This is my sincere goal, my contribution for harmony among people! For me this is the first and ultimate function of Art. Few artists of any nation have created such a passionate and human statement on political themes as Waldemar Bastos.Exploring musical styles from across the African continent, Bastos work is sensual as well as sensational. His heartfelt signature piece,Sofrimento, quickly became an anthem for the peoples struggle for freedom - a message inspired by his own political imprisonment.

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BUSH at the Wiltern

The Wiltern

Los Angeles, CA 90010

7:00pm

(JAN. 31) Bush are a British rock band formed in London in 1992. The grunge band found its immediate success with the release of their debut album Sixteen Stone in 1994, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA.Bush went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s, selling over 10 million records in the United States. 

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Double Feature: High Crime & The Family

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Double Feature: High Crime & The FamilyDouble Feature: High Crime & The FamilyDouble Feature: HIGH CRIME (LA POLIZIA INCRIMINA LA LEGGE ASSOLVE), 1973, Ambassador, 100 min. Dir. Enzo G. Castellari. Cop Franco Nero, frustrated with superior James Whitmore’s slow accumulation of evidence, goes after a drug ring, confronting mob boss Fernando Rey and rich importer Silvano Tranquilli. As Nero steps on more toes, people die, and now his girlfriend and daughter are in harm’s way. Unrelenting and unforgiving, one of the best collaborations between Nero and Enzo G. Castellari (director of the original INGLORIOUS BASTARDS). 

THE FAMILY (CITT VIOLENTA aka VIOLENT CITY), 1970, 100 min. Dir. Sergio Sollima. Killer Charles Bronson is chased by double crossers while on a vacation with main squeeze Jill Ireland and, after mucho mayhem, left for dead. But Bronson re-emerges from prison to hunt through the New Orleans underworld for his traitorous comrades. He gets more than he bargained for, running into duplicitous Ireland and her new hubby, mob boss Telly Savalas, who wants to hire Bronson - and wont take no for an answer. One stylish action scene after anotherwhipped into a frenzy by Ennio Morricone’s shredded electro soundtrack... - Grady Hendrix, New York Sun. 

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