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Friday, October 24

Lacma Presents the Film M

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Peter Lorre made a memorable impression with his breakthrough performance in Fritz Lang’s underworld thriller. Lorre plays Hans Beckert, a tormented child murderer who finds himself pursued not only by the police but by his colleagues in the Berlin underworld. Lorre’s disturbing yet pitiable performance was the perfect linchpin for Lang’s moody pre-noir thriller, and once you’ve seen M, you’ll never be able to listen to Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” the same way again.

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M

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

931, 117 minutes, black and white, DCP | Directed by Fritz Lang; Peter Lorre made a memorable impression with his breakthrough performance in Fritz Lang’s underworld thriller. Lorre plays Hans Beckert, a tormented child murderer who finds himself pursued not only by the police but by his colleagues in the Berlin underworld. Lorre’s disturbing yet pitiable performance was the perfect linchpin for Lang’s moody pre-noir thriller, and once you’ve seen M, you’ll never be able to listen to Grieg’s “In the Hall of the Mountain King” the same way again.

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Alice Russell

Skirball Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90049

8:00pm

Critically hailed as one of the best soul voices of our time, British singer Alice Russell brings her distinctive sound and powerhouse vocals to the Skirball in celebration of influential music label Tru Thoughts’ fifteenth anniversary.

 

Exhibiting influences that run from Sarah Vaughan to Kate Bush to Alice Coltrane to Bach, Russell performs songs from her most recent album, To Dust, described by Rolling Stone as demonstrating “exquisite taste for beats and atmosphere.”

Opening are L.A.-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Lost Midas and San Francisco electro pop/soul band The Seshen.

Alice Russell has graced stages big and intimate, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Big Chill festival, and KCRW’s Tiny Desk Concerts. She also recently collaborated with David Byrne and Fatboy Slim for the track “Men Will Do Anything.” Her song “Breakdown” was featured in the season 7 trailer for Mad Men. In 2012, she issued a joint release with DJ and musician Quantic, Look Around the Corner, which fused soul and blues with overtones of folk and gospel. For Russell’s latest album, To Dust, the singer reunited with longtime producer and bandleader TM Juke, who also worked with her on My Favorite Letters (2005) and Pot of Gold (2008).

 

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Exposed - Songs for Unseen Warhol Films

Royce Hall - UCLA

Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:00pm

Created in celebration of The Andy Warhol Museum’s 20th Anniversary, this multimedia performance event unveils 15 never-before-seen 1960s films captured by Andy Warhol, featuring Marcel Duchamp, Edie Sedgwick, Donovan, Warhol himself, and others.

Five songwriter-composers who reflect the generational trajectory and musical influence of post-Velvet Underground 70s to today — Guest Music Curator Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), Tom Verlaine (Television), Martin Rev (Suicide), Eleanor Friedberger (the Fiery Furnaces), and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter)—perform live original scores to these unseen celluloid gems from one of America’s most iconic art-makers. The house band will be comprised of Britta Phillips on bass and vocals, Roger Brogan on drums Jason Quever on guitar, keyboard and vocals.

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