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It won't count as a sighting on, but the stars of stage and screen will be accessible to the faithful at various screenings and tributes about town this month.FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
The American Cinematheque presents a double feature of Reese Witherspoon in "Vanity Fair" (2004) and Alexander Payne's "Election" (1999). A discussion with Ms. Witherspoon will take place between films.


The American Cinematheque pays home to American starlet Janet Leigh with a special screening of "The Naked Spur" (1953). Leigh's daughter Kelly Curtis provides introduction to the film. 5p.m.

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Gay Ribisi: Wet – A fascinating and enthralling collection of photographic scenes captured underwater. Gay is the mom of actor Giovanni, who is hosting this show with musician Beck. Gallery Saint Germain, 302 N. Robertson, Beverly Hills.

Other upcoming American Cinematheque tributes:

Dec. 17 & 18: Slow Burn: An In Person Tribute to Jeff Bridges

January 3, 2005: Night with Tea Leoni
"An actress of extraordinary versatility and charm, Tea Leoni has portrayed an impressive list of character thus far in her career, from her wonderful comic turns in David O. Russell's FLIRTING WITH DISASTER and the TV series "The Naked Truth," to action/adventure blockbusters such as BAD BOYS and DEEP IMPACT. Please join us for a special evening with Ms. Leoni, featuring her latest SPANGLISH and THE FAMILY MAN."

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January 4, 2004: Taylor Hackford Tribute

January 5, 2005: Jeremy Irons Tribute

January 6 & 7: John Travolta Tribute In Person

January 8: Tribute to Laura Dern

January 11: Val Kilmer Tribute

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January 14: John C. Reilly Tribute