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Sunday, May 1

The Films of Karel Zeman: The Fabulous World of Jules Verne

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

2:00pm

Jules Verne, novelist and chronicler of undersea fantasies, provides the subject material for what is not only Zeman’s most popular film but the most successful Czech film of all time, famously screened simultaneously in 96 theaters in New York City upon release, and recipient of the Grand Prix at Expo ‘58. Invention for Destruction AKA The Fabulous World of Jules Verne is based upon several of Verne’s works, especially Face au drapeau (Facing the Flag), a suspenseful and nautical adventure, which in Zemans hands also manages to act as a fairy-tale-like parable on the potential dangers of science (read: atomic energy). As usual, Zeman constructed an astoundingly inventive and immersive universe—on a shoestring—situating his actors firmly in Verne’s immense and beautiful world. Using a process dubbed “Mystimation”, a combination of live action, animated drawings and lithographs, the screen pops with stylized line-etched, living illustrations in a way unseen before or since. Visually jaw-dropping, poetic and bubbling with imagination, Invention is an incredible big screen experience—and this beautiful new restoration makes it one not to be missed!
Dir. Karel Zeman, 1958, DCP, 83 min.

Jules Verne, novelist and chronicler of undersea fantasies, provides the subject material for what is not only Zeman’s most popular film but the most successful Czech film of all time, famously screened simultaneously in 96 theaters in New York City upon release, and recipient of the Grand Prix at Expo ‘58. Invention for Destruction AKA The Fabulous World of Jules Verne is based upon several of Verne’s works, especially Face au drapeau (Facing the Flag), a suspenseful and nautical adventure, which in Zemans hands also manages to act as a fairy-tale-like parable on the potential dangers of science (read: atomic energy). As usual, Zeman constructed an astoundingly inventive and immersive universe—on a shoestring—situating his actors firmly in Verne’s immense and beautiful world. Using a process dubbed “Mystimation”, a combination of live action, animated drawings and lithographs, the screen pops with stylized line-etched, living illustrations in a way unseen before or since. Visually jaw-dropping, poetic and bubbling with imagination, Invention is an incredible big screen experience—and this beautiful new restoration makes it one not to be missed!

Dir. Karel Zeman, 1958, DCP, 83 min.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-films-of-karel-zeman/#the-films-of-k...

Jules Verne, novelist and chronicler of undersea fantasies, provides the subject material for what is not only Zeman’s most popular film but the most successful Czech film of all time, famously screened simultaneously in 96 theaters in New York City upon release, and recipient of the Grand Prix at Expo ‘58. Invention for Destruction AKA The Fabulous World of Jules Verne is based upon several of Verne’s works, especially Face au drapeau (Facing the Flag), a suspenseful and nautical adventure, which in Zemans hands also manages to act as a fairy-tale-like parable on the potential dangers of science (read: atomic energy). As usual, Zeman constructed an astoundingly inventive and immersive universe—on a shoestring—situating his actors firmly in Verne’s immense and beautiful world. Using a process dubbed “Mystimation”, a combination of live action, animated drawings and lithographs, the screen pops with stylized line-etched, living illustrations in a way unseen before or since. Visually jaw-dropping, poetic and bubbling with imagination, Invention is an incredible big screen experience—and this beautiful new restoration makes it one not to be missed!

Dir. Karel Zeman, 1958, DCP, 83 min.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-films-of-karel-zeman/#the-films-of-k...

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Robert Mapplethorpe at LACMA

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:30pm

Robert Mapplethorpe’s practice as an artist was characterized by inherent dualities. He sought what he called “perfection in form” in everything from acts of sexual fetishism to the elegant contours of flower petals. This exhibition explores Mapplethorpe's body of work through early drawings, collages, sculptures, and Polaroid photography; materials from his archive; portraits, still lifes, and figure studies; rare color photographs; and two seldom-seen moving image works. A companion exhibition will be presented simultaneously at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Sparking Curiosity - Caution: Women at Work

Carpenter Performing Arts Center

6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815

3:00pm to 5:00pm

An intimate look at the experience of womanhood through the eyes of six women from distinctly different places around the world. Created from interviews conducted with women raised in Sweden, Chile, India, Singapore, Iran and beyond—this compelling documentary theatre piece uncovers a strong, positive message as it reveals their identity as working women.

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The Worst Night Ever (Class Trip) & Kingdom Keepers: The Return Book Two Legacy of Secrets

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

3:00pm

Last year in The Worst Night Ever, Wyatt Palmer was the hero of middle school, having foiled a plot against the president of the United States. But now he and his friends are in Coral Cove High School-home of the Fighting Conchs-and Wyatt is no longer a hero: He's just another undersized freshman, hoping to fit in, or at least not be unpopular. Things start to go wrong when Matt Diaz, who is Wyatt's best friend but also unfortunately an idiot, decides to bring his pet ferret, Frank, to school. Through an unfortunate series of events Frank ends up in the hands of the Bevin brothers, who are the most popular boys at Coral Cove High, but are also, as Matt soon discovers, the nastiest. When Wyatt and Matt try to get Frank back, they concoct a plan to attend a party for the cool clique at the Bevin's waterfront mansion and stumble onto the Bevin family's dark and deadly secret. That's when Wyatt learns that some things are worse than being unpopular in high school. MUCH worse.

When five present-day teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers travel back to 1955 for Disneyland's Opening Day, the early days of the Tower of Terror, the origin of the Overtakers, and the real power of magic unfold in an unexpected series of events that propels the Keepers into a darkness no one saw coming

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