In 1979, artist Thomas Lawson and writer Susan Morgan cofounded REALLIFE Magazine. Written by and about young artists, REALLIFE charted the rise of postmodernism and postfeminism before moving into more political issues including institutional critique, hypertext, and AIDS. The final issue was published in 1994, and a book, REALLIFE Magazine: Selected Writings and Projects, 1979–1994, was published in 2007. The anthology features writings by and about Take It or Leave It artists Dara Birnbaum, Mark Dion, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Allan McCollum, John Miller, Matt Mullican, and Adrian Piper, among others.
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tracing the influences of Andy Warhol, John Waters, and Jack Smith to the perverted frontiers of YouTube and Chatroulette, This Is Not a Dream charts a path across four decades of avant-garde experimentation and radical escapism through the moving image. A Q&A with director Gavin Butt follows the screening. (2012, Dirs. G. Butt and B. Walters, 119 min.)
In conjunction with Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology.
1890 Huntington Drive, CA, CA 91108
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday April 24: 7:00 p.m.
San Marino, CA. March 12, 2014. — Movietown Baby Grows Up is a blithe reminiscence of Hollywood in the 30s, 40s, and 50s, and the life of one family as seen through the eyes of the youngest child. It is the story of William A. Seiter, director of 131 films, his wife Marian Nixon, actress in 73 films, how they made their way to fame, and yet lead a normal family life in spite of governesses, glamorous parties, and famous friends. Movietown Baby Grows Up is a vivid scrapbook with pictures interspersed through the rambling adventures of daughter Jessica Seiter Niblo’s not-so-ordinary memories.
William A. Seiter started working in Hollywood in 1915 as a stunt double and bit player and quickly graduated to directing comedy shorts. He moved up to features in the 1920s, directing such comedy legends as Laurel & Hardy (“Sons of the Desert”), Abbott and Costello (“Little Giant”), the Marx Brothers and W.C. Fields. He directed Shirley Temple in four features and Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire in “Roberta,” and “You Were Never Lovelier” with Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. He helmed scores of television productions and was one of the founding members of the Directors Guild of America. Marian Nixon, aka “the nicest girl in Hollywood,” began her movie career in 1923 with “Cupid's Fireman” when she was nineteen. She was one of those fortunate actresses who made the successful transition to the "talkie" era. Her final film was “Tango” in 1936.
Daughter, Jessica Seiter Niblo, who will speak at Crowell Library on Thursday, April 24, worked at MGM for nine years as a production coordinator and secretary to television executive David Gerber. In addition to being an author, Jessica is a generous fundraiser, providing educational opportunities and scholarships that have profoundly improved the lives of many young people. Don’t miss this special evening on the golden age of Hollywood!
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www.CrowellPublicLibrary.org 1890 Huntington Drive, San Marino, California 91108
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man In A Case is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities. Drawing from material as varied as surveillance footage, folk dance, instructional hunting videos, and interviews with the cast, Man In A Case creates a bridge between our time and that of these 19th-century, anti-love stories. Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style - fusing theater, dance, music and video - to this newly distinctive work featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov.
128 N. Maryland Avnue, Glendale, 91206
8:00pm to 10:00pm
SCREAMFEST & MGN FIVE STAR CINEMA presents FEARS & BEERS with a special screening of Bride of Chucky with special guest Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif & Alexis Arquette, held at the sleek MGN Five Star Cinema in Glendale on April 24, 2014 at 8PM.
The price includes admission to the film and two beers! The MGN Five Star Cinema has a restaurant, bar and lounge along with the theater. Come relax in comfy theater chairs that fully recline and play the Bride of Chucky drinking game with us. A Q & A Moderated by Fred Topel of CRAVEONLINE with Don Mancini, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif & Alexis Arquette will follow the screening.
Must be 21 and over to attend.