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Pencil This In: Night Flight Tribute, Talking Politics with George McGovern and John Dean

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The Egyptian Theater hosts a seminar tonight on how to navigate the film festival world. / Photo by jmatheny via LAist's flickr pool.
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ANIMATION
There’s a diverse community of animators in Chicago, and the Echo Park Film Center brings their work to Los Angeles in “Chi(a)nimation All Stars: Recent Animations from Chicago.” Artist Jodie Mack will share a collection of animated shorts made in Chicago during her time in the Windy City (2005-present). “From hand-drawn character animations, to lush abstractions, to puppet or paint-on glass animation, to glitch video processing--this program illustrates a multitude of midwestern motion experiments!” The show begins at $8 and tickets are $5.

POLITICS
George McGovern and John Dean talk politics tonight at 7 pm at Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood. Former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian George McGovern and author, columnist and commentator John Dean have seen it all, and we’re sure have a lot of stories to tell. There will also be a wine and cheese reception following the discussion.

LEARNING
There’s a “Navigating the Film Festival World” seminar tonight at the Egyptian Theater [Spielberg Theatre] that starts at 7 pm. For approximately 3.5 hours, the seminar shows filmmakers how to plot the right course for your film as you are about to embark on the film festival circuit. This goes way beyond Sundance. Festival programmer/film consultant Thomas Ethan Harris (former Director of Programming Los Angeles Film Festival and Palm Springs International Short Film Festival) offers practical skills to navigating the world of film festivals. Admission is $20, $15 for students/seniors and $12 for Cinematheque Members.