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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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Days of Youth, directed by Yasujirô Ozu
Image credit: UCLA Film and Television Archive

OZU’S YOUTH, BORZAGE’S HEAVEN

Before assuming his signature style—restrained domestic dramas shot with an often stationary camera set just below waist level—Yasujiro Ozu had a rich silent period made up of comedies, gangster films, and stories of Japanese family life between the wars. This weekend, as part of their “Hollywood and Holy Wood: Silent Connections Between Los Angeles and […]

Anthony Bonaventura (foreground) in Somewhere Beautiful
Image credit: Somewhere Beautiful The Film.

SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL AT CINEFAMILY

Albert Kodagolian will present his debut film, SOMEWHERE BEAUTIFUL (2014), on a special night of movie(s), music, and conversation at Cinefamily. Inspired by Atom Egoyan’s Calendar (1993), Kodagolian and Egoyan will be on hand to introduce and discuss their films. A set by musicians Andrea Silva and Avi Buffalo—who wrote several original songs for Kodagolian’s film—will follow the screening. SOMEWHERE […]

Abdellah Taïa, Infidels
Image credit: Seven Stories Press

ABDELLAH TAÏA IN CONVERSATION

Abdellah Taïa joins West Hollywood City Poet Steven Reigns for a discussion about Taïa’s novel Infidels. Published in 2016 by Seven Stories Press, Infidels is the story of Jallal, a young gay Muslim and son of a prostitute witch doctor. This ALOUD program at the Central Library is presented by the Library Foundation of Los […]

Simon McBurney in The Encounter
Photograph by Rob Latour

THE ENCOUNTER AT THE WALLIS

When, in 1969, the National Geographic photojournalist Loren McIntyre landed in the upper Amazon amid the Mayoruna, he had traveled, he thought, “a psychological distance of 20,000 years.”* Shrinking that distance became essential to his survival. Once his shoes were burned and his camera destroyed, he came to understand that the archival drive behind photography and […]