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Pencil This In: Faux Snuff Films, Hear NoHo, Play Reading Festival, and New Filmmakers LA Meetup

The short film A Girl Like You With a Boy Like Me (Dir. Ruben Amar) screens at New Filmmakers LA tonight.
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The Egyptian theater screens a double feature tonight for its Criminally Unknown series, featuring two films with movie crews running amok. Up first at 7:30 pm is Effects (1980), where a cameraman begins to wonder if his “sleazy director is making a horror film or a snuff film.” That’s followed by Teenager (1974) where method acting is taken to a whole new level, and what started out as a biker movie ends up as a snuff film. There’s discussion between films with actors and crew from both movies

The Playwrights Union, a network of Los Angeles theater artists writing for stage, TV and film holds its first Reading Festival of New Work tonight through Sunday at the Victory Theatre Center in Burbank. These plays were drafted during a month-long writing challenge in February and have been polished for public reading since. Readings start at 6:30 pm with a casual reception to follow. On the reading docket tonight is The Nether by Jennifer Haley, whose Neighborhood III: Requisition of Doom recently received critical acclaim at LA's Sacred Fool Theater.