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CHRIS MARKER

As part of the American Cinematheque program “Symptoms of Vertigo,” Chris Marker’s seminal LA JETÉE (1964) will open a double-bill this week at the Egyptian. “In addition to translating visually ideas about the mechanics of memory, the nature of identity, and the politics of history, LA JETÉE also draws attention to the character and function of imaging […]

CATHERINE OPIE — THE MODERNIST

THE MODERNIST (directed by Catherine Opie by way of Chris Marker’s La Jetée) is a deadpan eulogy to the demise of traditional American liberalism in the months leading up to the conflagration of Election Night 2016. Stosh Fila (a.k.a. Pig Pen)—possibly playing either a Tea Partier or the owner of several “Feel the Bern” buttons—goes about […]

THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM

“Colors, like scents, are a royal road from the outside world to our emotions.” — Peter Schjeldahl* The Underground Museum—founded in Los Angeles in 2012 by artists Noah Davis and Karon Davis—is dedicated to the exhibition of museum-quality art, and serving as a cultural hub for low-to-moderate-income communities. According to UM director Megan Steinman, the […]