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British Noir Series
Landmark Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd
Landmark's Nuart Theatre presents a selection of British Noir double features, released by the go-to distributors of classic reissues, Rialto Pictures. Googie Withers stars as a conflicted housewife in Robert Hamer's stark, restrained thriller, It Always Rains on Sunday (1947). A newly restored version of John Boulting's Brighton Rock (1947) features a youthful Richard Attenborough in an absorbing adaptation of a Graham Greene novel. Carol Reed directs another Greene reworking, psychological drama The Fallen Idol (1948), and Orson Wells stars as the eponymous Harry Lime in a 60th anniversary print of The Third Man (1949), also directed by Reed. Michael Powell's Peeping Tom (1960) follows in the footsteps of frustrated filmmaker/murderer Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm), rounding out the week-long program of Brit-noir highlights.
- Tanja Laden
bang. comedy theater
457 N. Fairfax Ave
Performance art collides with Meryl Streep at this fresh engagement of the wildly popular production Streep Tease, an event billed simply as "an evening of Meryl Streep monologues performed by an all-male company." Lining up to pay tribute to Silkwood Streep, Heartburn Streep and other classic Meryl moments is a smorgasbord of real local talent: Arrested Development player Sam Pancake, stand-up performance artist Taylor Negron,and a slew of as-yet-unannounced surprise guests.
- Julian Hooper
Fallen Fruit: Plant the Perimeter Fruit Tree Giveaway
Sunday Feb 7 (noon)
5905 Wilshire Blvd
What began as the mapping of fruit trees in LA neighborhoods grew into Fallen Fruit, a full-fledged activist art project and collaboration among David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young. Rooted in the notion that all of us deserve to have access to "public fruit," Fallen Fruit holds a pair of public fruit-tree adoptions, officially launching EATLACMA, the museum's year-long series of food-related talks, performances, exhibitions, and other events on culture, art, politics, and eatables. February 6, TreePeople Los Angeles sponsors the public fruit-tree adoption at Watts Towers, and on February 7, it moves to LACMA. Potential adoptive fruit parents are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection.
- Tanja Laden
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