Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Weekly What To Do: By the power of grey skull!

Tokyo Fiancee
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Screening & Belgian Beer Reception
East meets West in this playful adaptation of Amélie Nothomb’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel. Though raised in Belgium, Amélie (Pauline Etienne) was born in Japan and longs to return there; a job as a French tutor is her ticket. Her student Rinri (Taichi Inoue) is also in his early 20s and is as smitten with France as Amélie is with Japan. The two grow closer - despite several comic misunderstandings. In French and Japanese with English subtitles.

In Love and Warcraft
September 17 – October 11
The Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S. Spring St., Historic Core
Downtown L.A, CA 90013
Previews $20
General Admission $30
Students, Seniors, Veterans $22
Groups 10+ $20

West Coast Premiere
In Love and Warcraft offers a fresh comedic look at the collision between online gaming and In Real Life (IRL) relationships. Evie is a gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin who has it all figured out. Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in World of Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who’ve screwed things up with their IRL partners. Love is like Warcraft, after all. It’s all about strategies, game plans and not taking stupid risks … or is it?

Sept. 18 – Sept 20.
Hilton Anaheim, CA, USA

So few days to enjoy another popular anime convention in the semi-close LA area. We've never gone, but maybe you want to try it out and tell us about it.

Movies We Love and Comedy@SCA Present: TOMMY BOY 20th Anniversary Screening
Friday, September 18th, 7:00pm
Frank Sinatra Hall at the Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre Complex, 3507 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Free, Must RSVP

Followed by a Q&A with SCA Alumnus Pete Segal and Cast Members David Spade and Julie Warner, Moderated by SCA Professor Barnet Kellman

Veteran Screenings
Starts September 18
CGV Cinemas 

Follow Do-cheol – played by Hwang Jung-min (Ode to My Father) – as an irascible detective with a good heart as he seeks revenge and tries to take down the twisted but untouchable scion of a mega-corporation, Jo Tae-oh played by Ah In Yoo (Tough as Iron). In South Korea, Veteran has hugely resonated as a cathartic ride-along with a true-blue cop, personally delivering justice in a system where the rich and powerful always seem to have the upper hand.

Finders Keepers (w/ John Wood, and co-directors Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel in person!) + Leg Meat BBQ!
Friday, Sep 18, 7:30 PM 
The Cinefamily


This stranger-than-fiction doc takes as its premise the absurdity of headlines and evening news, plucking one of the most bizarre stories in present memory from the world of reality television and Judge Mathis, granting it a full cinematic form.
A self-described “entrepreneurial” hustler finds a mummified leg in the crusty old smoker he’s purchased from a storage unit auction. Subsequently, John Wood (amputee and the original owner of the leg) wants it back, and a grotesque and public battle over the severed limb ensues. Yes, this actually happened. Yes, it was on TV.

Deep Fields, a two person show featuring Ako Castuera and Rob Sato 
September 19 - October 14th, 2015 
Reception 6:30-10pm Saturday September 19th, 2015 
GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 4242-GO-ROBO

Ako was 17 and Rob was 19 when they met at CCA(C) in 1996.  After a few years of friendship, they confessed their hidden love for one another and they’ve been together ever since.  For nearly two decades, Rob and Ako have built their lives around each other and their art. They share friends, family, creative influences, economic conditions and moments of joy and tragedy which shape their individual, but shared experience. Although they have exhibited in numerous group shows together, Deep Fields represents the first time these partner/artists have had their own split show.

Helen Keller Vs Nightwolves
Sept 18, 11:55pm 
Vista Theater
4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027
Free, must reserve seats

Synopsis: Helen Keller Vs Nightwolves comes from Street Justice Films, and it tells the "shocking story" of a group of nightwolves that are wreaking havoc across a tiny American village by taking its inhabitants' hearing and eye-sight. The film stars Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Lin Shaye (There's Something About Mary) Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recreation) and Richard Reihle (Office Space). The film comes from Ross Patterson the mastermind behind FDR American Badass! and Poolboy Drowning Out The Fury.

Son of Monsterplaooza

Sept 18-20
Marriott Burbank Hotel
Starts at $25

Three days of the Burbank-based horror convention. Special guest from horror movies and plenty of goodies to get before Halloween.

LA Podcast Festival
September 18-20,
Sofitel Hotel at Beverly Hills
Price varies per podcast

Check out some live tappingS of your favorite podcasts, many of which already take place in LA.

LA Cider Fest
Saturday, September 19, 2015 1:00 pm -
9:30 pm
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
$22.00 - $85.00

"Join us as we take you on a journey through the wonderful world of cider, America's most storied adult beverage. Over 50 artisan food and beverage producers will come together offering well over 100 selections to celebrate local craft beverages and the foods that compliment them best. We set the stage at the historic Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, for an outdoor end of summer bash!"

Mastering the Universe: A He-Man & She-Ra Celebration
Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

The odd muscular men and standards of 8os cartoons is alive and well with two special events this weekend.

Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Discussion following with director Gary Goddard, actress Chelsea Field, production designer William Stout and actor and weapons master Anthony De Longis, with a special introduction by actor Robert Towers, SFX crew member Max Cervantes, and Richard Szponder, winner of the 1986 Mattel contest who appeared in the film as Pigboy.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Starts 1:30pm
It’s a full day of “Masters of the Universe” at the Egyptian!

Rumiko World: Rumiko Takahashi Tribute Show
September 19 - October 11
Opening Reception Sep 19 at 7:00pm
Inside mall
Q Pop
319 E 2nd St Ste#121, Los Angeles, California 90012
Another great anime themed shows at Q Pop. If you love InuYasha you gotta go! I'm going for Ranma 1/2!
 Rumiko Takahashi major works:
: Urusei Yatsura
:Maison Ikkoku
:Mermaid Saga
:One-pound Gospel
:Rumic Theater
:Inu Yasha

Christian Robinson Leo: A Ghost Story Launch & Solo Exhibition
September 19, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Sep 19, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Nucleus Gallery

A solo exhibition with critically acclaimed children's book illustrator Christian Robinson. Featuring art work from his new book Leo: A Ghost Story, Christian will also be showcasing originals from his other children's books.

Christian will be doing a book reading and doing a demo at 7pm

  • All ages welcomed / Free admission / No RSVP
  • Free refreshments served
  • Fun activity sheets for attendees
  • Take a photo with Leo the ghost.
Psycho Screenings
Sunday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 23
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Local Theaters

 Enjoy a specially produced introduction from Turner Classic Movies for a look into the American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Sunday, September 20, 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Griffith Park
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027
Celebrate the birthday of Bilbo Baggins from Middle Earth
 Tentative schedule - subject to tweaking
12pm – Official Start (arrive a little early if brining a pop up tent or tables)
12:30pm – Silmarillian discussion with TORn Bookclub host Sarumann
1:30pm – Middle-earth Cake and Cupcake contest judging begins
2pm – Middle-earth Trivia
2:45pm – Middle-earth Quotes contest (brush up on both book and film quotes)
3:30pm – Pin the Black Arrow on the Dragon
4pm – Golfimbul