This Hallow's Eve, The Cinefamily joins forces with Dublab to throw the best Halloween party ever, Bollywood-style! One thing they really understand in India: every movie's better with song-and-dance numbers -- even horror movies! In that spirit, the Cinefamily premieres Bollyweird: The Movie -- our very own feature-length video mashup celebrating the most horrifying, fantastic, costume-crazed and outlandish moments of vintage Indian musical madness ever. This isn't just Bollywood, it's Bollyweeeeeird. Then, once the movie’s over, we’re gonna clear the couches, light the incense, make a dance floor, start doing the electric vindaloo, and have a real monster mashala!
+ Drinks and dosas (provided by The Dosa Truck)!
+ Ghoulish giveaways!
+ Costume prizes!
+ DJ sets from the dublab "Bloodsucking" Sound System and Dr. Who Witchcraft Coven!
+ Live performances by freaks like:
12am - Bobb Bruno
1am - Private Beach + the pschedelic horror film Snake Mountain Colada!
2am - Golden Hits
+ The Phantom Photo Booth!
+ Franken Stand's vegan hot dogs!
+ Terrifying tarot readings!
+ The best Halloween ever! It's better than Halloween...its Bollyween!
The Ghoulish Debauchery Starts @ 8pm
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A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
1941/b&w/127 min. | Scr: John Lee Mahin; dir: Victor Fleming; w/ Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner.
West Coast premiere
A global fusion of rousing live music sets the pace for this solo tour de force by exquisite dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma, a bright star in South Africa’s dance and theater scene. Maqoma invited three of the world’s most refreshing and articulate choreographers to contribute their unique artistic voices to Beautiful Me—Akram Khan (U.K.), Faustin Linyekula (D.R. of the Congo) and Vincent Mantsoe (South Africa)—forging an expansive movement vocabulary that layers the influences of contemporary Kathak, Afro-fusion, and visual dance theater with breathtaking precision and lyrical warmth. As he performs to a soaring score for sitar, violin, cello and percussion, Maqoma unspools the personal journey—and larger social history—through which he discovered his own rich theatrical form. The internationally acclaimed production plays out as a series of conversations, incorporating “minutes” of movement, music and text into a heartfelt self-portrait and a kinetic reflection on African identity.
Curated by Giant Robot co-founder and co-editor Eric Nakamura, this expanded follow-up to the 2007 exhibition Giant Robot Biennale: 50 Issues will highlight artists associated with the magazine over the past 15 years.
David Choe • James Jean • Souther Salazar • Theo Ellsworth • kozyndan • Stella Lai • Jack Long • Albert Reyes • Jeff Soto • Rob Sato • Deth P. Sun
Providing an overview of the Giant Robot aesthetic, this multi-faceted exhibition will celebrate the depth and diversity of perspectives found within the Giant Robot experience through a series of components that visually represents the magazine’s ethos.
GR2 includes installations by David Choe, James Jean, and Souther Salazar, in addition to works by Theo Ellsworth, kozyndan, Stella Lai, Jack Long, Albert Reyes, Jeff Soto, Rob Sato, and Deth P. Sun.
Other components feature a group show of more than 50 other artists; a retrospective for longtime magazine contributor Ben Clark; a tribute to the kaiju scene featuring collaborative works made by indie sculptor and artist Yukinori Dehara, UglyDolls co-creator David Horvath, and Portland-based underground toy legend LeMerde; and four custom videogames developed by the Attract Mode Collective in conjunction with some of Giant Robot’s favorite artists.More Info Here
Performances include RUSHES, a mesmerizing piece combining the company's renowned physicality with its playful attitude, along with REDLINE, an examination of the beauty and futility of physical battle, offering a breath-taking display of the intense athleticism that earns Pilobolus praise by both the dance-lover and dance-novice alike
Cloud Eye Control: Under Polaris
At once playful and deeply expressive, this young Los Angeles-based multimedia ensemble confronts head-on the tension between primal nostalgia and modern technological optimism. In their latest mix of projected animation, live theater and electronic music, Cloud Eye Control charts an epic journey across a vast arctic expanse—a sublime icebound landscape illuminated under the ethereal lights of the Northern sky. At the center of Under Polaris is the quest to preserve, inside pristine shards of ice at the top of the world, a seed containing the wealth of all human history: a back-up system for our genetic imprint and the sum total of our personal memories. En route, the story’s protagonist shape-shifts into many a mythic creature to survive the elements and, in the process, learns about the inextricable interdependence of humans and nature. Formed in 2004, Cloud Eye Control consists of animation and media artist Miwa Matreyek, writer, musician and actor Anna Oxygen, and director Chi-wang Yang.
GO SEE - Sweets & Treats: Wayne Thiebaud in the Collection of the Norton Simon Museum now on view thru Nov.2
In addition to pastries, Thiebaud has painted landscapes, streetscapes, and popular characters such as Mickey Mouse. His recent paintings such as Sunset Streets (1985) and Flatland River (1997) are noted for their hyper realism, and are in some ways similar to Edward Hopper's work, who was fascinated with mundane scenes from everyday American life.
“Most of us go through the world, never seeing anything. Then you meet somebody like Herb and Dorothy, who have eyes that see.” —Richard Tuttle, artistHe was a postal worker. She was a librarian. Together they amassed one of the most important contemporary art collections in the world. HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary tale of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a seemingly ordinary couple who filled their humble one-bedroom New York apartment with more than 4,000 works of art over a 45-year period. Filmmaker Megumi Sasaki turns her lens on the Vogels during a critical period of transition for the couple and their cherished collection.
From the earliest days of their marriage, the Vogels delighted in art. While working the midnight shift at the post office, Herb studied by day at the Institute of Fine Arts. Dorothy soon followed suit and began taking classes in painting and drawing. But ultimately, Dorothy confesses, they were “wannabe artists” and quickly gave up their own ambitions when they realized the joys of collecting.
Despite their modest income, the two began acquiring work that was undiscovered or unappreciated in the early 1960s, primarily Minimalist and Conceptual art by such visionaries as Robert and Sylvia Mangold, Donald Judd, Richard Tuttle, Sol LeWitt, Christo, Lynda Benglis and many other artists who are featured in the film. The work was mostly non-decorative, evoking descriptors like “daring” and “rigorous.” In their collecting, Herb and Dorothy adhered to strict guidelines—they would live on Dorothy’s salary and devote Herb’s income to purchasing art. While reflecting their adventurous taste, the collection would need to conform to practical limitations of affordability and space. One artist recalls that the Vogels would only buy pieces they could carry home on the subway or in a taxi.
Diminutive and unassuming, the two became a fixture on the New York art scene, attending nightly gallery events and befriending many of the artists whose work they collected. Artist Chuck Close affectionately refers to the couple as the “mascots of the art world.” Collaborators Christo and Jeanne-Claude recall how Herb and Dorothy acquired a work of theirs in exchange for cat-sitting. By the early 1990s, the Vogels’ collection filled every corner of their living space, from the bathroom to the kitchen, floor to ceiling. “Not even a toothpick could be squeezed into the apartment,” recalls Dorothy. The place was bursting at the seams, and something had to be done. Courted by every major museum, the couple astounded the art world by transferring their entire collection—worth several million dollars—to the National Gallery of Art.
As government workers themselves, they liked the idea of sharing their prized pieces with the American people. After weeks of packing, shippers carted away an astounding five full-sized moving trucks of paintings, drawings and sculptures from the tiny apartment. Today, still in love with each other and with art, Herb and Dorothy live in the same apartment, with their pet turtles, fish and cat. The once completely emptied space is again filled with art.
Update: In August 2009, filmmaker Megumi Sasaki reported that Herb and Dorothy had finally stopped adding to their collection. In 2008, they began distributing work through their national gift project, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States. Although they don’t attend gallery or museum openings as much due to Herb’s health, the couple traveled with the film to many film festivals and screenings, meeting and interacting with the audience.
The Los Angeles Times gave Together Through Life four stars, with Rolling Stone stating "it is rich in striking moments, set in a willful rawness, and comes with a wicked finish."
Tuesday, October 13 at 7p!
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The Strange World of Coffin Joe
at Midnight I Will Take Your Soul w/ This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse
In a feat of pure will and cinematic street smarts, first-time director Jose Mojica Marins took a few scraps of film, a 600 square-foot studio and a miniscule budget pieced together by selling his family's house and car, and created this dazzling garage Guignol masterpiece that rocked Brazil's pop culture and psyche with its extreme violence, taboo-smashing scenes, and the creation of an indelible fully-realized character that would go on to capture the imaginations of horror fans around the world - Coffin Joe!
God-defying and child-loving, philosophizing and self-aggrandizing, sadistic and ballistic, prone to proclamations and exaggerations (usually delivered via maniacally melodramatic monologues in Marins' unique acting style), Coffin Joe debuts here as a fearsome undertaker who terrorizes the citizens with his violent, narcissistic behavior. Just for kicks he ties up a woman and lets spiders crawl over her, and, even more horrifyingly, he voraciously eats meat on Good Friday! One of the great debuts in horror in history.
Dir. José Mojica Marins, 1964, 35mm, 84 min.
Skylight Books is pleased to welcome back Dan Fante, whose new novel is the fourth in his series of semiautobiographical Bruno Dante novels. This time, Bruno, encountering setbacks as a writer, loses a telemarketing job and gains a job at a limo service, which he is instructed he can only keep if he stays sober. But business success fuels a booze-fueled downward spiral, and he struggles to keep his demons from getting the best of him.
Starts @ 7p
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The California E.A.R. Unit: The Lindas
The E.A.R. Unit, one of the boldest and most idiosyncratic contemporary chamber ensembles working today, turns its refined attentions to composers named Linda. The group is premiering Wanderer by the brilliant Canadian composer Linda Catlin Smith, commissioned by the Unit; the sensuous multimedia work Forecast by fellow Canadian Linda Bouchard; and the haunting Moonsick by Dublin-based Linda Buckley. The egalitarian program does extend fearlessly into non-Linda territory: After Forgetting, a sizzling new work by Keeril Makan, who was also commissioned by the Unit, and Daniel Salecich’s mesmerizing Generator (urban speed time-out).
Sat 10.10 830p
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYFAMILY MATINEE
In this enchanting social satire based on Roald Dahl's classic book, mysterious candy factory owner Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) croons "Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination" in this truly wondrous (and colorful) musical adaptation. Follow the five lucky holders of the Golden Tickets (Veruca Salt, Augustus Gloop, Mike TV, Violet Beauregard and impoverished Charlie Bucket) as they and their parents venture inside the enchanted Wonka Chocolate Factory - for better or for worse! Oompa Loompa doom-pity-doo! Director Mel Stuart will appear in person for discussion following the film. Free admission to all children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. One child will be admitted free for each paying adult.
TONIGHT! Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic are Performing for *FREE @ The Music Center Plaza
Thursday, October 8, @ 7p
Music Center Plaza
Ruppersberg’s vast oeuvre includes paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, installations and books that explore the intersection of art, literature, and life. His work is often participatory, like that of Allan Kaprow and others, and he finds source material in the everyday. Ruppersberg’s vast collection of early to mid-twentieth-century cultural ephemera–which includes calendars, snapshots, magazines, comic books, newspaper clippings, postcards, posters, and instructional films–form the basis of much of his recent work.
Don't miss an evening with award-winning, bestselling British author Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy) celebrating the publication of his latest work, Juliet, Naked. Called a "must-read" by Publishers Weekly, this much-anticipated novel centers around a reclusive 1980s rock star forced out of isolation when the re-release of his most famous album brings him into contact with some of his most passionate fans. Be there as Hornby reads from and shares insight into this engrossing, humorous story of two lonely people finding each other across decades and continents. A book signing follows the program.
Trick or treat, a few weeks early. For the second year in a row, animation historian Jerry Beck will be screaming… err, screening a selection of strange and creepy Halloween related animated cartoons using vintage prints in 16mm and 35mm. Prepare to be dazzled by animated witches, warlocks, goblins, pumpkin-heads, black cats and friendly ghosts! Milton the Monster, Casper, and all the famous monsters of filmland will be here. Special guest animators will show their films and discuss their ghastly influences.
The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as swords, they battle it out to determine The Moth's GrandSLAM Story Champion.
Stories told by: Peter Basch, Christine Blackburn, Josh Cereghino, Sabrina Cognata, Megan Grano, Vikki Kelleher, Lisa McKay, Katie Nahnsen, Bill Ratner, Meg Swertlow
Hosted by: Brain Finkelstein
at The Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Hosted by: Brian Finkelstein
Stories start: 8pmMore Here...
The American edition included an introduction by Jack Kerouac, the Beat writer most famous for his novel On the Road. Describing the emotional scope of Frank’s portfolio, Kerouac wrote: “After seeing these pictures you end up finally not knowing whether a jukebox is sadder than a coffin.” Frank’s photographs, which have become landmarks in the history of photography, were created with a hand-held Leica camera, often with a wide-angle lens, resulting in compositions that appear unplanned, spontaneous, and are ultimately revealing. In this 50th anniversary year of its publication, MOCA presents a rare showing of the complete set of photographs comprising The Americans, in the order carefully devised by Frank for the book.
MOCA’s portfolio, which is the only complete set on the West coast, was purchased in 1995 with funds provided by Ralph M. Parsons Foundation. From the Permanent Collection: Robert Frank’s “The Americans” was initiated by Rebecca Morse and Corrina Peipon.
Sunday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
California established its reputation as a beacon of advanced architecture in the middle decades of the 20th century with residential designs tat established the famed “indoor-outdoor” modern lifestyle.
The MAK Center Architecture Tour 2009 features the stunning landmark How House (R.M. Schindler, 1926). One of only 3 houses in which Schindler employed concrete, this early masterpiece has been beautifully restored and added to the Historic Registry. Six additional Mid-Century residences in Silverlake and Los Feliz round out the tour, dating from 1926 through 1964 and featuring the work of Gregory Ain, Raphael Soriano, Harwell Harris and Craig Ellwood.
How House, R.M. Schindler, 1926
McAlmon House, R.M. Schindler, 1935
Avenel Homes Cooperative, Gregory Ain, 1946-48
Schrage House, Raphael Soriano, 1951
Alexander House, Harwell Harris, 1940-41
Hansen House, Harwell Harris, 1950-51
Moore House, Craig Ellwood, 1964
Tickets for MAK Tour 2009 - $75
Friends of the Schindler House and students with ID - $65
The tour is designed to be “self-drive,” but shuttle bus and lunch options are available for an additional fee.
Shuttle Bus - $60 in addition to ticket price
Lunch - $18.50 in addition to ticket and/or shuttle bus price
On the day of the tour, ticket holders will receive free admission to the Schindler House as well as 20% off of any purchase from the MAK Center Bookstore.
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Panelists: Jimmy Lizama, co-founder, the Bicycle Kitchen; Michelle Mowery, Senior Bicycle Coordinator, LADOT; Dr. Donald Shoup, Professor of Urban Planning, UCLA.
Bicycle valet services provided by the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition.
Signed copies of David Byrne’s book, Bicycle Diaries will be available for purchase courtesy of The Library Store.
The Aratani/Japan America Theatre
244 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, 90012