KPFK Film Club 2017 Offerings

    KPFK Film Club Previous Offerings

    MOLLY’S GAME
    Opens December 25th
    Call 818-985-2711 and treat yourself and a guest to a pair of complimentary passes to selected screenings to Los Angeles area Regal Theaters, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
    Get More Info from these interesting sites:
    Website: http://mollysgame.movie/#about
    Facebook: MollysGameMovie; https://www.facebook.com/MollysGameMovie
    Instagrams: @MollysGameMovie;  https://www.instagram.com/MollysGameMovie/
    Twitter: @Mollys_Game; https://twitter.com/Mollys_Game
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=9v-pw0ZQRLY
    Description: Molly's Game, A New Must-See Thriller From Aaron Sorkin, the writer of A FEW GOOD MEN, THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT, THE WEST WING, MONEYBALL, and THE SOCIAL NETWORK!!!  MOLLY’S GAME is based on the true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned that there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led us to believe. Critics are calling MOLLY’S GAME masterful, gripping, radically entertaining, well crafted, and serious fun!!!  Directed by Aaron Sorkin and Brian d'Arcy; the cast includes Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O'Dowd, and Bill Camp.

    THE SHAPE OF WATER
    Coming Friday December 22
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to JOIN THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the Art Theater Website:  http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYWazblaUA
    Description: Treat Yourself This Holiday Season to…. The Shape of Water, at the magnificent Art Theater in Long Beach!!! From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg. “A dark-edged fairy tale as lovingly steeped in vintage movie magic as it is in hypnotic water imagery, this captivating creature feature marries a portrait of morally corrupt early-1960s America with an outsider tale of love and friendship ” – Hollywood Reporter.  “A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Variety.  “The Shape of Water” is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie, and altogether wonderful.” – New York Times,  "Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it's a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon." – Los Angeles Times

    FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL—COMPLIMENTARY ADVANCED SCREENING
    All listeners are invited to call in for available passes for Thursday, December 21st at 6:30PM (reception, screening at 7:30PM.)
    Wilshire Screening Room: 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Free parking below the building
    You don’t have to be a KPFK Film Club Member for this one, but you do need to call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of tickets, which are limited and subject to availability.
    Visit these interesting websites to find out more about FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL:Website: http://sonyclassics.com/filmstarsdontdieinliverpool/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FilmStarsDontDieInLiverpool/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonyclassics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonyclassics/
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43_KLNaEc6M
    Description: KPFK and Sony Pictures Classics invite YOU to request a  pair of COMPLIMENTARY PASSES to a SPECIAL SCREENING of one of most moving films of the year—FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL!! Based on a true story, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between a young actor and the eccentric legendary actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair quickly grows into a deeper relationship, though their passion and lust for life will be tested by events way beyond their control. The performances and the chemistry are a joy to watch, with Jamie Bell’s performance heralded as his  flat-out career-best, and Annette Bening’s portrayal of Gloria Grahame is both nuanced and full of emotional force.  Come join us for networking, refreshments, and the beautiful FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL  Happy Holidays from the KPFK Film Club!!!

    Downsizing
    Stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, and Kristen Wiig
    Opens Dec. 22.
    You are invited to call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available tickets for a choice of screenings at the Landmark Theater on Pico Blvd in Los Angeles, if you are a Film Club Member, or to join the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!
    Get more details at Downsizing film on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DownsizingFilm), Twitter (https://twitter.com/downsizingfilm), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/downsizingfilm/)
    Landmark Theater-10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_POpCkJToEQ
    Description: This Christmas, we are meant for something bigger. Would you get small to have it all?  Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.  People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

    9-1-1
    KPFK Listeners are invited to call in for tickets to a Special Advanced Screening at  Pacific’s The Grove on 12/13/17 at 7PM.
    Call 818-985-2711 for instructions on how to obtain a complimentary pair of passes. Passes are limited and subject to availability.
    You don’t have to be a Film Club Member to call in for this event!!
    Pacific’s The Grove: 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036; Enjoy the Grove’s Winter Wonderland before seeing 9-1-1!
    Get more info about 9-1-1 at their webpage: https://www.fox.com/9-1-1/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTQj3UgIj74
    Description: Attention All KPFK Listeners!!!  Be One of the First to See 9-1-1, an Exciting New Series, Screening in the Heart of The Grove’s Winter Wonderland!!!  9-1-1—A  Fast-Paced Exploration into the Lives and Careers of First Responders—Cops, Paramedics, Firefighters – The People who Put Their Lives On The Line to Save Others. Starring Academy and Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,” “What’s Love Got to Do with It”), the series is based on the real-life, high-pressure experiences of emergency response providers who are thrust into heart-stopping situations that are equal parts unpredictable, intense and uplifting. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives. Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Peter Krause (“The Catch,” “Six Feet Under”) and Emmy Award-nominated actress Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights,” “American Horror Story”) have been cast in lead roles. Oliver Stark (“Into The Badlands”), Aisha Hinds (“Shots Fired,” “Underground”), Kenneth Choi (“The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”) and Rockmond Dunbar (“Prison Break,” “The Path”) have been cast in series regular roles.  The series, from prolific creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, will premiere on FOX TV Wed. Jan 3, 2018.

    Jesus Christ Superstar
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Saturday, December 16 at 2pm, and on Sunday, December 17 at 2pm.
    Saturday. December 16 at 8pm, is a special Sing Along version of Jesus Christ Superstar, inviting the audience to sing along to their favorite JCS songs!
    Call 818-9985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to Subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club!!
    Get more info at the Frida’s Website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/jesus-christ-superstar-sing-along/?instance_id=377
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=NAkwBcrepdA
    Description: Jesus Christ Superstar Fans, Rejoice!  Ted Neeley is coming to The Frida Cinema! Actor/singer/musician Ted Neeley will be joining Frida audiences for three screenings of the Webber/Rice Spectacular on December 16th and 17th.  Come early and meet the man who, 44 years after this film’s release, is still touring the world with the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar , performing the role that made him a rock icon.  Celebrated as arguably the best rock opera ever written, 1973 classic Jesus Christ Superstar is based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance that followed.  Starring Ted Neeley in his iconic role as Jesus Christ, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and the late greats Carl Anderson and Barry Dennen as Judas Iscariot and Pontius Pilate, this sensational feature film tells the story of the final six days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of his exasperated friend Judas Iscariot, who feels that Christ and his fellow apostles may have lost sight of their core mission at hand.  Too often mis-labeled a musical, Jesus Christ Superstar is very much the definition of a rock opera, featuring an explosive set of songs that range in style from stage to disco to funk to rock, carrying the narrative completely in song, with no spoken lines.

    BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    12/1: 5PM, 8PM
    12/2: 2PM, 5PM, 8PM
    12/3: 2PM, 5PM, 8PM
    12/4: 5PM, 8PM
    12/5: 5PM, 8PM
    12/6: 5PM, 8PM
    12/7: 5PM, 8PM
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to Subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club!!
    Get more info at the Frida Website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/blade-of-the-immortal-sunday-2pm/?instance_id=557
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pc5ikveEjA
    Description: The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana presents Legendary Japanese director Takashi Miike’s 100th film,  the violent and strikingly beautiful BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL. Based on the Manga series “Mugen no jûnin” by Hiroaki Samura, Blade of the Immortal follows the deeds of Manji, a skilled samurai who has a decisive advantage: no wound can kill him.  He has taken a lot of lives, both innocent and guilty, and now lives life in feudal Japan as a criminal after being cursed with his immortality. His only possible salvation? He must honor his vow to kill enough evil men – 1,000, to be exact – before his curse is lifted and he can finally rest. When he comes across a young girl named Rin whose parents were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu, Manji makes an oath to help her avenge their deaths, leading the unlikely duo on a remarkable quest to make right against those who did them wrong. A kinetic and visually stunning ballet of violence, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL combines fantastical and knowingly cartoonish elements with rich characterization, invested performances, and genuinely intense and gory battles, delivering a film that truly honors its page-tuner Manga roots while reveling in the sort of visual audacity and spectacle that only the art of cinema can offer. “Not often do you encounter a movie about slicing, dicing samurai vivisecting each other into gory chunks that is also a thing of beauty.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune “Further proof that of all the genres he dabbles in, samurai cinema is the one that brings out the grandest entertainer in Miike. Here’s to 100 more.” – A.A. Dowd, The AV Club  “Blade of the Immortal is flat-out gorgeous.” – Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Inquirer  “Here’s to another 100!” – James Berardinelli, ReelViews

    WONDER WHEEL
    Opens citywide December 1st, 2017
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of passes to a SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING on Wednesday, 11/29/17, 7:30PM, at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood (6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.)
    Get more info about WONDER WHEEL at the following sites:
    Webpage: http://www.wonderwheelmovie.com/home/
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WonderWheelMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wonderwheelmov
    Link to the trailer here: Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFM0UqX9MJ8
    Description:  The Newest Drama/Thriller Written and Directed by Woody Allen, starring Kate Winslet, Jim Belushi, Juno Temple and Justin Timberlake! WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.

    LOVING VINCENT
    Screens at the Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, November 24 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Saturday, November 25 – 3pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Sunday, November 26 – 3pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Monday, November 27 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Tuesday, November 28 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Wednesday, November 29 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Thursday, November 30 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:45pm
    Call 818-9985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to Subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club!!
    Get more info at the Frida Website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/loving-vincent-sun-945/?instance_id=490
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=bRDSTw6mNwY
    Description: The First Entirely Oil-Painted Feature Film, Comes to The Frida November 24th – 30th.  Already the winner of four international awards, Loving Vincent takes a revolutionary approach in relating the last days of famed artist Vincent Van Gogh, as each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, created in the same technique as Van Gogh by a team of 115 painters.  A true first-of-its-kind film that mesmerizes from start to finish, Loving Vincent explores the life and unusual death of Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks, and seen through the eyes of a young man who arrives in the painter’s hometown to deliver the troubled artist’s final letter, and who ends up investigating his final days there.  “One of the most lunatic labors of love to appear on movie screens this year. And in that sense, a fitting, miraculous tribute to its subject.” – Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly.  “An engrossing exploration of the artist’s final days rendered in his signature painting style.” – Serena Donadoni, Village Voice. “Loving Vincent is almost too beautiful for its own good; I found myself, too often, so dazzled by the form that I quite forgot about the content.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times. “Brings a poetic sense of tragedy to the last act of van Gogh’s life, and fresh insight into the kind of man he was.” – Peter Debruge, Variety

    WONDER
    Opens citywide November 17th
    Call 818-9985-2711 to request a pair of available run-of-event tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to Subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club!!
    Get More Info at WONDER’s:
    Website: http://www.wonder.movie/?story
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WonderTheMovie
    Twitter Page:  https://twitter.com/WonderTheMovie/
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NNG4lge4Kk
    Description: The Inspiring and Heartwarming Story of August Pullman! Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade.  As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER stars stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.

    JANE and LADY BIRD at the ART THEATER in LONG BEACH!!!!
    JANE  currently screens from 11/17 thru 11/21 at the Art Theater.
    LADY BIRD currently screens 11/22-11/23.  
    Screening times are subject to change, so check the Art Theater website before you go: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Call 818-9985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to Subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club!!
    The MAGNIFICENT Art Theater is located at 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Link to the JANE Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=FRlUJrEUn0Y
    Link to the Lady Bird Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=cNi_HC839Wo
    Description: Two Unanimously Acclaimed Films At One of the Most Beautiful Theaters: JANE and LADY BIRD at the ART THEATER in LONG BEACH!!!!
    JANE—Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.  “JANE is an epic romance filled with hope and brimming with a love for life and all of its ups and downs.” – LA Weekly.  “Few films this year offer up such lush and formal components. Morgen has made a film of deep emotional beauty. Required viewing for anyone seeking a classic in the making” – IndieWire.  “It’s a revelation!” – Vanity Fair
    LADY BIRD--In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. “Gerwig the actress skillfully pivots between the wacky and the poignant, so it’s no surprise that Gerwig the auteur so delicately balances hilarity and heartbreak.” – TheWrap.   “It’s funny, lively, and then devastating when it needs to be, made with the kind of confidence even its heroine could only dream of.” – The Atlantic.  “Lady Bird is both generous and joyous, but when it stings, it stings deep..” – TIME Magazine

    RAPHAEL - THE LORD OF THE ARTS
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5
    Monday, Dec 18th at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, December 19th at 1PM.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the Film Club.
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY4gVUSJi0A
    Description: Beauty Comes to Life in a Crescendo Through the Brushwork and Enduring Genius of One of the Most Talented Artists the World Has Ever Known. Raphael is the first film adaptation of the life and work of one of the most famous artists in the world - Raphael Sanzio. Few figures in the history of art have lived a life so full of intensity and fascination quite like Raphael Sanzio. He died aged just 37 and yet managed to leave an indelible mark on art. In a well-balanced dialogue between historical reconstructions and artistic commentary, the film retraces the most significant moments of Raphael’s life. Expert contributions delivered with feeling by great art historians Antonio Paolucci, Vincenzo Farinella and Antonio Natali, enrich the story of the life and work of the artist. The film is set in 20 locations, two of which are major exclusives, the Vatican Logge and Cardinal Bibbiena’s apartment in the Apostolic Palace, and shows over 30 works of art, among the most famous and most representative of Raphael’s entire work. This is a project developed by the creators of “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery in 3D” and “The Vatican Museums in 3D”, supported by contributions from some of the best creative talents from the Italian film industry, such as production designer Francesco Frigeri and costume designer Maurizio Millenotti. Playing the part of Raphael is actor Flavio Parenti, with Enrico Lo Verso in the role of Giovanni Santi, Angela Curri as Fornarina and Marco Cocci as Pietro Bembo.

    THE CHALLENGE
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5
    Monday, Dec. 11th at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, Dec.12th at 1PM
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the Film Club.For more information, visit: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43005
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msiaw32R81M
    Description: THE CHALLENGE, A Stylistically Brilliant, Fascinating Insight Into the High-Class, Blinged-Out Culture of Arabian Falconers. Italian visual artist Yuri Ancarani’s exquisite documentary enters the surreal world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry. The opulence of this Middle Eastern gas state is on full display as the men race SUVs up and down sand dunes, fly their prized falcons around on private jets, and take their pet cheetahs out for desert spins in their souped-up Ferraris.
    The result is a film jaw-dropping not only for its displays of wealth, but for the pure cinematic beauty that won Ancarani the Filmmaker of the Present award at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival.  "Ravishing. Despite all the feathery swooping and gunning motors, the flashing gold and pounding sun, these immaculately framed, balanced and photographed images have a tableaulike quality, characterized by a stillness (perhaps cultural or situational) that suggests a memento mori." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times. "There’s an exquisite visual luxury at play in this loose trip across the Arabian gulf to a falconry competition in Qatar." – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily. "This is, needless to say, an original film. It is also wildly delightful." – Calum Marsh, Village Voice. “Exuberant. Contemporary tropes of material luxury and ancient rituals coexist throughout Yuri Ancarani’s documentary.” – Diego Semerene, Slant

    CORIOLANUS—The Royal Shakespeare Company, Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon!
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5
    Monday, Dec 4th at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, December 5th at 1PM.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the Film Club.
    For more information, visit: https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/42898?date=2017-12-04
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=W19lNeIIV7k
    A Laemmle Theaters Culture Vulture Event!!
    Description: A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome. Caius Martius Coriolanus is a fearless soldier but a reluctant leader. His ambitious mother attempts to carve him a path to political power, but he struggles to change his nature and do what is required to achieve greatness. In this new city state struggling to find its feet, where the gap between rich and poor is widening every day, Coriolanus must decide who he really is and where his allegiances lie. Rome Season Director Angus Jackson,completes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s collection of Shakespeare’s Roman plays with a visceral production which sees Sope Dirisu (One Night in Miami, Donmar Warehouse, 2016) take on the title role.

    Bones of Contention 

    Screens Monday 11/20 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday 11/21 at 1PM
    Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the Film Club to ENJOY THE FUN!!!!!
    For more screenings and information, visit: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42896
    Link to the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/214688889
    Description: Another Increible Laemmle Theater Culture Vulture Presentation:  Bones of Contention. BONES OF CONTENTION is the first nonfiction feature film to explore the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on the repression of lesbians and gays under Franquismo. Lining the roads of Spain, masked by miles and miles of pine trees, are unmarked graves in which over a hundred twenty thousand victims of the Franco regime are buried. Today the families of the desaparecidos lead a grassroots effort to uncover and identify the bones of their loved ones, despite opposition from the Spanish government. Invisible to the eye but hyper-visible in the mind, these mass graves of Spain's missing persons are an apt metaphor for the historical memory conundrum. How does a country excavate a past that is actively suppressed? The film weaves together two strands, the historical memory movement's campaign to uncover the past, and the search for the hidden lives of lesbians and gays under Franco. These strands are connected through the figure of Spain's most famous poet, Federico Garcia Lorca, who was killed by a right-wing firing squad in the first few weeks of the Spanish Civil War. The mystery of his missing remains and the debates over their significance provide the narrative spine of the documentary, as he has become the symbol today for both the historical memory movement and the LGBT movement. The film features interviews with: Laura Garcia Lorca, President, Garcia Lorca Foundation; Emilio Silva, Founder, Asociacion para la Recuperacion de la Memoria Historica; Antoni Ruiz and Silvia Reyes, imprisoned by the Franco regime due to their sexuality; Isabel Franc and Empar Pineda, lesbian witnesses and activists; Fernando Valverde, poet and Lorca scholar
    "This chilling documentary revisits the fate of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca, executed in 1936, and of others who are known only to their families."—Screen International
    "Andrea Weiss' sensitive film gives a voice to the victims from the LGBTIQ community ... Impressive archive material documents this repressed history which finds a painful echo in Lorca's poetry and music."—SydneysBuzz
    "Clear and concise!"—Dirty Movies
    2017 Berlin International Film Festival-Winner, Teddy Award ~ Best Documentary Film,
    2017 Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival
    2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
    2017 Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
    2017 Reeling Chicago LGBT Film Festival

     

    CANALETTO & THE ART OF VENICE - at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    Screens Monday 11/27 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday 11/28 at 1PM
    Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the Film Club to ENJOY THE FUN!!!!!
    For more screenings and information, visit: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42897
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leMvPFVlb0c
    Description: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto. The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences - Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain. Cinemagoers will embark on their very own 21st century Grand Tour, visiting the sites enjoyed by their 18th century counterparts and immortalized in Canaletto’s views - from the Rialto Bridge to the Piazza San Marco, and the Palazzo Ducale to the Church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Guided by Royal Collection Trust curators and the world’s leading experts in Venetian history, the film is not only a wonderful way to see the exhibition, but an opportunity to get closer to Canaletto and the city that inspired him. The Bolshoi Ballet and Laemmle Theaters Present: LE CORSAIRE


    Monday, 11/13 at 7:30 PM and Tues.,11/14 at 1PM
    Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Town Center, and Claremont Theaters.
    Part of Laemmle’s Culture Vulture series.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the Film Club to ENJOY THE FUN!!!!!
    For more screenings and information, visit: www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.
    Description: Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.  Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th-century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspiring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and is made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.

    Disney•Pixar’s Newest Animated Feature: COCO
    Opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.
    Lucky KPFK Film Club Members are cordially invited to a special advanced on 11/9, 7:30 PM, at the AMC Burbank 16 (125 East Palm Avenue, On First between Magnolia and Orange Grove, Burbank, California 91502.)  Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of tickets, which are extremely limited and subject to availability.
    Not a member yet?  Call the same number to subscribe, join the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the official COCO website: http://movies.disney.com/coco
    Like COCO on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DisneyPixar
    Follow COCO on Twitter, https://twitter.com/DisneyPixar, and Instagram, https://instagram.com/DisneyPixar.
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNCz4mQzfEI
    Description:  Great News!!  Disney•Pixar’s Newest Animated Feature, COCO, is Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!!! Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), COCO is co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”.)

    Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG)
    Nov. 2-5, 2017
    Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 unless otherwise indicated (see below.)
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 for info and available passes to the following screenings (tickets are limited and subject to availability; discounts are also available to Film Club Members for the other great FICG screenings!):
    Thu, Nov 2: 7:00 PM—Stuck, FICG in L.A. Opening Gala
    Fri, Nov 3:   6:45 PM, Nobody's Watching –or— 8:30 PM, Devil's Freedom
    Sat, Nov 4:  11:45 AM, I Dream in Another Language –or— 4:00 PM, Two Irenes
    Sat, Nov 4:  7:00 PM, FICG in L.A. Closing Gala,
    TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
    For more information, including film descriptions, trailers,  and admission info, please visit the Festival’s official website: http://www.ficginla.com/
    Description:  The Exciting Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) Is Coming to Los Angeles, Bringing the Best of Spanish and Portuguese Films to the Heart of Hollywood!!! FICG in LA is a window into the world of contemporary Mexican and Ibero-American cinema and it is an extension of the Guadalajara Film Festival.  This year′s FICG in LA will take place in the historic TCL Chinese Theaters, right in the heart of the worldwide film and entertainment industry.  The festival is designed for people to come and explore the diverse regional narratives of Mexican and Ibero-America cinema, and to help critically acclaimed films from these regions reach a wider audience.  Los Angeles provides an essential backdrop for the showcase to take place because of its strong cultural ties to Latin American communities all across the globe. In addition to film screenings followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers and talent, galas and special recognition awards to some key Latino and US Latino talent, FICG in LA is hosting again its industry initiatives this year. Wanting to contribute to the completion of Latino and Ibero-American films, FICG in LA is hosting for the second time its work-in-progress competition: WIP Latino for filmmakers seeking postproduction funds. Fiction and documentary projects that are currently in postproduction, made by either Latino or Ibero-American directors living in North America (USA or Canada), or by American and Canadian directors who have a film with Latino or Latin American content will be chosen to screen for a jury, sponsors and film industry professionals. WIP Latino will take place on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. To reaffirm the social mission of FICG and the University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA, FICG in LA will donate again all of its proceeds to a charitable cause. Past recipients have been the Mexican Red Cross, Covenant House California and Digital Dove. We will announce soon the recipient of this year's fundraising effort.
    Full Schedule: The following events are at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 unless otherwise indicated.
    Thu, Nov 2: 7:00 PM—FICG in L.A. Opening Gala (Free)
    Fri, Nov 3:
    10:45 AM, Resurrection
    1:30 PM, Wonders of the Sea 3D
    3:30 PM, They Called Me King Tiger
    3:30 PM, Santa and Andres
    4:15 PM, The Blue Years
    5:45 PM, Fragments of Love
    6:45 PM, Nobody's Watching
    8:30 PM, Devil's Freedom
    9:00 PM, Live For Me
    Sat, Nov 4:
    11:45 AM, I Dream in Another Language
    11:45 AM, Adriana's Pact
    2:00 PM, Siblings
    2:15 PM, Murder in the Woods
    4:00 PM, Two Irenes
    4:15 PM, The Blue Years
    Other Special Events:
    Sat, Nov 4: 7:00 PM, FICG in L.A. Closing Gala (Free), TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
    Sun, Nov 5: 6:00 PM, Tepeyac (Free outdoors screening), Café Tacvba's Rubén Albarrán will perform the score live, Plaza Mexico (3100 E Imperial Hwy, Lynwood, CA 90262)
    Mon, Nov 6: 6:30 PM, Short Films Program,  Mexican Consulate General (2401 W 6th St.Los Angeles, CA.)

    Titus Andronicus, Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon
    Screens Nov. 6th at 7:30 PM and Nov. 7th at 1PM at the most marvelous Laemmle’s Playhouse, Claremont, Towne Center, and Royal Theaters!!!

    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership!!!!
    More info at Laemmle.com.
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZJXf8-KvBM
    Description: Another Fabulous Culture Vulture Event from the Amazing Laemmle Theaters--Titus Andronicus, Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon!!! When a society is oppressed, it becomes violent. How do we govern ourselves? In the chaos and disorder of 2017, Titus Andronicus is a commentary on the way this world could be going. Titus has returned from a brutal 10-year war having lost 21 sons in battle. Betrayed by his nation, and with his family in pieces, a series of bloody events follows as he and Tamora, Queen of the Goths begin a violent cycle of revenge. Rape, cannibalism, mutilation and murder are the gruesome tools in Shakespeare’s bloodiest play (the performance of Titus Andronicus has been issued an As Live 15 rating by the British Board of Film Classification for violent scenes.) Blanche McIntyre (The Two Noble Kinsmen, 2016) directs David Troughton in this chillingly contemporary Titus Andronicus. “A terrific cast give a masterclass in power and paranoia in a tremendous modern-day revival of Shakespeare’s tale of revenge.” --Michael Billington, Guardian

    Suburbicon
    #Suburbicon is in theaters this Friday, October 27th
    Visit these great sites for more info:
    Social: https://www.facebook.com/SuburbiconMovie
    https://twitter.com/SuburbiconMovie
    https://www.instagram.com/suburbiconmovie/
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available Run of Event Passes;  passes are limited and subject to availability.
    Not a member yet?  Call the same number to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film, and, as a member, you can ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Link to the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYga2m0V2O0
    Description:  Paramount Pictures Presents SUBURBICON:  A New Dark Crime Comedy directed by George Clooney and Written by George Clooney and Joel and Ethan Coen.  Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Isaac!  Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that.  But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.  It’s a Nice Strange, Dangerous, Sinister, Deadly Place to Live…DOLORES


    Saturday, November 4th at 5:30pm,
    The Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th Street #100, Santa Ana CA 92701

    The Frida will be also be offering daily screenings of Dolores from Friday, November 3rd through Thursday, November 9th – showtimes available here: https://thefridacinema.org/event/dolores/ .
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of tickets to the 11/4 5:30PM screening event—tickets are limited and subject to availability.
    Not a member yet?  Call the same number to subscribe, join the KPFK FILM CLUB, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: A Chance to Meet One of the Most Important Civil Rights Activists in American History!!!  On Saturday, November 4th at 5:30pm, The Frida Cinema is proud to welcome Dolores Huerta, to discuss her new documentary about her life and work, Dolores.  Director Peter Bratt’s Dolores is an insightful and lively monument to the life of Dolores Huerta, a name that has been celebrated for decades among those who are familiar with her groundbreaking contributions to human rights, yet sadly unrecognized at large.  An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union – National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW) – with Cesar Chavez, Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, Dolores reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change – and at 87 years old, she still commits herself to this mission today. Bratt’s documentary finally shines an overdue and worthy light on one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century, a champion who embodied the iconic motto she coined,“Sí se puede,” by soldering on despite twenty-two arrests and a notorious and brutal 1988 attack by San Francisco police officers that led to the emergency removal of her spleen and several broken ribs.  Today, among the various boards she serves on, Huerta is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which she founded in 2002, a 501(c)(3) “community benefit organization that organizes at the grassroots level, engaging and developing natural leaders. DHF creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy in the following priority areas: health & environment, education & youth development, and economic development.”  In 2012 Dolores Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
    WINNER—Audience Award, Best Documentary—San Francisco Intl. Film Festival
    WINNER—Audience Award, Best Doc—Montclair Film Festival
    WINNER—Best Documentary—Seattle International Film Festival
    WINNER—Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary – Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards
    Official Selection—US Documentary Competition—Sundance Film Festival 2017
    Official Selection—AFI Docs
    Official Selection—Hotdocs

    LAST FLAG FLYING
    Opens November 3, 2017
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to attend a special advanced screening on Wednesday, November 1st, at the Arclight Hollywood (6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.)
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and join the Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!
    More info at the film’s website: http://www.lastflagflying.com/  
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmS4lTZ34uk; follow the film on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lastflagflying/ ) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/LastFlagFlying )
    Description: LAST FLAG FLYING: Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, and Laurence Fishburne in a Warm and Very Moving Richard Linklater Film.  In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd (Steve Carell) re-unites with ex-Marine Sal Nealon (Bryan Cranston) and Reverend Richard Mueller (Laurence Fishburne) on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.  Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.

    THOR: RAGNAROK
    Monday, 10/30 at 7:30 PM
    AMC Burbank 16 in IMAX 3D, 125 Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502
    More info can be had at: https://marvel.com/movies/movie/222/thor_ragnarok
    More info also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thorofficial , and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thor  
    Be one of the first to see THOR: RAGNAROK at a special advance screening on Monday, 10/30 at 7:30 PM, by calling 818-985-2711 for a pair of available tickets, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member.  Tickets are limited and subject to availability.
    Not yet a member?  Join the fun by calling the same number to subscribe and requesting membership to the Film Club today!!!
    Description: Great Fun!  Thrilling Adventure!  Dazzling Visuals!  An All-Star Cast!  Marvel’s THOR: RAGNAROK  is coming to a movie theater near you starting November 3, 2017, in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D!! Thor has been imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.  But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!  THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

    LBJ
    Opens citywide November 3rd
    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to attend a special advanced screening Monday October 30th 7:30pm, at the Arclight Hollywood (6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.)
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and join the Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!
    Get more info at https://www.facebook.com/Electric-Entertainment-171684162883012/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyFI6OpDEG4
    Description: The Captivating Woody Harrelson Stars as LBJ, with the Iconic Rob Reiner Directing!! In 1960 powerful Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson lost the 1960 Democratic presidential nomination to Senator John F. Kennedy, agreeing to be his young rival's running mate, but finding himself sidelined in the role of vice president despite his extensive legislative experience and shrewd political instincts. In 1963 Johnson is suddenly thrust into the office of the presidency when Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.  Johnson must lead a mourning nation into recovery despite raging controversies with the Vietnam War and the advancement of Civil Rights, all the while contending with longtime adversaries. Critics have hailed LBJ as absorbing, engrossing, playfully comedic at times, with a spectacular performance by Woody Harrelson that “he was born for.”

    National Theater Live’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
    Screening Monday, 10/30 at 7:30PM and Tuesday, 10/31, at 1PM at the fabulous Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 theaters
    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club by subscribing and to join us in the FUN!!!!
    More info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/42743 .
    Link to trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EwS_JU8Eng
    Description:  Direct from The Old Vic Theatre in London: National Theater Live’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.  Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. Another incredible Culture Vulture Event!!!
     

    THE FOREIGNER
    Opens city-wide October 13th
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available Run of Event passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at http://theforeignermovie.com/, Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ForeignerMovie/ ), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/foreignermovie )
    Description: THE FOREIGNER , starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan, is a timely action thriller from the director of “Casino Royale.” The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love -- his teenage daughter -- is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

     

    20th Annual ARPA international Film Festival
    Friday, 11/3 through Sunday 11/5
    Egyptian Theater in Hollywood (6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028)
    Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 for a pair of festival wide all access passes (limited, subject to availability.) 
    Not yet a Film Club Member?  Call the same number to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
    Enjoy visiting the ARPA IFF site for the complete schedule and trailers of this year’s fantastic cinematic and event offerings: http://www.arpafilmfestival.com/.   
    Also enjoy visiting ARPA on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ArpaFilmFestival), Twitter (https://twitter.com/arpafilmfest), and Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEDttZKABte00e0hdcuPbGQ).
    Description:YOU ARE INVITED to attend one of LA’s PREMIERE Film Events… The 20th Annual ARPA international Film Festival,  a diverse range of feature films, riveting documentaries, and thought-provoking shorts.  Of course you’ll want to attend the SPECIAL EVENTS, such as Friday’s Red Carpet with Reception & Entertainment (before and after the Opening Night Program), Saturday’s Centerpiece Programs and Receptions (with food, wine, and entertainment), illuminating Q and A’s with Filmmakers, and Sunday’s Closing Night Awards Gala Banquet, featuring special performances by theremin virtuoso Armen Ra and renowned vocalist Mister X.  The Awards Gala on November 5 at Loews Hollywood Hotel will honor Oscar-winning director/screenwriter Terry George, actor Carl Weathers, Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris and pay a special tribute to the late music icon Chris Cornell.  Film highlights include Friday’s story of acclaimed music icon DALIDA, one of the most modern, liberated, and talented women of the 20th century.  DALIDA  is an intimate portrait based on the real story of a strong, fiercely independent international acting and singing sensation whose 30-year dazzling career was punctuated by tragic events. Saturday’s Centerpiece Documentary INTENT TO DESTROY pulls back the curtain of political resistance and historical amnesia to finally present a more complete account of Armenia –the Genocide, its delayed recognition and a nearly forgotten history of suffering and heroism in the hope of inspiring a collective sense of international justice and humanity. Saturday’s Feature Film PINSKY is a comedy nominated for Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Feature Film.  In the wake of a bad breakup and the death of her grandfather, Sophia Pinsky moves back home under the martial law of her Russian grandmother and is forced to reevaluate the terms of her adult life… PINSKY is about finding your chosen family and forgiving the one you're born into. Other highlights include APRICOT GROVES (a drama featuring LGBT themes) , Krasny (a ”red” western set in the south of post revolutionary Russia), and Sunday’s documentary THE HEART OF NUBA (“One doctor, one hospital, one million patients’…a  doctor selflessly and courageously serves the needs of a forgotten people as the region is bombed relentlessly by an indicted war criminal.)

    MARSHALL
    Opens city-wide October 13th.
    Call 818-985-2711, if you’re a Film Club Member, for a complimentary Run of Event Pass for two at selected Regal Theaters!!!
    You can also call the same number to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    More info can be had at https://www.regmovies.com/
    Description:MARSHALL, A New, Exciting Courtroom Thriller about the Early Years of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice! As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Thurgood Marshall, an young, idealistic civil rights attorney, to defend a black chauffeur in a very conservative Connecticut court.  The trial, involves charges of sexual assault and attempted murder of a wealthy socialite, and quickly becomes a tabloid sensation.  Challenged by a segregationist court, and partnered with a young lawyer who has never tried a case, Marshall struggles in a high profile attempt to gain justice in a very high profile case. Chadwick Boseman, with critically acclaimed performances as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, and The Black Panther in Captain America, stars, as does Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.

     

    Dalida

    Laemmle’s Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5

    Oct 23rd  at 7:30 PM and Oct. 24th at 1PM. 

    More info can be had at the Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42735

    Join the fun by calling 818-985-2711 for a pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to join the KPFK Film Club by subscribing.

    Description: Dalida was a world popular actress and singer who performed and recorded in ten languages, with many Egyptian Arabic songs recorded for her homeland. The only European singer twice honored with the World Oscar of Recording Success, her records sold over 170 million copies. Dalida is the intimate portrait of a strong, fiercely independent, liberated, complex and talented woman whose vast and varied career mirrored a private life which was tumultuous and tragic. This fascinating film is beautifully recounted by Lisa Azuelos and matches Dalida’s songs performed with the most important episodes of her life.

     

    THE BRITISH MUSEUM PRESENTS HOKUSAI

    Laemmle’s Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5

    Oct 9th at 7:30 PM and Oct. 10th at 1PM. 

    More info can be had at the Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42730

    Join the fun by calling 818-985-2711 for a pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to join the KPFK Film Club by subscribing

    Description: Creator of The Great Wave, possibly the most famous image in all of Japanese art, Katsushika Hokusai became one of the world’s most popular and influential artists. Born in what was to become modern Tokyo in 1760, Hokusai led a fascinating life that was both amazingly productive and undeniably eccentric.

    Join some of world’s top experts from Japan, France and the U.K., in examining Hokusai’s life and times, paintings and prints, using extraordinary close-ups and groundbreaking ultra HD 8K video technology. 

     

    LOVE THY NATURE

    The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica-1260 18th St. Santa Monica, 90404

    Sat. 10/7 at 7PM

    Get details about requested donation amount and other info at http://www.uusm.org/…/fia-love-thy-nature-screening…/2017-10.

    Call 818-985-2711 for available complimentary tickets if you’re a KPFK Film Club member (tickets are limited and subject to availability.)

    Call the same number to subscribe and JOIN the Film Club, and enjoy the fun!!

    Description: The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica will be screening the award-winning film, LOVE THY NATURE on the big screen in the Sanctuary, followed by a Q/A with Director Sylvie Rokab and refreshments!!!!  Narrated by Liam Neeson, “Love Thy Nature” points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature, and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film shows that a renewed connection with nature ignites a sense of meaning and wonder so profound that it touches us at the very core of what it means to be human. The winner of 27 awards, it screened in 140 cities around the globe, advancing the filmmakers' mission to grow the nature-connecting movement.  The film’s director, Sylvie Rokab, will be present for a Q&A. You are invited to join afterward in Forbes for refreshments and a chance to learn more about how the Green Committee and the church's community partners are working on environmental and climate justice in Santa Monica/LA and beyond.

     

     

    HANS ZIMMER: LIVE IN PRAGUE

    Laemmle’s Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5

    Oct 2nd at 7:30 PM and Oct. 3rd at 1PM. 

    Join the fun by calling 818-985-2711 for a pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to join the KPFK Film Club by subscribing

    More info can be had at the Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42701

    Description: Hans Zimmer is a renowned film composer and record producer who has score over 150 films over his long multi-award winning career,  including collaborations with renowned directors such as Ridley Scott, Ron Howard, and Christopher Nolan.  His credits include some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time along with acclaimed TV series such as The Crown and Planet Earth II. This Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture event on Oct. 2nd and 3rd will feature Hans Zimmer’s hugely successful European concert tour, a spectacular staging with a ground breaking light show, stunning visuals and a state of the art sound system. Zimmer performs on multiple instruments and gives introductory insights to many of the pieces during the concert.

     

    STALKER-- Sept. 25, 26, and 30th

    THE ROOM—Sept. 29th

    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 for info and a pair of available tickets. Join the KPFK Film Club, and the FUN, by calling the same number!

    Visit the Frida’s website for more info on The Room (https://thefridacinema.org/event/the-room/) and Stalker (https://thefridacinema.org/event/stalker/2017-09-30/).

    Link to the Stalker trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB7jVTut3-g

    Description: Two Must See Films are Coming Soon to the most Fabulous Frida Cinema, in Santa Ana! Hypnotic…  Science Fiction…  Allegorical tale…  One of the best drama films of the latter half of the 20th century… 1979’s Stalker is all that and more, relating the tale of 3 men traversing a forbidden post-apocalyptic “Zone”  to find a magical room which has the power to make wishes come true. Stalker is a metaphysical journey through a sentient heart of darkness, with unforgettable images and emotional intensity—a rarely screened masterpiece which will grace the Frida’s screen Sept. 25, 26, and 30th.  On the other side of the spectrum is the deliciously horrible 2003 film THE ROOM, sometimes called the “Citizen Kane of bad movies.”  What THE ROOM is about is not nearly as important as the glee you’ll experience watching the most awesomely awful acting, writing, and all around ludicrous film-making since Ed Wood. This film sells out each and every time the Frida screens it, this time on September 29th!

     

    KPFK LSB Outreach Committee presents I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

    Friday, 9/29, 6:30 PM

    No charge but donations welcomed!

    Echo Park Film Center, 1200 N Alvarado Blvd at Sunset

    Call Reza Pour at 323-679-5023 for info!

    Description: On Friday, 9/29, The KPFK LSB Outreach Committee presents I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO!!! This 2016 must-see documentary is based on James Baldwin's manuscript "Remember This House." Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this Oscar nominated film explores the history of racism in the US through Baldwin's reminiscences of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King JR., while highlighting Baldwin's personal observations of American history. 6:30 PM--Gathering for Food and Friendship 7:30--Film Screening (No charge but donations welcomed!)

     

    The British Museum Presents Hokusai
    Laemmle’s Royal, Playhouse 7, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5
    Oct 9th at 7:30 PM and Oct. 10th at 1PM.
    More info can be had at the Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42730
    Join the fun by calling 818-985-2711 for a pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to join the KPFK Film Club by subscribing
    Description:Creator of The Great Wave, possibly the most famous image in all of Japanese art, Katsushika Hokusai became one of the world’s most popular and influential artists. Born in what was to become modern Tokyo in 1760, Hokusai led a fascinating life that was both amazingly productive and undeniably eccentric.
    Join some of world’s top experts from Japan, France and the U.K., in examining Hokusai’s life and times, paintings and prints, using extraordinary close-ups and groundbreaking ultra HD 8K video technology. 

    MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE

    Sunday Sept. 24th, 4PM

    The Wilshire Screening Room, 8670 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Free parking is available in the garage beneath the Building.

    You don’t have to be a Film Club Member to enjoy this event—it’s a complimentary thank you gift from KPFK, Sony Pictures Classics, and the KPFK Film Club! Call 818-985-2711to get on the will-call list for a pair of available tickets, which are limited and subject to availability.

    We do invite you to JOIN the KPFK Film Club by calling 818-985-2711!

    Interesting Links to more info from Sony Classics:

    Website:            http://sonyclassics.com/markfelt/#

    Facebook:          https://www.facebook.com/SonyClassics

    Twitter:              https://twitter.com/sonyclassics

    Instagram:         https://www.instagram.com/sonyclassics/

    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c34BtMNwTzEv

    Description: MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE centers on 'Deep Throat', the pseudonym given to the notorious whistleblower for one of the greatest scandals of all time, Watergate. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything -- his family, his career, his freedom -- in the name of justice.  Stars the amazing Liam Neeson and Diane Lane!!!  Opens citywide in Los Angeles and New York September 29th!

      

    HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

    October 5-7th

    Highland Theater (5604 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042

    Info, festival wide passes, and individual tickets can be had at http://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html .  You can also follow the fun on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/highlandparkindependentfilmfestival/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/hpifilmfest )

    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of complimentary festival wide passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!

    Description: The Excitement Begins!!! The HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL is back!!!

    Yes! For THREE DAYS (October 5-7th) you’ll want to head on over to the Highland Theater (5604 North Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042) for this wonderful 4th  annual grassroots film festival showcasing a wide variety of phenomenal films, the greatest lineup ever!  This year’s offerings will have you captivated in your seats, with the screenings to include both incredible features and fascinating shorts.  And you’ll LOVE the galas and after parties where you enjoy rubbing elbows and networking with filmmakers, film buffs, and the incredibly friendly HPIFF staff.This festival is truly a work of love, embracing not just cinema, but also with deep ties to the community as well… last year’s festival was incredibly fun!!  

    Here’s a brief listing of the films, again, screening Thurs thru Sat., Oct. 5-7th (with after parties each night!):

    Thursday, October 5th, 2017

    630p-730p: Red Carpet - Dir. Pamela Tom

    8p-10p:"TYRUS" , Humanitarian Award to Tyrus Wong w/ special musical guest

    10p:Opening Night Gala

    Friday, October 6th, 2017

    1230p-230p:"LEAP"

    3p-5p: Mind Benders Shorts

    530p-7p:"GOING PLACES"

    7p-8p:Red Carpet

    830p-1030p: "THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE" w/ special musical guest

    After Party

    Saturday, October 7th, 2017

    12p-2p: "CASSIDY RED"

    230p-430p:Cine Now! - The Latino Lens Shorts

    5p-7p: City of Angels Shorts

    7p-8p:  Red Carpet

    830-10pm: "OVARIAN PSYCOS"

    After Party

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2017 OC Design Film Fest-- Steel Magnolias and Something's Gotta Give w/ Discussion by Award Winning Designers Beth Rubino and Melinda Ritz

    Sunday, September 16, 10 Am to 5 PM

    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701,  http://thefridacinema.org/event/oc-design-film-fest/

    Info and Advance tickets can be obtained at http://ocdesignfilmfest.eventbrite.com!

    Call 818-985-2711 for complimentary pairs of passes (includes both movies, speakers, drink, popcorn, and lunch), if you are a Film Club Member, or call the same number to subscribe, JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and enjoy the fun!!!

    Description: Two Gorgeous Films, Discussed by Award Winning Designers, Popcorn, Drinks, and More!! On Sunday, September 16, 10 Am to 5 PM, join the Frida Cinema for the first-ever 2017 OC Design Film Fest, presented by and benefiting the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) - Orange County Chapter!  You can enjoy TWO feature films - Steel Magnolias (starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Sam Shepard, and more!), and Something's Gotta Give (starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, and Frances McDormand.)   PLUS live speakers, popcorn and soft drink!  Or enjoy a "Dress Circle" ticket to get all this plus a Swag Bag and Catered Lunch! The organizers have lined up two incredibly special guests to join this unique event that takes a look at Interior Design in television and cinema: Beth Rubino—An award-winning film production designer and set decorator, Beth is a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Art Direction (The Cider House Rules, American Gangster), as well as an Emmy nominee for Best Production Design ("American Horror Story"). Her work on Something's Gotta Give has become an inspiration for Kitchen Design world.  Melinda Ritz—Award-winning set decorator and residential designer since 1985, Melinda started her 27-year career in film on such genre films as The Abyss and Basic Instinct. She went on to win three Emmy Awards, as well as seven nominations for her work on "Will & Grace"  Melinda has worked to develop and maximize the potential for gorgeous properties for such clients as Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest, Kim and Kanye, and the famous Brody House.  Info and Advance tickets can be obtained at http://ocdesignfilmfest.eventbrite.com!  Proceeds benefit the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Orange County Chapter, dedicated to enriching professional relationships with all members while increasing membership, legislative, and public awareness of the Interior Design Field.

     

    TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’

    Opens Friday, September 15th

    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

    More info at the Art Theater website:  http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/

    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!!

    Description: TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’—The Search for Blues Giants Son House and Skip James. Two Trains Runnin’ is a feature-length documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Pollard, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr. The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and cuts to the heart of our present moment, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in America.  In June of 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men--made up of musicians, college students and record collectors--also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Thirty years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era, but now they seemed lost to time. Finding them would not be easy. There were few clues to their whereabouts. It was not even known for certain if they were still alive. And Mississippi, that summer, was a tense and violent place. With hundreds on their way to teach in freedom schools and work on voter registration, the Ku Klux Klan and police force of many towns vowed that Freedom Summer would not succeed. Churches were bombed, shotguns blasted into cars and homes. It was easy for the young men looking for Son House and Skip James to be mistaken as activists. Finally, on June 21, 1964, these two campaigns collided in memorable and tragic fashion. In telling this remarkable story, Two Trains Runnin' revisits an important moment when America's cultural and political institutions were dramatically transformed. The movie is all the more pointed and relevant today, in an era of renewed attention on police brutality and voting rights.

     

     

    MOTHER!

    Landmark Theater, Westside Pavilion, 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, (310) 470-0492

    Opening Sept. 15th

    Call 818-985-2711 for more information and available pairs of passes for selected screenings of your choice, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe, join the KPFK Film Club, and enjoy the fun!!

    Description: MOTHER!, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, with Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer. One of the year’s most anticipated films comes from Darren Aronofsky, director of Black Swan, and Requiem for a Dream. Opening Sept. 15th at the Landmark Theater on Pico, Paramount Pictures presents MOTHER!, a psychological horror  film staring two film giants, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. They play a couple living an idyllic life in a remote country home.  This tranquil existence is, shall we say, disrupted, when a mysterious uninvited couple suddenly arrive and come to live in their home.  Mother! is a riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Critics have already called it a serious work of art, playful, and delirious—an initimate horror film!

     

    HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE— A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America

    Author John Nichols IN CONVERSATION with the Journalist David Dayen, with an Introduction by Investigative Reporter and Author Greg Palast!!!!

    Tuesday, September 5, 7:00PM

    The event will also feature Smorgasbord and drinks. 

    The public can RSVP at  ilenepr@sbcglobal.net for tickets, location,  and more information.

    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary ticket to this special event; call soon as tickets are extremely limited and subject to availability.

    Description: A Special Invitation for KPFK Film Club Members to ATTEND A Special Event!!!  In HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America (on sale August 29, 2017), John Nichols, veteran political correspondent at The Nation, examines the troubled past, unsettling back stories and unconscionable connections of Trump’s Cabinet members, White House aides and judicial and regulatory appointees. If concerned citizens are going to navigate the next four years and have the tools to fight back, they need to know who will be handling the levers of power, and how to challenge their excesses. HORSEMEN OF THE TRUMPOCALYPSE is not just a laundry list of the bold faced names we constantly hear about, but an expose of all the power players, including those who operate below the headlines. Sticking to the hard facts and unafraid to dig deep into the histories and ideologies of the people who make up Trump’s inner circle, Nichols delivers a clear-eyed and complete guide to who these people really are. John Nichols is the national affairs writer for The Nation magazine and a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times. He is also the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin, and a cofounder of the media-reform group Free Press. A frequent commentator on American politics and media, he has appeared often on MSNBC, NPR, BBC and regularly lectures at major universities on presidential administrations and executive power. He is the author of ten books and has earned numerous awards for his investigative reports, including groundbreaking examinations (in collaboration with the Center for Media and Democracy) of the Koch brothers and the American Legislative Exchange Council.  David Dayen is a journalist who writes about economics and finance. He is the author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize. He is a contributor to The Intercept and The Nation, and a weekly columnist for The New Republic. He also writes for The American Prospect, Vice, The Huffington Post, and more. He has appeared on such outlets as MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, CNBC, NPR, and Pacifica Radio. He lives in Los Angeles. Greg Palast is an investigative reporter with The Guardian and BBC TV.  He is a Puffin Foundation fellow in investigative reporting and is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a major motion picture.  #89 in the Great Mind Series presented by Ilene Proctor

     

    Jack London: American Original

    Screens 9/25 at 7:30 PM, 9/26 at 1PM

    Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Playhouse, Royal, and Town Center 5.

    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership TODAY!!

    More info from Laemmle here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42615

    Description: Most people remember Jack London as the author of “Call of the Wild” but more than that he is the template for the "modern hero” who rebels against society and changes it for the better. During his lifetime London rose from poverty to become the highest paid, most controversial and most popular writer in the world. London had to drop out of school in the eighth grade to help support his family. Unwilling to play the role of the work-beast society had cast him in, he rebelled and became an outlaw. Realizing that the life of an outlaw had its own type of conformity with its bleak aspect of prison and quick death, he confronted the hypocrisy of the society in which he lived and changed his behavior through self-education. Eventually, by becoming a writer, he became a true modern hero, effecting change not only in his own circumstances but in literature and society as well. London’s character, love life, writings and personal philosophy are elucidated through interviews with leading scholars, his own photographs, literary works, and vintage film clips. From the Klondike to the Far East to the South Seas, his adventures, romances and political views made headlines worldwide. A fabulous Laemmle Culture Vulture Presentation!!!

     

    Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika

    Sept 18 at 7:30PM 19th at 1PM

    Screening at the Laemmle Claremont 5, Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5. 
    Info from the Laemmle Theaters here: 
    https://www.laemmle.com/films/42524

    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Description: America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).  This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

     

    The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand

    Screens 9/11 at 7:30 PM, 9/12 at 1PM

    Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Playhouse, Royal, and Town Center 5.

    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership TODAY!!

    More info from Laemmle here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42612

    Description: Recorded Live from London’s THE ROYAL BALLET, featuring the most fabulous music of Mendelssohn, Frank, AND Liszt!! Frederick Ashton was Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. His works define the English style of ballet – characterized most notably by precise, fleet footwork, sensuous épaulement (the way the shoulders are held) and gorgeous line of delicate simplicity. His many works for the Company are arguably its greatest legacy. The Royal Ballet celebrates this heritage through a mixed programme of three of Ashton’s most loved – and most characteristic – works. The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn.Symphonic Variations (1946) is Ashton’s first masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement.Marguerite and Armand (1963), inspired by the celebrated dance partnership between Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty: in the last stages of her fatal illness, the Lady of the Camellias relives some incidents of her tragic life. A fabulous Laemmle Culture Vulture Presentation!!!!

     

    La Cenerentola
    Screens 9/4 at 7:30 PM, 9/5 at 1PM, at the wonderful Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Playhouse, Royal, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership TODAY!!
    More info from Laemmle here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42537
    Description: Verdi’s fabulous opera in two acts, from the world famous From Opéra de Paris, is coming to a Laemmle Theater near you! “Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…” Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault’s tale to the opera, the humble servant who dreams of going to the ball has lost all her magical attributes: here there is no fairy godmother to transform mice into horses, rats into coachmen and lizards into footmen with a wave of her wand. And it is not a fur slipper but a bracelet that the beauty leaves behind for her prince, quite deliberately, challenging him to find her again. The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe and La Cenerentola focused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags.

     

     

    Brigsby Bear

    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Film club showtimes/dates   Friday, August 25 through Thursday, August 31 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership today!!!!!

    More info can be had at https://thefridacinema.org/event/brigsby-bear/2017-08-28/3/ .

    Description: An Utterly Original – and Consistently, Endearingly Strange – Independent Comedy at the MOST FABULOUS Frida Cinema in Santa Ana!!!Written by and starring comedian Kyle Mooney, Brigsby Bear has emerged as one of the most buzzed-about indies of the summer, and arrives at The Frida Cinema for one week, opening Friday August 25!!! “Brigsby Bear Adventures” is a quirky children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: isolated loner James Pope. When the show abruptly ends, James’ sets out on a mission to finish the story himself – leading him into a world full of alternately mesmerizing and terrifying realities he knows nothing about. “What a strange and lovely road we travel with Brigsby Bear.” – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times “A charming, surprisingly underplayed paean to pop-culture obsession.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter “A sweet-natured picture with an undercurrent of prickly energy.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine

     

     

    Moka
    Begins Friday September 15, 2017
    Art Theater in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814)
    More info from the Art Theater Website: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club Today!
    Description: Moka—A moody, riveting psychological thriller, showcasing the tremendous talents of two of France’s best actresses.To find the driver of the vintage mocha-colored Mercedes which she thinks hit her son and devastated her life, Diane (Emmanuelle Devos) embarks on a trip to take revenge. She goes to Évian, where she has learned the driver of the Mercedes lives, but she now has to face another woman, Marlene (Nathalie Baye) – a beauty salon proprietor and owner of the car. In order to get closer to her, Diane pretends to be a potential buyer for the car, but the path of revenge is more tortuous and complicated than it seems.  Adapted from Tatiana de Rosnay’s 2006 novel. “An elegantly lean, low-temperature thriller from Swiss writer-director Frédéric Mermou.” –Variety.  “A tense psychological thriller whose twisty plot benefits from a bravura performance by Emmanuelle Devos.” -LA Times.“You could rightly call it a thriller, but a slow-burning one, and a film that’s driven by character, not plot points.” -SF Chronicle

     

    Cine Sin Fronteras (Cinema without Borders)
    Refugio (Refuge)
    La selva negra (The Modern Jungle)
    Friday, September 8 at 6:30 PM - 10 PM

    CONSULADO GENERAL DE MEXICO EN LOS ANGELES, 2401 W 6th St, Los Angeles, California 90057
    More info from the Event’s FACEBOOK Page: http://bit.ly/2x3z4nU
    The event is free and open to the public.
    Link to the LACLA Website for trailers and info: http://www.lacla.org/cine_sin_fronteras_2017
    Description:Cine Sin Fronteras (Cinema without Borders). —A Mini Film Festival Experience with Beverages, Music, Special Guest Q&A, Presented at the Mexican Consulate of Los Angeles!!! The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) will present 2 spectacular film shorts, “Refugio” (Refuge) & “La selva negra” (The Modern Jungle) on Friday 08 September 2017.
    Refugio (Refuge)Co-directed by Eloi Chavez and Mayra Caal Gaspar.
    Through the eyes of Mayra, we learn about the lives in Mexico of Amalia and Roberto, two former refugees who fled on foot from Guatemala, and the process they have had to go through in order to reconstruct themselves, regardless of the trauma of the genocide perpetrated by the army warfare. In Spanish only.
    La selva negra (The Modern Jungle)Co-directed by Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak. A portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Zoque shaman, Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid scheme marketed nutritional supplement. Nearby, Carmen lives peacefully off the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. The Modern Jungle documents their encounters with modernity—including capitalism, commodity fetish, and cinema itself. Screened last year at Slamdance. Spanish, subtitled in English.

    THE QFILM FESTIVAL, Long Beach’s longest-running film festival since 1993
    September 7th-10th
    The Art Theater of Long Beach: 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Tickets and full schedule are available at www.qfilmslongbeach.com.
    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club Today!!
    Additional info from the Art Theater Website: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Description: MARK YOU CALENDERS—YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!!! THE QFILM FESTIVAL, Long Beach’s longest-running film festival since 1993, is coming September 7th-10th to the FABULOUS, beautifully renovated Art Theater in Long Beach!! The QFilm Festival annually presents narrative features, documentaries and short films that embody the richness and diversity of 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. 2017 highlights include opening night’s Long Beach premiere of The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (a new and acclaimed documentary about the longtime activist and author of the popular “Tales of the City” book series), THE FEELS (a hilarious, heartfelt award winning comedy), SOMETHING LIKE SUMMER (a romantic drama with musical interludes), four spectacular shorts programs, a special post QFilms performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast, and MUCH, MUCH, MORE!!!  Numerous filmmakers and cast members of the films will be present for audience discussions after each screening. Festival events will feature nightly parties, a fabulous Drag Queen Sunday Brunch at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, and opportunities for attendees to meet and mingle with filmmakers, actors, critics and other industry professionals. All net proceeds from the festival will benefit The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and its important community outreach programs!!!

    Jack London: American Original
    Screens 9/25 at 7:30 PM, 9/26 at 1PM
    Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Playhouse, Royal, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership TODAY!!
    More info from Laemmle here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42615
    Description: Most people remember Jack London as the author of “Call of the Wild” but more than that he is the template for the "modern hero” who rebels against society and changes it for the better. During his lifetime London rose from poverty to become the highest paid, most controversial and most popular writer in the world. London had to drop out of school in the eighth grade to help support his family. Unwilling to play the role of the work-beast society had cast him in, he rebelled and became an outlaw. Realizing that the life of an outlaw had its own type of conformity with its bleak aspect of prison and quick death, he confronted the hypocrisy of the society in which he lived and changed his behavior through self-education. Eventually, by becoming a writer, he became a true modern hero, effecting change not only in his own circumstances but in literature and society as well. London’s character, love life, writings and personal philosophy are elucidated through interviews with leading scholars, his own photographs, literary works, and vintage film clips. From the Klondike to the Far East to the South Seas, his adventures, romances and political views made headlines worldwide. A fabulous Laemmle Culture Vulture Presentation!!!

    Angels in America Part 2: Perestroika
    Sept 18 at 7:30PM 19th at 1PM
    Screening at the Laemmle Claremont 5, Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5. 
    Info from the Laemmle Theaters here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42524
    Call818-985-2711for available pairs of tickets if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Description: America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).  This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.


    Some of Our Previous Offerings

    The Dream / Symphonic Variations / Marguerite and Armand
    Screens 9/11 at 7:30 PM, 9/12 at 1PM\
    Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Playhouse, Royal, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership TODAY!!
    More info from Laemmle here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42612
    Description:Recorded Live from London’s THE ROYAL BALLET, featuring the most fabulous music of Mendelssohn, Frank, AND Liszt!! Frederick Ashton was Founder Choreographer of The Royal Ballet. His works define the English style of ballet – characterized most notably by precise, fleet footwork, sensuous épaulement (the way the shoulders are held) and gorgeous line of delicate simplicity. His many works for the Company are arguably its greatest legacy. The Royal Ballet celebrates this heritage through a mixed programme of three of Ashton’s most loved – and most characteristic – works. The Dream (1964) is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to music by Mendelssohn.Symphonic Variations (1946) is Ashton’s first masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement.Marguerite and Armand (1963), inspired by the celebrated dance partnership between Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty: in the last stages of her fatal illness, the Lady of the Camellias relives some incidents of her tragic life. A fabulous Laemmle Culture Vulture Presentation!!!!

    La Cenerentola
    Screens 9/4 at 7:30 PM, 9/5 at 1PM, at the wonderful Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Playhouse, Royal, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership TODAY!!
    More info from Laemmle here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42537
    Description: Rossini’s fabulous opera in two acts, from the world famous From Opéra de Paris, is coming to a Laemmle Theater near you! “Before the carnival is over, all Rome will love my Cinderella…” Thus spoke Rossini in 1817, in the aftermath of the disastrous opening night, firmly convinced that his pumpkin would be transformed into a sumptuous carriage. The future was to prove him right. However, in moving from Perrault’s tale to the opera, the humble servant who dreams of going to the ball has lost all her magical attributes: here there is no fairy godmother to transform mice into horses, rats into coachmen and lizards into footmen with a wave of her wand. And it is not a fur slipper but a bracelet that the beauty leaves behind for her prince, quite deliberately, challenging him to find her again. The Enlightenment had lit its fires throughout Europe and La Cenerentola focused on the burning issues of the day, confronting social divisions to reveal the crinoline beneath the rags.

    Angels in America Part 1: Millenium Approaches
    Aug 21st at 7:30PM Aug 22nd  at at 1PM
    Screening at the Laemmle Claremont 5, Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5. 
    Info from the Laemmle Theaters here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42523
    Call818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Description: America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).  This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). Part One: Millennium Approaches was first performed at the National Theatre in 1992 and was followed by Part Two: Perestroika the following year.

    PATTI CAKE$
    Opens Friday 8/18/17 in Los Angeles
    Call 818-985-2711 for pairs of available run of event passes at the Landmark Theater on Pico, if you are a Film Club Member.  Call the same number to join the KPFK Film Club so you can JOIN THE FUN!!!
    Landmark Theater: 10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064
    Info from the Landmark Theater here: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/the-landmark/film-info/patti-cake
    Visit the Fox Searchlight Website as well: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/patticakes/
    Description:A Hip Hop coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey!!! An unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats.  Critics call this movie an “unambiguous joy”, a “perfect hero movie” with Danielle Macdonald as a breakout star worthy of a standing ovation at Sundance.
    Visit the Fox Searchlight Website as well: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/patticakes/

    STEP
    In theaters now.
    KPFK Film Club Members can treat themselves by calling 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes for selected screenings at the beautiful Landmark Theater (10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064.)
    Not a member yet?  Call the same number to join the KPFK Film Club to ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!!!!
    Get more info, from the Landmark here:  https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/the-landmark/film-info/step
    Visit the Fox Searchlight website to learn more about this fabulous film: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/stepmovie/
    Description:STEP, A NEW INSPIRATIONAL AND JOYOUS FILM EXPERIENCE!!! STEP is the true-life story of a girls’ high-school step team against the background of the heart of Baltimore. These young women learn to laugh, love and thrive – on and off the stage – even when the world seems to work against them. Empowered by their teachers, teammates, counselors, coaches and families, they chase their ultimate dreams: to win a step championship and to be accepted into college. This all female school is reshaping the futures of its students’ lives by making it their goal to have every member of their senior class accepted to and graduate from college, many of whom will be the first in their family to do so. Deeply insightful and emotionally inspiring,  STEP embodies the true meaning of sisterhood through a story of courageous young women you’ll find yourself cheering for! STEP is the winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2017 AFI Docs Festival.

    David Lynch: The Art Life
    Screens 8/28 (7:30 PM) and 8/29 (1PM)
    Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.
    Info from the Laemmle site here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42614
    You can call 818-985-271, to request available passes if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
    Description:  David Lynch takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema's most enigmatic directors. David Lynch: The Art Life infuses Lynch's own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist. As Lynch states, "I think every time you do something, like a painting or whatever, you go with ideas and sometimes the past can conjure those ideas and color them, even if they're new ideas, the past colors them."

    LEAP
    Opens citywide August 25, 2017
    Film Club Members are cordially invited to call 818-985-2711 for pairs of available tickets for a special advanced screening on Saturday, August 19th at 11 AM at the AMC Burbank 16 (125 Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502.)
    You can call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
    Info from the AMC Burbank here: https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/los-angeles/amc-burbank-16
    Description:LEAP—A Beautiful New Animated Film about Following Your Dreams and Reaching for the Stars! Paris, 1884.  A orphaned girl arrives in Paris from Brittany. She is 11 and has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer. With nothing left to lose, she takes a big risk: she 'borrows' another girl’s identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But how long can she pretend to be someone else? LEAP is an heart-warming adventure, filled with humor and beautiful animation which captures the elegance of ballet. 

     

    AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER!
    Now Screening
    More info from the Landmark Theater here: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/the-landmark/film-info/an-inconvenient-sequel-truth-to-power
    #BeInconvenient
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes for select screenings at the Landmark Theater (10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064), if you are a Film Club Member, or call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!
    Description: A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.  Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes—in moments both private and public, funny and poignant—as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.

    Read an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter  from Vice President Al Gore
    Al Gore gives Landmark Theatres a shout out in this video clip with scenes from the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=2kWJHyaTBKs


    THE HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 
    August 26th from 6-830pm—Play Music On The Porch Day—Includes Video Screenings from around the World at the Highland Park Senior Center (6152 N. Figueroa Street, LA CA 90042)
    Facebook Info here: https://www.facebook.com/playmusicontheporchday/
    August 8th is the LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE for 2017 Highland Park Independent Film Festival!!!
    Contact the HPIFF at www.hpifilmfest.com
    DESCRIPTION:  Playing Real Good, for FREE! The Highland Park Independent Film Festival is glad to be announcing their community sponsorship for this year's "Play Music On The Porch Day" on August 26th. They will be screening the best videos from around the World at the Highland Park Senior Center from 6-830pm. This event is FREE and for more information contact Monica at monica@playmusicontheporchday.com.  Sat, August 26, 2017, Play Music on the Porch Day, is an international day of music. In just 4 years it has grown from a few musicians playing in Highland Park, California to an international event. In 2016 thousands of musicians from at least 17 countries participated, including Mongolia, Algeria and Iran. 2017 promises to be even bigger! Join in and play along with musicians from around the world on the last Saturday in August to celebrate Play Music on the Porch Day. Participation is easy! Just go outside and play music Participate alone or invite your friends to gather on the porch, in the yard or down on the corner out in the street. Share a video on your favorite social media platform and use #playmusicontheporchday. Also, DON'T FORGET!!! August 8th is the LATE SUBMISSION DEADLINE for this year's Highland Park Independent Film Festival!!! Wrap 'em put, put 'em in the can, and send them over to the HPIFF... you're adoring fans will love you for it!!!

     

    Jewels from the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House
    Aug 14th at 7:30PM Aug 15th at at 1PM
    Screening at the Laemmle Claremont 5, Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5. 
    Info from the Laemmle Theaters here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42522
    Call818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Description: George Balanchine’s evocation of the sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a brilliant ballet classic. The French Romantic music of Fauré provides the impetus for the subtlety and lyricism of ‘Emeralds’, while the fire of ‘Rubies’ comes from Stravinsky and the jazz-age energy of New York. Grandeur and elegance complete the ballet with the splendour of Imperial Russia and the peerless music of Tchaikovsky in ‘Diamonds’. Jewels is a masterclass in the many luminous facets of classical ballet and indeed of The Royal Ballet itself: the virtuoso choreography of Balanchine, the intensity of the soloists and the precision of the entire Company. George Balanchine’s glittering ballet Jewels was inspired by the beauty of the gem stones he saw in the New York store of jewellers Van Cleef & Arpels. He went on to make history with this, the first abstract three-act ballet, first performed in 1967 by New York City Ballet.  Each section salutes a different era in classical ballet’s history as well as a distinct period in Balanchine’s own life.

    VARIETE 
    8/12 at 2PM
    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
    Info from the Cinefamily website: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-silent-treatment/
    You can call 818-985-2711, to request available passes if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
    Description:VARIETE, the 1925 German Silent Classic that had the whole world talking back in 1925, will be screening  on 8/12 at 2PM at the most wondrous Cinefamily Theater on Fairfax!!!  And to top it off, the amazing Cliff Retallick will provide live musical accompaniment!!! (review and interview with Mr. Retallick here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938.1073741828.1718261665115719/1928879404053943/?type=3&theater) Set in the wild and extravagant world of carnivals, circuses and variety performances, VARIETE had cinematography with flair and a camera that flipped and spun with the acrobats.  It was also a tale of infidelity, jealousy and murder, all shown in detail.  Adapted from a 1921 novel by Felix Hollaender, Variete is a gem extracted from the golden age of twenties German silent film. The film follows a trapeze artist – accompanied by “unleashed” acrobatic camera work to match. Presented in a new DCP restoration! “This is a production which not only shows the way in which a story should be unfurled, but impresses one with the magic of the camera in picturing effects, such as the torrent of thoughts rushing through a maddened mind, and the views of the audience from the eyes of a hurtling trapeze performer.” – Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times.

     

    Verdi’s OTELLO
    Screens 8/7 (7:30 PM) and 8/8 (1PM)
    Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.
    Info from the Laemmle site here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42521
    You can call 818-985-271, to request available passes if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
    Description:  Verdi’s OTELLO, Captured Live at London’s Royal Opera House, Screening at An Amazing Laemmle Theater…. Near YOU!! World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder conducted by Antonio Pappano. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner.  Verdi's Otello draws on the full forces of the orchestra, the chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers, with exquisite duets, emotionally potent solo numbers and thrilling choruses.

     

    ENDLESS POETRY
    Friday August 4: 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
    Saturday August 5: 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
    Sunday, August 6: 12pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
    Monday, August 7: 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
    Tuesday, August 8: 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
    Wednesday, August 9: 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm
    Thursday, August 10: 3pm, 5:30pm, 8pm

    El Topo, Friday, August 4@ 11pm
    The Holy Mountain, Friday, August 18 @11pm
    SANTA SANGRE, Friday, August 25@ 11pm
    You can call 818-985-2711, to request available passes if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Frida’s website: http://thefridacinema.org/

    Description: Alejandro Jodorowsky, The Venerated Cult Cinema Master, at the Fabulous FRIDA CINEMA. There was once a time (1970’s) when you might saddle up to the counter of your small and struggling video store and plead with the bearded guy behind the counter to rent you his personal (probably bootleg) copy of El Topo.  It wasn’t like you hadn’t stood in line, more than once, for the midnight screening at the nearest art house cinema.  But the idea of watching this cult classic on your own TV, pausing and rewinding your way through the movie, seemed so….well, maybe spiritual isn’t quite the right word, but….Fast forward.  Now the REAL TREAT is sitting in the dark with like-minded Cinefiles and watching Jodorowsky’s cult masterpieces on the big screen,  where they truly belong. Well, again, the amazing Frida Cinema’s got you covered, screening Jodorowsky’s latest ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth, ENDLESS POETRY,  as well as a number of his classics, including EL TOPO (1970), THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973), and SANTA SANGRE (1990.)  You won’t want to miss them:

    ENDLESS POETRY—From the mind of visionary artist and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky comes his latest sublime work of autobiography filtered through symbolism, Poesia sin fin (Endless Poetry). Endless Poetry details Jodorowsky’s life from the time he left the Chilean coastal town of Tocopilla for Santiago at the age of nine, through his decision to move to France when he was in his 20s. The younger Alejandro is played by The Dance of Reality (Jodorowsky’s previous film) star Jeremias Herskovitz; Adan Jodorowsky, the director’s youngest son, who also composed the film’s score, plays the more mature Alejandro. Against the wishes of his authoritarian father (played by Brontis Jodorowsky, Alejandro’s oldest son) the 20-year-old protagonist leaves home to pursue his dream of becoming a poet, and is introduced to the bohemian and artistic inner circle of Santiago. He meets Enrique Lihn (Leandro Taub) and Stella Diaz (Pamela Flores), two unknown poets who would become driving forces of twentieth century Hispanic literature. Told through Jodorowsky’s unique surreal and psychedelic visual language, Endless Poetry is an ode to the quest for beauty and inner truth as a universal force capable of changing one’s life forever.
    “The most accessible movie Jodorowsky has ever made, and it may also be his best. It’s Felliniesque and moving . . . Yet more than any previous Jodorowsky opus, it’s also a work of disciplined and touching emotional resonance.” – Variety

    El Topo—The genre of the Psychedelic Western launched in the late ’60s, but its true form manifested itself in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s dreamlike, bizarre, and unforgettable epic El Topo. A story about a mysterious gunfighter clad in black, this film pairs the mysticism of Eastern religions with extreme violence, enough to make Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch seem like a cartoon.
    Originally released in 1970, El Topo quickly caught the imagination of movie audiences, becoming a landmark in independent film-making. The early screenings at New York’s Elgin Theater sparked the Midnight Movie phenomena, catalyzed by an endorsement from John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Classic Americana and avant-garde European sensibilities collide with Zen Buddhism and the Bible as master gunfighter and mystic El Topo (played by Jodorowsky himself) tries to defeat four sharp-shooting rivals on a bizarre path to allegorical self-awareness and resurrection. As it seeks an alternative to the Hollywood mainstream,El Topo is also the most controversial quasi-Western head trip ever made!

    The Holy Mountain—Need a religious experience? How about an acid trip? Why not both? The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Alejandro Jodorowsy’s seminal hallucinogenic work The Holy Mountain takes every religion, throws them in a mixer, and makes a hell of a cocktail.  Focused on a thief/Christ-like drifter, the narrative hopscotches around to different drug-induced reenactments of history, including the conquest of Mexico fought between iguanas and frogs—and that’s just the beginning. From there he meets an alchemist (played by Jodorowsky himself), who takes him and seven figures to the titular Holy Mountain for the craziest enlightenment of all time. Equally appalling and hilarious, The Holy Mountain is one of the greatest cult classics of the 1970s.

    SANTA SANGRE—Director Alejandro Jodorowsky is at his surreal best with this off-the-wall shocker from the late ’80s.  A traumatized young boy spends his life in a mental institution, only to rejoins his mother, former leader of the heretical Santa Sangre (“Holy Blood”) church, whose arms were cut off by his philandering circus-performer father. As all mother-son relationships in horror go, mother knows best…, and with her son by her side, she sets out an exacting revenge against all who have wronged her, and who pose a threat to her renewed family unit.
    Granted an NC-17 upon release, Santa Sangre shocked audiences and remains a gem of revenge horror which Peter Travers of Rolling Stone called “a mixture of blood poetry and gobbledygook that keeps springing astonishingly to life.”

    WIND RIVER

    8/1 at 7:30PM

    ArcLight Theater in Hollywood (6360 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

    Call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you are a member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club if you’d like to enjoy the benefits of membership while supporting FREE SPEECH RADIO, 90.7 FM.

    ArcLight Website for info: https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/locations/los-angeles/hollywood/showtimes?origin=Hollywood

    Description:  A New Must-See Thriller by the Powerful Writer of Sicario and Hell or High Water! A U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in a rookie agent to investigate, but she’s unprepared for the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter.  So she employs the Wildlife Agent  as a tracker, and the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements.  WIND RIVER is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature.  Winner of the Un Certain Regard for Best Director Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The excellent cast includes Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, as well as a host of All Star Native American actors including Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene and Martin Sensmeier, all of whom vibrantly bring to life this thrilling tale of forging morality in extreme nature.

     

    IN SEARCH OF MOZART

    Screens 7/31 (7:30 PM) and 8/1 (1PM)

    Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5. 

    Info from the Laemmle website here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/29816

    Call 818-985-2711 for details and available Film Club Passes, if you are a Film Club Member,  or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club!

    Description: IN SEARCH OF MOZART—Another MOST  INCREDIBLE  Laemmle Culture Vulture Presentation!  IN SEARCH OF MOZART is the first major feature length documentary about the composer's life. Spanning 25,000 miles, 10 countries and over 80 compositions, it is the most comprehensive account ever produced about the musical genius. Hailed by Mozartian scholars as the definitive film for Mozart Year 2006, it is a creation that will serve as one of our best references for years to come. Mozart’s timeless music takes center stage through more than 70 works in all, from the child Wolfgang's first keyboard fancy to his unfinished Requiem, with the chance to see and hear many of the greatest musicians of our time playing both Mozart's greatest hits and lesser-known works. This is a beautifully filmed, well researched, and stirring documentary, as well as an honest retrospective of Mozart's genius and humanity which is breaking box office records throughout the world.  “No more important, or

    The CHINESE LIVES OF ULI SIGG
    7/24 at 7:30 PM and 7/25 at 1PM
    Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.
    More info from Laemmle’s website here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42506
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 for pairs of available passes.
    Not yet in the Film Club?  Call the same number to subscribe and JOIN US!!
    Description:The fascinating documentary The CHINESE LIVES OF ULI SIGG portrays Uli Sigg's involvement in China’s recent opening to the West, and of the West’s embrace of Chinese contemporary art, through the eyes of Sigg and the artists he championed.  Uli Sigg is a Swiss businessman, diplomat and art collector who served as the Swiss Ambassador to China, North Korea and Mongolia.  In 2012 he made a large donation of contemporary Chinese art to the Hong Kong-based M+ museum in 2012.  In 2019, the M+ museum for visual culture in Hong Kong will present 1500 art works by contemporary Chinese Artist to the public. The collection is credited the most important of its kind worldwide. "Required viewing for contemporary-art fans. Here’s a definitive portrait not just of the soft-spoken collector who brought the likes of Ai Weiwei and Cao Fei to the world’s attention but of the birthing pains of post-Mao China.” —The Georgia Straight.  "A surprising film! [Uses] the impenetrable Uli Sigg to show us the hidden side of a complex and mysterious country... An intimate yet delicately icy portrait of a character who nurtures mystery like a defense weapon.” —Cineuropa

    DUNKIRK
    Starts July 21st
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Visit the Art Theater’s website for more info: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 for pairs of available passes.
    Not yet in the Film Club?  Call the same number to subscribe so you can COME JOIN US!!
    Description:One of the MOST ANTICIPATED SUMMER EVENTS is almost upon us!! On July 21st  the amazing Art Theater in Long Beach begins its screening of DUNKIRK, the World War II thriller starring Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, and Mark Rylance. In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated. Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (INSOMNIA, THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, INTERSTELLER) directs, telling this thrilling story from three perspectives–the land, sea and air–with filming taking place on location in Dunkirk, France.  More than 6,000 extras were employed, as well as boats that had participated in the real Dunkirk evacuation and genuine era-appropriate planes for aerial sequences. The beautifully renovated Art Theater in Long Beach is the perfect place to see this cinematic event.
     

    BIZET’S OPERA CARMEN
    Presented by Fathom Events, Live from the MET
    Wednesday, July 19 @ 7 PM
    LA Live, AMC Century City, Cinemark 18 & XD, and Edwards Alhambra
    Call 818-985-2711 for pairs of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Get more info: https://www.fathomevents.com/…/met-summer-encore-2017-carmen
    Description: One Word Says It All----CARMEN!!! On Wed, July 19th at 7PM Fathom Events is presenting an Encore Performance of Bizet’s famous sexy melodrama, the Opera Carmen, as performed at the world renowned MET in New York. Elīna Garanča stars as the ill-fated gypsy temptress who seduces a naïve soldier away from his childhood sweetheart and military duty. What the soldier does not not count on is the glamorous swaggering toreador who has come between them.  Steamy stuff, all set to Bizet’s timeless score, featuring one beloved melody after another!!!

    Antony & Cleopatra from the Renowned  Royal Shakespeare Company
    Jul 17th at 7:30PM, July 18th at 1PM
    Screening at the Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5. 
    Info from the Laemmle Theaters here:https://www.laemmle.com/films/42477
    Call818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Facebook info and trailer here:https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938.1073741828.1718261665115719/1921919851416565/?type=3&theater
    Description:  Iqbal Khan directs Antony & Cleopatra, Shakespeare's tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar's assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power but is neglecting his empire for a life of decadent passion with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony's military brilliance deserts him, and his infatuation leads the lovers to their tragic end. Iqbal Khan returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to direct, following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012).  Another fabulous Laemmle Theaters Culture Vulture Event!!!!

    Verdi’s NABUCCO
    July 12 @ 7PM
    LA Live, AMC Century City, Cinemark 18 & XD, and Edwards Alhambra
    Call 818-985-2711 for pairs of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Get more info: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/met-summer-encore-2017-nabucco
    Description: Fathom Events brings you James Levine conducting the legendary Placido Domingo LIVE from the MET!! Verdi’s third opera, NABUCCO, is a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.  Nabucco catapulted the then 28-year-old composer to international fame. The music and Verdi himself were subsumed into a surge of patriotic fervor culminating in the foundation of the modern nation of Italy. The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (“Va, pensiero”), in which the Israelites express their longing for their homeland, has become an encore in many opera houses.

    The Bolshoi Ballet’s A HERO OF OUR TIME
    July 10th at 7:30 PM and July 11th at 1 PM
    Screening at the Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5. 
    Info from the Laemmle Theaters here:https://www.laemmle.com/films/42445
    Call818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Description:  Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, "the poet of the Caucasus", was one of Russia’s most important poets and romantic writers.  A HERO OF OUR TIME is based on the larger-than-life hero Pechorin, adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey that can only be seen at the Bolshoi in Moscow.

    Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption
    7:30 PM on July 11
    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
    Call818-985-2711, for available tickets if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    More info at the Cinefamily website:http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-doug-benson-movie-interruption/
    Description:  Irreverent Hilarity with Comedian Doug Benson and Friends! Cinefamily’s next installment of Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, where Doug and friends (who in the past have included everyone from Jon Hamm to Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis) chill on the couches, mics in hand, and say whatever pops into their heads while a movie of their choosing unfolds on the screen.  This month’s pick isBeauty and the Beast! Check out Doug’s epic monthly hangout, where the love of movies and interrupting will have you chillin’, thrillin’ and rollin’ in the aisles.

    Eric Rohmer’s SIX MORAL TALES
    --The Bakery Girl of Monceau & Suzanne’s Career at Zebulon 7/6 - 8PM (At Zebulon, located at 2478 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039; doors at 7PM)
    --La Collectionneuse7/8 - 5PM
    --My Night at Maud’s 7/15 - 5PM With a DJ set by Jim Smith from The Smell
    --Claire's Knee7/22 - 5PM
    --Love in the Afternoon 7/29-5PM With a DJ set by Jim Smith from The Smell
    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
    Call818-985-2711 for pairs of available tickets if you are a Film Club Member, or call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club!
    Description: The Cinefamily Proudly Presents Eric Rohmer’s Fascinating SIX MORAL TALES. Based on a collection of short stories that Rohmer had written in his twenties, the SIX MORAL TALES vaulted Rohmer to international fame and commercial success! Each of the Tales concerns a man’s fascination with a woman as a digression in the man’s life; he eventually returns,  with little or no regret, to life with another woman, the man’s true partner.  In each, the protagonist’s version of the story is different from the audience’s version, with supporting players in one version the leads in the other. The French word "moraliste" does not translate to the English word "moral" and has more to do with what someone thinks and feels. Thus the films can be seen as investigations about what characters think about their behavior rather than about the behavior itself.  Rohmer has said that he wanted to portray in film what seemed most alien to the medium, to express feelings buried deep in our consciousness.  The SIX MORAL TALES unleashed onto the film world a new voice—sexy, philosophical, modern, daring, nonjudgmental, and liberating. And the results helped establish Rohmer as one of the most acclaimed directors of the famous French New Wave. Six Titles on Five Screening Dates:
    The Bakery Girl of Monceau & Suzanne’s Career--In the first of Rohmer’s “Moral Tales,” a law student (Barbet Schroeder) with a roving eye and a large appetite stuffs himself full of sugar cookies and pastries daily in order to garner the attentions of the pretty brunette who works in a quaint Paris bakery. In Suzanne’s Career, Bertrand bides his time in a casually hostile and envious friendship with college chum Guillaume. But when ladies’ man Guillaume seems to be making a play for the spirited, independent Suzanne, Bertrand watches bitterly with disapproval and jealousy.
    My Night at Maud’s-- In the brilliantly accomplished centerpiece of Rohmer’s “Moral Tales” series, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays Jean-Louis, a pious Catholic engineer who unwittingly spends the night at the apartment of the bold, brunette divorcée Maud, where his rigid ethical standards are challenged.  Oscar nominated and Cannes Award Winner.
    La Collectionneuse- -In Rohmer’s first color film, a bombastic, womanizing art dealer and his painter friend go to a seventeenth-century villa on the Riviera for a relaxing summer getaway. But their idyll is disturbed by the presence of the bohemian Haydée, accused of being a “collector” of men.
    Claire's Knee--“Why would I tie myself to one woman if I were interested in others?” says Jerôme, even as he plans on marrying a diplomat’s daughter by summer’s end. Before then, Jerôme spends his July at a lakeside boardinghouse nursing crushes on the sixteen-year-old Laura and her blonde stepsister, Claire.
    Love in the Afternoon--In the luminous final chapter to Rohmer’s “Moral Tales,” the bourgeois business executive Frédéric, though happily married to an adoring wife, cannot banish from his mind the multitude of attractive Parisian women who pass him every day. Then arrives Chloé, an audacious, unencumbered old flame.

    EVE’S LEAVES
    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
    July 8th at 2PM
    Call818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club.
    Get more info at the Cinefamily’s site:http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-silent-treatment/
    Description: Silent film fans, the time has come to rejoice! Now on the second Saturday of every month, get ready to receive The Silent Treatment:  Cinefamily’s ongoing series of artfully chosen feature films from all corners of the pre-sound era — choice picks that are rarely screened theatrically, or are not available on DVD!  On July 8th at 2PM the Cinefamily screens EVE’S LEAVES with live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick!!! Based on the play by Harry Chapman Ford and directed by Paul Sloane, the film follows a sea captain who forces his daughter Eve (Leatrice Joy) to masquerade as a boy. Eve responds by provoking widespread mischief aboard her father’s tramp freighter (ironically named “The Garden of Eden”). While the plot is laden with melodrama, it is comedy that forms the true heart of this movie.  William Boyd, who would later achieve greater fame as cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy, is commendable as the object of Eve’s desire; but while their combined screen chemistry is palpable (as witnessed in the truly memorable “apple-kissing” scene), it is Joy’s ebullient performance that ultimately steals the show.

     

    MOZART’S LE NOZZE DIE FIGARO, A New Teatro alla Scala Production
    July 3rd  at 7:30PM, July 4th at 1PM (Call theater to confirm Showtimes)
    Laemmle’s Playhouse, Royal, Claremont 5, and Towne Center 5
    Call 818-985-2711 for available tickets , if you’re a Film Club Member, or to BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member
    Info from Laemmle athttps://www.laemmle.com/films/index/42432/2017-07-04?modal=&replace=#get-tickets
    DESCRIPTION: A FABULOUS Laemmle Theaters' Culture Vulture Event!  For the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death Teatro alla Scala presents a new production of Le nozze di Figaro that will be entrusted to an extraordinary director who is only in his early 30s: Frederic Wake-Walker, author of a production of La finta giardiniera which was the revelation of the Glyndebourne Festival in 2014. The sets are the work of Antony McDonald. The musical part is entrusted to the one of the finest Mozart conductors of our times, Franz Welser-Möst, who will be appearing for the first time during an important new production at La Scala, while the main parts are played by Diana Damrau (Countess), Marianne Crebassa (Cherubino), Golda Schultz (Susanna) and Markus Werba (Figaro). Carlos Álvarez and Simon Keenlyside will alternate in the role of the Conte.

    Jean Vigo’s  L'Atalante
    June 30th at 7:30 PM.
    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
    Lucky KPFK Film Clubbers can call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available tickets, and non-members can call the same number to join the KPFK Film Club.  More info at Cinefamily website: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/la-collectionneuse/
    Description: Which French film has been hailed by critics as the greatest movie of all time? If you guessed Jean Vigo’s L'Atalante, you’re right! This1934 romance is an obsessively precise masterpiece, anchored by a deep reverence for the cinematic craft, enriched by dynamic camera work, jaw-dropping visuals, and a sense of playfulness. A captain of a river barge marries a local village girl and they decide to live on the barge, along with the ship’s crew.  What starts as a makeshift romantic river trip to Paris becomes a tempestuous honeymoon. L’Atalante is a profoundly moving love story, a fascinating tale of two newlyweds which is full of magic and beauty.  Co-presented by the French Film and TV Office

    THE BEGUILED
    Opens June 30
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 for available pairs of tickets; you can join the KPFK Film Club by calling the same number.
    Art Theater website for showtimes and info: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Description: “The Beguiled” is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. “An exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening.”  -Time Out, “Coppola’s film is told with surgical precision and savage grace.” –indieWire, “The character dynamics transfix … but I was most taken with the way Coppola uses style to create meaning.” -Village Voice


    VERDI ‘s Macbeth at the Met: Live in HD
    Wednesday, June 28 @ 7 PM
    Regal LA Live, AMC Century City, Cinemark 18 & XD, Edwards Alhambra
    Call818-985-2711 for available tickets , if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club
    https://www.fathomevents.com/events/met-summer-encore-2017-macbeth
    DESCRIPTION: Star soprano Anna Netrebko created a sensation with her riveting performance as the malevolent Lady Macbeth, the central character in Verdi’s retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy. She is joined by Željko Lučić, who brings dramatic intensity and vocal authority to the title role of the honest general driven to murder and deceit by his ambitious wife. The great René Pape is Banquo and Joseph Calleja gives a moving performance as Macduff. Adrian Noble’s powerful production provides an ideal setting for this dark drama, which is masterfully presided over by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi.

     

     

    MICHELANGELO: LOVE AND DEATH
    June 26th at 7:30PM, June 27th at 1PM
    Laemmle’s Playhouse, Royal, Claremont 5, and Towne Center 5
    Call 818-985-2711 for available tickets , if you’re a Film Club Member, or to BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member\
    More info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/41922
    DESCRIPTION: The true story of a visionary master. The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this Renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man? A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Beautiful and diverse works such as the towering statue of David, the deeply moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter and his tour de force, the Sistine Chapel ceiling, still leave us breathless today. Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo: Love and Death takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made. A giant artistic force and universally loved, discover why Michelangelo is without a doubt one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time.


    THE BIG SICK

    Special event advanced screening June 20th , 7:30 PM

    AMC Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe if you’d like to join us!!!

    Film Site Info: http://www.thebigsickmovie.com/  

    DESCRIPTION: THE BIG SICK is the new hit romantic comedy featuring the hilarious comedic  talents of  Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Emily V. Gordon (The Meltdown), Holly Hunter (The Piano, Broadcast News), and Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond.) Based  on the real-life courtship between Nanjiani and  Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of a Pakistan-born aspiring comedian who connects with a grad student after one of his standup sets. What they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life expected by Kumail’s  traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. Critics have called THE BIG SICK an instant heart stealer, bracingly sophisticated, the best romantic comedy in years. Opens in select theaters June 23.

     

     

    JULIUS CAESAR, Live from Stratford Upon Avon

    Jun 19th at 7:30PM and June 20th at 1PM

    Laemmle’s Claremont 5,  Playhouse 7,  Royal, and Town Center 5.

    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes if you’re a Film Clubber, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club if you’re not.

    Info From the Laemmle Theaters: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41921

    Description: One of the Bard’s Premiere Plays from One of the World’s Most Renowned Theaters.  Caesar has returned to Rome triumphant from the civil war against his former ally and triumvir, Pompey the Great. The Roman Republic prepares to heap Caeser with new honours, and there are rumours that he might be crowned king. There hasn’t been a king in Rome for almost 500 years, when the last king – Tarquinius Superbus – was expelled by an ancestor of Marcus Brutus. Since then, the Republic and its ideals of shared power has prevailed. One man holding complete power over Rome is especially troubling to Caius Cassius.  Cassius seeks to recruit fellow senators with similar concerns, including the noble and well-respected Marcus Brutus, an ally of Caesar, but also a dedicated believer in the Republic. On the day of Caesar’s triumph, he is warned by a soothsayer to “beware the ides of March…”   Part of the FABULOUS Culture Vulture Series

     

     

    THE HERO

    Starts at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 on Jun 16th, NoHo 7 on Jun 23rd, Music Hall and Claremont 5 on Jun 30th

    Laemmle website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42400

    Call 818-985-2711 for details and available Run of Event Film Club tickets, or to subscribe and join the Film Club

    DESCRIPTION: THE HERO stars the legendary Sam Elliott as an aging actor confronting mortality in the moving new film from writer/director Brett Haley (I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS). Lee Hayden (Elliott) is a Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. THE HERO is a beautiful and poignant celebration of life and the legacies we all leave behind.

     

    ALL EYEZ ON ME

    AMC Burbank:  125 Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

    Thurs. 6/15 at 7:30 PM

    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available tickets to this Special Event Advanced Screening.

    Not a member?  Call the same number to join the Film Club today

    Info from Lionsgate Movie website:  http://www.alleyez.movie/

    Description: All Eyez on Me chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist, actor, poet and activist, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records.  Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing. Demetrius Shipp Jr. stars in the film that follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices, before his untimely death at the age of 25.  All Eyez on Me opens in theaters June 16.

     

     

    A 3D Advanced Screening of Disney Pixar's CARS 3

    AMC Century City 15, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 2000, Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Monday, 6/12  at 7:30 PM

    Info from Disney Movies here: http://movies.disney.com/cars-3

    Description:  When they say your time is up, it’s time to make your move. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young -race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!  Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2”), produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren (“LAVA” short), Disney’s CARS 3 cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017. Original Score composed and conducted by Randy Newman--and the soundtrack features the songs by ZZ Ward, Gary Clark Jr., Dan Auerback and Brad Paisley.  KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to for a pair of available passes for an Advanced Screening on Monday, 6/12, at the beautiful AMC Century City 15 at 7:30 PM—a perfect opportunity to treat someone young at heart to a 3D SPECIAL EVENT.   Disney’s CARS 3 cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.

     

    IN THE STEPS OF TRISHA BROWN
    Monday, June 12 at 7:30 PM, and Tues. June 13th at 1PM.
    Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse, Claremont, Royal, and Towne Center 5

    More info from Laemmle here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41911

    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of passes, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or, if you’re not, to JOIN the Film Club. 

    Description: Expand your mind and un-tether your spirit!! Trisha Brown revolutionized the world of contemporary dance with her post-modern creations. "The grande dame, the high priestess—in the world of postmodern dance, Brown stands apart," wrote The New Yorker of the ground-breaking choreographer. Now, the National Paris Opera Ballet is staging Brown's seminal 1979 work Glacial Decoy, with costumes and projected slides by the similarly risk-taking artist Robert Rauschenberg, performed by a new generation of dancers. The documentary film In the Steps of Trisha Brown follows the process of the young dancers learning the piece from Lisa Kraus and Carolyn Lucas, Trisha Brown's collaborators, while telling the story of the evolution and development of Brown's dance practice. Culminating in the staging of Glacial Decoy, the film is a privileged look at the process of staging a major dance piece and a testament to the value of teaching and studying art. "Some of us only dream about flying; Trisha Brown launches her dreams onto the stage.” —The Village Voice

     

    DANCES WITH FILMS FESTIVAL
    TCL Chinese Theaters: Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
    June 1st thru the 11th 2017
    Dances with Films Website:  https://danceswithfilms.com/

    KPFK Film Club Members are invited to visit the website, pick out a terrific film, and then call 818-985-2711 for a pair of complimentary passes to the film of their choice. Act quickly because passes are limited and subject to availability. 

    DESCRIPTION:  DANCES WITH FILMS CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH A BOLD LINEUP OF TRULY INDEPENDENT FILM.  This unstoppable festival, for two decades a champion of independent filmmakers, takes over the TCL Chinese Theaters June 1-11 with 74 world premieres, 36 west coast premieres, and opening and closing night films from DWF alumni. The 2017 lineup includes  narrative and documentary features as well as short films.  Dances with Films aims to showcase films that have unique voices from the indie scene, stories that bring a touch of magic to the screen. This year’s knock-out lineup features more than 160 titles, chosen from a record 2,100 submissions from all over the globe. The juried narrative competition section includes 16 features, 13 of which are world premieres, and nearly three-dozen shorts. DWF also has a category for groundbreaking short and feature documentaries, provocative genre fare in the Midnight section, and the most exciting music videos and dance-themed films from the indie scene in the Downbeats section. The Fusion section brings together a multitude of additional features and shorts.  The festival also includes several distinctive events which speak to the world of independent filmmakers, featuring Powerhouse Panels with top industry professionals and COCKTAILS & CONVERSATIONS, a series of intimate, nuts & bolts Q&A sessions with some of film’s most gifted visionaries, including Academy Award® winners.  Notable Dances With Films alumni who first gained notice at the festival include: Gina Rodriguez, Bryan Cranston, Will Scheffer, Mark V. Olsen, Jesse Eisenberg, Mike Flanagan, and John Hawkes, among others. All this cinematic magic takes place at the iconic TCL Chinese Theaters (yes, the Hollywood hotspot with all the famous hand and feet prints): Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, from June 1st thru the 11th.

     

    2017 VAN CLIBURN INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION
    Saturday, June 10, 2017, 10:00 a.m. PT.
    A Fathom Event at Select AMC Theaters
    Call 818-985-2711 for details and Film Club Passes, or to subscribe and join the Film Club
    Event details from Fathom Events: https://www.fathomevents.com/events/van-cliburn-competition.
    DESCRIPTION: Every four years, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition brings the world's best pianists to Fort Worth, TX to compete for the coveted Cliburn gold medal. For the first time in its history, the seventeen day competition will culminate on the big screen with concerto performances by six finalists accompanied by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Leonard Slatkin.  The Boston Globe once called The Cliburn “a cross between the Miss America Pageant, the Olympic Games, the Academy Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize.”  Don't miss the stunning conclusion of this major American cultural event LIVE in select cinemas nationwide. Plus, catch an exclusive interview with Maestro Leonard Slatkin and other classical music VIPs.

     

    THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FRIDA KAHLO
    Screens Saturday June 10 2017 at 11AM
    The Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Info from the Art Theater here: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    DESCRIPTION: “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”  -Frida Kahlo.  An artist whose life was as bold and startling as her work, Frida Kahlo battled physical infirmity and a male-dominated art establishment to become one of the most acclaimed and influential painters of her generation. Kahlo also had a passionate interest in politics with her leftist views informed by the Mexican Revolution; she was an outspoken advocate of Communism and a powerful symbol of the progressive movement throughout her life.The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo is a documentary which tells Kahlo’s story as a woman, as an artist, and as a symbol of women’s rights and Latin progress. The film is narrated by actress Rita Moreno, while singer Lila Downs provides the voice of Kahlo.

     

    LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
    June/05/2017 at 7:30 PM, June/06/2017 at 1PM
    Select Laemmle Theaters
    Call 818-985-2711 for details and Film Club Passes, or to subscribe and join the Film Club
    Event details from Laemmle Theaters: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41929
    DESCRIPTION: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, by master Giuseppe Verdi, is an wonderful opera in 4 acts.  La forza del destino – what is the meaning of the destiny that Verdi uses so forcefully? Who forces Leonora, and Alvaro as the murderer of her father, to enter the hermitage of a monastery – and confronts them there, in a mighty showdown, with the brother who is full of hatred and cannot forgive? Is it a declaration of war against God’s promise of redemption? The heavenly cantilena of a solo violin rises at the end of the opera – in the face of the death of the hero’s lover and brother. Those who withdraw into the consoling twilight of a divine peace here are only trying to deny one thing: the force of destiny.

     

    THE HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 
    Events sponsored by the HPIFF include:
    June 2nd - Lummis Day opening night screening at Thorne Hall - Occidental College (http://www.lummisday.org/schedule/)
    www.lummisday.org
    June 3, 4 - Booth at Lummis Day Festival—Free Event—Come Meet the HPIFF!
    June 4th - WORLD PREMIERE of our student film mentorship program at Benjamin Franklin High School of "Zombie Apocalypse", at Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA).
    May 19th - HPIFF Film Corner - Cinema Femina at La Culebra Park—Short Film Free Screenings
    Call for Submissions to the Highland Park Independent Film Festival in 10/17--Early deadline is 7/4, late deadline is 8/8
    HPIFF website: http://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html
    DESCRIPTION:  The HPIFF has a plethora of events for the seasoned and aspiring film buff. Request their newsletter so you can keep up to date with all HPIFF events. You can even bring out your inner Coppola, Streisand, or Pedro Almodóvar--The Highland Park Independent Film Festival is calling for submissions for this year's festival in October, 2017.  Visit the HIFF website to get details and the submission form:http://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html.  Early deadline is 7/4, late deadline is 8/8 so turn up those lights and mics and get the cameras rolling.  Last year's festival, a KPFK Film Club offering, was a lot of fun and a very well attended community event!! 

     

    THIRTY SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT: THE FINAL WAKE UP CALL—Three Screenings
    --Friday, June 2nd - 7:15 PM
    At The Topanga Library - 122 North Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga - 2nd Floor Meeting Room
    Contact Julie Levine: 310-455-9389 - 310-463-3016 or: juliemagic2010@gmail.com
    Venue is Accessible - Begins at 7:15 PM with Veggie Snack Potluck
    Hosted by The Topanga Peace Alliance
    ---Saturday, June 3rd - 3:00 PM
    At Hellada Gallery & Art Center - 117 Linden Avenue, Long Beach 90802
    Venue is Accessible - For More Information Call: 562-833-8035
    Hosted by Long Beach Area Peace Network, Soy Del Pueblo TV, Veterans For Peace Chapter 110 & Military Families Speak Out
    ---Sunday, June 4th - 7:00 PM, Doors Open at 6:30 PM
    At The Peace Center3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230
    Parking Behind Building or at The Book Store Next Door - Venue is Accessible
    Director Regis Tremblay Will Do a Q&A and Discussion at All 3 Screenings
    Hosted by Office of The Americas, MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles and Frank Dorrel

    For More Information or to RSVP Contact Frank Dorrel: 
    310-838-8131 or: fdorrel@addictedtowar.com
    DESCRIPTION: "Thirty Seconds To Midnight: The Final Wake Up Call” – is an important new film by Regis Tremblay. All the screenings are free & open to the public, though contributions in support of the filmmaker will be appreciated. Tremblay states what few others dare to say. Humanity is on the brink of extinction! Nuclear power is not safe. 48 of America’s nuclear power plants are leaking & there is no way to get rid of nuclear waste.
    Although not offered by the Film Club, these screening are free to anyone, Film Club Members, friends, family and any KPFK listeners. Just show up!



    CONDUCT! EVERY MOVE COUNTS
    A Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation
    Mon. May 29th 2017 at 7:30PM and Tues., May 30th, at 1PM
    At the Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and the Town Center 5.
    Get more info at the Laemmle Theaters’ website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41932
    DESCRIPTION: Every two years, 24 young conductors travel to the Frankfurt Opera House to compete against each other in the world's leading event of its kind, the Sir Georg Solti Conductors' Competition. Conduct! Every Move Counts accompanies five contestants through evaluation rounds up to the final, which only two of them reach.

     

    THE FIVE MINUTES GAME, 2017 EDITION
    Monday, 5/29/17
    5:00-6:30PM – The Five Minutes Game!
    6:30-7:30PM – BBQ on the patio as the Cinefamily tallies the votes!
    7:30-9:00PM – Watch the winning film!
    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles // 90036
    Art Theater’s website: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-may-2017
    DESCRIPTION: Time to Celebrate! The 5 Minutes Game is Back at the Cinefamily Theater!!! Summer’s around the corner, and you know those at the Cinefamily Theater love two things in tandem: busting out the patio grill, and The Five Minutes Game.
    What’s all this about a game, you ask? The Cinefamily are firm believers that “every movie is interesting for at least its first five minutes”… those fascinating moments when you’re still entering the new world a film presents you, and trying to figure out what the heck’s going on. The Cinefamily staff choose fifteen movies you’ve likely never seen before (with most of them still unavailable on DVD), line ‘em up and only show you the first five minutes of each (excluding the opening credits). Then you, the audience, will vote on which film to watch in its entirety. Bring something to cook on the  Cinefamily back patio grill and have some GREAT FUN (last year’s event was a REAL BASH!)

     

    CHUCK
    Starting Friday, May 15th 2017, screens for two weeks.
    The Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Info from the Art Theater here: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    DESCRIPTION: A Film About the REAL LIFE ROCKY!!! CHUCK is the rousing story of the pride of Bayonne, New Jersey,  a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali.  He was the real life inspiration for Rocky Balboa.
    But before all that, he was a liquor salesman and father, a modest prizefighter whose life changed overnight when he took on The Greatest in a highly publicized match. CHUCK is a refreshingly human tale, of resilience and redemption, a wild ride through the highs and lows of sudden fame.  Stars Liev Schreiber.

     

    LA LA LAND ON DVD/BLU-RAY for NEW MEMBERS
    Thank You Gift for New or Renewing Film Club Subscribers —One Copy Remaining
    Call 818-985-2711 for info and to subscribe!
    Info from Lionsgate here:  http://lionsgateathome.com/la-la-land
    DESCRIPTION: Is your KPFK Film Club Membership About to (shudder) expire? Thinking About Becoming a Fillm Club Member? The PERFECT TIME has come for renewing or starting a Film Club Membership!!!! The Next Person who joins the KPFK Film Club by calling 818-985-2711 to subscribe can also request an available brand new Blu-Ray release of the Academy Award Winning Film  LA LA LAND, courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment. Just tell KPFK’s front desk receptionist that, in addition to the benefits of KPFK Film Club Membership, you’d like a complimentary copy of LA LA Land mailed to you (copies are limited and subject to availability)!!! LA LA LAND is the hit romantic musical comedy of 2016 that captured the hearts of movie goers worldwide, starring  the charismatic Ryan Gosling and the captivating and talented Emma Stone.   It  is the beautifully told story of an aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams. Los Angeles has never looked more gorgeous in this loving tribute to musicals which marvelously revitalizes the genre and explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight…Directed by Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND is the winner of 2017’s Oscars for Best Actress, Directing, Cinematography, Original Score, Original Song, and Production Design, as well as multiple Golden Globe and  BAFTA Awards.  The Blu-Ray edition also contains a number of exclusive special features you won’t want to miss.  LA LA LAND on Digital HD and on Blu-ray/DVD will be available April 25th!  The Film Club is an Incredible Thank-You Premium available to those who donate $150 or more to Independent Radio KPFK 90.7 FM.  For one year Film Club Members can call KPFK’s Front Desk (818-985-2711) during business hours to request of available passes, most often in pairs, to our amazing films!  Films and film events are announced on the air on 90.7 FM, and are generally posted at kpfk.org on the Film Club Web and on Facebook. And now, the first three who are quick to call 818-985-2711, subscribe, and request the Film Club, can also request this special limited complimentary offer—their own fabulous Blu-Ray copy of the multiple award winning LA LA LAND!!! Thanks in advance for supporting Independent Free Speech Radio.  We’ll see you at the cinema!!!

     

    THE AMERICAN MEDIA & THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY
    Exclusive Advanced Screening including a Q/A with Director Jon Barbour and KPFK’s GM Christine Blosdale
    Special Screening: Thursday, May 25th 2017 at 7 PM
    Laemmle’s Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
    Info from Laemmle (about the regular theatrical run starting 5/26) here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/42206

    Complimentary tickets for KPFK Film Club Members, subject to availability, can be had by calling 818-985-2711; an exclusive copy of the DVD is available as a thank you premium! Call for the same number for details. Non-Film Club Members can call 818-985-5735 —the DVD of this documentary and a pair of tickets to this event are available as thank you premiums
    DESCRIPTION: When he had Clay Shaw arrested for conspiracy to murder President Kennedy, New Orlean's District Attorney Jim Garrison announced that he would prove in court that the CIA was behind the assassination, just as they had arranged the murders of democratically elected presidents in Iran and Guatemala. Garrison called it a "no risk" operation aided by some in the media.
    Using CIA documents, 'The American Media & The Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy' attempts to prove that Garrison was right. Filmmaker John Barbour posits that the CIA infiltrated the media with 'Project Mockingbird' to create what we now call fake news to further their bellicose objectives in Cuba and Vietnam, objectives Kennedy was resisting.
    Barbour goes on to show how subsequent propaganda overwhelmed Americans and drowned the truth of Garrison's case. He also tells the story of his own ordeals struggling to get a media platform for Mr. Garrison to tell his story. The film is based upon three-and-a-half hours of interviews that Garrison granted Barbour and is a sequel to Barbour's 1992 film 'The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes,' which won the Best Documentary award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.

     

    MAURIZIO CATTELAN: BE RIGHT BACK
    May 22 at 7:30 PM and May 23 2017 at 1 PM
    Laemmle Claremont 5, Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.
    Info from Laemmle Theaters here: http://www.90046323.848.3500www.laemmle.com/index.php/films/41912
    DESCRIPTION: In Maura Axelrod's iconoclastic documentary, we meet the art world’s enfant terrible Maurizio Cattelan, one of the most successful—and controversial—artists of our time. His work is designed to offend and insult—and yet, the more he abuses people, it seems the more popular he becomes according to one observer. The film documents Maurizio from his early days in poverty to his recent career-capping retrospective at the Guggenheim, with a few twists along the way. Axelrod's playful profile leaves no stone unturned in trying to figure out: Who is Maurizio Cattelan?


    PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: The Story of S. Brian Willson & Voices From The Peace Movement
    Saturday, May 20th - 7:00 PM  Doors Open at 6:30 PM

    The Peace & Social Justice Committee
    At the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica
    Produced & Directed by Bo Boudart ~ Narrated by Peter Coyote ~ Associate Producer Frank Dorrel
    You Can Park at the UCLA Hospital Parking Structure at 16th & Arizona. But You Will Need to Print Out a Parking Pass from:  www.uusm.org/for-visitors/directions-parking/parking - Handicap Parking is Available Behind the Church.
    There will be a Q&A after the Screening with Frank Dorrel & KPFK's Blase Bonpane!
    For More Information Contact Frank Dorrel: 310-838-8131 or: fdorrel@addictedtowar.com
    DESCRIPTION: This Important Film Also Features: Daniel Ellsberg, Ron Kovic, Roy Bourgeois, Medea Benjamin, Blase Bonpane, Martin Sheen, Alice Walker, Amy Goodman, Ramsey Clark, Camila Mejia, Phil Donahue, Col. Ann Wright, David Hartsough, David Swanson, Chelsea Manning, Charlie Clements, Charlie Liteky, Duncan Murphy, George Mizo, Jack Ryan, Bruce Gagnon, Daniel Ortega, Cindy Sheehan, Michael Lindley & Ed Ellis.  Music by Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Creedence Clearwater, Barry McGuire & Malcolm Payne.
    Although not a Film Club offering, This screening is open to anyone, KPFK listeners, Film Club Members, familiy and friends

     

    NEWSIES
    May 15th at 7:30 PM and May 16th 2017 at 1 PM
    Laemmle Claremont 5, Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.
    Info from the Laemmle Theaters here: http://www.laemmle.com/films/41883  
    DESCRIPTION: NEWSIES—the Tony Award Winning Musical, Straight from the Broadway stage!!! Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions are thrilled to bring NEWSIES to the Laemmle Theatres on May 15 and 16.  Based on a true story, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets, and how he comes to rally a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ across the city to strike in a stand for what is right.  Music by Alan Menken with the  Original Broadway cast members filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA!!!
     
     

    THE SEVENTH ART STAND
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Schedule of Films:
    SHORT FILMS FROM AND ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST FOR YOUNGER AUDIENCES
    Monday, May 8 – Friday, May 12. 2017 6pm daily; Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 2017 11:30am daily
    THIS IS NOT A FILM / Monday, May 8, 7:30pm
    AMERICAN ARAB / Tuesday, May 9, 7:30pm
    THE DESTRUCTION OF MEMORY / Wednesday, May 10, 7:30pm
    HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO – PART I / Thursday. May 11, 7:30pm
    NEW MUSLIM COOL / Friday, May 12, 7:30pm
    TADMOR / Saturday, May 13, 7:30pm
    AN NEW DAY IN OLD SANA’A / Sunday, May 14, 2pm
    THE LETTER: AN AMERICAN TOWN AND THE “SOMALI INVASION” / Sunday, May 14, 4pm – FREE SCREENING
    HOMELAND: IRAQ YEAR ZERO – PART II / Sunday, May 14, 7:30pm
    Info and Trailers at the Frida website: http://thefridacinema.org/the-seventh-art-stand/
    DESCRIPTION: The Frida Cinemas presents THE SEVENTH ART STAND, a nationwide screening and discussion series presented by 50+ theaters, museums, and community centers in more than half the states, as an act of cinematic solidarity against Islamophobia. These films highlight many of the issues faced by the Muslim community, as well as the Middle Eastern community in general, both in the Middle East and in the United States, and will range from dramas to documentaries to short films. Representatives of the film and literary world have come together to support the initiative. Some of the many supporters include Woody Harrelson, Evgeny Afineevsky, Laurie Anderson, Ramin Bahrani, Amir Bar-Lev, Wajahat Ali, Preacher Moss, Sayed Badreya, Charles Baxter, Joe Berlinger, John Beug, Jon Bowermaster, Nick Broomfield, Steve Buscemi, Jonathan Demme, Nick Flynn, Bart Freundlich, Sacha Gervasi, Keith Gordon, Rachel Griffin, Paul Haggis, Mary Harron, William Horberg, Azazel Jacobs, Dan Janvey, Barbara Kopple, Neil LaBute, Jonathan Lethem, Ron Mann, Natalie Merchant, Ricky Moody, Brett Morgan, Louis Psihoyos, Alysia Reiner, Richard Russo, Erin Sax, Tanya Selvaratnam, Mark Slouka,  Robert Stone, John Turturro, John Walsh and Debra Winger among many others. Included is the much acclaimed THIS IS NOT A FILM, as well as A New Day in Old SANA’A, the New Muslim Cool, Tadmor and many others. A number of films will be specific to the American Muslim experience, including The Letter: An American Town and the Somali Invasion, and American Arab. These films attempt to combat Islamophobia and foster intercommunity dialogue.


    DER ROSENKAVALIER--The Magnificnet Music of Richard Strauss and a Farewell Performance by the Legendary Renée Fleming!
    May 13th and 17th 2017 at the Burbank and Universal Citywalk AMC Theaters.
    Info from Fathom Events here: http://www.fathomevents.com/events/der-rosenkavalier
    DESCRIPTION: Der Rosenkavalier--The magnificent music of Richard Strauss and a Farewell Performance by the Legendary Renée Fleming! Fathom Events and The MET, Live in HD, present Renée Fleming as she retires one of her best signature roles— Strauss’s Marschallin, an attractive, worldly-wise princess in 18th-century Vienna. Strauss’s most popular opera concerns a wise woman of the world who is involved with a much younger lover, and who ultimately gives him up to a pretty young heiress. The story deftly combines comedy, dreamy nostalgic fantasy, genuine human drama, and light but striking touches of philosophy and social commentary. And the magnificent score combines the refinement of Mozart with the epic grandeur of Wagner. Fleming stars opposite Elīna Garanča in her first North American performances as Octavian, the impulsive young title character. The cast also includes Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs, Erin Morley as Sophie, Marcus Brück in his Met debut as Faninal, and Matthew Polenzani as the Italian Singer. Conducted by Sebastian Weigle and directed by Robert Carsen, who most recent Met production was the hit 2013 staging of Falstaff, Der Rosenkavalier is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Teatro Regio di Torino. Go behind the scenes with the Met's stars! During intermission, interviews with cast, crew, and production teams give a revealing look at what goes into the staging of an opera. 

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
    May 8th at 7:30 PM and May 9th at 1 PM
    Screening at the  Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5 From the Ballet de l'Opera national de Paris
    Laemmle Theaters here:https://www.laemmle.com/films/41924.
    DESCRIPTION: Numerous choreographers have delved into Shakespeare to find dramatic material for their ballets, beginning with Jean-Georges Noverre, an ardent defender of the “action ballet” and Marius Petipa, who was the first to use Mendelssohn’s stage music. George Balanchine, who also loved the score, would prove no exception. In 1962 he created his version of Shakespeare’s comedy for New York City Ballet. Faithful to the Bard’s vocabulary whilst adding a subtle touch of pantomime, he portrays a complex love story in two acts and six scenes. Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, become caught up in a domestic quarrel between the king of the elves and the queen of the fairies which results in the intervention of the mischievous Puck and his magic potion along with a troupe of amateur actors. The denouement is celebrated in the form of a grand virtuoso entertainment. One of George Balanchine’s rare narrative ballets, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is entering the Paris Opera Ballet’s repertoire. The sets and costumes for this production have been designed by another magician of the stage, Christian Lacroix.

     

    PARIS CAN WAIT
    Special Advanced Screening for Film Club Members and All KPFK Listeners
    Sunday, May 7th, at 3PM.
    The Real D Screening Room, 100 N Crescent Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
    Info from Sony Classics here: http://sonyclassics.com/pariscanwait/ .
    DESCRIPTION:!  YOU are invited to a special advanced private screening of Sony Classic’s new film, PARIS CAN WAIT, on Sunday, May 7th, at 3PM. Academy Award nominee Diane Lane stars as a Hollywood producer's wife who unexpectedly takes a road trip through France.  What should be a seven-hour drive becomes a two-day journey of personal discovery involving mouthwatering food and wine, humor, and breathtaking landscapes. Alec Baldwin plays her distracted husband who plans to meet her in Paris, and Arnaud Viard plays the free spirited but flirtatious friend who offers to drive her there. PARIS CAN WAIT opens citywide in Los Angeles and New York on 5/12/17.  This fun romantic comedy will also screen at the gorgeous Real D Screening Room in Beverly Hills.  You don’t have to be a Film Club Member to enjoy this event—it’s a complimentary thank you gift.  Just call 818-985-2711 to get on the will-call list for a pair of available tickets, which are limited and subject to availability. Then come enjoy a complimentary glass of Coppola wine, hob nob with other incredible KPFK listeners, and enjoy writer/director Eleanor Coppola’s latest film!!!

     

    MADAMA BUTTERFLY
    May 1st at 7:30 PM and May 2nd at 1PM.
    Screening at the  Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.
    Info from Laemmle Theaters here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41539
    DESCRIPTION: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier‘s stunningly beautiful production.The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticized views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel di’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice. Starring: Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks, Elizabeth DeShong. 

     

    Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
    May 1st at the AMC Burbank 16
    AMC Burbank, 125 Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502, 5/1, at 7:30 PM.  Opens citywide May 5th.

    Get info from the Disney Movies website here:  http://movies.disney.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2
    DESCRIPTION: Marvel Studios’ GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 is funny, full of heart, and a visual feast, reprising the roles of a most unconventional cast of Marvel comic book heroes: Star-Lord--The half-human leader of the Guardians , Gamora--an orphan seeking redemption for past crimes, Drax the Destroyer--a muscled warrior in search for vengeance, Baby Groot--a tree-like humanoid and sidekick of…Rocket—a  raccoon mercenary, master of weapons and battle tactics! The Guardians travel throughout the cosmos and struggle to keep their new-found family together, while helping Star Lord learn more about his true parentage and stopping a enemy who threatens to destroy the entire galaxy. Sounds like FUN?  It is, and you can call 818-985-2711 for available tickets to a special advanced screening on May 1st at the AMC Burbank 16 if you’re a Film Clubber. It’s the same number to resubscribe or join the Film Club. 

     

    REVOLUTION: NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD

    April 24th at 7:30 PM and April 25th at 1 PM
    Screening at the  Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.
    Info from Laemmle Theaters here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41539;
    DESCRIPTION: On April 24th and 25th, the fabulous Laemmle Theaters bring you Revolution: New Art for a New World! This art documentary is a radical visual feast that describes how artists like Chagall, Kandinsky and Malevich rose in tandem with the Russian Revolution in 1917. Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators, and performers and personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, the film brings the artists of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. New Art for a New World was filmed entirely on location in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London, with access to The State Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum, The State Hermitage Museum and in co-operation with The Royal Academy of Arts, London. The film features paintings previously banned and unseen for decades, and masterpieces, which rarely leave Russia. Contributors include Museum Directors Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky and Zelfira Tregulova and film director Andrei Konchalovsky. The film also features Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Hollander, James Fleet, Eleanor Tomlinson and Daisy Bevan. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Margy Kinmonth.

     

    Disneynature's BORN IN CHINA
    AMC Burbank 16, 125 Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502
    April 18th , 7:30PM. 
    AMC Burbank webpage (https://www.amctheatres.com/movie-theatres/los-angeles/amc-burbank-16)
    DESCRIPTION:  Disneynature's new True Life Adventure film “Born In China” takes an epic journey into the wilds of China where few people have ever ventured. Following the stories of three animal families, the film transports audiences to some of the most extreme environments on Earth to witness some of the most intimate moments ever captured in a nature film. A doting panda bear mother guides her growing baby as she begins to explore and seek independence. A two-year-old golden monkey who feels displaced by his new baby sister joins up with a group of free-spirited outcasts. And a mother snow leopard—an elusive animal rarely caught on camera—faces the very real drama of raising her two cubs in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the planet. Featuring stunning, never-before-seen imagery, the film navigates China’s vast terrain—from the frigid mountains to the heart of the bamboo forest—on the wings of red-crowned cranes, seamlessly tying the extraordinary tales together. Opening in U.S theaters  April 21, 2017 (in time for 2017’s Earth Day), “Born in China” is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan, and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and premiere nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman, and Chuan.


    EUGENE ONEGIN
    Film Clubbers can call in for pairs of available passes to This Live from the MET HD event screening
    April 22nd , 9:55AM and April 26th, 6:30 PM.
    At the AMC Universal Citywalk and the AMC Burbank.
    Info from Fathom Events here:  https://www.fathomevents.com/events/eugene-onegin
    DESCRIPTION: Fathom Events brings to the big screen EUGENE ONEGIN, Tchaikovsky’s heartrending opera, adapted from Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel. This is the tragic tale of a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman's love and his careless incitement of a heart stopping fatal duel with his best friend. Experience the artistry of superstar soprano Anna Netrebko, as the heroine Tatiana, reprising one of her greatest roles.  Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister Olga and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin. Go behind the scenes with the Met's stars! During intermission, interviews with cast, crew, and production teams give a revealing look at what goes into the staging of an opera.

     

    THE PROMISE 
    Opens citywide 4/21/17.
    Film Clubbers can call 818-985-2711 for complimentary pairs of available passes to selected screenings at the Regal Theaters.
    Join the KPFK Film Club by calling the same number to subscribe.
    Info from the Regal Theaters here:  http://www.regmovies.com/  .
    DESCRIPTION: THE PROMISE is fascinating love story, a sweeping historical epic with panoramic cinematography, powerful acting and historical accuracy.  In the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a  brilliant Armenian medical student, a famous American journalist, and the beautiful dance instructor they both love must put their conflicting passions aside. They join forces to get people to safety and survive themselves as the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos. Directed by Hotel Rwanda's Terry George,  THE PROMISE stars Academy Award winner Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon, and Oscar Isaac.

     

    DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE
    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles;
    4/14 - 7:30PM, 4/15 - 7PM, 4/16 - 4:30PM, 4/17 - 10:30PM, 4/18 - 10:30PM, 4/19 - 11PM.
    Info from Cinefamily here: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/david-lynch-the-art-life/#david-lynch-the-art-life.
    DESCRIPTION: David Lynch: The Art Lifeis the rare artist’s biography that lets the subject – and his eerie and thrilling visual art – speak for itself. David Lynch is a lifelong artist whose fixation on the concept of moving, audible paintings begat arguable cinematic masterstrokes like Eraserhead and Mulholland Drive, films that explore, challenge, subvert (and yet, celebrate), the inherent darkness within American normalcy. Lynch himself describes a boyhood of cherry tree-lined streets, ”But on the cherry tree, there’s this pitch oozing out – some black some yellow, and millions of red ants crawling all over. I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there’s always red ants underneath.”

     

    A CONTEMPORARY EVENING 
    Monday, April 10th at 7:30 PM and Tues, April 11th at 1PM;\
    Screening at the  Laemmle Claremont 5,  Royal, Playhouse 7, and Town Center 5.)
    Info from Laemmle Theaters here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/41934.
    DESCRIPTION: The Bolshoi Ballet’s A CONTEMPORARY EVENING presented by The Laemmle Theaters—On April 10th and 11th the Laemmle Theaters bring you an evening of modern dance, recorded LIVE, from the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Russia!   A CONTEMPORARY EVENING is a triptych of works by three masters of modern and contemporary choreography.  For the first time, the company performs The Cage by legendary Academy Award-winning choreographer Jerome Robbins, a master of visualizing and translating music to movement. Together with Harald Lander’s homage to classical ballet in Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s colorful folklore-inspired Russian Seasons, A Contemporary Evening brings some of the best dancers in the world together with masters of contemporary choreography.

     

    THEIR FINEST
    Released April 7th;  Currently in theaters
    Film Clubbers can call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available AMC Theater passes
    Info from AMC here:  https://www.amctheatres.com/  
    DESCRIPTION: THEIR FINEST —is a scintillating British romantic comedy-drama with a cast teeming with some of the UK's most charismatic actors, including Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Richard E. Grant, and Jeremy Irons. Directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig (An Education, The Riot Club) and set in the 1940’s, THEIR FINEST tells the story of a British Ministry of Propaganda film team making a inspirational film about the Dunkirk evacuation during the Battle of Britain and the London Blitz.  On the team is a married woman and a young screenwriter who develop a growing attraction while striving to boost morale in a period of national and personal crisis. Critics love the film’s nuanced performances,  witty banter, and lovely period detail. The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern found it one of the smartest, funniest and most surprising movies seen in years. 

     

    DONNIE DARKO

    Cinefamily Theater, 611 N Fairfax Avenue // Los Angeles
    4/2 - 10:30PM, 4/3 - 10:30PM,  4/4 - 10:30PM,  4/5 - 4PM,  4/6 - 10:30PM/
    Info from Cinefamily here: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/donnie-darko/#donnie-darko-with-richard-kelly-in-person
    DESCRIPTION: Donnie Darko --One of the Last “Cult” Films of Its Time! A metaphysical midnight movie for the ages. Hours before a jet engine mysteriously crashes through his room, a sleepwalking teen (Jake Gyllenhaal) receives an end times prophecy from a demented looking 6-foot tall bunny named “Frank.” Donnie Darko is a mind-bending metaphysical time travel murder mystery which careens between a sci-fi tripper and a coming of age love story.  If Donnie Darko is a beloved favorite, you’ll thrill at this brand new restoration!  And if you’ve not seem it, well, are you in for a treat!!


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