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Thursday, March 26

South and Southeast Asian Art

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Delve into the religious beliefs of the region through encounters with Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu sculpture in this 50-minute tour. Early paintings, sculpture, and furniture from Tibet and Nepal are noteworthy highlights of this tour. Spectacular jewelry, decorative arts, and paintings from India, Thailand, and Vietnam are also on view.

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Free Screening: A Tribute to Mad Men: Part One

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Color, DCP
Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

Includes a conversation with creator Matthew Weiner and actor Jon Hamm

A few days before Matthew Weiner’s last season of Mad Men begins its run, AMC joins Film Independent to present a classic episode from the show, selected by Weiner and his Mad Men series star Jon Hamm. A landmark AMC period drama series, Mad Men illuminates the inner workings of advertising and began a whole new era of ratings and artistic success for the basic cable network.

Weiner and Hamm will both be at the Bing to talk abut the chosen episode after it runs.

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Mr. Kaplan

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

L.A. premiere! Álvaro Brechner’s hilarious dark comedy tells the story of Jacob Kaplan (Héctor Noguera), who was forced to flee Europe as a young boy without his parents during World War II.

After fifty years of quiet living in Uruguay, Jacob becomes obsessed with the idea that the German owner of a local seafront restaurant is a former Nazi. (Uruguay, 2014, 98 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.)

“[A] highly amusing crowd-pleaser.”—Hollywood Reporter

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Friday, March 27

Augmented Reality Viewing Drop-ins (EEG AR)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

4:00pm

Join Art + Technology Lab grant recipient John Craig Freeman for a preview of his project EEG AR: Things We Have Lost. Freeman is creating a database of objects—tangible or intangible—that people have lost. Participants have the opportunity to view some of these virtual objects using augmented-reality technology. Freeman is also present to talk about the project in LACMA’s BP Grand Entrance.

Freeman and his team provide custom viewing devices allowing participants to travel around the plaza and experience the work in progress. The artist is a founding member of the collective Manifest.AR, whose work seeks to expand the notion of public space by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place.

All equipment is provided. No prior experience with electronics required. Look for the check-in table on the west side of the BP Grand Entrance.

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Little Feet/filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell in person

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

(3/27) Dip your toes in silky monochrome, then submerge to consider the aqueous essence of ghosts (or goldfish) in a brand-new jaunt by In The Soup filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell that explores the weird, fragile logic of childhood — the era when you might’ve seen spirits in your bathwater. The far-out musings of Rockwell’s own four- and seven-year-olds are preserved in amber through a series of exuberant improvisations, as they portray neglected siblings who navigate their mother’s death via a slummed-out Echo Park enchanted forest odyssey that trades its trees for a smog-stained sprawl of twisted chainlink, dumpster divers and fixie-mounted street magicians. Thom Andersen’s vision of an under-depicted cinematic Los Angeles comes to mind: a poverty-stricken alter-Southland of “those who walk” and “those who ride the bus,” lovingly enshrined in 16mm short ends immortalizing our faded carnicerías, bleached parking lots and sun-baked roadside chaparral in a glimmering daydream travelogue. Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell in person — plus, the show kicks off with Frances Bodomo’s short film Boneshaker, starring Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)!
Little Feet Dir. Alexandre Rockwell, 2013, DCP, 60 min.

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Free Screening: A Tribute to Mad Men: Part Two

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Color, DCP

Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

Includes a conversation with actor Kiernan Shipka and costume designer Janie Bryant

As Mad Men approaches its final run of episodes, Film Independent at LACMA devotes a second evening to the show with a night spotlighting a pair of episodes. The specific shows to be screened will be chosen by Mad Men creators. Actor Kiernan Shikpa and costume designer Janie Bryant will attend the event for a Q&A about the creative process and their participation in the making.

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