Co-producer Larkin Akel, a resident of Irvine, will be appearing this weekend at the Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. screenings of her movie Chalk, opening at the Westpark cinema, 3755 Alton Pkwy., Irvine.
I had a chance to see Chalk last year at the Los Angeles Film Festival, before it was officially a Morgan Spurlock presentation. It's a great comedy that has been accurately compared to The Office and Waiting for Guffman . . . I might even add Reno 911 to that list (if you like all three of those, it'd be a crime to miss this). It's a deadpan, documentary-style look at high school teachers in Texas, and the cast and crew, while not stars, have a very real chemistry that A-listers might have trouble duplicating.
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If you check this out Friday, and then go to the Michael Moore sneak on Saturday, there's still time to see Evan Almighty on Sunday, which is when a movie about Noah's Ark seems most appropriate anyway.