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Thursday, May 28

Lars Jan/Early Morning Opera: The Institute of Memory (TIMe)

REDCAT

631 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

8:30pm

Artist Lars Jan has done that rare thing: created something that feels entirely new." —Los Angeles Magazine

A multi-dimensional visual design sets the stage for award-winning director and media artist Lars Jan’s theatrical exploration of the blurring of short and long term memories, and how “remembering” is changing now and into the future. With two performers, high-tech 3D renderings, original music and a collage of found and composed text, TIMe traces the transformation of archives from physical to digital structures, and the corresponding evolution of national and personal remembering and privacy through the story of director Lars Jan’s father — an enigmatic Cold War operative and privacy-obsessed misanthrope.

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Friday, May 29

FASSBINDER: TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS / ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

de by longtime friend Christian Braad Thomsen, FASSBINDER: TO LOVE WITHOUT DEMANDS is an intimate portrait of the director filled with revealing and previously unseen interviews. It's paired with Fassbinder's cross-generational, interracial romance drama ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL, a surprisingly tender film that often is considered his best.

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The Syncopaths

Grand Annex

434 West 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

8:00pm

From dance floors to concert halls, the Syncopaths spin Scottish, Irish and American folk into a contemporary concert driven by Christa Burch's warm, vibrant vocals, spirited bodhrán and the fiddling and picking of mandolinist Ashley Broder. Opener: Lyons Academy of Irish Dance.

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Saturday, May 30

VERONIKA VOSS / THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

A Rainer Werner Fassbinder series concludes with VERONIKA VOSS, following a faded film star's desperate attempt to return to her 1940s heydey by fueling herself with booze and cocaine, and THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT, a masterwork of intoxicating cinematography in which a successful fashion designer and her masochistic, sometimes lover assistant become trapped in ravaging obsession when an aspiring model enters their world.

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Sunday, May 31

Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd, Austin, CA 90069

7:00pm

 Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein present and sign Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment. From the beloved stars of TLC's "The Little Couple" comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents.   Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC's hit show "The Little Couple." Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive, can-do attitude. The show has featured the lives of Jennifer (a respected neonatologist) and Bill (a successful entrepreneur) from their marriage in 2009, to the launch of their pet shop, to the adoption of their children, to Jen's overcoming cancer.   Now, for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories about how they fell in love, what inspires them, and the passions that drive their success.  Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life: make the world a better place through encouragement and education.

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7:30pm

Director Vincente Minnelli’s most popular musical and 1951’s Best Picture Oscar winner features the irrepressible Gene Kelly as a struggling-to-make-it painter in Paris, caught between the romantic aspirations of a wealthy patron (Nina Foch) and his true love, the young Leslie Caron. We salute this classic musical, its designers E. Preston Ames and Cedric Gibbons, and concept artist/costume designer Irene Sharaf with a post-screening panel discussion including Patricia Ward Kelly.

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MON ONCLE / THE 400 BLOWS

Aero Theater

1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, 90403

7:30pm

We reach the end of the 1950s in our countdown of 75 years of the Aero with a French film double feature of Jacques Tati's 1958 comedy MON ONCLE (the English-language version he shot simultaneously with the French film) and François Truffaut's seminal French New Wave classic THE 400 BLOWS, from 1959.

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