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Pencil This In: World of Wonder Documentary Discussion, 'Silver Linings Playbook' Screening, Lisa Randall at ALOUD

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We found a number of film screenings and discussions happening in LA tonight, from a free screening of 'Silver Linings Playbook' to a documentary film discussion. There's also music for a school night at Bardot and a discussion on big picture questions at ALOUD. Read on for all the details.

The International Documentary Association presents A Conversation with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato at Cinefamily tonight at 7:30 pm. The duo, and their World of Wonder production company, has been responsible for bringing audiences in-depth character studies (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Monica in Black in White) to social issue docs (The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell; The Last Beekeeper) and reality TV franchises (Rupaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing). Bailey and Barbato will be interviewed by producer Eddie Schmidt. Tickets: $20/$15 (IDA and Cinefamily members).

The Cinema Society of the Museum of Tolerance continues its inaugural season with a free preview screening of Silver Linings Playbook (one of our recent AFI Fest favs) with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro tonight at 7:30 pm. Directed by David O. Russell, a former teacher (Cooper) moves back in with his parents after a mental heath crisis and tries to win his wife back. There are pre- and post-screening discussions. RSVP online for this free screening.

The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s series Out of the Past: Film Restoration Today continues tonight with the newly restored Wall Street (1929), which screens tonight at 7:30 pm at the James Bridges Theater at UCLA. The film is an early sound film that remains just as relevant today. Introducing the film is Michael Friend of Sony Pictures. Free admission.

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Tonight at 7:15 pm, ALOUD at the Central Library presents Lisa Randall in the program Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World. Melding culture and public policy, theoretical physicist Randall takes on some of the bigger sciences questions and how they might radically revise our understanding of the world. She’ll be in conversation with writer/producer Lynda Obst, who also happens to be a science geek, too. Standby only.

It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Tonight’s lineup includes Standing Hawthorn and Ruthann and DJ sets by Rush Midnight and The Captain (Trouble + Bass). Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP.

*Pencil pick of the day

Want more events? Follow me on Twitter (@christineziemba). Or follow Lauren Lloyd—who takes care of Pencil on Wednesdays (@LadyyyLloyd).

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