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Thursday, May 1

Fowler Out Loud: The CD Collective

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

6:00pm

The CD Collective (Cody Dear Collective) is a UCLA student group formed by jazz studies major Cody Dear (alto sax), and featuring Hugo Shiboski (tenor sax), Grant Milliken (vibes), Chili Corder (guitar), Erik Shiboski (bass), and Colin McDaniel (drums). In a musical timeline of jazz, they will perform original compositions and arrangements from the blues to modern contemporary tunes to show how the course of the jazz has changed over time.

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HAMMER FORUM: From Wall Street to Main Street: A Case for Community Banking

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

With a growing number of municipalities declaring bankruptcy, we will look into why the United States, unlike other developed nations, has no public infrastructure banks and so few state and community banks. Dennis Kelleher is the president and CEO of the Wall Street watchdog group Better Markets, Inc., a nonprofit that promotes the public interest in global financial markets. Wallace Turbeville is a senior fellow at Demos and was previously an investment banker at Goldman Sachs who has testified on financial reform issues before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the U.S. Senate and the House Financial Services Committee.

 

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Free Members-Only Screening: God’s Pocket

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

2014, 88 min, color, DCP | Screenplay by Alex Metcalf and John Slattery, based on a novel by Peter Dexter; directed by John Slattery; with Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro, Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins and Caleb Landry Jones

This screening is available for members of LACMA Film Club, Film Independent, and the New York Times Film Club only.

Introduction with writer/director John Slattery

For his directorial debut, actor John Slattery chose Pete Dexter’s 1983 novel about how apparently random acts of violence intersect, and how the figurative and literal splatter ruins lives and corrodes families. This screening as part of Film Independent at LACMA features Philip Seymour Hoffman (in one of his last roles) as Mickey, a small-time thief and hustler trying to unload a truckload of stolen beef carcasses. The longer he holds onto them, the less his haul of hot beef is worth. All the while, a burned-out and self-aggrandizing columnist (Richard Jenkins) inflames simmering small-town anger and works to weasel his way into the heart of Mickey’s anguished and unfulfilled wife (Christina Hendricks). Slattery also cowrote (with Alex Metcalf) and coproduced (with Hoffman) this savory cocktail of bleak comedy, drama, and bloodshed, which debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Competition. The cast also includes John Turturro, Domenick Lombardozzi, Eddie Marsan, and Joyce Van Patten. Slattery will be at Film Independent at LACMA to introduce the film.

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Friday, May 2

The Help Group's Advance LA Resilience Conference 2014

American Jewish University

15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077

8:00am to 5:10pm

The Help Group’s Third Annual Advance LA Conference, RESILIENCE, will bring together experts from diverse fields to join us in exploring strategies for enhancing resilience as we support young people with unique challenges in their preparation for a successful transition to college, the workforce, and beyond.

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Culture Fix: Rigo 23 on Rigo 23

Fowler Museum

North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095

12:00pm

Bay Area artist and activist Rigo 23 works in a variety of media and often collaborates closely with native and indigenous communities around the world. For his exhibition at the Fowler, Rigo 23 created eight large panels incorporating references as diverse as the Black Panther Emory Douglas, Indian Island, and Leonard Peltier, among others. Come for a preview and hear the artist discuss what links them in his latest project, on display in the Goldenberg Galleria. 

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Story Time in the Boone Children's Gallery

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

2:00pm

Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages. Admission is free!

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