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The Natural History Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct with an outdoor screen of Roman Polanski's classic neo-noir "Chinatown," which was inspired by the California Water Wars of the early 20th century. The film stars john Huston, Jack Nicholson, and Faye Dunaway.

The event begins with a reception and a chance to see the new exhibition "Becoming Los Angeles." At 6:30 p.m., L.A. Times book critic David Ulin will moderate a panel discussion about the film's mix of fact and fiction with William Deverell, Sandra Tsing Loh and Christine Mulholland. The film will screen at 7 p.m. For more information, go to the NHM website.

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