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Pencil This In: Rogue Machine Writers Rant & Rave, School Night Music and a Silent Film

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It's a quiet Monday on the events front tonight, but we picked a few of the more interesting ones going on: It's a School Night at Bardot, Rant & Rave with Rogue Machine, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screen a silent film classic and the International Documentary Association holds a free workshop on how to enter qualified documentaries in the Oscar race.


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Rogue Machine Theatre in Theatre/Theater presents its next Rant & Rave installment tonight from 8-10 pm. Local and vocal LA writers are given a topic and a time limit to rant or rave about it. Tonight’s theme is death. Ron Bottita hosts an evening of original works by Tommy Brosseau, Phil Casnoff, Andy Goodman, Josh Helman, Penny Peyser, Kemp Powers and Mary Jo Smith. Tickets: $15. (Get $5 off if you can show us a past due bill from the last two months).

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The International Documentary Association is holding a free workshop tonight for documentary filmmakers who want to learn the process for Academy Award submissions. At Cinefamily 7:30-9 pm. Wine reception to follow. Academy Award® Coordinator Torene Svitil will explain the eligibility and submission process for entering a documentary feature or short into the Oscar race. RSVPs required.

It’s a School Night tonight and that means an evening of live music and DJs at Bardot in Hollywood. On the bill: (The Real) Tuesday Weld DJ at 9 pm; Lucy Schwartz and the Heartstring at 9:45 pm; Goldberg Sisters at 10:45 PM and headliners Eastern Conference Champion at midnight. School night DJs take over at 12:30 am.
 Free with RSVP.

The silent film The Big Parade (1925) screens tonight as part of the Academy's’ Summer of Silents: Photoplay Award Winners of the Silent Era. The drama follows a young soldier’s experiences in World War I and became one of the highest-grossing silent films of all time. The films chosen in this series were recipients of the Photoplay Magazine Medal of Honor, which predated the Oscars. The film will be introduced by film historian Kevin Brownlow. Preceded by Brownie’s Little Venus (1921) starring Baby Peggy. At the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. $5.

*Pencil pick of the day

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