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SONDHEIM’S FOLLIES

FOLLIES—a psychological, philosophical memory play with showstoppers (“Broadway Baby,” “Who’s That Woman,” “Losing My Mind,” and the trouper’s biographical tour de force “I’m Still Here”)—is Sondheim at zenith, brilliantly staged in its current London revival by director Dominic Cooke, and available to Los Angeles audiences via a series of National Theatre Live screenings presented at UCLA […]

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PIERRE PAULIN

“Something happened to midcentury modernism in the last couple of years: It got boring… And shifting taste is making it possible to reassess the creativity and innovation of designers too long overshadowed… “Pierre Paulin (1927-2009) was the standout designer of Les Trente Glorieuses, as the French call their country’s vigorous 30-year postwar era, and his […]

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NIGHT AND THE CITY

NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950)—Jules Dassin’s essential London gangland saga with an indelible performance by Richard Widmark—plays this weekend at the Wilder in a 35mm nitrate print of the British release version.* In the late 1940s, the New York office of 20th Century Fox ordered Darryl Zanuck to fire Dassin for his leftist politics. Instead, Zanuck […]

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MIKE KELLEY SCREENINGS

“Toward the end of his career, Mike Kelley produced works that increasingly invoked elaborate webs of references and associations. His last two videos, VICE ANGLAIS and MADE IN ENGLAND, are no exception. Join us this week for a screening of these two works at Hauser & Wirth, when John Miller —the artist, musician, and author of […]

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JAMES BALDWIN AND RICHARD AVEDON — NOTHING PERSONAL

“It has always been much easier (because it has always seemed much safer) to give a name to the evil without than to locate the terror within. And yet, the terror within is far truer and far more powerful than any of our labels: the labels change, the terror is constant. And this terror has […]