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Edgar Wright films, Graphation Film Festival, Photo L.A. and 'Bombay Bellywood.'

January 14, 2011

MOVIES

Edgar Wright Triple Feature With a cinematic oeuvre that features comedic zombies, explosion-happy British village constables and guitar-wielding teen heroes, the English director distinguished himself with a unique comedic vision. He'll share inspirations and methods of his films — "Shaun of the Dean, "Hot Fuzz" and "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World." New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., $7. (323) 938-4038.

Graphation Film Festival In recent years, comic books and graphic novels have proved fertile ground for Hollywood movie adaptations. This new short film festival, incubated at the nearby Hive gallery, reverses the trend — it adapts movies into comics and animation. Opening night features shorts, talks and live music. Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main St., L.A. 8 p.m. $12. Downtownindependent.com.

ART

Photo L.A. The longest-running art fair in L.A., Photo L.A. is the largest photo-based art fair in the country, drawing more than 10,000 fans. The fair features four days of programming, panels with local artists and an opening reception with William Eggleston and Stephen Shore. Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., Santa Monica, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sun., 11.a.m.-6 p.m. Mon. $20. (310) 458-8551.

EVENTS

Bombay Bellywood Aiming to bring belly dancing to the masses, Bellydance Superstars — founded in 2002 by onetime Police manager Miles Copeland — stages its 799th performance. "Bombay Bellywood" incorporates various dance styles, including Egyptian, Polynesian, Indian, ballet and tribal fusion. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. 7:30 p.m. $36-$45. http://www.toaks.org.

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