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Get Out: Orphan Films, Playwritegirl Benefit, Ghost and Travel Stories and Unique Los Angeles

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The Orphans West Symposium, a weekend film series dedicated to home movies, amateur and educational films, industrial and sponsored films, experimental films and newsreels, concludes today at the Silent Movie Theatre. The theme of the 2 pm screening is “On Location: Place and Region in Forgotten Films” and features “Space Explorations: Scott Stark,” “Building the Hollywoodland Sign” (1923) and Early Middle Eastern Films. The 4:30 pm screening is dedicated to “Science, Industry and Education” and features segments on “Sex Mis-Education: The Sex Ed Film in the Moving Image Archive” and “Science in Action (CAS 1952 - 66): Spectral Uses of Kinescopy.” Tickets for each show are $13. GHOST STORY
Author Sarah Waters will be in conversation with Michele Kort, senior editor at Ms. Magazine, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena today at noon. Waters will be discussing her latest historical fiction release The Little Stranger, a haunted house story set in 1940s Britain.

WriteGirl, an LA-based creative writing and mentoring program for teen girls, takes over the Pasadena Playhouse today with more than 150 girls attending workshops during the day. Aspiring writers will work alongside professional women writers of all genres to create new works that will be performed later in the evening. Confirmed celebrity performers include Christine Lahti, Melora Hardin, Dana DeLany, JoBeth Williams and Sprague Grayden. The performance is at 6 pm, preceeded by a silent auction & pre-show reception and a VIP post-show reception at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20-$100.