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

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The short film A Girl Like You With a Boy Like Me (Dir. Ruben Amar) screens at New Filmmakers LA tonight.

The short film A Girl Like You With a Boy Like Me (Dir. Ruben Amar) screens at New Filmmakers LA tonight.
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.

The monthly screening for NewFilmmakers Los Angelestakes place tonight at Sunset Gower Studios with lots of shorts films, networking and an industry panel discussion. The panel begins at 4 pm with the short film screenings beginning at 7:30 and 8:45. Attendees have the opportunity to meet the directors of each film, the actors and other crew + participate in a live audience Q&A. There are also pre and post-receptions for each program with live music by DJ Shy and DJ Don P. Admission to the event is only $6 and includes the screening ticket. Panel and screening ticket: $6. RSVP to

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It’s time for HEAR NoHo tonight (on the first Thursday of each month) with a chance to hear emerging musical artists around the NoHo Arts District for only $10. Galleries, stores and restaurants throughout the district host events and offer discounts to HEAR NoHo attendees. Tickets purchased online will be available for pickup at Cella Gallery. Tonight from 8-11 pm, see seven musical acts at three different venues: Cella Gallery, NoHo Arts Center and The Art Institute of California. Bands/artists playing include One High Five, Estrella Cristina, Lyndzie Taylor, Franklin Music School and Kira Fontana.

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