In person: Thom Andersen.
Thom Andersen is no stranger to Los Angeles cinephiles, and his extensive work as a filmmaker, programmer, critic, teacher, writer, historian, and movie lover has had an enormous and meaningful impact on generations of audiences and students alike. With Red Hollywood (1996) and Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003), Andersen established an international reputation as one of contemporary cinema’s most keen-eyed and thoughtful essayists, with a singular and deeply committed perspective on the complexities and particularities of film history, which he has continued to develop.
Years prior to these watershed films, Andersen’s first flurry of filmmaking activity in his 20s reflects a similar diversity, engagement, and interest in the layered and reverberating implications of cultural and historical moments and the images that seek to represent them. His interest in exploring and responding to experiences and spaces of resonant ephemerality prefigure his later opuses in which the incidental subtexts in cinema history are revealed to be much more meaningful than we could have imagined.
This program will survey Andersen’s three influential short films from the 1960s, all in restored prints from the Academy Film Archive, along with his personal and elegiac return to 16mm, the acclaimed Get Out of the Car (2010). Thom Andersen will then join us for a discussion about his work, followed by a presentation of his ambitious and illuminating documentary, Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1974).
This solo show by Komla Letsu Phillip is a collective of acrylic canvases painted by the artist in his studio in Ho, Ghana. In his first solo presentation, Komla promotes genuine acceptance of oneself. In a world where we are constantly stimulated, Komla uses his work to express what silence makes him feel. The works depict figures in lively settings with distinctive blue eyes that subliminally signify mental peace.
What do we do after the world ends? For the people at this outpost in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, the answer is simple, survive. Participants enter this immersive and interactive experience as refugees of the apocalypse, making a rest stop on their way to New Babylon, the last bastion of civilization in this post-apocalyptic world. However, a sudden murder throws the outpost into chaos and puts them in the crosshairs of a powerful entity. With several characters vying for leadership and…
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The LA Bachata Festival provides a welcoming environment of freedom, expression, and fulfillment through dance. Over 3,000 dance enthusiasts from all over the world gather annually for an unforgettable lifetime experience.
$20 – $30
Lula Washington Dance Theatre performs Tribute to Pharoah Sanders by Lula Washington; Nina Simone Suite by Lula &dancers; Folk Dance by Donald Byrd; Pages From Negro History composed by William Grant Still. Excerpts from Today by Lula Washington.
The Trailblazing Career of Mary Louise Schmidt: How the 1936 House and Garden Exhibition Became a Launching Pad for Innovative Small Homes in Los Angeles and Reshaped the Built Environment of California In 1936, little-known housing advocate and shrewd businesswoman Mary Louise Schmidt organized what might be the most significant architecture show of the 20th century — right here in Los Angeles. This free self-guided Trail map and research report explores the exteriors of the still-standing homes featured at…