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L’ÉTÉ MEURTRIER AT THE FRENCH INSTITUTE

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As part of their tribute to César-winning actresses, FIAF presents a rare screening of Jean Becker’s L’ÉTÉ MEURTRIER—ONE DEADLY SUMMER (1983), starring Isabelle Adjani. “Though L’ÉTÉ MEURTRIER relates history through cinema, it’s equally interested in the history of cinema itself—specifically Italian neorealism and how Becker’s father, Jacques, often intersected politics and gender through a genre template in […]

ISAAC JULIEN AT FOG

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On Saturday afternoon, London artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien will join UC Berkeley professor Shannon Jackson for a conversation on “global play” at FOG ART + DESIGN 2018. Julien’s film work includes Looking for Langston (1989), Frantz Fanon—Black Skin, White Mask (1995), and Ten Thousand Waves (2010).   ISAAC JULIEN IN CONVERSATION, Saturday, January 13, at 4 pm. […]

CHRISTOPHER STRONG

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Katharine Hepburn’s second film CHRISTOPHER STRONG—directed by Dorothy Arzner—is a high-style oddity, the story of an “aviatrix” and her fatal affair with an older married man. The RKO cult classic is part of month-long LACMA tribute to Arzner, the only female director working in Hollywood in the 1930s.   CHRISTOPHER STRONG (1933), Tuesday, January 9, at 1 […]

AL GORE Q & A

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Environmental activist, documentarian, and former Vice President Al Gore will participate in Q & A following a screening of his latest film AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, written by Gore, and directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk.   AL GORE—AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, Sunday, January 7, at 7:30 pm. BILLY WILDER THEATER, […]

RUTH CHATTERTON IN FEMALE

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“A long time ago I decided to travel the same open road that men travel. So, I treat men exactly the way they’ve always treated women.” — Ruth Chatterton, as Alison Drake, in FEMALE Chatterton became a chorus girl at 14, a Broadway star at 22, began her film career at 33, and played her […]

TWIN PEAKS AT MOMA

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Is TWIN PEAKS 2017 a television series or a movie? “David Lynch’s latest TWIN PEAKS season is simply unclassifiable: something totally and spectacularly unique. However as the chief curator of film, and not television, at MoMA, I will simply say that my opinion on the matter can be interpreted through the fact that I have invited it […]

AI WEIWEI — HUMAN FLOW

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This week, Ai Weiwei will present his new film HUMAN FLOW at the Hammer and participate in a post-screening Q & A. Shot in twenty-three countries over the course of a year, Weiwei’s documentary is an “exploration of the global refugee crisis… ,” bearing “[witness to] its subjects’ desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice.”*   AI […]