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Pencil This In: Silent Films of 1911, Reading at the Annenberg Beach House and a Hunger Cycle

Clay Liford's 'Wuss,' starring Clay Liford, screens this afternoon at AFI Fest.
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It may be another Monday in LA, but we found a few good events to check out tonight: Cornerstone Theater kicks off its Hunger Cycle with a salon that focuses on bread; writer Susan Morgan speaks at the Beach=Culture series; the Academy screens films from a century ago and music of today at Bardot in Hollywood. Read on for all the details.

Creative Seeds is two weeks of programming from the Cornerstone Theaterthat includes performances, discussions and learning opportunities that focus on the issue of hunger. The programs kick off Cornerstone’s Hunger Cycle, a series of nine world premiere plays spanning the next five years. Tonight the first salon program explores the theme of bread across culture with readings, music, dialogue and fresh bread. 8 pm at Temple Beth Israel. Admission: Pay-What-You-Can (suggested donation $20). Bring a nonperishable food item for the theater company’s food drive.

The Annenberg Beach House’s Beach=Culture series presents a reading by Susan Morgan, editor of the new anthology Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader. Morgan will read selections and discuss the life and work of architectural historian Esther McCoy. The anthology will be published this fall on paper by online multimedia art journal East of Borneo.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences presents the programA Century Ago: The Films of 1911 - Heroes and Heroines tonight at 7:30 pm at the Linwood Dunn Theater. Films on the program: Mary Pickford in "The Dream," G.M. Anderson in "Broncho Billy's Christmas Dinner," John Bunny and Flora Finch in "Her Crowning Glory," Kathlyn Williams in "Lost in the Jungle," Winsor McCay's first animated film from ("Winsor McCay") and other surprises. Tickets: $5, Academy members and students, $3.

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It’s a School Night at Bardot in Hollywood features live sets by Adanowsky (9:30 pm), Grace Woodroofe at 10:45 pm, V V Brown at 11:30 pm. DJ sets by Keep Shelly In Athens at 10 pm and the Rondo Brothers at midnight. Free with RSVP

AFI Fest continues its celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers. The 2011 program includes 110 films (70 features, 40 shorts) selected from more than 3,000 submissions. Free tickets will be released the day before each screening at and the day of each screening at the AT&T Box Office at Hollywood & Highland.

*Pencil pick of the day

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