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Tonight is the perfect night to cozy up inside a darkened theater and to go on a journey into the unknown. A really cool piece of LA history and lore comes to life on screen tonight at the Egyptian The American Cinematheque "presents a rare screening of six short films by the enigmatic Dutch/LA artist Bas Jan Ader (1942-1975) and the Los Angeles premiere of Here Is Always Somewhere Else, Rene Daalder's critically acclaimed documentary about the artist's life."

Ader came into the spotlight in the 1960s art scene, but then disappeared in the 70s when he set sail in a 12ft boat for Europe and was never seen again. His widow, Mary Sue Andersen-Ader, will be at tonight's screening, as well as the documentary's director Rene Daalder, who used archival footage and interviews leading up to Ader's disappearance to make his film. Tickets to the screening are available through Fandango or at the Egyptian Theatre box office.

6 Short Films by Bas Jan Ader/Here is Always Somewhere Else by Rene Daalder
The American Cinematheque @ The Egyptian Theatre, 7:30 p.m.
6712 Hollywood Boulevard

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Photo of Bas Jan Ader as seen in Daalder's film/Bas Jan Ader website