Friday, February 4, 2011

Film Composer George Delerue Tribute

Please Join Us for a Screening of this New Documentary on French New Wave Composer Georges Delerun, followed by a Panel on Film Score Composing - Free Admission!


In the Tracks of
George Delerue


Saturday, February 5 - 2:00 PM
In collaboration with the Society of Composers and Lyricists.
IN THE TRACKS OF GEORGES DELERUE (BANDES ORIGINALES: GEORGES DELERUE), 2010, 73 min. Dir. Pascale Cuenot. This documentary traces the fascinating career of one of the world’s most inspiring film music composers, Oscar and Emmy award winner Georges Delerue, known for his lovely scores in, among many other titles, French New Wave classics JULES AND JIM, SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER and CONTEMPT for directors Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.

Introduction by Pascale Cuenot and by Georges Delerue's long life partner and wife, Colette Delerue. Discussion with Dan Carlin, Frederic Talgorn, Gayle Levant and Richard Kraft.

Refreshments of coffee, wine, and cheese following the film.

This is a free event – first come, first served.
Sponsored by Variety, ASCAP, French Film & TV Office, TV5 Monde
Saturday, February 5 - 2:00 PM



The Cinematheque will present several more free panels during Oscar Season with the nominated editors, art directors, set decorators and more. See our website for details.
www.americancinematheque.com

Don't forget to get your tickets to see the Beatles in Concert. This event is also going to sell out.

Friday, February 11 – 7:30 PM- Egyptian Theatre

THE BEATLES’ COMPLETE FIRST AMERICAN CONCERT, 1964, 90 min. The phenomenon known as "Beatlemania" arrived on American shores from Great Britain when The Beatles landed at New York’s Kennedy airport for their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964. On February 11, the group performed their first U.S. concert at the Coliseum in Washington, D.C. This is the original broadcast, unseen in its entirety since March 1964, will be shown in stunning, first-generation picture quality. Includes performances by Leslie Gore and the Beach Boys. [Digital] Host Domenic Priore (author of Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood) will be joined by rock 'n' roll visual archivist Ron Furmanek and Alan Boyd, director of the documentary ENDLESS HARMONY: THE BEACH BOYS STORY, in bringing this unique program back to the big screen again after 47 years. Additional guests TBA. Buy Tickets

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Upcoming Events

Director and Writer to Introduce Key Lowrider Film,

Boulevard Nights (1979), at Oxy Cinematheque

February 10, 2011 at 7 p.m. in Johnson 200


February 2, 2011 Film and Media Studies’ Cinematheque series is pleased to announce its next film, Boulevard Nights (1979), will be introduced by its director, Michael Pressman (via Skype), and the film’s screenwriter, Desmond Nakano, will also be in person at the screening. The discussion and screening begin at 7 p.m. this coming Thursday, February 10, in Johnson 200. CSP 99* credit is available for this event.

In 1979, this classic lowrider film was boycotted by Chicano students as stereotyping Chicanos as gangsters, used by the L.A. Sheriffs as an excuse to close down cruising on Whittier Boulevard, but it remains hailed today by generations of lowriders and L.A. residents as a key document of lowriding and Chicano life in East L.A. Boulevard Nights has reached cult film status with Kid Frost using scenes from the film in one of his music videos and fans remixing scenes on YouTube.
The screening is being co-sponsored by Oxy’s ICC and is also part of Oxy’s Spring “Street Art: Speech, Identity, and the Public Sphere” series, which encompasses a number of cultural events on campus and in the community that investigate Northeast L.A.’s rich street arts, diverse racial heritage, and democratic negotiations.

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Katie Mills, Film & Media Studies, who has studied the film and the ways L.A. Sheriffs used the film as a pretense to shut down lowriding on Whittier Boulevard. Her research extends from the original boycotts to the present-day celebration of the film.
Occidental’s Cinematheque series is run this semester by Professor Paul Reinsch, Film & Media Studies. For more information on Cinematheque, contact Professor Reinsch (preinsch@oxy.edu); for more information on Boulevard Nights, contact Professor Mills (mills@oxy.edu); for more information on the ICC, contact Program Assistant Andrea Magana.

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Does the Internet Threaten Democracy?


Evgeny Morozov

When opponents of the Iranian government took to the streets in 2009, they also took to the Internet, linking Tehran protestors with supporters around the world, spreading heart-wrenching photographs and videos of the dead. The movement they fomented came to be called the Twitter Revolution. But the Internet isn't just for those who challenge dictatorship. Authoritarian regimes and repressive political movements around the world have harnessed the web for their own ends. Russians against immigration use Google Maps to make public the home addresses of ethnic minorities, who suffer harassment as a result. In Lebanon, the most active users of new media are aligned with Hezbollah. And Chinese officials pay Internet users to write pro-government comments. Does the web empower dictators as much as it does their opponents, and perhaps even more so? Stanford visiting scholar and Net Effect blogger Evgeny Morozov, author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom, visits Zócalo to explain why the Internet isn't always a cure for repression, and why it may even be a threat to democracy.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th, 2011, 7:30 PM

The Actors' Gang
9070 Venice Blvd
Culver City, CA

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A SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE OSCAR® NOMINATED FILM


WASTE LAND




Directed by LUCY WALKER
Co-Directed by JOÃO JARDIM & KAREN HARLEY
Produced by ANGUS AYNSLEY & HANK LEVINE
Executive Produced by FERNANDO MEIRELLES
Music by MOBY

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

7:30 PM - Screening
9:00 PM - Discussion with LUCY WALKER, ANGUS AYNSLEY, & MOBY
9:30 PM – Reception to follow

THE LANDMARK
10850 West Pico Blvd. (at Westwood Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 474-6291

RSVP REQUIRED: rsvp@tcdm-associates.com

Please indicate your affiliation and if you will be bringing a guest.

Seats are not reserved are on a first come/first serve basis

Arrive early for seating and to accommodate parking.

Parking is Free!


ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE
Best Documentary

*WINNER Sundance Film Festival 2010**
Audience Award for Best World Cinema Documentary

**WINNER 2010 IDA Documentary Awards**
Distinguished Feature Documentary

**WINNER Berlin International Film Festival 2010**
Audience Award Panorama Publikumspreis for Best Film

**WINNER International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam**
Audience Award


WASTE LAND is currently in theaters,
visit www.wastelandmovie.com for more information
www.arthousefilmsonline.com

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Octávio Camargo - "Oral tradition: The Legacy of Hellenism in the Development of Neo-Latin Languages" (Lecture Series)

Lecture Series at Occidental College Begins Tonight
The Braun Room in the Main Library
1600 Campus Rd get map
Los Angeles, CA
Wed, Feb 2, 7pm

During his Los Angeles residency, Octávio Camargo, will offer four lectures in collaboration with Occidental College.

Tonight, the topic is "Oral tradition: The Legacy of Hellenism in the Development of Neo-Latin Languages." For more than 10 years, Octavio Cámargo has used different translations of the Iliad as a way to explore location and territory and reflect on contemporary speech about site-specificity. During this lecture, Camargo will present his experience of staging Homer in Brazil.

For future dates and topics, visit outpost-art.org.

Brazilian Video Screenings -- Every Friday night in February
at Outpost HQ
7 - 10 pm; People are free to come and go as they please.

As a special component to his Los Angeles residency, which is establishing a platform for exchange between the U.S. and Brazil, Octávio Camargo will host a series of screenings each Friday evening in February at Outpost HQ to share an archive of Brazilian videos entitled Shared Circuits/ Circuitos Compartilhados, collected and organized by Brazilian curator, Goto. The archive spans from the years 1970 to 2007 and consists of 34 DVDs.

Visitors will be asked to help select the videos screened.

To reference the archive, visit www.circuitoscompartilhados.org.

These programs are being offered through Outpost for Contemporary Art's residency program in collaboration with Occidental College. Curitiba-based, Brazilian artist, composer and theatre director, Octávio Camargo, is in residence from January 14 - March 4, 2011

Octávio Camargo's collaborative practice incorporates site specificity, social art and urban interventionism, with interdisciplinary activities in the fields of theatre, poetry and musical composition. He has taught Aesthetics and Harmony at the University of Arts in Parana (EMBAP), Brazil, since 1992. Camargo also collaborates with errantbodies press - as a writer and co-editor of the Surface Tension series with Ken Ehrlich (Los Angeles) and Brandon Labelle (Copenhagen).

SUPPORT: This residency and its related public programs are made possible with support from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, The University of Music and Fine Arts of Paraná, The National Performance Network, the Cultural Foundation of Curitiba. Curitiba's Oficina de Musica, and Occidental College.

For more information about Outpost and its programs, email info@outpost-art.org or visit outpost-art.org.

Outpost's headquarters are located in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Outpost HQ is open Wednesday - Saturday from 12-4pm.
1268 N. Ave 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042
office (323) 982-9461

Soccer Like Never Before, by Hellmuth Costard (Film Exhibition))

Sunday February 6, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Soccer Like Never Before, by Hellmuth Costard

At the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 – 8846
Note the change in location!

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153087

Long before the films Zidane and Kobe Doin' Work singularly followed their titular characters, German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard made the film that served as a model for both, Soccer Like Never Before, by following George Best through one match of Manchester United in 1970. What better way to get away from the Super Bowl then through this absorbing film of football as defined by the rest of the world?

"This hypnotic portrait of Man U legend George Best trains six cameras on the revered footballer over the complete course of a match against Coventry City. Made at the height of Best's fame and tabloid notoriety, Costard's film focuses insistently on Best—warming up, looking restless and bored, waiting tactically to unleash his genius—rather than the on-pitch action to arrive at a sublime and revealing rumination on celebrity and a tantalizing glimpse of the man behind the myth." - BAMcinématek

This screening made possible through the generosity of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/enindex.htm
Special thanks to Annette Rupp and Stefan Kloo.

Soccer like never before
(Fußball wie noch nie)(aka Football Like Never Before)
by Hellmuth Costard (1970, color, 105 min., 16mm, screening from DVD)

The sun shone on Old Trafford on 12th September 1970 as Manchester United beat Coventry 2:0 in a league match. It was not an important victory; that season Man Utd would only be also-rans in the race for the championship. But a record was preserved of the match that is probably unique in the history of film and television. Using eight 16mm cameras, Hellmuth Costard, one of the most important experimental filmmakers in German cinema of the 60s and 70s, followed every move over the 90 minutes of the man in the red jersey with the number 11 - traditionally associated with the conventional outside left, but here worn by the mercurial George Best.

There are hardly any wide shots in this film, the cameras are trained on George Best throughout, and we follow the progress of the game only through his actions and reactions. We only see the ball when it comes near Best, and most of the time it is only Best in shot. The viewer can only guess what his happening on the pitch to make the 24 year old star from Belfast run, sprint, turn, pull up or stand still. We don't even see the second goal, just Best's lay-off that sets up the chance. Only when he congratulates Bobby Charlton do we realize who has scored. And it is only by observing the markings on the grass that we realize how little time Best spends in the vicinity of his own penalty area. Football As Never Before is a film without cut away shots, which makes it the exact opposite of most television today. Even the crowd is only a blur in the background.

What at first seems like an eccentric experiment turns in the course of the film into something much more valuable: never before has the spectator had such a clear view of a player's progress through a match and his attempts to "read the game" - or such an insight into how carefully a player like Best paces himself. Particularly in the first half he spends far more time waiting for the ball than in possession of it. At times he seems to be just standing around hands on hips, at others he strolls around the pitch like a man out for a walk - even the referee overtakes him en route to the opponents' goal. And then, out of nowhere, he explodes into action, as he does for the first goal.

With the passing of time, Football As Never Before seems like an exercise in nostalgia, and not only because George Best's decline from the status of football icon has been so widely reported in the media. Nowadays football is much faster and more athletic; any Premier League manager of today, faced with a player who runs as little as Best, would substitute him at half time. The demand for total commitment must have been less unremitting in those days. So there is hardly a nasty foul to be seen, no one rolling on the ground theatrically to get an opponent booked, and certainly no arguments with the referee. And the absence of perimeter fencing to keep the crowd off the pitch would be almost inconceivable now.

The professional game today is surrounded by a lot of media hot air, with players encouraged to give an opinion on every trivial incident. Football As Never Before is a film without any kind of verbal commentary. When the players go off at half time in Costard's film, the camera seems to follow Best until the star suddenly stops and looks straight into the lens - calmly, without saying a word. The shot seems to communicate his thoughts about the match, like an interview without words - until closer inspection of the state of Best's beard shows this sequence was filmed on a different day.

The green grass of the Old Trafford pitch becomes on screen a shimmering blue-grey, as bleached and faded as the pale blue jerseys of Coventry City. The contrast makes United's red shirts seem even more intense - like a fervent political statement. At around the same time the German documentary duo Rolf Schübel and Theo Gallehr were filming a workers' strike. The title of their film was Rote Fahnen sieht man besser (Red Flags are Easier to See). Football As Never Before is a film that celebrates the iconic use of colour. As the Frankfurter Rundschau commented at the time, its concentration on one player actually shows "the true extent to which the sport is all about teamwork". For such a politically aware filmmaker as Costard, reviews like that in 1970 would have been music to his ears.


Credits
Production format 16 mm
Production Werner Grassmann
Director, Screenplay, Editor Hellmuth Costard
Camera Wolfgang Fischer, Jürgen Jürges, Peter Kaiser
Sound Horst Frigero
Actors George Best

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2011 is our 36th year.
Memberships available, $60 single or $95 dual
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Coming soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:

Feb 13: New Urban Observations, including Thom Andersen's Get Out of the Car
Feb 20: Fred Worden: Illusions and Altercations - Fred Worden in person (at the Echo Park Film Center)

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New Job Postings

Top Below-the-Line Agency seeks executive assistant to VP in features
and television and head of commercial department. Candidates will
juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Heavy Phones.
Industry hours. Top candidates will have grace under pressure, ability
to multi-task, strong follow through skills and a working knowledge of
the physical production world. Microsoft office experience is
required. Opportunities for advancement exist. Excellent health plan
and 401K. Salary based on experience. Please send resumé, cover letter
and salary history to: akvorning@montanartists.com

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Email and Social Media Marketing Coordinator/Manager

The Wrap News, Inc. seeks a full time employee for an in-house, entry-
to mid-level email and social media marketing position for its
ItsontheGrid.com division (IOTG). Job functions include coordinating
IOTG's email marketing campaigns, listening to and participating in
online conversations about the entertainment business across various
websites and social media, client service interactions via phone and
email, monitoring and maintaining in-house marketing campaign and web
traffic statistics, and so forth.

We're looking for someone who's wicked smart and a fast learner -- web
programming skills are not at all important but familiarity with and
comfort learning web tools including Twitter, blog and CMS clients is
required. Previous experience with email and social media marketing
is preferred -- salary and title ("Coordinator" or "Manager") will be
commensurate with experience. Familiarity with film and TV
development and production, especially the key people and companies
involved in the movie business, is also preferred.

This position is subscriber- and potential subscriber-facing, so
outstanding interpersonal and client relationship skills are required.
The ideal candidate has exemplary oral and written communication
abilities, including perfect spelling and grammar. In addition, he or
she must be a well-informed fan of (if not have an outright passion
for) the entertainment business in general and movies and television
in particular, since the job requires an ear for items that will be of
interest to IOTG's potential subscriber base and the ability to weigh
in with an intelligent take from time to time.

We'd prefer someone interested in a career in marketing or journalism
(as opposed to film and TV proper), but that's not a dealbreaker.
Please send resumes to marketinggig@itsonthegrid.com along with a
cover letter/email that exhibits your ability to connect with and
engage people through your writing. Use the subject line "[your name]
- [your single favorite movie or TV show]."

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Vuguru LLC is Michael Eisner's independent, pure-play studio that develops, finances, and distributes innovative story-driven content for digital, mobile, emerging media, and traditional platforms. The studio brings premium content opportunities to advertisers and distribution partners, enabling them to connect with target audiences. Vuguru's inaugural series Prom Queen pioneered the online serial space with its unique format and distribution. Follow-up series have included Prom Queen: Summer Heat, Sam Has 7 Friends, The All-For-Nots, Foreign Body and two seasons of the Emmy-nominated Back on Topps. Vuguru's investors include Michael Eisner's Tornante Company and Rogers Media.

Vuguru is expanding its advertising sales coverage with the hiring of a Senior Account Executive in New York who will report into the Head of Sales, located in New York. The ideal candidate for this position is an independent, self-motivated and passionate sales professional who can confidently represent the brand in New York and the Northeast.

Meeting with high level decision makers
• Focusing on building an advertising base of clients and agencies
• Engaging in a consultative selling to understand and capitalize on client needs
• Building creative and unique solutions for clients
• Selling digital media, brand integration, and sponsorship packages
• Generating sales revenues from candidate's own list of leads/prior accounts
• Maintaining and updating sales pipeline
• Prospecting, lead-generation and development of new accounts
• Collaborating with Vuguru management team on sales, distribution, creative and production
• Entertaining clients
• Attending industry events

Qualifications:

• 5-7 years of media sales experience
• 3+ years of digital sales or media experience
• Experience in online video and branded entertainment is preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Proven track record of meeting and exceeding aggressive revenue targets
• Experience with both agency and client-direct sales
• Results-driven orientation
• Ability to structure and close a sale and sell on the value of a brand
• Strong presentation, networking, time management and interpersonal skills
• Must have experience in PowerPoint and Excel
• Ability to develop creative advertising programs
• Independent self-starter who comes equipped with target contacts and can get up and running with minimal top-down guidance
• High degree of integrity and business ethics
• Good working relationships and contacts at top accounts/agencies
• BA or BS required

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Social Media Company Seeks Experienced Online Community/Forum Moderator

EQAL, an established social media company is looking for an online community and forum moderator.

Candidate must be a motivated, detail-oriented, tech savvy individual. Previous moderation experience is recommended. The ideal candidate should have experience in
Customer Service/Support, a background in writing, basic HTML capabilities and a positive attitude.

Responsibilities:
- Provide technical support for all community member/user inquiries.
- Develop support material, FAQs, & best practice replies to efficiently address all user inquiries.
- Report on bug fixes and product enhancements requested by users.
- Troubleshoot on-site technical issues
- Increase user interaction through participation in Forum conversations.
- Minimal Analytic research

Requirements:
- Social Media knowledge
- Basic HTML writing/editing skills
- Fluent in Google Analytics
- Prior experience in customer service/support

* BA in English, or related area.

Please send cover letter and resume to afonseca@eqal.com for review.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Alternative Film & Video Events of Note

This Sunday we are having Filmforum's 35th Anniversary show, with marvelous films honoring Kodachrome, and a reception. At the Egyptian Theater. Come on down and celebrate the marvelous world of film with good friends!

Coming up around town:

-- Buster Keaton in "Sherlock, Jr." with Man Ray's "Emak-Bakia" (feat. live scores by Slumgum!), Wed Jan 26 @ 8:00pm, at Cinefamily

-- THE ANCHORAGE, Thurs, Jan 27 @ 7:30 PM, at UCLA Melnitz Movies

-- Traumatic Rendition: A Roman Polanski Retrospective, Jan 27-30, American Cinematheque at the Egyptian

-- Le Beau Claude: Eight Thrillers by Chabrol, Jan 28 - Feb 5, at LACMA

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents Filmforum's 35th Anniversary Show: A Celebration of Kodachrome, Sun Jan 30, 7:30pm, At the Egyptian Theater

-- Machine Project's first film, screening, Mon, Jan 31st, 8pm, at MOCA

-- Cartoon Noir, Tues Feb 1 @ 8:00pm, at Cinefamily

-- George Herms: The Artist's Life, Feb 3-5, at REDCAT

-- Colombian Avant-Garde Animation, Fri Feb 4, 7:00 P.M., at USC School of Cinematic Arts

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents Soccer Like Never Before, Sun Feb 6, 7:30pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents New Urban Observations, Sun Feb 13, 7:30pm, at the Egyptian Theater

-- Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn, Feb 14, 8:30 pm, at REDCAT

-- Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer, and Symmetry/Gates: 3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists
opening Thurs, Jan 20, 5:30-8pm, at Young Projects
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DETAILS

Wed Jan 26 @ 8:00pm / Series: Silent Wednesdays
Buster Keaton in "Sherlock, Jr."
shown with
Man Ray's "Emak-Bakia"
(feat. live scores by Slumgum!)
at Cinefamily
http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/wednesday.html#silent

Perpetually adventurous L.A.-based jazz quartet Slumgum comes to the Cinefamily to perform their live scores for two very different succulent silent treats! While Man Ray's experimental Emak-Bakia and Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. may seem like a far-out pairing, their commonalities are highly tangible: both create dream worlds full of unexpected twists, elaborate illusions, and surprising visual effects. Up first is Man Ray's legendary "cinépoéme" collage of stop-motion, rayographs, double exposures and other dense trickery, and then it's time for Sherlock Jr., starring Keaton as a film projectionist and amateur detective who daydreams his way right into the film he's running. Buster's laser-sharp timing and conceptual brilliance converges in a career zenith as his character inhabits a different concept of space and time while experiencing the film-within-the-film world edit by edit. Slumgum's unique voice -- shaped by unbridled imagination and diverse influences that include jazz, free improvisation, world music and modern classical -- brings a spontaneity that is at once visceral and refined to this evening of magical film history!
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THE ANCHORAGE - Director C.W. Winter in person!
UCLA Melnitz Movies
Thursday, January 27 @ 7:30 PM

Immersing the viewer in magnificent Swedish landscapes, this sober and meditative film reveals the beauty of nature and the beings that co-exist in harmony there: a Rousseauesque vision of a relationship between a human being and her environment. Ulla, the central character, relates in voiceover how it will be when it snows, but her expectations are disturbed with the arrival of a hunter, whose fla...shily colored clothing is out of place amidst the island's greens and browns. Shot with a minimal crew, CalArts graduate C. W. Winter's and photographer Anders Edström's first fiction feature unobtrusively combines silence and the sounds of nature in contemplative sequences, sometimes adding snatches of songs about local folklore. Ultimately, the film—winner of Locarno's Golden Leopard for Filmmaker of the Present—serves as an ode to a woman whose strength and grace are in perfect harmony with nature.

Winner Filmmakers of the Present: Locarno Film Festival, Winner LAFCA Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award

"Films in the style of The Anchorage can easily evaporate into thin air, their focus on the rhythms of quotidian life an excuse for a lack of daring and substance. The Anchorage doesn't simply avoid this trap; its mysteries are uncommonly profound and deeply felt....Winter and Edström don't simply evoke transience and fragility, dread and fortitude; they capture these invisible states through delicate yet haunting images that render them startlingly visible." - Michael Joshua Rowin, ARTFORUM

Directors: C.W. Winter, Anders Edström
Starring: Ulla Edström, Marcus Harrling, Elin Hamrén, Bengt Ohlsson
Screenwriter: C.W. Winter
Cinematography: Anders Edström
Swedish with English subtitles
35mm, 87 minutes

Official Site

* Movies are shown at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall at UCLA.
* All movies are FREE to UCLA students, staff, faculty and guests unless otherwise noted.
* Melnitz Movies is funded through the UCLA Graduate Student Association and the ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.
* Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis (one ticket per person) at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening, one hour before showtime
MELNITZ MOVIES
Email: melnitz@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu
Website: http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/melnitz/
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Traumatic Rendition: A Roman Polanski Retrospective
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian
January 27-30
http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2011/Egyptian/Roman_Polanski_ET2011.htm#KNIFE%20IN%20THE%20WATER

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, visionary director Roman Polanski turned out a seemingly unstoppable series of brilliantly paranoid dramas, thrillers and blacker-than-black comedies, including ROSEMARY'S BABY, CUL-DE-SAC, REPULSION, THE TENANT, KNIFE IN THE WATER and, arguably his greatest masterpiece, the epochal L.A. noir CHINATOWN. Despite losing his wife Sharon Tate to a brutal murder by the Manson Family, and a much-publicized absence from the U.S. due to ongoing criminal issues, Polanski has managed to weather the tastes of a changing public with nimble intelligence. The new millennium has proven to be a time of creative triumph for Polanski with the Oscar-winning THE PIANIST, a dark adaptation of OLIVER TWIST, and this year's critically-lauded and award-winning THE GHOST WRITER.

Thursday, January 27 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: KNIFE IN THE WATER, 1962, Janus/Criterion, 94 min.
40th Anniversary! MACBETH, 1971, Sony Repertory, 140 min.

Friday, January 28 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: CHINATOWN, 1974, Paramount, 131 min. Dir. Roman Polanski.
THE TENANT, 1976, Paramount, 125 min.

Saturday, January 29 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: REPULSION, 1965, Sony Repertory, 104 min.
New 35mm Print! ROSEMARY'S BABY, 1968, Paramount, 136 min. Dir. Roman Polanski.

Sunday, January 30 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: Long Version Archival Print! CUL-DE-SAC, 1966, MGM Repertory, 111 min.
THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, 1967, Warner Bros., 108 min.
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Le Beau Claude: Eight Thrillers by Chabrol
January 28 - February 5
at LACMA
http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmSeriesSchedule.aspx

"New Wave? Old Wave? It's all the same ocean."—Claude Chabrol

When he died last September at the age of 80, the great director Claude Chabrol left behind over 70 films, many of them psychological thrillers that betray the dual influence of Alfred Hitchcock whose black humor and fascination with guilt pervades the majority of Chabrol's films, and Fritz Lang whose bleak visual geometry is reflected in Chabrol's predilection for probing close-ups and fatalistic plots. A product of the cinematic zeitgeist of Cahiers du cinema in the 1950s—which valued commercial Hollywood filmmaking over European art films—Chabrol along with fellow critics Godard, Truffaut and Rohmer turned to independent filmmaking in the late fifties and the resulting explosion of cinematic irreverence, homage and insouciance gave birth to the New Wave. In Les Cousins, his second film and a low budget hit, Chabrol depicted the twisted relationship between two cousins—one from the city and one from the countryside—and the theme of duplicity and the milieu of provincial French middle-class, polished and reworked into increasingly sophisticated narratives and rendered in a fluid visual style, would become the defining motifs of his career.

This series includes eight films drawn from throughout Chabrol's career, among them Le beau Serge, his first feature, and a double bill of early New Wave classics: Les cousins and Les bonnes femmes, a cynical film that outraged critics and stymied his career for five years. His middle period is represented by two masterpieces—La femme infidèle, an international art house hit starring his wife Stephane Audran with whom he made twenty-five films, and This Man Must Die, a little-seen but harrowing tale of a father consumed by revenge. Rounding out the tribute are three films from the past fifteen years including the black comedy Merci pour le chocolat starring his second muse Isabel Huppert, and La cérémonie, perhaps his most virulent depiction of class conflict.

Programmed by Ian Birnie.
January 28 7:30 PM La femme infidèle
January 28 9:20 PM The Bridesmaid
January 29 5:00 PM Le beau Serge
January 29 7:30 PM La cérémonie
February 4 7:30 PM Les cousins
February 4 9:35 PM Les bonnes femmes
February 5 5:00 PM Merci pour le chocolat
February 5 7:30 PM This Man Must Die
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Sunday January 30, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Filmforum's 35th Anniversary Show: A Celebration of Kodachrome

At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas), Los Angeles CA 90028

Michael Kuchar in person!

Filmforum started its regular public screenings in January 1976, and we're doing better than ever! We're delighted that we are still bringing you film and video art that you won't be able to see anywhere else.

We're celebrating our 35th anniversary with a celebration of Kodachrome, that marvelous film stock that has just been forced into early retirement. We're screening a few classic films shot or printed on Kodachrome, followed by an intimate and delightful reception, and we hope that you will join us!

Special Thanks to Huckleberry Lain and Mark Toscano.

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/145026

Pastorale d'Ete, by Will Hindle, 1958, 16mm, 9 min.) Print courtesy of the iotaCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

3rd Ave El, by Carson Davidson (1955, 16mm, 10 min.)Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Creation, by Stan Brakhage (1979, 16mm, silent, 17 min.)

Secret Garden, by Phil Solomon (1988, 16mm, silent, 15 min)

Path of Cessation, by Robert Fulton (1974, 16mm, sound, 15 min)

The Secret of Wendel Samson, by Michael Kuchar (1966, 16mm, sound, 33.5 min)

For the screenings at the Egyptian Theater:
Parking is now easiest at the Hollywood & Highland complex. Bring your ticket for validation. Parking is $2 for 4 hours with validation. Enter that complex on Highland or Hollywood. The theater is 1.5 blocks east.

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2010 is our 34th year.
Memberships available, $60 single or $95 dual
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Machine Project's first film, screening at MOCA
January 31st, 2011 at MOCA
8pm
http://machineproject.com/archive/events/2011/01/31/mpfilm/

Ticket required, email reservations@moca.org to reserve

On the final day of the Artist's Museum exhibition, MOCA is hosting the premiere of Machine Project's first film. Shot over the course of one 12 hour day, we documented a dozen performances, lectures, workshops and activities, which occurred simultaneously in the gallery, in the apartment above the gallery, and the basement below. The day-long event included a experimental women's choir, a drum solo spilling out the second story window, a parent-child car theft workshop, a talk by Jason Brown revealing the secrets of Los Angeles's occult netherworlds, and a demonstration of paleolithic fire starting technology.

Info on the MOCA website here: http://www.moca.org/museum/event_calendar.php?m=1&day=31#31

Tickets can be reserved by emailing reservations@moca.org.
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2/1 @ 8:00pm / Series: Jerry Beck's Animation Tuesdays
Cartoon Noir
at Cinefamily
http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/events.html

Hardboiled animation for private dicks and their femme fatales! Cartoon historian Jerry Beck (CartoonBrew.com) hosts an evening of animated tough guys -- and by "guys" we mean Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Goofy -- in parodies of classic Film Noir, made during the golden age of the genre. Rare 35mm and 16mm film prints of some of the funniest (not to mention the most violent, and even sexy) animated cartoons ever made. Private eyes, plainclothes cops, hapless grifters and starving putty tats all figure into the murder and mayhem. Don't miss this rare compilation of animation from out of the shadows!
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February 3, 2011 - February 5, 2011
George Herms: The Artist's Life
World premiere
at REDCAT
http://www.redcat.org/event/george-herms

"The missing link between the beats and the hippies." —Huffington Post

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 featuring the Bobby Bradford Mo'tet, the Theo Saunders group, and the voice of Diana Briscoll. In addition to standard instrumentation, a spinning metal staircase and enormous buoy sculptures serve as scenic elements and percussive instruments, played by musicians and the artist himself, as the freely improvised score progresses. Capturing the ethos of Herms' aesthetic and inspired by 380 boxes and 42 flat files of his own archival material cataloged by the Getty Research Institute, The Artist's Life is an encompassing reflection with a libretto sourced from the diary entries and notes Herms generated almost daily throughout his 50-year career.
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Colombian Avant-Garde Animation
Feb 4, 2011, 7:00 P.M.
Location: Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre and SCA West Lobby
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, and Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative Invite you to attend a screening, panel, and reception in honor of

Colombian Avant-Garde Animation

Free of charge and open to the public, no RSVP or reservations necessary.

Seating is first-come, first-serve.
For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices

About Colombian Avant-Garde Animation

Join us for a Visions & Voices event featuring rarely-seen animation by Colombia's foremost experimental animation pioneers, Carlos Santa and Cecilia Traslaviña, and two of their students, Diana Menestry and Juan Camilo González. Exploding with powerful metaphors, surreal landscapes, and haunting images, these imaginative animated films were created within a context of a country ravaged by war, illustrating the philosophical and mental struggles of its people in conflict. These innovative experimental films utilize a range of animation techniques, from rotoscoping to under-the-camera animation, challenging concepts of traditional cinema. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Santa, Traslaviña, and their former student and current USC MFA student Juan Camilo González; international media scholar Dr. Cristina Venegas; and moderator Dr. Janeann Dill. The conversation will investigate artistic practice within the context of war and the role of the artist in politics. Following the panel, a reception in the School of Cinematic Arts West Lobby will feature typical Colombian foods such as empanadas and buñuelos, and classic Colombian music. A website http://www.animamob.com/ will feature a blog detailing information on the event.

About the Films
El Pasajero de la Noche (The Passenger of the Night) by Carlos Santa, 1989, 24:02min
In Abyssus HumanÆ ConscientiÆ by Juan Camilo González, 2011, 05:54min
El Silencio habita en tu Ventana (Silence Lives Within your Window) by Cecilia Traslaviña, 2011, 07:44min
Dist-Ansiando by Diana Menestrey, 2009, 08:16min
Los Extraños Presagios de León Prozak (The Strange Presages of León Prozak) by Carlos Santa, 2010, 5 min excerpt of 67min film
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Sunday February 6, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Soccer Like Never Before, by Hellmuth Costard

At the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 – 8846
Note the change in location!

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153087

Long before the films Zidane and Kobe Doin' Work singularly followed their titular characters, German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard made the film that served as a model for both, Soccer Like Never Before, by following George Best through one match of Manchester United in 1970. What better way to get away from the Super Bowl then through this absorbing film of football as defined by the rest of the world?

"This hypnotic portrait of Man U legend George Best trains six cameras on the revered footballer over the complete course of a match against Coventry City. Made at the height of Best's fame and tabloid notoriety, Costard's film focuses insistently on Best—warming up, looking restless and bored, waiting tactically to unleash his genius—rather than the on-pitch action to arrive at a sublime and revealing rumination on celebrity and a tantalizing glimpse of the man behind the myth." - BAMcinématek

This screening made possible through the generosity of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/enindex.htm
Special thanks to Annette Rupp and Stefan Kloo.

Soccer like never before
(Fußball wie noch nie)(aka Football Like Never Before)
by Hellmuth Costard (1970, color, 105 min.)

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.
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Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
New Urban Observations
Thom Andersen, Laura Kraning, and Steven O'Day in person!

At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas), Los Angeles CA 90028

These extraordinary films continue the rich tradition of the city symphony and the experimental and experiential films of the city, dating back to the earliest days of film. The city itself – its people and spaces, rhythms and hustle, and the life cycles of buildings and places – are viewed and made personal through the superb craft and perceptive gaze of tonight's filmmakers. London, San Francisco, Detroit, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, all seen in their uniqueness, while all give insight into the arcs and possibilities of all cities.

The program includes two Los Angeles premieres: Jack Cronin's ravishing look at the empty spaces of Detroit, and Laura Kraning's immersive look at the reflections and images found at a drive-in in the City of Industry. Also, it includes another opportunity to see Thom Andersen's latest 16mm film, of billboards and spaces of a lost Los Angeles, with its history still suffusing the present, after its two sold-out screenings thus far in Los Angeles. Steven O'Day finds the exhilarating possibilities of modern transportation in Tokyo; Tomonari Nishikawa masterfully distills Market Street, and film, to its essential lines; and Eva Weber allows us an intimate view of London from on high.
Curated by Adam Hyman.

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/152569

The Films:
The Solitary Life of Cranes, by Eva Weber (2008, England, video, 27 min,)
Part city symphony, part visual poem, `The Solitary Life of Cranes' explores the invisible life of a city, its patterns and hidden secrets, seen through the eyes of crane drivers working high above its streets.
The Solitary Life of Cranes' premiered at Britdoc Film Festival in July 2008 where it won the Award for Best Short Film.

Market Street, by Tomonari Nishikawa (2005, US, 16mm, silent, b&w, 5 min.)
All images are shot on Market Street, one of the main streets in San Francisco, composing each frame on the street while filming. It was commissioned by Exploratorium and San Francisco Arts Commission for the outdoor screening event, A Trip Down Market Street 1905/2005: An Outdoor Centennial Celebration.

Invisible City, by Jack Cronin (2006, USA, Super 8 on DV, 11 min.)
Los Angeles Premiere!
Invisible City was filmed in Detroit over the course of three years. Inspired by Italo Calvino's Le città invisibili, in which the Italian author suggests that what constitutes a city is not so much its physical structure but the impression it makes upon its visitors. The film is loosely organized into four segments representing spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Vineland, by Laura Kraning (2009, USA, DV, 10.15 min.)
Los Angeles premiere!
Winner of the City is Cinema Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival.
At the last drive-in movie theater in Los Angeles, dislocated Hollywood images filled with apocalyptic angst float within the desolate nocturnal landscape of the City of Industry. In this border zone, re-framed and mirrored projections collide with the displaced radio broadcast soundtrack, revealing overlapping realities at the intersection of nostalgia and alienation. - L.K.
"...A spectral quality characterizes all the images and sounds, both those that emanate from the screen in the night sky, and those of the surrounding cityscape. Vineland speaks quietly and eloquently of fantasized image-making, of the sheer presence and scale of Hollywood's imposition on the landscape, both that of the nation and the one in our minds." - Tony Pipolo, Millenium Film Journal

Tokyo by Bicycle, by Steven O'Day (2010, USA, video, 3 min.)
Bicycling through tokyo -- at the speed of light. long exposure photography + bicycle + neon megalopolis = bike love!!!

Get Out of the Car, by Thom Andersen (2010, 16mm film, 34 min)
Direction: Thom Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R. Levine; sound: Craig Smith
GET OUT OF THE CAR is a city symphony film in 16mm composed from advertising signs, building facades, fragments of music and conversation, and unmarked sites of vanished cultural landmarks. The musical fragments compose an impressionistic survey of popular music made in Los Angeles (and a few other places) from 1941 to 1999, with an emphasis on rhythm'n'blues and jazz from the 1950s and corridos from the 1990s. The music of Richard Berry, Johnny Otis, Leiber and Stoller, and Los Tigres del Norte is featured prominently.
"Get Out Of The Car… is an elegiac portrait of the back patio of the city: Latin quarters, empty spaces that had been communal spaces, a culture in disappearance, a culture in transformation." – Cahiers du Cinéma España
"GET OUT OF THE CAR could be characterized as a nostalgic film. It is a celebration of artisanal culture and termite art. But I would claim it's not a useless and and reactionary feeling of nostalgia, but a militant nostalgia. Change the past; it needs it. Remember the words of Walter Benjamin I quote in the film: even the dead will not be safe." – Thom Andersen

For the screenings at the Egyptian Theater:
Parking is now easiest at the Hollywood & Highland complex. Bring your ticket for validation. Parking is $2 for 4 hours with validation. Enter that complex on Highland or Hollywood. The theater is 1.5 blocks east.

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.
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February 14, 2011, 8:30 pm
Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn
at REDCAT
http://www.redcat.org/event/martha-colburn

Martha Colburn's handcrafted animations explode with an energy, concentration and a rapid-fire torrent of ideas that push the medium to its very edges. Colburn's past works have savagely lampooned pop culture, consumerism, and middle-class attitudes to delirious fantasies, but her most recent films bring more tragic dimensions to bear by focusing on war and icons of American history. 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, including Dolls vs. Dictators (2010), Join the Freedom Force (2009), Myth Labs (2008), Triumph of the Wild (2008), Skelehellavision (2001), Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (2000), and Evil of Dracula (1997), among others. Her work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou, The Kitchen, the Whitney Museum, PS 1, MoMA, and numerous major international film festivals.

In person: Martha Colburn
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Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer

and Symmetry/Gates
3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists

Reception: Thurs, January 20, 2011 5:30-8pm
Young Projects
Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Ave. Space B210. West Hollywood, CA 90046 323.377.1102

For more information: youngprojectsgallery.com

Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer
Young Projects is proud to present a selection of recent video work from the renowned Swiss artist Roman Signer who lives and works in St. Gallen. The exhibition will consist of 15 works from the past decade, each looped, projected and given its own space. This is a unique chance to experience Signer's unique brand of conceptually-driven, spectacular, often playful, 'momentary sculptures'.

Symmetry/Gates
A spellbinding foray into painterly digital approaches featuring: Cliff Evans' overwhelming, five-screen, five-channel Empyrean; Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth's White Glove Tracking, which combines the work of 5 different artists (Roth, Zach Lieberman, Jung-Hoon Seo, Tim Knapen, Jonathan Cremieux) reworking Michael Jackson's 1983 TV performance, "Billy Jean;" New York's Matthew Weinstein will present Siam, a journey through a world of talking fish and dancing skeletons; Columbia's 3D master, Santiago Caicedo, will be presenting his latest 3D work, Uyuyui (glasses included), and Daniel Franke (Germany), Roland Schimmel (Netherlands), Candas Sisman (Turkey), and LA artists Audri Phillips, J-Walt, Jim Ellis and Arno Kroner will be presenting a number of new, extraordinary works that blend figuration, depth perception and abstraction with mind-bending ease.
Exhibition runs through March 11, 2011

Part of the Design Loves Art Program
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CA Weekly Film Club Update

Film Club Members!
Laced with black humor, the unexpectedly heartwarming crime comedy A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN starts Friday, January 28 at the Nuart Theatre for an exclusive one week engagement. Stellan Skarsgård stars as Ulrik, a somewhat gentle man. Just released from 12 years of prison, Ulrik has no plans. He'd like to go straight, but the only contact he has, his former boss the crime lord Jensen (Bjørn Floberg), is strangely determined that Ulrik should revenge himself on the snitch who sent him to prison. Ulrik would rather not. He takes the job Jensen gets him fixing cars, where the lovely but surly Merete catches his eye; he takes the room arranged for him, a grim basement in the house of Jensen's battleaxe of a sister, who welcomes recreational sex. Gradually, approaching his hostile ex-wife and his stranger son, Ulrik comes more alive and starts to take charge of his new life with surprising results. Features a great performance by Skarsgård (Good Will Hunting, Insomnia). Directed by Hans Petter Moland (The Beautiful Country, Aberdeen, Zero Kelvin).

ALSO NEW THIS WEEK: THE RITE, a psychological thriller starring Anthony Hopkins that uncovers the devil's reach to even one of the holiest places on earth, opens at The Landmark. 127 HOURS, nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (James Franco), is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. The acclaimed drama returns to The Landmark on Friday, January 28. Read Landmark Theatres' exclusive interview with director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire), who discusses the film's survival theme, the character's emotional journey, and the challenges posed by the film's setting.


Film Dates Discounted Showtimes Times/Amenities

The Landmark
10850 W. Pico Blvd.suite 520 Los Angeles, CA 90064

127 Hours (R)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 11:00 1:15 3:30 5:45 8:00 10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Mon 1/31 - Tue 2/1: 11:00 1:15 3:30 5:45 8:00 10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge  | Wed 2/2:  11:00 5:45 8:00 10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge  | Thu 2/3: 11:00 1:15 3:30 5:45 8:00 10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital

Another Year (PG-13)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 10:25 1:15 4:10 7:05 9:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 10:25 1:15 4:10 7:05 9:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge

Barney's Version (R)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 10:15 1:10 4:05 7:00 9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 10:15 1:10 4:05 7:00 9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital

Black Swan (R)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 11:35 2:10 4:45 7:20 9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 11:35 2:10 4:45 7:20 9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital

Blue Valentine (R)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 11:25 2:00 4:35 7:10 9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 11:25 2:00 4:35 7:10 9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital

The Company Men (R)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 11:15 1:55 4:35 7:15 9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 11:15 1:55 4:35 7:15 9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes

The Green Hornet (PG-13)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 11:30 2:15 5:00 7:40 10:20 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 11:30 2:15 5:00 7:40 10:20 Dolby Stereo Digital

The King's Speech (R)
Fri 1/28: 10:45 1:30 4:15 7:00 9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge  | Fri 1/28: 11:15 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Sat 1/29: 10:45  1:30 4:15 7:00 9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge  | Sat 1/29: 11:15 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Sun 1/30: 10:45 1:30 4:15 7:00 9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge  | Sun 1/30: 11:15 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital  |  Mon 1/31 - Tue 2/1: 10:45 11:15 1:30 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Wed 2/2: 10:45 1:30 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Thu 2/3:  10:45 1:30 4:15 7:00 9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Screening Lounge  | Thu 2/3: 2:00 4:45 7:30 10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital

The Rite (PG-13)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 11:40 2:20 5:00 7:40 10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 11:40 2:20 5:00 7:40 10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes

The Way Back (PG-13)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 10:15 1:10 4:05 7:00 9:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 10:15 1:10 4:05 7:00 9:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes

True Grit  (PG-13)
Fri 1/28 - Sun 1/30: 11:30 2:05 4:40 7:15 9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 11:30 2:05 4:40 7:15 9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital


Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

A Somewhat Gentle Man (NOT RATED)
Fri 1/28: 12:00 2:30 5:00 7:30 10:00 One Week Only, Dolby Digital, Sub-Titled  | Sat 1/29 - Sun 1/30: 12:00 2:30 5:00 7:30 10:00 One Week Only, Dolby Digital, Sub-Titled  | Mon 1/31 - Tue 2/1:  5:00 7:30 10:00 Ends Thursday, Dolby Digital, Sub-Titled  | Wed 2/2: 5:00 7:30 10:00 Ends Tomorrow, Dolby Digital, Sub-Titled  | Thu 2/3: 5:00 7:30 10:00 Ends Tonight, Dolby Digital, Sub-Titled

The Happening (R)
Fri 1/28: 11:59 Midnight, Dolby Digital

The Rocky Horror Picture Show  (R)
Sat 1/29: 11:59 Midnight, Dolby SR


Regent Theatre
1045 Broxton Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024

Black Swan  (R)
Fri 1/28: 3:05 5:35 8:05 10:40 Dolby SR  | Sat 1/29: 3:05 5:35 8:05 10:40 Dolby SR  | Sun 1/30: 3:05  5:35 8:05 Dolby SR  | Mon 1/31 - Thu 2/3: 5:35 8:05 Dolby SR









CINE INSOMNIA MIDNIGHT SERIES: The Nuart Theatre's Cine Insomnia midnight series screens M. Night Shyamalan's paranoid thriller THE HAPPENING, presented by Bloody-Disgusting.com, on Friday, January 28.

ROCKY HORROR MIDNIGHT SHOW: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW continues its weekly run at the Nuart Theatre on Saturday, January 29 at Midnight with live shadow cast Sins O' The Flesh!

NEW FILM CALENDAR: The new Nuart Film Calendar can be found in our local theatres and other locations around town. Pick up one to discover the varied programming we're offering over the next three months, or download a PDF now!

REEL TALK AT THE LANDMARK! REEL TALK WITH STEPHEN FARBER continues at The Landmark on Monday, January 31 with its Fourth Annual Foreign Film Series with stars and filmmakers in person. Screening Monday, January 31 at 7:00pm is FRIENDSHIP! (Germany). After the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, two friends travel to the U.S. to find one of the young men's fathers, who defected from East Germany years earlier. This raucous culture-clash comedy was a huge success at the box office in Germany. Guest speaker: director Markus Goller. Visit this web page for complete details.

THE WINE BAR EVENTS & SPECIALS: The Landmark Wine Bar will show each NFL Monday Night Football game. Enjoy Happy Hour prices during the game - $2 off house wine and beer. The Landmark Wine Bar is open Fridays from 4:00pm - midnight; Saturdays from 1:00pm - midnight; Sundays from 1:00pm - 11:00pm; and Monday - Thursday from 4:00pm - 11:00pm.

SPECIAL APPEARANCE COMING SOON: KABOOM filmmaker Gregg Araki will make an appearance at the Nuart Theatre with actors Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett and Roxane Mesquila on Friday, February 4 at the 7:30pm and 9:50pm shows; and Saturday, February 5 at the 7:30pm and 9:50pm shows.

SPECIAL APPEARANCE COMING SOON: Select cast and crew members from CAN'T BUY ME LOVE will appear in person at the Nuart Theatre on Friday, February 11 for a very special Midnight show. Details to be announced!

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LOVELY, STILL DVD GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to own a DVD copy of the Indie Spirit nominated film LOVELY, STILL, courtesy of Monterey Media! To be eligible, you must answer the following question correctly: According to the film's official website, what two actors star alongside Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn?

PLEASE DO NOT HIT REPLY! Send your response via email to comments@landmarktheatres.com by Thursday, February 3, 2011. Please write "LOVELY, STILL DVD - Los Angeles" in the email subject line. Include your full name and mailing address in the body of the email. One entry per Film Club member. A limited number of Film Club members will be chosen at random from all correct entries and notified via email. If you have won a CD or DVD from Landmark Theatres in the last 90 days you are not eligible for this prize.

THE EAGLE BOOK GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to own a copy of Rosemary Sutcliff's classic novel The Eagle of the Ninth, the inspiration for the upcoming release THE EAGLE, courtesy of Focus Features! To be eligible, you must answer the following question correctly: According to the trailer for THE EAGLE, Flavius Aquila led 5,000 elite Roman soldiers on a mission beyond the edge of the known world in what year?

PLEASE DO NOT HIT REPLY! Send your response via email to comments@landmarktheatres.com by Thursday, February 10, 2011. Please write "THE EAGLE book" in the email subject line. Include your full name and mailing address in the body of the email. One entry per Film Club member. A limited number of Film Club members will be chosen at random from all correct entries and notified via email.

FILM INDEPENDENT MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAY: Congratulations to Nicholas S., the Film Club member who will be receiving a One-Year Household Membership to Film Independent, courtesy of Film Independent!


A Somewhat Gentle Man

Laced with black humor, this unexpectedly heartwarming crime comedy from Norway stars Stellan Skarsgård as Ulrik, a somewhat gentle man. Just released from 12 years of prison, Ulrik has no plans. He'd like to go straight, but the only contact he has, his former ...READ MORE



The Rite

The Rite follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his fait ...READ MORE



127 Hours

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco, ) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and sur ...READ MORE




The Company Men

The Company Men is a contemporary drama from writer/director John Wells (creator of "ER"). Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsc ...READ MORE



The Way Back

Inspired by Slavomir Rawicz's acclaimed novel, The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom as well as other real life accounts, six time Oscar nominated director Peter Weir's (Witness, Mas ...READ MORE



Barney's Version

Based on Mordecai Richler's prize-winning comic novel—his last and, arguably, best—Barney's Version is the warm, wise, and witty story of Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti), a seemingly ord ...READ MORE

Betsy Sharkey's Los Angeles Times review



Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is the story of love found and love lost told in moments past and present. This honest and moving portrait follows Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams (Academy Award nominee for Best A ...READ MORE



Another Year

The newest film from Mike Leigh (Happy-Go-Lucky, Vera Drake, Secrets & Lies, Topsy Turvy), master of in-depth characterization, is cause for celebration. Another Year is a touching and beaut ...READ MORE



True Grit

With their new interpretation of the classic western novel True Grit by Charles Portis, filmmaker brothers Ethan and Joel Coen update and intensify the dust and drama of the Old West. Fourteen-year- ...READ MORE

Kenneth Turan's Los Angeles Times review



The King's Speech

Colin Firth (A Single Man) and Geoffrey Rush (Shine) are both Oscar-worthy in this heartfelt, funny, gripping story. Firth plays Bertie, the second son of King George V (Michael Gambon), affl ...READ MORE

Kenneth Turan's Los Angeles Times review



Black Swan

A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, Black Swan follows the story of Nina (Natalie Portman), a ballerina whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely con ...READ MORE



The Green Hornet

In the action thriller The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party ...READ MORE




Kaboom

One Week Only!
Starts Friday, February 4 at the Nuart Theatre
Filmmaker Gregg Araki In Person With Cast
Members Fri & Sat, Feb 4 & 5 at 7:30 & 9:50pm!

Kaboom is a wild, witty, sex-drenched horror-comedy thriller, the latest film from iconoclastic independent filmmaker Gregg Araki (The Doom Generation, Nowhere, Mysterious Skin). Featuring a ...READ MORE




The Happening

Friday, January 28 at Midnight
at the Nuart Theatre!

In this lightning-paced, heart-pounding paranoid thriller from writer/director M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs) a family goes on the run from an inexplicable and unstoppable event that threatens not only humankind, but the most basic human instinct of t READ MORE



Cine Insomnia

Friday Midnight Movies at the Nuart Theatre!

Fri, Jan 28: Bloody-Disgusting.com presents M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening
Fri, Feb 4: Back by popular demand! Bloody-Disgusting.com presents House (Hausu)
Fri, Feb 11: Cast and crew members in person! Can't Buy Me Love
Fri, Feb 18: With Sins O' the Flesh live! Shock Treatment
Fri, Feb 25: New 35mm Print!


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

New 35mm Uncut Print!
Every Saturday at Midnight at the Nuart Theatre
Featuring Sins O' The Flesh LIVE!

The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing "transsexual from Transylvania" Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Rich READ MORE



House (Hausu)

Back by Popular Demand! Friday, February 4
at Midnight at the Nuart Theatre!

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayahshi's 1977 movie House? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl, Oshare (Kimiko Ikegami), who wants to avoid spending summer vacation READ MORE




Please note that all opening dates and theatres are subject to change without notice.