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Friday, October 24

Ted Hope presents and signs Hope for Film: From the Frontlines of the Independent Cinema Revolutions

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069


An inspiring, tell-all look at the indie film business from one of the industry's most passionate producers, Hope for Film captures the rebellious punk spirit of the indie film boom in 1990s New York City, its collapse two decades later and its current moment of technology-fueled regeneration. Ted Hope, whose films have garnered 12 Oscar nominations, draws from his own personal experiences working on the early films of Ang Lee, Eddie Burns, Hal Hartley, Michel Gondry, Nicole Holofcener, Todd Solondz and other indie mavericks, relating those decisions that brought him success as well as the occasional failure.

Whether navigating negotiations with Harvey Weinstein over final cuts or clashing with high-powered CAA agents over their clients, Hope offers behind-the-scenes stories from the wild and often heated world of low-budget cinema--where art and commerce collide. As mediator between these two opposing interests, Hope offers his unique perspective on how to make movies while keeping your integrity intact and how to create a sustainable business enterprise out of that art while staying true to yourself. Against a backdrop of seismic changes in the indie-film industry, from corporate co-option to the rise of social media, "Hope for Film" provides not only an entertaining and intimate ride through the ups and downs of the business of art-house movies over the last 25 years, but also hope for its future.

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Saturday, October 25

Our Odyssey: A Reading of Homer's Epic By the People and For the People

Los Angeles Central Library

630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071

10:30am to 5:30pm

Join us for a reading of epic proportions! The words of the poet Homer were originally spoken aloud to rapt audiences who sat spellbound by tales of kings, heroes, battles and sorrow. Relive the experience of this oral tradition at the historic Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles!

Stay the whole day, or just a few hours, as community members read through all 12,000 lines of the Odyssey during this marathon reading. Notable readers will include Cloris Leachman, Rhea Perlman, Bradley Whitford, Lisa Loeb, Ricky Jay, and many others! The voice of Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta) will provide running commentary, abridging the epic poem for the audience.


Bring the entire family and enjoy an Odyssey puppet show in the Story Theater or craft your own puppet inspired by the epic in the breathtaking Rotunda! 

Children’s puppet shows in KLOS Story Theater (located in the Children's Literature section) will be performed at 11:30AM, 2PM, and 4PM. Puppet shows are 30 minutes long and suitable for children ages 4 and up.

Make your own Odyssey crafts in the Lodwrick M. Cook Rotunda from noon to 5PM.

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Los Angeles Derby Dolls: Sirens vs. Fight Crew

Doll Factory

1910 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026


Founded in 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls (http://derbydolls.com/la) are Southern California’s premiere women’s banked-track, quad-skating, roller derby league. Within the league, four fierce teams battle for dominance: Fight Crew, Sirens, Tough Cookies and Varsity Brawlers.

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Sunday, October 26

Car Classic 2014

Art Center College of Design

870 South Raymond, Pasadena, 91105

9:00am to 4:00pm

Car Classic serves as a reminder that behind every beautifully designed car is an innovative and talented designer—one most likely educated at Art Center College of Design. For more than 10 years, Art Center’s Car Classic event has examined automotive culture and vehicle architecture through the lens of design. More than just another high-profile car show, this popular public event celebrates the very best in automotive design, showcasing the College’s strong ties to industry and honoring many of our noteworthy alumni.

Join us this year for "Street to Screen" as Art Center Car Classic explores the impact transportation and entertainment design has on Hollywood and the entertainment industry—on camera, on the road and behind the scenes. Transportation designers, car collectors, filmmakers and auto and lifestyle enthusiasts will converge at Art Center’s annual event to hear from and meet the people who design the vehicles that we love to see cruising Sunset Boulevard, coasting along scenic byways or roaring to life on the big screen.

It's a daylong celebration, providing attendees an up-close-and-personal look at a carefully curated selection of innovative vehicles, rare automobiles and stunning concept cars.

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Fall Pie and Pastry

Grist & Toll

990 South Arroyo Parkway #1 , Pasadena, CA

11:00am to 4:00pm

Grist & Toll will be hosting a Fall Pie Class on 10/26. Learn how to incorporate whole grain flour into different types of pie dough. Pie dough can be tricky so Nan Kohler can share a few insider tips and tricks. Play with seasonal fresh fruit and learn how to make pies with simple market driven ingredients. In this hands on class, you will learn the intricacies of making 3 different types of pie dough with whole grain flour:

• Our favorite all butter flaky pie dough

• A 100% Spelt rough puff pastry

• A simple, versatile press-in dough made of Cornmeal and Sonora

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