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Thursday, October 23

Untitled

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0

1:30pm

Beginning with a reflection on the early AIDS epidemic, Jim Hodges’ collaborative film Untitled eschews linear narrative to introduce a fractious timeline, moving from the sublime to the tragic and back again. By juxtaposing mainstream network news, activist footage, artists’ works, and popular entertainment from the last turbulent decades, the film references regimes of power that precipitated a generation of AIDS and queer activism which continues today. (2010, Dir. J. Hodges, C. Marques da Cruz and E. King, 60 min.) 

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Art of the Ancient World (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Become immersed in the world of the cradle of civilization through archaeological finds, sculpture, silver and clay vessels, painting, royal wall reliefs, and even an Egyptian sarcophagus in this 50-minute tour. Trace the beginnings of Western culture, from examples of the earliest writing through the illusionistic sculpture of the Greeks and Romans.

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Tackling Climate Change Nationally and Globally

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, CA 90024, CA 0

7:30pm

Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that global warming is a danger to the planet, little progress has been made to reduce CO2 emissions. Climatologists Brenda Ekwurzel and Michael Mann join us to examine the issue. Ekwurzel works with the Union of Concerned Scientists leading education aimed at increasing support for strong climate legislation. Mann shared the Nobel Prize with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From The Front Lines and Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming. 

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Friday, October 24

Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915 (50 min)

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Tour Marsden Hartley: The German Paintings 1913–1915, an exhibition featuring 25 seminal works by the influential American modernist painter created during his years in Berlin (1913–15). The paintings reveal the profound impact of World War I and elucidate the artist's appropriation of military symbols and Native American motifs. Hartley’s paintings from this period reflect dynamic shifts in style and subject matter, and evidence a critical moment in his body of work. The exhibition, organized by the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, in collaboration with LACMA, coincides with the centennial commemoration of World War I. The presentation in Los Angeles marks the first exhibition of Hartley's work in Southern California in over thirty years, and the first focused exhibition of Hartley’s Berlin paintings in the United States since they were created.

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Lacma Presents the Film M

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Peter Lorre made a memorable impression with his breakthrough performance in Fritz Lang’s underworld thriller. Lorre plays Hans Beckert, a tormented child murderer who finds himself pursued not only by the police but by his colleagues in the Berlin underworld. Lorre’s disturbing yet pitiable performance was the perfect linchpin for Lang’s moody pre-noir thriller, and once you’ve seen M, you’ll never be able to listen to Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” the same way again.

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