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Summer 2018

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    No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N***r

    No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N****r

    Date: July 1, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Probably unseen in LA since the late 1960s, this "startling" documentary looks at African-American responses to the Vietnam War, intercutting speeches and scenes from the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam march on April 15, 1967, New York City, addressed by Martin Luther King, Jr., and an interview with three black veterans, recently returned from Vietnam in 1968.  "...packs a wallop" - J. Hoberman, NY Times.

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    I Am Somebody

    1968: Actions and Reactions

    Date: July 12, 2018
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Theater

    A series of documents and documentaries of actions taken by protesters in 1968 (and 1969), and responses great and small, illustrating how far we've journeyed and how we keep revisiting the same issues.

    Q&A with the artists following the screening!

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    Canyon Cinema 50

    Canyon Cinema at 50: Studies in Natural Magic / Associations

    Date: July 13, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: UCLA Film and Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theater

    Bay Area-based non-profit film and media arts organization Canyon Cinema has, for 50 years, served as a bastion of “artist-made moving image work” not just as an archive, but as a distributor and champion of experimental, avant-garde, alternative and otherwise underserved filmmaking voices.  Tonight features two programs of highlights of their collection.

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    Decodings, by Michael Wallin

    Canyon Cinema at 50: Decodings / Continuum

    Date: July 14, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: UCLA Film and Television Archive, Billy Wilder Theater

    Two more packed shows of highlights and lesser-known works from the incredible Canyon Cinema collection!

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    Dream Reconstructions

    Dream Reconstructions, by Miklos Erdély

    Date: July 15, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    This screening of the rarely viewed Dream Reconstructions (1977), by Miklos Erdély, coincides with the exhibition Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary, co-presented by the Wende Museum and the Getty Research Institute.

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    Matria, by Fernando Llanos

    Fernando Llanos: Matria

    Date: July 22, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Los Angeles premiere of the award-winning documentary, with maker Fernando Llanos in person!

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    Medium Cool

    Chicago 1968: Medium Cool and “Yippie”

    Date: July 29, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Chicago, August 26-29, 1968.  Thousands of delegates arrive for the Democratic Convention to affirm Vice-President Hubert Humphrey as the party’s nominee for the presidential election.  Even more activists arrive to protest the Johnson administration, the war in Viet Nam, and the state of the USA, and to act out new possibilities for lifestyles, demonstrations, and political theater.  Chaos ensues, heavily covered by mainstream and alternative media.  Program six of 1968: Visions of Possibilities looks at this fateful week through two lenses, of "Yippie" and Medium Cool.

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    Czechoslovakia: Portrait of a Tragedy

    Czechoslovakia: Portrait of a Tragedy

    Date: August 19, 2018
    Time: 3:00pm
    Location: The Wende Museum

    1968: Visions of Possibilities, part 7 brings the free Los Angeles premiere of a 1968 documentary.  Produced during the "Prague Spring," Czechoslovakia: Portrait of a Tragedy features rare interviews with historical figures including Ota Šik, drafter of the New Economic Model, and Václav Havel.

    This screening is now at capacity with a lengthy wait list.  We'll try to repeat it later.