Now 100 years young, Sid Laverents has been a vaudevillian, dishwasher, sign painter, Fuller Brush salesman, carpenter, soldier, sheet metal worker and rocket scientist. Later in life, he became a filmmaker and made the short autobiographical film called Multiple Sidosis
, which gets its L.A. premiere at The Sid Saga: Sid Laverents Centennial Birthday Party
. On hand for the screening and tribute will be Kim Cooper of Scram
magazine; Jake Austin, editor of Roctober
magazine and co-creator of the cable-access dance show Chic-a-Go-Go
; Fritz Harshbarger, amateur filmmaker; and Ross Lipman, UCLA Film Preservationist. Hot tip: There will be birthday treats and maybe even balloons.
Thu., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., 2008