In film noir and mystery fiction, detectives inhabit a troubled moral universe that refuses easy distinctions between police, criminals, and everyone else. In fiction and real life, detectives enter the minds of criminals while retracing their motives and emotional states. They also make use of surveillance, wiretapping, and criminal informantspractices that pose moral quandaries about the boundaries between justice and legality. Join us for a conversation about the crafts of crime writing and crime solving, as well as the noir myth of Los Angeles, with crime novelist Walter Mosley; Andrew Marlowe, creator of the acclaimed TV series Castle; USC Gould School of Law professor Heidi Rummel; and a real-life criminal investigator from the FBIs Los Angeles Division. Screenwriter and USC School of Cinematic Arts professor Howard Rodman will moderate. In conjunction, the USC Libraries will present an exhibition in Doheny Memorial Library tracing the history of detectives in the popular imagination and offer an interactive, mixed-reality game that will engage students in the practice of detective work.
685 Venice Bl, Venice, CA 90291
5:00pm to 12:00pm
On Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 5pm-8pm, at 685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291 (Old Venice Police Station - SPARC’s historic headquarters), the Durón Gallery at SPARC will host an opening reception to present: Ayotzinapa: A Roar of Silence.
On September 26, 2014, students from the Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa in the Mexican state of Guerrero boarded buses towards the town of Iguala, where they planned to protest a political event hosted by a political leader and his supporters. As the students arrived in Iguala, local police intercepted the buses. While details of the violent confrontation remain unclear, the police eventually opened fire, killing 6 and wounding 25. Another 43 student were herded into police vehicles and never seen again.
Just eight weeks after the disappearances, internationally renowned artist and activist Francisco Toledo, in conjunction with the Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca (IAGO), received over 700 designs from international artists after launching an open call for artworks addressing the 43 missing students for an exhibition titled Carteles de Ayotzinapa. Forty-three were displayed at the Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City, along with an installation of 43 kites—each displaying the face of one of the missing students—created by Toledo and participants of an “Art and Paper” workshop in Oaxaca.
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), the Center for the Study of Political Graphics (CSPG), ArtDivision, and Self-Help Graphics & Art – all Los Angeles-based organizations committed to using art for social change--are working together to bring Toledo’s important, international exhibition to the United States for the first time. Ayotzinapa: A Roar of Silence will travel throughout Los Angeles, beginning at SPARC, later physically transported by 43 University students to Art Division, and finally, Self-Help Graphics & Art as a form of protest in response to this tragedy. As the exhibition travels throughout the city, each organization has added artists creating works around this theme. The community is invited to view, support, and amplify the roar for justice heard from Ayotzinapa and throughout the world.
About SPARC: SPARC is a community-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1976 by Distinguished UCLA professor and artist Judy Baca, filmmaker Donna Deitch, and artist Christina Schlesinger. SPARC is rooted in Art, Community, Education and Social Justice. For more info visit: http://www.SPARCinLA.org
6081 Center Drive, Suite 201, Los Angeles, 90045
Fathom Events is partnering with BY Experience to bring WOMEN OF FAITH: AN AMAZING JOYFUL JOURNEY to select cinemas nationwide for a spectacular two-day event on February 18 and 20, featuring never-before-seen interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and musical performances from the tour.
This cinema event will take viewers on a journey of Women of Faith through the years, on stage and off, on their travels with World Vision and their impact on audiences worldwide. Partly historical, and frequently hysterical, this unique cinematic experience will be packed with some of the most popular pieces from the beloved speaking team which includes Anna Trent, Thelma Wells, Mary Graham, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Jen Hatmaker, Sandi Patty, Patsy Clairmont, Nicole Johnson and Marilyn Meberg, as well as music and performances from Christian contemporary artists that appeared on the tour.
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Of his latest album, So There, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds says, "This is one of the best records I've made." Recorded at Folds' Grand Victor Sound studio in Nashville, the new album - which debuted at No. 1 on the Classical charts - showcases Folds' debut collaboration with celebrated Brooklyn-based classical sextet ensemble, yMusic. His album flourishes in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds, pairing eight brand-new pop songs with the eagerly awaited debut recording of Folds' critically acclaimed "Concerto For Piano and Orchestra." Folds first found international success as frontman for Ben Folds Five. With his subsequent solo career, Folds released multiple studio albums, two albums documenting his renowned live performances, a remix collection, music from film and TV, an a capella record, and numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner. Folds earned universal respect and praise as judge on five seasons of NBC's a capella competition series, "The Sing Off." In addition, he has made cameo appearances in a variety of film and TV projects, including a role on NBC's "Community." The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Folds to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation surrounding his music, as well as his advocacy on behalf of music education and music therapy. The discussion will be followed by a brief live performance by Folds.
5711 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045
3:00pm to 9:00pm
THE CONSCIOUS LIFE EXPO, a four-day multi-dimensional event returns to the LAX Hilton Hotel on February 19-21, 2016 with Post Conference seminars on February, 22. Presenting illustrious visionaries and influential thinkers of the 21st Century.
THE CONSCIOUS LIFE EXPO draws together influential speakers, best-selling authors, award-winning films, renowned educators, artists, and visionaries, such as David Wilcock, Nassim Haramein, James Redfield, Dr. Steven Greer, William Henry, Linda Moulton Howe, Master Sha, George Noory, Gail Thackray, Nick Seneca Jankel, Eric Pearl, Stephen Halpern, Dannion Brinkley, Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe just to name a few, built into an exciting four days of provocative panel discussions, participative workshops, film screenings, book signings, live performances and many other events,
Feb. 19 - 3pm-10pm /Feb. 20 - 9am-11pm/Feb. 21 9am-8pm, Post Conferences: Feb. 22
LAX Hilton Hotel -5711 Century Blvd., Los Angeles 90045
*Validated parking: $12.00
$15/20 (Friday only) Saturday/Sunday $30 Advance/$35 Door. Workshops: $25 - $95
contact: [email protected] or 1-800-367-5777
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
90 min. 5-Second Night is an annual tradition that gives Titmouse animators the chance to bring to life whatever strange/beautiful/disturbing/funny ideas they’ve had all year as a short-format cartoon. Tonight the studio opens up the screening of these masterpieces to friends, neighbors and fans and adds in a selection of rarities from the studios vaults.
Introduction by Titmouse founder Chris Prynoski. Free to American Cinematheque Members.