“A trio of musicians desert their sincere but ultimately uninspired creative endeavors after answering an inexplicable call to action by time-traveling revolutionaries. What unravels is a provocatively efficient assassination plot that reveals the status of the artist for what it is, a particle embedded within some of the sustained injustices of our time: wanton surveillance, drone warfare, toxic masculinity within libertarian ranks, and the enduring inaccessibility to a secure sense of culture, place, and identity by displaced populations living in the United States.
“With the intention of creating a science fiction film set one week into the future, EMPTYMETAL is an unselfconscious projection of the furthest political imagination stretched and shared by its directors.”*
LACMA‘s one-night-only presentation of EMPTY METAL—directed by Bayley Sweitzer and 2019Whitney Biennial artist Adam Khalil—is co-presented with The Autry Museum of the AmericanWest, which will screen Khalil’s INAATE/SE/ on Friday, June 7, at The Autry.
“In politics, you’re either a terrorist or a freedom fighter… [With EMPTY METAL, we attempted to] create a Trojan horse for ideas of insurrection.” — Adam Khalil, at LACMA
This week—in a co-presentation of the American Cinematheque and Beyond Fest—Jim Jarmusch will present his new comedy THE DEAD DON’T DIE.
The film stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, and Carol Kane, and the director will be on hand for a post-screening Q & A.
In celebration of its ongoing exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963–1983, TheBroad presents an evening of music, art, and conversation.
Quincy Jones has invited a number of musicians to perform—including Terrace Martin, Cory Henry, Arin Ray, Eryn Allen Kane, and Alex Isley—and Endeavor’s Boz Saint John will preside as MC.
The evening will begin with an introduction by Jones, and the presentation of a special video showcasing Jones’ barrier-breaking, game-changing work in the music, film, and television industries, and his insistence that our histories and accomplishments never be forgotten.
During the event, attendees are welcome to visit the exhibition as well as the museum’s third floor galleries.