1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403
Set in the 19th-century, THE BLACK BROTHERS follows a group of young Swiss chimney sweeps working in Milan as they rally to escape back to their homeland; a discussion with director Xavier Koller follows. In LOVELY LOUISE, a middle-aged taxi driver and his once-famous elderly mother are roused from their routine when an American turns up at the Zurich home they share. A Q&A with director Bettina Oberli and director of photography Stéphane Kuthy will follow the screening.
Linden Ave. and E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA
4:30pm to 10:30pm
Exhibits of paintings, sculpture, photography and crafts all greet those who venture to visit this beach-and-harbor-side city's downtown district. This monthly event also includes two stages for live music and street performances.
North Campus at UCLA, Los Angeles, 90095
Naomi Shihab Nye is an award-winning Palestinian-American writer, anthologist, educator, and self-described “wandering poet” who “breathes poetry like the rest of us breathe air,” as described by the Grand Rapids Press. Drawing on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her experiences traveling in Asia, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Middle East, Nye uses her writing to attest to our shared humanity.
Space is limited.