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Wednesday, August 12

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

7:30pm

In Anna Deavere Smith’s stunning work of documentary theater, the acclaimed actor/playwright portrays a multitude of real individuals who experienced the violent aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King trial. Using their words verbatim, she exposes and explores the devastating human impact of that event. Followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with Brenda E. Stevenson, UCLA, author of The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots. (2000, Dir. M. Levin, 76 min.)

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A Pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

10:15pm

The most distinctive Swedish filmmaker since Ingmar Bergman, Roy Andersson concludes the trilogy he began with the acclaimed Songs from the Second Floor and You, the Living with this astonishing mixture of the absurd, the hilarious, the shocking, and the horrifying. Presented as a series of darkly comic vignettes, Pigeon shifts between two loose narrative strands: in one, two hapless novelty salesmen wander around town trying to sell their inventory of vampire fangs and rubber masks; in the other, Charles XII, Sweden’s most bellicose king, reappears in modern times to carry on his series of disastrous defeats. Shifting between nightmare, fantasy, reverie, and even an impromptu musical number, Pigeon is a dazzling, provocative, and very disturbing critique of our times.  Dir. Roy Andersson, 2014, DCP, 101 min.

 

 

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Thursday, August 13

Gallery Tour: The Art of Looking—Art of Japan

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

1:00pm

he natural world has long been as a source of inspiration and contemplation in Japanese art and culture. This facilitated gallery tour looks at folding-screen paintings in the museum's collection, examining landscapes and representations of the seasons. Different approaches to capturing nature have produced paintings that encompass a range of meanings, subject matter, and technique. Art historian and educator Kristin Bengtson leads the tour.

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