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Tuesday, September 8

Seven Weeks - with Director Nobuhiko Obayashi in person!


611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA


“GUERNICA IN MOVING IMAGES” is the description Nobuhiko Obayashi, best known to Western audiences as the director of wild cult-horror classic Hausu, has assigned his new film. Sprawling and ambitious, Seven Weeks takes the death of the Suzuki family patriarch as its narrative origin. The family gathers in Hokkaido to mourn, in keeping with the Buddhist tradition of holding memorials every seven days for 49 days, a ritual out of which an epic web of family history and Japanese history is spun. By turns political and poetic, Seven Weeks flits between time periods and locales, with surreal sequences and cacophonic dialogue echoing the fantasy and surrealism for which Obayashi is known. Labyrinthine in both content and form, Seven Weeks spans huge swaths of time and space, all the while haunted by the specter of WWII. Do not miss this saga of epic proportions!

Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi, 2014, 171 min.

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Wednesday, September 9

Lunchtime Art Talks Curator Talk on Vik Muniz

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024


Lunchtime Art Talks take place every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Hammer's curatorial department leads free and insightful 15-minute discussions about works of art currently on view or from museum collections. This talk will be led by Marcela Guerrero, curatorial fellow. It focuses on the work of artist Vik Muniz.

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Neal Brennan "3 Mics"


366 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048


On last year's "Comedy Meltdown" show on Comedy Central, the comics were instructed to try something onstage they'd never done before. Neal Brennan was tired of the monotony of traditional stand-up and had always wanted to try different tones onstage. That night, this show was born. Three microphones are spaced out on the stage and Brennan alternates between them; one for traditional stand-up, one for one-liners, and one for short confessional monologues. The show is a work in progress and will be until the last possible second it can be.

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Thursday, September 10

Member Previews: Frank Gehry


5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036


Frank Gehry presents a comprehensive examination of his extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s—he established his firm in Los Angeles in 1962—to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never been seen publicly, and more than 65 models that illuminate the evolution of Gehry’s thinking.

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