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Sunday, September 21

CHUCK 102GETHER FILM FESTIVAL AT ALEX THEATRE

Alex Theater

216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91203

3:00pm to 5:00pm

CHUCK 102GETHER FILM FESTIVAL AT ALEX THEATRE TO BRING TOGETHER FAMILIES OF GOLDEN AGE OF WARNER BROS CARTOONS FOR THE FIRST TIME

Celebration of Creative Collaboration Fetes Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Directors, Animators, Artists and More

COSTA MESA, CA. September XX, 2014: The Chuck Jones Museum announced today that the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale will be the venue for Chuck 102Gether, a Celebration of Creative Collaboration on Sunday, September 21st from 3-5pm. The film festival will pay tribute to the teams that created the Golden Age of Warner Bros. cartoons. For the first time ever, the families of many of the great directors, producers, writers of the era will come together, including the families of directors Robert Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, as well as producer Leon Schlesinger, voice artist Mel Blanc, and writer Michael Maltese.

Also expected to appear are living members of the Warner Bros. animation teams: June Foray, Auril Thompson and Martha Sigall. Cartoons from each of the directors will be shown on the big screen. And the Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Bugs Bunny at the Symphony creator and conductor, Maestro George Daugherty.

Since Chuck Jones’ centennial in 2012, his family has celebrated his creative genius by producing a film festival tribute. “This year, we’re thrilled to include the families of the other directors and artists who made the Warner Bros. Animation Studio the hotbed of creativity it was during the Golden Age of Animation,” said Craig Kausen, grandson of Chuck Jones and Chairman of the Board for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. “This will truly be a one-of-a-kind night for animation fans.”

Tickets range from $10-$50 and are available at the Alex Theatre website: AlexTheatre.org. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 and doors will open at 2pm. A question-and-answer hour will follow the presentation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chuck Jones Museum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Interview and photo opportunities will be available.

About the Chuck Jones Museum:
The Chuck Jones Museum is responsible for the care and preservation of the art, films, and ephemera of legendary animation director and pioneer, Chuck Jones, whose seven-decade career spanned most of the 20th century. Jones, a four-time Academy Award recipient, helmed many of the most loved and significant short cartoons ever created.

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AMBULANTE FILM FESTIVAL

4:00pm to 8:00pm

AMBULANTE FILM FESTIVAL - Ambulante, the Mexican itinerant not-for-profit documentary film festival founded by actors Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, is crossing the border into Southern California for “Ambulante California,” scheduled to tour metropolitan L.A. from September 21st through October 4th. Screenings will take place at universities, high schools, museums, community centers, outdoor venues and makeshift spaces. Filmmakers will be invited to present their films at each screening in order to foster dialogue and explore context with the public.

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Pianist Yung-Chiu Wang

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

6:00pm

Pianist Yung-Chiu Wang performs Franz Schubert’s Sonata in G Major, D. 894, and Robert Schumann’s Carnaval, op. 9.Yung-Chiu Wang has performed in concerts worldwide and appeared in journals in multiple languages, including the cover page of Germany’s Dortmunder Rundschau. She received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the University of Wisconsin for her performance of the rarely played Ignacy Jan Paderewski Piano Concerto and Vladimir Horowitz’s “Carmen Variations,” for which no score existed. (Wang learned the work from Horowitz’s recording.) She has performed chamber music with members of major orchestras, including the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Boston Symphony, and Taiwan National Symphony, as well as with faculty members from major institutions, such as Yale University and Manhattan School of Music. Wang studied at Royal Academy of Music in London and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has been on the faculty of Houston Baptist University and Texas A&M University.

 

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