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Winter 2016

  • A Symptom, by Ben Balcom

    The 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour 16mm Program

    Date: Jan 10, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: The Echo Park Film Center

    Los Angeles Filmforum welcomes back Festival Director David Dinnell with the 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour 16mm Program, includng films by such folks as Mary Helena Clark, Friedl vom Gröller, Andrew Kim, Ben Rivers, Margaret Rorison, Mark Toscano, and more!

  • © Sharon Lockhart, Goshogaoka, 1997 Courtesy the artist, neugerriemschneider, Berlin, and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels.

    Sharon Lockhart: Goshogaoka

    Date: Jan 14, 2016 7:00PM
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

    Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents the marvelous Goshogaoka by Sharon Lockhart, preceded by Tacita Dean's Merce Cunningham. First Performance of STILLNESS (In Three Movements) to John Cage's Composition 4'33" with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007

  • American Hunger by Ephraim Asili

    Ephraim Asili: Traversing Historic Time

    Date: Jan 24, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Los Angeles Filmforum is thrilled to welcome New York-based filmmaker Ephraim Asili for his first solo show in Los Angeles. This program includes the Los Angeles premieres of Many Thousands Gone (2015), Forged Ways (2011) and Points on a Space Age (2009). 

  • Rabbit, by Run Wrake

    Collage Dada Jukebox: The Animations of Run Wrake

    Date: Jan 31, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Employing a radical, often exhilarating collage sensibility and an intuitive grasp of movement, metamorphosis, and the bizarre, British animator and designer Run Wrake forged an ever-forking path of innovation and influence in his work, spanning the early ‘90s to his tragic passing in 2012.

  • Raoul, by Phill Niblock (1968-69)

    The Early Films of Phill Niblock

    Date: Feb 8, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

    As part of a series of West Coast events featuring the work of legendary experimental composer and intermedia artist Phill Niblock, Filmforum is pleased to present an evening of his early cinematic endeavors. Phill Niblock in person!  Note the change from our usual day and location!

  • Behavior, by William Leavitt

    William Leavitt: Behavior

    Date: Feb 11, 2016 8:00PM
    Location: LA><ART

    Premiere screening of the fifth film work by artist William Leavitt, with a post-screening discussion with William Leavitt and Thom Andersen.

    Tickets by RSVP to LA><ART only!

  • The Plastic Garden by Ip Yuk Yiu

    The Festival of (In)appropriation #8

    Date: Feb 21, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Founded in 2009 and curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen, the Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of contemporary, short (20 minutes or less), audiovisual works that appropriate existing film, video, or other media and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways.

  • Digital Videos by Seamus Harahan

    Jesse Jones and Seamus Harahan: Irish artists on Northern Ireland

    Date: Mar 6, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Acclaimed artist and filmmaker Mariah Garnett brings to Los Angeles Filmforum recent digital videos by Irish artists from both sides of the border whose work depicts, directly and indirectly, the effects of the conflict in Northern Ireland on its population.

  • Coming Up for Air by Carrie Mae Weems

    Carrie Mae Weems: Coming Up For Air

    Date: Mar 10, 2016 7:00PM
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue

    Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA is thrilled to present a theatrical screening of Carrie Mae Weems’ exceptional, feature-length video Coming Up For Air accompanied by her 2009 video Afro-Chic. Created between 2003 and 2005, Coming Up For Air marks Weems’ first major foray into video and weaves together a series of visually striking, dramatic vignettes depicting family, quarrelling sisters and the relationship between black men and white women in Antebellum New Orleans.

  • The Sea [is still] Around Us, by Hope Tucker

    Hope Tucker: The Obituary Project

    Date: Mar 13, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Hope Tucker visits Los Angeles for her first show here of The Obituary Project, a compendium of experimental salvage ethnography, in which a series of filsm reframe the passing of sites, people, communities, rituals, cultural markers, and ways of being.

  • Là-bas (Down There), by Chantal Akerman. Image Courtesy Icarus Films.

    Chantal Akerman’s Là-bas (Down There)

    Date: Mar 20, 2016 7:30PM
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Los Angeles Filmforum is pleased to present legendary filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s stunning 2006 feature Lá-bas, an intimate portrait of self and city shot through the windows of a Tel Aviv apartment. This presentation is the inaugural screening in CHANTAL AKERMAN: CONTRE L’OUBLI/AGAINST OBLIVION, a tribute to Akerman presented by Los Angeles Filmforum, Cinefamily, REDCAT, Veggie Cloud, Fahrenheit, and Human Resources.