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Cinefamily's Fantastic Elastic Telethon Will Feature Jena Malone, Anjelica Huston, Tim And Eric

Cinefamily (Photo by Arkomas via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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The Cinefamily, the amazing and important arthouse film collective, is having its annual Fantastic Elastic 24 Hour Holiday Telethon this weekend, featuring an incredible lineup that will include Anjelica Huston, Jena Malone, Father John Misty, Tim and Eric, Miranda July, Mike Judge and much more.Cinefamily, which makes its home in the old Silent Movie Theater in West Hollywood, is looking to raise $250,000 to cover operation costs, new equipment purchases and other expenses. We previously included Cinefamily as one of the best theaters in Los Angeles, so we would really love for them to keep doing their thing.

In addition to the celebrity guests, drone metal mainstays Earth will be performing a live soundtrack to Werner Herzog's beloved documentary "Fata Morgana," a barbershop quartet will perform the soundtrack to "Koyannisqatsi," and horror sountrack masters Nilbog will play everyone's favorite John Carpenter soundtracks. At the end of the telethon, actor Bruce Dern (who you can see in Alexander Payne's new film "Nebraska") will be presented with Cinefamily's first ever lifetime achievement award.

Last year, Robert Downey Jr. bought Cinefamily a bigger and better projector, and the money raised from members and fans allowed them to purchase better seats (thank god) and install couches in the front of the theater. Based on this, the money raised this year will definitely fund some great perks for the theater.

The telethon will run from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday. The entire event is free and open to the public, and it will all be streamed live on the Cinefamily's website. The full lineup, plus a link to the livestream, can be found here.

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