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Pencil This In: NHM Screening, Stories in 25 Words or Less, Coffee Talk, TALHOTBLOND, and The Girl... Double Feature

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Let's talk about coffee tonight (Photo by R.E.˜ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

Let's talk about coffee tonight (Photo by R.E.˜ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Join the Natural History Museum as they observe the 100-year anniversary of the Mexican Revolution with a film screening tonight at 7 of "El Compadre Mendoza" (1933), directed by Fernando de Fuentes. Description: "During the Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza (Del Diestro) survives by making and winning favors from both factions, the governmental forces and Zapata's Army. His hacienda welcomes everybody, and Mendoza is considered a good friend of his guests. Eventually, the situation becomes unsustainable and he has to take sides. Betrayal and deception overcome, and Mendoza's dark side surfaces."

Robert Swartwood & guests present and sign Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer at 7 tonight at Vroman's Pasadena. The book, explains the bookseller: "A collection of short short stories, each no more than 25 words long. Perfect for those of us with too little time on our hands."

This evening at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, husband and wife documentary team Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti will discuss their exhibition, The Birth of Coffee, and their global adventures while chronicling the places and people responsible for bringing us our daily brew. The talk is free, but an RSVP is required. Call 323.937.4230 to RSVP. 7 PM.

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See the theatrical premier of TALHOTBLOND (2009) from director Barbara Schroeder, who will be on hand after the screening, along with psychologist Rex Beaber, for a discussion with the audience. The film is about a teenage girl who uses the screen name "TALHOTBLOND" to meet men in chat rooms, but who finds herself embroiled in a murder.Winner of the Seattle International Film Festival's 2009 Best Documentary Grand Jury Award and one of the top three docs at IDFA. 7:30 PM.

See a double feature of the European films based on the Stieg Larsson "The Girl" books at the New Beverly Cinema. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) is up at 7:30, followed by The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009) at 10:10.