In this revelatory study of Muslim youth movements that have emerged in cities around the world in the years since 9/11 and in the wake of the Arab Spring, Aidi illuminates the unexpected connections between urban marginality, music, and political mobilization. By examining both secular and religiously-fueled movements as a means of protest against the policies of the “War on Terror,” he explains how certain kinds of music—particularly hip hop, but also jazz, Gnawa, Andalusian, Judeo-Arabic, Latin, and others—have come to represent a heightened racial identity and a Muslim consciousness that crisscrosses the globe.
770 N. 1st Street, Burbank, CA, 91501
This feature length documentary focuses on 3 friends (two idealistic activists and one skeptic) who attempt to live on $1.25 a day, the world’s standard for extreme poverty, as they journey across 3 continents. Their adventure takes an unexpected turn when two of them survive a deadly plane crash in Africa and all three must fight to finish what they started. The film chronicles the lives of many poverty-stricken families and offers insight as to how this problem can be addressed. The filmmakers’ core goal is to connect people who need something to live for with people who just need something to live. Parris feels that “What makes the film truly special is that it takes an honest, straightforward approach to extreme poverty that appeals to both the activist and the apathetic. Our overall goal is accomplished every time we show the film. I don’t think a director could ask for much more than that.”
The film features a number of well-known activists including New York Times best-selling author Katie Davis - a 22 year old adoptive mother of 14 Ugandan orphans and founder of Amazima Ministries and Paul Rusesabagina - the man on whom the film Hotel Rwanda is based and the founders of Invisible Children.
After 10 festival runs and 2 major awards (Best Doc – St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase; Visionary Award – LA Awareness Film Fest), What Matters? is now partnered with independent film distributor Cinedigm along with marketing and promotions firm Movie to Movement to help spread their message. The filmmakers decided changing the title to What Matters? was more appropriate for its official release since the issue raised at the end of the film is "You have to figure out what really matters."
3301 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
8:00pm to 4:00pm
Evolution is a two-way street ...
In this absurdist romp, 1950s housewife Helena discovers that her husband, Seymour, is no longer the eloquent poet she married. Specifically, he has devolved into a chattering monkey, which could pose a problem at the elegant dinner party Helena is throwing for the publisher interested in Seymour’s work. Meatloaf, banana cream pies and mayhem ensue as Helena struggles to solve the mystery of her husband’s condition, all the while playing the perfect hostess.
Helena: Mary Ellen Schneider
Seymour: Robert Paterno
Doctor: Bilal Mir
Mrs. Anderson: Deborah Jensen
Mr. Anderson: Jeremy Kinser
Mr. Wertze: Ryan Siebrasse
Mrs. Wertze: Lena Gwendolyn Hill*
Playwright: Allison Volk
Director: Doug Oliphant
Stage Manager: Fred Fitzgerald*
Lighting Design: Anna Cecelia Martin
Costume Design: Lynne Marie Martens
Set Design: Ryan Siebrasse
Graphic Design: Kevin McBee
Producer: Kathleen Reinbold
1450 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, 90401
11:00am to 2:00pm
Class # 2700.103: Fridays 3/14 & 3/21, 6-9pm. Cost: $60 + $20 cash material fee to instructor, sorry no drop ins.
Millinery is the art of making hats by hand. Bring your own style to this age-o...
750 West Lancaster BLVD, Lancaster, CA 93534
Ray Bradburys visionary parable of a society gone awry is set in a strange future world where books have been outlawed and the attainment of knowledge discouraged. Fireman Guy Montag is responsible fo...
12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Jim Hensons popular PBS Kids TV show, Sid, the Science Kid, comes to life in this incredible live stage experience, Sid The Science Kid Live!, Saturday, March 15, 2014 with two show times at 1:00 pm &...
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Directed by Yaron Lifschitz
The circus has come to town. But this is definitely not your grandmother’s big top. A large-scale creation for seven nimble performers, the Brisbane-based Circa is a bold new vision of contemporary circus that blends bodies, lights, sounds and skills into a seamless whole of movement and acrobatics. Audiences will revel in this celebration of the expressive extremes of the human body as they gasp, “How do they do that?” “In its sheer force of daring and corporeal ingenuity... Circa might become one of the Wonders of the World,” (The Arts Desk UK)