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Pencil This In: Film Noir Festival Opens, Group Art Show at La Luz de Jesus and Jean Cocteau's 'The Human Voice' on Stage

Mark Gleason's 'Mannerism' exhibit is part of a group at La Luz de Jesus.
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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.