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Pencil This In: Impro(vs)tandup Comedy, 'First Blood' Screens and MGM Musicals 'An American in Paris' and 'Gigi'

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First Blood (trailer) from Cinefamily on Vimeo.

COMEDY
Tonight at UCB is this year's final installment of IMPRO(vs)TANDUP at Upright Citizens Brigade. The evening pits two teams of professional comedic talent - one improv group and one group of stand-ups - for a battle of wits. The month’s match-up pits improv team Last Day of School featuring Heather Campbell, Neil Campbell, Drew DiFonzo Marks, David Harris, Paul Rust, Nick Wiger and Jim Woods against stand-ups Mo Mandel (Chelsea Lately, Conan, Modern Family, Comedy Central), Dean Delray (Let There Be Talk, The Longshots, Hell Ride) and a secret special guest. The audience decides which team wins. 8 pm. Tickets: $5.

FILM
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Cinefamily presents a special one-week run of First Blood, celebrating Sly Stallone’s best post-Rocky performance. He plays Vietnam vet/lone drifter John Rambo, who, “after being unnecessarily harassed and run out of a small logging town during the holiday season, unleashes upon the local constabulary the kind of sweet ‘n lethal retribution usually reserved for teeming Charlie hordes.” On 35 mm. 9:45 pm. Tickets: $12.

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MORE FILM
The Egyptian Theatre screens two classic MGM musicals tonight at 7:30 pm. Up first is An American In Paris with Gene Kelly as a painter who sings and dances his way through Paris. It’s followed by Gigi, starring Leslie Caron who’s trained by her aunt for the world's oldest profession in turn-of-the-century Paris.

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