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Monday, August 1

Fantastic Planet

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

10:30pm

Animation Breakdown is back with your favorite blue aliens in the 1973 cult French classic Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage), the hypnotic sci-fi masterpiece by director René Laloux and illustrator Roland Topor, newly restored by Janus Films. Based on the French sci-fi novel Oms en série by Stefan Wul, Fantastic Planet follows a revolutionary clash on the alien planet Ygam, where enslaved humans—Oms—are treated as pets by their giant native blue masters—Draags—in their meditation-based utopia. Developed at the Jirí Trnka Studios in the old Czech Republic, Fantastic Planet is a landmark of hallucinatory animation, thanks to the eerie creature & backgrounds designs of surreal illustrator Roland Topor and the amazing psychedelic soundtrack by French jazz pianist Alain Goraguer (sideman of Boris Vian and Serge Gainsbourg). Following the screening, join us for a Sauvage Soirée on the patio!

Fantastic Planet Dir. René Laloux, 1973, DCP, 72 minutes

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Tuesday, August 2

Adam Aresty discusses and signs The Communication Room

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069

7:00pm

Leonard Ackerman works at a remote army base trying to solve the greatest threat facing mankind. An alien invasion that has eroded our species down to very few numbers as far as Ackerman can tell. His base is compromised and Ackerman retreats to a laboratory he has never been inside, locking himself there with the enemy right outside his door. Inside the lab are thirteen telephones-from the American civil war through to Ackerman's present day, about 100 years from now. This laboratory seems to be some sort of closed experiment and Ackerman discovers that he cannot exit the lab until the experiment has run its course. The method and ultimate goal of the test is beyond his reach for now... but the first telephone rings and the only thing Ackerman can do is answer

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THE HISTORIC BEATLES TOUR OF 1964

GRAMMY Museum

800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015

7:30pm

SOME FUN TONIGHT! THE BACKSTAGE STORY OF HOW THE BEATLES ROCKED AMERICA: THE HISTORIC TOUR OF 1964. Learn how The Beatles changed the rock & roll touring industry with their groundbreaking, earthshaking, moneymaking 1964 tour of the United States and Canada where they performed 32 shows in just 33 days! Fab Four Exhibits author and collector Chuck Gunderson will cover the intricate role that Beatles manager Brian Epstein played — and the risks and rewards involved in planning this monumental tour. Attendees will trail the group from coast to coast as Gunderson describes in detail the cheeky quotes delivered at the press conferences and the mayhem that followed them to each city. Guests will also hear the story about one flamboyant promoter who paid over five times their normal fee to convince The Beatles to play in his city. Gunderson will describe the venues, examine the contract riders and even discuss the support acts that warmed up the crowd prior to The Beatles' set. The evening will also feature rare footage, including interviews of the group that changed the face of music forever. In conjunction with its current special exhibit, Ladies And Gentlemen…The Beatles! (curated by the GRAMMY Museum and Fab Four Exhibits), the GRAMMY Museum is pleased to welcome back Gunderson to the Clive Davis Theater for his riveting multimedia presentation.

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YA Panel & Jessica Brody's A Week of Mondays Launch Party!

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069

10:00pm

"When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true... "

Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!  As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the "exact" same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?  

From the author 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and The Unremembered trilogy comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about second (and third and fourth and fifth) chances. Because sometimes it takes a whole week of Mondays to figure out what you really want. (FSG)
The YA Panel will Include:
Julie Buxbaum, Nicola Yoon and Morgan Matson! 

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Wednesday, August 3

Thursday, August 4

Leigh Stein discusses and signs Land of Enchantment

Book Soup LA

8818 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 60069

7:00pm

Set against the stark and surreal landscape of New Mexico, Land of Enchantment is a coming-of-age memoir about young love, obsession, and loss, and how a person can imprint a place in your mind forever.  
When Leigh Stein received a call from an unknown number in July 2011, she let it go to voice mail, assuming it would be her ex-boyfriend Jason. Instead, the call was from his brother: Jason had been killed in a motorcycle accident. He was twenty-three years old. She had seen him alive just a few weeks earlier.   Leigh first met Jason at an audition for a tragic play. He was nineteen and troubled and intensely magnetic, a dead ringer for James Dean. Leigh was twenty-two and living at home with her parents, trying to figure out what to do with her young adult life. Within months, they had fallen in love and moved to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, a place neither of them had ever been. But what was supposed to be a romantic adventure quickly turned sinister, as Jason s behavior went from playful and spontaneous to controlling and erratic, eventually escalating to violence. Now New Mexico was marked by isolation and the anxiety of how to leave a man she both loved and feared. Even once Leigh moved on to New York, throwing herself into her work, Jason and their time together haunted her.
Land of Enchantment lyrically explores the heartbreaking complexity of why the person hurting you the most can be impossible to leave.. With searing honesty and cutting humor, Leigh wrestles with what made her fall in love with someone so destructive and how to grieve a man who wasn’t always good to her.

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