When criminal court Judge Craig Mitchell starts a running club on LA’s notorious Skid Row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change. Directed by Mark Hayes, SKID ROW MARATHON follows Judge Mitchell and the members of the Midnight Mission Runners Club over a period of four years. The Judge, who suffers from a painful spinal condition, has been told by his doctors to stop running, but he chooses to ignore their advice. He needs the club and the balance it provides in his life, giving him the opportunity to change the world in a way that he can’t in his own courtroom. If club members stay clean, off the streets and out of jail, the Judge will take them around the world to run marathons. The runners fight the pull of addiction and homelessness at every turn. Not everyone crosses the finish line. Their story is one of hope, friendship and dignity.
Winner of over 20 film festival awards including the Audience Awards for Best Documentary Film at the LA Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival, Skid Row Marathon will enjoy a theatrical release at Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena starting March 22, just two days ahead of the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. The feature-length documentary was produced by Gabriele Hayes and Doug Blush. Blush is an award-winning producer, editor and director whose credits include 2018 Academy Award Best Documentary Winner Icarus, the 2012 nominee The Invisible War, and the 2013 Oscar Winner 20 Feet From Stardom.
Q&A with Judge Craig Mitchell and runners and the filmmakers will follow.
Now on view through March 8, 2020 at the Skirball Cultural Center, "Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs" explores a formative phase in the legendary filmmaker's career, during which he cultivated his innate talent for storytelling and image-making.
Dance company Re:BorN Dance Interactive, architecture firm Curious Minds Los Angeles, and film production company Safety Third Productions present ‘Omniscopic’ - an interactive performance utilizing dance, architecture and technology to explore the emotional toll of mass surveillance. As physical and digital surveillance evolves during the show, audience and performer become observers and observed to help us understand each other’s fears of observation and desires to be seen. The significance of the show is to display an awareness of the emotional toll of mass surveillance and a shared responsibility to improve the psychological, social, and environmental well-being of humans and society.
Look through the lens of groundbreaking filmmaker John Singleton. On view is a dynamic collection of stories featuring the black and brown experience in urban America. Honest onscreen portrayals told with precise dramatic and comedic technique. For our inaugural retrospective, ARRAY proudly presents a panorama celebration of pioneer John Singleton by showcasing eight quintessential films that feed cinema history and stick to our cultural ribs.
THE BROAD @ ARRAY PRESENTS: SHIRIN NESHAT + GARRETT BRADLEY IN CONVERSATION
The Broad @ ARRAY, an ongoing film and dialogue series curated by filmmaker Ava DuVernay and ARRAY, brings together Iranian born artist Shirin Neshat with New Orleans based filmmaker Garrett Bradley for screenings of their respective films, Land of Dreams and America. The artists will discuss themes of movements and migration across time and land, which are explored in their work.
Land of Dreams
Director: Shirin Neshat
Deeply rooted in personal experience, Land of Dreams is a rumination on cultural identity told through the viewpoint of a female photographer from Iran, traveling across the western U.S.
Director: Garrett Bradley
A cinematic omnibus rooted in New Orleans, challenging the idea of black cinema as a “wave” or “movement in time,” proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement. Los Angeles Premiere.
Bypassing media headlines and misrepresentations, this duo of phenomenal short form work delves into the personal narratives of two young women who have been overlooked by mass society but cannot be forgotten. Filmmakers Garrett Bradley and Sophia Nahli Allison will be together in conversation to discuss the power of reclaiming narratives through non-fiction film