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THE REPORT — SCOTT Z. BURNS IN CONVERSATION

THE REPORT—written and directed by Scott Z. Burns—will screen during the first week of the MoMA Contenders 2019 series at the Hammer Museum. Burns will be on hand for a Q & A following the screening.

Featuring Adam Driver as a Senate committee investigator and Annette Bening as his boss—senior California Senator Dianne FeinsteinTHE REPORT is essential viewing for anyone even remotely curious about how government agencies tasked to protect the country often bungle the job in a morass of startling incompetence, territorial pride, political self-dealing, and ideological zealotry.

Burns’ lucid script and mise-en-scène tell the story of the Bush-Cheney Administration’s illegal, inept torture program following 9/11 and its aftermath—a decade and a half of discovery, investigation, destroyed documents, and thwarted oversight.

Tickets for the MoMA Contenders series are $20 general and $10 for Hammer Museum members.

THE REPORT with Scott Z. Burns

Tuesday, December 3, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater—Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Scott Z. Burns, The Report (2019), from top: Adam Driver and Linda Powell; Annette Bening, photograph by Atsushi Nishijima, courtesy of the Sundance Institute; American poster; Jon Hamm; Bening and Driver. Images courtesy and © the filmmaker, the actors, the photographers, and Amazon Studios.

HANNAH BLACK AT UCLA

As part of the UCLA Department of Art ’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Hannah Black will give a talk at the Hammer Museum.

Black is the author of Dark Pool Party—”essays, personal texts, and video/performance scripts that reassemble autobiographical fragments to think about the relationship between bodies, labor, and affect”—and the co-author of “The Tear Gas Biennial.”

HANNAH BLACK—UCLA DEPARTMENT OF ART LECTURE

Thursday, October 3, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Hannah Black; Black, Dark Pool Party book cover, courtesy and © the artist and Dominica, Inc.; Black (left), Bonaventure, and Ebba Fransén Waldhör, on the occasion of their exhibition ANXIETINA at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 2018, photograph by Charlotte Krieger. Images courtesy and © the artists and the photographers.

LARI PITTMAN AND CONNIE BUTLER IN CONVERSATION

On the opening weekend of the retrospective LARI PITTMAN—DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE—at the Hammer Museum from September 29—join Pittman and the exhibition’s organizer Connie Butler for a public conversation about the artist’s extensive painting and pedagogical practice.

LARI PITTMAN and CONNIE BUTLER IN CONVERSATION

Sunday, September 29, at 2 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Lari Pittman, Declaration of Independence, Hammer Museum, September 2019–January 2020, from top: Dennis Cooper, Jonathan Hammer, and Lari Pittmanhave you seen… , 1991, artist book with leather cover inlaid and onlaid with sharkskin, stingray skin, plastic, and paper, tooled in gold, silver, and palladium, full suede doublures, UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Lari PittmanThe Senseless Cycles, Tender and Benign, Bring Great Comfort, 1988, acrylic and spray paint on wood, Art Institute of Chicago; Lari Pittman, This Wholesomeness, Beloved and Despised, Continues Regardless, 1990, acrylic and enamel on mahogany, two panels, Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Lari Pittman, Maladies and Treatments, 1983, oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on paper, mounted on mahogany, collection of Tracy and Gary Mezzatesta; Lari Pittman, Untitled #8 (The Dining Room), 2005, Cel-Vinyl, acrylic, and alkyd on gessoed canvas over wood, collection of Christen Sveaas. Images courtesy and © Lari Pittman and Regen Projects, Los Angeles.

YOUNG SOUL REBELS

London, 1977. A year of nascent punk rock explosion and the rebirth of soul. Pirate DJs and the Queen’s Jubilee. Love on the run and racist skinheads on the prowl. YOUNG SOUL REBELS—an early feature by Isaac Julien—is part-thriller, part-musical, and a groundbreaking exemplar of the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s.

Starring Mo Sesay, Valentine Nonyela, Jason Durr, and Sophie Okonedo, the film screens this week in Westwood as part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Screening Series.

YOUNG SOUL REBELS

Friday, August 16, at 7:30 pm.

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard., Los Angeles.

Isaac Julien, Young Soul Rebels (1991). Images courtesy and © the filmmaker.

WILL RAWLS AT THE HAMMER

Will Rawls—in conjunction with his Hammer residency—presents a dance/stop-motion animation work-in-progress this week at the museum.

WILL RAWLS

Tuesday, July 16, at 7:30 pm.

Hammer Museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Will Rawls, photograph by Luis Rodriguez; Rawls performing in his The Planet Eaters at the 2016 River to River Festival, New York, photographs by Darial Sneed (2); Rawls by Luis Rodriguez, 2015. Images courtesy and © the artists, photographers, and the Hammer Museum.