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This week—in a co-presentation of the American Cinematheque and Beyond FestJim Jarmusch will present his new comedy THE DEAD DON’T DIE.

The film stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits, Selena Gomez, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, and Carol Kane, and the director will be on hand for a post-screening Q & A.


Wednesday, June 5, at 7:30 pm.

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica.

The Dead Don’t Die, from top: Bill Murray (left), Chloë Sevigny, and Adam Driver; Iggy Pop; Selena Gomez; Murray; Tilda Swinton. Images courtesy the filmmaker and Focus Features.


“Virginia Woolf wrote Orlando in an attitude of celebration of the oscillating nature of existence. She believed the creative mind to be androgynous. I have come to see Orlando far less as being about gender than about the flexibility of the fully awake and sensate spirit…

“Where I once assumed it was a book about eternal youth, I now see it as a book about growing up, about learning to live.” — Tilda Swinton*

ORLANDO—the Aperture exhibition inspired by Woolf and curated by Swinton—features the work of Zackary Drucker, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jamal Nxedlana, Elle Pérez, Walter Pfeiffer, Sally Potter, Viviane Sassen, Collier Schorr, Mickalene Thomas, and Carmen Winant.


Through July 11.

Aperture Gallery

547 West 27th Street, 4th floor, New York City.

From top: Photographer unknown, Virginia Stephen in 1912, photograph sent to Leonard Woolf; Lynn Hershman Leeson (2), Rowlands/Bogart (Female Dominant), 1982, from the series Hero Sandwich, hand-painted collage, and Roberta Getting Ready to Go to Work ,1976, photograph of Roberta Breitmore, Leeson’s alter ego in a multiyear performance piece that lasted throughout the 1970s, both courtesy and © the artist and Bridget Donahue, New York; Mickalene Thomas (2), Untitled #3 (Orlando Series) and Untitled #4 (Orlando Series), both 2019 for Aperture, courtesy and © the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, (Untitled #4 is a portrait of Thomas’ partner, Racquel Chevremont); Jamal NxedlanaFAKA Portraits, Johannesburg, 2019, for Aperture, courtesy and © the artist; Walter Pfeiffer, untitled, 2009, courtesy and © the artist and Art + Commerce, Artists Rights Society, New York, and ProLitteris, Zürich; Collier Schorr, untitled (Casil), 2015–18 (2), courtesy and © the artist and 303 Gallery, New York; Carmen WinantA melon, a pineapple, an olive tree, an emerald, a fox in the snow, 2019, for Aperture, courtesy and © the artist, (artwork incorporates a photograph of Woolf’s lover Vita Sackville-West); Zackary DruckerRosalyne, 2019, for Aperture, courtesy and © the artist and Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles.


In conjunction with Aperture‘s Virginia Woolf-inspired ORLANDO exhibition and edition, Tilda Swinton—currently co-starring in Joanna Hogg‘s brilliant new film The Souvenir—and B. Ruby Rich will talk about “images and writings that celebrate gender fluidity, curiosity, and life without limits.”*


Wednesday, May 29, at 6:30 pm.

New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum

476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York City.

Virginia Woolf‘s 1928 novel Orlando—inspired by her lover Vita Sackville-West—was made into a 1992 film written and directed by Sally Potter, starring Tilda Swinton, Quentin Crisp, and Jimmy Somerville.

From top: Tilda Swinton (left), in the title role of Orlando, with Quentin Crisp as Queen Elizabeth I; Virginia Woolf; Vita Sackville-West; Aperture 235, Summer 2019 issue; Swinton in Orlando. Images courtesy and © the artists, filmmakers, and publishers.


Bong Joon Ho’s OKJA is streaming on Netflix, but Quentin Tarantino persuaded the filmmakers to strike a 35mm print, which he will screen at his New Beverly Cinema for one week, beginning in July. OKJA is also playing in Santa Monica for a very limited theatrical engagement.

OKJA, through July 4 only.

LAEMMLE MONICA, 1332 2nd Street, Santa Monica.

OKJA, in 35mm, July 2 through July 8 only.

NEW BEVERLY CINEMA, 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles.



Tilda Swinton and Ahn Seo-hyun in Okja (2017), directed by Bong Joon Ho. Hanboks by Chanel, 2015 resort collection, slightly altered.

Image credit: Barry Wetcher/Netflix

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