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Fall 2018

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    Ex Utero, by Michelle Dizon, image courtesy of the artist

    Deconstructing Portraiture: Embodied Landscapes

    Date: September 13, 2018
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Theater

    Deconstructing Portraiture: Embodied Landscapes presents film and video works that employ portraiture in their formally-varied visual odes to femme embodiment and its subversive potential to evade surveillance, mourn, and heal.  Four Los Angeles premieres, and filmmaker Michelle Dizon in person!

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    Half a Life

    Half a Life (Mourir À Trente Ans) by Romain Goupil

    Date: September 16, 2018
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    1968: Visions of Possibilities, part 8. Perhaps the best film about the May 1968 left-wing uprising in Paris (and its dispiriting aftermath), Romain Goupil’s autobiographical documentary draws upon his own ample you-are-there film footage, shot over 12 years as events unfolded.  This winner of the Caméra d’Or at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival is undistributed in the U.S. so don’t miss seeing it in a DCP from France that is temporarily in North America.

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    Barbershop from Hale County This Morning, This Evening Copyright IDIOM Film, Courtesy RaMell Ross & Cinema Guild

    Hale County, This Morning, This Evening

    Date: September 20, 2018
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: Downtown Independent

    An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, Hale County This Morning, This Evening looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years.  Winner of U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at the Sundance Film Festival, 2018.  Director RaMell Ross in person!

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    Napalm

    Napalm, A Tribute to Claude Lanzmann

    Date: September 24, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: The Downtown Independent

    The Los Angeles premiere of the last film by Claude Lanzmann, director of Shoah.  

    “A mini-masterpiece... to my mind one of the year’s most romantic films.” - Christopher Small, Sight & Sound

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    The Guests, by Ken Jacobs

    Date: October 9, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: The Downtown Independent

    Los Angeles premiere, with Ken & Flo Jacobs in person!  

    "Ken Jacobs does more than extend the time (and space) of the original footage: he invites us to see in a way that we have never seen before." (Bozar Centre for Fine Arts)

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    I Choose Darkness, 2009, by Karen Yasinsky

    Karen Yasinsky: Perpetual Motion

    Date: October 19, 2018
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Karen Yasinsky makes simple and complex animations that are charming, resonant, beautiful, and a bit mysterious. Several LA premieres, with Yasinsky in person!