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THE VIEW UPSTAIRS AT CELEBRATION

“I love this busted-ass bar.” — Wes, in The View Upstairs THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, an off-Broadway triumph earlier this year, has made a welcome transfer to the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood for its West Coast premiere. Max Vernon’s musical—directed by Michael A. Shepperd—is set in a dive bar in New Orleans in 1973 (and 2017), […]

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INFAMY LAUNCH IN SANTA MONICA

The opening reception for the 18th Street Arts Center exhibition A Universal History of Infamy—Virtues of Disparity is on Saturday from 5 pm. The show—a collaboration with LACMA—features works “structured around themes of likeness and deception, and the shortcomings of writing, transcription, translation, and their contested relation to authenticity,” and is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.* […]

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TO SLEEP WITH ANGER — SCREENING AND TALK

This week in Hollywood, James Naremore—author of the forthcoming book Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge—will give the 15th AMPAS Film Scholars Lecture, followed by a screening of Burnett’s TO SLEEP WITH ANGER (1990). JAMES NAREMORE lecture and TO SLEEP WITH ANGER screening, Thursday, September 7. Reception at 6:30 pm. Lecture and screening at 7:30 pm. LINWOOD DUNN […]

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DOLORES HUERTA IN CONVERSATION

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the farm-workers’ union that later became the UFW, has been an activist for social and racial justice all her life. The new documentary DOLORES—directed by Peter Bratt (Benjamin’s brother) and produced by Carlos Santana—brings Huerta’s story to a wider audience. A special screening this week at USC will be followed by […]

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O SOLO HOMO — MARGA GOMEZ AND TIM MILLER

Legendary queer performance artists Marga Gomez and Tim Miller take the stage at USC this week with O SOLO HOMO, a performance of selections of their work. Gomez is a founding member of Culture Clash, and Miller was one of the NEA Four.* Following the performance, Gomez and Miller will be joined by USC professors […]