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Sunday, August 31


Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403


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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Violinist Maia Jasper, Cellist Marek Szpakiewicz, and Pianist Nadia Shpachenko

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656


Hailed as a “ravishing” performer by the Los Angeles Times, violinist Maia Jasper has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in France, Israel, Canada, Turkey, Portugal, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. In 2003 she received her bachelor of arts with honors in musicology from Yale University. She completed her master’s degree as a fellowship student at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in 2006. An avid chamber musician, Jasper has collaborated with such artists as the Ysaÿe Quartet and cellist Paul Katz. In 2008 she recorded early duos of Schoenberg with LA Phil concertmaster Martin Chalifour for Yarlung Records. She is on faculty at the Colburn School, where she coaches chamber music. In January 2010 Jasper was appointed to the first violin section of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She has studied with Martin Chalifour, Gérard Poulet, Kyung Yu, and Michelle Kim, and performed in master class for Ruggiero Ricci, Ida Haendel, Gil Shaham, Midori, Gyorgy Pauk, Ilan Gronich, János Starker, Rachel Podger, and Ivry Gitlis, and for the Tákacs and Juilliard quartets.

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