Listings for Film/Screenings (146)

The Bride of Frankenstein

October 31, 2016, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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In James Whale’s follow-up to his 1931 Frankenstein, Mary Shelley reveals that the main characters of her novel have survived. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) is urged by the mad Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) to build Frankenstein’s monster a female companion. The monster (Boris Karloff), meanwhile, discovers joy, tragedy, and, most frequently, fear-driven hatred in his interactions with humans. The monster only wants companionship, but he remains misunderstood and loathed because of his appearance.

Guillermo del Toro has spoken of The Bride of Frankenstein as both an inspiration and as a favorite film. He’s called Boris Karloff’s monster one of his favorite freaks of the screen. Karloff’s performance, endearing in its misunderstood innocence, encourages the viewer to sympathize with, rather than detest, the lonely man-made man. In an introduction to the film at an Academy screening series, del Toro explained part of its appeal: “For me, it’s an incredibly important movie because I’ve been a misfit and a freak of a very large size all my life. The moment I discovered the Creature I discovered in him a twin soul. And in his suffering, and in his disenfranchisement, emotionally I found a kindred spirit.”

Fuel for Nightmares is a curated series of Guillermo del Toro’s inspirations, influences, and favorite films. Screening in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters.

For this night only, Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters will remain open after the museum closes. Admission to Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters from 5 pm to 8 pm is included with movie ticket purchase. Please note that all other museum galleries will close at 5 pm.
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Costumes (that don’t protrude, or cause obstructed movement) are welcome but please leave your large bags, backpacks, and props at home.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day: Celebration and Film Screening with special guest Norman Lear

October 30, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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Celebration and Film Screening with Special Guest Norman Lear

Celebrate the creative contributions of military veterans in observance of Veterans in the Arts and Humanities Day in Los Angeles County. View compelling short films created in the Veterans Make Movies program, a series of workshops designed by LACMA in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library that teaches veterans how to capture their unique perspectives in film. After the screening, Norman Lear, World War II veteran and revolutionary television writer, producer, and director, will discuss his latest projects, including how he involved veterans in a reimagining of the sitcom One Day at a Time for Netflix. Additional guest speakers will join in commemorating the day, followed by a complimentary wine reception for attendees.

Schedule
1–1:30 pm | Screening
1:30–2:15 pm | Ceremony and interview with Norman Lear
2:15–3 pm | Reception

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Pan’s Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno)

October 28, 2016, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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Pan’s Labyrinth tells the story of Ophelia, a girl whose love of fairy tales is contrasted with the harsh reality of early-Francoist Spain. In 1944, Ophelia (Ivana Baquero) goes to live with her pregnant mother (Ariadne Gil) and her new stepfather, a sadistic army captain (Sergi Lopez). One night, Ophelia is led by a fairy to an ancient labyrinth, where a mysterious faun (Doug Jones, who also plays the labyrinth’s child-eating Pale Man) tells her she’s the reincarnation of the underworld’s lost Princess Moanna. In order to prove her identity, she must enter the fantastical world and complete a series of three terrifying tasks. However, the world above, the human realm of rebels and executions and ideology, is even more threatening. Pan’s Labyrinth is hauntingly beautiful, a fairy tale in the pre-Disney tradition; children aren’t protected from a world filled with violence, cruelty, darkness, and death. The film was well received at Cannes, and went on to receive numerous awards, including Oscars for Cinematography, Make-up, and Art Direction and nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Foreign Language Film. Visually sumptuous and both delicate and brutal, Pan’s Labyrinth, like its relative The Devil’s Backbone, shows a child insisting on the freedom to choose in a world darkened by fascism.

Special guests will be announced closer to screening date.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Free Screening: The Art of More

October 27, 2016, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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ncludes a conversation with actor Dennis Quaid, actor Cary Elwes, and actor Christian Cooke

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The Art of More stars Christian Cooke as former soldier Graham Connor who shakes off his blue collar Brooklyn roots and gains access to an elite society through his connections with a smuggling ring he encountered during his tour in Iraq. Dennis Quaid stars as charismatic real estate shark Samuel Brukner, a Machiavellian master of money and power who is one part charm and one part intimidation. He is the life of the party, but when it comes to his money, he can be both ruthless and corrupt. Cary Elwes is Arthur Davenport, a shrewd and eccentric world-class collector of art and illegal antiquities who mentors Connor, and Kate Bosworth portrays Roxanna Whitman, daughter of the CEO of one of New York’s oldest and most respected auction houses. Although she was born into this exclusive world and thrives in it, Roxana is riddled with insecurities that drive her to be a formidable executive in her own right. Premiering on Crackle, Sony’s streaming network, in November 2015, The Art of More garnered rave reviews, and generated more than two million views within the first month. The second season delves deeper into the high-stakes world of New York’s cutthroat fine art and memorabilia world and continues to explore the blurred lines between ambition and greed, revenge and crime. What’s the ultimate “price” individuals will pay when huge egos and huge money are involved?

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The Night of the Hunter

October 25, 2016, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow in the hopes of gaining the $10,000 her husband stole in a robbery, but her young children refuse to divulge the location of their father’s money.

Fuel for Nightmares is a curated series of Guillermo del Toro’s inspirations, influences, and favorite films. Screening in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters.

Every year LACMA provides free admission (and a free bus!) to take many disadvantaged and grateful folks to Andell Family Sundays!

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Film Screening: Desert/Ocean

October 22, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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The Desert/Ocean program pairs two iconic experimental films of the 1960s: Walter De Maria’s Hardcore and Michael Snow’s Wavelengthboth of which address the expansive landscapes of the ocean and the desert in unexpected ways through sound and vision. De Maria once observed that “the desert is the most aesthetic place in the world, outside of the ocean, maybe more than the ocean.” Taking up this provocation, the screenings will be followed by a conversation between Jane McFadden and James Nisbet, two of the leading scholars of De Maria’s artwork, and moderated by Jennifer King, LACMA’s associate curator of contemporary projects.

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Cronos

October 21, 2016, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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Guillermo del Toro’s 1993 feature film debut as writer and director is a lush and frightening take on the vampire myth, which drew early admirers and established del Toro’s ability to bend genre and create sympathetic, complex monsters. In the 16th century, an alchemist created a mechanical scarab that could grant eternal life, along with a few bloody side effects. Four-and-a-half centuries later, the device falls into the hands of an elderly antique dealer, Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi, who became part of del Toro’s informal repertory company), who winds up the machine and unknowingly sets the scarab—and those who know its power and want it for themselves—into action. The dying Dieter de la Guardia (Claudio Brook) and his nephew Angel (Ron Perlman) are ready to kill for Gris’s eternal life. As Gris begins to crave blood and fear sunlight, he still attempts to maintain his loving relationship with his granddaughter Aurora. Cronos might be a vampire movie, but del Toro purposely avoids many tropes associated with the genre. The movie’s focus therefore isn’t romance or sexualized blood-sucking, but is instead loss, addiction, family relationships, and the passage of time—even immortality doesn’t allow one to turn back the clock. At once beautiful and terrifying, it has the feel of a dream with a life of its own that became the motivating power of all of the director’s projects.

Special guests will be announced closer to screening date.

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Film Screening: By Sidney Lumet

October 14, 2016, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California

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Film legend Sidney Lumet (1924–2011) tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008. With candor, humor, and grace, Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being. The documentary features clips from Lumet’s films—44 films made in 50 years—including Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, 12 Angry Men, Network, and Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. Peabody and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Nancy Buirski (Afternoon of a Faun, The Loving Story) combines these elements to create a portrait of one of the most accomplished, influential, and socially conscious directors in the history of cinema. By Sidney Lumet reveals the spiritual and ethical lessons at the core of his work. First and foremost a storyteller, Lumet’s strongly moral tales capture the dilemmas and concerns of a society struggling with essentials: how does one behave to others and to oneself?

Q&A with Nancy Buirski and guests will follow the screening.

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Movie Nights at the Museum: “Guns & Mothers”

September 9, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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Two advocacy groups, The Million Moms and the Second Amendment Sisters, are diametrically opposed on gun control, but they agree on one point: mothers will and should have a voice in determining gun control policy in America. ‘Guns & Mothers’ explores the grassroots beliefs of both movements by focusing on two different women, living in two different Americas: one in Brooklyn, the other in rural Pennsylvania. Q&A, speaker TBA

Big Sunday has worked with LAMP Community and OPCC in all kinds of ways, including providing welcome baskets full of housewares for scores of residents being moved into permanent housing.

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Free Movie Night at the Musuem: “The Take”

September 23, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Skid Row History Museum and Archive, 440 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, California

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This documentary tells the story of thirty employees who – in the wake of Argentina’s dramatic economic collapse in 2001 – walk into their factory, roll out sleeping mats, and refuse to leave. They’re part of a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system. But their success is far from secure. Like every workplace occupation, they have to run the gauntlet of courts, cops and politicians who can either give their project legal protection or violently evict them from the factory.

Q&A with Kayla, founder of the Democracy @ Work – West LA Action Group, a passionate advocate for economic justice, about how the worker coop model can be used to run forms of local government, for example a neighborhood council.

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