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FILM: The Academy’s “Great to Be Nominated” series ends tonight at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre with There Will Be Blood. See Daniel Day-Lewis as a mean sonofabitch in the Paul Thomas Anderson adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel Oil! Day-Lewis won for best actor, but the film didn’t win best picture. The film will be preceded by animated short nominee I Met the Walrus and a scheduled post-film discussion panelists include actor David Warshofsky. Tickets are $5 and the short begins at 7 pm.

WORDS: There are three events scheduled tonight for the Greenway Court Theatre’s “Celebrate the Word Festival.” At 8 pm is a showcase of spoken word performers from the gay and lesbian community; at 9 pm, there’s a special appearance by KPFK radio personality Jerry Quickley (“Beneath The Surface,” “Live From The Front”); and at 10 pm, there’s the U.S. premiere screening of the documentary film The Words Are Burning Us, which examines the French poetry scene and the global influence of the power of slam. Tickets are $10 per event or $25 for all three.

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READING & JAZZ: The South Pasadena Public Library hosts former McHale's Navy star Ernest Borgnine tonight at 7 pm in the Library's Community Room. Borgnine will be discussing his autobiography, Ernie. The show opens with a jazz set by vocalist Leila Avila and pianist Dennis Hamm from the Pasadena Jazz Institute. The event is free and open to the public.

FILM*: DocuWeek Los Angeles(Theatrical Documentary Showcase ) continues at the Arclight Hollywood and Sherman Oaks with various screenings today. Most notable tonight are filmmaker Scott Hicks's feature GLASS: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts and the shorts Kick Like a Girl, Carissa Baghdad Twist and Smile Pinki

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