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Pencil This In: Marvin Hamlisch at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, Oscar Docs Screening

Reading at Book Soup tonight.
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The film series Reel Talk with Stephen Farber presents the new Atom Egoyan film Chloe tonight at 7 pm in the Wadsworth Theatre. The film is a psychological thriller with Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried. Guest speakers tonight include screenwriter Erin Cressida Wilson. Tickets $20. $10 student rush tickets available one hour before the show. TALK
Tonight the Reprise Theatre Company presents an evening with composer Marvin Hamlisch at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. He’s won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards, but is probably best known as the man who brought music to the groundbreaking A Chorus Line. Tickets are $50.

David Gordon presents and signs The Serialist tonight at 7 pm at Book Soup. In Gordon’s irreverent book, the protagonist is a hack writer of pulpy serial novels. But fiction crosses the line when he agrees to ghostwrite the memoir of a NYC serial killer. Three women turn up dead, and he must play detective to avoid become the killer’s next victim.

The series Oscar Docs, Part Six presents Academy Award-Winning Documentaries between 2004-09 beginning tonight at 7:30 pm at the Linwood Dunn Theater. Tonight’s films are Mighty Times: The Children’s March (2004), about the thousands of black schoolchildren in Birmingham, Ala., who left classrooms on May 2, 1963, beginning a week of mass demonstrations that shocked the nation. The second film is Born into Brothels (2004) about photographer Zana Briski who helps children of prostitutes in document their lives with point-and-shoot 35mm cameras. Q&A with producer-director Zana Briski. Free. Doors at 6:30.

*Pencil pick of the day

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