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Tuesday, December 2

Cass McCombs

Troubadour

West Hollywood, CA 90069

8:45pm

Cass McCombs is an American musician who has released seven albums and one EP since 2002.

During the 1990’s, McCombs played in countless bands at various DIY spaces in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest until he relocated to New York. In 2002, he released his debut, Not The Way EP, on independent Baltimore label Monitor Records. On his first trip to Europe in 2003, he recorded a Peel Session for John Peel, who described McCombs’ music as “unobtrusively brilliant”. In 2003, McCombs released his first album, A, and that year toured with Baltimore’s The Oxes as his backing band. In 2004, he performed at the UK’s All Tomorrow’s Parties and in 2005 released his second album PREfection on Monitor Records in the US and 4AD in Europe. In 2005 he toured with Modest Mouse. In 2007, Dropping the Writ was released on Domino Records and McCombs toured with Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. Domino Records would release his next four albums: Catacombs (2009), which was voted one of the “50 Top Albums on the Year” by Pitchfork; Wit’s End (2011); Humor Risk (2011), Big Wheel and Others (2013).

In 2012, McCombs toured with John Cale and performed at Occupy Sandy, a benefit for the storm’s victims. That same year, McCombs premiered his song, “Bradley Manning” on the Democracy Now News Hour.

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Wednesday, December 3

who’s the hero? big hero 6

El Capitan Canyon Resort

11560 Calle Real, Goleta, 93117

1:00pm

Inspired by the Marvel comics, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi , chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. Determined to uncover the mystery, young genius Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called Big Hero 6

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Recent Developments in the Right of Publicity in Video Games [1.5 hours Cal. MCLE credit available*]

Colorado Center Community Rm

2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90404

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Program:
Manuel Noriega wants to prevent Activision from depicting him as a war criminal. Lindsay Lohan wants a cut of Rock Star Games’ Grand Theft Auto game because of its trashy blonde character. Electronic Arts has canceled all future installments of its NCAA football games. As Justice Kozinski warned in his now-famous dissenting opinion in White v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., 989 F.2d 1512 (9th Cir. 1993): “Something very dangerous is going on here.” In this MCLE program, USC law professor Dan Nabel will discuss the evolution of the right of publicity in video game cases,
including an in-depth look at where the law may be headed.

Presenter:
Prof. Dan Nabel directs the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic (IPTLC), which provides basic intellectual property legal assistance to Los Angeles based artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, small businesses, non-profit organizations, innovators, independent gamemakers and others who cannot afford to pay market rates for legal services. The IPTLC gives students hands-on experience handling legal issues at the intersection of intellectual property law and technology while simultaneously enabling creative projects in the Los Angeles area to flourish. Prior to joining USC’s faculty, Professor Nabel practiced law at Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman &
Machtinger, LLP in Century City, where he successfully litigated numerous high-profile cases and advised clients on copyright, fair use, trademark, and right of publicity issues, among many others.

*CLA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. This program qualifies for 1.5 hours of general participatory MCLE credit and zero hours of Legal Ethics, Elimination of Bias and/or Competence Issues credit. This event may meet the requirements for continuing legal education credits in other states. Please check with the
bar in the state in which you are seeking credits to determine whether this event is eligible.

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The Green

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

The Green formed on O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, in 2009.  The group began as a vehicle for six different members of Hawai‘i’s tight-knit music scene to record a few songs and have a bit of fun along the way.  Their self-titled debut album, released in 2010, earned both critical and commercial acclaim, and was awarded iTunes Best Reggae Album of the Year.

Afterwards, the band jumped on a plane to the mainland and started a heavy touring cycle.  On the strength of their debut album, The Green struck a record deal with ground-breaking independent reggae label Easy Star Records to record their sophomore album, Ways & Means.  Ways & Means hit #1 on the iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and the band embarked on more intense touring; supporting acts like Rebelution, Iration, SOJA and Damian Marley. They also played at acclaimed festivals including Vans Warped Tour, Wakarusa, Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and California Roots Festival.

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BIG EYES

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Advance Member Screening! Screenwriters Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski In Person!

American Cinematheque Members are treated to an advance screening of Tim Burton's much anticipated BIG EYES, starring Amy Adams as painter Margaret Keane. Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski join us for a discussion after the film.

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Jonny Two Bags (Social Distortion)

The Echo

1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

8:30pm

Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags, guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion, defies expectations at every turn.A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum was enlisted for the recording. Revered singer-songwriter Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham on “Then You Stand Alone,” while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced several of Browne’s classic ’70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos’ multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in on “Wayward Cain” and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello’s bands The Attractions and The Imposters. Guest vocalist Gaby Moreno (recent Latin Grammy Award winner as Best New Artist) sings on “Avenues.” Other vocal guests include Julie Miller (wife and collaborator of Buddy Miller) and backup singers Terry Evans and Arnold McCuller, best known for their work with Ry Cooder and James Taylor. Wickersham’s colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.

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