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The Moviegoer, Feb. 11-17

Writers Guild of America West Groundbreakers The breakout-hit 1995 Waiting to Exhale, starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, and 1972’s Lady Sings the Blues, with Diana Ross as Billie Holiday, screen. There will be a discussion between films with “Waiting” writer Terry McMillan, who adapted her own novel, with Ronald Bass, and Suzanne De Passe, who started her career at Motown and received an Oscar nomination for co-writing “Lady Sings the Blues.” 35 mm. American Cinematheque, Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 260-1528. Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. $12; $8 for Cinematheque members. www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/