When artists tackle the “taboo” and the “controversial,” they tend to wind up slouched against a wall with their arms folded sullenly, dripping in depression and inertia. Not Peaches. She's the singer who told the kids to stay in school (cuz it's the best) in her smash electroclash hit “Fuck the Pain Away,” and now she appears both on the silver screen and the small stage when she attends tonight's screening of new Peaches documentary Peaches Does Herself. Her directorial debut — she is nothing if not direct — is a chronicle of her bawdy, blowsy Berlin stage shows from 2010 and 2011. With fanciful dance and lyrics, her shows' narrative traces her evolution from mild-mannered class clown to the sweaty, bouncy rock and/or roll star she is today. Heartbreak! Romance! Thunder! It's all here tonight, as empowering an embrace as any mononymous pop star has ever offered an audience for its entertainment dollar. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Fairfax District; Tues., Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) 655-2510, cinefamily.org.

Tue., Nov. 5, 7:30 & 10 p.m., 2013

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