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Sunday, August 7

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot/Magnum Force

American Cinematheque - The Egyptian Theater

6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, 90028

7:30pm

Our tribute to director Michael Cimino concludes with two action-packed early efforts starring Clint Eastwood. Introduction by F.X. Feeney.

THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, 1974, Park Circus/MGM, 114 min. Writer-director Michael Ciminos first film is a terrific, offbeat heist film and modern-day Western, with pro thief Clint Eastwood trying to elude murderous ex-partners George Kennedy and Geoffrey Lewis with aid from gentle-souled drifter Jeff Bridges. THUNDERBOLT constantly surprises with ingenious plot twists, character-driven humor and a wistful sweetness that is all too rare in most action films.

MAGNUM FORCE, 1973, Warner Bros., 124 min. Dir. Ted Post. In what may be the best of the high-caliber franchise, Clint Eastwood returns as Dirty Harry Callahan, a San Francisco cop who carries an imposing .44 magnum. This time hes on the trail of traffic cops (including David Soul, Tim Matheson and Robert Urich) turned vigilantes. John Milius and Michael Cimino penned the taut script.

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Monday, August 8

Monday Movies at the Country Mart

Brentwood Country Mart

225 26th St, Santa Monica, CA

6:00pm

Enjoy some of your kids’ favorite movie titles in the courtyard this summer at the Brentwood Country Mart.   Movies are BYOB: Bring your own Blankets, Beach Chairs, Beverages or Bites.  (Or course if you’re feeling lazy you can pick up some delectable treats from the Country Mart, ending with an ice cream treat from Sweet Rose Creamery – every kid’s favorite treat!)

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The Next Species: The Future of Evolution in the Aftermath of Man

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

7:00pm

While examining the history of our planet and actively exploring our present environment, science journalist Michael Tennesen describes what life on earth could look like after the next mass extinction.

A growing number of scientists agree we are headed toward a mass extinction, perhaps in as little as 300 years. Already there have been five mass extinctions in the last 600 million years, including the Cretaceous Extinction, during which an asteroid knocked out the dinosaurs. Though these events were initially destructive, they were also prime movers of evolutionary change in nature. And we can see some of the warning signs of another extinction event coming, as our oceans lose both fish and oxygen. In The Next Species, Michael Tennesen questions what life might be like after it happens.   Tennesen discusses the future of nature and whether humans will make it through the bottleneck of extinction. Without man, could the seas regenerate to what they were before fishing vessels? Could life suddenly get very big as it did before the arrival of humans? And what if man survives the coming catastrophes, but in reduced populations? Would those groups be isolated enough to become distinct species? Could the conquest of Mars lead to another form of human? Could we upload our minds into a computer and live in a virtual reality? Or could genetic engineering create a more intelligent and long-lived creature that might shun the rest of us? And how would we recognize the next humans? Are they with us now?

Tennesen delves into the history of the planet and travels to rainforests, canyons, craters, and caves all over the world to explore the potential winners and losers of the next era of evolution. His predictions, based on reports and interviews with top scientists, have vital implications for life on earth today. (Simon and Schuster)

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On the Silver Globe

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

A three-hour spaceman journey straight into the center of Andrzej Zulawski’s poetic heart, On the Silver Globe is the director’s most phantasmagorical film. In 1976, Zulawski embarked on the largest-scale film production in Polish history, and over the course of two intense years, executed an eye-popping, grandiloquent sci-fi epic concerning astronauts who crash-land on the moon and kickstart their own bizarre, primitive society. Sadly, the Polish government deemed the film subversive, shut the production down just before shooting was completed, and destroyed its film print materials, sets, and impossibly lush costumes. Ten years later, using secret footage, Zulawski was able to piece together a version of the film that came as close as possible to his original vision — and the results will defy your mind, as even in its reconstituted form, On the Silver Globe is a true brainquake that effortlessly takes you to dizzying heights, and just keeps on elevating.

Dir. Andrzej Zulawski, 1977/1988, DCP, 166 min.

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Wednesday, August 10

Friday, August 12

Hammer Presents Off-Site Program: RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i dont miss your heat. but here we are again.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

6:00am

Rafa Esparzas RED SUMMER, freedom is an endless meeting. and i dont miss your heat. but here we are again., is a meditation on the year 2015the bloodiest in the recorded history of police killings in ...

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Saturday, August 13

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