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Tuesday, February 3

HAMMER CONVERSATIONS: Lisa Bloom & Carl E. Douglas

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

(2/3) Three years after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and six months after Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, we bring together two American civil rights attorneys to discuss these senseless killings. Lisa Blooms most recent book, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It sparked a national dialogue about race, implicit bias, and gun control through a thorough examination of what happened in the courtroom during one of Americas most iconic cases in recent history. Carl E. Douglas is an American lawyer specializing in police misconduct cases. His high-profile clients have included O. J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Jamie Foxx, and Queen Latifah.

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Wednesday, February 4

Costume to Collection: Arianne Phillips in Conversation with Sharon S. Takeda

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656

6:30pm

Academy Award©–nominated costume designer Arianne Phillips is in conversation with Sharon S. Takeda, senior curator and department head of Costumes and Textiles. Phillips discusses her recent projects, including her work on the upcoming film Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the exlusive collection for MR PORTER, inspired by the movie.

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An Image / Still Life - As You See: Harun Farocki Film Series

Goethe-Institut

5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:00pm

Ein Bild (An Image) / Stilleben (Still Life) German with English subtitles Free Admission, RSVP needed Ein Bild (An Image) Four days spent in a studio working on a centerfold photo for Playboy magazine provided the subject matter for my film. The magazine itself deals with culture, cars, a certain lifestyle. Maybe all those trappings are only there to cover up the naked woman. Maybe it’s like with a paper-doll. The naked woman in the middle is a sun around which a system revolves: of culture, of business, of living! (It’s impossible to either look or film into the sun.) One can well imagine that the people creating such a picture, the gravity of which is supposed to hold all that, perform their task with as much care, seriousness, a responsibility as if they were splitting uranium. www.farocki-film.de Stilleben (Still Life) Classic 16th and 17th century still life paintings are edited together with documentary footage from photographic studios of the 1990s; a juxtaposition of paintings and advertising. Images of money, cheese and beer are shown painted down to the last detail and meticulously staged to evoke consumer greed. Farockis film tracks the similarities and differences of two kinds of portrayals, in which goods and things almost appear as fetish objects. Free Admission, RSVP needed Info: +1 323 5253388 [email protected]

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I AM ARMENIAN: The Lark Farm (La Masseria delle Allodole)

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

An Armenian family becomes caught up in the Ottoman Turkish governments annihilation of the Armenian people between 1915 and 1923. This Italian film by brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani is adapted from the best-selling novel by Antonia Arslan. (2010, Dir. P. & V. Taviani, 122 min.) I AM ARMENIAN: A YEAR OF ARMENIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY ON FILM In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we dedicate 2015 to an exploration of multiple facets of Armenian culture, history, and landscape through film. ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.

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