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Pencil This In: Wednesday
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The American Cinematheque’s Outfest Wednesdays continue at the Egyptian. On the big screen tonight is With You! -- director Yaniv Dabach’s documentary on the formation of New York City’s first gay rugby club, the Gotham Knights. A discussion with Dabach follows the screening – plus there’s a reception hosted by Absolut.
7:30 pm // American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre // 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles // $10.
FILM (Option 2)
Don Juan, the 1926 silent film starring John Barrymore (yes, Drew’s grandpa), plays the title lothario being saved from the swinger’s life by the love of one good woman (Mary Astor). We know that Barrymore was quite the lady’s man in his day, and this role did nothing to tarnish that image. According to Cinefamily: “Still, Barrymore finds time to indulge us with one of his most noted skills – he plants 191 kisses on various females during the course of the film, an average of one every 53 seconds.”
8 pm // Silent Movie Theatre // 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles // $10.
The exhibit "Two Lines Align: Drawings and Graphic Design by Ed Fella and Geoff McFetridge" opens tonight at REDCAT. It chronicles the evolution of graphic design within our visual culture. "By developing practices that are unorthodox and nontraditional, both designers compel us to question our preconceptions of what graphic design has been, as well as what it might be. Known for their highly skilled and original draftsmanship, drawing is an integral part of their individual practices. The hand-rendered becomes the basis of their vast bodies of work."
6 pm // REDCAT // 631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles // Free.
FILM (OPTION 3)
Writer/director Eli Roth (Hostel) has been given the keys to the New Beverly, where he’s programming the films for two weeks. In a series called “The Greats of Roth,” he’s selecting his favs, some classics, some rarities. Tonight he’s selected the double-feature of Mother's Day and Creepshow. Roth and the director of Mother's Day Charles Kaufman are scheduled to appear for the 7:30 screening of the film.
7:30 (Mother's Day) and 9:20 pm (Creepshow) // New Beverly Cinema // 7165 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles // $7.
In honor of President’s Day that just passed, we found out that The Memoirs of Abraham Lincoln is still playing in Burbank. The show stars Granville Van Dusen as our 16th president in the comedy written by Peter Beach King.
8 pm // Falcon Theatre // 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank // $25-$37.50.
OTHER EVENTS: Don't forget the Bicycle Master Plan workshops (one is tonight in West LA) and a public update meeting on the Metro's Crenshaw-Prairie Transit Corridor Study.
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