Galadrielle Allman, daughter of the late rock/ guitar legend Duane Allman (The Allman Bros.) discusses her efforts to learn about who her father really was, with journalist Mikal Gilmore. Gilmore is the author of several acclaimed books, including Shot in the Heart, an exploration of his devastating family life and executed brother, Gary Gilmore.
1942, 101 minutes, black and white, 35mm | Written by Claude Binyon; directed by Mark Sandrich; with Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Virginia Dale star in a lost love and how a song-and-dance man retires from show business to run a country inn.
In conjunction with the ongoing Tuesday Matinee film series.
How does the brain process visual information? In what ways do artists drive the mechanics of vision? How can neuroscience help us to understand ways the brain forms aesthetic judgments? Join Professors Irving Biederman and Pietro Perona for a conversation about vision, aesthetics, and the brain. Biederman is the Harold W. Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southern California, and Perona is the Allen E. Puckett Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech. This conversation complements the exhibition See the Light—Photography, Perception, Cognition: The Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection.
Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science as part of an ongoing series at LACMA. In a rare Los Angeles appearance, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone discusses his far-ranging career in a dialogue with writer/director Quentin Tarantino. With over 500 credits and various accolades including an Honorary Award from the Academy, the prolific and versatile Morricone has written music for films ranging from Sergio Leone classics such as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Once upon a Time in the West, revolutionary auteur Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema and The Decameron, and cult classics from Mario Bava (Danger: Diabolik) and Elio Petri (Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion), not to mention countless Spaghetti Westerns and recent collaborations with Brian De Palma, Warren Beatty, and Giuseppe Tornatore.
Two-time Academy Award® winner Tarantino has directed films that have redefined the American cinematic landscape, beginning with the one-two punch of Reservoir Dogs and the Palme d’Or–winning Pulp Fiction. Beginning with 2003’s Kill Bill: Volume 1 and continuing with subsequent films Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, Tarantino has masterfully employed the music of Morricone, introducing the maestro’s epic scores to new audiences.
Director Jason Reitman returns to Film Independent at LACMA with the March installment of the series he created: Live Read. Reitman will once again select a classic film script and a cast of his choosing to do a cold, unrehearsed reading of the material. More details to be announced.
The 2014 Farhang Foundation Short Film Festival Award Ceremony includes screenings of the contenders for the top films, created by emerging talents from all over the world, as well as recognition of the top three winners of this year’s competition. An exclusive reception with the winners and other filmmakers follows.
This red-carpet event is followed by an exclusive reception in honor of the filmmakers, featuring Persian-themed drinks and appetizers prepared by Patina and accompanied by a DJ and lively music!
Celebrate the arrival of spring with a full day of exciting activities throughout LACMA's campus. This Nowruz festival includes live performances, music, storytelling and calligraphy for children, and a traditional Nowruz display known as Haft Sîn! For the first time, the event features a traditional Iranian costumes parade, and individuals of all ages are invited to participate starting at 3 pm at the Los Angeles Times Central Court.
The world premiere of Spring Love by Ziba Shirazi takes place at 2 pm in the Bing Theater. The performance celebrates the dynamic traditions of Nowruz through the story of three generations of a family experiencing love at first sight through a blend of music, dance, and imagery. This program requires a ticket ($15 per guest). All other programs are free and not ticketed.
The outdoor concert by the dynamic London-based band Ajam takes place starting at 5 pm at BP Grand Entrance. The performance takes audiences on a small tour of Iran, showcasing how Nowruz is celebrated along coast of the Persian Gulf.
Members of the L.A.–based Lyris Quartet join guest artists Guillaume Sutre (violin), Kyung-Hee Kim-Sutre (harp), and Walter Ponce (piano) perform Jacques Ibert's Trio for Violin, Cello, and Harp; Jean-Marie Leclair's Duos for Two Violins; and Cesar Franck's Piano Quintet in F Minor.
Ever wonder why dragons love tacos and why crayons decided to quit one day? Join Boone Gallery staff every Monday and Friday at 2 pm in the Korean art galleries as they take us on a reading journey into a world of folk tales and colors. Relate the stories to the art in the Chinese and Korean galleries in a comfortable space suitable for families and children of all ages.