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FIRE ON THE HILL — LA FILM FESTIVAL

Black cowboys have always been part of the history of South Central Los Angeles, and stables can still be found up and down the L.A. River and various flood channels in the area. One such stable, in Compton, known as the Hill, was mysteriously burned down in 2012. For the last few years, filmmaker Brett […]

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"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

NEWTON IN NEW YORK

HELMUT NEWTON—PRIVATE PROPERTY—the inaugural gallery exhibition at the newly opened 10 Corso Como New York—comprises forty-five original prints from 1972 to 1983 that Newton himself selected as a series, and that he considered the most emblematic of his work at the time.   HELMUT NEWTON—PRIVATE PROPERTY Through November 4. 10 Corso Como, 1 Fulton Street, New York City. […]

VAGINAL DAVIS — SASSAFRAS, CYPRESS, AND INDIGO

Vaginal Davis brings her lecture performance SASSAFRAS, CYPRESS, AND INDIGO to Portland’s Time-Based Art Festival this week. Los Angeles-born Davis—a “complex mixture of queercore punk antics and MGM studio glamour”—has been living “in stylish exile” in Berlin for over ten years.   VAGINAL DAVIS—SASSAFRAS, CYPRESS, AND INDIGO: BLACK SCREEN IMAGES AND THE (E)MOTIVE NOTION OF FREAKINESS Wednesday, […]

KEYWAN KARIMI’S DRUM

DRUM (2016)—the debut feature of filmmaker Keywan Karimi, recently released from an Iranian prison for religious offense—is a Tehran dreamscape in black and white involving an anonymous man and a mysterious package.   DRUM, Wednesday, September 12, at 8 pm. Grand Action, 5 rue des Écoles, 5th, Paris. Amir Reza Naderi in Drum.

BEALE STREET AT THE APOLLO

As part of the 56th New York Film Festival, and its debut presentation at the venue, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (2018)—Barry Jenkins’ first film since Moonlight—will have its U.S. premiere at the Apollo Theater, in Harlem, the setting of the James Baldwin novel on which the film is based. Tickets are on sale now. […]