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Comic books and their role in American pop culture on tap at ALOUD @ the Central Library tonight. / Photo by InfoMofo via flickr.

FILM*
Foreign Exchanges: A Mirror Reflection of You is a program of conflict resolution and discussion presented by the Levantine Cultural Center. The discussion will follow the screening of To Die in Jerusalem a film about a Palestinian girl who killed herself in a suicide bombing – killing another Jewish teenage girl with her in 2002. The film the follows the teens' mothers, one living in Gaza, the other in Jerusalem, as an effort is made to have them meet face-to-face towards reconciliation. But the meeting doesn’t go as well as planned.

6 pm // Beverly Hills Library Auditorium // 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills // $20 donation ($10 for students with ID).

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TEEVEE LIVE
Cast and crew from Friday Night Lights take the stage at Paley Fest tonight. It’s one of the most underrated shows on TV (despite this one lame ass murder storyline) and Connie Britton’s and Kyle Chandler’s married couple is reason enough for me to watch the show. **The show has sold out, but tickets may become available at the ticket table in the Cinerama Dome lobby five minutes before curtain.

7 pm // Cinerama Dome @ ArcLight // 6360 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles // $45-$60.

FILM (OPTION 2)
There’s a sneak preview of Audrey Tautou’s new film Priceless tonight at the Aero. It’s being billed as a re-imagining of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It’s followed by Tautou’s breakthrough Amelie, about a waitress who changes the lives of all who meet her.

7:30 pm // Aero Theatre // 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica // $9.

COMIC BOOK TALK
David Hajdu, author of The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America is in conversation with screenwriter and journalist Ben Schwartz for latest installment of the ALOUD at the Central Library series. During the time between WWII and the rise of television, "American popular culture was first created in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books."

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7 pm // Mark Taper Auditorium @ Central Library // Fifth and Flower streets, Los Angeles // Free (but reservations strongly recommended).

MORTIFIED
Mortified gets personal tonight at King King. Listen to participants read from the pages of their teenage diaries. Cringe, laugh or cry along. The show also features music by "The Mortified After School Orchestra."

8 pm // King King // 6555 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $12 (advance) and $15 at the door.

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