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630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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In this edition, we explore the art of lying… cinematically speaking.

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Lost & Found at the Movies: True Lies

Featuring Lulu Wang

In conversation with John Nein

ALOUD on FILM @ Central Library

From the outset, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell lets us know that the film is “based on an actual lie,” which turns out to be true. Wang drew inspiration from a deception that unfolded within her own family when her grandmother, living in Changchun, China, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The family kept the diagnosis a secret from the grandmother and in order to bid her goodbye, they gathered in China under the guise of a wedding. We welcome the wonderfully talented Wang to discuss the emotional and cultural nuances of blurring the line between fiction and nonfiction, and to explore the creative journey of The Farewell, first told as a segment of “This American Life” and then beautifully transformed into one of this year’s best films.

Bending the truth is of course a time-honored tradition in Hollywood and in other segments, we take a look at the art of lying from another angle: the most audacious and outrageous hoaxes ever orchestrated to generate publicity for movies—from the silent era to present day. And naturally, we celebrate being deceived by some of the greatest onscreen lies (and liars) in film history.

Lost & Found at the Movies is generously supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

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Where should I park for Lost & Found at the Movies?

We recommend taking public transportation. Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. For more information, visit the Library’s website. Please note: $1 parking validations are available at the information desk in the main lobby with a library card, which can be used until 9PM. However, as most Lost & Found at the Movies programs tend to run a little later, leaving the parking lot after 9PM will cost a flat rate of $8.

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Contact the Public Programs office at programs@lfla.org or by calling 213.292.6254.

What if a program is full?

You are welcome to come as a standby guest. Standby numbers are distributed one hour before the program on a first-come, first served basis. Admission is subject to availability.

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As this program is free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at the start of each program.

Image Credit: The Farewell, courtesy of A24 Films LLC

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Mark Taper Auditorium - Central Library

630 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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