Co-presented with the Los Angeles Opera More than two decades after The Ghosts of Versailles had its spectacular premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, the composer John Corigliano and the librettist William M. Hoffman reunite to discuss their grand opera buffa in a conversation led by LA Opera president and CEO Christopher Koelsch. In conjunction with Figaro Unbound, a citywide celebration exploring the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais freethinking barber.
(2/3) Three years after the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and six months after Michael Brown was killed by police in Ferguson, MO, we bring together two American civil rights attorneys to discuss these senseless killings. Lisa Blooms most recent book, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It sparked a national dialogue about race, implicit bias, and gun control through a thorough examination of what happened in the courtroom during one of Americas most iconic cases in recent history. Carl E. Douglas is an American lawyer specializing in police misconduct cases. His high-profile clients have included O. J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Jamie Foxx, and Queen Latifah.
An Armenian family becomes caught up in the Ottoman Turkish governments annihilation of the Armenian people between 1915 and 1923. This Italian film by brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani is adapted from the best-selling novel by Antonia Arslan. (2010, Dir. P. & V. Taviani, 122 min.) I AM ARMENIAN: A YEAR OF ARMENIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY ON FILM In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we dedicate 2015 to an exploration of multiple facets of Armenian culture, history, and landscape through film. ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
Co-presented with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability With a growing population, ongoing drought, and the increasing impact of climate change, California has no choice but to better manage its limited water resources. Weve seen the consequences of mismanagement through a degrading delta ecosystem, overdraft of groundwater basins statewide, and numerous farms without water allocations. Clearly we cannot continue in this vein. Mark Gold, acting director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, moderates a panel with Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Felicia Marcus, chair, State Water Resources Control. THE NEXT WAVE: QUALITY, QUANTITY, AND ACCESSIBILITY OF WATER IN THE 21ST CENTURY Throughout 2015, the Hammer and the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability explore the most pressing issues surrounding the current and future state of water. Topics explored in this monthly series include Californias water supply, rising sea levels, hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the L.A. River, ocean acidification, plastic pollution, international water supply, and water rights.
Ages 8+* A mysterious tollbooth and a toy car transport a young boy to a magical, topsy-turvy world where letters are at war with numbers in this live action/animated film based on the childrens book by Norman Juster. (1970, Dir. Chuck Jones, 35mm, color, 90 min.) *All ages are welcome. Feel free to take a break with infants and toddlers in the theater lobby, where the films are simulcast on a large monitor. FAMILY FLICKS FILM SERIES UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hammer Museum have teamed up for a matinee screening series of new and classic family-friendly films from around the world.
Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, is the winner of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship and was named one of Time magazines 100 Most Influential People in the World for her groundbreaking advocacy on behalf of domestic workers and home care workers. She is also the co-director of Caring Across Generations. Her new book is The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. The son of migrant farm workers, Fernando Torres-Gil is the director of the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging and a professor of Social Welfare and Public Policy. His research spans important topics of health and long-term care, disability, entitlement reform, and the politics of aging. He has written several books including The New Aging: Politics and Change in America.