A Cinematic Centennial

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