Gems from the Archive

Critics' pick
Photograph: Courtesy Echo Park Film Center
V.D. Attack Plan.

There's a little bit of everything at this grab bag event at Echo Park's film lover hub. Film collector Russell Harnden runs this series, featuring obscure and eclectic clips from the '40s, '50s and '60s, ranging from cartoons to industrial films. This month, catch the story of a wife helping her husband keep his job in The Boss Comes to Dinner, an army of germ fighters combatting venereal disease in V.D. Attack Plan and a look at the importance of safety around forklifts in The Color of Danger. Sit back and enjoy a night full of nostalgic, "educational" surprises.