Wednesday, December 8, 2010

UCLA Screenings

LES ILLUSIONISTES: A CELEBRATION OF FRENCH ANIMATION
Through Monday, December 13

Like its live-action counterpart, French animation has historically been an auteur-driven affair and more recent French animators appear no less driven by personal vision. Our series continues on 12/11 with The Turning Table (1988) and the sci-fi cult classic Fantastic Planet (1973), followed by Chronopolis (1982) on 12/13!


THE LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES
Friday, December 10 @ 7:30 p.m.

The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together the Archive and Outfest to preserve and restore queer film and video.

Please join us for Chocolate Babies (1997), a scathingly funny and tender film in which a band of fed-up HIV-positive African American drag queens launch an underground terror campaign to fight for justice.

This event also celebrates the release of “War Diaries,” a collection of poems, short stories and personal essays reflecting on the experiences of black queer men internationally in the era of AIDS.


PLAYTIME: THE "MUSICAL COMEDIES" OF MIGUEL GOMES
Friday, December 17 & Saturday, December 18

Portuguese director Miguel Gomes has vaulted to the forefront of international attention with just two features and half a dozen shorts, each of which blur the boundaries between fiction and non-fiction, fairytales and reality, childhood and adulthood resulting in what Dennis Lim describes as "an expansive, kaleidoscopic experience." Gomes’ lo-fi, whimsical aesthetic cuts through cinematic cynicism with an irresistible sense of play. Join us for a two-day appreciation of his work that starts with Our Beloved Month of August (2008), followed by The Face You Deserve (2004), Entretanto (2002), and Cantico Das Criaturas (2006).

IN PERSON: Ernest Hardy and Tisa Bryant, editors, “War Diaries”; Kevin Simmonds, contributor, “War Diaries”; Pato Hebert, AIDS Project Los Angeles; Keith M. Harris, UC Riverside.

New Internships Listed at the Hollywood Temp Diaries

Talent PR agency seeks part-time spring intern, with an interest in gaining experience in personal publicity and events. Responsibilities: maintaining media lists and databases, servicing clips, administrative support, answering phones, research, preparing outgoing packages and attending client events. We are looking for someone who is reliable and professional, proficient in Word/Excel, a strong communicator, detail-oriented and have an interest in a career in PR. This is an unpaid internship. Email: Neil@slate-pr.com

Hollywood based boutique public relations firm, which specializes in talent and entertainment publicity, is currently accepting intern applications for Spring 2011. Applicants should have an interest in public relations, and be energetic, reliable, hardworking and professional. This is a very hands-on experience. Intern duties will include, but are not limited to: updating media contacts, updating premiere and event lists, assisting with press kits, covering desks, answering phones, scheduling, updating Facebook account, etc. This is not a paid internship, and candidates must be eligible to receive school credit and available to work two full days a week. Please submit cover letter and resume to mcclureassistant@aol.com

Learn Marketing, PR, Branding, Entertainment and Events at a boutique agency. We want bright, ambitious, enthusiastic, organized, focused, detailed oriented people with good computer skills and a laptop. Work approximately 10-20 flexible hours a week from your home (anywhere), or our corporate "home-quarters" by Downtown Culver City. Unpaid, but priceless knowledge, opportunities, and references. If interested tell us why you are a good candidate in 2 paragraphs + resume: email: Tiffanybradshaw@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Screening of censored video "Fire in My Belly"

Joining the protest against censorship, CB1 Gallery will be screening the original 13-minute version of David Wojnarowicz's video, "A Fire in My Belly," at the gallery during this Thursday's LA Downtown Art Walk, December 9. The video will be screened from noon - 9 p.m. at CB1 Gallery, 207 W 5th. St, Los Angeles, CA 90013. Screening will continue throughout the weekend.

From the CB1 Gallery website:
CB1 Gallery disagrees with the Smithsonian’s decision to withdraw the artist’s 1987 video piece “A Fire in My Belly” from the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition entitled “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.”

In a 1989 interview Wojnarowicz spoke about the role of animals as symbolic imagery in his work, stating, “Animals allow us to view certain things that we wouldn’t allow ourselves to see in regard to human activity. In the Mexican photographs with the coins and the clock and the gun and the Christ figure and all that, I used the ants as a metaphor for society because the social structure of the ant world is parallel to ours.”

The call for the removal of “A Fire in My Belly” by Catholic League president William Donahue is based on his misinterpretation that this work was “hate speech pure and simple.” This statement insults the legacy of Wojnarowicz, who dedicated his life to activism and the arts community. David Wojnarowicz’s work is collected by international museums including the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Whitney Museum, The Library of Congress, The New York Public Library, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Reina Sofia in Madrid, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, etc. Wojnarowicz is also an established writer; his most well known memoirs are Close to the Knives and Memories That Smell Like Gasoline, which are included on many university syllabi.

In 1992 the artist won a historic Supreme Court case, David Wojnarowicz v. American Family Association. The courts sided with Wojnarowicz after he filed suit against Donald Wildmon and the American Family Association, who copied, distorted and disseminated the artist’s images in a pamphlet to speak out against the NEA’s funding of exhibits that included art works of Wojnarowicz and other artists. We are deeply troubled that the remarks, which led to the removal of David’s work from Hide/Seek, so closely resemble those of the past. Wojnarowicz’s fight for freedom of artistic expression, once supported by the highest court, is now challenged again. In his absence, we know that his community, his supporters, and the many who believe in his work will carry his convictions forward.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Internship at Wonderland Sound and Vision

Jeff Grosevnor '04 is seeking a spring intern at Wonderland Sound and Vision.

Wonderland is the production company of Terminator: Salvation director McG. Below is a list of reasons Jeff thinks you should intern at Wonderland this Spring.

 1.  TV Pilot Season
 2.  McG is doing post production on our FOX movie, THIS MEANS WAR starring Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine
 3.  4 TV SHOWS in production and on air (CHUCK, SUPERNATURAL, NIKITA and HUMAN TARGET)
 4.  New development for both film and TV
 5.  Small company with a lot going on...
 6.  I am a nice guy

Please contact Jeff directly if you are interested.
O: 310.659.4451 | F: 310.659.4482