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In the unlikely event that Pollock wins an Oscar or two and that Hollywood decides to make another biopic about a mid-20th-century American painter, I nominate Morris Louis. Although the D.C. artist’s life can’t compare to Pollock’s in terms of whiskey-swillin’, skirt-chasin’, and car-crashin’, it does include some big-screen-worthy stuff: a fit of rage that destroyed three years’ worth of work, a close relationship with fellow color-field painter Kenneth Noland, and an early death from lung cancer. And Louis’ technique of pouring syrupy Magna down tacked-up raw canvases is inherently cinematic. But it took Harris 10 years to get Pollock made and released, so rather than wait for Louis, I’ll probably just check out “The Washington Arts Scene in the Sixties,” a panel discussion on Louis and other District artists moderated by Corcoran College of Art and Design lecturer Andrew Hudson, at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. $5. (202) 331-7282. (Leonard Roberge)