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Friday, March 27

Little Feet/filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell in person

Cinefamily

611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm

(3/27) Dip your toes in silky monochrome, then submerge to consider the aqueous essence of ghosts (or goldfish) in a brand-new jaunt by In The Soup filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell that explores the weird, fragile logic of childhood — the era when you might’ve seen spirits in your bathwater. The far-out musings of Rockwell’s own four- and seven-year-olds are preserved in amber through a series of exuberant improvisations, as they portray neglected siblings who navigate their mother’s death via a slummed-out Echo Park enchanted forest odyssey that trades its trees for a smog-stained sprawl of twisted chainlink, dumpster divers and fixie-mounted street magicians. Thom Andersen’s vision of an under-depicted cinematic Los Angeles comes to mind: a poverty-stricken alter-Southland of “those who walk” and “those who ride the bus,” lovingly enshrined in 16mm short ends immortalizing our faded carnicerías, bleached parking lots and sun-baked roadside chaparral in a glimmering daydream travelogue. Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell in person — plus, the show kicks off with Frances Bodomo’s short film Boneshaker, starring Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)!
Little Feet Dir. Alexandre Rockwell, 2013, DCP, 60 min.

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HEAVY TRAFFIC / AMERICAN POP

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403

7:30pm

Legendary writer-director-producer Ralph Bakshi appears in person for a spotlight on his groundbreaking animation, beginning with this double feature of 1973's HEAVY TRAFFIC, a highly personalized view of urban America, and 1981's musical cruise through rock’ n’ roll history AMERICAN POP. Mr. Bakshi will also present a clip from his new film, and his art will be sold in the lobby.

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Free Screening: A Tribute to Mad Men: Part Two

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

7:30pm

Color, DCP

Created by Matthew Weiner; with Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery

Includes a conversation with actor Kiernan Shipka and costume designer Janie Bryant

As Mad Men approaches its final run of episodes, Film Independent at LACMA devotes a second evening to the show with a night spotlighting a pair of episodes. The specific shows to be screened will be chosen by Mad Men creators. Actor Kiernan Shikpa and costume designer Janie Bryant will attend the event for a Q&A about the creative process and their participation in the making.

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