So the Golden Globes ceremony this Sunday has been canceled. NBC will instead air a one-hour "press conference" in which the winners are announced, but there won't be any drunken, rambling speeches or other embarrassments. Quelle tragédie!

My personal feelings about the Golden Globes (i.e., they're a farce) aside, some excellent films are nominated, and American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre in Los Angeles is screening the foreign-language entries this weekend. If you live in the area, this is an excellent opportunity to see the international talent that the Globes would be celebrating if it weren't for the writers strike. Here's the schedule:
  • Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Lust, Caution. Director Ang Lee was previously scheduled to appear but won't be there after all.
  • Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: A double feature of Persepolis (introduced by co-director Marjane Satrapi) and 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. The Iranian Revolution and abortion: two topics begging for a double-feature pairing!
In addition, there will be a roundtable discussion with some of these directors at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre. Satrapi, Schnabel, Vincent Parannoud, and Cristian Mungiu will be on hand to discuss their films, and that event is free. Seats are first-come, first-served, however, so don't be fashionably late or you'll be fashionably out of luck.
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