5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 92656
The Cinema According to Agnès Varda
1965, 85 minutes, color, 35mm | Written and directed by Agnès Varda; with Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, and Marie-France Boyer
Agnès Varda’s follow-up to her breakthrough Cléo From 5 to 7 is an equally masterful though more enigmatic portrait of self-transformation and the bearing of time. Though married to a cheerful dressmaker and the mother of his two young children, carpenter François finds himself flirting unabashedly with a gamine postal clerk. Mozart meets Brigitte Bardot in Varda’s lyrical ode to the pleasures and snares of modern suburban life as the serenity of François’s postcard-perfect nuclear family is jeopardized by his actions. Released not too long after Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Jean-Luc Godard’s A Married Woman, Varda’s film echoes the vibrant color palette and heartrending plot twists of the former and the minimalist, coital tableaux vivants of the latter. One of Varda’s most pictorially perfect films, Le Bonheur offers a progressively darker narrative in glorious sunlight.
445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA, 90071
11:00am to 1:00pm
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger teach you how to throw a fabulous holiday party!
For only $75, this demonstration-style cooking class includes a multi-course lunch at Border Grill Downtown LA, signature cocktails, and a recipe booklet.
Tequila Spiked Hawaiiain Punch
Oysters on the half shell and fresh salsas
Smoked Mussels Ceviche
Seared Calamari, White beans, and Chorizo
Celery Root Salad
Turkey Albondigas Soup
Oregano-braised Lamb Shank
Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots
Red Yam Flan
Spiced Hot Chocolate and Candy Cane Meringues
6142 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Chefs Chloe Tran and Jason Neroni will offer guests a sneak taste of the forthcoming Culver City restaurant East Borough, set to open in January 2014. On Sunday, December 8 from 2-6 p.m., guests are welcome to stop by Bar & Garden to sample items that will be featured on the lunch menu at East Borough. Grilled Pork Bahn Mi and Grapefruit Lemongrass Salad will be available for $5 each, and French wines from Percy Selections will be poured.