Category Archives: CONVERSATION

RIVER’S EDGE

On a weekend of UCLA Film and Television Archive screenings curated by Sandi Tan—publisher, film critic, and director of the acclaimed doc Shirkers (2018)—a standout is Tim Hunter’s cult eighties noir RIVER’S EDGE.

Favorably compared to In Cold Blood by Roger Ebert, the film centers on the non-reaction by a group of teens to a dead body in their midst, and stars Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Crispin Glover, and Dennis Hopper. (Skye will join Tan for an onstage discussion.)

RIVER’S EDGE will be preceded by Leos Carax’s 1999 shocker POLA X.

POLA X and RIVER’S EDGE

Friday, June 21, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Keanu Reeves in River’s Edge (1986); Ione Skye; Crispin Glover; River’s Edge cast; Dennis Hopper.

LA COLLECTIONNEUSE

This week in Hollywood, Kalyane Lévy’s La Collectionneuse will screen the film her program is named for.

Co-presented by Women & Film and the American Cinematheque, Éric Rohmer’s LA COLLECTIONNEUSE (1967) is one of his beloved contes moraux, and stars Haydée Politoff, Patrick Bauchau, and Daniel Pommereulle.

Stay for post-screening drinks and music, with a DJ set by DJ Izella.

LA COLLECTIONNEUSE

Friday, June 21, at 7:30 pm.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Haydée Politoff and Patrick Bauchau in La Collectionneuse.

ERIC FISCHL AND STEPHEN SHORE IN CONVERSATION

On the occasion of Eric Fischl’s first local gallery exhibition of new paintings in twenty-five years and Stephen Shore’s first Los Angeles show in nearly fifteen, Sprüth Magers presents the artists in conversation with LACMA curator Britt Salvesen.

Fischl’s COMPLICATIONS FROM AN ALREADY UNFULFILLED LIFE and Shore’s eponymous show are both on view at the gallery through the end of August.

ERIC FISCHL, STEPHEN SHORE, and BRITT SALVESEN in conversation

Wednesday, June 19, at 7 pm.

Sprüth Magers

5900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Stephen Shore (2), Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, silver gelatin print, and New York, New York, March 11, 2018, printed 2019, pigment print; Eric Fischl (2), Untitled, 2018, and The Artist’s Assistant, 2018; Stephen Shore (2), Los Angeles, California, February 4, 1969, silver gelatin print, and Granite, Oklahoma, July 1972, printed 2012, chromogenic color print; Eric Fischl (2), The Exchange, 2018, and Promise of More to Come, 2019. Shore images © Stephen Shore, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York, and Sprüth Magers. Fischl images © Eric Fischl, courtesy Sprüth Magers.

ELEANOR ANTIN IN CONVERSATION

Eleanor Antin will join LACMA director Michael Govan for a talk about the artist’s landmark performance and intervention work over the last half century.

The talk is in conjunction with Antin’s exhibition TIME’S ARROW, which includes both the 1972 and 2017 iterations of her Carving series.

ELEANOR ANTIN and MICHAEL GOVAN in conversation

Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 pm.

Bing Theater, LACMA

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Eleanor Antin, from top: Carving: A Traditional Sculpture (detail, first day of 1972 performance, July 15, 1972, 8:43 am, 125.5 lbs), 1972, photograph; Carving: 45 Years Later (detail, first day of 2017 performance, March 7, 2017, 9:25 am, 130.6 lbs), 2017, photograph; The King, 1972, video; 100 Boots at the Bank , from the series 100 Boots, a set of 51 photo-postcards, 1971. Images courtesy and © Eleanor Antin and Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York.

RADICAL QUEER PUBLISHING AND PRINT CULTURE

DISRUPTION TACTICS: RADICAL QUEER PUBLISHING AND PRINT CULTURE—a panel discussion moderated by Gregg Bordowitz—”will bring together artists, activists, and writers to explore legacies of radical queer publishing and print culture from the 1970s to today.”

Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Stonewall and the new edition of THE FAGGOTS AND THEIR FRIENDS BETWEEN REVOLUTIONS—written by Larry Mitchell and illustrated by Ned Asta—the event “will feature readings of historic manifestos and texts.”

DISRUPTION TACTICS—RADICAL QUEER PUBLISHING AND PRINT CULTURE

Tuesday, June 18, at 7 pm.

New Museum

235 Bowery, New York City.

Larry Mitchell, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions (Brooklyn: Nightboat Books, 2019). Design and illustrations by Ned Asta, courtesy and © the artist and Nightboat Books.