Join us for a three-day retrospective of the work of Academy Awardwinning screenwriter Robert Towne. A key figure of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking, Towne wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for what is perhaps the most iconic Los Angeles film of all time: Chinatown (1974). During the same era, he wrote several other classic films, including The Last Detail, Shampoo, and Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, all of which earned him Oscar nominations. He also doubled as writer and director on films including Personal Best and Tequila Sunrise. Over a career spanning Los Angeles films, action films, TV, and much more, Townes numerous other credits include Mission: Impossible I and II, Days of Thunder, The Firm, and, most recently, Mad Men. Screenings of Chinatown, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Days of Thunder, The Firm, Mission: Impossible, and others will be complemented by in-person conversations with Towne about the variety and longevity of his career. Townes friends and collaborators will also reflect on the vast and varied oeuvre of this Hollywood great.
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Matthias Pintscher conductor; Faure Pavane Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 2 Ravel Ma Mere l’Oye ("Mother Goose") Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major; Equally accomplished as conductor and composer, Matthias Pintschers intrinsic understanding of the score from the composers perspective informs his ability to communicate on the podium. He is admired for his fresh and bold conducting style and wonderful rapport with musicians, serving as music director of the Ensemble intercontemporain and artist-in-association with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. LACO patrons can enjoy Pintschers remarkably acute visual sense in a varied program featuring Faur, Schoenberg, Ravel and Beethoven.
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1980, Park Circus, 219 min. After his Academy Award-winning triumph with THE DEER HUNTER, director Michael Cimino broadened and deepened his epic vision of America even further with this elegiac Western. Kris Kristofferson is a sheriff caught in the middle of mounting tensions between affluent landowners and newly arrived homesteaders in 1890s Wyoming; complicating matters is a burgeoning love triangle among Kristofferson, his paramour Ella (Isabelle Huppert) and hired gun Christopher Walken. In Cimino’s hands the personal, political, and historical intersect to powerful effect, with a majesty more apparent than ever in this stunning new restoration personally supervised by the director.
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Odyssey Theatre Ensemble and The New American Theatre celebrate El Niño with a perfect storm of comedy, romance, mystery and magic. Derived from Shakespeare's fantasy, The Tempest, this freshly conceived reconstruction is a potent confection of physical theater and verbal gymnastics — a father-daughter story for the ages that explores the power of love and forgiveness. Adapted, directed and choreographed by John Farmanesh-Bocca and starring New American Theatre artistic director Jack Stehlin (Weeds) as Prospero.
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Paradoxically perhaps, a psychologically expressive and structurally articulate silence is one of the most revolutionary aspects of Debussys music for Pellas et Mlisande, as the composer noted in a letter to his colleague Ernest Chausson: "Quite spontaneously Ive made use of means of expression that seems to me quite special, which is silence Dont laugh! It acts as an agent of expression and perhaps is the only means of giving full value to the emotion of a phrase." Come for: Debussys highly influential and mysterious opera of tragically entangled love is revisited by the creative team behind Salonens resoundingly successful London production, which "gave Esa-Pekka Salonen the opportunity to sculpt a performance of great transparency and lightness."