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Summer 2016

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    X: The Unheard Music

    X: The Unheard Music, with punk shorts!

    Date: June 22, 2016
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Union Station, North Patio

    The first in our summer film series in collaboration with LA Metro, presenting X: The Unheard Music (1986) for free at Union Station, outdoors!

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    SUD (South) by Chantal Akerman

    Chantal Akerman’s Sud (South)

    Date: June 26, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielber Theatre at the Egyptian

    Rescheduled from April.  Part of CHANTAL AKERMAN: CONTRE L’OUBLI/AGAINST OBLIVION, Chantal Akerman’s Sud (South) is a searing examination of the hate crime killing of James Byrd Jr. in Jasper, Texas.

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    Cases and Reels for Color Correction, 2015

    Spectrum Reverse Spectrum & Color Correction: Two Films by Margaret Honda

    Date: July 6, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre

    Two cameraless films by Margaret Honda, premiering as part of Made in L.A. 2016!

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    News from Home, by Chantal Akerman

    Chantal Akerman's News from Home

    Date: July 10, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    We conclude CHANTAL AKERMAN: CONTRE L’OUBLI/AGAINST OBLIVION with the sublime NEWS FROM HOME.

    Introduction by Berenice Reynaud

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    Paradise Springs, by Brigid McCaffrey

    Geography of the Body of the World

    Date: July 14, 2016
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Theatre

    Four films that use the poetic as a means to investigate the real: Bruce Baillie’s Mass for the Dakota Sioux (1964); Sky Hopinka’s Jáaji Approximately (2015); and two by Brigid McCaffrey, who will be present for conversation after the films.

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    Machine Gun or Typewriter? by Travis Wilkerson

    Machine Gun or Typewriter, by Travis Wilkerson

    Date: July 17, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum is delighted to host Travis Wilkerson again with the city’s premiere of his latest feature film.  Machine Gun or Typewriter? In the tradition of An Injury to One, Wilkerson mixes genres in his unique exploration of places, economic systems, and injustice.

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    Dog Island, by Shehrezad Maher

    Where You Thought You Were

    Date: July 24, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Los Angeles Premieres! Ben Russell in person! The screening highlights four superb recent works, made around the world, that stretch our normal notions of documentary and fiction, while finding ways to make apparent some of the many ways  that place and landscape are conceived. 

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    Pasing Through, by Larry Clark

    Passing Through

    Date: July 27, 2016
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Union Station, North Patio

    Passing Through, by Larry Clark, has achieved canonical status as one of the few great jazz films, and it is also one of the great Los Angeles films.  Come to this free screening, where it will be preceded by Ulysses Jenkins's "Notions of Freedom."

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    Tony Conrad

    A Tribute to Tony Conrad

    Date: July 31, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: A Tribute to Tony Conrad

    A Pioneer in avant-garde music, film and numerous other media, Tony Conrad, who passed away earlier this year, indelibly altered the course of contemporary art and thought.  For this tribute, Filmforum will screen some film and video works (including "The Flicker") and host several speakers. 

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    Ruins

    Ruins

    Date: August 2, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Billy Wilder Theatre at the UCLA Hammer Museum

    Jesse Lerner’s Ruins mixes real and fabricated archival footage to document the restoration of artifacts and monuments from Mexico’s precolonial era. After the screening, Jesse Lerner and Gala Porras-Kim will discuss how the value of particular objects shapes the interpretation of culture.

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    Cases and Reels for Color Correction, by Margaret Honda (2015)

    Spectrum Reverse Spectrum & Color Correction: Two Films by Margaret Honda

    Date: August 7, 2016
    Time: 2:00pm
    Location: Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre

    Two cameraless films by Margaret Honda, premiering as part of Made in L.A. 2016!

     

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    Speculation Nation

    Speculation Nation

    Date: August 7, 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    In this impressionistic documentary film, Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown travel across Spain to explore the consequences of the housing crisis.