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Winter 2020

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    The Divine Way, by Ilaria Di Carlo

    The 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival Touring Program #1

    Date: January 12, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Come see some of the best experimental films of 2018 and 2019, in this touring program with highlights from the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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    Wanderer (2017), by Danny Lyon, courtesy of the artist.

    Danny Lyon: Wanderer

    Date: January 16, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Ahmanson Auditorium

    Filmforum at MOCA hosts the Los Angeles premieres of two films by renowned photographer and filmmaker Danny Lyon, followed by a conversation with Lyon by Skype. 

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    ALGO-RHYTHM, By Manu Luksch

    Highlights from the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 2019

    Date: January 19, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    The entire intellectual wealth of current international film production is to be discovered in this program.


    Mike Kuchar: The Stranger in Apartment 9F — Courtesy Video Data Bank

    Sins of The Brothers Kuchar

    Date: February 3, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    REDCAT is delighted to welcome legendary artist Mike Kuchar for a program of films and videos made by himself and his late twin brother George. Co-sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum.


    Knot/Not. by Larry Gottheim

    Larry Gottheim: Chants and Dances

    Date: February 7, 2020
    Time: 8:00pm
    Location: Echo Park Film Center

    Renowned filmmaker Larry Gottheim returns to Los Angeles Filmforum with a couple of classic films and the LA premieres of two new digital works.

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    Jeanne C. Finley: Journeys Beyond The Cosmodrome

    Date: February 10, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Jeanne C. Finley's Journeys Beyond the Cosmodrome (2019, 53 min.) is a riveting portrait of a remote Eurasian culture as revealed through fantasies and fears of its adolescents.  Featuring a live performance by The Threshold Choir

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    Posthaste Perennial Pattern, by Jodie Mack

    Jodie Mack: Patterns, Posthaste!

    Date: February 16, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum welcomes back the wonderful animator Jodie Mack with a couple of her most recent films, followed by her epic feature The Grand Bizarre. 

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    Electric Arthropods, by Manuel DeLanda

    Shocks to the System: An Evening with Manuel DeLanda

    Date: February 24, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    Renowned philosopher and moving image-maker Manuel DeLanda makes a rare Los Angeles appearance with selected films, videos and a lecture, “Cinema as an Emergent Phenomenon.”

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    Carolee Schneemann in Plumb Line

    Dangerous Erotics: A Tribute to Carolee Schneemann

    Date: February 29, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm
    Location: REDCAT

    REDCAT and Filmforum celebrates the life and work of Carolee Schneemann, one of the great artists of the 20th century, with a panel discussion and selection of her films and videos. Schneemann’s performances, films, paintings and installations were at the center of world art culture from 1960 until her death in 2019.

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    A Moon for My Father

    Mania Akbari and Douglas White: A Moon for My Father

    Date: March 2, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    “Brave and never pitiful, A Moon for My Father is a visual, poetic diary, put into a larger socio-politic context, making it a multilayered documentary.” – CPH:DOX FIPRESCI Jury

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    Maggie Cheung in Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves)

    Isaac Julien: Better Life (Ten Thousand Waves)

    Date: March 7, 2020
    Time: 8:30pm
    Location: REDCAT

    The LA Premiere of Better Life (2010), the single-channel version of one of Julien’s best-known installations, Ten Thousand Waves, inspired by the drowning of 23 Chinese undocumented cockle pickers in Morecambe Bay (northwest England).

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    Disarm the Right to Violence!: Recent Mexican Experimental Short Films

    Date: March 15, 2020
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    A selection of films produced between 2018-2020 in intensive filmmaking workshops at Catedra Ingmar Bergman and Filmoteca UNAM, in collaboration with DocsMX, led by Travis Wilkerson. The films open an impelling window into a dynamic, emerging Mexican avant-garde—at once deeply political, highly engaged, and formally stunning.