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Pencil This In: Danny Boyle Double Feature, Mark Twain Celebration, Spring Awakening Opens and Early Chinese Photography Exhibit at the Getty

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Spring Awakening opens for an eight-show run tonight at the Pantages. | Photo: Andy Snow
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DOUBLE FEATURE
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.

MARK TWAIN
Before Mark Twain died in 1910, he directed that his autobiography could not be published until 100 years after his death.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.