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Monday, December 7

Ben Rivers: Film Portraits

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012


Critics and juries worldwide praise London-based Ben Rivers as one of the most compelling independent filmmakers of this generation. In a program of new works, his gritty, in-depth films portray convey subjects with an evocative vividness that distinguishes them from all familiar genres. Often following and filming people who have separated themselves from society, the raw film footage provides a starting point for oblique narratives imagining alternative existences in marginal worlds. Rivers is the recipient of the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival; the Artangel Open 2013; the inaugural Robert Gardner Film Award; the Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel; Artangel Open 2013; and two Tiger Awards from International Film Festival Rotterdam.

In person: Ben Rivers

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Tuesday, December 8

Bad Day at Black Rock

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049


In this suspenseful drama, Spencer Tracy stars as WWII veteran John J. Macreedy, the first person to visit the small town of Black Rock in years.

Looking for local Japanese farmer Komoko, whose son saved Macreedy’s life during the war, Macreedy is greeted with open hostility from the townspeople and unexpectedly finds himself uncovering a dark secret. Directed by John Sturges. (1955, 81 min. No MPAA rating.)

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The League: A Fond Farewell

Paley Center for Media

465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills presents exclusive PaleyLive LA public event with the stars and creators of FXX’s critically acclaimed series, The League, on Tuesday, December 8. The event will begin with a screening, followed by a moderated panel discussion with the respective cast/creative team. It will feature the series finale episode in advance of its airdate.

FXX’s The League is a comedy about six friends and their consuming passion for fantasy football. The series remains one of TV’s best and most original ensemble comedies. The League was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer who serve as executive producers and directors. The series is produced by FX Productions.

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