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Monday, April 21

Mary Gauthier


800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, 90015


Louisiana native-turned-Nashville resident Mary Gauthier songs have earned praise from Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, and she's been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton and many others. In conversation and in public, Gauthier comes off as a practical, no-nonsense woman. Stoic, even. Which wouldn't seem unusual, except for the fact that her songs carry so much emotional punch, they can leave you staggering. An adopted child, who became a teenage runaway, she found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens. Eventually she achieved renown as a chef even while balancing the running of her restaurant with the demands of addiction to heroin. Two more successful restaurants, an escalating addiction, and a subsequent arrest, led her into sobriety. All that was rehearsal for what was to follow, when she wrote her first song in her mid-thirties. Her six albums since then have received countless accolades (2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title, and 2011's The Foundling was named the No. 3 Record of the Year by the L.A. Times). Please join us as we celebrate Gauthier's latest release, Trouble & Love. As part of our new Americana music program series, the evening will feature a candid interview with Gauthier, moderated by Vice President of The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Scott Goldman. A self-proclaimed troubadour, you'll hear about Gauthier's life's experiences and how she incorporates those experiences into her songwriting, with specific focus on her latest album. After the interview, Gauthier will perform a selection of songs.

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William Friedkin's "Sorcerer" (brand-new DCP restoration)


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA


After winning a Best Director Oscar for The French Connection and bringing the equally peerless The Exorcist onto the all-time highest-grossing list, William Friedkin set out on an even more ambitious path, transforming Henri-Georges Clouzot’s ‘50s classic The Wages of Fear into an equally unforgettable and literally explosive jungle nightmare — a blinding, sweat-drenched journey through Hell. As the prime vessel for Sorcerer’s quickly ratcheting tension, Roy Scheider is perfect as a one of a quartet of disgraced criminals who, while hiding out impoverished in South America, take on the hideously dangerous gig of trucking a load of nitroglycerine so volatile it could combust at the slightest jarring. Told with a minimum of dialogue, a maximum of dizzying sound design (a Friedkin trademark), stunningly iconic setpieces and the first of many rich film soundtracks by Tangerine Dream, Sorcerer was unjustly savaged by critics upon its original ‘77 release, and was also shut out of any real box office by a little picture called Star Wars (which opened just a few weeks prior.) Long out of print on pan-and-scan DVD, Sorcerer barrels onto the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new DCP restoration!

Dir. William Friedkin, 1977, DCP, 121 min. - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/william-friedkins-sorcerer-brand-new-dcp...

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Tuesday, April 22

EXTRA at Universal Studios Hollywood: Venus Williams/Taylor Armstrong/Lindsey Stirling

Universal CityWalk

100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

10:30am to 2:30pm

EXTRA, hosted by Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos, kicked off its 20th season from its new home at Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A., bringing the latest breaking news from the worlds of entertainment, pop culture, politics and lifestyle to millions of viewers daily.

EXTRA films in front of a live audience. Mario and Maria will broadcast from a variety of locations throughout Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk.

Venus Williams 10:30AM (Globe); Taylor Armstrong 2:00PM (Globe); Lindsey Stirling 2:30PM (Globe)

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