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Pencil This In: Pee Wee, Rude People, Soldiers of Fortune

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Pee-wee's back. | Photo: Greg Gorman
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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.Tonight at 7:30 pm at the Egyptian is a nominee from France. A Prophet tells the story of 19-year-old Malik, sentenced to six years in prison. Members of a Corsican gang in jail pressure Malik to complete "missions" that ultimately solidify his stature as a skilled gangster. Tickets are $11/$9 for students and seniors.

BOOKS
Amy Alkon discusses and signs I See Rude People tonight at 7 pm, at Vroman’s. You see it every day: A driver cuts you off on the freeway and gives you the bird as you drive by. Someone cuts in a line you’ve been waiting in for a half hour. The Escalade is taking up two compact spaces in the Target lot. In I See Rude People, Alkon presents “anthropological, psychological, even economical data on how and why people are rude, strategies for dealing with it, and even pranks the offenders. Her mission is to restore common courtesy, respect and good manners to society… one chastened cell phone shouter at a time.”

PEE WEE
Paul Reubens brings The Pee-wee Herman Show to Club Nokia at LA Live for a limited engagement starting tonight through Feb. 7. Joining Pee-wee on stage are classic characters Miss Yvonne (played by Lynne Stewart), Mailman Mike (John Moody), Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), as well as Pee-wee’s talking chair, Chairry, Pterri the pterodactyl, Randy, and many more. 8 pm. Tickets $26-65.