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Pencil This In: Film Noir Classics at the Academy, The Scenesters Run LA

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences continues its summer screening of film noir classics from the 1940s. The films included in the program were nominated in the writing categories. Tonight’s film is Kiss of Death with Richard Widmark’s debut as “one of the all-time great villains of film noir.” The film will be introduced by Eric Roth (The Insider, Munich) and special guest tonight is actor Coleen Gray, who plays Nettie in the film. The movie will be preceded by Helen K. Garber’s Urban Noir/LA-NY (2009) and the 1945 Donald Duck cartoon “Duck Pimples.” 7 pm. Tickets: $5.

The series Reel Talk with Stephen Farber continues tonight at the Landmark Theatre with the screening of White Wedding, South Africa’s submission for the foreign language Oscar. The film is an ensemble comedy about a man who tries to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town in time for his wedding. Guest speakers tonight are director and co-writer Jann Turner, with the two stars and co-writers of the film, Kenneth Nkosi and Rapulana Seiphemo. 7 pm. Tickets: $22.