Working within the same hyper-realistic realm as Ben Wheatley, director Gerard Johnson’s film is awash with moral and ethical dilemmas which blur the lines of good and evil. Corrupt London cop Michael (Peter Ferdinando) is willing to turn a blind eye to drug deals but has a problem with Albanian sex slave traders - not to mention the suspicions of his superiors. This gritty crime thriller opened this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being.
The free weekly drop-in sessions take place in the comfortable seats of the Billy Wilder Theater and are open to all who are interested in learning how to live more presently in life. No special clothing is required, and participants are welcome to stay for 5 minutes or enjoy the entire 30-minute session.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Eluveitie is a Swiss folk metal band from Winterthur, Zurich, founded by Chrigel Glanzmann. Eluveitie use traditional instruments amidst guitars and harsh vocals. The lyrics are often in the extinct ancient language Gaulish. The name of the band comes from graffiti on a vessel from Mantua (ca. 300 BC). The inscription in Etruscan letters reads eluveitie, which has been interpreted as the Etruscan form of the Celtic (h)elvetios (“the Helvetian”), presumably referring to a man of Helvetian descent living in Mantua.
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Fusing cinematic drama with reality by weaving a fictitious 24-hour journey through the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave, 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH is an intimate portrayal of the artistic process that speaks volumes to music fans, the art community and movie lovers alike. The debut directorial feature film of visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the film is set to an original score by Nick Cave and fellow Bad Seeds band mate Warren Ellis.
1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards with Steve Winter, Photographer
Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive jaguar–and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever, Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
2014, 97 min, color, DCP | Written and directed by Ho-Cheung Pang; starring Louis Koo, Gigi Leung, Eric Tsang, Miriam Yeung, Man-Tat Ng, and Carrie Ng
Aberdeen is the newest film from the genre-hopping Hong Kong director Ho-cheung Pang. The director's shape-shifting filmography runs from comedy (Vulgaria, Men Suddenly in Black) to horror film (Dream Home) to unusual coming-of-age work (A.V., Love in a Puff). While a departure from the gleefully crass tone of his recent movies, Aberdeen is in keeping with the tone of many of Pang's films: an ensemble cast—de facto families—wrestling with pecking order within the unit, and the repercussions from those battles within the group. Pang is reunited with an actor he’s used in the past, including Chapman To and Derek Tsang. But Aberdeen deals with the push-and-pull of actual family currents, a melodrama focusing on the trials that take place among the Cheng family, who live in Aberdeen. The film is the second of three works presented in partnership with the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office.
800 W. Olympic Blvd, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, 0
Since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1968, Wonderwall has remained one of the quintessential films of the psychedelic movement. In March 2014, director Joe Massot's psychedelic classic was released on DVD and Blu-ray in a restored Collector's Edition, courtesy of Fabulous Films and Shout! Factory. On September 23, George Harrison's remastered and expanded soundtrack album for the film, Wonderwall Music, will be released by Capitol/UMe, individually and in The Apple Years 1968-75, a new 8-disc and digital collection of Harrison's six Apple solo albums. Wonderwall's kaleidoscope of images set to Harrison's predominantly instrumental soundtrack, an intricate, vibrant tapestry of Western rock music and compositions in an Indian classical style, catapult the audience into a lost world of innocence, where love and laughter reign supreme. Set in swinging 1960s London, Wonderwall is the story of a reclusive professor Oscar Collins (Jack MacGowran), who becomes infatuated with beautiful model Penny Lane (Jane Birkin), the girlfriend of a Svengali-like photographer (Iain Quarrier). To rescue Penny, the professor enters the magical realm of the Wonderwall, and returns to his laboratory a changed man. The Collector's Edition features an all-new print, a high-definition restoration by the Pinewood Studios film restoration team, as well as the re-edited Director's Cut, plus an extensive booklet featuring essays, historical analysis and production history. Dhani Harrison has overseen the restoration and remastering of George Harrison's Apple albums by a GRAMMY® Award-winning team of engineers including Paul Hicks, Gavin Lurssen, and Reuben Cohen. Following the screening, The GRAMMY Museum's executive director Bob Santelli and Emmy-nominated music journalist and TV writer David Wild will discuss the film and George Harrison's music.