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Pencil This In: McSweeney's Launch Party, The Moth Westside, Anna David's 'Reality Matters'

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FILM TALK
The Reel Talk film series with Stephen Farber screens Micmacs tonight at the Wadsworth Theatre. It’s the latest film from Amelie and A Very Long Engagement director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The film is a whimsical comedy about the battle between a group of misfits and an international arms manufacturer. Director and co-writer Jean-Pierre Jeunet will appear in person.

McSWEENEY’S*
There’s a launch party at 826LA and Stories books in Echo Park for McSweeney's Issue #34 tonight at 8 pm. Pick up your reserved copy of McSweeney's Quarterly ($20+tax), and stay for food, drinks, discussions and signings with contributors Nick McDonell and Teddy Wayne. Musical guest: The Blasting Company! The latest issue weighs in under 400 pages, and comes in its own custom-made double-sleeve. Proceeds from sales go to 826LA.