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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)

CHRIS EMILE’S FIXED

Chris Emile—dancer, choreographer, and cofounder of No)one Art House—presents a choreographed performance in response to Haegue Yang’s Strange Fruit (2012-13).   Using Yang’s installation as its stage, the performance by Emile and three other dancers examines the “public display and consumption of violence against marginalized bodies and investigates how African-Americans process trauma.”*   FIXED, Sunday, […]

THOM ANDERSEN

“The world is beautiful. A useful image of the world must register this beauty.” — Thom Andersen The remastered and re-edited version of LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF—Andersen’s landmark cinematic essay on Hollywood, and the city that foregrounds, backdrops, and contextualizes it—will screen this weekend at the Aero. Andersen will be on hand to sign copies […]

DIANE KURYS — PEPPERMINT SODA

A 2K restoration of PEPPERMINT SODA celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Diane Kurys’ debut film, an autobiographical coming-of-age tale back in release following a one-off screening at COLCOA last spring.   PEPPERMINT SODA / DIABOLO MENTHE, through September 6. AHRYA FINE ARTS, 8556 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills. laemmle.com/film Below: Odile Michel and Éléonore Klarwein in […]

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

“I am having THE GLASS MENAGERIE typed up… and I am not displeased with the outcome. That is, when I consider the terrible, convulsive struggle it was to do the thing and what a frightful, sentimental mess it might well have been… “I think it contains my sister, and that was the subject.” — Tennessee Williams, […]