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Monday, September 26

Off-site: Art Workshop—Maya Ceramic Art

North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library

5211 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood, CA

2:00pm

Participate in free artist-led workshops at the North Hollywood Branch Library and the Valley Plaza Branch Library. Learn about the museum’s collection and exhibitions and create your own artwork. No reservations needed.

The ancient Maya were a Mesoamerican civilization that extended from modern-day southern Mexico through Central America. At the height of their achievement during the Classic period (c. 250 to 900), written texts facilitated communication among Maya royal courts. The unique signs (glyphs) are in the form of humans, animals, mythical, objects, and abstract designs that express meaning or sounds, and are used to write words, phrases, and sentences.

Viewing examples of Mayan ceramics from LACMA’s permanent collection, learn about the Maya civilization and the use of hieroglyphs for both decoration and communication, and create your own clay pictographs.

Off-site | North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Libary  

Free and open to the public

Note: This program will take place off-site at the North Hollywood Amelia Earhart Regional Library, located at 5211 Tujunga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601

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An Evening With...Queen Sugar

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

2016, color, DCP

 

Includes a conversation with creator Ava DuVernay, executive producer Oprah Winfrey, and actors Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe

Episode 105

The venture from writer/director Ava DuVernay (Middle of NowhereSelma) is Queen Sugar, her first cable television series for OWN, adapted from Natalie Braszile’s best-selling novel. The show is about culture shock—more specifically, the shock of returning to a culture you thought you’d left behind. Charley Bordelon West (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) is a high-powered lawyer who’s also a visible part of one of Los Angeles's best-known power couples; her husband is the biggest pro basketball star in the city, and their teenaged son is the thoughtful center of their relationship. When her world is rocked by a series of personal earthquakes, including a crisis involving her Louisiana family, Charley is forced to go home to the failing sugar farm run by her father. She has to manage the place, and her rapidly diminishing expectations, along with her crusading journalist sister (Rutina Wesley), and her struggling single parent brother (Kofi Siriboe). An upcoming episode of the series will be shown. DuVernay, Winfrey, and cast will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

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An Evening With...Queen Sugar

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

7:30pm

2016, color, DCP | Executive produced by Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Melissa Carter, based on Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile; with Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

Includes a conversation with creator Ava DuVernay, executive producer Oprah Winfrey, and actors Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe

Episode 105

The venture from writer/director Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere, Selma) is Queen Sugar, her first cable television series for OWN, adapted from Natalie Braszile’s best-selling novel. The show is about culture shock—more specifically, the shock of returning to a culture you thought you’d left behind. Charley Bordelon West (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) is a high-powered lawyer who’s also a visible part of one of Los Angeles's best-known power couples; her husband is the biggest pro basketball star in the city, and their teenaged son is the thoughtful center of their relationship. When her world is rocked by a series of personal earthquakes, including a crisis involving her Louisiana family, Charley is forced to go home to the failing sugar farm run by her father. She has to manage the place, and her rapidly diminishing expectations, along with her crusading journalist sister (Rutina Wesley), and her struggling single parent brother (Kofi Siriboe). An upcoming episode of the series will be shown. DuVernay, Winfrey, and cast will participate in a Q&A after the screening.

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Tuesday, September 27

Dottie Gets Spanked

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

In honor of this years Hammer Gala honoree Todd Haynes, we screen one of the filmmakers earliest works. Dottie Gets Spanked, a surreal suburban fantasy about a young boys obsession with a television show, features Hayness signature play with gender identity, celebrity, and midcentury repressions. (1993, dir. Todd Haynes, 16mm, 45 min.)

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Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

L.A. premiere! Saar, a gay man from Israel, moves to London after being shunned for his sexual orientation. Although at first he enjoys the freedom previously denied to him, Saar soon discovers he has contracted HIV.

As his family struggles with fear and prejudices, his surrogate brothers, the London Gay Men’s Chorus, help Saar and his family begin to reconcile in this tender, honest, and intimate documentary. Directed by Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann. (Israel/United Kingdom, 2016, 86 min. No MPAA rating. In English and Hebrew with English subtitles.)

A Q&A with director Barak Heymann follows the screening.

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Wednesday, September 28

Hammer Forum: The Politics of Race in the 2016 Election

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

12:30pm

Kristen Clarke, executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Ian Haney Lpez, professor of law at UC Berkeley and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, discuss the disenfranchisement of potential voters in Novembers racially charged election.

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