Pencil This In: Film Noir Festival Opens, Group Art Show at La Luz de Jesus and Jean Cocteau's 'The Human Voice' on Stage
Jean Cocteau’s classic solo play The Human Voice has its LA premiere tonight at the Elephant Space Theater. Directed by Dan Bonnell and performed by Ho-Jung, the play focuses on a woman who seems to be at the end of a serious relationship. Her lover has left and intends to marry another woman, but the spurned woman engages her lover in one more conversation—and will not go without a fight. Tonight at 8 pm. Ticket: $30 (includes opening night reception). Runs through April 24.
The 13th annual Noir City film festival, which begins tonight, presents a number of rare films on 35mm, most of which aren’t available on DVD. The kick off double feature starts at 7:30 pm with High Wall (1947). Brain-damaged vet Robert Taylor confesses to murdering his unfaithful wife and is sentenced to a sanitarium, but his sexy doctor realizes he might not be guilty after all. The second film, Strangers in the Night (1944), is another post-war film about a vet who visits a California town to meet the woman who became his war pen pal. “The girl’s peculiar mother claims she’s away—perhaps far, far away.” Tickets: $11, Cinematheque Members: $7 and seniors/students: $9.