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Saturday, June 8

The Latin America Cinemateca of Los Angeles will present a special screening of the 1956 Argentine film Los tallos amargos at the Million Dollar Theatre in collaboration with the Los Angeles Conservancy’s Last Remaining Seats film series. A noir-ish thriller recently restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by the Film Noir Foundation, the movie (English translation: The Bitter Stems) is the work of celebrated South American director Fernando Ayala. Journalist and critic Guido Segal will serve as host for the evening, and Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation will also appear as special guest.

Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway, downtown; Sat., June 8, 2 p.m.; $22. (213) 623-2489, laconservancy.org.

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