Pencil This In: Danny Boyle Double Feature, Mark Twain Celebration, Spring Awakening Opens and Early Chinese Photography Exhibit at the Getty
The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica screens two Danny Boyle films tonight beginning at 7:30: 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire. 127 Hours, which is nominated for six Oscars, is based on the true story of Aron Ralston, who choses between life and limb on a rock-climbing adventure. Discussion between films with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy. Tickets: $11.
Before Mark Twain died in 1910, he directed that his autobiography could not be published until 100 years after his death. Tonight at 7 pm, the Hammer Museum celebrates the publication of Twain’s autobiography with a lecture by Robert Hirst, Twain scholar and editor of the Mark Twain Project, followed by a panel discussion with Hal Holbrook, moderated by David Kipen. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session, book signing and no-host bar reception in the courtyard with live music by The Americans.