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Pencil This In: Film Screenings with NewFilmmakers LA and at the Standard-Downtown

Screening at NewFilmmakers LA tonight is Nathan Larkin-Connolly's short film, A Sense of Humor.
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We sift through tons of events so that you don't have to. In addition to the launch of RADAR L.A., here are a few other options for what's going on in LA tonight:

The Annenberg Beach House welcomes Donna Sternberg & dancers for the program Dis-illussions at the Beach. Sternberg’s site-specific piece examines the concept of perception and memory. Six dancers are accompanied by musicians Ken Christianson and Peggy Skomal, and digital artist Michael Masucci premieres a short film prior to the dance performance. Admission is free but reservations are required.

ALOUD at the Central Library presents We are Here: We Could be Everywhere: Media, Arts and Activism in Los Angles tonight at 7 pm. It’s a panel discussion that explores the role artists play as “innovators of media technology and instigators in the public and media art realms.” With academicians Aniko Imre, Henry Jenkins, Reed Johnson, Fabian Wagmister, and moderated by Kenneth Rogers, Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside. At the Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library. RSVP recommended.

NewFilmmakers LA holds its monthly screening series at Sunset Gower Studios tonight. The Short Film Program #1 screening begins at 6:15 pm, followed by Short Film Program #2 at 7:45 and a #3 Program at 9:15 pm. There are Q&A sessions, receptions and after-parties for each program where attendees can meet both filmmakers, crews and talent. Please visit NewFilmmakers LA for the full program. Tickets: $6 per program.

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The Standard, Downtown LA showcases four works by Australian director Daniel Askill in its new Cine-Shorts series, which provides a venue for aspiring filmmakers and local artists. DJ Micah provides the tunes in between selected works, all of which screen on the :30s beginning at 7.30 pm.

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