The second annual ID Film Festival Opens Tomorrow Night @The Japanese American National Museum

The second annual ID Film Festival showcases films that challenge and celebrate what it means to be Asian.

  • Seikaku (Directed by Jaysn Kim) - Short

  • Sunsets (Directed by Michael Aki & Eric Nakamura): A special never-before-seen new cut. This film is part of our Class of 1997 retrospective.

    Sunsets, the first feature by filmmakers Michael Aki and Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura, opens the festival with a brand new cut. Premiered as part of the Class of 1997 at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival over a decade ago, Sunsets has never been commercially released. ID Film Fest presents this rare opportunity to look at this first feature by two talented filmmakers.

    Shot on grainy black and white 16mm film, the very medium of rebel cinema, Sunsets chronicles the ennui, drunken bouts and petty crimes of three young men, a white guy, a Hispanic and a Japanese American (played by filmmaker Aki himself) growing up in Watsonville. The film is very much a coming-of-age story that is compelling in its purity and rawness. Smart, funny and irreverent, this little seen film shows a rare slice of Asian American cinema never been attempted before. A critic has asserted that the film is “smarter and more credible than anything Gregg Araki has come up with.” - Gillian Sand

    Sunsets is preceded by the “Seikaku,” a compelling documentary short about a Japanese tattoo artist in Los Angeles. The short was produced as a student project for UCLA's Ethnocommunications program. -
    10 PM - Opening Reception.

    Other ID Film Festival Screenings

    Day 2 of the ID Film Festival

    Final Day of the ID Film Festival

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    Maurice Sendak Tribute @ CINEFAMILY Tomorrow Night

    In 1963, with just 10 short sentences, a dark and dreamy emotional landscape of hairy monsters and tropical jungles, and one wannabe feral child, Maurice Sendak created one of the most critically acclaimed and popular childrens' books of all time "Where the Wild Things Are". In this loving tribute to everyone's first favorite author, the Cinefamily will show original animated adaptations (on 16mm) of "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen", along with new short films made by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze while the new live action adaptation of "Wild Things..." was in production.

    Spike Jonze had been friends with Maurice Sendak for more than five years before he began working on his feature film, and these new short films capture a sometimes melancholy but always wickedly funny Sendak as he reflects on his Depression-era childhood in the Brooklyn shtetl, a joyous day at the World’s Fair, the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby, his books "In The Night Kitchen" and "Higgledy Piggledy Pop!", his two beloved Hermans (Melville, and his German shepherd namesake), and a long-buried secret. Lance Bangs, co-director of Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak will be in attendance.

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    Tonight @ CINEFAMILY - The Revolution Will Not BeTelevised

    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised is a powerful documentary about the charismatic and controversial President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez. It charts the seven-month run-up to the dramatic attempt to overthrow him in April of 2002, and provides an eyewitness account of the coup d'etat and the extraordinary return to power of Chávez some 48 hours later. Unique footage of Chávez, the new icon of the Left and thorn in the side of the Bush administration, is assembled in this electrifying documentary.

    The screening will be introduced by the film's co-executive producer, Rod Stoneman, who has recently published a book outlining how this popular and prize-winning documentary soon came subject to extensive attack (including a formal BBC enquiry.) He will discuss the production and reception of this controversial work, in the context of the contemporary global economy of the media.

    Dirs. Kim Bartley & Donnacha O'Briain, 2003, digital presentation, 74 min.


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    Kaya Oakes' Slanted and Enchanted instore with The Old Lumps (w/ Charlene Yi) playing live @ Skylight Books - Pics

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    Kaya Oakes, Ben Bush, Daniel House and Justin Gage @ SKYLIGHT BOOKS SUNDAY

    This panel discussion is on the development of indie culture in America. Kaya Oakes, author of the new book on the topic, Slanted and Enchanted, will be joined by Ben Bush, editor of The Fanzine; Courtney Knopf of Everloving Records; and Daniel House of CZ Records. Justin Gage, founder of the fantastic music blog Aquarium Drunkard, will moderate, and the band The Old Lumps will play a short set to start things off. Kaya Oakes is the co-founder of Kitchen Sink magazine, which won the Utne Independent Press Award for Best New Magazine in 2002, and currently is a writing instructor at the University of California, Berkeley.

    Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of both the influential music blog Aquarium Drunkard as well as Autumn Tone Records. He also hosts, and is the program director, for the weekly Aquarium Drunkard show on Sirius/XM satellite radio. His first book, Memphis And The Delta Blues Trail, was published in May via Countrymen Press.

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    Tonight @ CINEFAMILY - INGMAR BERGMAN'S "The Magic Flute"

    The Magic Flute, a comedic opera, is one of Bergman’s most unique and magical films. Bergman manages to achieve a perfect synthesis of drama and music, the visual and the aural. Lensed by the great Sven Nykvist, Bergman examines Mozart’s "Die Zauberflöte" by showcasing the theatrics of the production as much as the opera itself. Lively from the start, we follow the dashing Prince Tamino as he fights to save Pamina -- the lovely daughter of the Queen of the Night -- from a dastardly villain. Armed with a flute that can change men’s hearts, Tamino embarks on a fantastical journey to win his heart’s desire. By showing everything from backstage to the crowd and the opera in between, we are treated to an experience beyond film and theater.

    Dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1975, 35mm, 135 min.

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    at the Downtown Independent Friday night : MOCHILLA Presents: STILL BILL- The Story of Bill Withers

    Still Bill
    Directed by Damani Baker and Alex Vlack, Still Bill tells the story of Bill Withers, an unexpected superstar. "Ain't No Sunshine", "Lean on Me", 'Grandma's Hands"Use Me" and "Just the Two of Us" are only part of a complex and fascinating character: an icon who left the industry behind but never gave up his soul. You know his songs. Now meet the man.

    Featuring a tribute concert, a soundtrack with previously unreleased tracks, and rare live performance.

    **Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring a Bill Withers record to play!

    DJ's + Special Guests TBA*

    Friday at 3p 5p and 930p

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    Additional Still Bill screenings:
    September 26th at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm and
    September 27th at 2:30pm and 4:30pm

    STILL BILL Trailer


    Coco Before Chanel Screening at the Skirball Cultural Center Tonight

    Sneak-preview screening! Coco Before Chanel is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (Audrey Tatou), who began her life as a headstrong orphan and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman. Shot in the Paris region and in Normandy, this elegant film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, spanning her experiences as a young girl growing up in the heart of France, a cabaret performer, a humble seamstress, a skinny courtesan, a woman in love, and ultimately a rebel, who found the conventions of her time oppressive and became a timeless symbol of freedom, success, and style.

    The film also stars Alessandro Nivola, Benoit Poelvoorde, Emmanuelle Devos, and Marie Gillain. Directed by Anne Fontaine. (France, 2009, 110 min. Rated PG-13. In French with English subtitles. In theaters September 25.)


    *Come early for @ Coolhaus mobile ice cream sandwiches, 6:30 - 7 p.m.
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    Coco Before Chanel (International Trailer) from background on Vimeo.


    Matt Groening Will Be Signing @ Family Books Tonight for the Launch of The Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #15

    Artists signing this monumental issue at Family Bookstore include Matt Groening, Sammy Harkham, Jeffrey Brown, Jordan Crane, and Tim Hensley. Issue is available at Family before it hits newstands, grocery stores, 7-11s, etc,.

    Family will also be unveiling an in-store exhibition of original art from the comic that night in their brand new backroom gallery. Guest edited by Sammy Harkham, the award-winning creator of the popular Kramers Ergot anthology, this year's issue is jam-packed with some of the most idiosyncratic takes on "The Simpsons" universe ever.

    Among Halloween-inspired short strips by such visionary cartoonists as C.F. (Powr Mastrs), Will Sweeney (Tales from Greenfuzz), Jordan Crane (Uptight), Tim Hensley (MOME), and John Kerschbaum (Petey & Pussy), are four featured tales of inspired Simpsons lunacy: Heralded artists Kevin Huizenga (Ganges, Or Else) and Matthew Thurber (1-800 Mice, Kramers Ergot) collaborate on a weird and wild story equal parts Lovecraftian eco-horror and Philip K. Dick identity comedy.

    Jeffrey Brown
    (Incredible Change- Bots, Clumsy) does a creepy and suitably pathetic story featuring Milhouse in a "Bad Ronald"-inspired tale of murder and crawl space living. Harkham and Ted May (INJURY) pull out all the stops for a tragic monster tale of unrequited love, bad karaoke, and body snatching at Moe's Bar. Ben Jones (Paper Rad) does the comic of his life with an epic tale of how bootleg candy being sold at the Kwik-E-Mart rapidly spirals out of control into an Invasion of The Body Snatchers-like nightmare of a Springfield filled with cheap bootleg versions of familiar characters.

    And nobody does squishy, sweaty, and gross like up and coming cartoonist Jon Vermilyea (MOME), who outdoes himself with "C.H.U.M.M.," a C.H.U.D.-inspired parody featuring everybody's favorite senior citizen, Hans Moleman!

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    Japanese Cult Classics Double Feature @ The Egyptian Wednesday Night

    Wednesday, September 23 - 7:30 PM
    Japanese Cult Classics Double Feature: HOUSE (HAUSU), 1977, Janus Films, The long-lost fantasy/horror masterpiece from director Nobuhiko Obayashi has finally surfaced in America. Oshare can’t wait to spend the summer with her father…until he informs her that he plans to remarry. She decides to go away with some friends to visit an estranged aunt…who, unbeknownst to the girls is immortal and can only remain that way by feeding on virgins. Her evil house, with its girl-devouring piano, does the killing for her. Based on an idea given to the director by his then 7-year-old daughter. With Kimiko Ikegami.

    GOKE, BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL (KYUKETSKI GOKEMIDORO), 1968, Janus Films, 84 min. Director Hajime Sato unleashed one of the scariest 1960s sci-fi/horror films with this blend of surreal visuals and a 1950s-style storyline. Opening with a shot of a jetliner against an ominously orange sky (to which Quentin Tarantino paid homage in KILL BILL, VOL.1), Sato plunges us into action as the plane is disabled by a flying saucer and crash-lands in a mountainous desert. Heroic pilot Teruo Yoshida tries to control the panic but can’t keep several passengers from wandering off and promptly getting invaded by a creeping blue gel that turns them into vampiric killers. Screening preceded by a booksigning at 6:30 PM with author Chris D. and his re-released book Outlaw Masters of Japanese Film.

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    at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) SUNDAY : Fallen Fruit Banana Meditation & Artists Talk

    LACE is proud to present Fallen Fruit Banana Meditation & Artists Talk, as a part of Fallen Fruit: United Fruit. This exhibition is the first solo show by the artists collective Fallen Fruit (David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young) and currently on view at LACE through 27 September 2009.

    Fallen Fruit members David Burns, Matias Viegener and Austin Young discuss the research behind United Fruit along with their ongoing project, The Colonial History of Fruit. The collective talks about the focus of their work with the locals and the way this initiative combines the particular history with the global reality of fruit.

    The salon will begin at noon with a meditation leading participants through a range of concepts related to the banana, followed by a discussion at 1pm led by the artists.

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    Friday Night Jazz @ LACMA : Luther Hughes & the Cannonball/Coltrane Project

    Initially formed as an homage to the 1959 Cannonball Adderley-John Coltrane landmark album, The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago, the Cannonball/Coltrane Project continues to pay tribute to these two jazz giants with arrangements and original compositions related to or inspired by Cannonball and/or Coltrane. The group has released a number of critically acclaimed recordings that are played on leading jazz stations across the country.

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    Friday Night at The Egyptian Theater - Stanley Kubrick's THE SHINING with Actor Joe Turkel in person

    THE SHINING, 1980, Warner Bros., 142 min. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. A brilliant exercise in pure supernatural terror, THE SHINING stars Jack Nicholson as a frustrated writer who takes the job of winter caretaker (along with wife Shelley Duvall and son Danny Lloyd) at an enormous mountain hotel, in the hope that snow and solitude will bring him peace of mind. He finds just the opposite, however, as the hotel’s horrific past quickly overtakes him in this soul-chilling adaptation of Stephen King’s novel. Discussion following with Joe Turkel

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    Tomorrow Night @ the Getty Villa - Aristophanes' "Peace"

    The comic heroes of the nation's most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe Culture Clash and guest director Bill Rauch invoke the revolutionary spirit of Aristophanes in freely adapting his zany and visionary utopian escapade Peace for the Getty Villa's Outdoor Classical Theater.

    In 421 B.C., the 27-year-old comic playwright Aristophanes launched a ribald and scathing theatrical assault on Athens' entrenched "military-industrial complex." High on Mount Olympus, the War god has imprisoned the goddess Peace and holds sway over all of Greece; while on Earth below, a small band of rustic patriots hatch a daring plot to engineer her rescue and restore Peace to the land.

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    Thursday is British Invasion Night @ CINEFAMILY

    FILM SERIES: The British Invasion

    Gimme Shelter

    When the Rolling Stones hired cinema-veritė documentary pioneers Albert and David Maysles to film what they hoped would be their own "Woodstock", they couldn't foresee that the concert was doomed from the moment they hired the Hell's Angels as bodyguards--and paid them in beer. Gimme Shelter is the definitive Stones documentary, chronicling their 1969 US tour and culminating in the disastrous Altamont Free Concert. On the road to Altamont, the Maysles catch Mick and the boys in their prime at an electrifying Madison Square Garden performance, and capture every moment of intensity, tragedy, and rock 'n roll. Watch music history as it unfolds, as captured cinematic artists. It's Stones night! Come revisit Keith and the gang, and catch some ultra rare Stones footage -- we got some for ya.
    Dirs. Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin, 1970, 35mm, 91 min.

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    Tomorrow @ REDCAT Ah- Opera

    A Counterpoint of Tolerance: AH!

    Interactive Opera No-Opera
    World premiere

    A co-production of the The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts and the CalArts Center for New Performance, in cooperation with Idyllwild Arts

    REDCAT transforms its flexible performance space into an immersive visual and sonic environment for the world premiere of this inventive international collaboration. Composed and performed by creators from around the globe, this pioneering collective work draws inspiration from the classic Buddhist text, the Diamond Sutra. With composer-performer David Rosenboom and award-winning poet Martine Bellen, the creative team has developed AH! as a celebratory passage across musical cultures and times: a polyglot clarion call for understanding and unity in today’s globalized, ever-more interconnected world. Spinning off a mandala of 13 extraordinary and ordinary modern-life stories, this spellbinding opera brings together an array of robotic and interactive musical technologies, ingenious stagecraft, and flights of phenomenal musicianship. In the theatrically heightened environment of AH!, everyday life is placed flush against esoteric and transcendent realities.

    Performing live, Rosenboom and 10 composer-performers from across the Americas, Europe and East Asia are joined by an additional cast of musicians, theatermakers and interactive artists under the direction of Travis Preston, who stages this exceptional music event with production designer Christopher Barreca, choreographer Mira Kingsley and video designer Jeremiah Thies. The audience is invited to engage with and contribute to AH! before, during and after performances, via the website ah-opera, mobile media, and a magical multitouch screen at the theater. Arrive early and participate!

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    Stage Review - The Night is a Child @ The Pasadena Playhouse

    The Night is a Child @ The Pasadena Playhouse - Now on Stage through 9.27

    Full disclosure; the writer is a friend of mine who i have worked with several times and i ain't about to say something negative about his play. In fact i did several of the first public readings in New York and i did audition for this production and even my actors ego and profound sense that the producers made an enormous mistake by not casting me will not serve as permission to indulge my objectivity. so...I LOVED IT!!!

    Here's the deal. It is a story that relies on suspense; a secret that is divulged at very selective intervals and -as you might imagine-for the greatest dramatic effect. And i know the story. So as the folks around me are being teased and lured , i am leaning back with a sense of detachment and security in my inside information. I kept myself engaged by counting the many ways that i would have been better in the role than the guy they cast.

    Pathetic. Whatever.

    So as the moment of truth approaches i start to re-engage and my curiosity about how the secret will play on those unwashed, uninformed patrons to my right and left starts to get to me. And then the moment happens and it works. Gangbusters.Maybe on the others but particularly and wonderfuly, on me. I got goosebumps and i knew it was coming.

    The night i went the fires were burning in the hills above Pasadena. Humbling, they served as further reminder of my powerlessness over nature and the archetypes of mortality. Good storytelling is also humbling. Even if you know the ending.

    - J. Kamal

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    Jaime Hernandez at Skylight Books this Saturday

    Iconic, amazing, punk rock, L.A. artist Jaime Hernandez will be in conversation with comic authority Ben Schwartz. Along with his brothers, Jaime Hernandez created one of the most celebrated comics to ever emerge from the underground. Love and Rockets chronicled the lives of Hopey and Maggie (and many others) as they navigated southern california and all places radiating out from there. Sometimes surreal, sometimes too real, and sometimes sexy soap opera - Love and Rockets and Jaime's other stories are a tribute to the characters he's invented. Starkly beautiful, very funny, craftily weird, and often moving he squeezes the most out of some curves drawn in black and white.
    Saturday, September 12 at 5:00pm
    Skylight Books
    1818 N. Vermont Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA


    Ami Tallman art opening Friday night

    Ami Tallman's work suggests a fascination with what is mesmerizing. Her work is colorful yet haunting. The new show at Circus Gallery is entitled Fey Fists and Pretty Things and has at its center the theme of charisma.
    Also opening that night at the same gallery is the INVITE show, a group show in which select Circus Gallery artists invited their favorites to participate.
    The show includes:
    David Burns invited by Margie Schnibbe,
    Kathleen Cativiela invited by Bret Nicely,
    Jimmy Chertkow invited by Michael G. Bauer,
    Brian Cooper invited by Rachel Mason,
    Kristen Devlin invited by Katie Herzog,
    John Espinosa invited by Jason Starr,
    Kelly Kleinschrodt invited by Justin Hansch,
    Rebecca Kolsrud invited by Dawn Kasper,
    Laura Larson invited by Christopher Russell,
    Nick Lowe invited by Jason Yates,
    Michael Rashkow invited by Ami Tallman,
    Joe Reihsen invited by Sarah Cromarty,
    Elana Sherr invited by Sky Burchard,
    Joe Sola invited by Steven Bankhead,
    Landon Wiggs invited by James Krone.

    Opening Reception Friday, September 11, 7-9PM

    Circus Gallery
    7065 Lexington Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90038


    In Focus - Making a Scene : Now on View at the Getty Thru Oct 18

    Thirty staged photographs are on view at the Getty Center as part of its In Focus series, a thematic presentation of images from the museum's permanent collection. Past incarnations have included The Nude, The Landscape, and The Portrait, and the current exhibit, Making a Scene, is a window into the world of early set design. Among the pictures is a lively arrangement of 19th and early-20th century tableaux vivants — "living pictures" with theatrically lit costumed subjects in an art-directed setting. Other selections range from daguerreotypes to Polaroids, and the collection features rare works by the likes of Man Ray and Lewis Carroll, providing a comprehensive survey of the curious hybrid of painting, theater, and photography.

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    At The Egyptian - Peter Bogdanovich In Person: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW

    Director Peter Bogdanovich In-Person - Director’s Cuts Double Feature:

    THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, 1971, Sony Repertory, 118 min. Jeff Bridges, Timothy Bottoms and Cybill Shepherd star as sexually confused teens trapped in a dying, dust-blown town. Flawlessly directed by Peter Bogdanovich and photographed by Robert Surtees, with a letter-perfect supporting cast led by Ben Johnson (Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner), Cloris Leachman (Best Actress Oscar winner) and Ellen Burstyn.

    THEY ALL LAUGHED, 1981, HBO Films, 115 min. Peter Bogdanovich uses the private-eye genre as a vehicle to deliver deeply romantic insights about love, marriage and regret. John Ritter and Ben Gazzara work for the Odyssey Detective Agency, a firm where the investigators are more concerned with their own complicated love lives than with solving any cases. Audrey Hepburn and Dorothy Stratten co-star in this hilarious ensemble dramedy, a film that Quentin Tarantino declared one of the 10 greatest ever made. Discussion in between films with director Peter Bogdanovich.

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    The London Police 'Brothers in Arms' Solo Exhibition Opens Tomorrow at the Carmichael Gallery

    The London Police's upcoming solo exhibition opening on Tomorrow (Sept. 10th) at the Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles, Elisa Carmichael posted an interview with Chaz and Bob on the 45ers Posterous blog. If you don't know the history of TLP, please have a look. We also recommend you to check out the new TLP website as it's a showcase of the new work.

    The London Police
    Brothers in Arms
    Opening Reception: Thursday September 10, 2009 / 7p–10p
    RSVP to rsvp@carmichaelgallery.com
    Exhibition Dates: September 10 – October 1

    Carmichael Gallery
    Wooster Collective

    Tomorrow Night- Downtown L.A. Art Walk

    Photo: Vincent Valdez 'Burn' now on view @ Federal Art Project

    The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a free event held every second Thursday in and around the Historic Core's Gallery Row neighborhood. For this one night each month, Downtown LA returns to its historic pedestrian-based culture, a vibrant scene that is itself a draw for locals and tourists seeking an authentic urban experience. Launched in 2004 by the then-gritty neighborhood's pioneer gallerists, Art Walk has become a grassroots urban success story, with upwards of 10,000 people coming out each month to see the newest art exhibits, enjoy the bustling street culture, eat, drink and socialize.

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    Don't Smell the Floss (Write Bloody Publishing)

    The author will present his new book of short stories. Says Andrew Leland of The Believer, "I was kittied to death by these stories. Matty Byloos's fiction doesn't go down smooth, and that's a good thing: his sentences are hot blurts that bust rudely and hilariously into the reader's consciousness. The revelations of Byloos's book are many.'"

    Byloos founded and published the literary zine Smalldoggies from 2001 to 2005. His fiction has been published in Fishwrap, Schtick, Undershorts and The Fanzine; in 2004 he was included in the UCLA Hammer Museum's New American Writce Literary Arts Center, Beyond Baroque. In addition, Byloos is an accomplished painter with a history of exhibiting both nationally and internationally.
    ing Series; and during 2002-03, he ran the Monday night fiction writing workshop at the Veni.

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    Herb and Dorothy Screening Tomorrow Morning @ the Playhouse 7

    HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb's salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy's paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists including Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner. Directed by Megumi Sasaki.

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    The Baader Meinhof Complex Starts Tomorrow @ Laemmles Playhouse 7

    The Baader Meinhof Complex

    Germany in the 1970s: Murderous bomb attacks, the threat of terrorism and the fear of the enemy inside are rocking the very foundations of the still fragile German democracy. The radicalized children of the Nazi generation led by Andreas Baader (Moritz Bleibtreu), Ulrike Meinhof (Martina Gedeck) and Gudrun Ensslin (Johanna Wokalek) are fighting a violent war against what they perceive as the new face of fascism: American imperialism supported by the German establishment, many of whom have a Nazi past.

    Their aim is to create a more human society but by employing inhuman means they not only spread terror and bloodshed, they also lose their own humanity. The man who understands them is also their hunter: the head of the German police force, Horst Herold (Bruno Ganz). And while he succeeds in his relentless pursuit of the young terrorists, he knows he's only dealing with the tip of the iceberg.

    Producer and scriptwriter Bernd Eichinger (PERFUME - STORY OF A MURDERER, DOWNFALL) brings Stefan Aust’s standard work on RAF terrorism, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX to the big screen for Constantin Film. Director Uli Edel (LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN, ZOO) presents the dramatic events that shook the democratic foundations of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1967 to the “German Autumn” of 1977.

    ( 144 mins. • R • German w/English Subtitles )

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    The Rise and Fall of the Baader Meinhof Group


    This Friday @ the HOLLYWOOD BOWL

    John Williams and the Music of the Movies with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    With his memorable scores, John Williams has changed the course of modern-day film music. His dynamic use of the orchestra makes movie audiences cheer, brings them to tears, and keeps them on the edge of their seats – and his annual visit to the Bowl more than likely do the same for you.

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    THURSDAY, SEPT 3, 7–10pm
    MOCA Grand Avenue
    250 South Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    FREE, Cash Bar

    For the first event of their three-month Engagement Party residency, Slanguage brings Psychicinema Multiplex, their ongoing series of film screenings, to MOCA. For this iteration, Slanguage will present films in order to respond, in part, to the museum’s landmark 1992 exhibition Helter Skelter: LA Art in the 1990s. In assembling these works and creating a carnival-like environment for viewing them, Slanguage seeks to reexamine the dissonance and dark side of the psyche, Los Angeles, and the art world, pushing those ideas further by addressing Los Angeles’s polarization and presenting visions for its future. Psychicinema Multiplex will be presented in a “multiplex” format that will allow for simultaneous screenings of different films at various locations around the museum’s Grand Avenue campus. Viewers will be invited to discuss the films and their relationship with MOCA’s Helter Skelter exhibition both informally as a group and in formal conversations initiated by Slanguage.


    Call for Artists | ZOOM at the Torrance Art Museum

    In its inaugural year ZOOM will break new ground and investigate a myriad of directions and movements in contemporary art that progress beyond the traditional institutionalized juried show. ZOOM sets a new benchmark with an un-paralleled open application for a museum survey exhibition. The exhibition will seek to reflect current trends, track developments in contemporary practices and explore associations between the regional geographical areas.

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    FEATHERED EDGE - Thousands of colored strings configured in catenary curves span the gallery space to form a dynamic installation by Los Angeles–based design duo Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues.

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