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Pencil This In: Animated Documentaries and Annie Hall

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The Los Angeles Film Forum and Cinefamily present an evening of Animated Documentaries tonight at 8 pm at the Silent Movie Theatre. “Rendering the Facts” While most people are only exposed to animation in terms of the latest Pixar smash or through Saturday morning cartoons, animation is being used to tell more stories, real stories and real experiences. There are nearly a dozen films on the “Rendering the Facts” program, which is part of the Cocoa series - and you guessed it - filmgoers get to sip hot cocoa while contemplating the burgeoning genre. Michael Renov, USC professor, will introduce the program and there will be a Q&A with Jen Sachs, director of "The Velvet Tigress," and others. Tickets are $12.

There’s a special reading of Voices from Chornobyl tonight at 8 pm at the Electric Company Theater in Valley Village. The play is an impressionistic weaving of monologues from those who witnessed the infamous 1986 nuclear disaster. There’s a $10 donation tonight that will go directly to the Chornobyl Children’s Fund.