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Sunday, August 31

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

5:00pm

Southern California practically bleeds celluloid; virtually everywhere you turn, you’ll see a location that once doubled as a film set. Director Thom Andersen plays private eye in this sardonic video essay, revisiting the scenes of cinematic crimes and triumphs and unraveling the tangled relationship between the movies and our metropolis. Both Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels. A Cinematheque favorite!

In the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan called LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF “the best documentary ever made about Los Angeles.” On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Thom Andersen's sardonic video essay about the tangled relationship between the movies and our metropolis has been remastered and re-edited. It's funnier, sharper and bigger. It's now really a double feature. No matter how many times you've seen it before, you will be blown away by the new version on the big screen!

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Tuesday, September 2

Saturday, September 6

Building Bridges Art Exchange Presents "Feminine Mystique" and "Treasures of the 21st Century"

Building Bridges Art Exchange

2525 Michigan Ave. F-2, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Building Bridges Art Exchange Presents
"Feminine Mystique" and "Treasures of the 21st Century"
Opening Reception September 6th, 6pm
September 6, 2014 – October 7, 2014
Curated by Daniel Schuster

Building Bridges Art Exchange
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Ave. F-2 Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 770-1961
[email protected]

“Feminine Mystique” is a groundbreaking, multi-disciplinary showcase of the magic, beauty and power of Women, and the ethereal, shifting ideal that can never be fully grasped. “Feminine Mystique.” The words by themselves conjure up images of beauty and wonder and have been perfectly captured in the paintings of Barbara Fritsche, the multi-media creations of Michael Kluch, the sculptures of Tanya Ragir and the costumes & photography of Mary Cheung.

“Treasures From the 21st Century” features master-sculptor Larry Schuster, whose museum quality works reflect a rare and magnificent vision. This vision transports us to a time and place of grandeur and transcendence, a place beloved by kings and empire builders. His life’s work primarily explores three avenues: the Mythological & Archetypal, Nature as Master Engineer and Artist and a Paradoxical Response to Plato’s Theory of Forms.

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Sunday, September 7

Waking Up with Sam Harris

Broad Stage

1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

6:00pm to 8:00pm

This fall, Sam Harris will stage a series of live events—in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco—to coincide with the publication of his new book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. Each event will be held in a state-of-the-art theater and consist of a lecture and extensive Q&A. Everything will be recorded, and the footage will be edited and combined with supporting material to produce an online course. All attendees will receive a special edition of Waking Up, a signed bookplate, a download of the unabridged audio book, and full access to the online course. A catered cocktail reception will follow each talk.

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Monday, September 8

Sunset Groove with Deanne Dawson

1450 Ocean - Camera Obscura building

1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us at sunset for Sunset Groove overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in an evolutionary dance movement class where you are encouraged to dance YOUR dance creatively and authentically. Together, we unite in easy dance movements and rhythms to all styles of music. With no complicated choreography or steps to learn, you are free to relax with the music and simply enjoy your unique personal expression in community. Come unleash your authenticity, creativity and playfulness! All fitness levels welcome. Drop-in registration is available for $15.

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