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Julian Schnabel brings AT ETERNITY’S GATE, his fifth feature, to LACMA for a screening and conversation.

The film—dedicated to Azzedine Alaïa—was co-written by Buñuel collaborator Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, and Schnabel.

Willem Dafoe stars as Vincent Van Gogh, with Rupert Friend as his brother Theo, Emmanuelle Seigner as Madame Ginoux, Mathieu Amalric as Paul Gachet, and Oscar Isaac as Paul Gauguin.


Monday, November 5, at 7:30 pm.

Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Top: Willem Dafoe in At Eternity’s Gate.

Above: Oscar Isaac and Emmanuelle Seigner.

Below: Dafoe. Image credit: CBS Films.


“There were some joyful moments in 1968, feast-like, maybe Dyonisian here and there, but mainly we were serious and grave, first because we hated the greasy laugh of our elders, but also because we could not get satisfaction.” — Patrick Deval, director of ACÉPHALE*

As part of its Zanzibar Films series, Cinefamily presents a rare screening of ACÉPHALE, a 1968 feature that documents the lives of young Parisians navigating the immediate aftermath of May ’68. One translation of its title—taken from Georges Bataille’s journal—indicates the need to move beyond rational thought:

“I became a bit radical in my refusal of Western civilization, constantly raving about the end of the white man. Rouch was closer to this view, becoming himself a joyful African in the oral tradition. But that was not so far from Rimbaud, Artaud, or Gauguin when he decided to ‘ensavage’ himself.” — Deval*

ACÉPHALE will be preceded by a screening of Serge Bard’s DETRUISEZ-VOUS.

ACÉPHALE, Saturday, August 26, at 6 pm.

CINEFAMILY, 611 North Faifax Avenue, Los Angeles.


Image: Scene from Acéphale.

See Deval’s interview in Senses of Cinema:

Deval in ’68: An Interview with Patrick Deval



“Symbols are more meaningful than things themselves.”—  Jenny Holzer, from Truisms, in LARRY CLARK—WHITE TRASH

Larry Clark is one of the great New York collectors, and the walls of his Tribeca loft present an ever-changing gallery of the art he has bought, traded, been given by friends, or created himself over the last half century.

LARRY CLARK—WHITE TRASH, at Luring Augustine Bushwick, is an exhibition of artworks from Clark’s personal collection. In addition to the work below, participating artists include: Vito Acconci, Richard Artschwager, Donald Baechler, Max Blagg, Lisa Bowman, Chris Burden, Jeff Elrod, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Frank, Paul Gauguin, Robert Gober, Mark Gonzales, Martin Kippenberger, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Bjarne Melgaard, Scott Myles, Méret Oppenheim, Jack Pierson, Jason Polan, Sigmar Polke, Christy Rupp, Philip Taaffe, Koichiro Takagi, Sally Webster, Sue Williams, Franz West, Brian Weil, David Wojnarowicz, and Christopher Wool.


LUHRING AUGUSTINE BUSHWICK, 25 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn.





Image credits (top to bottom): Joe Andoe, Spaniard in the Works, 2012, oil on canvas; Wade Guyton, Untitled, 2008, Xerox print; Mike Kelley, Blood and Soil (Potato Print), 1989, silkscreen in colors on a silk banner; Richard Prince, Untitled (Joke), 2013, ink jet on canvas; Wallace Berman, Untitled, 1967, verifax collage; Helmut Newton, Larry Clark, Cannes, 1995, photograph; Raymond Pettibon, No Title (They Ought To…), 1985, pen and ink on paper.

Larry Clark’s White Trash

Larry Clark’s White Trash

Marfa Girl: il regista del film Larry Clark fotografato da Helmut Newton