12.16.2010

REDCAT ANNOUNCES 2011 SEASON OF CONTEMPORARY VISUAL, PERFORMING AND MEDIA ART.


HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: THE WORLD PREMIERE OF GEORGE HERMS' FREE JAZZ OPERA DEBUT U.S. PRESENTATIONS FOR VANCOUVER-BASED ARTIST GEOFFREY FARMER AND DUBLIN-BASED ARTIST JESSE JONES U.S. PREMIERE OF NEW ZEALAND-BASED DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER LEMI PONIFASIO'S TEMPEST: WITHOUT A BODY AT THE MILLION DOLLAR THEATER THE SIXTH ANNUAL REDCAT INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL GUTBUCKET CHAMBER ORCHESTRA'S WEST COAST DEBUT

Los Angeles - Building on the momentum of a successful autumn that featured heralded new commissions and daring Los Angeles premieres in both the theater and gallery, today REDCAT Executive Director Mark Murphy and Gallery Director/Curator Clara Kim announce the second half of REDCAT's eighth season. Included in the international program are world premieres from celebrated luminaries in the arts as well as bold bold new voices sure to enrich the creative landscape for years to come. Tickets for the majority of these events will go on sale this Friday, December 17 through REDCAT's box office, by phone at 213.237.2800 and online at www.redcat.org.

"This new calendar announces ambitious and international programs that feature influential artistic voices from more than two dozen countries," remarks Mark Murphy, Executive Director of REDCAT. "Our theater, gallery and lounge will be lively this spring, making an exciting contribution to the evolution of contemporary visual, performing and media arts." REDCAT's eighth season continues to span the globe, bringing together diverse cultural traditions and new innovations, while highlighting artists who are pushing the boundaries of genre and artistic expression.

An exemplary project is the U.S. premiere of Tempest: Without a Body, which will be presented by REDCAT at the historic Million Dollar Theater in downtown Los Angeles. "This is a first for us," remarked Murphy. "I knew I had to bring this prodigious work to Los Angeles, and that it's scale demanded a larger venue, so we are heading a few blocks east to the Million Dollar Theater, a perfect home for this celebrated production." Created by the Samoan-born, New Zealand-based director/choreographer Lemi Ponifasio for his company MAU, this visually stunning and awe-inspiring work entwines formally precise dancing with elements of theater, Polynesian ritual and social activism.

Earlier in the season, REDCAT hosts Show Your Face!, a collaboration between Slovene physical-theater troupe Betontanc, Latvian object-theater masters Umka.lv and the Latvian pop-electronic group Silence. This award-winning project is a virtuosic layering of puppetry, physical theater and dance with live music. Dance artists featured in the new year include South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe, groundbreaking collaborative duo Eiko and Koma, celebrated Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney, and Los Angeles' own Meg Wolfe.

Throughout the coming season genre-defying performance works spring from the minds of musical legends. Founder of California assemblage and an influential figure of the Beat generation, George Herms premieres a free jazz opera titled The Artist's Life. Co-founder of the seminal goth bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, David J finds new mythic dimensions in the rise and eventual drug and vodka-fueled crash of Andy Warhol muse Edie in Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick). Other musical offerings include Gutbucket Chamber Orchestra, Mark Dresser Trio, John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble, Kasper Toeplitz, Emanuele Arciuli, and Ostad Abbos Kosimov. Also in the new year is an in-depth four program view of the career of Sofia Gubaidulina, one of the great living composers, as well as the return of several REDCAT favorites including Danny Holt, The Harry Partch Ensemble, and California E.A.R. Unit.

In the gallery, the provocative research studio Decolonizing Architecture presents an engaging exhibition on the use of architecture to create an "arena of speculation" about the future of Palestine through February 6, 2011. In February Vancouver-based artist Geoffrey Farmer transforms the gallery into an evolving installation/theatrical stage, in a "sculpture play" where found and composed objects, props, and costumes are altered on site with local collaborators. In April, Kim Beom's characteristic deadpan humor and subversive antics are brilliantly embodied in an installation of related sculptural tableaux called Educated Objects shown with his blueprints, matchsticks drawings and recent video. Finally, in the summer of 2011 Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones presents recent film/video works alongside a newly commissioned work developed during a residency period in Los Angeles that retrieves the artifacts of cultural history and revolutionary politics through the lenses of performance, music, and film.

The Jack H. Skirball Screening Series also continues to break new ground in 2011 with a diverse program of experimental film, video, and animation highlighting the work of Barbara Hammer, Martha Colburn, Fred Worden, Nancy Andrews, Michael Robinson, Betsy Bromberg, and Hartmut Bitomsky, among others. In addition to screenings devoted to individual artists, the series presents a program surveying the influential experimental films created in the San Francisco Bay Area between 1949–1959, as well as a group show curated by Erika Vogt that places the film/video work of visual artists, originally intended for galleries and museums, into a theatrical context. In addition to the Monday night screenings, REDCAT presents a remarkable four-night series that explores new independent Chinese cinema through six feature-length works.

Families and film lovers have learned to anticipate the return of the annual REDCAT Children's International Film Festival. The sixth edition of this beloved festival kicks off on March 26, and over the course of three weekends offers filmgoers of all ages a mind-expanding collection of short film programs from around the world.

ART

Through February 6 | Decolonizing Architecture

Set up as a studio/residency program in Beit Sahour, Bethlehem and recently re-established as the Decolonizing Architecture/Art Residency (DAAR), the studio focuses on the highly contested territories of the West Bank and the use of architecture to articulate the spatial complexities of decolonization within the region

February 18–April 10 | Geoffrey Farmer

For his first solo exhibition at a U.S. institution, Vancouver-based artist Geoffrey Farmer directs a "sculpture play," an evolving installation of found and composed objects, props, and costumes altered on site by the artist and a host of collaborators throughout the course of the exhibition.

April 22–June 19 | Kim Beom

Through a wide range of work that spans drawing, sculpture, video, and artist book, Seoul-based artist Kim Beom explores tension between internal psychology and external reality with a recent series of sculptural tableaux called The Educated Objects (2010) that playfully and subversively unpacks social education and developmental psychology, shown alongside drawings and recent videos. A catalogue focusing on the artist's extensive body of drawings made since the mid-1990s will be published.

July 1–August 28 | Jesse Jones

For her first solo exhibition in the U.S., Dublin-based artist Jesse Jones, whose work focuses on the political and social history of cinema, presents a selection of recent film/video works alongside a newly commissioned work that takes as its point of departure the Russian constructivist theater director Vselov Meyerhold's etudes on biomechanics and its influence on popular culture a la Busby Berkeley.

DANCE

January 13–16 | The A.W.A.R.D. Show!

The Joyce Theater Foundation comes to Los Angeles for a SoCal edition of The A.W.A.R.D. Show!, its wildly successful dance event that offers an alternate definition of "public funding" by granting $10,000 to a regional choreographer with the help of the audience's vote.

February 9–13 | Association Noa-Cie Vincent Mantsoe: San

Inspired by the journeys and spirits of the Khoi-San people of Southern Africa, Mantsoe's newest work brings together five dancers of different cultures, in a powerful piece dance that traces the history of a people forced from their land, silenced and subjected to continued brutality.

February 15 | Kasper Toeplitz and Myriam Gourfink: Breathing Monster

Polish/French composer and electric bass player Kasper Toeplitz teams with dancer and choreographer Myriam Gourfink to create an evening of abstracted, hypnotic movement and sound that explores the frontiers between pitch, noise, oscillations and stillness.

March 2–6 | Eiko & Koma: The Retrospective Project

Collaborative partners for more than 40 years, Eiko & Koma, venerated for their ground-breaking dance works, offer a powerfully moving triptych that traverses their early career and delves into dark worlds to elicit a profound contemplation of the unyielding forces of nature and human desire.

April 1–2 | Lemi Ponifasio/MAU: Tempest: Without a Body

From its ominous beginning to its shattered conclusion, this visually stunning work is a ferocious and awe-inspiring reflection on personal liberty and our current world that entwines formally precise dancing with elements of theater, Polynesian ritual and social activism.

April 28–May 1 | Pat Graney Company

Thanks to a national "American Materpieces" program, Alpert Award-winng choreographer Pat Graney is restaging works from a rich span of her creative life, and offering a chance to experience her sumptuous visual language, that uses qualities of time, light and ritual to sculpt powerful meditations on human action and culture.

June 3–5 | Meg Wolfe: trembler.SHIFTER

Full-out dancing collides with a destabilized sonic environment as Los Angeles choreographer Meg Wolfe's latest full-evening work propels a quartet of dancers through unsustainable acts balancing—with the joy, anger, angst, sweat and hell of bodies as its volatile fulcrum.

FILM/VIDEO

January 17 | Radical Light: Experimental Film in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1949–1959

Joining forces with Los Angeles Filmforum, UCLA Film and Television Archive and other venues, REDCAT celebrates the publishing of Radical Light: Alternative Film And Video In The San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000 with a series co-curated by the book's editors Steve Anker, Kathy Geritz and Steve Seid.

January 24 | Barbara Hammer: Experimenting in Life and Art

Widely celebrated throughout the world as a pioneer of queer cinema, Barbara Hammer has made over 80 films in a career that spans 40 years. This screening presents two of Hammer's recent works, Generations (2010) and A Horse Is Not A Metaphor (2009).

February 14 | Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colbur

Martha Colburn's handcrafted animations explode with an energy, concentration and a rapid-fire torrent of ideas. Always startling in her use of disparate techniques and free association, Colburn creates films unlike any other, and the screening spans 16 years of filmmaking with 16 films.

February 21 | Body and Mind: The Primordial Cinema of Fred Worden

During the past twenty years New York-based Fred Worden has redefined cinema with his film and digital works, creating concentrated and transcendent experiences for both body and mind. Films include The Or Cloud (2001), Here Amongst the Persuaded (2004), 1859 (2008), Possessed (2010), and others.

February 22 | In Focus: The Humorous, Recent Video Art from Israel, Japan and Mexico

Exploring both differences and commonalities with a special emphasis on the humorous, three consulates, each with a rich tradition in Los Angeles, join together to present an array of video works from their respective nations, curated by Paul Young in association with Gabriel Ritter and Yoshua Okon.

February 28 | The Artist Theater Program

Film/video/installation artist Erika Vogt curates this group show, inviting visual artists who make use of film and video to present their work within the context of a theatrical exhibition venue, opening a dialogue between divergent communities of active makers that have historically overlapped.

March 8 | The Birdwoman and Her Dreams: Animated Works by Nancy Andrews

With characters and stories synthesized from sources including history and autobiography, Nancy Andrews works in a hybrid form that combines research with storytelling, documentary, puppetry and vaudeville. The program presents a selection of shorts along with two of her latest animated works.

March 10 | COINTELPRO 101

Claude Marks of the Freedom Archives screens his film that exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and murder committed by the U.S. government in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, followed by a moderated discussion with SF8 defendant and organizer Hank Jones and legendary author and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

March 26–April 3 | REDCAT International Children's Film Festival

Presented in partnership with Northwest Film Forum, the 6th festival rolls out the red carpet for a mind-expanding collection of short film programs from around the globe, each crafted with care to appeal to the next generation of movie-lovers.

March 28 | Michael Robinson: Victory Over The Sun: Films and Videos by Michael Robinson

Recently listed as one of the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000s by Film Comment, Michael Robinson has created a singular body of work in film and video over the past decade that explores the poetics of loss and the dangers of mediated experience.

April 4 | Betzy Bromberg's Voluptuous Sleep Series

An active filmmaker since 1976, Betzy Bromberg returns to REDCAT with Voluptuous Sleep Series (2011), her first film in five years and a mesmerizing two-part 16mm meditation on the nuances of light, sound and feeling evoked through the poetic artifices of cinema.

Apr 6–8 | Between Disorder and Unexpected Pleasures: Tales from the New Chinese Cinema

Three days of curated programs reflect the virtual explosion of independent Chinese cinema has experienced in recent years by reaching beyond nostalgia and social protest to plumb surprising corners of Chinese reality with humor that is at times light, dark, saucy, dry, raunchy or conceptual.

April 18 | Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Where is Where?

The Finnish multimedia artist screens several shorts and her critically lauded experimental narrative Where is Where?, in which a four image split-screen evokes and deconstructs the murder of a young French boy by two Algerian playmates during the Algerian War of Independence in the 1950s.

May 2 | Specks of Existence: Hartmut Bitomsky's Dust

Through a web of interviews, poetic ruminations and cinematic investigations, Hartmut Bitomsky's Dust (2007) serves as a philosophical, factual and fanciful examination of the smallest objects that can be perceived, particles that permeate every aspect of life.

MUSIC

January 19–23 | Betontanc and Umka.lv: Show Your Face!

A virtuosic layering of puppetry, physical theater, dance, and music, this contemporary parable follows Little Branko, a faceless snowsuit transformed by puppeteers into a modern-day Everyman, on a dark odyssey through the 20th century.

Jan 28-30 | CEAIT Festival: Iannis Xenakis: Now and Tomorrow

Celebrating the way Iannis Xenakis forged new paths of hearing and seeing, three scintillating concerts feature new pieces by composers inspired by the legendary pioneer of music and architecture along with many of the artist's own acoustic and multi-channel electronic works.

February 3–5 | George Herms: The Artist's Life

Known as one of the founders of California assemblage and an influential figure of the Beat generation, George Herms premieres a new free jazz opera that features large-scale sculptural instruments, live and recorded video and a seven-piece orchestra led by jazz legend Bobby Bradford.

February 7 | Mark Dresser Trio

Double bassist Mark Dresser Trio is joined "hyperpianist" Denman Maroney and flautist Matthias Ziegler to push their shared artistic obsessions to even greater depths, making use of unconventional amplification and extended techniques to explore new worlds of sound and intuitive collaboration.

February 15 | Kasper Toeplitz and Myriam Gourfink: Breathing Monster

Polish/French composer and electric bass player Kasper Toeplitz teams with dancer and choreographer Myriam Gourfink to create an evening of abstracted, hypnotic movement and sound that explores the frontiers between pitch, noise, oscillations and stillness.

March 7 | John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble

Acclaimed for its rich, panoramic orchestral textures that retain the power of its members' individual voices, Hollenbeck's twenty-piece ensemble performs a daring mix of pure, heart-on-sleeve lyricism and robust rhythmic propulsion expressing emotions well beyond swing-era clich¬├ęs.

March 9 | Piano And, featuring Danny Holt

Known for his no-holds-barred style and current Piano/Percussion Project that places the pianist amid an array of percussion instruments, calling for acrobatic feats of multi-instrumentalism, Danny Holt performs works by Andrew Tholl, Sarah Seelig, Oscar Bettison and Liza White.

March 24 | Emanuele Arciuli

An evening with Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli featuring the monumental Concord Sonata by Charles Ives, paired with James Tenney's meditation on the sonata, as well as works by Native American composers Barbara Croall and Raven Chacon.

April 5 | Ostad Abbos Kosimov

Awarded the title of Honored Artist of Uzbekistan in his homeland, Ostad Abbos Kosimov is joined by the CalArts Persian and World Percussion Ensembles and his own Abbos Ensemble for an evening of traditional Uzbek and Tajik percussion music and dance.

April 10 | California E.A.R. Unit

Visually, theatrically and electrically charged compositions form the latest evening from Los Angeles' adventurous new music ensemble, highlighting composers Miguel Azguime, Chris Tonkin, David Dvorin and Shaun Naidoo.

April 14–17 | David J: Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick)

Part delirious one-woman show, part avant-garde rock concert, this production written and directed by David J, co-founder of the seminal goth bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, finds new mythic dimensions in the rise and eventual drug and vodka-fueled crash of Andy Warhol muse Edie.

May 8 | Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra: What's New?

In celebration of the school's 25th anniversary, the young virtuosi of the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra are joined by world-renowned jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid to perform world premieres by Reid, Peter Askim, Pierre Jalbert and Jan Radzynski.

May 9 | Gutbucket Chamber Orchestra

The twelve-year-old Brooklyn-based quartet pushes composer-driven, art-rock-tainted chamber jazz into new terrain and boldly proclaims its voice. Gutbucket's West Coast debut celebrates their most recent recording Flock.

May 15–17 | Sofia Gubaidulina

Four programs present a kaleidoscopic view of the career of one of the great living composers, Sofia Gubaidulina. Now in her 79th year, Gubaidulina makes a rare U.S. appearance to share an intensity unrivaled in today's contemporary music scene.

June 10–11 | Partch

Under the direction of John Schneider, The Harry Partch Ensemble and an amazing array of custom-built instruments return to REDCAT"s stage for a concert and film screening that celebrates the inimitable music of American composer Harry Partch.

THEATER

Jan 19-23 | Betontanc and Umka.lv: Show Your Face!

A virtuosic layering of puppetry, physical theater, dance, and music, this contemporary parable follows Little Branko, a faceless snowsuit transformed by puppeteers into a modern-day Everyman, on a dark odyssey through the 20th century.

February 3–5 | George Herms: The Artist's Life

Known as one of the founders of California assemblage and an influential figure of the Beat generation, George Herms premieres a new free jazz opera that features large-scale sculptural instruments, live and recorded video and a seven-piece orchestra led by jazz legend Bobby Bradford.

April 1–2 | Lemi Ponifasio/MAU: Tempest: Without a Body

From its ominous beginning to its shattered conclusion, this visually stunning work is a ferocious and awe-inspiring reflection on personal liberty and our current world that entwines formally precise dancing with elements of theater, Polynesian ritual and social activism.

April 14–17 | David J: Silver for Gold (The Odyssey of Edie Sedgwick)

Part delirious one-woman show, part avant-garde rock concert, this production written and directed by David J, co-founder of the seminal goth bands Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, finds new mythic dimensions in the rise and eventual drugs and vodka-fuelled crash of Andy Warhol muse Edie.

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12.13.2010

@ The HAMMER - 75 Years of DC Comics


75 Years of DC Comics Within its short 75-year lifespan, DC Comics has created and destroyed entire cities, worlds, and universes with a cast of characters that includes the titans of the Superhero world. Comedian, actor, and writer Patton Oswalt will moderate a discussion among author Paul Levitz, DC Comics’ Jim Lee (Co-Publisher of DC Comics), and Geoff Johns (Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment), the creative and editorial superheroes behind the pages of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Green Lantern, who will discuss the pulp origins of DC Comics’ story lines and characters, as well as the future of digital publishing.

The discussion will be followed by a booksigning of Paul Levitz’s recently published 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Published by TASCHEN, this single most comprehensive book on DC Comics (with 720 pages and weighing nearly 16 pounds) includes more than 2,000 images—covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles—reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to life. The book includes year-by-year timelines that fold out to nearly four feet and biographies of the legends who built DC Comics, the largest English language publisher of comic books in the world.

Patton Oswalt is a comedian, writer, and actor, and author of the forthcoming Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. As a comedian, Oswalt has shot three TV specials and three critically acclaimed albums, and starred in the documentary The Comedians of Comedy. His Comedy Central One Hour Special My Weakness Is Strong received a Grammy nomination and in 2009 Oswalt won critical acclaim in the feature film Big Fan. Oswalt also provided the voice for Remy, the rat, in Pixar’s Oscar-winning Ratatouille. He tours regularly both nationally and internationally.

Paul Levitz is the author of 75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Levitz is a comic-book fan who has worked as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, editor of the Batman titles and others, writer of over 300 stories—including an acclaimed run on Legion of Super-Heroes—and a DC Comics executive, finishing his 38-year stint with the company as President and Publisher. He returned to writing in 2010 with a new series of Legion stories and other projects.

Jim Lee is the Co-Publisher of DC Comics with Dan DiDio. He has illustrated several titles including Batman: Hush, Superman: For Tomorrow, All Star Batman and Robin, The Boy Wonder, WildC.A.T.s, and the forthcoming Dark Knight: Boy Wonder. He has received a Harvey Award, an Inkpot Award, and three Wizard Fan Awards in recognition of his work.


Geoff Johns began his comics career writing Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. and JSA for DC Comics. He has worked on several titles including The Flash, Green Lantern, Action Comics, Teen Titans, and 52, and wrote the bestselling graphic novel Superman: Brainiac. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

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12.09.2010

Art Opening- WRECK the WALLS @ SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS GALLERY Saturday 12.11.

Subliminal Projects Gallery presents Wreck the Walls, a group exhibition on view December 11, through January 15, 2011. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, December 11, from 5-9p.

Wreck the Walls includes works by over 30 artists, established and emerging, who have helped shape the artistic spirit influenced by their times. Rebellious pioneers of their artistic genres, who came from a background where there are few rules and anything is possible, have helped pave the way for a younger generation of artists who are influenced by their prevailing subculture. From gallery to street art, this show expresses each artist's divergence and individuality, offering a visual cornucopia of painting, photography, mixed media, works on paper, digital prints, sculpture, graphic design, and illustration.

This show seeks to allow the viewer a window into the myriad worlds of a group of artists whose careers span over two cultural generations, and whose individual visions create a disjointed mosaic. Their works recall the vastly differing self-perceptions cultivated in a patchwork art world constantly seeking to define and redefine itself. Wreck the Walls embraces the multiple identities of the artistic practice, and rather than seeking to congeal the complex layers of artistic vision that make up the culture, the show celebrates distinct perceptions by juxtaposing artists, whether established or emerging, who reject uniformity in a culture that defies singular classifications.

OPENING RECEPTION:
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2010 - 5-9p

EXHIBITION DATES:
12.11 - 1.15 2011

Participating Artists include:

Alan Shaffer, Alejandro Gehry, Andy Moses, Bertil Petersson, Billy Al Bengston, Blek Le Rat, Curtis Kulig, David Ellis, David Yow, Ed Moses, Ellwood T. Risk, Erik Foss, Eric Schwartz, Eric White, Evan Hecox, Greg Lamarche, Jason Alper, John Van Hamersveld, Kelly Berg, Laddie John Dill, Larry Bell, Martha Cooper, Monica Canilao, Retna, Robbie Conal, Ryan McGinness, Ryan Travis Christian, Skullphone, Swoon, Tim Biskup, Vanessa Prage

12.07.2010

Sunday 12.12. @ the FOWLER MUSEUM - Fowler on the Town: Adam Silverman and Heath Ceramics


Fowler on the Town: Adam Silverman and Heath Ceramics

Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today. At Heath Los Angeles, an extension of the Sausalito-based company, studio director and potter Adam Silverman continues the company’s designer/maker tradition by producing one-of-a-kind and custom-made small works. Take a tour of Life in Ceramics, then join Silverman at Heath for an informal tour and Q & A about his own work creating functional wares and art.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 1–4 p

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12.03.2010

Sun, Dec 5, @ Royce Hall - Alice Coltrane Tribute featuring McCoy Tyner, Kyp Malone, Nels Cline, Flying Lotus and special guests.


A host of all-star musicians pay tribute to jazz legend Alice Coltrane at UCLA, the site of her historic 1976 recording Transfiguration. Led by Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio, Rain Machine) and co-curated by famed record producer Ian Brennan, the night will feature inspirational and improvisatory music with jazz keyboard legend and John Coltrane collaborator McCoy Tyner, guitarist Nels Cline (Wilco), acclaimed Dutch free-improvisation drummer Han Bennink, free jazz saxophone great Daniel Carter, jazz violin pioneer Michael White with vocalist Leisei Chen and harpist and vocalist Radha Botofasina--plus Alice Coltrane’s great-nephew and rising modern rock/electronic star Flying Lotus and others.

Sun, Dec 5, 2010 @7P
Royce Hall

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12.02.2010

@ CINEFAMILY - The 2nd Annual Los Angeles Animation Festival 12.3. through 12.7.

Animation fans rejoice -- The Los Angeles Animation Festival International comes to Cinefamily, from December 3rd-7th. Cinefamily is thrilled to be working with the producers of LA's own animation festival on this wonderful artistic enterprise -- and this year’s events include the U.S. premiere of the new Jan Svankmajer feature, Pixar's Teddy Newton discussing his acclaimed hand drawn/3D/CG short Day & Night, and guest of honor Will Vinton presenting his short films, specials, commercials and a 25th anniversary screening of his 1985 Claymation feature The Adventures of Mark Twain. And that's only the beginning; the festival will premiere screenings of high-quality contemporary international animated features, including the new Chinese independent feature Piercing 1, the red-hot Japanese anime mindblower Redline, and Sylvain Chomet’s new masterpiece The Illusionist. In addition, musician/artist/filmmaker Brent Green will narrate and perform the soundtrack of his new mixed media movie, and they will close the festival with a live rock ‘n roll soundtrack to the trippy cult classic Fantastic Planet! Artists’ panels, competition screenings, parties and award presentations -- a true international animation festival with something for everyone!


The LAAF Festival Pass allows you free guaranteed entry into every show in the fest, early admittance to any show, and admission into all LAAF festival parties!

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