Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
TONIGHT! March 5 | OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) & OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) – A double feature of the two earlier films from the director and stars of The Artist! From Music Box Films: A box-office sensation in France, comic star Jean Dujardin stars as secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a.k.a. OSS 117 who in the tradition of Maxwell Smart and Inspector Clouseau somehow succeeds in spite of his ineptitude.
Wednesday, March 7 through Sunday, March 11 | Los Angeles Animation Festival – Five days of animation, including a Liquid Television collection, female-made erotic shorts, and 70s sci-fi underrated gem Fantastic Planet.
Wednesday, March 7 | Thee Oh Sees / The Mallard / Michael Nhat – Choc Ivana‘s March art party features music from Thee Oh Sees; art by Dave Pigeon, Elish Iturra, Erik Recendez, Meagan Boyd and others; food from Donnie Pepper’s Vegan Tacos; facepaint and more.
Thursday, March 8 | CAGES – Based on a true story, CAGES brings to the stage a poignant and surreal exploration of mental illness inside a maximum security prison. Disillusioned and angry psychologist, Dr. Thomas Morri reports to the Administrative Segregation unit where he is assigned to facilitate a therapy group for five mentally ill inmates, each locked in a cage the size of a phone booth. What Morri can’t imagine when he starts is how the men in those cages will touch his soul and change his life forever.
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