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Get Out: The Making of Chinatown & How Outsiders See Los Angeles

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BEHIND THE SCENES: The Berlin-based artist Ming Wong is having his first solo exhibition in town at the REDCAT. The exhibit transforms REDCAT studios into the backlot set of Roman Polanski’s 1974 film "Chinatown." The artist casts himself in the roles originally played by Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston and Belinda Palmer. The opening reception is tonight from 6 to 9 pm. Check out the REDCAT website for more information.

OUTSIDERS: What do outsiders see when they come to visit our fair city? Tonight the Echo Park Film Center will be screening experimental films from an outsider perspective. These include "The Desert People" by David Lamelas (1974,16mm (to video), 48 min.) and "Suite California Stops & Passes Part 1: Tijuana to Hollywood Via Death Valley" by Robert Nelson (1972-76/2004, 16mm, 46min.) The screening is $10. For more information, visit Echo Park Film Center's site.

POSTERS: Tonight there will be an opening for a new group show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery from 8 to 11 pm. New work by artists Tara McPherson, Deedee Cheriel, Lindsey Way and Aiko will be on display.