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Summer 2013 Schedule

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    Free Land (Martin, 2009)

    Flaherty on the Road: Family Affairs

    Date: June 30, 2013
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Egyptian Theater in Hollywood

    Filmmaker Minda Martin in Person!

    The Robert Flaherty Film Seminar is the longest continuously running film event in North America. Named after Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Man of Aran, Louisiana Story) who is considered by many to be the father of documentary film, the Seminar began in 1955 when Flaherty’s widow, Frances, convened a group of filmmakers, critics, curators, musicians, and other film enthusiasts at the Flaherty farm in Vermont.

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    Get Out of the Car (Andersen, 2010)

    This is the City

    Date: July 11, 2013
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA

    Filmmakers Thom Andersen, Clay Dean and Programmer Madison Brookshire in Person!

    Los Angeles is perhaps the most photographed, yet least understood city in the world. For all of the countless images, it is as though few people have actually seen the city well enough to depict it. Coinciding with A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California, Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents a program of recent films that break this mold, and in so doing document the changing landscape of the city in the 21st century

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    Devil's Gate (2011) by Laura Kraning

    Constructions of Los Angeles

    Date: July 14, 2013
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Egyptian Theater in Hollywood

    Filmmakers Laura Kraning and Baylis Glascock in person!

    More than most cities, Los Angeles is one that is thoroughly invested with the idea and practice of construction and reconstruction.  It is the place where people go to reconstruct themselves, and it is a city whose built environment is always being constructed, torn down, and reformed, in space and meaning.  

    In association with Pacific Standard Time Presents Modern Architecture in L.A., Filmforum is doing four screenings with films looking at the built environment and personal meanings of architecture in Los Angeles.  

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    L.A.X. (1980) by Fabrice Ziolkowski

    L.A.: Erasure and the Modern City

    Date: July 21, 2013
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Egyptian Theater in Hollywood

    The filmic explorations of the lost pasts and present histories of Los Angeles vary as widely the possibilities of cinema, and we’re exploring many of those possibilities, from home movie documents to animations of lost neon, from brand new works revisiting old cinematic representations, to careful explorations of the great geometries of the Southern California basin. 

    In association with Pacific Standard Time Presents Modern Architecture in L.A., Filmforum is doing four screenings with films looking at the built environment and personal meanings of architecture in Los Angeles.

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    Get Out of the Car

    Get Out of the Car and Schindler’s Houses

    Date: July 26, 2013
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: LACMA Bing Theater

    AT LACMA!  Two recent films offer piercing and lucid visions of contemporary Los Angeles, including the ongoing influence of its lingering past.  Get Out of the Car, by Thom Andersen (2010/color/32 min./16mm) and Schindler’s Houses, by Heinz Emigholz ( 2006/color/99 min./35mm).  This is the fourth program that Filmforum is doing in association with Pacific Standard Time Presents Modern Architecture in L.A., with films looking at the built environment and personal meanings of architecture in Los Angeles.

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    FUD by Simon Tarr (2006, digital, color, sound, 4 min)

    Live and In Color: An Evening with Simon Tarr

    Date: July 28, 2013
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre

    Simon Tarr comes from South Carolina with films and live cinema performance.  Almost all Los Angeles premieres!

    Not well known yet on the West Coast, Simon Tarr utilizes a full array of methods to create his expressive media work.  Sometimes he grabs video glitches and renders them in one luxurious colorful whole; other times he films fleeting moments in centers of world finance.  He manipulates found footage in completed works and live “remixes” that change the meaning of the original work.  It’s a shame that we haven’t hosted his work in Los Angeles previously, and we’re delighted to rectify the situation.  Be sure to come out and see the possibilities!

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    Who Killed Cock Robin (2005/2010)

    Who Killed Cock Robin?

    Date: August 11, 2013
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre

    Travis Wilkerson's first feature, following up on the lyrical agitprop of his Butte, Montana documentary An Injury to One, portrays the life of a rootless teenager in the same dead-end town: shoplifting, hanging out in abandoned mines, grappling with the decline of employment prospects and labor movements. A bold and unfashionable film in every sense, not least its earnest political stand." Dennis Lim -- Top 10 Overlooked Sundance Films

    "Wilkerson's triumphant follow-up to 2002's rousing – if ultimately somewhat hectoring – An Injury To One, Who Killed Cock Robin? again concerns itself with the economic woes of the film-maker's Montana home-town, Butte. But whereas Injury examined historical events in a largely documentary style, Cock Robin relates modern-day goings-on in a "fictional" format. 

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    Far From Afghanistan (2012)

    Far From Afghanistan

    Date: August 18, 2013
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre

    Filmforum is delighted to host the Los Angeles premiere of a remarkable omnibus film from five extraordinary filmmakers, four of whom we’ve hosted earlier (and three of them this year!). Unabashedly political filmmakers, but all of whom bring the constant spirit of invention and exploration in their works, all coming together to create a waork exploring the deep involvement of the United States in Afghanistan.  Even if you have no interest in seeing a film on America’s ongoing war in Afghanistan, come see this one for the art and the filmmaking, and the sure-to-be great conversation following with two of the filmmakers.  We’re delighted to have Minda Martin and Travis Wilkerson back for the second time each this year.