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Tuesday, September 2

The Angel Levine

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:30pm

In this comedic gem, Zero Mostel plays a down-on-his-luck tailor whose waning faith is exacerbated by his wife’s illness and his daughter’s marriage to a gentile.

 

 

Just when he decides to give up on God, a mysterious man (Harry Belafonte) appears, claiming to be his Jewish guardian angel and offering one last chance at redemption. Directed by Ján Kadár. (1970, 104 min. Rated PG-13.)

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The Angel Levine

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

1:30pm

In this comedic gem, Zero Mostel plays a down-on-his-luck tailor whose waning faith is exacerbated by his wife’s illness and his daughter’s marriage to a gentile.

Just when he decides to give up on God, a mysterious man (Harry Belafonte) appears, claiming to be his Jewish guardian angel and offering one last chance at redemption. Directed by Ján Kadár. (1970, 104 min. Rated PG-13.)

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Move!

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

2:30pm

Engaging body and mind, this 45-minute session includes movement for all ability levels. Step into a physical "conversation" with educator Andrew Westover and join this interactive, non-traditional exploration of selected artworks in the Getty collection. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall.

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Wednesday, September 3

Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival

The Regent Theater

1045 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90024

1:00pm

(SEPT. 3-4) Los Angeles Indonesian Film Festival is the first annual of its kind set to showcase Indonesian talents and beauty. Featuring critically acclaimed feature and short films that have been selected and won at international film festivals all over the world, the festival will expose the public to international art & culture.

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Off-Site: Oral History Drop-Ins

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:30pm

In conjunction with the Torrance Art + Film Lab presented by LACMA, contribute to a bank of stories about your community by sharing a personal anecdote on camera or interviewing a friend or family member. Bring a thumb drive to take home a copy of your recording and video portrait.  The oral history project is accessible for Spanish and Korean speakers.

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Is the Digital Age Killing Public Space?

Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

7:00pm

The more time we spend in a virtual world, the more we crave human connection. Yet with every technological advance, public space appears to get a little less relevant. Are we destined to forego public spaces? Drawing from art history, panelists will consider whether digital technologies will replace physical public spaces, or simply change how we design and use parks, plazas, town squares, and other traditional gathering places. Complements the exhibition The Scandalous Art of James Ensor. - See more at: http://www.getty.edu/visit/cal/lectures/#sthash.StTD5Z8r.dpuf

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Spotlight Tour: Skirball Architecture and Gardens

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

The Skirball campus has been recognized for its intimate scale and sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment. Take a tour of the spectacular buildings and gardens and learn about the vision of the Skirball’s architect, the world-renowned Moshe Safdie.

Comfortable walking shoes, hats, and sunglasses are recommended. Weather permitting only.

 

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Stiff Little Fingers

El Rey Theatre

5515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

9:00pm

Stiff Little Fingers were formed in 1977 in Belfast, Ireland. Along with the likes of the Clash, Sex Pistols, The Jam, Buzzcocks, Undertones, Sham 69, Stranglers, et al – Stiff Little Fingers were at the forefront of the punk movement. They wrote initially about their own lives, growing up at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, in songs like “Suspect Device” and “Wasted Life”. In November of ’77, they released those two songs on their own Rigid Digits label, and sent a copy to BBC Radio One DJ John Peel, who started playing it every night.

These were the first of what became SLF’s signature style: lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment. In 1979 they became the first band ever to hit the UK top 20 album charts on an independent label with their debut Inflammable Material. The album chronicles the band’s anger and frustration at “the Troubles” in Northern Ireland, and calls on youth to create their own reality.

Over the years, their live shows continued to be special events of energy and power. Their studio albums demonstrate their passion and anger, each in its own way. In ’94 they released the Get a Life LP. The album helped renew interest in SLF just as newer bands that sited them as a major influence, such as Bad Religion, Sugar, Rancid and Therapy, were coming to prominence. In August 2003, Stiff Little Fingers released their ninth studio album, Guitar and Drum, which includes a moving tribute to Joe Strummer, entitled “Strummerville”.

After many studio albums and countless tours, Stiff Little Fingers find themselves more in demand than ever. They are currently working on a new album, and many of the new songs have been debuted at live gigs, with tremendous response from fans. With song titles like Trail of Tears, My Dark Places and Liar’s Club covering topics such as the recent economic collapse, Jake’s personal struggle with depression, and continuing racism in the west. Jake has said, “You’ve probably worked out by now, I don’t do “comedy” songs !!” But the songs continue to inspire fans old and new. Countless people have already contacted Jake to say that “My Dark Places” gave them the strength to tell others about their own bouts with depression.

Though focused on their new material, they always play the old favorites at gigs. Jake said, "You have to strike a balance. The difficulty with a band like ourselves is to try not make it sound like a cabaret band. Obviously, it’d be very easy to go, ‘Hey, here’s another old one you may remember.’ A lot of the old songs the audience greet like old friends. I suppose it’s the same as any band that’s been around for any length of time. And yes, there are nights that we don’t particularly want to play “Alternative Ulster” or “Suspect Device” because we’ve heard them ‘til they’re coming out our ears. But there’s always the possibility that somebody out there has never seen the band before, never heard them."

Using the band’s rich musical foundation as a building block, the time has come to bring the newest chapter of the band’s music to the world. The new songs, penned over the last decade, show a definite musical growth in the band. The result is the band’s latest release – No Going Back was released in March 2014.

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