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Pencil This In: Cinema Paradiso on the Big Screen, Loteria's Art Benefit

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Loteria Grill in Hollywood is hosting an art reception and benefit tonight. / Photo by Ca-Los via LAist's flickr pool.
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ART
The Loteria Grill in Hollywood is holding a reception tonight for Mexican artist Esau Andrade tonight from 5-9 pm. The event (which includes an auction of artwork) will benefit children with special needs at the Atwater Park Center. RSVP to 323.465.2500.

FILM*
Tonight the ArcLight Hollywood screens one of this LAist writer’s favorite movies of all time…ever: Giuseppe Tornatore Cinema Paradiso. It’s one of the ArcLight members top 10 films of all, time, too, because they picked this screening. Set in a small Sicilian village, the story follows Salvatore, a little boy who grows up to be a prominent Italian filmmaker. He returns home for the funeral of the local film projectionist, who mentored him as a boy, and is flooded by memories of his childhood. The last scene gets us every time. The 8 pm show is already sold out, so they’ve added an 11 pm show tonight.