Film Club

    The KPFK Film Club – A GREAT DEAL for Cinema Fans!

    FIlm Club

     What is the KPFK Film Club?

    The KPFK Film Club is available to listener-subscribers who, for an annual pledge of $150 to the station, are invited to call in for available films...

    How do listeners join the Film Club?

    Call the KPFK Front Desk at (818) 985-2711 during weekday hours to join the Film Club or

    Make an online pledge to the station by clicking here

    How are seats reserved?

    By calling the KPFK switchboard at (818) 985-2711 during weekday hours from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, giving your name and film club number to the receptionist at the front desk. Passes (often for you and a guest) are limited and subject to availability.

     

    CURRENT OFFERINGS

    55 STEPS
    A FREE THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL 818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE FREE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK!!!
    Free Special Advanced Screening and A Reception featuring LIVE MUSIC and Refreshments
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    6:00pm Reception with the Fresh Indy Folk/Pop of Singer/Songwriter Will Sivy and Refreshments
    7:00pm Special Advanced Screening of 55 STEPS!!!
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability so CALL TO RESERVE SEATS for you and your guests NOW!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ug1TE-kdCM
    Visit Will Sivy’s Website here: https://www.willsivy.com/
    Description: 55 STEPS is based on the inspiring true story of the unlikely relationship between an outrageous and wickedly smart Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter), a mental patient in a hospital that has mistreated her, and her attorney, an uptight, workaholic patients’ rights lawyer, Colette Hughes (Hilary Swank). In this heartfelt tale told with humor and emotion, Colette takes on the uphill battle of representing Eleanor against the people who harmed her while the spirited Eleanor makes it her mission to mentor Colette whether Colette likes it or not!  Directed by Bille August, 55 STEPS opens on VOD/EST Oct. 16th and is in theaters Nov. 16th!!
    Will Sivy is an up and coming American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Originally from Boulder, CO, he attended Berklee College of Music until he moved to Nashville. There, he began refining his skills as a songwriter before moving to Los Angeles in 2017. “Will's music is sharp and fresh. He draws from the most important eras of his influences while simultaneously stretching the boundaries of what a singer/songwriter can be.” ~Richie Furay, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Buffalo Springfield, Poco. You’ve seen him at The Mint and The Hotel Café… now enjoy his talents in a free reception prior to seeing 55 STEPS in Beverly Hills!!

    Sony Pictures Classics and KPFK are Pleased to Bring You: MARIA BY CALLAS: IN HER OWN WORDS
    A Special Advanced Screening Event—Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets!!
    Wed. 10/24 11 AM--Special Advanced Screening of MARIA BY CALLAS: IN HER OWN WORDS!!
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Get more info about the film at the official film website:  https://sonyclassics.com/mariabycallas/#
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xmsGzhhDGE
    Not a Member yet?... Call 818-985-2711 to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability so Call NOW and enjoy this special film about one of the greatest singers of all time!!!
    Description:  MARIA BY CALLAS: IN HER OWN WORDS is an intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer, Maria Callas, one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century, as told in her own words. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs—nearly all of which have never been shown to the public—the film reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. Assembling the material for the film took director Tom Volf four years of painstaking research, which included personal outreach to dozens of Callas’s closest friends and associates, who allowed him to share their personal memorabilia in the film. When recordings of Callas’s voice aren’t available, Joyce DiDonato, one of contemporary opera’s biggest stars, reads her words.

    A PRIVATE WAR
    YOU can attend a Special Advanced Screening:
    Pacific’s The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    10/30/18 at 7:30PM
    Call 818-985-2711 to reserve an available complimentary pair of tickets to this special event, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Get more info about A PRIVATE WAR at:
    Website: https://www.aprivatewarfilm.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APrivateWar/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprivatewar
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprivatewar/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88w-xtEzibY
    Description: A PRIVATE WAR, The Story of a Journalist Who Risked Her Life for the Truth!  Based on the True Story of Marie Colvin, One of the Most Celebrated War Correspondents of Our Time. In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her -- along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) -- to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.  Opens November 2, 2018.

    The Topanga Film Institute Presents A Charlie Chaplin Showcase, Featuring… THE GREAT DICTATOR!
    Screening Event/Fundraiser with Refreshments, a Panel Discussion, and an Auction of Old Hollywood and Charlie Chaplin Items!!!
    October 27th, 2018, 3pm-7:30pm at the Topanga Community Club, 1440 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA 90290  
    Visit here for tickets and info:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlie-chaplin-the-great-dictator-tickets-50792453596
    AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=46&v=J7GY1Xg6X20
    Description: A timely screening of Charlie Chaplin’s classic SATIRE! Chaplin has an almost mystical way of becoming ever more relevant as history moves on, and there was never a more fitting time than now for this classic film, with its plea for a world of peace, without totalitarianism, despotism, intolerance and racism.  As Simon Wiesenthal put it, “Humour is the weapon of unarmed people” and that weapon was never better used than in Charles Chaplin’s great classic comedy-satire, THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940). When THE GREAT DICTATOR came out in 1940 both the political left and right were puzzled by Chaplin’s final emotional peroration from the screen–not what you are expecting as the climax of a comedy.  “To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..”

    VAYA
    Laemmle Music Hall: 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Screens starting 10/26/18
    Get more info from the Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44429  and the official film site:  http://www.arraynow.com/vaya/
    AND….call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!! Reservations must be made by 10/26 2 PM.
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnh5jRNnsjk
    Description: VAYA (to go)—An Engaging Drama from South Africa! Akin Omotoso's VAYA made its world premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered Omotoso the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Director!!  And now VAYA is coming to Laemmle’s Music Hall starting Friday, October 26!  Paying homage to the Tsotsitaal namesake meaning “to go”, filmmaker Akin Omotoso's VAYA chronicles the innocence lost by three young South Africans who journey away from their rural homes on a train bound for Johannesburg.  Stirring and suspenseful, the intertwining stories of strangers struggling to survive culminate in an explosive moment based on real accounts. Three people board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers, each on their own mission, with a simple task to complete and in search of family to help them. But when they are betrayed by the very people whose protection they sought, they find themselves trapped in the city - invisible and alone. Vaya interweaves three separate plots, that intersect and intertwine in a gripping, deeply moving and often funny narrative about struggling for survival and dignity in the city.

    THE ADVOCATES
    Monica Film Center Monica Film Center, Santa Monica: Oct 19th – 25th
    Q&As will take place following the evening (7:20pm) screenings of The Advocates as follows:
           Friday 10/19 –Director, Rémi Kessler, advocate Mel Tillekeratne, Alisa Orduña, Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Homelessness, City of Santa Monica. Moderated by Maryam Zar, Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils.
           Saturday 10/20 – Director, Rémi Kessler, advocate Rudy Salinas & special guest, moderated by Elise Buik, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles.
           Sunday 10/21 – Director, Rémi Kessler, advocate with lived experience Claudia Perez, & Maryam Zar, Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils.
    There are three additional one-night-only screenings, all with Q&As also:
           Tuesday 10/23 at 7:30 pm- Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Pasadena: Q&A with director Rémi Kessler, advocate with lived experience Claudia Perez, Mary Kirchen (Founder, Housing Works) & Anne Miskey (C.E.O, Union Station Homeless Services)
           Wednesday 10/24 at 7:30 pm- Laemmle’s NoHo 7 in North Hollywood: Q&A with director Rémi Kessler, advocate Rudy Salinas  and executives from L.A. Family Housing.
           Thursday 10/25 at 7:30 pm- Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino: Q&A with director Rémi Kessler, advocate Mel Tillekeratne +  special guests.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun! Reservations must be made by 10/19, 2 PM.
    Get more info at the Laemmle site: https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/44520/2018-10-22?modal=&replace=#get-tickets ; Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are @AdvocatesFilm.
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/290996757
    Description: The Advocates--Over half a million people are homeless in the United States--25% of whom are in California.  Amid public outcry over the ballooning homeless population in Los Angeles--nearly 54,000 people on any given night--three advocates with three different organizations show what the lost ideal of “care in the community” looks like amid a changing policy landscape. Intensely human and humanizing, The Advocates, provides a sweeping look at the historic and current causes of L. A’s unprecedented crises, largely due to defunded affordable housing. It goes behind the headlines with pragmatic stories of the transformative work that is possible when the right resources, funding, and compassion are applied.  Featuring advocates: Claudia Perez (LA on Cloud9), Rudy Salinas (Housing Works), and Mel Tillekeratne (Monday Night Mission), with expert interviews including Celina Alvarez (Executive Director, Housing Works), Gary Blasi (UCLA, Professor of Law Emeritus), Jerry Jones (Inner City Law Center), Mary Kirchen (Founder, Housing Works), Steve Lopez (Columnist, LA Times), Alisa Orduna (Homeless Policy Director, Mayor Garcetti’s Office), Mark Ridley-Thomas (Los Angeles County Supervisor 2ndDistrict), and David Ryu (LA City Councilmember CD4.)

    HUNTER KILLER
    Special Advanced Screening Event at the ArcLight Sherman Oaks--15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403;  Tues., 10/23/18, 7:00pm
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at:
    Official website: https://www.hunterkiller.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HunterKillerMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hunterkiller
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hunterkillermovie/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PGdkzfbylI
    Description:  Deep under the Arctic Ocean, American submarine Captain Joe Glass (Gerard Butler, Olympus Has Fallen, 300) is on the hunt for a U.S. sub in distress when he discovers a secret Russian coup is in the offing, threatening to dismantle the world order. With crew and country on the line, Captain Glass must now assemble an elite group of Navy SEALs to rescue the kidnapped Russian president and sneak through enemy waters to stop WWIII. Stars Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Linda Cardellini, and Toby Stephens. Only in theaters 10/26/2018!!

    IMPULSO
    Screens Mon. 11/12 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 11/13 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44357
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAFi0LHqEYg
    Description: IMPULSO Comes to Laemmle’s Culture Vulture Series! The spectacular avant-garde choreography of flamenco dancer Rocío Molina have electrified audiences around the world. Her extravagant, mesmerizing and mostly improvised pieces combine traditional Flamenco with modern-dance, avant-garde theatrics, objects, paint, and eclectic music compositions.  IMPULSO is an intimate portrait of Molina, one the dance world’s most passionate artists, as she travels the world to perform her improvised “impulsos” at unusual venues ranging from prisons to modern art museums. Now Molina must prepare for one of her most challenging works ever for a new show at Chaillot National Theater in Paris. Despite Molina’s unconventional stagings and artful theatrical setups, she remarkably manages to maintain her connection to Flamenco’s rich history and traditions.

    THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
    Screens Mon. 11/5 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 11/6 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44416
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68yjXDU0E8
    Description:  A new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, will be captured live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays.  Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.  Michael Fentiman’s witty new production stars Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).  A fresh take on Wilde’s ‘comic masterpiece’ (Guardian), this ‘hilarious’ adaptation breaths ‘new and vital’ life (
    ★★★★★ WhatsOnStage) into one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time’ (The Stage). Don’t miss the ‘magnificent’ (★★★★ Sunday Times) final instalment of Classic Springs critically acclaimed Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright.

    FRANKENSTEIN
    Screens Mon. 10/29 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/30 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44539
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeuAKpKtnzQ
    Description:  FRANKENSTEIN—The Laemmle Theaters Bring You One of the BEST Frankenstein Productions EVER!! FRANKENSTEIN returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s revolutionary novel.  Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale. Adapted by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley.

    THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO
    Screens Mon. 10/22 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/23 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44373
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/286260179
    Description: Like a matador confronting a bull, the artist approaches his easel, his eyes blazing. As he wields his brush, we see through the canvas as the artwork unfolds, erupts, dances into being before our eyes. Pablo Picasso, the most influential artist of the twentieth century, is making a painting, and Henri-Georges Clouzot, the famous French director (The Wages of Fear, Diabolique), is making a movie. In 1955, Clouzot joined forces with his friend Picasso to make an entirely new kind of art film — a film that could capture the moment and the mystery of creativity. Together, they devised an innovative technique — the filmmaker placed his camera behind a semi-transparent surface on which the artist drew with special inks that bled through. Clouzot thus captured a perfect reverse image of Picasso’s brushstrokes and the motion picture screen itself becomes the artist’s canvas. Here, the master creates, and sometimes obliterates, 20 works (most of them, in fact, destroyed after the shoot), ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to Cinemascope color murals — artworks which evolve in minutes through the magic of stop-motion animation. Unavailable for more than a decade, The Mystery of Picasso is exhilarating, mesmerizing, enchanting and unforgettable. It is simply one of the greatest documentaries on art ever made. The French government agreed — in 1984 it declared the film a national treasure.

    The MOST INCREDIBLE 5th ANNUAL HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Schedule Has Been Announced!!
    A Don't Miss Event!!!
    October 4th-6th, 2018
    Highland Theatre
    5604 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
    Get info and tix here: https://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html
    And Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request available complementary all access passes!!

    NOSFERATU (1922 SILENT FILM) FEATURING LIVE SCORE BY THE JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE!!
    This MUST SEE EVENT occurs Monday, October 29, 7PM, at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info at : http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZGaoRkEatw
    Description:  “So this is it: ground zero, the birth of horror cinema.” – Time Out, “It’s not just a great horror movie. It’s a poem of horror, a symphony of dread, a film so rapt, mysterious and weirdly lovely it haunts the mind long after it’s over.” – Chicago Tribune.  One of the silent era’s most influential masterpieces, Nosferatu‘s eerie, gothic feel — and a chilling performance from Max Schreck as the vampire – set the template for the horror films that followed. Don’t miss this special rare screening featuring a live score by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble!

     

    A STAR IS BORN
    Screenings begin October 5 at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Get more info at : http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/  
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSbzyEJ8X9E
    Description:  “This is a durable tale of romance, heady fame and crushing tragedy, retold for a new generation with heart and grit.” – Hollywood Reporter;  “It’s remarkable… just how many fresh reserves of emotion Cooper teases out of a well-worn formula.” – Los Angeles Times.  In this new take on the tragic love story, Bradley Cooper plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers–and falls in love with–struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga).  She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight.  But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

    THE CAKEMAKER
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, September 28 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Saturday, September 29 – 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Sunday, September 30 – 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Monday, October 1 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Tuesday, October 2 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Wednesday, October 3 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Thursday, October 4 – 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm
    Get more info about THE CAKEMAKER at : http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-cakemaker/
    AND…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and JOIN THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XxLHyzsB_Q
    Description: THE CAKEMAKER-- Contemporary International Art house Cinema at Its Finest!!!  Winner of over 15 international awards, and nominated for over a dozen more!!!   A terrifically impressive feature debut by Israeli writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer. Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When an unexpected tragedy befalls Thomas, he must go to Jerusalem in search of answers. There he finds himself weaving a lie he must stretch to conceal the real truth behind his identity. THE CAKEMAKER is a moving exercise in carefully nuanced, slightly melancholy emotional naturalism. Throughout, the film lets us apply our readings to what is displayed, rather than imposing its own.  This is especially true of Thomas Kalkhof’s remarkable performance, one that seems founded on stillness and silence, which we can imagine are natural defenses for a young man who has been deeply wounded by his experiences.  Sad and sweet, and with a rare lyricism, “The Cakemaker” believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation nor religious belief can deter.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, The NY Times;  “A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief.” – Guy Lodge, Variety;  “Kalkhof has perfect chemistry with both Miller and Adler. The characters don’t have to talk for the audience to feel the loss, love and desire they’re experiencing.” – Samantha Incorvaia, Arizona Republic

    THE HAPPY PRINCE
    THIS JUST IN!!!!  Kevin Campbell (http://kevincampbell.squarespace.com/ ) will be performing his his incredible folk, blues, and soul LIVE at the reception for THE HAPPY PRINCE screening 10/4!!!            
    This is a FREE THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….

    ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL 818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK!
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Thursday, 10/4 ; 6PM: Reception with refreshments and LIVE MUSIC from Kevin Campbell; 7PM: THE HAPPY PRINCE screens!

    CAMP FRIDA—A 12 Hour Marathon of Thrillers, Activities, Games, and Surprises!!!
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    On Saturday, October 6th @ 8:00 pm
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary passes, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: You’ll want to go back…to CAMP FRIDA!!  Pack up your backpacks and leave your fears at the door – On Saturday, October 6th @ 8:00 pm Camp Frida returns!  Join your counselors for a night of camp activities, badges, games, and 12 hours of some of the creepiest, goriest films ever to make you think twice about going back to camp! And this time…the films are UNDEAD… The list of horror classics will be kept under lock and key for the safety of the campers…plus who doesn’t love surprises! It`ll be a long night – dress comfy!  And whereas the Frida Cinema will have their concessions bar open all night, feel free to bring survival snacks to keep you going through the night… Camp Registration gets you access to the films, camp activities, and the opportunity to earn an assortment of Camp Frida goodies! An extra special gift to everyone who stays for the entire marathon!  General admission tickets available here: http://thefridacinema.org/event/camp-frida-undead/  .  12 hours of thrilling fun…can you survive the night?

    THIS JUST IN…Camp Frida has announced the first title: From Dusk till Dawn from writer Quentin Tarantino and director Robert Rodriguez. Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and anything else that just won’t stay dead is likely to be featured though the night. See the trailer here (viewer discretion advised) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RF0hYk7tc8

    5th Annual HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
    Highland Theatre (5604 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042)
    Thursday--October 4th, 2018 - 7pm, thru Saturday, October 6th, 2018 - 10pm
    HPIFF Best of the Fest FREE screening at Choi Auditorium (Occidental College)--Thursday, October 18th, 2018 - 7pm
    Get all the pertinent info at https://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of available All Access Festival Passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description:  Mark Your Calendars…You WON”T Want to Miss This!!!  Highland Park Independent Film Festival (HPIFF), the grassroots Northeast Los Angeles based celebration of the art of film, announced their program line up for the 5th annual festival edition. The HPIFF showcase includes 3 Narrative Features, 3 Documentary Features and 41 Shorts. These 47 films include both 5 World Premieres, 1 USA Premiere and 6 Los Angeles Premieres. The most premieres to date.  New in 2018 is the Film Fan Fest which will take place outside of the Highland Theater featuring music, dancing, live painting by Highland Park artists and an outreach component to engage the community and learn about what they would like to see on our screen!
    The 5th ANNUAL HPIFF ANNOUNCES THEIR 2018 PROGRAM LINE UP:  

    Opening night is Thursday, October 4th with the screening of the documentary “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed” directed by Windy Borman. The documentary follows female 'ganjapreneurs', who we call Puffragettes (as in Pot + Suffragette), as they navigate the highs and lows of the legal US cannabis industry. Red Carpet starts at 6:30 pm.  Directly before the screening, HPIFF will present the 2018 HPIFF Humanitarian Award to Josefina Lopez. Josefina López is best known for authoring the play and co-authoring the 2002 SUNDANCE AWARD WINNING film Real Women Have Curves. Josefina will attend to receive the 2018 Humanitarian Award.  Directly after the screening of the opening night film, there will be a question and answer with the filmmakers. The evening continues with our 2nd Annual Opening Night Gala to be held at the Ebell Club in Highland Park. A red carpet, music, food and drinks will be enjoyed by the filmmakers, sponsors and honored guests.
    The 2018 Friday Night Film is “Bullitt County”. An action/thriller set in 1977 about four friends who reunite for a bachelor party to hunt for buried Prohibition money on Kentucky's Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder. The film is directed by David McCracken. As a gift to the community, the thought-provoking programming leading up to the closing film will screen for FREE. The Chills and Thrills program, along with the award-winning feature film from Iran, Disappearance as well as the Highland Park homegrown, Awkward Silence will screen FREE for HPIFF's community on Friday, October 5th.
    Closing HPIFF 2018 will be the shorts program, City of Angels featuring a line up made up entirely from Los Angeles based directors. A slew ofengaging and groundbreaking short films rounds off the other 2018 HPIFF Shorts Programs. On Saturday, October 6, the shorts programs LatinX Voices, Sisterhood of Cinema, and All About #HLP feature an eclectic array of themes by performers from around the globe. Two powerful documentaries also make up the jam-packed Saturday line up of films. Blissful At Zero is a World Premiere for HPIFF. The film follows the last days of Nicole Tupper and it is an inspiring, thought provoking examination of what it truly means to be alive. Tales of the American charts the rich history of the Los Angeles’ Hotel American which was built for black Americans in 1905, adopted by Japanese before World War II, and taken over by artists in the 1980s.

     

    THE HAPPY PRINCE
    Free Special Advanced Screening: This is a THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL 818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE FREE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK! Film Club Members--we have seats set aside for you so please call in your requests as soon as possible.
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    Thursday, 10/4 ; 6PM: Reception with refreshments and music; 7PM: THE HAPPY PRINCE screens!
    Get more info at: https://www.facebook.com/thehappyprincefilm/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmN9r1Fcr8 
    Description:  THE HAPPY PRINCE…A Portrait of the Dark Side of a Genius Who Lived and Died for Love. Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Tom Wilkinson.  Best known for his epigrams and plays, Oscar Wilde was a turn-of-the-century Irish poet and playwright whose Gothic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray and satirical play The Importance of Being Earnest are still popular today. Once one of the most famous men in London, Oscar Wilde was crucified by a society that once worshipped him--a lover, imprisoned and freed.  The HAPPY PRINCE stars Rupert Everett who, capturing the author’s brilliant wit and flamboyant style, gives a career defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. The critics are effusive:  “Moving, unforgettable, ravishing, a gutsy tour deforce”  -Metro;  “Rupert Everett is an exceptional Oscar Wilde”-Screen Daily;  “Rupert Everett is MAGNIFICENT!”-The Guardian.  THE HAPPY PRINCE opens in New York and Los Angeles October 10th but YOU can be one of the first to see it early by calling in now!

    FAHRENHEIT 11/9
    Screens at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814) starting Sept. 21st!
    Get more info here: http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/films/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZeLvaflLLc&list=PLxwzhyE6LBdlgRqrcBhmaxv9IwI1GNhMr
    Description: Michael Moore’s  FAHRENHEIT 11/9 is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the @**! did we get here, and how the @**! do we get out?   It’s the film to see before it’s too late.

    MANDY
    Frida Cinema: 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Thursday, September 13 – 8pm  Special one-night-only event screening followed by PRE-TAPED (not live/in-person!) Q&A with Nicolas Cage and Panos Cosmatos!!
    Friday, September 14 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Saturday, September 15 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm, 11pm
    Sunday, September 16 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Monday, September 17 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Tuesday, September 18 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Wednesday, September 19 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Thursday, September 20 – 1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Get more info here: http://thefridacinema.org/event/mandy-pre-taped-qa-with-cage-and-cosmatos/?instance_id=4106
    Call 818-985-2711 to request and available pair of complimentary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI054ow6KJk
    Description:  From director Panos Cosmatos (Beyond the Black Rainbow) and RLJ Entertainment comes highly-anticipated action-thriller Mandy, starring  Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough!   The Frida’s one-week run kicks off with a special 8pm screening on Thursday the 13th which will be followed by a pre-taped (note: NOT LIVE or in-person!) Q&A with Nicolas Cage and director Panos Cosmatos, recorded at L.A.’s legendary Egyptian Theatre!!**  Pacific Northwest, 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagorical journey filled with bloody vengeance, and laced with fire. To delve deeper into Mandy here would be to risk spoiling many of the film’s surprises – or as Heather Wixson of Daily Dead wrote in her five-star review, “There are so many reasons why I loved Mandy, and I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface here – but to be honest, so many of those things were genuine surprises for me as I was watching it, and I feel like that’s the best way for anyone to see it.”  Directed by Panos Cosmatos. 2018. 121 minutes. Rated R.  “Were scientists to engineer an uncut, 100-proof cult sensation, it would probably look, sound, and kick like this.” – A.A. Dowd, AV Club; “★★★★. Those still suffering from withdrawal symptoms from the end of David Lynch’s epic Twin Peaks revival last year – the cure has been found.”– James Croot, Stuff.co.nz;  “Mandy is a totally uncompromising vision from a singular filmmaker – a pulsing, twisted descent into heavy metal vengeance that must be seen to be believed.” – Ben Pearson, Slashfilm

    THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY MARATHON at the FRIDA CINEMA
    Frida Cinema: 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Saturday, September 15th, starting at 11:30 AM
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!  (Act fast, tickets are extremely limited and subject to availability!!!)
    Get more info at https://thefridacinema.org/lotr/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykSVYGHZwgs
    The last marathon was FANTASTIC!! Read the review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2164633967145151/?type=3&theater
    Description: EXCITING NEWS!!!  THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY MARATHON at the FRIDA CINEMA IS BACK!!!!  AND THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR KPFK FILM CLUB MEMBERS TO OBTAIN COMPLIEMENTARY TICKETS!!!! Their August trilogy presentation sold out and there was wailing and gnashing of teeth if you couldn’t get in! DON”T DESPAIR…on Saturday, September 15th, The Frida Cinema is giving you a second opportunity to prove just how die-hard a fan of THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy you really are…  Starting at 11:30am, for a single low ticket price, the fabulous FRIDA will be presenting the Extended Editions of all three THE LORD OF THE RINGS films, on 4K digital prints, back-to-back at The Frida Cinema in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the epic, Oscar-winning third installment The Return of the King!  Films will screen as follows: 11:30am – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; 3:45pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; 8:30pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.  There will be a 35-minute intermission between Parts 1 & 2 for lunch, and a 50-minute intermission between Parts 2 & 3 for dinner! This is a very rare opportunity – throw on your comfiest clothes, bring a pillow and blanket, and take a 13-hour journey through Middle-earth!  (And yes, expect giveaways and surprises.  This is The Frida Cinema, after all…)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring--A kind hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) lives a humble life at the Shire with his fellow companions, until he is tasked with a perilous mission – to embark on an epic journey through Middle-earth and destroy the powerful One Ring. Accompanied by a fellowship of hobbits, elves, dwarves, men, and wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellen), Frodo sets off to accomplish his task as the evil Sauron assembles an army of his own to bring darkness to the realm.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers--Exhausted and broken, the fellowship continues their journey to Mordor.  Along the way, Frodo and his trusted friend Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) learn they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum; and Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), the Elf archer Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and Gimli the Dwarf (John Rhys-Davies ) encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman’s deadly spell.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King--Winner of 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the epic climax finds the once-great kingdom in desperate need of its king as Sauron’s army advances. As a final battle is staged, a determined but emotionally and physically weary Frodo continues his perilous trip across treacherous enemy lands to cast the One Ring into the fires of Mount Doom, relying on support from Samwise as the ring’s cruel energy continues to wage a war of wills against his very soul.  Tied with Ben-Hur and Titanic for most Academy Awards received for a film, The Return of the King provides a deeply satisfying climax to a thrilling trilogy brimming with epic battles, breathtaking scenery, dazzling special effects, and triumphant performances.

    Peppermint
    In theaters now.
    Get more info about Peppermint at:
    Website: https://www.peppermint.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeppermintMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/peppermintmovie?lang=en
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peppermintmovie/
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary run-of-event passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdL70wkf_H0
    Description: Peppermint, a New Action Thriller From Director Pierre Morel Starring Jennifer Garner, John Ortiz, John Gallagher Jr., and Juan Pablo Raba.  Peppermint tells the story of young mother Riley North (Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla. Channeling her frustration into personal motivation, she spends years in hiding honing her mind, body and spirit to become an unstoppable force – eluding the underworld, the LAPD and the FBI- as she methodically delivers her personal brand of justice.

    LIFE ITSELF
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to attend a SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING at the AMC Burbank 16 (125 E Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502) Wednesday 9/19 at 7:30pm.  Just call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets;  you can call the same number to BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    Get more info from these fascinating sites:
    Film site: https://www.lifeitself.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifeitselfmovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifeitselfmovie?lang=en
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/lifeitselfmovie/?hl=en
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC5lxLCyyhQ
    Description: LIFE ITSELF… A Heartwarming Multigenerational Love Story Spanning Both Decades and Continents. As a young New York couple (Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde) goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in LIFE ITSELF. Director and writer Dan Fogelman (“This Is Us”) examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an amazing international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, LIFE ITSELF celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love. Only in theaters September 21st!

    KPFK Film Clubbers!! Take Note!
    This is a great week for those Film Club Members who call 818-985-2711 to request complimentary available tickets:
    -- There are still Run of Event AMC passes available for AXL (a boy and his robotic dog!) and MILE 22 (intrigue, suspense, action)!!
    -- The INCREDIBLE Q Films Fest in Long Beach starts Thurs, 9/6, with features, shorts, interviews, and after parties galore at the FABULOUS Art Theater in Long Beach!
    -- The Special Event Preview for AMERICAN CHAOS (the director went on the road to red states, searching for insight by interviewing Trump supporters) takes place Fri., 9/7 at 4:00 PM at the WILSHIRE SCREENING ROOM 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA.90211
    -- The Laemmle Theaters' Next Culture Vulture presentation screens next Mon and Tues. 9/10 and 11th...LOVE, CECIL (fascinating story about Cecil Beaton, Oscar-winning production designer of such films as Gigi and My Fair Lady, with talents in photography, theatre, film design, and more!)
    And stay tuned here for MORE TO COME!!

    NELLY
    Opens Sept. 14th at the fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 (673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101) and Royal (11523 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A., CA 90025)
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44277
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    See the trailer here (Rated NR: viewer discretion is advised): https://vimeo.com/277746266#at=1
    Description-The Laemmle Theaters present NELLY, A Fascinating Biographical Drama. A high-class prostitute by choice, Nelly Arcan’s colorful life is recreated in a multilayered and stylish mix of make-believe and memoir, revealing Nelly’s alter egos: the neurotic writer, the vulnerable lover, the call girl and the star. Directed by Anne  Émond, NELLY artfully retells the life of Nelly (with an acclaimed performance by Mylène Mackay), an escort who became an international literary star. Nelly wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Putain in 2001, which was nominated for both the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina, two of France's most prestigious literary awards and sold over 80,000 copies as a a critically-acclaimed bestseller. She shocked the literary world with her elegant phrasing and the lurid details of sex work.  Although little is known about the author in the English-speaking world, Nelly became one of Quebec's most loved and most hated public figures, a household name in both Canada and France due to her unflinching tell-all approach to life as a sex worker, over-the-top glamour, and ability to attract media attention.  The Globe & Mail wrote  “she’s one of the best writers Canada has ever produced."  Despite unprecedented success, Nelly’s remarkable life ended in tragedy in 2009, four days after submitting the last edits to her fourth book. Filmmaker Anne Emond is quite a up-and-coming talent and the film lends itself to an interesting discussion on feminism. NELLY was a Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection (2016).

    Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…
    Kusama - Infinity
    Screens Mon. 10/15 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/16 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44448
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8mdIB1WxHI
    Description:  KUSAMA – INFINITY is filmmaker Heather Lenz’s fascinating portrait of the top-selling female artist in the world. The bittersweet story of Yayoi Kusama, who battled sexism, racism and mental illness to finally see her iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms become an art world sensation and social media staple at the age of 88, KUSAMA – INFINITY premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame countless obstacles to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage.For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her – the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment and mental illness in a culture where that was a particular shame.In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and novels. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

    Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…
    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    From the Royal Shakespeare Company
    Screens Mon. 10/8 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/9 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44449
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFLLnl3AmSc
    Description: Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…Directed by Fiona Laird.

    Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series presents…
    BEETHOVEN'S 9th Symphony: Ode to Joy, WIENER PHILHARMONIKER CONCERT
    From the Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein, Austria
    Screens Mon. 10/1 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 10/2 at 1PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
    Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/44417
    AND call 8818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: A perfect way to start the festive season. Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, performed by the Vienna Philharmoniker, conducted by Christian Thielemann, one of the most recognized conductors of our time, leading the legendary Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. With Annette Dasch, Mihoko Fujimura, Piotr Beczala and George Zeppenfeld. There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic. In the course of its over 160 year history, the musicians of this most prominent orchestra of the capital city of music have been an integral part of a musical epoch which, due to an abundance of uniquely gifted composers and interpreters, is widely regarded as unique. The orchestra's close association with this rich musical history is best illustrated by the statements of countless pre-eminent musicians of the past. Richard Wagner described the orchestra as being one of the most outstanding in the world; Gustav Mahler claimed to be joined together through "the bonds of musical art"; and Richard Strauss summarized these sentiments by saying: "All praise of the Vienna Philharmonic reveals itself as understatement."Recorded April 2010

    A.X.L.
    Get more info about the film…
    Official Website: http://axlmovie.com/#
    Facebook:            https://www.facebook.com/axlmovie
    Twitter:                https://twitter.com/axlmov
    Instagram:            https://www.instagram.com/axlmovie/
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary pair of tickets to select AMC screenings of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    @AXLMovie is in theaters August 24.
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=--8nr2kt4uk     
    Description:  A.X.L…A Timeless, Epic Adventure for the Whole Family! “The family dog just got an upgrade.” A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog created by the military to help protect tomorrow’s soldiers. Code named by the scientists who created him, A.X.L. stands for Attack, Exploration, Logistics, and embodies the most advanced, next-generation artificial intelligence. After an experiment gone wrong, A.X.L. is discovered hiding alone in the desert by a kind-hearted outsider named Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who finds a way to connect with him after activating his owner-pairing technology.  Together, the two develop a special friendship based on trust, loyalty and compassion. Helping Miles gain the confidence he’s been lacking, A.X.L. will go to any length to protect his new companion, including facing off against the scientists who created him and who will do anything to get him back. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. is captured, Miles teams up with a smart, resourceful ally named Sara (Becky G) to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family.

    MILE 22
    @Mile22Movie is in theaters now!
    Get more info about the film….
    Official Website:  http://mile22.movie/#home
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mile22movie/
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/mile22movie/
    Twitter:      https://twitter.com/mile22movie
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary pair of tickets to select AMC screenings of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    Watch the trailer here: https://twitter.com/mile22movie
    Description:  “You don’t send them in, you turn them loose.” MILE 22, A Visceral Modern Thriller starring Mark Wahlberg! From the director of Lone Survivor, Mark Wahlberg stars as James Silva, an operative of the CIA’s most highly-prized and least understood unit. Aided by a top-secret tactical command team, Silva must retrieve and transport an asset who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction before the enemy closes in. Directed by Peter Berg; also stars Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey, and John Malkovich.

    KIN
    SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING at the AMC Burbank 16, 125 E Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502
    Tues., 8/28, at 7:30PM
    Get More Film Info here…
    Website: https://www.kin.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KINmovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/kin
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kin/
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=Ac5wrM2uYbk
    Description: A SPECIAL EVENT ADVANCED SCREENING of the New Pulse-Pounding Sci-Fi Crime Thriller…KIN.  “The future is coming for them, but no force is greater and no bond is stronger than family.” Chased by a vengeful criminal (James Franco) and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con (Jack Reynor) and his adopted teenage brother (Myles Truitt) are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection. Kin is the story of an unexpected hero destined for greatness, from the producers of ARRIVAL and STRANGER THINGS! Starring Dennis Quaid.

    Sony Pictures Classic’s AMERICAN CHAOS, Special Event!
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 4:00 PM
    WILSHIRE SCREENING ROOM 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 **Validated parking in underground lot
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets to this Special Advanced Screening of AMERICAN CHAOS, if you are a member of the KPFK Film Club; call the same number to JOIN the Film Club!
    Get More Info about the film from these terrific sites:
    Website: https://sonyclassics.com/americanchaos/#
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonyClassics
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonyclassics
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonyclassics/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89wQ957RvFc
    Description:  "Something felt very wrong, and I needed to find out why." …. Jim Stern, Director. Starting six months before the 2016 presidential election, director Jim Stern put his life on hold and -- driven to understand what seemed incomprehensible at the time -- traveled through red states to interview and spend time with Donald Trump supporters from different backgrounds. It was a search for insights and answers, for anything that could explain the billionaire's surging appeal and why these voters remained untroubled by so many troubling things the candidate had said and done. This journey became his Heart of Darkness into the American body politic at a profoundly critical point in our history. And the film he returned with, AMERICAN CHAOS, sheds unique light on difficult issues roiling the nation -- chronicling a cultural divide, still dangerously misunderstood, that continues to tear at the fabric of our democracy. Opens NY & LA September 14; Coming Soon to a City Near You!

    QFilms Long Beach LGBTQ Film Festival
    Thursday, Sept. 6 thru Sunday, Sept. 9
    All Films Screened at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach 90814
    Pre and Post-Screening Receptions & Parties at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th Street, Long Beach 90814

    Get More Info at: Info at: http://qfilmslongbeach.com/   or call 562-434-4455.
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary ALL ACCESS PASS, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!  (Number of passes are limited and subject to availability so call EARLY!!)
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jwrwAOZ7JM

    Description: Long Beach’s longest-running film festival since 1993, the QFilm Festival annually presents narrative features, documentaries and short films that embody the rich diversity and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities. More than 1,500 people attend each year to savor a mix of West Coast, Southern California and local premieres as well some of the most acclaimed features on the film festival circuit. Numerous filmmakers and cast members of the films to be shown will be present for audience discussions after each screening. Festival events will feature numerous parties and opportunities for attendees to meet and mingle with filmmakers, actors, critics and other industry professionals. Proceeds benefit the LGTBQ Center in Long Beach.
    Schedule
    Thursday, Sept. 6th
    7:00pm | A Long Road To Freedom: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: When tomorrow is a promise that can't be kept, live for a happy now.
    Friday, Sept. 7th
    6:45pm | Wild Nights With Emily:  Dramatisation of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular her relationship with another woman.
    9:15pm | Mapplethorpe: An intimate portrait of the celebrated yet controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (Matt Smith) whose relationship with Patti Smith.
    Saturday, Sept. 8th
    10:30am | Every Act of Life: World-renowned playwright Terrence McNally’s pioneering 5-decades in the theatre, in the struggle for LGBT rights, triumph over, triumph over addiction, the pursuit of love and inspiration at every age, and the power of the arts to transform society
    12:45pm | Finding Home: The docu-series assembles the stories of three remarkable individuals to make a powerful and passionate declaration for both America & foreign born, straight & LGBT audiences.
    2:45pm | Queer & Trans Shorts: The Queer & Trans Shorts program showcases narratives within the LGBTQ community often underrepresented within the mainstream.
    5:00pm | Man Made: This documentary explores the world of transgender bodybuilding, tracking the path of four hopefuls as they prepare for Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world (held in Atlanta, GA).
    7:30pm | Kiss Me! (Embrasse-Moi!): The young woman, crazy in love with Cécile, will do anything to win her back.
    Sunday, Sept. 9th
    11:00am | Men in Briefs:This year's Men in Briefs (short film series) is as entertaining as ever! With a variety of comedic and dramatic shorts, the program is sure to contain something for everyone.
    1:15pm | Women in Shorts: This year’s Women in Shorts, the women’s short films program, is as entertaining as ever! With a variety of comedic and dramatic shorts, the program is sure to contain something for everyone.
    9:15pm | Just Friends: Romantic comedy about two young men, their relationship and their relationship with their mothers.
    3:15pm | Transmilitary: TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.
    5:15pm | The Heiressess (Las Herederas):  "The Heiresses" is the kind of story Hollywood doesn't tell anymore; a 50-something woman daring to rekindle…
    7:15pm | My Best Friend (Mi Mejor Amigo): Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia.
    9:00pm | Shakedown: Take a trip with us to Los Angeles' legendary Shakedown through this submersive documentary featuring dynamic queers… Film features shots of the Long Beach historic night club, Hamburger Mary's.
    Receptions & Parties
    Mix and mingle with fellow LGBTQ film aficionados, filmmakers, actors, and members of our incredible Long Beach community at nightly parties featuring savory appetizers from some of the best local eateries, full no-host bar, and music.
    Thursday, September 6th
    6:00pm - 10:00pm, OPENING NIGHT PARTY @The Center--Open to all Thursday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    Friday, September 7th
    6:30pm - 10:00pm, FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY @The Center--Open to all Friday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    Saturday, September 8th
    10:00am - 9:00pm, FILMAKER'S LOUNGE @The Center
    New to 2018, our Filmmaker’s Lounge is a relaxing retreat away from the bustle of 4th Street. Curated by renowned 4th Street interior design and furniture retailer Trebor/Nevets and featuring exclusive print art from the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, enjoy hosted drinks in our laid back lounge between films, mix, mingle, and enjoy this new exclusive experience.  All-Access Pass required for entry.
    2:15pm - 3:15pm- SATURDAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL @The Center. Cool off after a hot film in Lobby Bar and Lounge with ice cream treats courtesy of QFilm’s Founder Robert Cano. Open to all Saturday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    6:30pm - 10:00pm, SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY@The Center; Open to all Saturday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    Sunday, September 9th
    10:30am - 12:30pm, SUNDAY BRUNCH@The Center. Sunday brunch is back for another fabulous year! Featuring savory egg dishes and Italian treats, there’s no better way to kick off QFilms Closing Day. Open to all Sunday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.
    10:00am - 9:00pm FILMAKER'S LOUNGE @The Center. New to 2018, our Filmmaker’s Lounge is a relaxing retreat away from the bustle of 4th Street. All-Access Pass required for entry.
    6:30pm - 10:00pm, CLOSING NIGHT PARTY @The Center. Open to all Sunday ticket, Five Film Pass, and All Access Pass holders.

    Six Short Films of David Lynch and Dumbland
    Just Added to the Frida Cinema’s David Lynch Retrospective
    Thursday, August 23 – 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Sunday, August 26 – 7pm, 9:15pm
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th St. #100 Santa Ana, CA
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets while supplies last.
    Get More Info….. http://thefridacinema.org/
    Description: ATTENTION ALL LYNCHPINS!!!  With the generous participation of Janus Films and Absurda, the Frida Cinema is pleased to close their series of films by filmmaker, graphic artist, and musician David Lynch with a rare opportunity to experience Lynch’s remastered short films on the big screen, paired together with his recent work DumbLand into a unique, first-of-its-kind presentation! Screenings will open with Janus Films’ new 2K Digital Restorations of six short films by David Lynch: Six Men Getting Sick (1967), The Alphabet (1968), The Grandmother (1970), The Amputee, Version 1 (1974), The Amputee, Version 2 (1974), and Premonitions Following an Evil Deed (1995). Shorts will be followed by a presentation of the complete DumbLand, a series of eight crudely-drawn five-minute animated shorts written, directed and voiced by Lynch in 2002. The Frida thanks Mr. Lynch and Absurda Films for allowing this rare opportunity to present DumbLand on the big screen!

    BLACKkKLANSMAN
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Starts 8/17/18
    Visit http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/  for showtimes.
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFc6I0rgmgY
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.
    --“It was history written with lightning. BlacKkKlansman is a deafening roll of the thunder we’ve been waiting for ever since.” – indieWire
    --“Spike Lee’s new film empowers audiences to stand up for change. Talking isn’t enough; you must get up and do the right thing.” – US Weekly
    --“Lee’s most flat-out entertaining film in quite a long time.” – Hollywood Reporter
    --“This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute.” –TIME Magazine

    AN IDEAL HUSBAND
    Screens Mon. 9/24 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 9/25 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44384
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R42FxFw1di0
    Description: Oscar Wilde’s AN Ideal Husband, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen!  AN IDEAL HUSBAND has been considered the Rolls-Royce of English comedies!  As an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern’s smooth ascent to the top seems assured until Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning proof of his past financial chicanery.  Directed by Jonathan Church, this entertaining and still-topical play brings an act of political sin into the heart of the English home with a talented ensemble cast.

    Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden
    Screens Mon. 9/17 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 9/18 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44172
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3vHUX75S3o
    Description: The Laemmle Theaters Culture Vulture Series Presents:  Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Egon Schiele was one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His erotic paintings scandalized Viennese society while art agents and daring artists like his mentor Gustav Klimt truly understood the exceptionality of his work. Now, almost 100 years after Schiele’s tragic death in 1918, this dramatic film celebrates this fascinating artist with wonderful cinematography and casting which bring to life the biographical story of an artist prepared to go beyond his own pain to sacrifice love and life for his art. Winner of numerous international awards!

    LOVE, CECIL
    Screens Mon. 9/10 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 9/11 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44368
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznzK0EOwfs
    Description: The Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series Bring You a New Fascinating Documentary …LOVE, CECIL. Cecil Beaton was probably best known for his production design for Oscar-winning films Gigi and My Fair Lady but his talents in photography, theatre and film design, and as a gifted diarist, went far beyond that. Beaton’s world is one of utter fascination –– from his work for Vogue, as a photographer in World War II, to his relationship with the Royal Family and his alleged affair with Greta Garbo.

    Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
    Screens Mon. 8/27 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 8/28 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44269
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2oF4wOnTS4
    Description:  With exclusive, unprecedented access, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne Westwood’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance. Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. As an activist, Vivienne Westwood has championed political causes such as the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, climate change and civil rights.

    Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen
    Screens Mon. 8/20 at 7:30 PM and Tues. 8/21 at 1PM at the incredible Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5!
    Get MORE INFO at https://www.laemmle.com/films/44153
    And…call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE5HPgK5k0E
    Description: Laemmle’s Culture Vulture Series Brings You…..Michelin Stars: Tales from the Kitchen.  All chefs dream of the distinction of receiving the coveted Michelin star. But who decides this peculiar rating and what is the criteria for obtaining one? More than a baker's dozen of the world's top-rated chefs dish on the pros and cons of the punishing star system that has given them extreme joy-and nervous breakdowns. CHEFS MAINLY FEATURED: Guy Savoy, Guy Savoy ***, Paris, Alain Ducasse, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée ***, Paris, Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz **, Gipuzkoa, Victor Arguinzoniz, Asador Extebarri *, Atxondo, René Redzepi, Noma **, Copenhagen, Rasmus Kofoed, Geranium ***, Copenhagen, Esben Holmboe Bang, Maaemo ***, Oslo, Mark Ladner, Del Posto *, New York City, Alain Weissgerber, Taubenkobel (**), Schützen am Gebirge, Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park ***, New York City, Fredrik Berselius, Aska **, New York City, Benoit Violier, l’Hotel de Ville ***, Crissier. Frank Giovannini, l’Hotel de Ville ***, Crissier, Kevin Fehling, The Table ***, Hamburg, Yoshihiro Narisawa, Narisawa **, Tokyo, Namae Shinobu, L’Effervescence **, Tokyo Yoshimi Tanigawa, Kichisen ***, Kyoto, Wassim Halal, Frederikshøj *, Aarhus

    DAVID LYNCH RETROSPECTIVE—EIGHT FEATURE FILMS AT THE FRIDA
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th St. #100 Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get More Info….. http://thefridacinema.org/david-lynch/
    AND….call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Trailer to the first film, Blue Velvet, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_BybDB_phY
    Description: Explore the Weird and Wonderful World of David Lynch, On the BIG SCREEN at the Frida Cinema, Where the Strange and the Beautiful Loom Large!!! David Lynch is a four-time Oscar nominee and two-time Cannes award-winner whose enigmatic work in film, music, and television have achieved both cult and critical acclaim.  This month, the Frida Cinema celebrates Lynch’s contributions to cinema with a retrospective of eight of his feature films, screening throughout August. Since the Palme d’Or-winning director broke out with his 1977 feature film debut Eraserhead, he has explored the limits of the human psyche and blurred the line between reality and dreams. As a surrealist, Lynch carried the torch lit by the likes of Luis Buñuel and Alejandro Jodorowsky in exploring the role of cinema to move beyond conventional commercial fare into that of Art at its most genuine and cryptic.  Alternately mind-bending, emotional, and horrifying, his film and television work continues to fascinate audiences and critics alike.

    Blue Velvet
    Wednesday, August 1 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Thursday, August 2 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Friday, August 3 — 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Eraserhead
    Friday, August 3 - 11:00pm
    Saturday, August 4 - 8:00pm
    The Elephant Man
    Saturday, August 4 — 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
    Sunday, August 5 — 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm
    Monday, August 6 — 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Twin Peaks
    Saturday, August 11 — 8:00pm
    Sunday, August 12 — 8:00pm
    Lost Highway
    Tuesday, August 14 — 8:30pm
    Wednesday, August 15 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
    Dune
    Friday, August 17 — 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 10:00pm
    Saturday, August 18 — 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
    Mullholland Dr.
    Sunday, August 19 — 9:00pm
    Monday, August 20 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
    Tuesday, August 21 — 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm
    Wild at Heart
    Wednesday, August 22 — 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm
    Thursday, August 23 — 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm
    Friday, August 24 — 2:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm

    FYI…AND ONE THEATER TO SCREEN THEM ALL!!
    The Frida still has a few tickets left for their TRIPLE BILL screenings of THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY, EXTENDED EDITION, Saturday, August 18, one admission price!
    11:30am – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    3:45pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    8:30pm – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
    Click here for info: http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-lord-of-the-rings-trilogy/?instance_id=3720

    THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME
    In theaters August 3rd!
    Get More Info on THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME:
    Website:          https://www.thespywhodumpedme.movie/
    Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/SpyWhoDumpedMe
    Twitter:           https://twitter.com/SpyWhoDumpedMe
    Instagram:       https://www.instagram.com/SpyWhoDumpedMe/
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a selected screening of your choice at the Regal Theaters, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXkUaaVrB_s
    Description: Check out the Hilarious New Film, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon!  Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.

    Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to reserve a pair of available complementary tickets to a SPECIAL ADVA
    NCED SCREENING of this marvelous film:
    Tuesday, 7/31 at 7:30PM at the Edwards Irvine Spectrum, 500 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
    Call the same number to Join the Film Club—become a member and enjoy the FUN!!
    Get  MORE INFO Here:
    Website: https://movies.disney.com/christopher-robin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyChristopherRobin/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/disneycrobin

    Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN will be released nationwide August 3, 2018
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0URpDxIjZrQ

    This Just In!!! Non-Film Club Members can check out KPFK's Facebook Page and next week's Email Dispatch for a special Ticket offer for CHRISTOPHER ROBIN:  https://www.facebook.com/KPFK90.7/

    Description:  Great Family Fun!!! Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Presents Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN! In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside. Now grown up, Christopher Robin is stuck in a job where he is overworked, underpaid and facing an uncertain future. He has a family of his own, but his work has become his life, leaving little time for his wife and daughter. Christopher has all but forgotten his idyllic childhood spent with a simple-minded, honey-loving stuffed bear and his friends. But when he is reunited with Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), now tattered and soiled from years of hugs and play, their friendship is rekindled, reminding Christopher of the endless days of childlike wonder and make believe that defined his youth, when doing nothing was considered the very best something. Following an unfortunate mishap with Christopher Robin’s briefcase, Pooh and the rest of the gang including Piglet (Nick Mohammed), Eeyore (Brad Garrett) and Tigger (Jim Cummings), step out of the forest and venture into London to return the crucial possessions...because best friends will always be there for you.  The film also stars Golden Globe nominee Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”) as Christopher Robin’s wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Emmy® winner Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”) as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. Featured voices also include: Golden Globe nominee Toby Jones (“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”) as Owl; Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (“Dr. Who”) as Rabbit; and Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (“The Secret Life of Bees”) as Kanga.  Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is directed by Golden Globe® nominee Marc Forster (“Finding Neverland”) from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry (“Golden Exits”) and Oscar® nominee Allison Schroeder (“Hidden Figures”) and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.  Disney has a history with the A.A. Milne characters dating back to 1966 when the studio released the animated short “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree” featuring the character Christopher Robin, which was followed by the shorts “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” and “Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, Too,” as well as several full-length features and numerous direct-to-DVD titles.

    ENTER THE DRAGON
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, July 27 – 11pm
    Saturday, July 28 – 8pm
    Get more info from the Frida… http://thefridacinema.org/event/enter-the-dragon-45th-anniversary-2k-restoration/?instance_id=3645
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!  
    Consider calling early and arranging a DOUBLE FEATURE with THE GREAT SILENCE on 7/27 and 7/28, while tickets are available!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBAPNvJt2KE
    Description: Like Never Before, Experience Some of the Greatest Choreographed Karate Scenes in Film History, including a Riveting Finale in a Room of Mirrors…ENTER THE DRAGON: 45th Anniversary 2K Restoration!  Digitally remastered on a gorgeous 2K print by Warner Bros. in celebration of its 45th Anniversary, ENTER THE DRAGON stars legend Bruce Lee at the top of his game in his final big-screen performance. Determined to help capture the narcotics dealer whose gang was responsible for the death of his sister, a martial arts expert (Lee) enters a kung fu competition in an attempt to fight his way to the dealer’s headquarters. Co-starring genre favorite John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Black Christmas) and U.S. Karate Champion Jim Kelly — both of whom also brought their own karate expertise to the set — ENTER THE DRAGON was the first martial arts film produced by a major Hollywood studio! “No one can overstate the degree of Lee’s international star power and influence. He honorably held his place in a line of great action stars that goes all the way back to Douglas Fairbanks.”— Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle;  “If kung fu is now the standard badass language, Enter the Dragon — featuring Lee’s great slow-burn stare — is the first grammar lesson.”— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone;  “The only real disappointment about Enter the Dragon is that it is Bruce Lee’s last movie.” — Jay Cocks, Time Magazine

    THE GREAT SILENCE
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Wednesday, July 25 – 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8:30pm
    Thursday, July 26 – 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8:30pm
    Friday, July 27 – 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm, 8:30pm
    Saturday, July 28 – 2:30pm, 7:30pm, 10pm
    Get more info from the Frida… http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-great-silence-50th-anniversary-restoration-2/?instance_id=3613
    And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Consider calling early and arranging a DOUBLE FEATURE with ENTER THE DRAGON on 7/27 and 7/28, while tickets are available!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMrhQp35uUo   
    Description: The Most Influential Western You’ve Never Seen…THE GREAT SILENCE: 50th Anniversary MUST SEE Restoration.  A blistering 50-year-old masterpiece of the Spaghetti Western genre that never received a theatrical release in North America, Django director Sergio Corbucci’s THE GREAT SILENCE has been unearthed, restored, and remastered by FM Classics and Film Movement, and comes to The Frida July 25 – 28!  Klaus Kinski (Aguirre, The Wrath of God) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (Amour) star as a vicious bounty hunter and a mute gunslinger who lock horns in the snowy mountains of Utah during the Great Blizzard of 1899. Inspired by the then-recent deaths of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, the film is notable for its explicitly radical politics and dark tone, matched by an atypical snowbound setting and beautifully haunting score by Ennio Morricone.  The Great Silence has been an inspiration to filmmakers – notably, Quentin Tarantino, who referenced the film’s wintery setting in 2015’s The Hateful Eight.  “Even 50 years later, The Great Silence stands majestically as both a blistering comment about its era and a creatively revisionist genre piece…the restoration is so crisp, the production looks like it was finished yesterday.” – Film Journal International;  “Still hurts so good — half a century later.” – The Village Voice;  “
    ★★★★★.  It’s been called ‘great’ and ‘Corbucci’s masterpiece.’  It just might be.” – Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com

    The Mads Are Back!
    Three Shows—Three Different Surprise Films
    Friday, June 29 – 8pm
    Saturday, June 30 – 2:30pm and 8pm
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get more info at https://thefridacinema.org/event/the-mads-live-saturday-june-30/
    Oh you LUCKY KPFK Film Clubbers…YOU can call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of tickets to a screening of your choice at the FABULOUS FRIDA, but call soon as tickets are limited and subject to availability!! 
    Call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and Join the Fun!!!
    Description:  Join Mystery Science Theater 3000’s “TV’s Frank” Conniff and Trace Beaulieu as they screen some of the worst movies ever made…. And RIFF on them (or “comedically make fun of” them, for the MST3K-unversed)…LIVE at The Frida in the same style as the Peabody Award- winning TV series!  The Mads will riff a film and a short – both of which will be surprises! – and will do a Q&A and Meet-and-Greet after the show!


     Romeo and Juliet
    Screens Monday August 13th (7:30 PM) and Tuesday, August 14th  (1PM) at a selected Laemmle Theater near you (Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and Town Center 5)
    Get more info at  https://www.laemmle.com/films/44025
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNAkWlJrXCk
    Description: What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.  'Wonderfully fresh version has is something rare and precious…an urgent sense that this matters here and now, that young hearts and lives, rather than just iambic pentameters, are at stake.' EVENING STANDARD.  
    ★★★★ 'This must be the most fleet-footed account of Romeo and Juliet since West Side Story. Erica Whyman has done something bold, which is incorporate into the company a handful of pupils from schools across the country; their freshness rubs off onto the rest of the cast.' DAILY TELEGRAPH.  ★★★★ 'Youthful and energetic take on Shakespeare's tragedy.' WHATSONSTAGE.  ★★★★ 'Fresh and engaging.' THE STAGE

    Cezanne - Portraits of a Life
    Screens Monday August 6th (7:30 PM) and Tuesday, August 7th  (1PM) at a selected Laemmle Theater near you (Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and Town Center 5)
    Get more info at  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43498
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4L_0PUMeb8
    Description:  EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now. A Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation

     

    Early 2018 Film Club Offerings

    Previous Film Club Offerings, Prior to 2018
     


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