12 Years a Slave
Friday, Dec. 13
If you still haven't seen 12 Years a Slave (or want to watch it again), go to the Aero at 7:30 p.m. In director Steve McQueen's adaption of Solomon Northup's 1853 autobiography, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the free black man, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Writer-director John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood, 2 Fast 2 Furious) will be on hand to moderate a post-screening discussion with McQueen.
Stereoscopic photography enthusiasts, this is the event for you. The 10th annual Los Angeles 3-D Movie Festival takes over the Downtown Independent this weekend to showcase photos, film and videos that demonstrate the technique of creating the illusion of depth through stereopsis. The opening feature at 9 p.m. is Flight of the Butterflies, and on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., NASA and JPL will present Our Restless Planet, followed by a Q&A with Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists. There also will be three blocks of 3-D shorts. Passes are $40 for the public. More info at la3dfest.com.More »