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Pencil This In: Soundtrack for a Revolution, an Anatomy Riot and Anarchist Writers at Book Soup

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DOCUMENTARY + DISCUSSION*
The Grammy Museum screens the documentary Soundtrack for a Revolution tonight at 7 pm. The film tells the story of the American civil rights movement through music and features new performances by John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, The Roots and others alongside archival footage and interviews with civil rights leaders. A panel discussion with executive producer Danny Glover, filmmakers Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman, producer Dylan Nelson and music producer Corey Smyth will follow the screening. Doors at 6:30 pm, and while the event is free, there is a $10 suggested donation. Reservations required. Calling 213.765.6830 or e-mail programs@grammymuseum.org.

PERFORMANCES
The 35th installment of Anatomy Riot--an ongoing monthly dance/performance series created by Meg Wolfe and currently guest curated by Carmela Hermann, Kristen Smiarowski and Christine Suarez--happens tonight at 8 pm at the MiMoDa Studio. Choreographers and performances artists Angela Drown, Luke Johnson, Mike Stutz, Hana van der Kolk, Flora Weigmann and Kevin Williamson will use their bodies to answer the question “What’s On Your Mind?”. Admission is $10 cash only at the door.

FILM
This week the American Cinematheque screens all five films up for the Best Foreign-Language film at the Golden Globes. The week culminates in a free panel discussion with the films’ directors on Saturday at the Egyptian. Up first in the screening series tonight at the Egyptian is a nominee from Germany: The White Ribbon by director Michael Haneke. “In a village in Protestant northern Germany on the eve of World War I, a series of mysterious crimes sets off a firestorm of gossip and suspicion and exposes local secrets. As trust erodes among the townspeople, it becomes harder and harder to determine who is behind the strange incidents. In German with English subtitles. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.” Tickets are $11/$9 for students and seniors.

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MUSIC
The Monday Evening Concert series at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School presents the Mostly Californian program tonight at 8 pm. The avant-garde classic music will include three LA premieres: Clint McCallum’s “in a hall of mirrors waiting to die,” Luciano Chessa’s Variazioni su un oggetto di scena and Louganis (yes, a piece about the Olympic diver for piano and electric toothbrushes with a video by Terry Berlier). Tickets $27/$12 students.

BOOKS
Margaret “Magpie” Killjoy presents the book Mythmakers & Lawbreakers: Anarchist Writers on Fiction tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup. It’s a new release from AK Press, where some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction discuss the relationship between fiction and politics with a specific focus on anarchist politics.

*Pencil pick of the day

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