Wednesday, January 4 | Into the Abyss (2011) & Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. – A double bill of documentaries by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris. Abyss explores a triple-homicide in Texas, and the men charged with the crime: one serving a life sentence, the other sentenced to death. Mr. Death follows the career of execution technician and Holocaust-denier Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
Thursday, January 5 | Nerve – First dates suck. Elliot has never had an online date before–at least not one that showed up. Susan has had far too many but would prefer not to discuss them. When they arrange to meet in a bar one night, all their flaws are revealed along with a surging desperation that may or may not be love. This is the Los Angeles premiere of this play!
Friday, January 6 | 50 First Jokes – Come see 50 super rad LA comedians all booked on one mega show, each telling the very first new joke they’ve written for the new year, in order to kick off the 2012 comedy scene in the most righteous way possible. 50 First Jokes is celebrating its 6th year in NYC and it’s 2nd year in LA in 2012. The show has been a sold-out comedy sensation since its inception and has received notable mentions in The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, and Comedy Central Insider, among other outlets. It’s been nominated for ‘Excellence in Comedy New York (ECNY)’ awards in the categories of Best Variety Show and Best Comedy Event.
Saturday, January 7 | Fargo & The Big Lebowski Double Feature Drink-Along – Join the Downtown Independent for their first Double Feature Drink-Along event in 2012 with these Cohen Brothers classics.
Know of any other events happening in the Los Angeles area this week? Post them in the comments section.