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Win tix to the opening of The Other Venice Film Fest

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Now in its third year, The Other Venice Film Festival celebrates independent film, diversity and music. And, eh, slightly bad attitudes.

Take, for example, the film screening opening night: Champion, a documentary about actor Danny Trejo. He's the guy you've seen playing a Latin tough in From Dusk Till Dawn to "Desperate Housewives." Turns out he's a genuine Latin tough who was brought up in Echo Park, spent time in prison, did drugs and boxed before becoming a successful actor.

When we say take, we mean it. Get a pair of tickets to opening night, including live music pre-show, a screening of Champion, Q&A with filmmakers and afterparty with DJ Val Scinto with snacks and booze. All at the Electric Lodge in Venice. The winner and his-or-her-date will also each get a film fest t-shirt.

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If you enter and don't win, tickets to the festival's films range from $10-$20. The complete schedule is here.

Fine Print: Affiliates of LAist (and any other -ist sites) are not eligible to enter. Entries received by midnight PST on Wednesday, March 15th, 2006 are eligible to win. Contest is open to Southern California residents, age 21 or older. The winner will be notified via e-mail.