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Pencil This In: German Beer Appreciation at Spring Street Smokehouse, Graffiti and Art Talk at LACMA and Pre-Code Film Screening at UCLA

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Author James W. Douglass, Oliver Stone and others discuss JFK's assassination and legacy.
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BOOK TALK
The release of the new book JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass has been timed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s election. The book presents a “compelling account of why JFK was assassinated—and why the unmasking of this truth remains crucial for the future of our country and the world.” Tonight Douglass joins filmmaker Oliver Stone, author Lisa Pease, and Orbis Books Publisher Robert Ellsberg for a discussion, Q&A and book signing on JFK’s assassination and legacy. At the Saban Theatre at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 without book and $32 with a copy of the book.BEER
The Spring Street Smokehouse in Chinatown hosts a German beer appreciation night. Mark Gerlach will talk about beer from three German breweries:  Reutberger, Hopf and Schonramer. 7 pm. Check website for prices. 

FILM
We’re huge fans of campy, pre-Code films and tonight the UCLA film program offers a free screening of Virtue (1932) at the James Bridges Theater, UCLA. 7:30 pm. The melodrama stars Carole Lombard “a lady of the night,” and Pat O’Brien plays “the chump taxi driver” who falls for her. Sony has digitally restored this 35mm, b/w, 69 min. film. 7:30 pm.