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Sunday, February 14

Monday, February 15

Maylis De Kerangal presents and signs The Heart

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

7:00pm

Just before dawn on a Sunday morning, three teenage boys go surfing. Returning home, exhausted, the driver lets the car drift off the road into a tree. Two of the boys are wearing seat belts; one is sent through the windshield. He is declared brain-dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. His heart is still beating.  The Heart takes place over the twenty-four hours surrounding a fatal accident and a resulting heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a woman close to death. In gorgeous, ruminative prose it examines the deepest feelings of everyone involved--grieving parents, hardworking doctors and nurses--as they navigate decisions of life and death. As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, Maylis de Kerangal's The Heart has mesmerized readers in France, where it has been hailed as the breakthrough work of a new literary star. (Farrar Straus & Giroux)

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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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Wednesday, February 17

The Summer of Sangaile

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

10:30pm

With DJ Vickki and DJ Shmal!
The Lithuanian answer to Blue is the Warmest Color—this time void of the male gaze—The Summer of Sangaile presents a dreamy lakeside love story between two young girls who tumble together through a brief but tender summertime season. Auste, a local unafraid to immerse herself in the riches of life’s pleasures, meets and falls for the reserved Sangaile, who harbors a not-so-subtly symbolic interest in aerobatic stunt planes. With a serene landscape that could get top billing as a lead character and cinematography that lingers on sunsoaked kneecaps and collar bones, second-time director Alanté Kavaïté has created a gorgeous film rife with Sapphic bliss. Driven by the female gaze of its maker, The Summer of Sangaile is sumptuous and seductive, bolstered by an affecting story of self-discovery beneath its gossamer surface.
Dir Alanté Kavaïté, 2015, DCP, 88 min.

With DJ Vickki and DJ Shmal!

The Lithuanian answer to Blue is the Warmest Color—this time void of the male gaze—The Summer of Sangaile presents a dreamy lakeside love story between two young girls who tumble together through a brief but tender summertime season. Auste, a local unafraid to immerse herself in the riches of life’s pleasures, meets and falls for the reserved Sangaile, who harbors a not-so-subtly symbolic interest in aerobatic stunt planes. With a serene landscape that could get top billing as a lead character and cinematography that lingers on sunsoaked kneecaps and collar bones, second-time director Alanté Kavaïté has created a gorgeous film rife with Sapphic bliss. Driven by the female gaze of its maker, The Summer of Sangaile is sumptuous and seductive, bolstered by an affecting story of self-discovery beneath its gossamer surface.

Dir Alanté Kavaïté, 2015, DCP, 88 min.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/women-of-cinefamily/#the-summer-of-sangaile

With DJ Vickki and DJ Shmal!

The Lithuanian answer to Blue is the Warmest Color—this time void of the male gaze—The Summer of Sangaile presents a dreamy lakeside love story between two young girls who tumble together through a brief but tender summertime season. Auste, a local unafraid to immerse herself in the riches of life’s pleasures, meets and falls for the reserved Sangaile, who harbors a not-so-subtly symbolic interest in aerobatic stunt planes. With a serene landscape that could get top billing as a lead character and cinematography that lingers on sunsoaked kneecaps and collar bones, second-time director Alanté Kavaïté has created a gorgeous film rife with Sapphic bliss. Driven by the female gaze of its maker, The Summer of Sangaile is sumptuous and seductive, bolstered by an affecting story of self-discovery beneath its gossamer surface.

Dir Alanté Kavaïté, 2015, DCP, 88 min.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/women-of-cinefamily/#the-summer-of-sangaile

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Thursday, February 18

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