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Tuesday, August 5

The Wizard of Oz


5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


1939, 101 minutes, color, 35mm | Written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf; with Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, and Charley Grapewin

A tornado whisks away a farm girl and her little dog to a magical land over the rainbow.


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Wednesday, August 6

see a little bit country



It’s time to see the world through country colored lenses.  Curated by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Country Music Hall of Fame, Country: Portraits of an American Sound at the Annenberg Space for Photography includes over 100 historical and contemporary photos, artifacts, a digital jukebox (this is where your kids will station themselves, and you want them to, because even if you’re not a country fan, the kids should know Dolly & the Man in Black), an original short form documentary with interviews from exhibited photographers, country musicians and historians and more.

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Medea Benjamin & Haskell Wexler

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024


Medea Benjamin is co-founder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. Her latest book is Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control. Her direct questioning of President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address, as well as her recent trips to Pakistan and Yemen, helped shine a light on the innocent people killed by U.S. drone strikes. Haskell Wexler is an Academy Award–winning cinematographer (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Bound for Glory), director, and documentary filmmaker. His numerous accolades include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Cinematographers and a Career Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association.

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