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photo-The-Savage-Eye-1960-1Last week, the summer film series, My Atlas, presented by The Clockshop, screened the 1959 film The Savage Eye.

The Savage Eye is a gorgeous black and white film that is part docu-essay, part drama. It was shot on weekends over the course of three years. The film follows a divorced woman as she wanders around the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, to burlesque shows, parties, wrestling matches, and beauty parlors, all the while conversing with the male voice of her conscious. It is a wonderful film.

The series, My Atlas, ends this Friday, Aug. 22, with a screening of Vagabond introduced by Vanessa Veselka. 7:30pm at elysian: 2806 Clearwater St., Los Angeles, CA 90039  ($10)



WEEKLY WRAP UP | JULY 7-11, 2014


This week we spent a day at the New Museum, announced the book launch for Queer Zines at Pro qm in Berlin, gave you a tour of le Chateau de Vaux-Le-Vicomte just outside of Paris, announced ‘My Atlas’ – an outdoor summer screening series in Los Angeles about women travelers, toured Heimo Zobernig’s new exhibition at Mudam in Luxembourg, announced a screening of the new documentary Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at 356 Mission in L.A., spent a cloudy Paris day at Martial Raysse at Centre Pompidou, and gave you a sneak peak of Yvonne Rainer: Dances and Films at The Getty.

What a great week!


Morvern Callar (2002) dir. Lynne Ramsay

Morvern Callar (2002) dir. Lynne Ramsay

This summer, the Clockshop presents a series of films, My Atlas, curated by Julia Meltzer, Sasha Archibald and Courtney Stephens. On Thursday July 10th at 7:30PM, outside in the Elysian courtyard, at 2806 Clearwater St., Los Angeles, CA 90039, the series begins with the film Morvern Callar (2002) introduced by Tisa Bryant

This is a rare and special opportunity to see some great films shown outdoors. The theme of the series is women travelers, and each film is introduced by a speaker who will talk about travel and self-discovery. From the website –

My Atlas is a summer event series that pairs films with live travelogues to explore the varied experiences of women travelers. Women take to the road for reasons of escape and pleasure, ambition and aimlessness, privileged choice and coercion. Feature films by male and female directors, spanning sixty years of cinema history, will focus on atypical representations of the female traveler in narrative cinema—as divorcees, drug mules, exiles, and drifters. Each film screening will be preceded by a speaker who will recount a specific travel story and/or discuss travel as a mode of self-understanding. 

All films at 7:30PM; $10 (students $7) available on the the website.

My Atlas

July 10: Tisa Bryant & Morvern Caller

July 17: Karolina Waclawiak & I Know Where I’m Going!

July 24: Natasha Singh & Maria Full of Grace

July 31: Andrea Richards & Thelma & Louise

August 7: Dolores Dorante & Stromboli

August 14: Lynell George & Savage Eye

August 22: Vanessa Veselka & Vagabond

Savage Eye (1959)

Savage Eye (1959)