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Pencil This In: Ottawa Animation at REDCAT, Queer Mondays at Highways, Bride of Frankenstein at UCLA

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There’s a screening of 12 films from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2009 tonight at REDCAT at 8:30 pm. These films--Canada, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Poland and the United States--showcase experimental animation as personal art. Many are Los Angeles premieres. In person: Suzan Pitt, Ottawa International Animation Festival jury member. Tickets: $9, $7 students, $5 CalArts students, faculty and staff.

Tonight at 7:30 pm there’s a free screening of Bride of Frankenstein (1935) at UCLA as part of the series, Out of the Past: Film Restoration Today. The Boris Karloff sequel is considered by many critics as superior to the original Frankenstein. In Person: Bob O’Neil, Universal Studios. Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood Village.

Celebrate Queer Mondays at Highways Performance Space tonight at 7:30 pm. It’s an LGBTQ experimental performance series from The Theater Offensive that asks, 40+ years after Stonewall, what are our queer sex values? This month performances by: Michael Lucid, Martin von Sexy of SOUNDS OF ASTEROTH, Luke Johnson & Simone Forti, R. Sky Palkowitz the Delusional Diva, Brian DeShazor, Corey Saucier, Raspin Stuwart and more. Tickets: $5.

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The Moth StorySLAM provides a stage and a microphone, and people are selected to tell--not read--their five-minute stories. These are true stories ripped from the pages of your lives. Tonight at the Air-Conditioned Supper Club in Venice is the monthly Westside edition with the theme of “movies.” Maybe tonight’s the night you get to say the Oscar speech you’ve always wanted? Doors open at 7 pm and the stories start at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $8.

There’s an advance screening tonight at the Wadsworth Theatre of Howl, starring James Franco. He plays Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this drama centering on the obscenity trial that rocked America in the 1950s. Tonight’s guest speakers will be co-directors and co-writers Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein. Tickets: $20.

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