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Saturday, December 5

The Young Persons Guide To The Orchestra

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90012


The LA Phils pioneering Symphonies for Youth mix music with fun and fantasy for children ages 5-11. Adventures abound within the music of English composer Benjamin Britten. Experience musical journeys and magical landscapes as we dive into some of Brittens best loved works, including The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra. Come for: The chance to experience a live orchestra through the fantasy of theater. And more: Each performance is preceded by a choice of art workshops, including an instrument petting zoo, dance, and more.

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Sunday, December 6

Ben Rivers: Two Years at Sea

The Downtown Independent

251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012


Ben Rivers in person! Los Angeles premiere! 35mm print flown in from England! Filmforum is delighted to host Ben Rivers again after a number of years with, finally, the Los Angeles premiere of his highly lauded feature film Two Years at Sea, the heightened portrait of the Scottish loner Jake Williams, previously the subject of Riverss short film This is My Land. Two Years at Sea was the winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Critics’ Week and Horizons sections), Venice Film Festival 2011. Screening: Two Years at Sea (2011, 16mm anamorphic , b/w, blown-up to 35mm, 88 min.) A man called Jake lives in the middle of the forest. He goes for walks in whatever the weather, and takes naps in the misty fields and woods. He builds a raft to spend time sitting in a loch. Drives a beat-up jeep to pick up wood supplies. He is seen in all seasons, surviving frugally, passing the time with strange projects, living the radical dream he had as a younger man, a dream he spent two years working at sea to realize.

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