505 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, 90210
11:00am to 12:30pm
Hollywood Master Chorale presents "Caroling, Caroling" a holiday celebration of old, familiar favorites, some requested by our fans, featuring the wonderful Holiday Brass Quintet; and some new carols,...
251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, 90012
Ben Rivers in person! Los Angeles premiere! 35mm print flown in from England! Filmforum is delighted to host Ben Rivers again after a number of years with, finally, the Los Angeles premiere of his highly lauded feature film Two Years at Sea, the heightened portrait of the Scottish loner Jake Williams, previously the subject of Riverss short film This is My Land. Two Years at Sea was the winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Critics’ Week and Horizons sections), Venice Film Festival 2011. Screening: Two Years at Sea (2011, 16mm anamorphic , b/w, blown-up to 35mm, 88 min.) A man called Jake lives in the middle of the forest. He goes for walks in whatever the weather, and takes naps in the misty fields and woods. He builds a raft to spend time sitting in a loch. Drives a beat-up jeep to pick up wood supplies. He is seen in all seasons, surviving frugally, passing the time with strange projects, living the radical dream he had as a younger man, a dream he spent two years working at sea to realize.
631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Critics and juries worldwide praise London-based Ben Rivers as one of the most compelling independent filmmakers of this generation. In a program of new works, his gritty, in-depth films portray conve...