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 What is the KPFK Film Club?

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

How do listeners join the Film Club?

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

Make an online pledge to the station by clicking here

How are seats reserved?

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

CURRENT OFFERINGS

Important Notice!!
As a precaution re: the COVID 19 outbreak, by Executive Order of the Mayor of Los Angeles, movie theaters in the Los Angeles area are closed to the public: "Update on COVID-19 Response from Mayor Eric Garcetti: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, I’m taking executive action to temporarily close bars, nightclubs, restaurants (except takeout/delivery), entertainment venues, and other establishments in the city of Los Angeles. These orders go into effect at midnight tonight and will stay in place until March 31 unless extended.” (Extended until further notice 3/19.) Posted by Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, March 15, 2020--https://corona-virus.la/cl
This obviously effects ticket reservations made through the Film Club until further notice from the Govenor.  We hope to share better news with you soon. In the meanwhile, please stay safe and send our beloved Cinema Partners your good thoughts and best wishes!  And thanks again for your support of the KPFK Film Club and our Cinema Partners!

WAYS TO WATCH FILMS ONLINE AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MOVIE THEATER
Cinemas in LA are still closed. Prior to the Covid 19 outbreak, staying alive had been a Herculean task for most independent cinemas; the current outbreak response has made supporting local cinemas even more critical.  Communities can help sustain their cultural treasures by participating in available online events, investing in memberships, and considering any donations within their means. A number of films are being offered by several of the Film Club’s favorite Cinema Partners, (including the Laemmle Theaters, the Frida Cinema, and the Art Theater in Long Beach) enabling you to pick a film, pick a venue you want to support, and then follow that venue’s links to a site where you can access the film via internet streaming—part of the proceeds go to that venue! These screenings are not Film Club offerings, and we are providing this as info for those who might want to access new films at home while supporting our Cinema Partners.

To Help Cinema Fans Weather Cinema Closures…
We’ve been regularly letting folks know about  COOL STUFF TO WATCH AT HOME WHILE WAITING FOR THE CINEMA HOUSES TO REOPEN. Nothing can take the place of the magical personal-yet-community experience of enjoying a movie in a fantastic theater (like those of the Film Club’s Cinema Partners.) Hopefully, the theaters will open again soon—they can sure use the support. But while we take care of ourselves and each other at home, we’ll try to keep an eye out for cool online film related events to keep us in the cinematic arts “en casa!”  You can access that info here: https://www.facebook.com/KPFK-Film-Club-1718261665115719/?ref=settings

Laemmle Virtual Cinema, Drive In, and More!!!!!  Friday September 25, 2020
The Laemmle Theaters’ Pop-Corn Pop-Up program continues this weekend, with concession events returning to North Hollywood today (9/25) and Pasadena on Sunday (9/27). The drive-in series also continues next Thursday (10/1) with an exclusive outdoor showing of the black comedy 12 Hour Shift.
New Virtual Cinema releases this week include The Artist's Wife, starring Bruce Dern and Lena Olin, as well as the Italian courtroom drama Conviction, and the experimental drama Last Call, filmed split-screen in real-time. We're also offering docs about the dying days of neurologist Oliver Sacks, and housing discrimination in the United States.
This week's stellar new Virtual Cinema lineup…check here for info and tickets: https://www.laemmle.com/…
THE ARTIST'S WIFE
Claire (Lena Olin) lives a domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). Once a promising painter herself, Claire now lives in the shadow of her husband's illustrious career. While preparing work for his final show, Richard's moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behavior deteriorate, she shields his condition from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. Challenged by the loss of her world as she knew it, Claire must now decide whether to stand with Richard on the sidelines or step into the spotlight herself.  "The revelation here is Lena Olin, who gets her best role in years."- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle;  “An absolutely DON’T MISS film—wonderful performances, especially Lena Olin who will mesmerize you!” –KPFK Film Club
OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE
A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it. Drawing on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues and patients, and archival material from every point in his life, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind. "Beautifully presents a portrait of his compassion and bravery."- Glenn Kenny, New York Times
AVA
Ava (Jessica Chastain) is a deadly mercenary who works for a black ops organization, travelling the globe and specializing in high profile hits. Ava's career takes a bad turn when a high profile job goes wrong due to faulty information provided to her. With a botched hit (as well as a track record for questioning the validity of her targets), Ava is told to take a hiatus until the heat blows over, but secretly the head of the organization, Simon, has ordered a hit on her to ensure nothing traces back to the company. With the recent death of her father, Ava decides to go back home to Boston and attempt to mend her relationship with her mother and sister, Judy, though the homecoming proves to be far from happy as the years of estrangement have created resentment. To complicate things further, Ava's ex-fiancé, Michael is now in a relationship with Judy, and involved with an underground gambling ring that Ava knows all too well from her younger days. Ava now has to save her family and herself from multiple threats, while battling her own demons.
CONVICTION
Against all odds, the most famous lawyer in the country and a juror start a compulsive fight in order to prove the innocence of a murder suspect. That quest has a price they might not be ready to pay.
LAST CALL
Filmed live in real-time split-screen, The critically acclaimed Last Call tells the story of two strangers destined to intervene in each other's lives after a misdial fates them together forever.
PUSH
Push sheds light on a new kind of faceless landlord, our increasingly unliveable cities and an escalating crisis that has an effect on us all. This is not gentrification, it's a different kind of monster.
THE DISRUPTED
The Disrupted reveals a collective American experience of financial challenge, family resilience, and the quest for the purpose and dignity of work. Directed by Sarah Colt  and Josh Gleason.
DEAD
Marbles, a hapless stoner, can see ghosts. Tagg, a recently dead wannabe super-cop, needs to find a serial killer. Can a ghost cop and a directionless stoner get over their prejudices and work together to save lives... and deaths?
RBG
An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.
THE LOST PARADISE
The Lost Paradise is an archival documentary by French director Paul de Metairy about his experiences taking care of children.
NATIVE SON
In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
COMING SOON:  THE KEEPER, 12 HOUR SHIFT, THE LAST BLOCKBUSTER

Frida fans and fellow film lovers! Just added!!
First—Last Friday the nation bid farewell to a true icon whose work has inspired generations. To celebrate the life and work of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Frida Cinema in Santa Ana will be presenting a free Drive-In screening of directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s…
RBG
Mess Hall Market, Mess Hall at FLIGHT, 1705 Flight Way, Tustin, CA 92782
Wednesday, September 30th at 7:30pm.
Space is limited -- RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rbg-free-drive-in-presentation-in-honor-of-ruth-bader-ginsburg-tickets-122338940063  starting tomorrow, Thursday Septeber 24th, at 10AM.
Next—We know you're not all horror-heads -- but it's that time of year! October is almost upon us, and in anticipation of this year's month of spookier delights, the Frida just announced their October line-up for our Mess Hall Market Drive-In Dine Out series!  
Info and tickets at: https://thefridacinema.org/
October 6th—the bonkers Japanese classic -- and Frida Cinema audience favorite! -- Hausu (House)! If you haven’t had a chance to see this particular kaleidoscopic oddity on the big screen, it’s a must!
October 13th—a special 40th Anniversary screening of John Carpenter’s The Fog! Released between his seminal films Halloween and The Thing, The Fog continues to grow its cult classic legacy year after year!
October 20th—the Frida is partnering with Horrible Imaginings Film Festival to bring some giallo to the Drive-In with a 45th Anniversary screening of Dario Argento’s Italian murder masterpiece Profondo rosso (Deep Red)!
October 27th –they’re throwing a party with friends over at  Horrorbuzz.com as they screen Sam Raimi’s screwball gorefest Evil Dead 2!
Tickets for all films are now on sale: https://thefridacinema.org/

This weekend…Two Double-Feature Drive-In events!
Friday, September 25th, at Mess Hall Market, Cronendouble — two classic sci-fi horror films from Canadian Horror maven David Cronenberg! Experience Scanners + The Brood back-to-back! Use the promo code “cronendouble” for a discount!
Saturday, September 26th at Zion Lutheran Church & School—a double dose of 60s Hitchcock with Psycho + The Birds! Look at these as sort of a Horror appetizer as we rev up to the gnarlier stuff in October!
On Saturday, October 10th, return to Zion Lutheran for a very special event, curated by Frida Cinema founder and Executive Director Logan Crow on the occasion of his 45th Birthday!  Leave it to Logan to want to celebrate with you, his fellow film lovers, by taking in a pair of film favorites -- and he's certainly chosen quite a pair!  Join him for a duo of 1980 cult classics in celebration of their own 40th Birthdays with Flash Gordon + Xanadu! Celebrate from 80's cheese with a guy who knows there's nothing like taking in some cinematic Velveeta with a crowd of fellow cinephiles!
Virtual cinema…Four great movies available to stream: Space Dogs, Dead, The Hole, and
Shaolin vs Lama.
Space Dogs
traces the story of Laika, the first dog in space. Remarkable archival footage recounts the story of his selection, and directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter powerfully document the lives of his descendants, offering insight not only into the past and space travel, but also life today on earth.
Dead, the story follows a hapless stoner who can see ghosts and a recently deceased cop make an improbable team as they work together to stop a serial killer.
The Hole is a 1998 Tsai Ming-Liang film set in Taipei just prior to the start of the 21st Century. The vaguely futuristic (at the time) story follows two residents of a quickly crumbling building who refuse to leave their homes in spite of a virus that has forced the evacuation of their area. Tsai Ming-Liang is wildly seen as a master of the craft, and this remains one of his most original works.
Shaolin vs Lama—Saturday, September 26th at 6:15pm PT/9:15pm ET, live streaming on 36 Cinema.  RZA and Dan Halsted have returned to provide live commentary on the film.
UPCOMING!!!
Brandon Cronenberg’s new film Possessor debuts October 9th at Mess Hall! And because the first one sold out, an encore to the Night of The Living Dead + The Evil Dead double feature on October 3rd! The encore is already over half sold -- don't miss it!
BUT WAIT….THERE’S MORE!!!
Faithful campers know it's almost time for the next installment of the Frida’s annual twelve-hour overnight horror marathon Camp Frida.  Although they can't host it at their venue this year, they’ll be keeping the tradition going online! They’re really excited to unveil a lot of the elements they’ve been working on for the first virtual edition of Camp Frida! Keep posted for news to come!

THE INFILTRATORS—POV Presents Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra’s Docu-Thriller Hybrid
An Unvarnished Look at a U.S. Immigration Detention Centers From the Inside
Monday, October 5, 2020 on PBS at 10p.m. ET (check local listings)
And at pov.org. The film will also be available to stream for free at pov.org until November 5, 2020.
Enjoy the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvSuyItYudk
Description:  POV’s 33rd season is proud to present the national broadcast debut of the docu-thriller hybrid The Infiltrators, co-directed by Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer) and Cristina Ibarra (Las Marthas, “Dirty Laundry: A Homemade Telenovela”.)  Winner of both the 'NEXT Innovator' and 'Audience Award' at the Sundance Film Festival, The Infiltrators tells the true story of two young immigrants who in 2012 were detained by the U.S. Border Patrol—on purpose—and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center in Broward County, Florida. Marco Saavedra and Viridiana “Viri” Martinez, who have protected status through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), are members of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a group of radical DREAMers who are on a mission to stop deportations. And the best place to stop deportations, they believe, is in detention facilities. However, when Saavedra and Martinez attempt a daring reverse ‘prison break,’ things don’t go according to plan. By weaving together documentary footage of the real infiltrators with re-enactments of the events inside the detention center, The Infiltrators tells an incredible and thrilling true story by way of a genre-defying cinematic language. The activists that feature as protagonists — Saavedra, Martinez, and Claudio Rojas — were filmed as they planned and organized their campaign from a ‘safe house.’ Rivera and Ibarra then built the narrative around that documentary footage, additional interview material, community archival videos, broadcast news material and internal government documents that they obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Many of the film’s extras in the reenacted segments are undocumented or formerly detained individuals themselves. The filmmaking process, from start to finish, was designed to center the experiences of people whose perspectives are often left out of official renderings of the immigration process.  Having made films on issues surrounding the border and U.S.–Latin American immigration since the mid 1990s, Rivera started noticing something in 2010 that he’d never seen before: immigrants getting arrested on purpose, and risking their own deportation, as an act of political protest. Rather than living in the shadows, these young undocumented activists were choosing to make their situations highly visible as a means to demand political change and freedom to pursue a full life in the only country they knew. “We live in a national reality in which hundreds of thousands of immigrants are being disappeared into for-profit detention centers, without trial, without attorneys representing them,” said Rivera. “Very few images of the insides of these facilities have leaked out—the corporations that run them tightly, control the flow of images. When we met the real-life activists—the infiltrators—we were captivated by their radical imagination. They had a bold plan for uncovering what was meant to remain in the Shadows.” "To tell this incredible true story we developed a new way of seeing," said Ibarra. "Inspired by the ‘performance’ that eventually got the infiltrators detained, we used our documentary camera to follow the real people, and then worked with actors and a script to tell the story inside detention that was otherwise un-seeable. The vision and voice of undocumented leaders pushed us to develop a new visual language. Following The Infiltrators 2019 festival premiere, lead protagonist Claudio Rojas was detained and launched into deportation proceedings—a surreal mirroring of the film’s plot in real time—and has since been deported back to his home country of Argentina after twenty years in the United States. Family members and lawyers close to his case believe that Claudio’s arrest may have been directly linked to his participation in the film – and part of an illegal pattern of retribution by ICE against immigrant activists.

The Keeper
Screens at the Laemmle Theaters Virtual Cinema starting 10/2: https://www.laemmle.com/film/keeper
Also available through Menemsha Films: https://www.menemshafilms.com/keeper   and Kino Marquee: https://kinomarquee.com
Enjoy the trailer here: https://youtu.be/0k_y7FCjQik
Description: A compelling story about a former enemy overcoming bigotry and hate to become the hero of a nation!  Winner of 10 U.S. Film Festival Audience Awards.  ‘The Nazi soldier who became an English soccer star — with a rabbi’s help’…The Forward.  The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon. Struggling for acceptance by those who dismiss him as the enemy, Bert's love for Margaret (Freya Mavor), an Englishwoman, carries him through and he wins over even his harshest opponents by winning the 1956 FA Cup Final, playing on with a broken neck to secure victory. But fate will soon twist the knife for Bert and Margaret, when their love and loyalty to each other is put to the ultimate test. The Keeper is an extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German prisoner of war, who together overcome prejudice, outrage and personal tragedy.

DAVID LYNCH VISITS THE MEXICO'S GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL VIRTUAL CAMPUS AS AN AVATAR ON SEPTEMBER 22!! AND YOU CAN ATTEND AS AN AVATAR TOO!!
On Tuesday, September 22, maverick filmmaker DAVID LYNCH be participating with his avatar at the Virtual Campus of the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF.) Using his specially designed avatar, Lynch will walk the emblematic and colonial Teatro Juarez scenery and a video screen to show his real image.
GIFF 2020 is the first International Film Festival with a Virtual Reality setting where speakers and guests could walk, talk, attend events and share projects using avatars. Get more info at https://giff.mx/virtual-2/
The Guanajuato International Film Festival will celebrate its twenty-third edition between September 18th and 27th , 2020. GIFF is Mexico’s largest film festival and one of the most important platforms for emerging filmmakers in Latin America. GIFF has managed to receive 3,344 films from 127 countries; a sample of its official selection appears on its website GIFF Online: https://giff.mx/programm-online/
For this 2020 edition, the vanguard festival will also be launching the GIFF Virtual Campus, which will allow users to create an avatar and access a virtual world similar to that of a video game. Audience members will be able to interact with users from all over the world, share live content, participate in experiences and attend special events, such as this year’s Tribute to David Lynch (Sept. 22 4PM Pacific Time, 7PM Eastern Time.) Lynch will be accepting a career achievement award from the festival and a medal from the UNAM Film Archive.
The audience can learn how to build their AVATAR on the official page: https://giff.mx/home-3/
Guests will also have the chance to explore Lynch’s worlds, with Twin Peaks and Dune motives and environments.
GIFF has decided to create a hybrid festival with online programming, open air venues, and for the first time in any film festival, a Virtual Campus, where by means of an avatar you can access industry meetings, conferences, The Critics’ Room, concerts and even beach parties in real time! The GIFF Virtual Campus will be live on September 21st and 22nd and will serve as a virtual meeting point between filmmakers and guests. GIFF will rely on the Sinespace Breakroom platform, a virtual space that redefines meeting experiences.
There will also be expanded coverage of live events such as master classes, discussion panels, conferences and press conferences that will be broadcast on the festival’s GIFF TV platform, which can be viewed on the
Festival’s website as well as on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/GIFFmexico/
The free film festival, which has always been a filmmaker-focused, mass-audience event, known for its graveyard screenings and its underground techno-tunnel parties, did not want to lose the live communal experience that has made it famous for more than two decades. Therefore, it has created new outdoor venues that will adhere to international social distancing guidelines, including brand new drive-in cinemas in the cities of Irapuato and Silao, and, in the city of Guanajuato Capital, Mexico’s first aqua-cinema at the Presa de La Olla, where audiences will be able to watch films from boats floating in the iconic reservoir.
More information can be found on www.giff.mx
You can take a look at GIFF and its Virtual Campus at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MF48kMMrHo

WE ARE MANY….100 Cities. One Night for Peace.  Livestream Premiere Screening Event
What: 100 Cities. One Night for Peace. A live, celebratory (virtual) premiere event with a screening of WE ARE MANY followed by Q&A with filmmakers, cast, musicians & more. 
When: September 21, 2020, 5p PT / 8p ET
Where: Virtual - on screens across the world.
How:  Get info and tickets here: http://wearemany.com/
Description: Mark your calendars for the Livestream premiere screening event of 2014’s We Are Many, an award-winning documentary about February 15th, 2003 the first-ever and largest nonviolent global demonstration and its impact on today’s social justice and peace movements. We Are Many, which will screen virtually on September 21st, the International Day of Peace, is not just the film’s North American movie premiere; it’s a virtual global gathering. There will be live conversations with film Director Amir Amirani, cast members, leaders in today’s social justice and peace movement, music performances, and other advocacy activities. 100 Cities. One Night for Peace. serves as a cinematic forum for joining together to reflect on the power of nonviolent protest, the sense of urgency to stand up, speak out and keep coming back to create change.  Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here:
https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2743470139261528/?type=3&theater

Courageous Conversations with JULIE COHEN, Director of Oscar nominated film RBG!
Thursday, September 24, 2020
5:00 pm PDT / 8 PM EDT
The zoom webinar Q&A is FREE but registration is required here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OfINmyIIT8y2au_SU6Y-ew
If you’re unable to join on Zoom, you can watch on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesJewishFilmFestival/
This program is brought to you by LAJFF and Jewish Journal: https://lajfilmfest.org/
Discussion: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival wishes you a meaningful, healthy, and safe Rosh Hashanah!  LAJFF continues to bring you the insight of their thought-provoking "Courageous Conversations" with a special High Holidays FREE webinar. Join them and be inspired by the life of the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg in an intimate conversation with filmmaker, JULIE COHEN as she talks about her Oscar nominated film RBG!  Don't miss this dynamic and uplifting discussion! Julie will share an insider’s view of one of the most influential women living today, the indefatigable Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Julie will talk about her relationship with beloved, relentless pioneer of gender equality and women's rights, and the journey in the making of this film that became a worldwide sensation. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE FILM, YOU CAN STREAM IT ANYTIME BEFORE OR AFTER THE Q&A ON MOST SCREENING PLATFORMS.  Watch the trailer for "RBG" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biIRlcQqmOc  .   Film and culture are more essential NOW than ever!  You can become a SPONSOR of the LA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL and keep film and culture going strong!  Visit their website for info: https://lajfilmfest.org/

NATIVE SON
The complete uncensored version, restored to its original length, available for the first time in the US!
Available at Laemmle Theatres Virtual Cinema 9/25: https://www.laemmle.com/film/native-son
NEW SPECIAL INTRODUCTION:
The film is preceded by a special filmed introduction by film historians Eddie Muller (Film Noir Foundation) and Jacqueline Najima Stewart (co-curator of Kino Lorber's PIONEERS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA), courtesy of Turner Classic Movies
VIEW THE INTRO: https://youtu.be/44vIBcz3wYI
Enjoy the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVPxgN8CY9g&feature=emb_logo
Description: Richard Wright Stars in the First Filmed Version of his Landmark Novel.  Kino Lorber presents a new complete restoration of the 1951 film version of the novel, directed by Pierre Chenal and starring Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas. One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright's NATIVE SON (first published in 1940) exposed the injustices of urban African American life, witnessed through the eyes of Bigger Thomas, whose violent tendencies and moral confusion were the natural result of a lifetime of deprivation. In prison for murder and sentenced to death, Thomas reflects on the circumstances that led to his fate. "Genuine noir...an essential and previously missing link in mid-20th-century cinema." -- Eddie Muller, Film Comment.  "The most powerful American novel to appear since The Grapes of Wrath...so overwhelming is its central drive, so gripping its mounting intensity." -- The New Yorker.  ABOUT THE RESTORATION: When it was initially released in the U.S., NATIVE SON was heavily censored by regional state/municipal censor boards where it played. A complete 16mm print of the original Argentinian release and an incomplete 35mm duplicate negative of the uncensored cut were combined for the current restoration, the most complete version of NATIVE SON ever shown in the United States. CREDIT INFORMATION: Native Son is presented by Kino Lorber Repertory in association with the Library of Congress, Fernando Martin Peña and Argentina Sono Film. Special thanks to Edgardo Krebs for his years of research into the making of the film, and for being a tireless champion of its restoration and re-release.

LAEMMLE THEATERS—NEW DRIVE IN MOVIES AND VIRTUAL CINEMA
Great News!! You can even stop by the Laemmle Pasadena or Santa Monica Theaters this weekend to pick up some hot buttered popcorn to enjoy alongside your movie (more info here: https://blog.laemmle.com/2020/09/popcorn/  ).
Save the date…next Thursday, October 24, for an exclusive outdoor showing of Jessica Chastain's new thriller Ava at the The Roadium Drive In. Info and tickets here: https://www.laemmle.com/series/roadium-drive-series?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=laemmle-virtual-cinema&utm_content=LVC32
This week's stellar new Virtual Cinema lineup…check here for info and tickets: https://www.laemmle.com/…
BLACKBIRD
Lily and Paul summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering before Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer and Anna. Starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, and Rainn Wilson. "An exceedingly tender and intelligent film about the beauty and grace to be found in death."- Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service. "It may be the most beautifully complete film you will see all year."- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
A CHEF'S VOYAGE
A Chef's Voyage follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-kind collaboration with three legendary French chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence, and Marseille. The film takes us behind the scenes as the Manresa crew attempts to stage nine major meals over 10 days in the world’s most cinematic venues, alongside culinary superstars, with the world watching (and tasting). Directed by Remi Anfosso and Jason Matzner. "This might convince you that even an American chef has something to teach the French."- Harvey S. Karten, Shock Ya
THE DARK DIVIDE
The Dark Divide is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle’s perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands. At the urging of his dying wife Thea, the shy author finds himself in over his head on an epic, life-changing expedition through Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest in search of new species of butterflies. Over the course of his six-week adventure Pyle battles self-doubt, the grueling trail, and the people and creatures who call this forest home. And, somewhere deep in the heart of the Dark Divide, he makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about the natural world. "Provides a healing adventure, filled with humor, but more importantly, a poignant resiliency."- Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews. Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2739968719611670/?type=3&theater     
SOFTIE
Boniface “Softie” Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. From the moment Boniface decides to run, telling his wife, Njeri, in passing with a hesitant laugh, he responds to each challenge with optimism. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone. And Boniface soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should country really come before family, as he’s always believed? "A compelling act of defiance, made more alarming by the violent events documented throughout the film." - John Fink, The Film Stage. Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2741078056167403/?type=3&theater
GOD OF THE PIANO
Having never been able to reach her father’s musical standards, Anat rests her hopes on the child she’s about to give birth to. When the baby is born deaf, she uses extreme measures to make sure her son becomes the composer her father always wanted - but as he grows up and confronts his grandfather, Anat must finally stand up for her son. "This is storytelling which is as enigmatic as it is compelling. Not surprisingly, the use of music throughout is superb." - Wendy Ide, Screen International. "The piano music is so good you might wish that this 80-minute look at a helicopter parent would go on another half hour."- Harvey S. Karten, Shock Ya.
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2744554225819786/?type=3&theater
MAMBO MAN
The film tells the story of JC, a Cuban farmer and music promoter, struggling to make ends meet, who gambles everything on a once in a life-time deal. Written by Mo Fino and Paul Morris. Directed by Mo Fini and Edesio Alejandro. "A perfectly charming and utterly predictable Cuban dramedy that is over entirely too soon."- Roger Moore, Movie Nation. "A classic, cinematic visual style that captures the beauty of the landscape and provides a refreshing, un-romanticised, alternative image of Cuba." - Roger Moore, Movie Nation
SAUL & RUBY'S HOLOCAUST SURVIVAL BAND
Like many survivors of the Holocaust, Saul and Ruby moved to America, started families and careers, grew old, and retired to South Florida. For them, retirement could have been the last chapter in their story. But then they decided to start a klezmer band, named the Holocaust Survivor Band. The band summons the bittersweet memories of childhood in Poland, but more than that, it is a celebration of life. In this utterly heart-affecting and enthralling film, we follow Saul and Ruby’s musical journey, which begins in total obscurity, playing in residential homes for the elderly and small Jewish community organizations, to being invited to perform at venues across the country. This unique and compelling story is about having the courage to live one’s dreams, finding purpose and meaning in life at any age, the transcendent power of music, and the importance of speaking out against anti-Semitism and bigotry.
WILD DAZE
Wild Daze is a fast-paced and richly stitched documentary, employing mesmerizing visuals driven by Keith David’s commanding narration, and fueled by dozens of engaging experts like Jane Goodall, Andrea Crosta, Will Travers and Azad “Oz’ Ebrahimzadeh, trophy hunters, and displaced indigenous African forest peoples. While Wild Daze captivates audiences as they journey across the glorious African continent, viewers will also understand why its precious natural resources are vanishing. This crisis is driven by unbridled crime and corruption, armed insurgents, trophy hunting, the illegal pet trade, the bush meat trade and an insatiable consumer demand for natural resources. Moreover, international criminal cartels orchestrate the illegal wildlife trade while destroying rural societies as it generates twenty billion illicit dollars each year. Written and directed by Phyllis Stuart.
FAUST
Jan Svankmajer’s Faust is a rendering of the infamous Dr. Faustus fable of temptation and damnation. Borrowing freely from both Marlowe and Goethe and ancient folktales and timeless myths, the story follows a lonely Czech businessman who sells his soul to the devil in return for 24 years of self-indulgence. A visually fantastic combination of live-action, claymation, puppet theatre, stop-motion animation, and other special effects, Svankmajer creates an unsettling universe presided over by diabolic life-size marionettes and haunted by sinister human messengers from hell. "Marvelous grown-up animation with a grubby surrealist sensibility. The best screen treatment of this material to date." - Jake Euker, F5 Reviews
COMING SOON: OLIVER SACKS—HIS OWN LIFE, AVA, THE ARTIST’S WIFE

New Virtual Cinema and Drive-In Movies from the Frida Cinema!
THE FRIDA CINEMA'S POP-UP DRIVE-IN SERIES
—For Info and tickets, visit here: https://thefridacinema.org/popupdriveinoc/
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM.  Experience the triumph of the Force in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star, while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat. An electrifying screen debut for Godzilla’s archenemy Ghidorah, this film also marks a turning point for the series, as the first time the King of the Monsters acts to protect the planet. THIS WILL BE THE SUBTITLED VERSION!
Scanners + The Brood - Double Feature
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
Scanners (1981)
With Scanners, David Cronenberg plunges us into one of his most terrifying and thrilling sci-fi worlds. After a man with extraordinary—and frighteningly destructive—telepathic abilities is nabbed by agents from a mysterious rogue corporation, he discovers he is far from the only possessor of such strange powers, and that some of the other “scanners” have their minds set on world domination, while others are trying to stop them. A trademark Cronenberg combination of the visceral and the cerebral, this phenomenally gruesome and provocative film about the expanses and limits of the human mind was the Canadian director’s breakout hit in the United States.
The Brood (1979)
A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story lines connect is the shocking and grotesque secret of this bloody tale of monstrous parenthood from David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision.
Psycho + The Birds - Double Feature
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, 7:30PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School
Psycho (1960) - 60th Anniversary!
A psychotic motel owner obsesses over his late mother while becoming a suspect in a murder case involving one of his recent guests—a pretty secretary who checked in after impulsively stealing $40,000.
The Birds (1963)
Director Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller centers on a California coastal town under avian assault. Presented in gorgeous Technicolor!
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall.  In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder. Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine—a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
Night of the Living Dead + The Evil Dead - Double Feature
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2ND, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls newly arisen from their graves, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-sixties America (literally) tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role.
The Evil Dead (1981)
A group of young adults go to a small cabin in the middle of the woods for a fun getaway. Their adventure turns to terror after they discover the Necronomicon and inadvertently play a chant that resurrects demonic spirits. It’s up to Ash (Bruce Campbell) to save the others and survive the night against some unspeakably evil enemies. Earning plaudits from none other than horror legend Stephen King, The Evil Dead is a campy classic that is as gory as it is comical.
Possessor (UNCUT)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
Join us on Friday, October 9th at 8:00 PM as we present the Orange County premiere of Brandon Cronenberg’s 2020 Sundance hit sci-fi thriller film Possessor! We will be playing the UNCUT version!
From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
RetroPop Live! Halloween presents Chopping Mall + Puppet Master: Drive-In!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 7:30PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
Join us on Friday, October 16th at 7:30 PM, as we team with RetroPop Live! to launch their new online virtual festival RetroPop Live! Halloween with a Double Feature of 80’s VHS horror classics Chopping Mall and Puppet Master!  RetroPop Live: Halloween can be seen online on October 17 at 1 p.m. PST by registering at www.RetroPopLive.com, and will also be available nationally and internationally free through various broadcast and live stream media partners — including The Frida Cinema!  Festivities kick off on Friday, October 16th for those fans lucky enough to live in Southern California, with a special Drive-In Horror Movie Experience and cast reunion with two beloved cult classics!
VIRTUAL CINEMA: For Info and Tickets: https://thefridacinema.org/
STREAMING NOW
Alive

Good Deed Entertainment and Cranked Up Films presents Alive! A severely injured man and woman awaken in an abandoned sanatorium with no memory of who they are or what has happened. A sadistic caretaker discourages their questions and doles out punishments whenever they refuse to cooperate or try to escape. When they finally make their escape to freedom, they discover the answers to who they are – revealing even greater horror. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BAaLeUZxR8
Marona's Fantastic Tale
GKIDS (The Breadwinner, My Life as a Zucchini) presents Marona’s Fantastic Tale — a life-affirming tale told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is a small thing. Delivered alongside dazzlingly colorful, sweeping designs produced in part by acclaimed artist Brecht Evens, the poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSnn7PEtQCc
Band of Outsiders (Bande à part)
Rialto Pictures presents the classic French New Wave film from the movement’s own pioneer Jean-Luc Godard — Band of Outsiders (Bande à part.)  In a dreary Paris suburb, Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey romance Anna Karina, then plan to heist the cash stashed away in her aunt’s villa. Piece of cake, but then… A jeu d’esprit, with echt Godardian set pieces including the trio line-dancing “Le Madison” (later appropriated by Tarantino for Pulp Fiction) and then “doing” the Louvre in record time. Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/161774794
Rififi
Rialto Pictures presents the 1955 French New Wave classic, heist thriller Rififi! Back from the pen, tough guy Jean Servais and some old cronies plan to knock over a jewelry store — the resulting heist a legendary 30-minute sequence without dialogue or music. Blacklisted Hollywood exile Jules Dassin turned a potboiler by milieu specialist Auguste Le Breton into an existential thriller that earned him Cannes’ Best Director prize and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come. Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/135593615
COMING SOON
Dead

STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH! 1091 Media and Circle Collective presents Dead! Dane ‘Marbles’ Marbeck can see ghosts, thanks to a homemade drug: his late father’s neurological medication mixed with marijuana. Officer Jayson Tagg, a wannabe super-cop on the trail of a serial killer, ends up murdered. So when Marbles’ mum plans to sell the family farm, and the only way of buying the house off her is taking the money offered by Tagg in exchange for his help, Marbles accepts. The unlikely duo of stoner medium and ghost cop struggle to reconcile their differences while they navigate their way through ghouls, perverts, a mysterious hooded figure, and an unexpected shot at love. It becomes clear the only way Marbles and Tagg will solve the case with their souls intact is to confront their deepest regrets and overcome their prejudices.  Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnXSgO1filU
Space Dogs
STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH!  Visually and conceptually sophistocated, Space Dogs traces the story of Laika, the first dog in space. Remarkable archival footage recounts the story of his selection, and directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter powerfully document the lives of his descendants, offering insight not only into the past and space travel, but also life today on earth.  Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program on the streets of Moscow, became the first living being to orbit the earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2. Although Laika would not survive the journey, directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter trace the persistence of her memory and legacy into the present day. As the capsule containing Laika reentered Earth’s orbit and began to burn up, the narrator announces “What had been a Moscow street dog had become a ghost.”  Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/402236760
White Riot
STARTS STREAMING OCTOBER 16TH! Rubika Shah’s energising film White Riot charts a vital national protest movement.  Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell. White Riot blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance. As founder Red Saunders explains: ‘We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika’. The campaign grew from Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses.  Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aua5qHypn3w

RE-DISCOVER THE STARS AND GLAMOUR OF HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE
Kino Now Presents:
SONJA: THE WHITE SWAN, a Sonja Henie Biopic
and Eight Other Silver Screen Icons
Now available digitally for home screening on Kino Now
Visit Kino Now’s Page for Info and tickets: https://kinonow.com/
SONJA: THE WHITE SWAN (2018)
One of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, Sonja Henie lit up both the ice rink and the silver screens with equal flair. The lithe 5 foot 1 inch blond Norwegian spitfire was already a decorated Olympic champion by the time she headed for Hollywood in 1936 where she became one of its highest paid stars after being signed with Twentieth Century Fox. The following year, her films were selling the most tickets in the world. Director Anne Sewitky's sparkling biopic, which premiered at Sundance, Sonja: The White Swan tells the untold story of the ice queen's meteoric rise in the sport and screen, her box office smashes, her glamorous lifestyle, as well as her struggles in the spotlight as it began to fade. Never a quitter, the brash mogul forged a dizzying career to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Ambitious, glamorous and iconic, here are more stars to check out from Hollywood's past that remain unforgettable today:
A STAR IS BORN (1937), Directed by William Wellman
Before Lady Gaga, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland...Oscar® winner Janet Gaynor stars in the original Hollywood tale of a rising young star who finds fame and fortune in Tinseltown, but soon learns that success comes with a price.
THE BLUE ANGEL (1930), Directed by Josef von Sternberg
Marlene Dietrich was launched to stardom with her iconic performance in this stylish melodrama directed by Josef von Sternberg, as a sultry cabaret singer who leads a sexually-repressed professor to his downfall.
BIRD OF PARADISE (1932), Directed by King Vidor
An exotic tale of romance in the South Seas starring Dolores del Rio at her alluring height, as the daughter of an island chief who elopes with young sailor Joel McCrea. This wildly erotic and thrilling adventure classic is one of the great romances from Hollywood's Golden Age.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1932), Directed by Frank Borzage
Oscar® winner Helen Hayes co-stars with Gary Cooper in this ravishing adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's celebrated novel. This powerful wartime romantic drama was nominated for multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture, directed with lavish Classic Hollywood style by Frank Borzage.
DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (1929), Directed by G.W. Pabst
This searing erotic drama of sexuality and revenge was the final collaboration between star Louise Brooks and her Pandora's Box director G.W. Pabst, forever establishing Brooks as one of the true icons of the silent screen.
WAY DOWN EAST (1920), Directed by D.W. Griffith
A blockbuster hit of the silent era, this epic romantic melodrama set in small-town America stars Lillian Gish in one of her finest performances, and features the celebrated chase across an ice floe that represents Gish's total commitment to her art.
OF HUMAN BONDAGE (1934), Directed by John Cromwell
Bette Davis scored a Best Actress Oscar® nomination for her erotic yet malevolent performance that launched her to the forefront of Hollywood's leading ladies, in this adaptation of the Somerset Maugham story of a vulgar waitress who takes advantage of a young medical student.
SCARLET STREET (1945), Directed by Fritz Lang
This fatalistic Film Noir classic stars Joan Bennett (whose long career stretched from the silent era to Dark Shadows and Suspiria) as the femme fatale who lures meek banker Edward G. Robinson down the path of destruction, in one of legendary director Fritz Lang's best American films.

New Virtual Screenings From the ART THEATER in Long Beach
Tickets and info available here: Get more info and tickets here: https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/
BlackBird
Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neil) summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS on her own terms. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily’s son in law (Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend (Lindsay Duncan), daughter’s partner (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and grandson (Anson Boon). Her story is ultimately one of hope, love and a celebration of life. Black Bird Information
Alone
Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s cabin. Her escape from the clutches of this murderous captor land her in the heart of the untamed wilderness, with only her wits to rely on for survival as her pursuer closes in.

Announcing the 2020 Edition of Music+Film: Brazil
September 29 – October 5, 2020
GILBERTO GIL ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1, North American Premiere
WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO?, The New York Premiere
BEYOND IPANEMA, An Exclusive Tenth Anniversary Stream

All films will be available to stream at https://www.cinematropical.com/
Q&As with the filmmaker's on Cinema Tropical's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CinemaTropical/
Description: Cinema Tropical, Brasil Summerfest, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at New York University, are thrilled to announce a special online edition of the popular series Music+Film: Brazil, taking place September 29 through October 5, 2020 on cinematropical.com.  This year’s exciting lineup, programmed by Mary Jane Marcasiano, celebrates the impact of Brazilian music on foreign audiences and features the premieres of two documentary films on music icons Jõao Gilberto, a pioneering figure of the bossa nova movement, and Gilberto Gil, a luminary acclaimed for his musical innovation as much as his social activism. The series will also feature a special tenth anniversary stream, free to the public, of the ultimate Brazilian music documentary, Beyond Ipanema by Béco Dranoff and Guto Barra.  The virtual film series, available to audiences across the U.S., will present the North American premiere of Georges Gachot’s Where Are You, João Gilberto?, a probing documentary on the enigmatic and legendary Brazilian musician through the inquiries of a mysterious German writer, and the New York Premiere of Lula Buarque de Hollanda’s Gilberto Gil Anthology Vol.1, the first of a three-part series that will lead up to the iconic musician's 80th birthday in 2022.  Since 2008, Music+Film: Brazil has showcased numerous screenings featuring the best of Brazilian music and a who’s who of performers from every corner of the South American country, and the 2020 special online edition of the series is no exception.
GILBERTO GIL ANTHOLOGY VOL. 1
(Gilberto Gil Antologia Vol.1, Lula Buarque de Hollanda, Brazil, 2019, 73 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. North American premiere.)  The directing-producing team of Lula Buarque de Hollanda and Leticia Monte have been behind some of the most intimate, recent Brazilian music documentaries including The Mystery of Samba, starring Marisa Monte and the Portela Samba School, and Tempo Rei on Gilberto Gil. Their newest, Gilberto Gil Anthology Vol.1, is the first of a three-part series that will lead up to the iconic musician’s 80th birthday in 2022. This installment examines Gil's body of work between 1968 and 1987 through never before seen archival footage. A hit at the 2019 Rio Film Festival, the documentary, co-produced by the musician’s wife, Flora Gil, sheds light on his songs' background through conversations with the musician himself in which he discusses his worldview and expanding creative power at the beginning of his career during this turbulent Brazilian historical moment.  Premieres, Tuesday, September 29 (available to stream for one week)
WHERE ARE YOU, JOÃO GILBERTO?
(Wo bist du, João Gilberto? Georges Gachot, Switzerland/France/Germany, 2018, 107 minutes. In German, Portuguese, English and French with English subtitles. New York premiere.)  Swiss-born director Georges Gachot has made some of the most beautiful films on Brazilian music, including Rio Sonata on Nana Cayami, Music and Perfume on Maria Bethania, and O Samba on Martinho da Viola. In his latest film, Where Are You, João Gilberto?, acclaimed at over thirty international film festivals including Locarno and Vision du Reel, Gachot follows the footsteps of German writer Marc Fischer's obsessive search for the founding father of bossa nova, Brazilian musician João Gilberto. Fischer detailed his journey in a book, Hobalala, but committed suicide one week before its publication. Taking up the search, Gachot transcends Fisher’s obsession, managing to be delicate and respectful to both protagonists, while with access to Gilberto’s family and friends—including his second wife, singer Miúcha, and fellow bossa nova composers Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal—he offers a portrait of this enigmatic figure.  Premieres, Tuesday, September 29 (available to stream for one week)
BEYOND IPANEMA: BRAZILIAN WAVES IN GLOBAL MUSIC
(Guto Barra and Béco Dranoff, Brazil/USA, 2009, 89 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles.) A vibrant musical and graphic experience, Beyond Ipanema explores the Brazilian music experience outside of Brazil and why Brazilian music has captivated audiences worldwide for generations. Directed by Guto Barra and music producer Beco Dranoff (Red Hot + Rio), the film asks and answers the question, why does bossa nova still lure DJs and producers fifty years since its debut, and why is the alternative-rock crowd obsessed with tropicália? Beyond Ipanema, which had its world premiere at MoMA and played in over 50 international film festivals, features interviews and performances by David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, M.I.A., Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Seu Jorge, Thievery Corporation, Bebel Gilberto, CSS, Creed Taylor, and many others. The film’s specially curated soundtrack features Brazilian classics reinterpreted by a new generation of artists—a Dranoff signature producing style. Streaming free for one day in celebration of its tenth anniversary, Beyond Ipanema represents a unique opportunity for U.S. audiences to be swept away by the Brazilian wave.  Streaming for free on Monday, October 5

NEW FROM THE LAEMMLE THEATERS: DRIVE-IN SCREENINGS AT THE ROADIUM
THE DARK DIVIDE

The Roadium Drive In, 2500 W. Redondo Beach Blvd Torrance, CA 90504
Thursday, September 17
All screenings begin at 7:30 PM.
Info and tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-divide-as-presented-by-the-roadium-drive-in-laemmle-tickets-120531325439
Enjoy the DARK DIVIDE trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jp9J9V8tGY&feature=emb_logo
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club’s Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2739968719611670/?type=3&theater
Description: While indoor cinemas in Los Angeles remain closed, Laemmle Theatres is proud to present a series of socially distanced, outdoor movie events. The program, which consists of weekly screenings on Thursday nights, is offered in partnership with The Roadium, the South Bay's preeminent drive-in cinema and open-air flea market (http://roadium.com/drive-in-movies/ )  The series kicks off on Thursday, September 17, with a screening of the adventure drama THE DARK DIVIDE, featuring an appearance from director Tom Putnam (tickets available now on Eventbrite). The film, which stars David Cross and Debra Messing, showcases the spectacular natural beauty of Oregon's Gifford Pinchot National Forest, a must-see on the big screen.  Following events include the Jessica Chastain thriller AVA (9/24), the horror-comedy 12 HOUR SHIFT (10/1), and the marine sports documentary SHE IS THE OCEAN (10/8). Tickets for these events will be available for sale in the next few days.  Remember, Laemmle’s Virtual Cinema (https://www.laemmle.com/ ) is still going strong. Every ticket you purchase helps support Laemmle Theatres, and ensures their imminent safe reopening (hopefully soon).

Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES Presents
LATINO VOTE: DISPATCHES FROM THE BATTLEGROUND

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) has announced  the new VOCES special, Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground, premiering Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 9pm-10pm ET (check local listings) on PBS, pbs.org and the PBS Video app.
Premieres Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Description:  New Documentary Follows Grassroots Activists and Political Operatives Working to Mobilize Latino Voters in the Coming Election; Directed by Bernardo Ruiz (Harvest Season, Reportero) and produced by Ruiz and Andrea Córdoba, Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground is an up-to-the-minute look at the ever-evolving 2020 election through the eyes of Latino voters who are poised to be the largest racial or ethnic group eligible to vote in a presidential election.  Historically known as “the sleeping giant,” the Latino vote has been an elusive prize, but many believe that 2020 will be the year the giant awakens. Latino voters turned out at unprecedented rates in the 2018 midterms and candidates have stepped up their courting. Told through a series of immersive dispatches from the battleground states of Nevada, Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania, Latino Vote: Dispatches from the Battleground follows the efforts of grassroots organizers, community leaders and political operatives working to ensure Latino voter turnout. The film follows left-leaning progressives as well as Latino evangelicals, many of whom support President Donald Trump.The film begins in Las Vegas as candidates reach out to Latino workers ahead of the February caucus and then moves on to Super Tuesday, March 3, when Joe Biden’s candidacy seems assured. But less than two weeks later, the country is struck by an unexpected calamity: a pandemic that ravages communities both rural and urban, with Latinos bearing a disproportionate brunt of the devastation. Soon, the country is roiled again by the May 25 killing of George Floyd. What effect this seismic shift in the national landscape will have on Latino voters in November is a question organizers and candidates are hoping to answer as this very unique election draws near. "Latino Vote is a fascinating chronicle of this year’s highly charged political climate,” says Sandie Viquez Pedlow, executive director of Latino Public Broadcasting and executive producer of VOCES.
“With Latino voters poised to be a powerful non-white bloc this November, this film introduces us to those on the ground, working to realize this promise.” Says director/producer Ruiz, “I was eager to bring journalism to the screen that doesn’t rely on correspondents or pundits, but instead focuses directly on the Latinx organizers and voters who may very well determine the nation’s political future.”
“As one of the nation’s most trusted sources for news and public affairs programming, PBS is pleased to air Latino Vote and shine a light on the important role this community will play in our upcoming democratic process,” said Perry Simon, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming.
About the Filmmaker:  Bernardo Ruiz (Director/Producer) is a two-time Emmy® Award-nominated documentary filmmaker and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. He has directed and produced four feature documentaries and a host of nonfiction programming for a variety of outlets including PBS, HBO, ESPN and Facebook Watch. His feature credits as director include: The Infinite Race (ESPN’s 30 for 30, 2020), Harvest Season (Independent Lens, 2019), Kingdom of Shadows (Participant Media, 2015) and Reportero (POV, 2013). In the fall of 2015, Ruiz was a filmmaker in residence at the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Previously he created and executive produced the two part bilingual PBS series, The Graduates / Los Graduados (Independent Lens, 2013). Edutopia called it “a winner that should be seen by as many students, teachers and parents as possible.”

Laemmle Virtual Cinema - Friday September 11, 2020
News From Greg Laemmle:

“My thoughts today are with the members of our SoCal community who have yet again been evacuated due to wildfire. For those still at home, shut your windows to lock out the smoke, and lock in the smell of hot buttered popcorn (available this weekend at select Laemmle Theatres). We begin this week's releases with dueling rock & roll documentaries: one on President Jimmy Carter, the other on legendary musician Chuck Berry. There's also a 1990's pandemic-inspired musical, a poetic ode to canine cosmononauts, and a variety of new foreign language dramas. All the best!
Laemmle Virtual Cinema Screenings
Visit https://www.laemmle.com/…  for info and tickets.
Remember, part of your ticket proceeds helps support the wonderful Laemmle Theaters while you enjoy films in the safety of your own home!
JIMMY CARTER: ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Film Review here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2737446136530595&id=1718261665115719            If it hadn't been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Greg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. This fascinating documentary charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. Director Mary Wharton assembles a star cast including Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Nelson, Dylan and Bono and fills the soundtrack with Southern rock, gospel, jazz, and classical.
CHUCK BERRY: THE ORIGINAL KING OF ROCK & ROLL
Chuck Berry tells the story of the Granddaddy of Rock & Roll. In this highly-anticipated OFFICIAL and fully-authorized feature documentary, the absolute instigator of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry, is truly revealed with exclusive access to his family, friends, famous fans and the music icons he inspired. Despite his iconic status, and reverence for his talent by rock's heroes John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Steve Van Zandt, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, all featured, Chuck Berry was at heart, a family man. He was a prolific craftsman of words and chords; an undisputed and stunning combination of talent and charisma.
SIBYL
A sly, sultry character study from filmmaker Justine Triet, Sibyl follows a psychotherapist who decides to quit her practice and return to writing instead. As Sibyl starts dropping patients, she begins to struggle with excess time and a lack of inspiration--until she gets a call from Margot, a young actress wrapped up in a dramatic affair with her costar, Igor, who happens to be married to the film's director. Becoming further enmeshed in Margot's life, Sibyl starts to blur past and present, fiction with reality, and the personal with the professional as she begins to use Margot's life as source material for her novel. "Triet handles the material gracefully and altogether skillfully, directing star Virginie Efira to one of her most impressive all-encompassing performances to date." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
SPACE DOGS
Laika, a stray dog, was the first living being to be sent into space and thus to a certain death. According to a legend, she returned to Earth as a ghost and has roamed the streets of Moscow ever since. Following her trace, and filmed from a dog's perspective, Space Dogs accompanies the adventures of her descendants: two street dogs living in today's Moscow. Their story is one of intimate fellowship but also relentless brutality, and is interwoven with unseen archive material from the Soviet cosmic era. A magical tale of voyagers scouting for unknown spaces. "Kremser and Peter connect a roughly hewn space traveling animal history with modern stray subjects, coalescing into a mood piece managing to be mix of effective estrangement and ingenious metaphor."- Nicholas Bell, Ion Cinema
RESIDUE
Residue chronicles aspiring filmmaker Jay (Obinna Nwachukwu) who returns to his native Washington, DC to find his old neighborhood is gentrified beyond recognition. Dealing with alienation from his friends, troubled by the disappearance of a loved one and unsure of his place in this new community, Jay confronts issues of identity, isolation and loss on a tumultuous personal journey. "A poignant debut that paints a beautiful but tragic picture of gentrification and identity in one's home."- Adam Patterson, Film Pulse. "Gerima directs with a very artful eye and his cast all deliver sound performances in their roles." - Grant Hermanns, Coming Soon
BUOYANCY
Spirited 14-year-old Chakra works the rice fields with his family. He yearns for independence and seeks out a local broker who can get him paid work in a Thai factory. Without telling his family, Chakra travels to Bangkok to make his fortune. But when he gets there, he and his new friend Kea realize the broker has lied to them. Along with other Cambodians and Burmese, they are sold to a fishing captain as slaves. Chakra and Kea are trapped at sea, trawling fish 22 hours a day, surviving on just a handful of cold rice a day. The captain quickly weeds out those weakened by the conditions or trying to escape, and throws them overboard. The trawler sells its catch and restocks its supplies without going to land, making escape impossible. As fellow slaves are tortured and murdered around them, Kea begins to lose his mind. When his only ally is killed, Chakra looks to Rom Ran to understand what it will take to be free. With hope and humanity dwindling, Chakra decides to take control of the trawler.
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https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2734022520206290/?type=3&theater
OUR TIME MACHINE
When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer's disease, he creates "Papa's Time Machine" - a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the production of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever. "S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun's vibrant documentary about this labor of love proves to be a multi-layered metaphor of the interplay of art, memory, loss, and reconciliation, as well as a study of a touching and fraught father-son relationship."- Peter Keough, Boston Globe. "Intriguingly grounds the creative process in the specificity of individual experience."- Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter.   Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2740860532855822/?type=3&theater
THE HOLE
Set just prior to the start of the 21st century, this vaguely futuristic story follows two residents of a quickly crumbling building who refuse to leave their homes in spite of a virus that has forced the evacuation of the area. As rain pours down relentlessly, a single man is stuck with an unfinished plumbing job and a hole in his floor. This results in a very odd relationship with the woman who lives below him. Combining deadpan humor with an austere view of loneliness and a couple of unexpected musical numbers, Tsai Ming-Liang crafted one of the most original films of the 1990s. "Deadpan, surreal and pandemically prophetic."- Roger Moore, Movie Nation. "An illuminating, musical embrace for the ages."- Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine
COMING SOON: GOD OF THE PIANO, BLACKBIRD, SOFTIE (Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2741078056167403/?type=3&theater
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UPCOMING VIRTUAL FILMS FROM THE AMAZING ART THEATER IN LONG BEACH
BLACKBIRD
and ALONE start 09/18/20
QFILMS starts 9/10/20-09/13/20.
CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL (CTFF) starts 9/16/20-9/20/20
Get more info and tickets here: https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/
BLACKBIRD
Lily (Susan Sarandon) and Paul (Sam Neil) summon their loved ones to their beach house for one final gathering after Lily decides to end her long battle with ALS on her own terms. The couple is planning a loving weekend complete with holiday traditions, but the mood becomes strained when unresolved issues surface between Lily and her daughters Jennifer (Kate Winslet) and Anna (Mia Wasikowska). Joining the collective farewell are Lily’s son in law (Rainn Wilson), her lifelong friend (Lindsay Duncan), daughter’s partner (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and grandson (Anson Boon). Her story is ultimately one of hope, love and a celebration of life. Black Bird Information Info and tickets here: https://watch.eventive.org/blackbirdmovie/play/5f501304134efd005b1c73d5?mc_cid=c780bcee4e&mc_eid=677004b84b
See the BLACKBIRD trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvRsUo6cYFw&mc_cid=c780bcee4e&mc_eid=677004b84b
ALONE
Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s cabin. Her escape from the clutches of this murderous captor land her in the heart of the untamed wilderness, with only her wits to rely on for survival as her pursuer closes in. Alone Information
See the ALONE trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoP2mJiCzWQ&mc_cid=c780bcee4e&mc_eid=677004b84b
Long Beach QFILM FESTIVAL
Celebrating more than 25 years of the best in LGBTQ independent films, the Long Beach QFILM FESTIVAL is the oldest film festival in Long Beach and the only festival dedicated to screening films which showcase the magnificent diversity of the LGBTQ community. QFILMS 2020 will take place September 10-13, as an entirely virtual online experience. This 2nd largest LGBTQ cultural event in Long Beach features narrative films, documentaries, shorts and special tributes. The event reaches thousands of community members. Funds raised by QFILMS directly support The LGBTQ Center Long Beach. The Center advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs and services. With more than 40 years’ service to the community, The Center supports more than 25,000 people a year through programs including HIV and STI testing, youth services, senior services, counseling, legal services, domestic violence support, trans health programs and more than 20 weekly support groups.
Info and tickets here: https://www.qfilmslongbeach.com/  .
CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL
CTFF is a five-day film forum that will introduce new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts and re-released classics. The programs will include a variety of special events and panel discussions featuring directors, producers, writers and actors. CTFF will provide a creative forum for emerging filmmakers. CTFF offers the opportunity for student early-career filmmakers, and seasoned filmmakers to showcase their talent and gain exposure. One of the key purposes of CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL (CTFF) is to highlight the diversity of the Cambodian experience through the art of filmmaking. By specifically featuring films that deal with Cambodian social political conflicts, traditions, challenges and characters, the Festival will deepen Cambodian values and encourage new dialogue on a global scale. The festival will also aim to showcase an international selection of narrative features, documentaries, short films, student films, animated films from (not just Cambodia), but from around the world, bringing stories to Cambodia Town, Long Beach, California. A vibrant and active community, Long Beach’s Cambodia Town has become the center for Khmer culture, and more than 30,000 visitors attend the Cambodian New Year celebration each year. Understanding that Cambodia Town is a Khmer hub for culture and commerce, CTFF has begun planning the annual Cambodia Town Film Festival, slated to take place in the Fall of 2013. Given that Cambodian Americans are among the fastest-growing populations in the United States, and with increased attention paid to Khmer culture on the world stage, this festival is indeed timely. The types of work featured at the festival-which involve stories about family, migration, justice, and the human condition-speak to the power of film to reach and inspire multiple audiences. This festival powerfully speaks to the endurance and resurgence of Cambodian culture. Get info and tickets here: http://cambodiatownfilmfestival.com/

FROM THE FABULOUS FRIDA CINEMA: DRIVE IN MOVIES AND VIRTUAL CINEMA !
News From Trevor Dillon, Programming Director/Special Events Coordinator:

“I hope you’re staying healthy and safe still during these times (we can now add raging fires to the 2020 list...). As many of you have reached out to make sure we know - and trust us, we know! - Orange County has now officially been given the go-ahead, with restrictions, to start opening movie theaters. While it won't be happening for us this weekend -- and when it happens, it'll happen slow and steady -- keep posted: we should have some exciting updates to announce next week! Thanks for all of your continued support and kind words as we continue to navigate this weird moment in history. When we're not binging new TV shows and all of favorite movies at home (did you all see the Dune trailer?), we're hard at work planning on our return to historic Calle Cuatro while programming more drive-in events to come, and your amazing feedback makes it all a true joy. Stay safe out there! We look forward to seeing you!”
THE FRIDA CINEMA'S POP-UP DRIVE-IN SERIES—For Info and tickets, visit here: https://thefridacinema.org/popupdriveinoc/
THE SANDLOT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 8:00PM - Mara Brandman Arena, Orange.  The Sandlot stars Tom Guiry as Scottie Smalls, an amiable boy who moves to a new neighborhood and befriends a group of kids who play baseball at the local sandlot. Together they embark on a series of funny and touching adventures — but things get a little hairy when a ball gets hit over the wrong fence… In his glowing review of the film, legendary film critic Roger Ebert wrote that he “realized how completely this movie had seduced me with its memories of what really matters when you’re twelve.” Driven by engaging performances by its young leads, and providing more than a few instantly quotable one-liners, The Sandlot is “a scruffy underdog yarn that will appeal not only to kids, but also to their parents.”
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 8:00PM - Mara Brandman Arena, Orange.  A League of Their Own tells the inspiring true-life story of the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League, founded in 1943 when most of the men of baseball-playing age were serving in World War II. When a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball, they discover two sisters in Oregon — Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) — and fly them to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects including Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). The team’s owner, Walter Harvey, selects one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) – now a broken-down alcoholic – to lead the team. Thrills, laughs, and bittersweet tears ensue as this entertaining, charming, and often hilarious slice of Americana deftly retold by director Penny Marshall and legendary comedy screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel.
FIELD OF DREAMS: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
THE TOXIC AVENGER

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall.  The Toxic Avenger stands with Pink Flamingos and The Evil Dead as one of the most gleefully offensive “midnight movies” of the twentieth century. Now, this 1980s horror classic returns to the big screen in a big way! Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy janitor at the local health club. A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong and Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The excitement is non-stop as Toxie sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville.
STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School.  TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM.  Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.
STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School.  TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM.  Discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School.  TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM.  Experience the triumph of the Force in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star, while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall.  After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat. An electrifying screen debut for Godzilla’s archenemy Ghidorah, this film also marks a turning point for the series, as the first time the King of the Monsters acts to protect the planet. THIS WILL BE THE SUBTITLED VERSION!
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall.  In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder. Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine—a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
POSSESSOR (UNCUT)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall.  Join us on Friday, October 9th at 8:00 PM as we present the Orange County premiere of Brandon Cronenberg’s 2020 Sundance hit sci-fi thriller film Possessor! We will be playing the UNCUT version!  From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
RETROPOP LIVE! HALLOWEEN PRESENTS CHOPPING MALL + PUPPET MASTER: DRIVE-IN!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 7:30PM - Tustin's Mess Hall.  Join us on Friday, October 16th at 7:30 PM, as we team with RetroPop Live! to launch their new online virtual festival RetroPop Live! Halloween with a Double Feature of 80’s VHS horror classics Chopping Mall and Puppet Master! RetroPop Live: Halloween can be seen online on October 17 at 1 p.m. PST by registering at www.RetroPopLive.com, and will also be available nationally and internationally free through various broadcast and live stream media partners — including The Frida Cinema! Festivities kick off on Friday, October 16th for those fans lucky enough to live in Southern California, with a special Drive-In Horror Movie Experience and cast reunion with two beloved cult classics!
VIRTUAL CINEMA: For Info and Tickets: https://thefridacinema.org/
OPENING FRIDAY
ALIVE

Good Deed Entertainment and Cranked Up Films presents Alive! A severely injured man and woman awaken in an abandoned sanatorium with no memory of who they are or what has happened. A sadistic caretaker discourages their questions and doles out punishments whenever they refuse to cooperate or try to escape. When they finally make their escape to freedom, they discover the answers to who they are – revealing even greater horror. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BAaLeUZxR8
STREAMING NOW
MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE

GKIDS (The Breadwinner, My Life as a Zucchini) presents Marona’s Fantastic Tale — a life-affirming tale told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is a small thing. Delivered alongside dazzlingly colorful, sweeping designs produced in part by acclaimed artist Brecht Evens, the poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSnn7PEtQCc
BAND OF OUTSIDERS (BANDE À PART)
Rialto Pictures presents the classic French New Wave film from the movement’s own pioneer Jean-Luc Godard — Band of Outsiders (Bande à part). In a dreary Paris suburb, Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey romance Anna Karina, then plan to heist the cash stashed away in her aunt’s villa. Piece of cake, but then… A jeu d’esprit, with echt Godardian set pieces including the trio line-dancing “Le Madison” (later appropriated by Tarantino for Pulp Fiction) and then “doing” the Louvre in record time. Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/161774794
RIFIFI
Rialto Pictures presents the 1955 French New Wave classic, heist thriller Rififi! Back from the pen, tough guy Jean Servais and some old cronies plan to knock over a jewelry store — the resulting heist a legendary 30-minute sequence without dialogue or music. Blacklisted Hollywood exile Jules Dassin turned a potboiler by milieu specialist Auguste Le Breton into an existential thriller that earned him Cannes’ Best Director prize and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come. Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/135593615
COMING SOON
WHITE RIOT

STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 18TH! Rubika Shah’s energising film White Riot charts a vital national protest movement. Rock Against Racism (RAR) was formed in 1976, prompted by ‘music’s biggest colonialist’ Eric Clapton and his support of racist MP Enoch Powell. White Riot blends fresh interviews with queasy archive footage to recreate a hostile environment of anti-immigrant hysteria and National Front marches. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance. As founder Red Saunders explains: ‘We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika’. The campaign grew from Hoxton fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses.  Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aua5qHypn3w
DEAD
STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH! 1091 Media and Circle Collective presents Dead! Dane ‘Marbles’ Marbeck can see ghosts, thanks to a homemade drug: his late father’s neurological medication mixed with marijuana. Officer Jayson Tagg, a wannabe super-cop on the trail of a serial killer, ends up murdered. So when Marbles’ mum plans to sell the family farm, and the only way of buying the house off her is taking the money offered by Tagg in exchange for his help, Marbles accepts.The unlikely duo of stoner medium and ghost cop struggle to reconcile their differences while they navigate their way through ghouls, perverts, a mysterious hooded figure, and an unexpected shot at love. It becomes clear the only way Marbles and Tagg will solve the case with their souls intact is to confront their deepest regrets and overcome their prejudices. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnXSgO1filU
SPACE DOGS
STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH! Visually and conceptually sophistocated, Space Dogs traces the story of Laika, the first dog in space. Remarkable archival footage recounts the story of his selection, and directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter powerfully document the lives of his descendants, offering insight not only into the past and space travel, but also life today on earth. Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program on the streets of Moscow, became the first living being to orbit the earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2. Although Laika would not survive the journey, directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter trace the persistence of her memory and legacy into the present day. As the capsule containing Laika reentered Earth’s orbit and began to burn up, the narrator announces “What had been a Moscow street dog had become a ghost.” Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/402236760


SOFTIE
Coming to the Laemmle Theaters' Viirtual Cinema starting September 18th: https://www.laemmle.com/film/softie
First clip from SOFTIE, full trailer coming soon: https://vimeo.com/435350768
Description: What comes first, country or family? Boniface “Softie” Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. From the moment Boniface decides to run, telling his wife, Njeri, in passing with a hesitant laugh, he responds to each challenge with optimism. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone. And Boniface soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should country really come before family, as he’s always believed?  Directed and Written by Sam Soko, Produced by Toni Kamau and Sam Soko.  "A marvel of narrative storytelling..."-Filmmaker Magazine.  "A compelling act of defiance…a powerful and personal election biopic... as intimate as it is brave" -The Film Stage. "...tremendous film" -The Times (UK).  WINNER - Special Jury Award for Editing - 2020 Sundance Film Festival, Official Selection - 2020 CPH:DOX, Official Selection - 2020 Full Frame Film Festival, Opening Night - 2020 Hot Docs Film Festival. 
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2741078056167403/?type=3&theater

THE DARK DIVIDE
Coming to the Laemmle Theaters' Viirtual Cinema starting September 18th: https://www.laemmle.com/film/dark-divide ;
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club’s Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2739968719611670/?type=3&theater
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jp9J9V8tGY&feature=emb_logo
Description: Join the journey and get lost to find yourself!  THE DARK DIVIDE is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle’s (David Cross) perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands. At the urging of his dying wife Thea (Debra Messing), the shy author finds himself in over his head on an epic, life-changing expedition through Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest in search of new species of butterflies. Over the course of his six-week adventure Pyle battles self-doubt, the grueling trail, and the people and creatures who call this forest home. And, somewhere deep in the heart of The Dark Divide, he makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about the natural world.  Director Tom Putnam; starring David Cross, Debra Messing, David Koechner. Music by The Avett Brothers, Krist Novoselic, The National Reserve, Samantha Crane, Bombidil, and more.

LAEMMLE VIRTUAL CINEMA - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2020
News from Greg Laemmle:

It's been a mixed week in Hollywood, as signs of light on the horizon were overshadowed by the death of rising star and real-life superhero Chadwick Boseman. Meanwhile, Governor Newsom has introduced a new set of reopening guidelines, and although indoor entertainment remains barred, they're looking at several outdoor opportunities for socially-distanced-cinema (coming soon to a large wall near you).
This week's lineup features John Leguizamo's directorial debut Critical Thinking, alongside a re-issue of Claire Denis's 1999 masterpiece Beau Travail. There's also documentaries about cuban culture, art theft, and nuclear weaponry, as well as two new avant-garde foreign titles: Ghost Tropic, from minimalist Belgian filmmaker Bas Devos, and Greek thriller Entwined.
Laemmle Virtual Cinema Screenings
Visit https://www.laemmle.com/…  for info and tickets.
Remember, part of your ticket proceeds helps support the wonderful Laemmle Theaters while you enjoy films in the safety of your own home!
CRITICAL THINKING
Based on a true story from 1998, five LatinX and Black teenagers from the toughest underserved ghetto in Miami fight their way into the National Chess Championship under the guidance of their unconventional but inspirational teacher. Directed by John Leguizamo.
"It's a delight watching these students battle uphill against all odds; John Leguizamo knows how to mix the bleak reality of ghetto life and uplifting sports drama."- Robert Kojder, Flickering Myth
"Critical Thinking is a prime example of how stories should be when celebrating victories from students. It's their story, their victory. Everyone has a role to play, a move to make."- Douglas Davidson, Elements of Madness
BEAU TRAVAIL
Foreign Legion officer, Galoup, recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in the Gulf of Djibouti. His existence there was happy, strict and regimented, but the arrival of a promising young recruit, Sentain, plants the seeds of jealousy in Galoup's mind. He feels compelled to stop him from coming to the attention of the commandant who he admires, but who ignores him. Ultimately, his jealousy leads to the destruction of both Sentain and himself. "As much poem as film. It requires patience, which it rewards at every languid turn."- Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News. "A mélange of brooding appetites, where the inner strife of unanswered desire builds to a conclusion of quiet, tragic violence."- Caroline Golum, Screen Slate
EPICENTRO
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.17183128084…/2725772944364581/…
Cuba is well known as a so-called time capsule. The very place where the New World was discovered has become both a romantic and a warning window into American and world history. Both the beauty and the decadence of the 50s have been preserved through economic embargoes and isolation. The island allows us a glimpse - bleak or optimistic - into the planet's future: in the case of global energy scarcity, cultural or financial crisis, large parts of the world could face a similar kind of existence. Through encounters with (extra) ordinary people, Hubert Sauper takes us on a new journey, entering the thoughts and dreams of Cuban society in an era of transition and change, placing his characters at the center of a far bigger, planetary narrative.
"A hypnotic immersion into a country and culture embargoed by decades of our country's foreign policy." - Peter Keough, Boston Globe
ENTWINED
Panos (Prometheus Aleifer), a city doctor, relocates his practice to a remote village and quickly falls for Danae (Anastasia Rafaella Konidi), who lives in isolation with a mysterious skin condition. Determined to find Danae a cure, Panos learns of her dark secret and that all is not what it seems. "Entwined, from director Minos Nikolakakis, succeeds in its story, a slow burn that is hypnotizing, piquing the interest of its viewers."- Stephanie Archer, Film Inquiry. "Entwined is a dark and soulful interpretation of folklore, and an excellent calling card for a first-time director who has shown a great deal of promise."- Audrey Fox, Crooked Marquee
MY PRINCE EDWARD
Serving countless newlyweds in Hong Kong's go-to one-stop-shop of cheap wedding supplies doesn't exempt Fong from social pressure to marry. Since nodding to Edward's proposal, she has been pushed beyond limits by unaffordable housing, archaic customs, and intrusive in-laws. What befuddles her further is the reappearance of Shuwei, a mainlander she's supposed to be divorced from out of a sham marriage that solved her coming-of-age hardship. Zeroing in on nuts and bolts of modern marriage, My Prince Edward pokes around fixated correlations of freedom with relationship status and geographic residence.  "The directorial debut from Hong Kong's Norris Wong is a real treat."- Anne Brodie, What She Said
GHOST TROPIC
Khadija (Saadia Bentaïeb) is a fifty-eight-year-old Maghrebi cleaning woman living in Brussels in the wake of the 2016 bombings that shook the city. After work one night, she falls asleep on the last subway train, wakes up at the end of the line and has no choice but to make her way home--all the way across the city--on foot. Along the way, she has a series of encounters: with a security guard, a convenience store clerk, a group of teenagers. She asks for help and she gives it and slowly, steadily makes her way."A stunning little gem."- Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter.  "This beautiful film from coeditor/writer/director Bas Devos is a paean to a city under cover of night and the little seen people who populate it."- Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
DARK CIRCLE
It's been 75 years this month since the start of the Atomic Age, with the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, but its trail of destruction has never ended. Dark Circle covers both the period's beginnings and its aftermath, providing a scientific primer on the catastrophic power of nuclear energy while also relating tragic human stories detailing the devastating toll radioactive toxicity has taken on people and livestock-focusing in large part on Rocky Flats, Colorado, whose plutonium processing facility infamously contaminated the surrounding area. Documentary Grand Prize winner at Sundance, Academy shortlisted for Best Documentary, and Emmy winner, Dark Circle is no less potent today than it was 40 years ago. "One of the most horrifying films I've seen."- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION
Driven to Abstraction unravels a mutating tale of self-delusion, greed, and fraud-- the $80 million forgery scandal that rocked the art world and brought down Knoedler, New York City's oldest and most venerable gallery. Was the gallery's esteemed director the victim of a con artist who showed up with an endless treasure trove of previously unseen abstract expressionist masterpieces? Or did she eventually suspect they were fakes, yet continue to sell them for millions of dollars for fifteen years? Whatever the truth, two women from very different worlds crossed paths in what would become the greatest hoax ever of Modern American Art.
"You don't have to be an art collector or a fan of these painters to enjoy this movie."- Carla Hay, Culture Mix
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Description: The Art Theatre of Long Beach is proud to team up with Abramorama and Eventive to offer a new virtual cinema: APOCALYPSE '45. APOCALYPSE ‘45 recounts the end of World War II. With never before seen restored footage and the voices of 24 men who lived through these events, this timely documentary highlights the experiences of the last of the Greatest Generation. Documentary Presents Never-Before-Seen Footage of the Grisly End of World War II.  After the success of Erik Nelson’s previous archival feature The Cold Blue the National Archives opened their vaults and allowed access they had previously denied to over 700 reels of this footage, covering the harrowing expanse of the final months of the War in the Pacific. Very little of this material has ever been screened, and none of it has ever been digitally restored, frame by frame, to 4K. In addition, another treasure was uncovered and restored -- astonishing new footage captured by legendary director John Ford. In essence, a “lost film” by Ford, it depicts the ruins of the Pacific Fleet, and the terrible aftermath of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

VIRTUAL CINEMA AND DRIVE IN MOVIES FROM THE FABULOUS FRIDA!! 9/4/20
THE FRIDA CINEMA'S POP-UP DRIVE-IN SERIES

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JURASSIC PARK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church & School
An entertaining spectacle of Oscar-winning special effects and thrilling adventure, Jurassic Park follows dinosaur experts Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), along with cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica — populated by a variety of real, living dinosaurs. Accompanied by Hammond’s two young grandchildren, the group is sent on a tour through Hammond’s new resort — only to find themselves racing for their lives when both man and nature conspire against them, and unleash the prehistoric beasts to run rampant through the park! Winner of three Academy Awards for its breathtaking visual and sound effects, Jurassic Park is “an absolute thrill…funny, scary, fast-moving, and full of just-right details.” (Newsday)
RE-ANIMATOR
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci did not team up to make the most amazing gore-sex grotesquerie of 1985. But thanks to Re-Animator, they didn’t have to. Feeling like an amalgam of Frankenstein, The Beyond, and Revenge of the Nerds, Re-Animator is where science meets chaos to produce an hyperactive overdose of gruesome insanity. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, Re-Animator isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre — it’s a masterpiece of life. Restoration courtesy of Arrow Video and the American Genre Film Archive.
THE SANDLOT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 8:00PM - Mara Brandman Arena, Orange, A special event brought to you by, and supporting, Rotary Club of Orange
The Sandlot stars Tom Guiry as Scottie Smalls, an amiable boy who moves to a new neighborhood and befriends a group of kids who play baseball at the local sandlot. Together they embark on a series of funny and touching adventures — but things get a little hairy when a ball gets hit over the wrong fence… In his glowing review of the film, legendary film critic Roger Ebert wrote that he “realized how completely this movie had seduced me with its memories of what really matters when you’re twelve.” Driven by engaging performances by its young leads, and providing more than a few instantly quotable one-liners, The Sandlot is “a scruffy underdog yarn that will appeal not only to kids, but also to their parents.”
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 8:00PM - Mara Brandman Arena, Orange
A special event brought to you by, and supporting, Rotary Club of Orange
A League of Their Own tells the inspiring true-life story of the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League, founded in 1943 when most of the men of baseball-playing age were serving in World War II. When a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball, they discover two sisters in Oregon — Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) — and fly them to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects including Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O’Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). The team’s owner, Walter Harvey, selects one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) – now a broken-down alcoholic – to lead the team. Thrills, laughs, and bittersweet tears ensue as this entertaining, charming, and often hilarious slice of Americana deftly retold by director Penny Marshall and legendary comedy screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel.
FIELD OF DREAMS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH, 8:00PM - Brandman Arena
A special event brought to you by, and supporting, Rotary Club of Orange
“If you build it, he will come…” When Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) begins to constantly hear this mysterious whispered message, he in inspired to begin construction of a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield. At first, “he” seems to be the ghost of disgraced ballplayer Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta), who materializes on the ballfield and plays a few games with the awestruck Ray — but as the weeks go by, Ray receives several new messages from the disembodied voice, one of which is “Ease his pain.” Realizing that his ball field has been divinely ordained to give a second chance to people who have sacrificed certain valuable aspects of their lives, Ray embarks on an adventure that leads him to colorful characters Doc Graham (Burt Lancaster), a beloved general practitioner who gave up a burgeoning baseball career in favor of medicine, and Terence Mann (James Earl Jones), a Salinger-esque writer.
THE TOXIC AVENGER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
The Toxic Avenger stands with Pink Flamingos and The Evil Dead as one of the most gleefully offensive “midnight movies” of the twentieth century. Now, this 1980s horror classic returns to the big screen in a big way! Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy janitor at the local health club. A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong and Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The excitement is non-stop as Toxie sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville.
STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM
Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.
STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School
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Discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School
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Experience the triumph of the Force in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star, while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat. An electrifying screen debut for Godzilla’s archenemy Ghidorah, this film also marks a turning point for the series, as the first time the King of the Monsters acts to protect the planet.THIS WILL BE THE SUBTITLED VERSION!
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder.Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine—a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
POSSESSOR (UNCUT)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
Join us on Friday, October 9th at 8:00 PM as we present the Orange County premiere of Brandon Cronenberg’s 2020 Sundance hit sci-fi thriller film Possessor! We will be playing the UNCUT version!
From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
RETROPOP LIVE! HALLOWEEN PRESENTS CHOPPING MALL + PUPPET MASTER: DRIVE-IN!
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 7:30PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
Join us on Friday, October 16th at 7:30 PM, as we team with RetroPop Live! to launch their new online virtual festival RetroPop Live! Halloween with a Double Feature of 80’s VHS horror classics CHOPPING MALL AND PUPPET MASTER!
RetroPop Live: Halloween can be seen online on October 17 at 1 p.m. PST by registering at www.RetroPopLive.com, and will also be available nationally and internationally free through various broadcast and live stream media partners — including The Frida Cinema! Festivities kick off on Friday, October 16th for those fans lucky enough to live in Southern California, with a special Drive-In Horror Movie Experience and cast reunion with two beloved cult classics! The 11th Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is going virtual this year! From September 1st through the 11th, audiences will have a chance to experience over 100 short and feature films showcasing the very best of independent horror cinema, selected and curated by festival founder Miguel Rodriguez and his amazing team! For information and tickets visit hifilmfest.eventive.org! Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is aligned in our mission to spotlight independent genre cinema, amplify artistic voices, and foster a community of acceptance. The festival shares and explores our deepest fears, desires, and anxieties as communicated artistically by filmmakers around the world. We commend the festival for embracing an altogether new format in their eleventh year, in our shared mission to ensure that the show goes on!
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MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE
GKIDS (The Breadwinner, My Life as a Zucchini) presents Marona’s Fantastic Tale — a life-affirming tale told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is a small thing. Delivered alongside dazzlingly colorful, sweeping designs produced in part by acclaimed artist Brecht Evens, the poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSnn7PEtQCc
BAND OF OUTSIDERS (BANDE À PART)
Rialto Pictures presents the classic French New Wave film from the movement’s own pioneer Jean-Luc Godard — Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) In a dreary Paris suburb, Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey romance Anna Karina, then plan to heist the cash stashed away in her aunt’s villa. Piece of cake, but then… A jeu d’esprit, with echt Godardian set pieces including the trio line-dancing “Le Madison” (later appropriated by Tarantino for Pulp Fiction) and then “doing” the Louvre in record time.
Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/161774794
RIFIFI
Rialto Pictures presents the 1955 French New Wave classic, heist thriller Rififi! Back from the pen, tough guy Jean Servais and some old cronies plan to knock over a jewelry store — the resulting heist a legendary 30-minute sequence without dialogue or music. Blacklisted Hollywood exile Jules Dassin turned a potboiler by milieu specialist Auguste Le Breton into an existential thriller that earned him Cannes’ Best Director prize and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.
Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/135593615
COMING SOON!
ALIVE

STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 11TH!
Good Deed Entertainment and Cranked Up Films presents Alive! A severely injured man and woman awaken in an abandoned sanatorium with no memory of who they are or what has happened. A sadistic caretaker discourages their questions and doles out punishments whenever they refuse to cooperate or try to escape. When they finally make their escape to freedom, they discover the answers to who they are – revealing even greater horror.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BAaLeUZxR8
DEAD
STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH!
Dane ‘Marbles’ Marbeck can see ghosts, thanks to a homemade drug: his late father’s neurological medication mixed with marijuana. Officer Jayson Tagg, a wannabe super-cop on the trail of a serial killer, ends up murdered. So when Marbles’ mum plans to sell the family farm, and the only way of buying the house off her is taking the money offered by Tagg in exchange for his help, Marbles accepts.The unlikely duo of stoner medium and ghost cop struggle to reconcile their differences while they navigate their way through ghouls, perverts, a mysterious hooded figure, and an unexpected shot at love. It becomes clear the only way Marbles and Tagg will solve the case with their souls intact is to confront their deepest regrets and overcome their prejudices.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnXSgO1filU
SPACE DOGS
STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH!
Visually and conceptually sophistocated, Space Dogs traces the story of Laika, the first dog in space. Remarkable archival footage recounts the story of his selection, and directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter powerfully document the lives of his descendants, offering insight not only into the past and space travel, but also life today on earth. Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program on the streets of Moscow, became the first living being to orbit the earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2. Although Laika would not survive the journey, directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter trace the persistence of her memory and legacy into the present day. As the capsule containing Laika reentered Earth’s orbit and began to burn up, the narrator announces “What had been a Moscow street dog had become a ghost.”
Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/402236760

HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL AT THE DRIVE-IN
What: Indie Film Festival Drive-In
Where: Eagle Rock Plaza
When: October 2nd & 3rd
Info: www.hpifilmfest.com
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PRE-SALE STARTS THURSDAY, SEPTEMEBR 3RD AT 11AM
Description:  During these trying times HPIFF has come up with a way to still showcase independent films in a safe way. In response we are producing the very 1st ever independent film festival drive-in in the Northeast, Los Angeles area. It will be produced by The Highland Park Independent Film Festival (HPIFF), in partnership with Eagle Rock Plaza (ERP), Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) and California Arts Council Grant.  The event will take place October 2nd and 3rd on the top deck of ERP directly in front of the Macy’s main entrance. Space will be limited so mark your calendars and stay tuned for ticketing information.

Exciting Virtual Cinema from the Incredible Laemmle Theaters, 8/28/20
NEWS FROM GREG LAEMMLE:
Although they won't be showing any movies, the doors of the Claremont Laemmle location will be open this weekend for a pop-up cafe, presented in coordination with local coffee roaster The Reverse Orangutan. Payment via Premiere Card or Laemmle Gift Card is accepted, and cardholder discounts will be honored. Make sure to follow Laemmle on social media, and stay tuned for similar events at other locations. For those who'd prefer to stay in over the weekend, there’s an exciting new round of virtual releases available, beginning with an illuminating documentary on SOUL! show-runner Ellis B. Haizlip. Other bio-docs focus on French-Italian designer Pierre Cardin, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and travel writer Bruce Chatwin (directed by peer Werner Herzog). New narrative features include the workers-rights drama Made in Bangladesh, and the critically-revered indie film The Garden Left Behind
Laemmle Virtual Cinema Screenings
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Remember, part of your ticket proceeds helps support the wonderful Laemmle Theaters while you enjoy films in the safety of your own home!  
MR. SOUL
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2721070644834811/?type=3&theater
In 1968, they asked him to produce the first "black Tonight Show." Instead, he started a revolution by bringing the real black experience to the national stage. Meet Ellis B. Haizlip, the man who changed the color and face of mainstream television; the man behind SOUL! - one of the most controversial, successful, and socially significant black-produced TV shows in US history.  "Broad in scope and rapidly paced, the film can feel as if it's bursting at the seams."- Devika Girish, New York Times.  "A rich and illuminating piece of cultural history."- Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter.  "An empowering reminder of just how much visionaries like Ellis Haizlip paved the way for generations of successful black artists."- Courtney Small, Cinema Axis            
NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN

Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2727740297501179&id=1718261665115719                                          Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog's deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips, and a mound of "brontosaurus skin," encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals, and the mysteries stitching together life on earth. "A poignant testament to two friends' shared curiosity about the world."- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter.  "Herzog evokes the late English wanderer's restless soul and curious fascination."- Nick Schager, Variety
MADE IN BANGLADESH
Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.  "As Shimu's efforts ramp up and appear increasingly futile, Made in Bangladesh acquires a quiet power."- Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times.  "Definitely deserves wider attention."- Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter.  "Made in Bangladesh finds urgency and compassion in its plea for basic human rights for all in the workplace."- Courtney Small, Cinema Axis
HOUSE OF CARDIN
Millions know the iconic logo and ubiquitous signature but few know the man behind the larger than life label. House of Cardin is a rare peek into the mind of a genius, an authorized feature documentary chronicling the life and design of Cardin. A true original, Mr. Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and his empire, and unprecedented interviews at the sunset of a glorious career.  "Lively as an overview of Cardin's creative and commercial achievements."- Guy Lodge, Variety.  "This is a deliciously entertaining and perceptive take on Cardin's life and how he shaped both the silhouette of fashion and branding in the fashion world and beyond."- Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter
STILL HERE
When twelve-year-old African-American girl Monique Watson goes missing in Brooklyn, the police are apathetic and her father Michael is distraught. Out of options, Michael teams up with Christian Baker, the journalist assigned to Monique's story. With public interest waning and time running out, Michael and Christian race to uncover the truth - and find Monique, before it's too late. Starring Johnny Whitworth, Maurice McRae, and Zazie Beetz. Wirrten by Vlad Feier and Peter Gutter, directed by Vlad Feier.  "At its best, Still Here could perhaps stimulate worthwhile conversations with the serious, sincere way it delivers its message."- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2728804027394806&id=1718261665115719&__tn__=K-R                                The Garden Left Behind traces the relationship between Tina, a young Mexican trans woman, and Eliana, her grandmother, as they navigate Tina's transition and struggle to build a life for themselves as undocumented immigrants in New York City.  "It's one thing to decide to make a movie about the struggles of the transgender community and violent attacks on it. But it's far harder to turn that message into a film as natural and graceful as The Garden Left Behind."- Caryn James, Hollywood Reporter.  "A film of utter grace, poignancy and deep understanding."- Randy Myers, San Jose Mercury News
ROUTE ONE / USA
In this docudrama, filmmaker Robert Kramer, who has had long periods of residence in Europe, and an expatriate doctor friend of his, set out to rediscover their native country by traveling from Maine to Florida on old US Route 1, a major north-south route built before the interstate highway system was constructed. The doctor has just returned from a long stint of public service in Africa, and is undecided about what to do with his life. Despite an apparently determined attempt to dig into the seedy side of American life, the travelers run into one inspirational scene after another, and run into such luminaries as Pat Robertson and Jesse Jackson on the presidential campaign trail, and performers like Ossie Davis and Helen Hayes.
"A look inside the soul of America by one of the great Marxist filmmakers."- Louis Proyect, Counterpunch
#UNFIT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP
Is Donald Trump fit to hold the office of President of the United States? #UNFIT presents an eye-opening analysis of the behavior, psyche, condition and stability of Donald Trump. It takes a sociological look at the electorate that chose him, and the collective effect he is having on our culture and institutions. During the 2016 campaign, mental health professionals felt policy-bound from speaking publicly. Now, after years of observation, for the first time ever, they have decided enough is enough..  "Finds perceptive nuances within [new insights]."- Owen Gleiberman, Variety. "Depression and despair have never been so entertaining." - Christopher Llewellyn Reed, Hammer To Nail

Acclaimed Artist Documentaries From Kino Lorber!
Inspirational people that will excite your senses, broaden your knowledge, and embolden you to follow your passion!  Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Reviews of GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE, THE WOODMANS, and GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING  here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2732337297041479/?type=3&theater
Now available digitally on Kino Now : https://kinonow.com/   
BEYOND THE VISIBLE, HILMA AF KLINT
“One of the best films I’ve seen about fine art. It casts an entrancing spell that allows the staggering depth of its subject’s work to consume us.” -- Matt Fagerholm, ROGEREBERT.com. Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s dazzling, course correcting documentary describes not only the life and craft of af Klint, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value. Beyond the Visible also has the distinction of being the most popular film released to date in our Kino Marquee virtual cinemas.
A Bigger Splash (1974) -- NEWLY RESTORED!
Directed by Jack Hazan. An intimate and innovative film about English-born, California-based artist David Hockney, his circle of friends, and the agonized end of the lingering affair between him and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance that dispenses with the then-current narratives of self-hatred and self-pity, an invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.
Downtown 81 (1981)
Directed by Edo Bertoglio. In 1981, writer and Warhol associate Glenn O’Brien, Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, and Jean-Michel Basquiat, a graffiti innovator and noise music artist who’d just begun to exhibit his paintings, hit the streets of lower Manhattan to make a movie about the bombed out bohemia that they knew. DOWNTOWN 81, which follows Basquiat trying to move a painting while hustling for a place to sleep, became a window on a lost world of life on the margins and crazy creative ferment. Featuring John Lurie, Fab Five Freddy, and Debbie Harry, with musical performances by DNA, James White and the Blacks, and Kid Creole and the Coconuts—and Manhattan in all its mangy glory.
The Woodmans (2010)
Directed by C. Scott Willis.  The tragic story of Francesca Woodman, a young photographer renowned for her extraordinary nude self-portraits, is also the story of her brilliantly artistic family. With THE WOODMANS, director C. Scott Willis shows how the struggle for fame in the high-stakes world of art resulted in tragedy, and then in healing and redemption. As a family, the Woodmans are noted for their talent. Betty Woodman, in particular, is an internationally renowned ceramicist whose work has been shown at The Metropolitan Musem of Art. But it is the fate of Francesca, the youngest Woodman, that will haunt them over the years.
Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable (2018)
Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer. Described as a "poet", an "athlete", or a "philosopher" of photography, Garry Winogrand harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s and '70s. His Leica M4 snapped spontaneous images of everyday people, from the Mad Med era of New York to the early years of the Women's Movement to post-Golden Age Hollywood, all while observing themes of cultural upheaval, political disillusionment, intimacy and alienation. Once derided by the critics, Winogrand's "snapshot aesthetic" is now the universal language of contemporary image making.
Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil (2016)
Directed by Pieter van Huystee. In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago. This late-medieval artist lived his entire life in the city, causing uproar with his fantastical and utterly unique paintings in which hell and the devil always played a prominent role. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art.
Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray (2017)
Directed by Kristi Zea. An intimate portrait of the groundbreaking artist Elizabeth Murray that explores the relationship between Murray’s family life and career and reconsiders her place in the contemporary art history. Murray’s personal journals, voiced in the film by Meryl Streep, give viewers a privileged window into Murray’s internal struggles and incredible ambition. Verité footage of Murray in her studio and home videos help round out this profile of her life and exclusive interviews with art world luminaries including Chuck Close, Vija Celmins, Adam Weinberg, Robert Storr, and Roberta Smith provide the historical backdrop for the New York art scene.
Gerhard Richter Painting (2012)
Directed by Corinna Belz. Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009, where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. Richter is his own worst critic, destroying multiple canvases before his remarkable creative spirit takes hold, and the astonishing final compositions emerge.

DRIVE-IN MOVIES AND NEW FILMS YOU CAN SCREEN AT HOME FROM THE FABULOUS FRIDA CINEMA!
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ENCORE - SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, 10th Anniversary (Co-Presented by Nostalgic Nebula)
SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH, 8:00 PM - Zion Lutheran Church & School. Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera). A bass guitarist for totally average garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams…literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. Scott Pilgrim has never had a problem getting a girlfriend. It’s getting rid of them that proves difficult. From the girl who kicked his heart’s ass-and now is back in town-to the teenage distraction he’s trying to shake when Ramona rollerblades into his world, love hasn’t been easy. He soon discovers, however, his new crush has the most unusual baggage of all: a nefarious league of exes controls her love life and will do whatever it takes to eliminate him as a suitor. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues’ gallery from her past-from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsomely identical twins. And if he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all before it really is game over.
SANTA SANGRE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall
Made 15 years after he unlocked the film world’s collective third eye with El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky made his 80s comeback with this staggering odyssey of blasphemy, belief and madness. Telling the tragic tale of a young circus performer whose mother had her arms cut off, Santa Sangre explores the disturbing relationship between the two as they become increasingly intertwined with each other and violent toward others. A Freudian horror film told in a way only the visionary director could, Santa Sangre is bound to enrapture newbies and veteran Jodorowsky fans alike. 4K restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.
RE-ANIMATOR
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci did not team up to make the most amazing gore-sex grotesquerie of 1985. But thanks to Re-Animator, they didn’t have to. Feeling like an amalgam of Frankenstein, The Beyond, and Revenge of the Nerds, Re-Animator is where science meets chaos to produce an hyperactive overdose of gruesome insanity. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, Re-Animator isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre — it’s a masterpiece of life.
Restoration courtesy of Arrow Video and the American Genre Film Archive.
THE TOXIC AVENGER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall. The Toxic Avenger stands with Pink Flamingos and The Evil Dead as one of the most gleefully offensive “midnight movies” of the twentieth century. Now, this 1980s horror classic returns to the big screen in a big way! Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy janitor at the local health club. A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong and Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The excitement is non-stop as Toxie sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville.
STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School. TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM. Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.
STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School. TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM. Discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin.
STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 8:00PM - Zion Lutheran Church and School. TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM. Experience the triumph of the Force in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star, while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall. After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat. An electrifying screen debut for Godzilla’s archenemy Ghidorah, this film also marks a turning point for the series, as the first time the King of the Monsters acts to protect the planet. THIS WILL BE THE SUBTITLED VERSION!
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 8:00PM - Tustin's Mess Hall. In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder.Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine—a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
THE 11TH ANNUAL HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL IS GOING VIRTUAL THIS YEAR!
From September 1st through the 11th, audiences will have a chance to experience over 100 short and feature films showcasing the very best of independent horror cinema, selected and curated by festival founder Miguel Rodriguez and his amazing team! For information and tickets visit hifilmfest.eventive.org ! Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is aligned in our mission to spotlight independent genre cinema, amplify artistic voices, and foster a community of acceptance. The festival shares and explores our deepest fears, desires, and anxieties as communicated artistically by filmmakers around the world. We commend the festival for embracing an altogether new format in their eleventh year, in our shared mission to ensure that the show goes on!
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MUST END THURSDAY
JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY

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Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer’s Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington. The film closes with a beautiful rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film’s 60th Anniversary.
Link to the trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWS1tt3ydV8
MARTIN MARGIELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS
An intimate profile of Martin Margiela, one of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time. Martin Margiela: In His Own Words follows Margiela from Jean Paul Gaultier’s assistant to creative director at Hermes to leading his own brand, as he never showed his face publicly but reinvented fashion with his radical style for over 20 years, through 41 provocative collections.For the first time, the “Banksy of fashion” reveals his drawings, notes and personal items, giving us an exclusive peek to his vision and career. Martin Margiela: In His Own Words features interviews with, among others, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, Trend Forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn and Fashion Historian Olivier Saillard. The score has been composed by the Belgian rock band dEUS.
Link to the trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGWHhEx_qa0
STARTING AT ZERO
Starting at Zero explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream.
The film brings together the voices of policymakers, educators, academics, business leaders, pediatricians, parents, and children. It features five current and past governors who are champions of early childhood education: Governors Steve Bullock of Montana, Kay Ivey of Alabama, and Ralph Northam of Virginia, as well as former Governors Jim Hunt of North Carolina, and Phil Bryant of Mississippi.
Link to the trailer :
https://vimeo.com/434818392
STREAMING NOW
MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE

GKIDS (The Breadwinner, My Life as a Zucchini) presents Marona’s Fantastic Tale — a life-affirming tale told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is a small thing.
Delivered alongside dazzlingly colorful, sweeping designs produced in part by acclaimed artist Brecht Evens, the poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSnn7PEtQCc
BAND OF OUTSIDERS (BANDE À PART)
Rialto Pictures presents the classic French New Wave film from the movement’s own pioneer Jean-Luc Godard — Band of Outsiders (Bande à part). In a dreary Paris suburb, Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey romance Anna Karina, then plan to heist the cash stashed away in her aunt’s villa. Piece of cake, but then… A jeu d’esprit, with echt Godardian set pieces including the trio line-dancing “Le Madison” (later appropriated by Tarantino for Pulp Fiction) and then “doing” the Louvre in record time.
Link to the trailer :
https://vimeo.com/161774794
RIFIFI
Rialto Pictures presents the 1955 French New Wave classic, heist thriller Rififi!
Back from the pen, tough guy Jean Servais and some old cronies plan to knock over a jewelry store — the resulting heist a legendary 30-minute sequence without dialogue or music. Blacklisted Hollywood exile Jules Dassin turned a potboiler by milieu specialist Auguste Le Breton into an existential thriller that earned him Cannes’ Best Director prize and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come.
Link to the trailer :
https://vimeo.com/135593615
COMING SOON
ALIVE

STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 11TH! Good Deed Entertainment and Cranked Up Films presents Alive! A severely injured man and woman awaken in an abandoned sanatorium with no memory of who they are or what has happened. A sadistic caretaker discourages their questions and doles out punishments whenever they refuse to cooperate or try to escape. When they finally make their escape to freedom, they discover the answers to who they are – revealing even greater horror.
Link to the trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BAaLeUZxR8
DEAD
STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH! 1091 Media and Circle Collective presents Dead! Dane ‘Marbles’ Marbeck can see ghosts, thanks to a homemade drug: his late father’s neurological medication mixed with marijuana. Officer Jayson Tagg, a wannabe super-cop on the trail of a serial killer, ends up murdered. So when Marbles’ mum plans to sell the family farm, and the only way of buying the house off her is taking the money offered by Tagg in exchange for his help, Marbles accepts. The unlikely duo of stoner medium and ghost cop struggle to reconcile their differences while they navigate their way through ghouls, perverts, a mysterious hooded figure, and an unexpected shot at love. It becomes clear the only way Marbles and Tagg will solve the case with their souls intact is to confront their deepest regrets and overcome their prejudices.
Link to the trailer :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnXSgO1filU
SPACE DOGS
STARTS STREAMING SEPTEMBER 25TH! Visually and conceptually sophistocated, Space Dogs traces the story of Laika, the first dog in space. Remarkable archival footage recounts the story of his selection, and directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter powerfully document the lives of his descendants, offering insight not only into the past and space travel, but also life today on earth. Laika, a stray dog picked up by the Soviet space program on the streets of Moscow, became the first living being to orbit the earth when she was launched into space on Sputnik 2. Although Laika would not survive the journey, directors Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter trace the persistence of her memory and legacy into the present day. As the capsule containing Laika reentered Earth’s orbit and began to burn up, the narrator announces “What had been a Moscow street dog had become a ghost.” German with English Subtitles
Link to the trailer :
https://vimeo.com/402236760
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THE 12TH ANNUAL HOLA MÉXICO FILM FESTIVAL IS GOING VIRTUAL!!!
September 11-20 during Hispanic Heritage Month
For the first time ever, to watch the festival, you need to either be an already existing PANTAYA subscriber, or subscribe using this link https://www.pantaya.com/offers?c=aG1mZjIwMjA%3D . Use code HMFF2020 to for discount. Get more info here: https://www.holamexicoff.com/
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Description: This highly regarded film festival will feature 20 films kicking off with CHICUAROTES from renowned Mexican actor, director, and producer Gael Garcia Bernal. Watch the Best in Mexican Cinema While Staying Safe at Home, for an Incredible Low Price! The festival will also include Q & A’s, Virtual Red Carpets and will try to mirror the physical festival in an online way as much as possible!
Opening film—CHICUAROTES by the Renowned Mexican Actor, Director, and Producer Gael Garcia Bernal. Chicuarotes centers upon ‘Cagalera’ and ‘El Moloteco’, a pair of young boys who struggle to overcome the poverty that engulfs their community. In order to do this, they perform clown acts on public transportation. Nonetheless, they realize that they do not earn a sufficient living, not even to cover their basic needs. The story takes a radical turn when the young boys begin to rob passengers. The 2019 Mexican drama film was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and it was selected for competition at the 2019 Shanghai International Film Festival.
The Hola México Film Festival is comprised of the following sections:
México Ahora features the best of Mexican films released in recent years, covering every genre:
ASFIXIA, Director Kenia Márquez;
AMORES MODERNOS, Director Matías Meyer;
CLASES DE HISTORIA, Director Marcelino Islas Hernández;
CHICUAROTES, Director Gael García Bernal;
LOS PAISAJES, Director Rodrigo Cervantes;
BLANCO DE VERANO, Director Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson;
EL DESEO DE ANA, Director Emilio Santoyo.
Documental includes top documentary films made by Mexican filmmakers:
RETIRO, Director Daniela Alatorre;
DISPARO, Director Rodrigo Hernández;
EL GUARDIÁN DE LA MEMORIA, Director Marcela Arteaga;
RADIO SILENCIO, Director Juliana Fanjul;
ERASE UNA VEZ, Director Juan Carlos Rulfo;
YERMO, Director Everardo González;
VAQUERO DE MEDIODÍA, Director Diego Enrique Osorno;
OBLATOS, EL VUELO QUE CURCO LA NOCHE, Director Acelo Ruiz Villanueva.
Hola Niños features Mexican-made animated films for children:
UN DISFRAZ PARA NICOLÁS, Director Ximena Beltrán.
El Otro Mexico highlights experiences of Mexicans rarely portrayed on screen, skillfully presenting perceptive narratives that challenge the status quo:
AT’ANII, Director Antonino Isordia Llamazares; TÍO YIM, Director Luna Maran.
Nocturno will present audiences with bizarre and purely horrifying films being produced in Mexico:
CLUB INTERNACIONAL AGUERRIDOS, Director Leandro Córdovs;
DESDE TU INFIERNO Director Alexis Pérez Montero.
The Hola México Festival is also proud to reveal this year’s key art by the México City-based muralist Mauricio Groenewold González.  Supported by some of the most important film organizations in the world, Hola México Film Festival’s prestigious mentor program Tomorrow’s Filmmakers Today connects Latino filmmakers based in Los Angeles to resources and industry leaders in order to help develop a creative community of like-minded individuals.  Lastly, the festival will still include an award ceremony. Recognitions will include best director, best short film, and best audience award.
About Hola México Film Festival:Founded in 2008, Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, strives to highlight the best and brightest talents in Mexican cinematography. Spanning comedies, dramas, horror films and documentaries, the festival showcases high quality films in a festive atmosphere in conjunction with exclusive parties and outdoor concerts. Celebrating its 12th edition, Hola Mexico Film Festival will take place virtually in September 2020, offering film enthusiasts a chance to view a variety of significant Mexican films. Sponsors include: Cinelatino, Corolla, HBO, Delta Aeromexico, Herradura, and UNAM LA.
About Pantaya: The festival is in-partnership with PANTAYA, a joint venture between Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. Pantaya is the first-ever premium steaming destination for world-class movies and series in Spanish, offering the largest selection of the biggest blockbusters and critically acclaimed films from Latin America and the US as well as bold never before-seen original series.

FRESH NEW FILMS FROM THE FABULOUS LAEMMLE THEATERS’ VIRTUAL CINEMA! 8/21/20
News From Greg Laemmle: Exactly seven months have passed since the first case of Coronavirus was identified in the United States, and it's become harder to remember what life was like back then. The Laemmle Theaters are doing their best to keep bringing you new arthouse cinema every week, though we all sure miss the big screen. If only there was a way to download the smell of hot buttered popcorn (pick-up concessions coming soon)... Today's new releases include documentaries DESERT ONE, about the U.S. Government's failed 1980 attempt to end the Iranian hostage crisis, and LOVE EXPRESS, about the little-known-career of visionary Polish director Walerian Borwczyk. There's also a variety of foreign-language narrative films, including THE AUGUST VIRGIN from Spain, WATCH LIST from the Philippines, AFRICAN VIOLET from Iran, and three new titles presented by the French Institute Alliance Francaise.
Laemmle Virtual Cinema Screenings
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Remember, part of your ticket proceeds helps support the wonderful Laemmle Theaters while you enjoy films in the safety of your own home!
DESERT ONE
In April 1980, the US government launched the Operation Eagle Claw, their response to the hostage crisis that was happening in Iran at that time. Helmed by the then-president Jimmy Carter, the Delta Force tried to rescue the 52 hostages that were detained in the U.S. Embassy and Foreign Ministry buildings in Tehran. The documentary film Desert One explores the different aspects of this failed mission through interviews with the hostages, soldiers, commanders, and even President Carter. Directed by Barbara Kopple.
"Provides a fascinating deep dive into organized failure."- Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"A thorough and moving remembrance.- Roger Moore, Movie Nation
THE AUGUST VIRGIN
Eva is about to turn 33 and her decision to stay in Madrid in August has become an act of faith. The days and nights arise as times for opportunities, and during the openair summer celebrations Eva meets other people whom she tries to help, without realising that she is actually helping herself. The August Virgin is a diary-film: the intimate journey of a woman in search of revelations; a rather philosophical and somewhat mystical summer story which is fun and festive from start to finish.
"As lovely and languid as one of Eric Rohmer's sun-soaked moral tales, with the same penchant for piercing conversation, The August Virgin is the perfect summer movie."- Lee Jutton, Film Inquiry
"Carried along by [the lead actress]'s alert energy. - Richard Brody, New Yorker
WATCH LIST
Watch List is set against the drug wars in the Philippines. After her husband is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Maria is left to fend for her three children in a police state. As she delves into Manila's dark underworld of cops, criminals, and drugs to find answers, she realizes the truth is never black and white, and that she must explore her own darkness to keep her family safe. Written and directed by Ben Rekhi.
"It has a sturdy, vivid construction, and is a convincing demonstration of the venality that's central to the thinking of hardly squeaky-clean antidrug zealots."- Glenn Kenny, New York Times
"A bleak, riveting thriller."- Roger Moore, Movie Nation
THE BARE NECESSITY
In Erwan Le Duc’s debut feature film, he imagines the idyllic woods of the Vosges Mountains as home to revolutionary nudists, obsessive earthworm scientists, reenactors staging pyrotechnic facsimiles of World War II battles, and a host of other eccentrics. Police officer Captain Pierre Perdrix is the oddity, a regular guy whose buttoned-up life starts to unfurl when out-of-towner Juliette turns up after being robbed by a militant nudist. Perdix takes up the case and thus begins a fantastic odyssey, encountering a motley crew of characters, including the great Fanny Ardant as Perdrix’s quirky mother. Presented in partnership with French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF).
"Audiences that like their films odd and engaging will eat this up."- Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter
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WONDERS IN THE SUBURBS
After a long separation, Joelle and Kamel finally divorce, but both are on the staff of Emmanuelle Joly, the newly elected mayor of Montfermeil, an underprivileged town on the outskirts of Paris. The mayor's team gets to work implementing the wonders she promised on the campaign trail: naps for all; crops on rooftops; sexual assistance in the home; harmonization of humans' breathing; Montfermeil International School of Languages, and so on. But dangerous enemies resolutely sabotage these fine policies as Paris plans its expansion, and Madam Mayor slowly slips into depression. Will we have a wonderful Brioche Day this year? Presented in partnership with French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF).
BURNING GHOST
Juste wanders the streets of Paris looking for people only he can see. He collects their last memory before helping them into the afterlife. One day Agathe, a young woman, recognizes him. She belongs to his previous life. She is alive and he is a ghost. How will they manage to love each other and seize this second chance? Presented in partnership with French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF).
"A beautifully made minor-key tone poem about love, loss and death."- Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"A fascinating concept and some intriguing aesthetics along with a few truly great scenes."- Next Best Picture
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LOVE EXPRESS
How does a filmmaker go from creating cutting-edge work and competing in Cannes to being labeled a failed erotic filmmaker? The debut documentary feature from Polish critic and academic Kuba Mikurda, Love Express: The Disappearance of Walerian Borwczyk investigates the work of Walerian Borowczyk, a director of unparalleled creativity & sensitivity, revered in the 1970s for creations including Goto, Island of Love, The Beast, & Immoral Tales. The film interviews his closest collaborators, filmmakers, and leading intellectuals who put his work into perspective, including Bertrand Bonello, Neil Jordan, Patrice Leconte, Slavoj Zizek, Terry Gilliam and the late Andrzej Wajda.
"An idiosyncratic look at an avant-garde mind."- Brian Orndorf, Blu Ray Reviews
AFRICAN VIOLET
Middle-aged Shokoo finds out that ex-husband, Fereydoun, has been placed in a nursing home by their children. She, and second husband Reza, decide to take care of Fereydoun themselves, but in their own home. In doing so, the relationship between Shokoo and Fereydoun is significantly transformed. This new situation affects Reza and Shokoo's daily life and unexpected changes take place in the lives of all three characters.
"African Violet is an unfamiliar story and quite an unnatural story for people based in the West, but it is wholesome and shares universal values that most can connect with."- Arnel Duracak, Filmlink
"This is a quietly stunning film, and not just because it smashes all the perceived notions about what makes a story appreciable by all."- MaryAnn Johanson, AWFJ
COMING SOON: HOUSE OF CARDIN, NO MAD, MR. SOUL

NEW SPECIAL EVENTS FROM THE FRIDA CINEMA, 8/20
FRIDA NEWS:

Pop-up Drive-In alert! NINE new titles to announce! These social-distanced community events are amazing and they'll keep them coming as long as you keep attending! The new Tuesday night series of cult and genre classics at the Mess Hall Market in Tustin continues this Tuesday with Tommy Wiseau’s The Room, featuring special guest Greg Sestero, co-star ("Oh hi, Mark") and author of The Disaster Artist, in-person! Join the first Drive-In screening of the notorious 2003 cult classic in Southern California! The Mess Hall Market offers delicious food down in their food court, open 6pm-8pm before the show! The Frida is working on some fun preshows and surprises for our screenings -- get your tickets and show up early!
As many of you know, The Frida is breaking out their giant 40 foot screen TONIGHT for Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense, then driving it out to Joshua Tree for our screenings of El Topo, The Holy Mountain, and Psychomagic, A Healing Art, and then we're eager to set it up at our Zion Lutheran Church & School location to present larger-than-life Summer classics on our big, big screen. Thanks to the good folks at Disney and Lucasfilm, they are thrilled to announce that on September 18th-20th, they will be bringing the original Star Wars Trilogy to the Drive-In! Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of The Jedi tickets go on sale this Monday at 12pm! Be ready to grab those tickets -- they won’t last long!
And finally, teaming up with Nostalgic Nebula, The Frida is bringing you a special 10th Anniversary pop-up drive-in screenings of Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs The World at Zion Lutheran Church & School next Friday, August 28th! Join them for a night of a video game/graphic novel glory as they pay tribute to new cult canon classic! Tickets to this one have already been flying fast -- if they sell out soon, keep your eyes peeled for news of an encore!
THE FRIDA CINEMA'S POP-UP DRIVE-IN SERIES
Info and tickets at: https://thefridacinema.org/popupdriveinoc/   
8/20 STOP MAKING SENSE
Directed by Oscar-winning auteur Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), 1984’s Stop Making Sense follows legendary rock band Talking Heads over four nights in 1983 at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, as they promote their album Speaking in Tongues. Front man David Byrne delivers eccentric and iconic performances of hits like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and “Girlfriend is Better” in what may be considered one of the best concert films ever made. See it on our new 40' screen!
8/21 PSYCHOMAGIE: A HEALING ART + EL TOPO
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new documentary Psychomagic, A Healing Art provides an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy. His unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal ‘acts of confrontation’ in real world applications.Famously, John Lennon and Yoko Ono discovered El Topo and were impressed with the surreal, bizarre, and visceral imagery which was presented in a ‘psychedelic-western’ theme of personal transformation. The film was so controversial, when The New York Times published a review dismissing it, outcries from the film’s supporters forced them to rethink their position.
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2714982785443597&id=1718261665115719&__tn__=K-R
8/22 PSYCHOMAGIE: A HEALING ART + THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new documentary Psychomagic, A Healing Art provides an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy. His unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal ‘acts of confrontation’ in real world applications.The second night of our two-night stop in Joshua Tree opens with the new 4K Restoration of 1973 classic The Holy Mountain! The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a surreal sojourn for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth.
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2714982785443597&id=1718261665115719&__tn__=K-R
8/25 THE ROOM—Tustin’s Mess Hall
The Mess Hall Market offers delicious food down in their food court, open 6pm-8pm before the show! The Frida is working on some fun preshows and surprises for our screenings -- get your tickets and show up early! Wiseau’s peerless magnum opus finds the auteur who shaped a generation taking on the arts of acting, writing, casting, directing, editing and more. What’s even more remarkable: he’s mastered them all. The multi-talented director stars as Johnny, a big-time banker working in gorgeously shot San Francisco. His fiancée Lisa, seemingly a happy part of a successful relationship, has wandering eyes…for Tommy’s best friend Mark. Cinema has never witnessed such betrayal! On top of that, their friends and family members have close calls with everything from drug dealers to cancer, building up to an unexpected conclusion that will shock audiences to their core! An intense, sensual thriller, The Room is an intricately knit web of sweet secrets and bitter lies that interrogates the very form of drama itself as well as a truly unforgettable piece of cinema.
Santa Sangre
9/1, 8:00PM-SANTA SANGRE, Tustin's Mess Hall
Made 15 years after he unlocked the film world’s collective third eye with El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky made his 80s comeback with this staggering odyssey of blasphemy, belief and madness. Telling the tragic tale of a young circus performer whose mother had her arms cut off, Santa Sangre explores the disturbing relationship between the two as they become increasingly intertwined with each other and violent toward others. A Freudian horror film told in a way only the visionary director could, Santa Sangre is bound to enrapture newbies and veteran Jodorowsky fans alike. 4K restoration courtesy of Severin Films and the American Genre Film Archive.
9/8, 8:00PM - RE-ANIMATOR, Tustin's Mess Hall
H.P. Lovecraft and Lucio Fulci did not team up to make the most amazing gore-sex grotesquerie of 1985. But thanks to Re-Animator, they didn’t have to. Feeling like an amalgam of Frankenstein, The Beyond, and Revenge of the Nerds, Re-Animator is where science meets chaos to produce an hyperactive overdose of gruesome insanity. Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is a new student at Miskatonic University. He also moonlights as a mad scientist, intent on perfecting a serum that “re-animates” corpses. Soon, everyone wants a piece of the action, including an evil professor and his army of slime-covered deadites. With berserker direction from Stuart Gordon, career-defining roles from horror icons Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs, and a scene of two adults chasing an undead cat in a basement, Re-Animator isn’t just a masterpiece of the horror genre — it’s a masterpiece of life. Restoration courtesy of Arrow Video and the American Genre Film Archive.
9/15, 8:00PM - THE TOXIC AVENGER, Tustin's Mess Hall
The Toxic Avenger stands with Pink Flamingos and The Evil Dead as one of the most gleefully offensive “midnight movies” of the twentieth century. Now, this 1980s horror classic returns to the big screen in a big way!Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy janitor at the local health club. A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong and Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The excitement is non-stop as Toxie sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville.
9/18, 8:00PM - STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE, Zion Lutheran Church and School. TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM
Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. Nineteen years after the formation of the Empire, Luke is thrust into the struggle of the Rebel Alliance when he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, who has lived for years in seclusion on the desert planet of Tatooine. Obi-Wan begins Luke’s Jedi training as Luke joins him on a daring mission to rescue the beautiful Rebel leader Princess Leia from the clutches of Darth Vader and the evil Empire.
9/19, 8:00PM - STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, Zion Lutheran Church and School. TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM
Discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back. After the destruction of the Death Star, Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion’s defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin.
9/20, 8:00PM- STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI, Zion Lutheran Church and School. TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH AT 12:00PM
Experience the triumph of the Force in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. In the epic conclusion of the saga, the Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star, while the Rebel fleet mounts a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel before the evil Emperor.
9/22, 8:00PM - GHIDORAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER, Tustin's Mess Hall
After laying waste to an alien civilization on Venus, the three-headed, lightning-emitting space monster Ghidorah brings its insatiable thirst for destruction to Earth, where fierce foes Godzilla, Rodan, and Mothra must join forces in order to deal with the unprecedented threat. An electrifying screen debut for Godzilla’s archenemy Ghidorah, this film also marks a turning point for the series, as the first time the King of the Monsters acts to protect the planet. THIS WILL BE THE SUBTITLED VERSION!
9/29, 8:00PM- TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, Tustin's Mess Hall
In the town of Twin Peaks, everyone has their secrets—but especially Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee). In this prequel to his groundbreaking 1990s television series, David Lynch resurrects the teenager found wrapped in plastic at the beginning of the show, following her through the last week of her life and teasing out the enigmas that surround her murder.Homecoming queen by day and drug-addicted thrill seeker by night, Laura leads a double life that pulls her deeper and deeper into horror as she pieces together the identity of the assailant who has been terrorizing her for years. Nightmarish in its vision of an innocent torn apart by unfathomable forces, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is nevertheless one of Lynch’s most humane films, aching with compassion for its tortured heroine—a character as enthralling in life as she was in death.
9/1-11, 11TH ANNUAL HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL
The 11th Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is going virtual this year! From September 1st through the 11th, audiences will have a chance to experience over 100 short and feature films showcasing the very best of independent horror cinema, selected and curated by festival founder Miguel Rodriguez and his amazing team! Horrible Imaginings Film Festival is aligned in our mission to spotlight independent genre cinema, amplify artistic voices, and foster a community of acceptance. The festival shares and explores our deepest fears, desires, and anxieties as communicated artistically by filmmakers around the world. We commend the festival for embracing an altogether new format in their eleventh year, in our shared mission to ensure that the show goes on! For information and tickets visit hifilmfest.eventive.org !
MUST END THURSDAY
CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE

Greenwich Entertainment presents Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine—a documentary following the rise and fall of rock publication CREEM Magazine. Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself the film explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcCMNRTZp

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: THE LOS ANGELES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL VIRTUAL PROGRAM BRINGS YOU THE FIRST FILM IN THEIR STREAMING SERIES
In honor of “good trouble” US Rep. John Lewis and Rev. CT Vivian, the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Journal are proud to offer an online documentary viewing of SHARED LEGACIES plus a free webinar.
FILM: See the film in the safety of your home, and then join the Q&A on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
SHARED LEGACIES is available to stream online in advance of the Webinar, with a link available for purchase from August 23 – 26
Tickets can be purchased to view the film in advance here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4696051
Be sure to enter the email address you want the film link sent to!
See the SHARED LEGACIES trailer here: https://vimeo.com/433018412
WEBINAR: Once you purchase ticket(s) to view the film, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to register for the Webinar Q&A on zoom (free of charge).  A link with a password to the film will be sent to you prior to Aug 23.
The Webinar Q&A with a panel of activists from  the film will take place on:
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 5:00 pm PDT  (8:00 pm EDT)
You are invited to join on Zoom and Facebook Live; Registration is required
Questions?  Need help? Please email info@lajfilmfest.org ; Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here:
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2718464541762088&id=1718261665115719&__tn__=K-R
Description: SHARED LEGACIES: THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN JEWISH CIVIL RIGHTS ALLIANCE, Directed by Dr. Shari Rogers, looks at the historic alliance between Blacks and Jews. It begins with the founding of the NAACP in 1909 and showcases the bigotry and segregation that both groups have faced. There are narrations and testimonies from Holocaust survivors, leaders, and advocates such as U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Clarence B. Jones, actor/activist Harry Belafonte and daughter Gina Belafonte, Dr. Susannah Heschel, daughter of Rabbi Joshua Abraham Heschel, members of the King family, and many others. SHARED LEGACIES contends with issues of antisemitism and systemic racism that engulf us in the current national crisis and pursues the aspiration of Dr. King to create a coalition of conscience.
You won’t want to miss this dynamic panel with rare appearances by:
GINA BELAFONTE, activist/Exec. Dir SANKOFA, daughter of Harry Belafonte
CLARENCE B. JONES, Martin Luther King Jr.'s counsel, speechwriter and confidant
SUSANNAH HESCHEL, Distinguished Professor, daughter of Abraham Joshua Heschel
SHERRY FRANK, co-founder of the Black-Jewish Coalition with US Rep. John Lewis
DR. SHARI ROGERS, the film's director and founder of Spill the Honey
Moderated by MICHAEL BERENBAUM, the film's historical consultant
If you want to ensure that you are registered for the zoom Q&A after ticket purchase, or want to join separately, register at lajfilmfest.org
If you’re unable to join on Zoom, you can watch on Facebook Live: Click HERE for the LAJFF Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesJewishFilmFestival/

WONDERFUL NEW FILMS FROM THE LAEMMLE THEATERS…IN YOUR HOME, Friday August 14, 2020
FROM GREG LAEMMLE, President, Laemmle Theaters

Although Los Angeles cinemas remain closed until further notice from the county, next week hints at a return to normalcy, as the first major studio film since March is released theatrically. Local cases are also down from their previous high last month, and the Dodgers are humming along in second place. Things could certainly be better... but it's important to note the silver linings in between. First up this week on Laemmle Virtual Cinema is the must-see concert film Jazz on a Summer's Day, recorded in 1958. The film features countless soon-to-become legends and was a favorite of my grandfather, company founder Max Laemmle. There's also new documentaries about fashion designer Martin Margiela, and the importance of local elections in the United States. Narrative releases include The Bay of Silence (starring Brian Cox, Claes Bang, and Olga Kurylenko), as well as Lingua Franca, presented by Ava DuVernay's Array.
Visit https://www.laemmle.com/…   for info and tickets. Remember, part of your ticket proceeds helps support the wonderful Laemmle Theaters while you enjoy films in the safety of your own home!
JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer's Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning. "Several of the performances are among the treasures of filmed music."- Richard Brody, New Yorker.   "As generous a dish of top jazz music as any cat could take in one gulp."- Bosley Crowther, New York Times
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.17183128084…/2707047736237102/…
MARTIN MARGIELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS
One of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time, Martin Margiela has remained an elusive figure the entirety of his decades-long career. From Jean Paul Gaultier's assistant to creative director at Hermès to leading his own house, Margiela never showed his face publicly and avoided interviews, but reinvented fashion with his radical style through forty-one provocative collections.  Now, for the first time, the "Banksy of fashion" reveals his drawings, notes, and personal items in this exclusive, intimate profile of his vision. The film features interviews with, among others, Margiela himself, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, Trend Forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn, and fashion historian Olivier Saillard.
THE BAY OF SILENCE
Husband Will initially presumes his wife Rosalind is innocent of any wrongdoing, but when her troublesome past is discovered, he wonders if it could shed light on what happened to cause their son's death.
Starring Brian Cox, Claes Bang, and Olga Kurylenko. Written by Caroline Goodall. Directed by Paula Van Der Oest. "The actors are a pleasure to watch and the European locations add atmosphere, making for solid enough adult entertainment that plays just fine on a home screen."- David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter.  "Claes Bang and Olga Kurylenko elevate this fascinating take on the effects of childhood trauma."- Aaron Peterson, Hollywood Outsider
REPRESENT
Equal parts personal and political, Represent follows three women on both sides of the aisle who share the singular goal of improving their community through public service. Myya attempts to spark a youth movement and unseat the incumbent mayor of Detroit; Bryn, a farmer and working mother in Granville, OH, runs for township trustee; and Julie walks a tightrope between her identities as a Korean immigrant and Republican candidate for State Representative in a liberal Chicago suburb. Through portraying the nuances of local politics, Represent elevates both the systemic failings and unsung heroes at the heart of our “smallest” elections.  Directed by Hillary Bachelder.
LINGUA FRANCA
Olivia, an undocumented Filipino transwoman, works as a caregiver to Olga, an elderly Russian woman, in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. When Olivia runs out of options to attain legal status in the US, she becomes romantically involved with Alex, Olga's adult grandson, in the pursuit of a marriage-based green card.
"Notable not just for the deftness of its overall assembly and performances, but for its approaching hot-button issues of the moment... in ways that are insightful without being heavy-handed."- Dennis Harvey, Variety. "Lingua Franca happens to shine a spotlight on transgender representation by way of a film that places a strong focus on immigration."- Danielle Solzman, Solzy At The Movies
PEARL
After her mother is murdered by her stepfather, gifted 15 year old student Pearl goes to live with an ex-lover of her mother, a grumpy unemployed film director who, pending the results of a paternity test, may be her biological father. Written and directed by Bobby Roth.
"A familiar-feeling but affecting tale about a middle-aged man who finds emotional redemption when he's suddenly tasked with parental responsibilities he never imagined he'd have."- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter. "Relies on the compelling performances of veteran actor Anthony LaPaglia and promising newcomer Larsen Thompson." - Joe Leydon, Variety
STARTING AT ZERO
Starting at Zero explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream. The film brings together the voices of policymakers, educators, academics, business leaders, pediatricians, parents, and children. It features five current and past governors who are champions of early childhood education: Governors Steve Bullock of Montana, Kay Ivey of Alabama, and Ralph Northam of Virginia, as well as former Governors Jim Hunt of North Carolina, and Phil Bryant of Mississippi. Starting at Zero examines the latest developmental brain science to demonstrate how essential the earliest years of learning are to maximize human potential. Key features of high-quality early childhood learning environments and experiences are outlined and then brought to life as the film delves into the evolution of Alabama’s #1 nationally ranked state Pre-K program.
RIVER CITY DRUMBEAT
Ed "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading an African-American youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky for three decades. Now Albert, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle. Meanwhile drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence in this multigenerational tale of music, love, and legacies set in the American South. Directed by Marlon Johnson and Anne Flatte."The film listens for this community's heartbeat, finding its steady pulse just as expected: healthy and strong."- Teo Bugbee, New York Times. "River City Drumbeat is an edifying story of rhythm, passion, and rites of passage."- Bradley Gibson, Film Threat
COMING SOON To Laemmle Virtual Cinema: WATCH LIST, THE BARE NECESSITY, DESERT ONE

SOME EXCITING NEWS FROM THE FRIDA CINEMA, 8/13/20
The Frida Cinema has partnered with Mess Hall, a new chef-driven market food hall in Tustin, to bring you favorite cult and horror classics, Drive-In style, every Tuesday night! They’re calling the new series Drive-In Dine-Out at Mess Hall, and it all kicks off on August 18th with Richard Kelly’s 2001 cult favorite Donnie Darko! And you can win tickets to Donnie Darko! Announced earlier this week, the screening sold out fast, so here's another chance to attend! To win a ticket to see Donnie Darko, simply reply to logan@thefridacinema.org  and tell the Frida:Which bunny/rabbit in cinema is your favorite? They'll pick a winner at random this Friday at 5pm, and email them to let them know they've won!
AND THIS, FROM TREVOR DILLON, THE FRIDA’S PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
“Today marks five months to the day since we faced the difficult and utterly surreal experience of closing our doors due to COVID-19. I am so proud of what our small staff of only four people -- Logan, our Executive Director and fearless leader; Jordan, our amazing Marketing Director and chief Graphic Designer; Martin, our Operations Manager and resident Renaissance man; and myself, your trusted Program Director -- have accomplished since March 13th for you, our community of film-lovers. Since that fateful day, we have provided you with over 100 films in our virtual cinema, produced over twenty Pop-Up Drive-In screenings serving over 6,500 people, and hosted two -- soon to be three! -- full ten-hour Stream-A-Thons. And there's so much to come. We couldn't have done it without a family of truly incredible volunteers; a dedicated and supportive Board of Directors; and perhaps most importantly, your generous support. Stay tuned…and stay safe!”
THE FRIDA CINEMA'S POP-UP DRIVE-IN SERIES, To purchase tickets (part of the proceeds help support The Frida) click here https://thefridacinema.org/popupdriveinoc/
TIME BANDITS, 8/12
The first film in Terry Gilliam’s Trilogy of Imagination, Time Bandits is the incredible adventure story of a boy who stumbles upon a group of time travelling dwarves who jump through time and space to steal treasure. Including icons such as Sean Connery, John Cleese, and Shelley Duvall, Time Bandits is another British classic from the great auteur.
DONNIE DARKO, 8/18
Only a few tickets left remaining! Described by director Richard Kelly as “The Catcher in the Rye as told by Philip K. Dick”, Donnie Darko stars Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Drew Barrymore, Mary McDonnell, Katharine Ross and Noah Wyle. Before STRANGER THINGS combined science fiction, Spielbergian touches and ‘80s nostalgia to much acclaim, Richard Kelly set the high-water mark with this debut feature. Initially beset with distribution problems, it would slowly find its audience and emerge as arguably the first cult classic of the new millennium.
STOP MAKING SENSE, 8/20
Directed by Oscar-winning auteur Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), 1984’s Stop Making Sense follows legendary rock band Talking Heads over four nights in 1983 at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, as they promote their album Speaking in Tongues. Front man David Byrne delivers eccentric and iconic performances of hits like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and “Girlfriend is Better” in what may be considered one of the best concert films ever made. See it on our new 40' screen!
PSYCHOMAGIE, A HEALING ART+ EL TOPOL, 8/21 AT THE JOSHUA TREE CAMPGROUND
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new documentary Psychomagic, A Healing Art provides an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy. His unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal ‘acts of confrontation’ in real world applications.Famously, John Lennon and Yoko Ono discovered El Topo and were impressed with  the surreal, bizarre, and visceral imagery which was presented in a ‘psychedelic-western’ theme of personal transformation. The film was so controversial, when The New York Times published a review dismissing it, outcries from the film’s supporters forced them to rethink their position. Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2714982785443597&id=1718261665115719&__tn__=K-R
PSYCHOMAGIE, A HEALING ART+THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, 8/22 AT THE JOSHUA TREE CAMPGROUND
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s new documentary Psychomagic, A Healing Art provides an intimate exploration of the visionary director’s theory of trauma therapy. His unique concept of healing uses performance art as a vehicle to counter deep, debilitating psychic suffering with literal ‘acts of confrontation’ in real world applications.The second night of our two-night stop in Joshua Tree opens with the new 4K Restoration of 1973 classic The Holy Mountain! The scandal of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival, Jodorowsky’s flood of sacrilegious imagery and existential symbolism is a surreal sojourn for enlightenment pitting illusion against truth. Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2714982785443597&id=1718261665115719&__tn__=K-R
HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL
Tune in to the 11th Annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival on September 1st!
From Founder Miguel Rodriguez: "Established in San Diego, CA in 2009, the annual Horrible Imaginings Film Festival showcases the newest voices in horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genre cinema over a multi-day event that consists of film screenings, diverse panels, parties, and networking sessions. The mission is to spotlight genre cinema, amplify artistic voices, and foster a community of acceptance. Sincerely believing in the sharing and exploring of our deepest fears, desires, and anxieties in a community setting, this festival allows audience members the opportunity to not only explore these complex emotions but also exorcise them. Over the past 10 years, they have screened over 800 genre titles and welcomed over 9,000 passionate attendees.
10 HOUR SOCIAL DISTANCING STREAM-A-THON FUNDRAISER
Join The Frida on Saturday, August 15th from 12pm to 10pm, as they present the third and final installment!
Hosted by The Frida’s own Programming Director Trevor Dillon, this live streamed event will feature friends of The Frida Cinema, various movie-related games, segments, and trailers for upcoming programming for our Drive-In events!Of course, what’s a Fundraising Stream-A-Thon without fundraising!? They’ll be asking for donations throughout the show, and thanking donors as donations come in! The Frida will also be having Film Club Members every hour matching donations throughout the show! Donations can be made at https://thefridacinema.kindful.com/, or by texting the word FILM to 714-276-6080! Previous live streamed events are also available for replay on the Frida’s channel: https://www.youtube.com/thefridacinema
OPENING FRIDAY—VISIT https://thefridacinema.org/  FOR INFO AND TICKETS
JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY

Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.17183128084…/2707047736237102/…
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer’s Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington. The film closes with a beautiful rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film’s 60th Anniversary. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWS1tt3ydV8
MARTIN MARGIELA: IN HIS OWN WORDS
An intimate profile of Martin Margiela, one of the most revolutionary and influential fashion designers of his time. Martin Margiela: In His Own Words follows Margiela from Jean Paul Gaultier’s assistant to creative director at Hermes to leading his own brand, as he never showed his face publicly but reinvented fashion with his radical style for over 20 years, through 41 provocative collections. For the first time, the “Banksy of fashion” reveals his drawings, notes and personal items, giving us an exclusive peek to his vision and career. Martin Margiela: In His Own Words features interviews with, among others, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, Trend Forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn and Fashion Historian Olivier Saillard. The score has been composed by the Belgian rock band dEUS. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGWHhEx_qa0
STARTING AT ZERO
Starting at Zero explores the power of investing in high-quality early childhood education so that all children and families have the opportunity to attain the American Dream. The film brings together the voices of policymakers, educators, academics, business leaders, pediatricians, parents, and children. It features five current and past governors who are champions of early childhood education: Governors Steve Bullock of Montana, Kay Ivey of Alabama, and Ralph Northam of Virginia, as well as former Governors Jim Hunt of North Carolina, and Phil Bryant of Mississippi. Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/434818392
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CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE

Greenwich Entertainment presents Creem: America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine—a documentary following the rise and fall of rock publication CREEM Magazine.Capturing the messy upheaval of the ’70s just as rock was re-inventing itself the film explores CREEM Magazine’s humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse, then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, “America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine” remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUcCMNRTZpI
YOU NEVER HAD IT: AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI
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You Never Had It: An Evening with Bukowski is a documentary from director Matteo Borgardt that transports you back to January 1981 for an intimate evening conversation with legendary writer and poet Charles Bukowski at his San Pedro home.The documentary features never-before-seen footage from the writer rediscovered by producer/journalist Silvia Bizio in her garage 20 years after Bukowski’s death. Bukowski, Bizio and friends smoke cigarettes and drink wine over a languorous evening that provokes intimate discussions of sex, literature, childhood, and humanity from the irreverent writer and poet himself. Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W27W96gfVlw
MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE
GKIDS (The Breadwinner, My Life as a Zucchini) presents Marona’s Fantastic Tale — a life-affirming tale told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is a small thing.Delivered alongside dazzlingly colorful, sweeping designs produced in part by acclaimed artist Brecht Evens, the poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows an optimistic stray dog named Marona as she looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life.  Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSnn7PEtQCc
BAND OF OUTSIDERS (BANDE À PART)
Rialto Pictures presents the classic French New Wave film from the movement’s own pioneer Jean-Luc Godard — Band of Outsiders (Bande à part) In a dreary Paris suburb, Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey romance Anna Karina, then plan to heist the cash stashed away in her aunt’s villa. Piece of cake, but then… A jeu d’esprit, with echt Godardian set pieces including the trio line-dancing “Le Madison” (later appropriated by Tarantino for Pulp Fiction) and then “doing” the Louvre in record time.Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/161774794
RIFIFI
Rialto Pictures presents the 1955 French New Wave classic, heist thriller Rififi! Back from the pen, tough guy Jean Servais and some old cronies plan to knock over a jewelry store — the resulting heist a legendary 30-minute sequence without dialogue or music. Blacklisted Hollywood exile Jules Dassin turned a potboiler by milieu specialist Auguste Le Breton into an existential thriller that earned him Cannes’ Best Director prize and set the standard for screen robberies for decades to come. Link to the trailer : https://vimeo.com/135593615
MUST END THURSDAY: MARLEY, MY DOG STUPID, GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
COMING SOON: IT CAME FROM THE BLOG, HORRIBLE IMMAGININGS, MASA

TOP TITLES AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FROM KINO NOW
GUEST OF HONOUR joins 3 other films by Atom Egoyan currently available digitally on Kino Now: FAMILY VIEWING, NEXT OF KIN, AND SPEAKING PARTS.
ABOUT KINO LORBER:
With a library of over 2,800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years, including documentary nominees Fire at Sea (2017) and Of Fathers & Sons (2019). In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel KinoNow.com which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library.
Visit https://kinonow.com/ for more info and screening links.
Atom Egoyan's GUEST OF HONOUR
The Critically-Acclaimed, Mysterious New Thriller, **Official Selection at the Venice, BFI, Toronto, Vancouver Film Festivals**, "Rich and teasing. An elaborate time-slipping thriller."-- The Guardian , "A beautifully nuance performance by David Thewlis... a tour-de-force."-- Screen International , "Fascinating and entertaining... led by David Thewlis in his best performance since Mike Leigh’s Naked." -- The Film Stage
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Jim (David Thewlis) and his daughter Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira), a high school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets in the latest film from Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), which weaves through time exploring perception and penance, memory and forgiveness.
Family Viewing (1987)
The fractured family of FAMILY VIEWING consists of Stan, a mild sexual sadist; Sandra, his live-in mistress and video bondage partner; and his 17-year old son Van. Van’s deep resentment of his father becomes the catalyst of a plot to free his beloved grandmother from an old age home and establish a new, blissfully “happy” family. Egoyan weaves an ironic tale of characters who seem most alive when they’re captured on videotape.
Next of Kin (1984)
Atom Egoyan’s striking debut feature NEXT OF KIN is the story of Peter, catatonically unhappy with his family life and in video therapy with his parents. One day he views the tapes of an Armenian family who years ago guiltily put their infant son up for adoption. Peter decides to present himself to them as their lost son, to act out a role different than the one assigned to him in his own miserable existence.
Speaking Parts (1989)
A postmodern thriller about loss, love, power and the distance that modern technology puts between us. The story of four people—an actor/gigolo, a frustrated chambermaid, an obsessed writer and the film producer who manipulates them all—is filmed as if we were watching their power games through the lens of a surveillance camera. Disquieting and enthralling, it confirmed Egoyan’s status as one of the most talented directors of his generation.
Atom Egoyan's Top 5 Kino Now picks that inspire him
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

"One of the classics of art house cinema, and its deep mysteries and extraordinary sense of tone are as much a reflection of the sensibilities of the writer Alain Robbe-Grillet as they are of this extraordinary director.  I love how fluid the sense of time becomes in this intoxicating film, and it was a huge influence on my approach to structure and chronology. It opened up so many doors, as did all of Alain Resnais’ work."
David Holzman's Diary (1967)
"This film was hugely influential and made just before artists like Bruce Nauman and Vito Acconci began to use video to make their pioneering work in filmed self-confession. The way this brilliant work anticipates the self-absorption of self-recording and the perverse intimacy of ‘sharing' is impressive. My early films like Next of Kin, Family Viewing and Calendar, are really inspired by this movie."
Max and the Junkmen (1971)
"The next two films are both French movies from the 1970s that feature great actors in films by important, yet under appreciated directors. The wonderful actor Michael Piccoli just passed away and one of his best roles was in Claude Sautet’s Max and the Junkman from 1971..."
We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
"...and Jean Yanne won Best Actor in Cannes for his searing performance in Maurice Pialat’s masterpiece We Won't Grow Old Together which was made a year later.", "The ultimate bad break-up movie" - J. Hoberman. "Hard to watch but even harder to look away" - Time Out NY
Poison (1991)
"I’ll never forget the triumph of Todd Haynes’ Poison in 1991. I’d been making these small indie features for a few years, but Todd’s film was the first time I’d seen a film by a colleague break through to find a larger audience. It was so exciting to see how a distinct and brilliant filmmaker could lead his audience down such unexpected and challenging paths."

WOW!!  MAKING DRIVE-IN HISTORY IN HIGHLAND PARK…SAVE THE DATE!
What: Indie Film Festival Drive-In
Where: Eagle Rock Plaza
When: October 2nd & 3rd
Info: www.hpifilmfest.com
Description:  During these trying times HPIFF (Highland Park Independent Film Festival) has come up with a way to still showcase independent films in a safe way. In response they are producing the very 1st ever independent film festival drive-in in the Northeast, Los Angeles area. It will be produced by The Highland Park Independent Film Festival (HPIFF), in partnership with Eagle Rock Plaza (ERP), Uptown Gay and Lesbian Alliance (UGLA) and California Arts Council Grant. The event will take place October 2nd and 3rd on the top deck of ERP directly in front of the Macy’s main entrance. Space will be limited so mark your calendars and stay tuned for ticketing information.

LAEMMLE THEATERS VIRTUAL CINEMA SCREENINGS, 8/7/20
Visit https://www.laemmle.com/…  for info and tickets. Remember, part of your ticket proceeds helps support the wonderful Laemmle Theaters while you enjoy films in the safety of your own home!
OUT STEALING HORSES
November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgard), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjorn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 - the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up.
Starring Stellan Skarsgard. Written and directed by Hans Petter Moland.
"A hugely accomplished meditation on life, guilt and responsibility."- Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"Effectively plays lush visual storytelling against its characters' desolate interiors."- Guy Lodge, Variety
A THOUSAND CUTS
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press - and her freedom - on the line in defense of truth and democracy.
"You come out more profoundly aware than ever of the gathering darkness of our current geopolitical moment, and more fervently grateful that there are torchbearers like Maria Ressa."- Jessica Kiang, Variety
"An essential, character-driven document of a moment in the history of a country facing some challenges that are disturbingly familiar, and others, thank goodness, that Americans will find very foreign."- John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE
Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, the film explores CREEM Magazine's humble beginnings in post-riot Detroit, follows its upward trajectory from underground paper to national powerhouse -- spotlighting iconic features, interviews, and anecdotes along the way -- then bears witness to its imminent demise following the tragic and untimely deaths of its visionary publisher, Barry Kramer, and its most famous alum and genius clown prince, Lester Bangs, a year later. Fifty years after publishing its first issue, "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" remains a seditious spirit in music and culture.
Enthusiastic, irreverent to the point of rude, and delivered in clips and quips... here's a documentary that mimics its subject."- Guy Lodge, Variety
MY DOG STUPID
Henri is a middle-aged writer with fading inspiration. Feeling increasingly misunderstood by his family, he dreams of running away to start over again. Yet when he discovers a bad-mannered dog in his garden, he decides to adopt him, starting an unexpected friendship that inevitably upsets Henri’s family and neighbors. The bittersweet and moving comedy about love standing the test of time stars iconic real-life couple Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal.
"A well-played and melancholic remarriage dramedy."- Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"Visually compelling from the get-go and full of compelling writing and performances."- Edwin Arnaudin, Asheville Movies
SUNLESS SHADOWS
Sunless Shadows, filmed in a small juvenile detention center, steps into the world of five young Iranian women, all accomplices in the murders of their abusive husbands, fathers or brothers-in-law.
"Oskouei's documentary presents an agonizing view of patriarchal power in public and private life, law and custom alike."- Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Mehrdad Oskouei's documentary is striking for the way its subjects describe horrific forms of violence in the plainest of language."- Diego Semerene, Slant Magazine
"Sunless Shadows is such a brilliant documentary because it treats the subject matter with the gravitas it needs." - Musanna Ahmed, Film Inquiry
SONG WITHOUT A NAME
Based on harrowing true events, Song Without a Name tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic - and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journalist Pedro Campas, who uncovers a web of fake clinics and abductions - suggesting a rotting corruption deep within Peruvian society.
"Earthy with social detail from a despairing period of Peru's recent history, it's also shot, scored and styled like the most beautiful of bad dreams."- Guy Lodge, Variety
"Strikingly fixated on exploring loss and pain on an intimate and personal scale."- Steven Scaife, Slant Magazine
THE CON
The 2008 financial crisis seemed to hit the American landscape out of nowhere. But in reality, it was both the inevitable conclusion to 40 years of Wall Street misconduct, and a warning for the meltdown that threatens to engulf us now. In the gripping original five-part docuseries The Con, filmmakers Eric Vaughan and Patrick Lovell investigate what happened, beginning with personal stories — including the foreclosure of Patrick's own Utah home, the suicide of a 91-year-old widow in Akron, Ohio, and the fraudulent loan assigned to Becky Wiese a young homeowner from Clinton, Ohio — before zooming out to examine the corrupt systems that doomed the United States along with government funded bailouts that would only perpetuate a predatory system.The filmmakers also look back to when the government properly functioned for the people it represented by holding banks accountable during the Great Depression and rescuing the country from the Savings & Loan Crisis of the late 1980s.
YOU NEVER HAD IT: AN EVENING WITH CHARLES BUKOWSKI
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Producer and journalist Silvia Bizio introduces an evening with writer Charles Bukowski by recounting her time with the author and the discovery of an extraordinary time capsule that lead to the documentary’s creation. The documentary is based on a video interview conducted by Bizio in January of 1981 with Bukowski at his home in San Pedro, California. It was a long night of smoking cigarettes and drinking wine with Bukowski and his soon to be wife, Linda Lee Beighle, talking about all kinds of subjects, from writers to sex, love and humanity. The interview was shot on Umatic tapes which have been digitized and edited along with new shots in Super8 of scenes of Los Angeles today and poems read by Bukowski.
COMING SOON To Laemmle Virtual Cinema: MARTIN MARGIELA IN HIS OWN WORDS, JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY, THE AUGUST VIRGIN

Art Theater of Long Beach New Virtual Screenings:
You Never Had It: An Evening with Bukowski and Out Stealing Horses

8/7/20
The Art Theatre of Long Beach is proud to partner with Kino Marquee to offer a new virtual cinema: You Never Had it: An Evening With Bukowski.
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.17183128084…/2704953196446556/…   Producer and journalist Silvia Bizio introduces an evening with writer Charles Bukowski by recounting her time with the author and the discovery of an extraordinary time capsule that lead to the documentary’s creation. This short documentary is based on a video interview conducted by Bizio in January of 1981 with Bukowski at his home in San Pedro, California. It was a long night of smoking cigarettes and drinking wine with Bukowski and his soon to be wife, Linda Lee Beighle, talking about all kinds of subjects, from writers to sex, love and humanity. The interview was shot on Umatic tapes which have been digitized and edited along with new shots in Super8 of scenes of Los Angeles today and poems read by the same Bukowski.
To View the Feature visit:  https://kinomarquee.com/film/you-never-had-it-an-evening-with-charles-bukowski/5f1f703602a0620001fb4b2c/art-theatre-of-long-beach?mc_cid=c65ece3da4&mc_eid=[UNIQID]
For help, or if you encounter any issues, please visit: https://kinomarquee.com/support
See the Bukowski trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W27W96gfVlw&feature=emb_logo
Out Stealing Horses
November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bjørn Floberg), and realizes he knew him back in the summer of 1948. 1948 – the year Trond turned 15. The summer Trond grew up. OUT STEALING HORSES is based on the bestselling novel by Norwegian author Per Petterson, which received several important international awards and was included in The New York Times ’10 Best Books of 2007 (Fiction)’. Petterson’s novels have been translated into more than 50 languages.
**Immediately following the film there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Stellan Skarsgard and director Hans Peter Moller. This conversation is exclusive to virtual cinema and in-theater engagements.**
To View the Feature visit:  https://watch.eventive.org/outstealinghorses/play/5f287fb4d82abb003e5aefab
Immediately following the film there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Stellan Skarsgård and filmmaker Hans Petter Moland. This conversation is exclusive to virtual cinema and in-theater engagements.
If you wish to cast the film to your TV, or if you encounter any issues, please visit: https://watch.eventive.org/help
Enjoy the STEALING HORSES trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3x0DjexIPA&feature=emb_logo


TIME FOR CELEBRATION!! PRINCE AND SELENA AT THE DRIVE-IN MOVIES!!
SELENA: Friday, August 14
PURPLE RAIN: Saturday, August 15.
Westlake/Historic Filipinotown (physical address: 1055 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017)
The screenings are FREE with advance registration!
Event info and advanced reservations are now available at http://www.arraynow.com/drivein  .
Description: “Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life…”  “I’m looking up at the moon…and I’m dreaming!”ARRAY's inaugural 2-night drive-in cinema experience occurs on Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15,  musical movie magic in the beautiful community of Westlake/Historic with screenings of SELENA and PURPLE RAIN. Array’s film events have proven to be top drawer, Cadillac events…and they’d love to see you at the drive in!
 

The 23rd Annual Arpa International Film Festival Announces Its Inspiring and Dynamic Lineup of Films from Around the World… November 12 – 22, 2020, ONLINE!!
November 12 – 22, 2020
Get more info and ticket opportunities at : http://www.arpafilmfestival.com/
Description: The 23rd Annual Arpa International Film Festival (Arpa IFF) proudly announces its full lineup of selected films for this year.  The Arpa IFF, which in the past has originally taken place at historic theaters around Hollywood, will take place online this year. The Festival will run for an 11-day span in order to accommodate all of its planned screenings as a streaming virtual event November 12 – 22, 2020. This year’s Arpa IFF will once again highlight a diverse range of world cinema, 65 films from 19 countries that explore many contemporary issues. For the last 23 years, fans of the ARPA FF have come together to celebrate the art of film. During the selection process, their diligent team of festival programmers set aside time to meticulously select the finalists for this year’s official selection from a large pool of films received this year. Get more info and ticket opportunities at : http://www.arpafimfestival.com/   The site will also help you keep up with new festival developments, via ARPA’s frequent email newsletters, website blog, FilmFreeway, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Feature Narrative Films
ALEKSI (*) Feature, Drama, Comedy, Coming of Age 2019 directed by Barbara Vekaric, Croatia
LONE WOLVES Feature, Thriller, Crime, Drama 2019 directed by Sergi Arnau, Spain
MIN ALESH? Feature, Drama 2019 directed by Amleset Muchie, Ethiopia
OMAR AND US (*) Feature, Drama, Human Rights 2019 directed by Maryna Er Gorbach & Mehmet Bahadir Er, Turkey
ONCE UPON A JUDGMENT DAY Feature, Drama, Western 2020 directed by Mehmet Tanrisever, Turkey
RESPITE Feature, Action, Crime, Drama 2019 directed by Saro Varjabedian, USA
SCENT OF MY DAUGHTER Feature, Drama 2019 directed by Olgun Özdemir, Turkey, USA, France
SUBMISSION (*) Feature, Drama 2020 directed by Leonardo Antonio, Portugal
UNTIMELY (*) Feature, Drama 2020 directed by Pouya Eshtehardi, Iran
Feature-length Documentary Films
AN ARMENIAN TRILOGY (*) Feature Doc, Armenian History, Music 2019 by Dan Yessian, USA
BLOODLESS: THE PATH TO DEMOCRACY (*) Feature Doc, History, Politics, Human Rights 2020 by Silva Basmajian & Bared Maronian, USA
BORN JUST NOW (*) Feature Doc, Performance Art, Women 2018 by Robert Adanto, USA
MIRACLE IN THE DESERT: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SALTON SEA Feature Doc, Environmentalism 2019 by Greg Bassenian, USA
QUO VADIS 2020 (*) Feature Doc 2019 by Gabriele Fabbro, USA
WHAT WILL BECOME OF US (*) Feature Doc, Armenian History, Diaspora 2020 by Stephanie Ayanian & Joseph Myers, USA
Short Documentary Films
CONFESSIONS OF A RUNNER (*) Short Doc, Sports, Addiction, Recovery 2020 by Bachar Khattar, Lebanon
FINISH LINE (*) Short Doc, Sport, Human Rights 2019 by Saeed Mayahy, Iran
FROM KURILS WITH LOVE (*) Short Doc, Adventure, Wildlife 2020 by Taylor Reese., USA
IN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL Short Music Doc, Jazz 2020 by Alexander Craven, USA
JO & KESSY ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES Short Doc, Artists, Disability 2019 by Nwaye Zar Che Soe, France
Short Narrative Films
38 MINUTES Short, Action, Drama 2020 directed by Paul Lacovara, USA
ALINA (*) Short, Drama, Thriller, Holocaust 2019 directed by Rami Kodeih, USA
ANEMONE Short, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action 2019 directed by Alessandro Marcon, Italy
BABU (*) Short, Drama, Family 2019 directed by Eelum Dixit, Nepal
BLACK HEART, RED HANDS (*) Short, Crime, Thriller, Drama 2019 directed by Russell Southam, Australia
DABUR Short, Drama 2019 directed by Saeid Nejati, Iran
DANDELION Short, Romance, Drama 2020 directed by Jörg Viktor Steins-Lauss, USA
DARK SENSES Short, Romance, Thriller, Mystery 2019 directed by Vaz Andreas, USA
EMME Short, Drama, Thriller, Neo Noir 2019 directed by Toshiki Yashiro, USA
FENCED Short, Drama 2019 directed by Rodrigo Zan, USA
FURTHEST FROM (*) Short, Drama, Family, Coming of Age 2019 directed by Kyung Sok Kim, USA
GIFTED Short, Romantic Comedy, Fantasy 2020 directed by Karina Weeks, USA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Short, Comedy, Drama, Thriller 2018 directed by Mustafa Toby Eck, USA
HEARTBEAT Short, Drama 2020 directed by Chi Wang, USA
LIFELESS Short, Drama 2020 directed by Elvira Sinelnik and Alex Fedosov, USA
MORA & CHENCHI Short, Drama, LGBTQ, Romance 2020 directed by Diego Toussaint, USA
PARADISE PROGRAM Short, Sci-Fi, LGBTQ, Romance 2019 directed by Shanshan Zhang, USA
RETURN (*) Short, Drama 2019 directed by Selman Deniz, Turkey, Armenia
SKITOZ Short, Drama 2020 directed by Alexis & Diego Perrotte, France
THAT STUPID ARMENIAN’S MOTION PICTURE SHOW OR GAREN Short, Comedy 2019 directed by Hrag Meguerditchian, Lebanon
THE ABJURANTS Short, Sci-Fi, Drama 2019 directed by Antonio De Palo, Italy
THE BLUE BED Short, Drama 2020 directed by Alireza Kazemipour, Canada
THE CRITIC (*) Short, Drama, Psychological, Thriller 2018 directed by Stella Velon, USA
THE FAVOR Short, Drama 2019 directed by Henry Bruno, France
THIS LAND (*) Short, Crime, Drama 2019 directed by Michael Aloyan, Armenia
THROWAWAY BOY Short, Drama 2019 directed by Michael A. Pickeney, USA
TWENTY EIGHTY Short, Drama, Fantasy, Human 2020 directed by Eunjoo Na, Korea
WEEKEND Short, Drama 2019 directed by Ario Motevaghe, Iran
Short Animated Films
10000 UGLY INKBLOTS (*) Animation, Short 2020 by Dmitry Geller, China
ECHO Animation, Short, Drama, Environment 2020 by Barzan Rostami, Iran
GON, THE LITTLE FOX (*) Stop-Motion Animation, Drama, Fantasy 2019 by Takeshi Yashiro, Japan
HARVEST (*) Animation, Short 2018 by Sun Lijun, China
MALAKOUT (*) Animation, Fantasy 2019 by Farnoosh Abedi, Iran
THE ABANDONED BLOCK (*) Animation, Drama, Historic, Art 2020 by James Bourne, Canada
THE ROTATION (*) Animation, Student 2020 by Hazhir As’adi, Iran
THE WINTER (*) Animation, Student 2020 Xin Li, by Australia
UNFRAMED Experimental Animation, Multimedia 2018 by Sona Yeghiazaryan, USA
Music Videos
SMASH AGAIN (*) Artist: CATALYST BARS & ALEXI Music Video, Dance, Pop, Rap 2019 directed by Alexi Papalexopoulos, USA
COVID BACH (*) Artist: ELIZABETH LEWIS Music Video, Animation, Classical 2020 directed by Elizabeth Lewis, Canada
A CHILD (*) Artist: HAMO ARZOUMANIAN Music Video, Armenian 2020 directed by Armen Poladian, Canada
ONLY LOVE (*) Artist: MANU HVALA Music Video, Pop 2020 directed by Manu Hvala, USA
GETAWAY TO KAOHSIUNG (*) Artist: NAMEWEE Music Video, Pop 2020 directed by Namewee, Taiwan

TWO FILMS FEATURED AT THE ARPA FILM FESTIVAL, THE PROMISE & ARMENIA UNCOVERED. ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE!
THE PROMISE
, an extremely entertaining historical melodrama starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon, will be available on Netflix on August 8th. In 2017, the Arpa International Film Festival celebrated its 20th Anniversary and honored THE PROMISE, INTENT TO DESTROY and Chris Cornell, and hosted a private screening of THE PROMISE at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.
Be sure to tell your friends and family. Netflix has created a way to make movie-watching with friends and family possible, with a feature called “Netflix Party,” which allows you to watch “The Promise” at the same time as your friends. Here is how to set up “Netflix Party” (https://chrome.google.com/…/oocalimimngaihdkbihfgmpkcpnmlao… ) This film is a great opportunity for Netflix subscribers’ to become more educated about the Armenian Genocide, one of history’s most tragic events.
See THE PROMISE trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnwgMYeaqr4
ARMENIA UNCOVERED is a documentary which gives viewers an opportunity to learn more about London-based comedian, Kev Orkain’s journey to the ancient streets of Armenia and Artsakh. Now available on Amazon Prime, ARMENIA UNCOVERED (titled as a LATE CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY during the Arpa International Film Festival 2019 Film Premiere) covers Armenia’s history, architecture and breathtaking landscapes, diverse religion and culture, and interviews with well renowned Armenians. Among those interviews is with world-famous French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour, pop-sensation singer Sirusho, and Armenia’s greatest footballer Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Here, too, Amazon Prime Video has created a way to make movie-watching with friends and family possible. Amazon Prime Video has a feature called “Watch Party,” which allows you to watch ARMENIA UNCOVERED at the same time as your friends. Here is how to set up a Watch Party (https://amzn.to/2OYOjJN ).
You can catch the documentary here: https://amzn.to/2WoUkUg
See the ARMENIA UNCOVERED trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM4spXEkj6o

EXCITING NEW FILM RELEASES ON THE LAEMMLE THEATERS’ VIRTUAL CINEMA!!
Friday July 31, 2020
Highlighting some of the new releases on Laemmle Virtual Cinema this week: excellent new documentaries concerning the American judicial system and the Paradise fire from 2018 (directed by Ron Howard). dramatic films A Girl Missing and The Cuban, as well as biographies on musicians Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Marley. And in case you missed it last week, Catholic school comedy Yes, God, Yes (starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things) has been particularly popular and well-received by Laemmle audiences!
Visit https://www.laemmle.com/…  for info and tickets. Remember, part of your ticket proceeds helps support the wonderful Laemmle Theaters while you enjoy films in the safety of your own home!
THE FIGHT
When a mother is separated from her child, a soldier is threatened to lose his career, a young woman's right to choose is imperiled at the pleasure of a government official, and the ability to exercise our basic right to vote is threatened, the consequences can be devastating to us and to future generations. The Fight is an inspiring, emotional insider look at how these important battles are fought and the legal gladiators on the front lines fighting them. The film celebrates the unsung heroes who fiercely work to protect our freedoms. Directors Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres capture the rollercoaster ride of the thrill and defeat in these deeply human battles.
"The filmmakers move from one case to the next, building a tapestry of the American judicial system, allowing us, the uninitiated, to observe its machinations."- Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews;   
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2702774526664423/?type=3&theater
REBUILDING PARADISE
Filmmaker Ron Howard takes to the documentary genre, profiling the first responders and the families affected by the substantial wildfires that swept through Paradise, California in 2018. Open, honest, and emotional interviews unite with sobering newsreel footage to examine the human side of natural disaster. Directed by Ron Howard.
"A sincere and skillfully assembled tribute to a community's fortitude."- Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
"It's the type of human-interest story that touches upon the surface of what occurred, in a way that hits audiences emotionally without actually saying much."- Jared Mobarak, Film Stage. 
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review REBUILDING PARADISE here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2700997730175436/?type=3&theater
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music, and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the documentary follows Lightfoot's evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon.
"Editor Alex Shuper seamlessly cuts together vintage and contemporary performances of the same song, a device that showcases just how good Lightfoot still is at eighty."- Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"You don't get to 80 years old - especially in the Canadian music industry - without a few stories." - Chris Knight, National Post
A GIRL MISSING
Koji Fukada's followup to the critically-acclaimed Harmonium (also available from Film Movement), A Girl Missing is "a satisfying slow-burn drama expertly told” (Screen Daily). Ichiko is a private home-nurse who has worked for the elder matriarch of the Oishos for years and regards them as her own family. Ichiko's quiet, routine life is shattered when a young member of the Oishos clan is kidnapped. When it is revealed that the kidnapper is none other than Ichiko’s nephew, her life begins to unravel in this taut thriller from one of Japan’s current cinematic masters. Written and directed by Koji Fukada.
"Fukada has delivered another subtle, startling and demanding drama about lives upended, in a country that rarely gives us any hint this sort of thing happens."- Roger Moore, Movie Nation
THE CUBAN
Academy award winner Louis Gossett Jr. expands his repertoire of exceptional performances in the role of Luis, an elderly Cuban musician who is brought out of his shell by his care worker, a young Afghan immigrant named Mina. Mina's attempts to get through to Luis, even just to feed him, are futile. That is, until she discovers the music. A poster of Benny More inspires Mina to hum a jazz tune that, to her surprise, ignites a spark inside him. As each day passes the music awakens Luis more and more until the colorful world of his past becomes vibrant and real again. Mina comes into her own as she gets to know him and their friendship blossoms. Written by Alessandra Piccione. Directed by Sergio Navaretta.
"Navarretta lavishes attention on his two marquee players, creating tiny moments of poignancy."- Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/…/a.17183128084…/2694719950803214/…
MARLEY
Born into poverty in rural Jamaica, Bob Marley became a prophet for the world’s oppressed, preaching peace, love, and understanding with a universal language - song. Now in 2020, the Marley family has rolled out a yearlong Marley 75 commemorative series of events across all forms of media in celebration of the legendary cultural icon, on what would have been Marley’s seventy-fifth birthday. As part of this series of special events, audiences can see in virtual and traditional theaters a special re-release of Marley in which Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald combines unheard tracks, unseen footage, and intimate interviews to paint a definitive portrait of the legendary artist. With each ticket purchase, recipients will receive an exclusive Ziggy Marley song download pack. Additionally, all ticket purchases will be entered to win a grand prize package, including a yet to be released Bob Marley photo book, Marley vinyl and select other Marley merchandise
COMING SOON: OUT STEALING HORSES, MY DOG STUPID, CREEM

THE FIGHT – A RIVETING DOCUMENTARY OPENING 7/31 AT THE ART THEATER’S VIRTUAL THEATER
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Immediately following the film there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Kerry Washington and the four ACLU lawyers featured in the film (Brigitte Amiri, Lee Gelernt, Dale Ho, and Chase Strangio). This conversation is exclusive to virtual cinema and in-theater engagements. Additionally, patrons will have free access to a live Q&A on Sun. 8/2 with the filmmakers and lawyers, moderated by Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post.
Watch the Trailer here: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/the-fight/
Description:  The Art Theatre of Long Beach is proud to team up with Magnolia Pictures to offer a new virtual cinema: THE FIGHT.At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights. From the directors of WEINER, and winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at this year’s Sundance.“Inspiring and informative. Frankly, it’s nice to see David beating Goliath on the big screen.” – Beandra July, Hollywood Reporter. Tickets help support the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach!!! 
Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2702774526664423/?type=3&theater

DRIVE IN MOVIES, VIRTUAL CINEMA, and OTHER GREAT STUFF FROM THE FRIDA CINEMA!!
THE FRIDA CINEMA'S POP-UP DRIVE-IN SERIES

Tickets and Info can be had at: https://thefridacinema.org/popupdriveinoc/?fbclid=IwAR2hF1D9Cozq1xPfnrgwQxJ6zNoiHP9kL5CDcywXNyPMlY7lklgiUuz2Df4\
MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, August 8th and 9th
Hailed as one of the greatest comedy films ever made, Monty Python and the Holy Grail follows the Monty Python comedy group (Chapman, Cleese, Gilliam, Idle, Jones and Palin) to the big screen as King Arthur, in search of the Holy Grail, is tasked to search for men to join the Knights of the Round Table. Initially released to a lukewarm response, the film has gained a reputation in subsequent years as a comedy classic and one of the greatest British films ever made.
TIME BANDITS, August 12
The first film in Terry Gilliam’s Trilogy of Imagination, Time Bandits is the incredible adventure story of a boy who stumbles upon a group of time travelling dwarves who jump through time and space to steal treasure. Including icons such as Sean Connery, John Cleese, and Shelley Duvall, Time Bandits is another British classic from the great auteur.
THE NEVERENDING STORY, August 13th, TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY AT 10AM!
The most expensive film made outside of the United States and Soviet Union prior to 1984, The NeverEnding Story is the adventure of a young boy who discovers a book detailing the journey of a warrior given the task of stopping a dark force from destroying the fantasy world of Fantasia. Directed by Wolfgang Petersen, the film spawned two additional sequels and remains a fantasy cult classic.
STOP MAKING SENSE, August 20, TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY AT 10AM!
Directed by Oscar-winning auteur Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), 1984’s Stop Making Sense follows legendary rock band Talking Heads over four nights in 1983 at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, as they promote their album Speaking in Tongues. Front man David Byrne delivers eccentric and iconic performances of hits like “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” and “Girlfriend is Better” in what may be considered one of the best concert films ever made.
OPENING FRIDAY—Tickets and info at https://thefridacinema.org/ (Part of the ticket proceeds go to help the fabulous Frida Cinema stat afloat!)
LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER
Tune in on Friday, July 31st for the 24-Hour Virtual Cinema Premiere of Lake Michigan Monster!
Winner of the Audience Award for Best International Feature at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival, Arrow Video presents Lake Michigan Monster—a tale of nautical mayhem!
The eccentric Captain Seafield hires a crew of specialists to help him plot revenge against the creature that killed his father. After several failed attempts, Seafield is forced to take matters into his own drunken hands. What began as a simple case of man verses beast soon turns into a rabbit hole of mysterious unknowns and Lovecraftian hijinks. Lake Michigan Monster — banned in four lakes!
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yarP9W5nhbo
MAN FROM HONG KONG – LIVE STREAM W/COMMENTARY FROM DAN HALSTED & BRIAN TRENCHARD SMITH
Join us on Saturday, August 1st at 6:15pm PDT/9:15pm EDT as we team with 36 Chambers for a livestream of The Man from Hong Kong. Dan Halsted—head programmer at the Hollywood Theatre—and Brian Trenchard Smith—film writer, author, and director of The Man From Hong Kong—will provide live commentary during this special presentation.
THE MAN FROM HONG KONG (1975) – When Australian police discover a massive drug smuggling ring with connections to Hong Kong, they fly in master crime-fighter Jimmy Wang Yu (MASTER OF THE FLYING GUILLOTINE) to take care of business. What follows are fight scenes, white-knuckle car chases, and hair-raising stunts. George Lazenby (former James Bond) plays the villain, and he’s a mustachioed expert of martial arts. This movie is filled with non-stop excitement and wild stunt work (coordinated by Sammo Hung and Aussie wild man Grant Page, the stuntman behind MAD MAX).
MARLEY
Blue Fox Entertainment presents Marley—in which Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald combines unheard tracks, unseen footage, and intimate interviews to paint a definitive portrait of the legendary artist. Born into poverty in rural Jamaica, Bob Marley became a prophet for the world’s oppressed, preaching peace, love, and understanding with a universal language—song. Now in 2020, the Marley family has rolled out a yearlong MARLEY75 commemorative series of events across all forms of media in celebration of the legendary cultural icon, on what would have been Marley’s seventy-fifth birthday. As part of this series of special events, audiences can see a special re-release of Marley. With each ticket purchase, recipients will receive an exclusive Ziggy Marley song download pack. Additionally, all ticket purchases will be entered to win a grand prize package, including a yet to be released Bob Marley photo book, Marley vinyl and select other Marley merchandise.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us7XjOWJcmI
MY DOG STUPID
Distrib Films presents indie comedy-drama My Dog Stupid—based on the 1985 novel West of Rome (Mon Chien Stupide) written by John Fante.
Henri is a middle-aged writer with fading inspiration. Feeling increasingly misunderstood by his family, he dreams of running away to start over again. Yet when he discovers a bad-mannered dog in his garden, he decides to adopt him, starting an unexpected friendship that inevitably upsets Henri’s family and neighbors. The bittersweet and moving comedy about love standing the test of time stars iconic real-life couple Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDAqNdWLTwk
GORDON LIGHTFOOT: IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon, Gordon Lightfoot.With unprecedented access to the artist, the film takes audiences from high school auditoriums in straight-laced, small town Ontario in the 50s to the coffee houses of Yorkville and Greenwich Village in the 60s, through Lightfoot’s turbulent, substance-fueled arena shows of the 70s, and finally to the artist in present day.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftmy3xjup8c
MUST END THURSDAY
SHIRLEY

From Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, NEON presents Shirley — a new drama film directed by Josephine Decker (Madeline’s Madeline) and starring Elisabeth Moss!
Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
Link to the trailer : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxMtEean_V8;
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STREAMING NOW!
JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE - ENCORE

In honor of the esteemed Senator John Lewis, we are bringing back John Lewis: Good Trouble for an encore run in our Virtual Cinema!
An Official Selection at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, Magnolia Pictures presents John Lewis: Good Trouble — a documentary chronicling the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles John Robert Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration.Using present-day interviews with 80-year-old Lewis, director Dawn Porter explores Lewis' childhood experiences, including his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

NEWS FROM THE LAEMMLE THEATERS!!  7/24/20
New releases this week include the religious comedy Yes, God, Yes starring Natalia Dyer of Stranger Things, as well as the Neo-Gothic thriller Amulet from debut director Romola Garai. There's also a documentary on photographer Helmut Newton, a collection of fiction shorts from this year's Sundance, and two Spanish dramas: Family Members, and Days of the Whale.
Special Note: While the proceeds from online endeavors are dearly appreciated, they haven't replaced the box office, and many cinemas across the country are struggling to survive. For those inclined, you can help lobby Congress for an entertainment relief package by participating in the #SaveYourCinema social media campaign, led by the National Association of Theater Owners.
NOW PLAYING: Details and links to the films available at the theater's website: https://www.laemmle.com/
Part of rental proceeds go to support Laemmle Theaters!!!
YES, GOD, YES
Growing up in the Midwest in the early 00s, sixteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic. But when an innocent AOL chat turns racy, she discovers masturbation and is overwhelmed with guilt. Seeking redemption, she attends a mysterious religious retreat to try and suppress her urges, but it isn't easy, especially after a cute upperclassman starts flirting with her. Alice's sense of shame is spiraling when she uncovers a shocking truth about the retreat's most devout. Desperate and confused, she flees the retreat and meets an unlikely ally who offers an alternative view of what it means to be a good person. For the first time, Alice realizes she can decide for herself what to believe and finally gets the release she needs.
"Karen Maine's naughty but nice coming-of-age story showcases an exceptional performance by Natalia Dyer." - Joe Leydon, Variety
HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
One of the great masters of photography, Helmut Newton made a name for himself exploring the female form, and his cult status continues long after his tragic death in a Los Angeles car crash in 2004. Newton worked around the globe, from Singapore to Australia to Paris to Los Angeles, but Weimar Germany was the visual hallmark of his work. Newton's unique and striking way of depicting women has always posed the question: did he empower his subjects or treat them as sexual objects? Through candid interviews with Grace Jones, Charlotte Rampling, Isabella Rossellini, Anna Wintour, Claudia Schiffer, Marianne Faithfull, Hanna Schygulla, Nadja Auermann, and Newton's wife June (a.k.a. photographer Alice Springs), this documentary captures his legacy and seeks to answer questions about the themes at the core of his life's work - creating provocative and subversive images of women.  Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2683618165246726/?type=3&theater
FAMILY MEMBERS
Lucas (17) and Gilda (20) travel to a small Argentine beach town to fulfill the last wishes of their recently deceased mother: scatter her remains in the ocean. Unfortunately, the only "remains" they have is her prosthetic hand, but as Gilda says when they throw it into the surf, "it's the same as long as we get it off our backs". Ready to return home, the two siblings find themselves stranded by a nationwide bus strike. Lucas, obsessed with bodybuilding and contact fighting, finds the nearly deserted town fertile ground for exploring his sexuality and the limits of his body. Gilda, still affected by her recent stay at a rehab center and obsessed with her "bad energy", tries countless therapies and divination methods in order to find some meaning in the world. Trapped in their own limbo, the two confront the empty space left by their mother's suicide as they bid farewell to their adolescence and face the ambiguity of life, death and fitness.
DAYS OF THE WHALE
Cristina and Simon are two young graffiti artists who paint the city that they live in. Their restless spirit leads them to defy a criminal gang when they decide to paint the mural of a whale over a threat written in a wall. The love that unites them, their friendship with other artists at La selva - an old house they use as a refuge - and familiar tensions, come together to tell a story where the powerful strength of youth faces fear, violence and the difficulties of growing up.
"The cast is appealingly natural, the cinematography subtly seductive, and the Colombian pop songs on the soundtrack establish a sinuous groove."- Glenn Kenny, New York Times
"Days of the Whale is a quiet, beautiful coming of age story."- Lorry Kitka, Film Threat
AMULET
Following an accident that leaves him homeless in London, former soldier Tomaz is brought to the rotting home of Magda, a lonely woman in desperate need of help as she looks after her dying mother. Though at first resistant, Magda eventually welcomes him into their lives and allows him to help her care for them. But as he worms his way into their routine and begins to fall for Magda, Tomaz starts to notice strange, unexplainable, and ugly phenomena. Something seems very wrong with the mysterious old woman who never leaves the top floor, and Magda may in fact be enslaved to do her otherworldly bidding.
"Smart and stylish, with fun detours into lurid excess."- David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
"As satisfying as it is promising."- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
SUNDANCE 2020: SHORTS TOUR
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour “Virtual Edition” is an 82-minute program of 6 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers. Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling. They are a significant and popular way artists can connect with audiences. From documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and created a home for both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.
COMING SOON To Laemmle Virtual Cinema: REBUILDING PARADISE, THE FIGHT, GORDON LIGHTFOOT

NEW FROM THE ART THEATER IN LONG BEACH
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AMULET – Opening 7/24
Written and directed by Romola Garai, AMULET explores the story of Tomaz, an ex-soldier from an unnamed foreign conflict, living in strained circumstances in London. Haunted by his past, he is offered a place to stay in a decaying, claustrophobic house, inhabited by an enigmatic young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for his new companion, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that something insidious might also be living alongside them.
“CHILLING. Builds to some nutso body horror and a strong sense of mythology that announces Garai’s arrival as a filmmaker to watch.” – Kate Erbland, Indiewire
Includes exclusive post-film discussion with director Romola Garai.
Watch Trailer: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/amulet  
THE FIGHT – Opening 7/31
At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights. From the directors of WEINER, and winner of the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking at this year’s Sundance.
“Inspiring and informative. Frankly, it’s nice to see David beating Goliath on the big screen.” – Beandra July, Hollywood Reporter.  Includes exclusive post-film discussion between producer Kerry Washington and the ACLU lawyers featured in the film.
Watch Trailer: https://trailers.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/the-fight/
OUT STEALING HORSES – 8/7
Adapted from the bestselling novel, OUT STEALING HORSES follows 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård) in the winter of 1999, still grieving the death of his wife as he retires to a solitary life in the Norwegian woods. Trond prepares to welcome the new millennium alone, until a chance encounter with his only neighbor, Lars, rekindles dormant memories from the summer of 1948—the summer Trond grew up.
“A hugely accomplished meditation on life, guilt and responsibility.” – Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
Includes exclusive post-film discussion between director Hans Petter Moland and Stellan Skarsgård.
Watch Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3x0DjexIPA

ON THE MAP
Watch the award-winning film ON THE MAP and join director Dani Menkin, and Basketball Legend Tal Brody, in a live discussion this Sunday, July 26 at 7:30 PST.
Upon RSVP (https://www.heyjudeproductions.com/our-films/on-the-map/watch-now ), you will receive a link and password to watch the movie in your own time, and on July 26th you will have your chance to speak to the Team Captain Tal Brody and Director Menkin in an exclusive Q&A.
Description: ON THE MAP tells the story of the ’77 team, the one that brought the first European Cup to Israel and became “The Team of the Nation.” Still demoralized after the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Israel was hungry for a collective uplifting event. “On The Map”, a fast-moving, emotional and awe-inspiring documentary, recounts the story of how one Tel Aviv team no one thought could win toppled the four-time defending European Champions and put Israel firmly on the map.  Featuring interviews with the Jewish American athletes who made history, “On the Map” combines the pulse pounding action of a high-stakes game with an incendiary political situation at the height of the Cold War to deliver a film that honors Israeli heroes, mesmerizes fans of the game and captures the spirit of a nation triumphant and victorious against all odds. Press Reviews:  “Fascinating” – LA Times; “This compelling sports tale seems bound for a Hollywood dramatization” – THE Hollywood Reporter; “Wonderfully and Little-known story” – Film Journal; “A feel-good Cinderella story” – LA Weekly; “Sports Movie At Its Best” – The Wall Street Journal

THE TOBACCONIST at the ART THEATER in Long Beach
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Enjoy the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2675480936060449/?type=3&theater Description: The Art Theatre of Long Beach is proud to partner with Kino Marquee and Menemsha Films to offer a New Virtual Cinema Feature: THE TOBACCONIST.  Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?  Directed by Nikolaus Leytner, THE TOBACCONIST stars Bruno Ganz (THE PARTY, DOWNFALL), Johannes Krisch (REVANCHE), Simon Morzé, Emma Drogunova,  and Regina Fritsch.  Based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler!

GOLDA'S BALCONY, THE FILM
Free screening here from July 8 – 13: https://vimeo.com/281505765
AND
A free webinar Q&A, A CONVERSATION WITH ACTRESS TOVAH FELDSHUH
star of "Golda's Balcony", Broadway's longest running one-woman show in history!
Sunday, July 12, 2020
12:00 pm PDT / 3:00 pm EDT
Registration is required at lajfilmfest.org or https://us02web.zoom.us/…/register/WN_uELzPyP7QnGgaRiZ6hhl_g
Registration will fill up quickly! If you’re unable to join on Zoom because we have reached capacity, you can watch us on Facebook Live: https://lajfilmfest.org/
Description: The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and Jewish Journal are proud to present GOLDA’S BALCONY and a Q&A CONVERSATION WITH ACTRESS TOVAH FELDSHUH.  Join LAJFF for an online intimate conversation with distinguished actress Tovah Feldshuh! Ms. Feldshuh will talk about her critically acclaimed performance in "Golda's Balcony", the longest running one woman show on Broadway, and the new film by the same name, along with her illustrious and extensive career as an actress in film, television and theater, including memorable roles such as the infamous Naomi Bunch, on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend!”  "Golda's Balcony, The Film" winner the Audience Award for "Best Film" at LAJFF 2019 (and 20+ other festivals!) The film will be FREE to stream online in advance of the Webinar, with a link available from July 8 - 13 (available on lajfilmfest.org.) This streaming presentation will be the finale exhibition. After a total of 75 Official Selections, "Golda's Balcony, The Film," starring TOVAH FELDSHUH, (by William Gibson and directed by Scott Schwartz) will reappear on screens and streaming tv in 2025.
ABOUT TOVAH FELDSHUH—A Broadway star for more than four decades, Tovah Feldshuh is a six-time Emmy & Tony nominee and has been awarded three honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters. For her theatre work, she has won four Drama Desks, four Outer Critics Circle and multiple prestigious awards for Golda’s Balcony. Other Broadway credits include Yentl, Cyrano, Lend Me a Tenor, Irena’s Vow, and the show stopping trapeze-swinging Berthe in Pippin. Off-Broadway and nationally, Ms. Feldshuh debuted in dozens of productions playing everything from Tallulah Bankhead to Holocaust Denier Brenda Goodsen, opposite Ed Asner in The Soap Myth. In 2019 starred as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the LA Premiere of Jonathan Shapiro’s Sisters-In-Law. Ms. Feldshuh’s TV credits include The Walking Dead, Law & Order, and the infamous Naomi Bunch, on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend where she can be seen singing the dignified showstopper: “Where’s the Bathroom!” Films include: Kissing Jessica Stein, A Walk on the Moon, Brewster's Millions, Just My Luck, and her award-winning performance as Prime Minister Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony The Film. Her most recent one-woman show Tovah is LEONA! enjoyed sold-out engagements. She is currently writing her first book about the mother-daughter relationship and other great roles she has played entitled LILYVILLE, to be released Mother’s Day 2021. www.tovahfeldshuh.com

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
NEW FROM THE ART THEATER OF LONG BEACH’s Virtual Cinema
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Additionally, on 7/9 join a panel discussion presented by the Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery, Alabama, featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette and Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter. In partnership with the Capri Theatre. 7:30pm EST / 4:30pm PST.
Description: The Art Theatre of Long Beach is proud to team up once again with Magnolia Pictures to offer a new virtual cinema: JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE.  Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life. Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary.

Picture Of HIs Life, An LA Jewish Film Festival Virtual Cinema Special Screening
Available now—click here for tickets: https://pictureofhislife.vhx.tv/products/picture-of-his-life-for-la-jewish-film-festival?fbclid=IwAR3nOb4lygzx2qq2C7xKsB92D1ul9P-31gDJ1jw24cEAQrLRYZX1UUjDCNE
SPECIAL NOTICE!!! Tune in to the free Q&A on Sunday, June 28 at 4 PM with subject/photographer Amos Nachoum, director Dani Menkin and others. Register here: https://www.pictureofhislife.com/q-a  and you will get a Zoom link in return email.
See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/344470268 and enjoy the KPFK Film Club's Review here:
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Description: Winner of 6 Audience awards for Best Documentary from all over the country!  Amos Nachoum is one of the greatest underwater photographers of all times. Fascinated by the most fearsome creatures on Earth, he has developed a unique approach that puts him face to face with his subjects without any protection.  He swam with crocodiles and killer whales, with anacondas and with great white sharks but one major predator has always eluded him, the Polar bear. “It’s the one animal, where humans are part of their food chain.”  He tried before and barely escaped, but now, after four decades in the wilderness, Amos is determined to give it one last shot. We’ve heard quite a few good things about this one. And it’s available RIGHT NOW!! Pay what you want: Any sum above the minimum is accepted. Any help will greatly support the production and the LA Jewish Film Festival—they thank you for your support!

DIAS DE GRACIA, (DAYS OF GRACE)
HOLA MEXICO VIRTUAL THEATER
Coming 7/2-5, 2020
TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0ts2_rheKA
Tickets: https://xerb.tv/channel/holamexicoff/virtual-events
Description: GREAT NEWS!! The Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre presented by the Hola Mexico Film Festival series has been extended due to the online series’ popularity. The festival wants to continue giving viewers the chance to see some of the best films that have come out of Mexico in recent years and serve as a reminder of how much Mexican cinema has grown in the past two decades. The films have been specially curated for this online theater event experience which will keep the fires burning until the 12th edition of Hola Mexico Film Festival which will take place September 2020…Soccer World Cup, Sacred times where everything goes. The entire world on a paralyzing vertex. A cop, a hostage, a family, vengeance... Three ways to fight, in order to survive. Applauded and heralded at the #Cannes Film Festival, a movie that will keep you and hold you from its first minute, and will not let go. Directed by Everado Gout, DIAS DE GRACIA stars Tnoch Huerto, Dolores Heredia, Harold Torres, Carlos Bardem, and Christian Ferrer.

A FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING IN SOLIDARITY WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER FROM KINO LORBER!!!
KING, A FILMED RECORD…MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS
Available now at https://kinonow.com/king-a-filmed-record-montgomery-to-memphis  during the month of June.
Description: Academy Award Nominee—Best Documentary Feature 1970 As an independent distributor, Kino Lorber recognizes the power of film to effect change. While widespread documentation by camera phones and social media is unique to recent protests, the filming of revolutions is not new and there is much to be learned about our present situation by looking to the past. For that reason, Kino Lorber is offering free streaming of the Oscar-nominated documentary King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis during the month of June. Made exactly 50 years ago, this vital document captures and celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and depicts Black people’s battle against brutality and oppression, serving as an urgent reminder that racist violence is woven into our national history. This painful past continues to echo with the recent murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, and countless others.Kino Lorber supports the #BlackLivesMatter movement and stand firmly with those protesting police violence and against white supremacy. Kino Lorber is committed to an anti-racist media and an economically just film industry that supports diverse voices. Recognizing that many barriers to entry exist to starting a career in independent film and media, Kino Lorger is establishing and shaping a new Kino College Ambassador Program open to students of color nationwide who will be mentored by our teams in distribution, publicity, marketing, education, and sales. There is deep racial injustice within our industry and Kino Lorber, as one of its long-time gatekeepers, cannot deny being part of the problem. Though a small company, they aspire to contribute meaningfully to impactful change by taking a hard look at their own hiring and advancement practices, recognizing that they need more inclusive representation within their own ranks.  Kino Lorber will also be donating to Black Lives Matter, Black Visions Collective, National Bailout, and other organizations focused on racial justice on an ongoing basis, and encourage others to do the same. First and foremost, there is a need to accelerate change by confronting pervasive racism in their own industry, and they are committed to doing so.

THE ART THEATER IN LONG BEACH OFFERS A TIMELY VIRTUAL 3 FILM BUNDLE, and RAISES CHARITABLE FUNDS
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO; WHOSE STREETS?; TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

You can access the films here: https://magnoliapictures.vhx.tv/…/documentary-bundle-art-th…
Description: The Art Theatre (https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/ ) is proud to team up with Magnolia Pictures to offer via virtual cinema three documentaries that speak strongly to systemic inequity.  These three films can encourage deep and reflective conversations with friends, family, co-workers and our children. Watch the 3 Movie Bundle from Home for a reasonable fee…ALL proceeds of this rental will be donated to TheBailProject.org. The Bail Project National Revolving Bail Fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system, including providing bail assistance to protestors (https://bailproject.org/  ) Please note: this film is compatible with desktop, tablet, smartphone, Chromecast, and AirPlay. If you wish to watch on another device, check https://magnoliapictures.vhx.tv/help  before you purchase. There are no native apps for smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV.
In I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.
WHOSE STREETS, told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
BTW, Still Playing this week:  THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES
In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES, Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, offering an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Anne and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES gives us a moving perspective on both.

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, HOLA MEXICO VIRTUAL THEATRE TO CONTINUE WITH ONLINE SCREENINGS OF ACCLAIMED MEXICAN FILMS!!!!
Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre to include the upcoming screenings:
Tickets for screenings of the Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre are available at: https://xerb.tv/channel/holamexicoff/virtual-events
June 4 - 7, La Negrada--Dir. Jorge Pérez Solano
June 11, Vuelve a la vida – Dir. Carlos Hagerman
June 12, Heli – Dir. Amat Escalante
June 13, Paraíso – Dir. Mariana Chenillo
June 14, Abel – Dir. Diego Luna
Each one of the curated films will play for only twenty-four hours and will include a pre-recorded Q&A session.
Proceeds of each "ticket" will be shared with the filmmaker. When you support the festival, you support the filmmaker!
Description: The Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre presented by the Hola Mexico Film Festival series has been extended due to the online series’ popularity. The festival wants to continue giving viewers the chance to see some of the best films that have come out of Mexico in recent years and serve as a reminder of how much Mexican cinema has grown in the past two decades. The films have been specially curated for this online theater event experience.  The actual Hola Mexico Film Festival has been postponed until September 2020.  In support of the African American Community, Hola Mexico Virtual Theatre will offer the film of La Negrada (Black Mexicans) from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets are extremely reasonable and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Shot entirely in small towns throughout Oaxaca’s gorgeous Costa Chica, La Negrada is the first Mexican fiction film to portray the country’s long-neglected black population. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijrmdHp91ZE
ABOUT HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL
Founded in 2008, Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, strives to highlight the best and brightest talents in Mexican cinematography. Spanning comedies, dramas, horror films and documentaries, the festival showcases high quality films in a festive atmosphere in conjunction with exclusive parties and outdoor concerts. Celebrating its 12th edition, Hola Mexico Film Festival returns to Los Angeles in September 2020, offering film enthusiasts a chance to screen many beloved Mexican films and interact with the filmmakers and talent through special events.

Hola Mexico Virtual Theater
The Hola Mexico Film Festival is providing cinephiles the opportunity to watch the best in Mexican cinema while staying safe at home.
12th edition of Hola Mexico Film Festival to be postponed to September 2020.
The online film series starts May 21. The films have been specially curated for this online theater event experience. Info and tickets for screenings of the Hola Mexico Virtual Theater are available at:
https://xerb.tv/channel/holamexicoff/virtual-events
May 21, Los Parecidos – Dir. Isaac Ezban
May 22, El Estudiante – Dir. Roberto Girault
May 23, Revolucion- Directors- Mariana Chenillo, Fernanda Eimbcke Amat Escalante, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rodrigo Garcia, Diego Luna, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas, Patrica Riggen
May 24, Oso Polar- Dir. Marcelo Tobar
May 28, Los Ojos del Mar- Dir. Jose Alvarez
May 29, Historias Del Desencanto- Dir. Alejandro Valle
May 30, El Cielo Abierto –Dir Everardo Gonzalez
May 31, Tiempos Felices-Dir- Luis Javier H.
*More films to be announced soon! With weekly screenings from Thursdays to Sundays.
Each one of the curated films will play for only twenty-four hours, and will include a pre-recorded Q&A session.
Proceeds of each "ticket" will be shared with the filmmaker.
"We're talking about some of the best films to have come out of Mexico yet were never released in the United States, or if they did screen in the U.S., it was for a limited time, and they are certainly not currently available to view anywhere else," says Samuel Douek, Founder & Director of the Hola Mexico Film Festival.

The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Virtual Screening Room Continues...
Get more information, and the necessary links, at the LAJFF Website:  https://lajfilmfest.org/
Join in May Day weekend for some comic relief in the Celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel at 72! In partnership with with Go2Films, the LAJFF and Jewish Journal are proud to to bring you these short comedies for a limited time only (a free streaming experience!):

WELCOME AND OUR CONDOLENCES (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/welcomeandourcondolences)
In 1991, the start of the Jewish immigration wave from the USSR to Israel, 12-year old Misha films his family's journey. The traumatic immigration experience turns absurd when their old aunt dies on the plane just before they land. Now, the family must to go through various levels of bureaucracy with an immigrating corpse.
AN AVERAGE STORY (https://vimeo.com/ondemand/anaveragestory  )
Avi Cohen has just been informed that he is the most average man who ever lived. Overnight, he reluctantly becomes a national icon and instant celebrity. With his wife's enthusiastic urging, they translate the situation into a business venture that goes surprisingly awry.
This offer is available for FREE with code until Monday,
May 4; ENTER PROMO CODE: Celebrating72

THE LITTLE TRAITOR, WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY LYNN ROTH
Watch the film ANYTIME for free on AMAZON PRIME or TUBI
Description:  In celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, stream for FREE NOW the perfect movie for Israel's Independence Day! LAJFF's Audience Award Winner.  Based on the novel by Israel’s foremost author Amos 0z and starring the brilliant Alfred Molina,  the film is the story of a young boy who befriends a British soldier during the Mandate up until the day of the U.N vote for Israel to become a nation. The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Virtual Screening Room… STAY SAFE, STAY HOME where you still can WATCH MORE MOVIES!

SHORT EXPORT -MADE IN GERMANY 2020
Digital Stream on Wednesday, April 29th between 6:00 PM - 10:00PM (Pacific time).
To view the program, Copy & paste the password ShortExport*goes*LA_2020 into the appropriate field on the GOETHE INSTITUTE page: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/los/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=21830902&fbclid=IwAR0i3SOWf9mBkcgkizVPKJkYxTRCvc5pYEnP6ATaxYu9jkWx7uwY_dXyfLs   ;  Free with Password
Please note, the program is only available during the 4 hour viewing period on Wednesday, April 29th between 6:00 PM - 10:00PM (Pacific time).  Once you have access, click on the CC in the bottom right corner of the video to choose English, German, or French subtitles. You may also select to view the program "Full Screen."
Description: Celebrating its 15th edition, SHORT EXPORT -MADE IN GERMANY, the successful German-French cooperative project between the Goethe-Institut Lyon, the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, the AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association, German Films, and the KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg, presents a curated program selected from the several hundred short films submitted to the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand. Each year, this program presents an exceptional and multi-facetted selection from recent German short film productions. This years' 85-minute SHORT EXPORT - Made in Germany program presents six current films, selected from almost 600 German submissions in Clermont-Ferrand, which illustrate the artistic, stylistic and thematic diversity of German short film making. In a humorous and unconventional manner, the films deal with home, self-optimization, strong women and weak men. A project of the Goethe-Institut Lyon, the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand, the AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association, German Films, and the KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg. SHORT EXPORT - MADE IN GERMANY 2020:
ASCONA—A place that appears to have fallen out of time, that has remained unchanged since the 1950s. A miniature golf course becomes an analogy for society.
UZI—A young woman leaves home and sets off to see the world. But the parent-daughter relationship is so strong that, in the end, these ties become destructive.
DER PROBAND—The unemployed Dominique becomes a test subject in a clinic, in order to finance the shared dream of owning a house in the countryside with his girlfriend Janine. A struggle for money and pride ensues as Dominique's body slowly reaches its limits.
FACELIFT—The greatest influencer ever? Your own subconscious mind! A man introduces us to his surreal philosophy while his head develops a life of its own.
DIE TINTE TROCKNET NICHT—Two friends, young German Muslim girls, share a flat. They go swimming together, observe the culture around them, the church, dating, relationships and each other. The film follows their paths as one of them gets to know someone, while the other goes on a journey of self-discovery.
HOT DOG—Hannah is in a love-hate relationship with her vagina. She tells the story of how her sexuality has changed over time: like that moment when she discovered the vibration function on her PlayStation controller.

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna
Mon. 5/11, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 5/12 at 1PM, at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at:
https://www.laemmle.com/film/jonas-kaufmann-my-vienna
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aa748piMK8&feature=emb_logo
Description: Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus many classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna. Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen.  Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. His grandmother had a fondness for the light classics and was happy to sing the evergreens of Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and Robert Stolz – a nice contrast to his grandfather’s passion for Wagner. As a child, Jonas spent much of his free time on his grandparents’ farm in Tyrol. Austrian television was almost more familiar to him than its German counterpart. Since then he has had a deep love for Viennese songs and operetta. “The music always put me in a good mood”, he recalls. “When I had unlikeable things to do as a student, like cleaning or vacuuming, all I had to do was play Carlos Kleiber’s Fledermaus recording, and in no time at all I had a grin on my face.” ‘The world’s greatest tenor’ (The Telegraph)  “The most important, versatile tenor of his generation.” (New York Times)  ‘The biggest opera star in the world’ (Classic FM) ‘The tenor with the Golden voice’ (The Guardian).  Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna, is another fascinating Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation.

Romeo and Juliet
Mon. 4/27, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 4/28 at 1PM
At Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at:
https://www.laemmle.com/film/romeo-and-juliet-1
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UStggtldG70&feature=emb_logo
Description:  The Bolshoi’s new production of Romeo and Juliet, captured live in Moscow on January 21, 2017!  In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their families, the Montagues and Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry doomed to cause heart-wrenching tragedy. Alexei Ratmansky stages the company's premiere with dramatic urgency and a fresh perspective on Shakespeare's revered classic. His brilliant adaptation set to Prokofiev's romantic score reignites the story of literature's most celebrated star-crossed lovers.
Romeo and Juliet is an exciting Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation.

Leonardo 500
Mon. 4/20, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 4/21 at 1PM
At Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at:
https://www.laemmle.com/film/leonardo-500
…AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFGIQrbvm8E
Description:  Leonardo 500 is a journey of discovery into the thinking and scientific legacy of Leonardo da Vinci. Starting from his codices, completely digitalized and analyzed thanks to artificial intelligence, the film reconstructs how his ideas are still valid and the basis of contemporary research and production. Leonardo 500  is another exciting  presentation in the Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Series!  

Easter in Art
Mon. 4/13, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 4/14, at 1PM
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/easter-art
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3vhmjzq6Xc&feature=emb_logo
Description:  Easter in Art, a wonderful Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation! The story of Christ’s death and resurrection has dominated western culture for the past 2000 years. It is perhaps the most significant historical event of all time, as recounted by the gospels but, equally, as depicted by the greatest artists in history. From the triumphant to the savage, the ethereal to the tactile, some of western civilization’s greatest artworks focus on this pivotal moment. This beautifully crafted film explores the Easter story as depicted in art, from the time of the early Christians to the present day. Shot on location in Jerusalem, United States and throughout Europe, the film explores the different ways artists have depicted the Easter story through the ages and thus depicts the history of us all.

FRIDA: Viva la Vida (Because of precautions re: COVID-19, The FRIDA CINEMA is currently closed but hopes to Open Fri. 4/3--PLEASE check their website for updates: https://thefridacinema.org/  )
Screens Mon. 4/6, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 4/7 at 1PM
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/frida-viva-la-vida
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/370863344
Description: Frida: Viva la Vida—A Fascinating Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation. The two sides of Frida Kahlo's spirit: on one side the revolutionary, pioneering artist of contemporary feminism and on the other, the human being, victim of her tortured body and a tormented marriage. With Asia Argento as narrator, the two faces of the artist will be revealed, by pursuing a common thread consisting of Frida’s own words: letters, diaries and private confessions. The film alternates interviews, with original documents, captivating reconstructions and Frida Kahlo’s own paintings, kept in some of the most amazing museums in Mexico.

In Search of Haydn
Mon. 3/30, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 3/31 at 1PM
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/search-haydn
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F54tc-s2HRc&feature=emb_logo  
Description: In Search of Haydn, an incredible Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation!  “Joyous, thrilling, informative and accessible.” ~ Empire.  “Quietly inspiring." ~ The Times.  “The film rescues Haydn from any neglect he may previously have suffered." ~ The Sunday Times. “Bracing, refreshing... simply very good indeed." ~ The Guardian.  Phil Grabsky’s biographical account of Joseph Haydn’s life is a visual and aural extravaganza, including breathtaking performances by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians. By speaking to some of the greatest exponents of Haydn’s music, this film redresses the balance and sheds light on the master and his work. Haydn’s life spanned from the end of the Baroque period to Napoleon’s invasion of Vienna, outliving his younger friend Mozart. He was one of the most prolific composers, producing more than 100 symphonies, 64 quartets, 16 extant operas, 51 piano sonatas and the oratorios The Creation and The Seasons. Through intimate and revealing interviews with experts and detailed extracts from Haydn’s personal recollections, the audience gains tremendous insight not only into Haydn’s music but an appreciation of the artist himself. The emphasis of the film, as with all the ‘In Search Of’ films, is on the performance – and interpretation – of the works of Haydn, the composer both Mozart and Beethoven looked up to.

Swan Lake
Mon. 3/23, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 3/24 at 1PM
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/swan-lake-4
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsUBCKT75BE
Description:  Swan Lake, a stunningly beautiful Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation!  The Bolshoi Ballet, Captured Live, with music by Pytor IlYich Tchaikovsky, choreography by Yuri Grigorovich. Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns for a live broadcast of the most-beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.

Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles Presents the Second Annual Celebration of Liminal Spaces and States of Being in Film …(This screening has been postponed; PLEASE check the website for updates: https://downtownindependent.com/about-our-theater/ )
CINE NEPANTLA—FEATURING The 2018 Mexican horror mockumentary, FERAL
FREE
Thursday, March 19, 7:30PM
Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S. Main St. Los Angeles CA 90012
LACLA curator and screenwriter Guido Segal will host a question and answer session with Kaiser following the screening.
For more information, please visit: lacla.org
Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/L9jRHTiyfHk
Description:  Directed by the emerging Mexican filmmaker Andrés Kaiser, FERAL takes place in the majestic landscape of the Oaxacan mountains, where videotape diaries and interviews reveal a shocking series of horrific events involving a psychoanalyst priest and his children patients.  Somewhere in the Oaxacan mountains are the burnt-out remains of a shelter that housed a psychoanalyst priest who was obsessed with rehabilitating savage children to place them back into society. Through videotape diaries, viewers are treated to a portrait of a man whose singular pursuit of this goal saw him excommunicated from the church he holds dear, separated from society, and plagued by a self-doubt which chipped away at his humanity. However, a more sinister picture begins to emerge as interviews with individuals from the nearby village and his close family appear.  Kaiser’s found-footage documentary weaves a spellbinding tale by featuring deep character explorations that threatens to spill into malevolence at any moment. Examining questions of blind faith, trust, and doubt, Kaiser explores the individual in relation to the church through a critical lens that highlights the hypocrisies prevalent within religion and builds on the idea of the “other,” an ostracized figure both feared and reviled.  The videotape diaries reveal conflicting elements: the nobility of the disgraced priest’s mission at odds with the unnatural goings-on that appear at the edges, leaving the audience unsettled. Kaiser keeps the truth hidden as long as possible, hinting at the horrors that lay buried deep within the film. A small cast of remarkable actors helps keep the atmosphere tense and frightening in the build-up to a haunting and unforgettable climax. Feral is a compelling debut that marks Kaiser as a talent to watch.

BLOW THE MAN DOWN
Sorry to say that the March 18th Special Advanced Screening of BLOW THE MAN DOWN has been cancelled because of precautions re: COVID-19. BLOW THE MAN DOWN will be viewable on Amazon Prime starting March 20.
See  the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWM1U_kd0rE&feature=emb_logo
Description:  Welcome to Easter Cove, a salty fishing village on the far reaches of Maine’s rocky coast. Grieving the loss of their mother and facing an uncertain future, Mary Beth & Priscilla Connolly cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man.  To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deeper into Easter Cove’s underbelly and uncover the town matriarchs' darkest secrets. Tribeca Film Festival, Best Screenplay, Winner; AFI Official Selection; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival.  Available at Amazon Prime Video 3/20/20.  More info at Amazon’s website: https://www.amazon.com/Blow-Man-Down-Morgan-Saylor/dp/B084H2K28P 

Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait
Mon. 3/16, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 3/17 at 1PM
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/lucian-freud-self-portrait
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWwpVmgvFog&feature=emb_logo
Description: Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait, a fabulous Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation! For the first time in history the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits. The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.Spanning nearly seven decades his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of aging and the process of self-representation.  This intensely compelling exhibition creates a unique opportunity for EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to reveal the life’s work of a master in one show.

Frida: Viva la Vida (Because of precautions re: COVID-19, The FRIDA CINEMA is currently closed but hopes to Open Fri. 4/3--PLEASE check their website for updates: https://thefridacinema.org/  )
A FREE Screening…..And A Chance to HELP!!!
Sunday, March 15th at 1:30pm
The Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Website Event Page: https://thefridacinema.org/event/9-to-5/
Description: Downtown Santa Ana's The Frida Cinema will host a benefit screening of 80's classic 9 TO 5 to help raise funds, clothes, and spirits for fellow non-profit organization Working Wardrobes.  Screening is free-of-charge, with the organizers asking guests to bring cash donations, gift cards, and/or suits, dresses, dress shirts, dress shoes, and belts -- all of which will support the rebuilding efforts of Working Wardrobes.  On February 2nd, tragedy struck the Irvine headquarters of Working Wardrobes – a non-profit whose mission to help low-income individuals find placement in the workforce has served over 105,000 job seekers – when a devastating fire broke out, ultimately claiming 100% of the charity’s belongings, including computers, files, and thousands of business/professional clothing items intended for recipients of their services. An initiative hash-tagged #RebuildWW has been actively helping to raise funds and clothes to help this organization rebuild, and this special benefit screening has been organized in answer to this important call for support. Tustin's N2 Tax & Bookkeeping has generously sponsored this event, ensuring that 100% of funds and items collected will be donated to Working Wardrobes. ABOUT THE FILM 9 TO 5: Judy (Jane Fonda), Violet (Lily Tomlin), and Doralee (Dolly Parton) are three smart and savvy co-workers who endure sexual harassment, condescension, and other indignities levied upon them by their “sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot” Mr. Hart (Dabney Coleman). When a freak accident occurs and the boss is suddenly unable to, uh, untie himself to resume his duties, the inventive trio seize the opportunity to make some productive, positive changes back at the office. “9 to 5 is tremendous fun.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. “[Parton] is, on the basis of this one film, a natural-born movie star, a performer who holds our attention so easily that it’s hard to believe it’s her first film.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times. “9 to 5 has laughs from beginning to end, a catchy theme song, clever editing techniques, and inspirational characters who prove that we’re better united than divided. If you haven’t already seen 9 to 5 you’re missing out.” – Tuesday Blue, Film Inquiry

#AnneFrank Parallel Stories
Mon. 3/9, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 3/10 at 1PM
Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/annefrank-parallel-stories
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfIJgmrwLe0
Description: A  historical Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation!  #AnneFrank Parallel Stories is a powerful retelling of Anne Frank's life through the pages of her extraordinary diary, guided by the Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren, and through the lives of five women who, as young girls, were also deported to concentration camps but survived the Holocaust. As a dedication to what would have been her 90th anniversary --and in cooperation with the Anne Frank Foundation --the documentary takes audiences into Anne's room within the secret annex of her family's hiding place before being deported, and through read excerpts of her diary intertwined with the experiences of the survivors who lived to tell their own parallel stories.
Special Note: A Q&A with Michael Berenbaum, renowned Holocaust scholar and expert in the film, will take place after the screening at the Royal!!

SORRY WE MISSED YOU
Call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets for a screening of your choice March 9-12 at the Nuart Theater, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Nuart Theater (11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025)
More info can be had at the Nuart’s website: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/nuart-theatre/film-info/sorry-we-missed-you  and the Zeitgeist Films website: https://zeitgeistfilms.com/film/sorrywemissedyou
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzkYwJH91xE&feature=emb_logo
Description:  The British working class is once again the empathetic subject of the new film by master director Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake; The Wind That Shakes the Barley; Sweet Sixteen), a wrenching, intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy.” Ricky (Kris Hitchen), a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby (Debbie Honeywood), parents of two teenagers, lost their home in the 2008 financial crash and are desperate to make a better life for their family. When an opportunity comes for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car, to trade it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky can work his way up to someday owning his own delivery franchise. But instead, it all goes wrong. Starts Friday, 3/6 at the Nuart Theater! Capturing the sacred moments that make a family as well as the acts of desperation needed to make it through each day, this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty. (In English with English subtitles.) Read the Film Club Review here:
https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2581110675497476/?type=3&theater 

Super Tuesday Results on the Frida Cinema's BIG Screen!
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Tuesday, March 3 - 6pm. Admission to this event is free
Get more info at: https://thefridacinema.org/event/super-tuesday-2020/
Description:  Watch the Super Tuesday results for the Democratic Primary as they come in with friends and neighbors — on the big screen at The Frida! The day where the biggest number of states hold primary elections in a given election cycle, Super Tuesday has the power to make or break presidential candidates.  Past Super Tuesday winners include Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Mitt Romney, all of whom went on to win their respective party’s nomination. As such, the stakes are high, and watching the news coverage can often be as thrilling as watching a movie — so take it all in at a cinema!  Admission to this event is free, with doors opening at 6PM.  Whether you’re feeling the Bern, supporting Mayor Pete, like all of them, dislike all of them, and whether you’re a Democrat or an Independent or Republican or Whig or Undecided Voter, all are welcome! NO RSVP necessary – they’ll keep packing their auditorium until they’re full!

MARCH 3 | FOR THE PEOPLE
ARRAY CREATIVE CAMPUS-180 Glendale Blvd #5826, Los Angeles, CA 90026
FREE SCREENING with your "I Voted" Sticker -OR- with advance RSVP via www.ARRAYNow.com !
Description:  VOTE…THEN ENJOY A FREE FILM SCREENING!!!!  ARRAY is thrilled to host a day of film screenings reflecting on democracy and politics through a global cinema lens THIS TUESDAY, MARCH 3 - Super Tuesday!  The ARRAY line-up features work by Oscar-winner Alfonso Cuarón, Saudi Arabia’s first female director, Haifaa Al-Mansour, one of the first African American women directors to emerge in the 1960s, trailblazing filmmaker Madeline Anderson, and award-winning Italian documentary filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo.  Vote and then come watch a film with ARRAY! All showings at our creative campus in Historic Filipinotown are FREE with your "I Voted" Sticker -OR- with advance RSVP via www.ARRAYNow.com!
 --12:00PM | INTEGRATION REPORT 1 (1960) with I AM SOMEBODY (1970) by Madelaine Anderson (RT 50min)  In I AM SOMEBODY nearly 400 poorly paid black women hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase. And in INTEGRATION REPORT 1, the struggle for black equality is examined on the front lines of the fight for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Alabama; Brooklyn, New York; and Washington, D.C. *50th & 60th Anniversaries respectively*
--2:00PM | CHILDREN OF MEN (2006) directed by Alfonso Cuaron (RT 1hr 54min)  When infertility threatens mankind with extinction, a disillusioned journalist becomes an unlikely champion in the fight for human survival.
--5:00PM | THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (1967) directed by Gillo Pontecorvo (RT 2hr 1min)  A recreation of the events that took place in the capital city of French Algeria between November 1954 and December 1957, during the Algerian War of Independence.
--7:30PM | THE PERFECT CANDIDATE (2019) by Haifaa Al-Mansour (RT 1hr 44min)  A determined young Saudi doctor inadvertently runs for local political office and her family and community struggle to accept their town’s first female candidate.

In Search of Chopin
Mon. 3/2, at 7:30 PM, and Tues. 3/3 at 1PM
Laemmle’s Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/search-chopin
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMRwaQ4DeA4&feature=emb_logo
Description: Another Incredible Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation: In Search of Chopin! "A superb account providing an understanding of the creative impulse and how it is captured and expressed." ~ The National Business Review.  "An indelible portrait offering a rich and personal insight into Chopin the man and his music." ~ URBANCINEFILE.  Chopin’s grave in Paris remains a place of pilgrimage and his music continues to sell out concert halls worldwide – but who exactly was this man who was terrified of public performance, who fled his Polish homeland for Paris never to return, took up with the most notorious transvestite in France, rarely gave public performances and, despite a life of ill-health, wrote some of the deepest and most powerful music ever written? How exactly did a young Polish boy rise to such heady heights? For four years, award-winning Phil Grabsky travelled the globe in his quest to lay bare the life and music of Chopin. Some of the world’s best musicians provide the music, including Leif Ove Andsnes, Daniel Barenboim, Ronald Brautigam and the Orchestra of the 18th Century. Funny, heartbreaking, inspirational – this film has been called the first to really illustrate the true nature of this remarkable and still widely-loved composer.

Giselle
This magical Laemmle Culture Vulture feature screens Mon. 2/24 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 2/25 at 1PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/giselle-0
...AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Description:  Giselle touches upon great and universal romantic themes. In this brand new production, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings a fresh perspective to one of the oldest and greatest works of classical dance, giving the audience an opportunity to discover this iconic ballet anew. Filmed at the Bolshoi in Moscow, with music by the prolific opera and ballet composer Adolphe Adam.

EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO (IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND)
All KPFK Listeners are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets!  You don’t have to be a KPFK Film Club Member for this one, but please consider, when you call, JOINING the Film Club and ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!!!!
Sunday, February 23, at 3:00PM
Downtown Independent, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Visit Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles ( https://lacla.org/  ) and the theater’s website ( https://downtownindependent.com/playing-soon/  )for ticket and other info.
Description: The Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) presents a special screening of the renowned Mexican film EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO (IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND,) directed by Roberto Gavaldón and starring Arturo de Córdova.  The 1951 film is considered by many critics to be one of the best movies of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema.  En la palma de tu mano was nominated for 11 Ariel Awards and won 8, including Best Picture and Best Director. Featuring a memorable score by Gavaldón’s regular collaborator Raúl Lavista and crisp black and white cinematography, the film remains as alluring as when it hit the theaters in 1951. This captivating film noir features Arturo de Córdova as an unscrupulous clairvoyant who swindles wealthy women using the information that his wife Clara, a hairdresser in a beauty parlor, provides him. His life takes an unexpected turn when he tries to blackmail the beautiful widow Ada Romano, played by Leticia Palma, and falls in love. About Arturo de Córdova: Among the many talented personalities in Mexican cinematic history, perhaps none is as predictable as Arturo de Córdova, who acted in over one hundred films. Graced with a movie star’s handsome looks and a sonorous voice, he might have been an accomplished romantic lead or action hero. Instead, he shined as a complex, sophisticated character, capable of turning generic character types inside out. His flair for fractured, ambivalent, ironic and inscrutable characters flew in the face of traditional machismo, shedding a feminine light on the figure of the Mexican man. Born in Mérida, Mexico, Córdova had a relatively short tenure in Hollywood, during which he portrayed romantic leads, adventurous heroes and rascals. His return to Mexico led to some of the most astonishing films of his prolific career, including En la palma de tu mano (In the palm of your hand) and El esqueleto de la señora Morales (The Skeleton of Mrs. Morales). Presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Matthew Bourne's Romeo + Juliet
This wonderful Laemmle Culture Vulture feature screens Mon. 2/17 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 2/18 at 1PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/matthew-bournes-romeo-juliet
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsSFV8B4CI4&feature=emb_logo
Description: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet has been hailed as ‘the single most eagerly awaited dance show for 2019’ by The Daily Telegraph.  This passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic story of love and conflict is set in the not-too-distant future in ‘The Verona Institute.’ Here ‘difficult’ young people are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality.  Our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together.  A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery, filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London especially for cinemas. Directed and Choreographed by MATTHEW BOURNE, with music by SERGEI PROKOFIEV.

Just Mercy
Starts Fri., Feb. 14
Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St,, Long Beach, CA 90814
Get more info about the film at
https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/   …
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice at the amazing Art Theater, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=GVQbeG5yW78&feature=emb_logo
Description:  Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” “Creed,” “Creed II”) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django: Unchained”) and Brie Larson (“Room,” “The Glass Castle,” “Captain Marvel”) star in Just Mercy an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen. Director Destin Daniel Cretton’s powerful and thought-provoking true-story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson.) One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx,) who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them.

Earth
This important Laemmle Culture Vulture feature screens Mon. 2/10 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 2/11 at 1PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/earth-1
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RQ3yFmDz-E   
Description: Winner--Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin International Film Festival.  “One of the most important and poignant environmental documentaries in recent years.” – Cineuropa. EARTH was filmed at seven locations that humans have transformed on a grand scale: Entire mountains being moved in California; a tunnel being sliced through rock at the Brenner Pass; an open-cast mine in Hungary; a marble quarry in Italy; a copper mine in Spain; the salt mine used to store radioactive waste in Wolfenbüttel; and a tar sands landscape in Canada. Initially shown from above as abstract paintings, these terrains are subsequently explored on the ground: The film weaves together observational footage of machines in operation with conversations with the workers. Alongside statements on work processes, environmental damage and technological change, EARTH makes this constructed world visible in unique fashion by subtly paring it down: the piles of grey matter, hills and mountains. The blackness and the cracks. The sandy landscapes, criss-crossed by an array of mechanical devices that scuttle about like caterpillars or worms. The dimensions are gigantic, the proportions out of control; the world has slipped from humanity’s grasp. “There is always a bigger machine, a bigger engine and when all fails there is dynamite. We always win,” boasts a quarry worker. Or do we?  “This documentary depicts searing images of the destruction of Earth’s topography and candid conversations with workers, engineers, and scientists. The jury commends the lamentation for Mother Earth spoken by an aboriginal Canadian woman at the conclusion of the film, which is an invitation to reflect on our responsibility.” ~ Jury statement, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlinale Forum 2019.  “Geyrhalter proves again that he is a unique figure in world cinema." ~ Guardian.  “High ambition is matched by impressive execution, resulting in a thought-provoking contribution to ongoing ecological debates.” ~ Hollywood Reporter.  Director, producer, writer and cinematographer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter was born in Vienna, Austria in 1972. Geyrhalter’s static-camera, well-paced observational films tackle their subjects head-on, whether it’s exploring the terrain in Chernobyl, Ukraine (Pripyat), tracing the route of the Dakar Rally (7915 Km), or investigating the production of processed foods (Our Daily Bread).

A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN FILM
4 FREE Fantastic Films From Which to Choose.
Sat. Feb. 8, starting at 11AM
Array Creative Campus, 180 Glendale Blvd.
Register for tickets (first come first served) at http://www.arraynow.com/amanda-cinema
Description: ARRAY just announced a new pop-up screening series that they are hosting in partnership with Reebok! Register for free tickets online—choose from 4 fantastic films: HONEY BOY directed by Alam Har'el, QUEEN AND SLIM directed by Melina Matsoukas, LATE NIGHT directed by Nisha Ganatra, THE FAREWELL directed by Lulu Wang.

Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones
Saturday, Feb 8, 8:00 pm
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Get more info at the Frida’s website:  https://thefridacinema.org/event/rolling-stone-life-and-death-of-brian-jones/
And…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and  ENJOY THE FUN!!!  Tickets are very limited and subject to availability so you’ll want to call right away!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E96ZOaesGoQ
Description:  Director Danny Garcia explores the misadventures of one of the 60s’ biggest rock stars in the new documentary Rolling Stone: Life and Death of Brian Jones. Topping the charts with The Rolling Stones and dating actress Anita Pallenberg, Brian Jones emerged as the face and poster boy of the Bohemian Swingin’ London scene.  However, his excessive lifestyle ended up costing him dearly, with him succumbing to the acid-ridden lifestyle so prevalent at the time. Targeted by the authorities and media, he spiraled out of control and lost Anita as well as the respect of his fellow Stones. Two years later, Brian was found at the bottom of his swimming pool, with the verdict found to be death by misadventure. Diving into the strange circumstances surrounding Jones’ shocking death, Rolling Stone is an intriguing look at one of rock’s greatest icons.

THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US
ARRAY’s Creative Campus, 180 Glendale Blvd., LA 90026.
Wednesday, February 5th
At 6PM or 8PM
The filmmaker Simon Frederick will be here to participate in a conversation + reception at 7:15PM.
All KPFK Listeners are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to either screening and the reception.
You can also reserve tickets directly for the 6PM screening + reception at https://www.goelevent.com/ARRAYReleasing/e/THEYVEGOTTAHAVEUS
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D5Dhk0LJBQ
Description:  THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US is a dynamic chronicle of art, activism and race in Black Cinema featuring in-depth interviews with some of Hollywood’s most iconic voices. ARRAY will premiere the full docu-series on Netflix on February 5, 2020. THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US was conceived, produced and directed by Simon Frederick, a UK-based self-taught artist, photographer, filmmaker and broadcaster. The series features revealing interviews with Diahann Carroll, John Singleton, Kasi Lemmons, John Boyega, Harry Belafonte, Robert Townsend, David Oyelowo, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne, Kasi Lemmons and Barry Jenkins are among the many barrier-breaking filmmakers and stars featured in THEY'VE GOTTA HAVE US. The series also includes clips from and commentary about such seminal films as Carmen Jones, Claudine, Lilies of the Field, Do The Right Thing, Boyz in the Hood, Hollywood Shuffle, Black Panther and Moonlight.

In Search of Beethoven
A marvelous Laemmle Culture Vulture feature screening Mon. 2/03 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 2/04 at 1PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/search-beethoven
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAkWBMdoBrQ&feature=emb_logo     
Description: “[A] highly entertaining and informative biography, presenting Beethoven as a working artist rather than a caricatured grumpy genius.” -- Jonathan Lennie, TimeOut London.  From Seventh Art Productions, the makers of In Search of Mozart, award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky returns with a new feature-length biographical film In Search of Beethoven.  In Search of Beethoven has brought together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer. The line-up of performers and interviewees includes Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Frans Brüggen, Ronald Brautigam, Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin, Janine Jansen, Paul Lewis, Lars Vogt, and Emanuel Ax among others. The film will be narrated by Juliet Stevenson and young RSC actor David Dawson. Phil Grabsky is one of the UK's leading film-makers. He has specialized in arts, biographical and historical documentaries for over 20 years for television and cinema. Recent highlights have included the award-winning cinema films The Boy who Plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan, Heavy Water - a Film for Chernobyl, Escape from Luanda.  As Time Out described it,“Phil Grabsky's In Search of Mozart can't be bettered...Gush-free, serious, but with an exciting sense of occasion”. Other highlights include historical programmes with Terry Jones for the BBC and Discovery, major films on Pelé and Muhammed Ali and more than 100 visual arts programmes with Tim Marlow for channel Five and Sky Arts. His arts programmes, which are informative, engaging and stimulating, reveal both a seriousness of purpose and his wide interests. ‘One of the finest movies about a great musician I've ever seen’--Philip French – Observer.  ‘A hit...it was so terrific I wept’--Angie Errigo - Mail on Sunday.  ‘In Search of Beethoven is fit for a maestro…As good as Grabsky’s In Search of Mozart which also took the usual cliches about the man and gently tore them apart’--Evening Standard

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS 2020: LIVE ACTION, DOCUMENTARY, and ANIMATED at the LAEMMLE’S Pasadena Playhouse 7!!
All KPFK Listeners Are Invited to Call in for Available Tickets!!!
Fri 1/31 thru 2/6
Laemmle’s Playouse 7, 673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
Get more info at the Playhouse 7’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/series/2020-oscar-nominated-shorts
Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets; you don’t have to be a KPFK Film Club Member for these events, but please, when you call, consider JOINING the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=30&v=L51rz7wmPac&feature=emb_logo
Description:  Don't miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the categories of Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, AND the Documentary Shorts at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7!!
The Live Action Program includes: Brotherhood (Canada/Tunisia/Qatar/Sweden), about a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia who is deeply shaken when his oldest son returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife; Nefta Football Club (France/Tunisia), in which two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert—wearing headphones over its ears; The Neighbors’ Window (USA), the story of a frustrated wife and mother whose life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment; Saria (USA), the tale of two inseparable orphaned sisters as they fight against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at Virgen de La Asuncion Safe Home in Guatemala; and A Sister (Belgium), about a woman in trouble who must make the most important call of her life.
The Animated Program includes: Daughter (Czech Republic), about a daughter who recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her father; Hair Love (USA), a heartfelt story centering around the relationship between an African-American father, his young daughter, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across—doing his daughter’s hair for the first time; Kitbull (USA), revealing the unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull; Mémorable (France), about a painter who begins experiencing strange events—slowly, furniture, objects and people lose their realism, sometimes disintegrating; and Sister (China/USA), in which a man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently? This program will be rounded out with additional animated shorts.
The Documentary Shorts Program includes: Life Overtakes Me -tells the story of traumatized children of the refugee diaspora who are in such profound despair that they withdraw into a coma-like state. in Sweden, over 400 refugee children have been afflicted with this life-threatening psychosomatic illness, and the film accompanies two of them and their families on their frightening odyssey through Resignation Syndrome; Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) - in Afghanistan, many young girls are not allowed to participate in sports. Cultural and religious norms, along with other factors such as safety concerns and years of warfare, have resulted in limited athletic and recreational opportunities for women and girls, especially those who come from impoverished neighborhoods. But there is a new generation of Afghan girls who believe they can do anything. Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write - and skateboard - in Kabul; In the Absence-When the passenger ferry MV Sewol sank off the coast of South Korea in 2014, over three hundred people lost their lives, most of them schoolchildren. Years later, the victims’ families and survivors are still demanding justice from the national authorities; Walk Run Cha-Cha - Paul and Millie Cao fell in love as teenagers in Vietnam but were soon separated by the war. Years later they finally reunited in California. Now, after decades of working hard to build new lives, they are making up for lost time on the dance floor. Shot over a period of six years, Walk Run Cha-Cha is an intimate, beautifully-crafted story about immigration, transformation and the power of love; St. Louis Superman - Bruce Franks Jr., a Ferguson, Missouri activist and battle rapper who was elected to the overwhelmingly white and Republican Missouri House of Representatives, must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles to pass a bill critical for his community.


THE 2020 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS
Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
Screenings start Fri., Jan. 31
Get More Info at: https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/film/2020-oscar-shorts/
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjAKS8CoZ8E
AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to all the Shorts programs, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK FILM CLUB and enjoy the fun!!!
Description: THE EVENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!!  For the 15th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Jan. 31st. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th.

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ANIMATED SHORTS
Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 15 min.
Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry, USA, 7 min.
Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan, USA, 9 min.
Memorable – Bruno Collet, France, 12 min.
Sister – Siqi Song, China/USA, 8 min.
Plus a selection of additional animated shorts, TBD

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LIVE ACTION SHORTS
Brotherhood – Meryan Joobeur, Tunisia, 25 min.
Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat, Tunisia/France, 17 min.
The Neighbors’ Window – Marshall Curry, USA, 20 min.
Saria – Bryan Buckley, USA, 23 min.
A Sister – Delphine Girard, Belgium, 16 min.

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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if You’re a Girl) - Carol Dysinger, UK, 39 min.
Life Overtakes Me - John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, Sweden/USA, 39 min.
In the Absence - Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea, 28 min.
St. Louis Superman - Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, USA, 28 min.
Walk Run Cha-Cha - Laura Nix, USA, 21 min.

CINE NUEVA ONDA (FILM NEW WAVE)--Celebrating experimental Latinx & Latin American film!
Thursday, January 30, 6:30PM
Luckman Intimate Theatre at Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles CA 90032
For more information https://lacla.org/
Free Event
Description:  In the spirit of #MoreLatinosInHollywood,  an exciting free film event!!  Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles proudly presents: CINE NUEVA ONDA, featuring two films by Puerto Rican Director Natalia Lassalle-Morillo: Retiro (RETIREMENT) & La Ruta (THE ROUTE.)  Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles (LACLA) kicks off its 2020 season with two films by director, visual artist, filmmaker, sound artist, and performer Natalia Lassalle-Morillo.  Retiro is a multimedia documentary and performance project that reconstructs memories of the director’s mother through interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and reenactments performed by the director herself. Retiro focuses on collaboration between Lassalle-Morillo and her mother, Gloria Morillo. After her grandmother’s death, Lassalle-Morillo interviews her mother who was 62 at the time about her process of grieving, her daily life, her memories growing up in Puerto Rico, and most importantly about the transformation her body is undergoing at this age and her outlook on the future. After several months of interviews, Lassalle-Morillo and her mother decide to make a film together. La Ruta is an experimental documentary that depicts the now abandoned infrastructure, natural landscapes, and off-road sites of Puerto Rico’s Panoramic Route. La Ruta visually traces the now debilitated infrastructure, unkempt natural landscapes and off-road sites of Puerto Rico’s Panoramic Route, the brainchild of the first democratically elected governor of Puerto Rico Luís Muñoz Marín.  The Panoramic Route was intended to provide a way for locals and tourists to connect to the island’s traditional heartland and was part of an agenda that sought to modernize the country through the construction of infrastructure and social programs. Artists Christopher Gregory, Natalia Lassalle-Morillo, and Erika P. Rodriguez conduct an investigation which results in a road trip through the Panoramic Route, exploring how progress is defined by the residents of the towns adjacent to the route.  Natalia Lassalle-Morillo’s work focuses on the convergence of traditional narratives, autobiography and re-imagined history in live and permanent artistic mediums.  Born in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, she received her BFA from the Experimental Theatre Wing at New York University and an MFA in Theatre Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. She has been an artist-in-residence at the MiamiLight Project, the Miami Theatre Center, the Fonderie Darling in Montréal, and Konvent in Catalonia, Spain. Her work has been shown in galleries, theatres and venues in Miami, Berlin, Spain, Korea, Los Angeles, New York, and Puerto Rico.

Gauguin from the National Gallery, London
A wonderful Laemmle Culture Vulture feature screening Mon. 1/27 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 1/28 at 1PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/gauguin-national-gallery-london
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un825WK4sxY&feature=emb_logo
Description: This fascinating new cinema event, Gauguin from the National Gallery, London, opens with a brand-new documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin, one of the world’s most popular and important artists. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, this cinematic film explores Gauguin’s extraordinary – and at times controversial – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, artists and world experts. It is followed by an exclusive private view of the National Gallery exhibition, The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits, just after it opened in London.  The cinema audience will be given an engaging and lively guided tour by the exhibition curators and guest contributors, bringing this first-ever exhibition of Gauguin’s portraits to the big screen with stunning close-ups and illuminating insights.

Color Out of Space
Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
Friday, Jan 24 thru Thursday, Jan 30.
Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice, IF you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Get more info from The Frida’s website: https://thefridacinema.org/event/color-out-of-space/
See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=agnpaFLo0to&feature=emb_logo
Description: Rejoice O ye Fans of HP Lovecraft—director Richard Stanley is bringing one of the horror writer’s greatest stories to the big screen with Color Out of Space! Starring Mandy‘s very own Nicolas Cage, the film follows a family that relocates to a remote area for peace and quiet. When a meteorite crashes nearby however, strange plants start appearing and the family members start to notice a color they have never seen before. Based on source material that’s been cited as an inspiration on everything from The Blob to Stephen King, Color Out of Space is sure to mix B-movie pulp with neon-drenched existential psychedelic horror.

Afterward
A Laemmle Culture Vulture feature screening Mon. 1/20 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 1/21 at 1PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/afterward
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSw1jeyE6NI&feature=emb_logo
Description: A brilliant personal exploration of the psychological obstacles to peace in the Middle East -- Lawrence Wright Jerusalem-born trauma expert Ofra Bloch forces herself to confront her demons in a journey that takes her to Germany, Israel and Palestine. Set against the current wave of fascism and anti-Semitism sweeping the globe, AFTERWARD delves into the secret wounds carried by victims as well as victimizers, through testimonies ranging from the horrifying to the hopeful. Seen as a victim in Germany and a perpetrator in Palestine, Ofra faces those she was raised to hate and dismiss as she searches to understand the identity-making narratives of the Holocaust and the Nakba, violent and non-violent resistance, and the possibility of forgiveness.

The Lighthouse
Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
Friday, Jan 17 and Saturday, Jan 18
Get more info from The Frida’s website: https://thefridacinema.org/event/the-lighthouse/
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice, IF you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42_UHhpq530&feature=emb_logo
Description: The Lighthouse at the Fabulous FRIDA CINEMA in Santa Ana!! Fans of hypnotic horror are in for a treat with The Lighthouse, the second film by The Witch director Robert Eggers. Robert Pattinson and Academy Award-nominee Willem Dafoe play two lighthouse keepers in the 19th century. Stationed on a remote New England island, the two men keep themselves busy during the day and drink together by night.  As time goes on and the two get to know each other, strange things begin to occur while a storm slowly brews outside…Hailed by critics for its surreal story and striking visuals, The Lighthouse is also bolstered by the towering performances of Pattinson and Dafoe.

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders
This Laemmle Culture Vulture feature screens Mon. 1/13 at 7:30 PM and Tues., 1/14 at 1PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7 , Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Get More Info at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/prado-museum-collection-wonders
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSIvsf5-COg&feature=emb_logo
Description: THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum -- one of the most-visited museums in the world.
Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more.

Troop Zero
All Listeners Are Invited to Call 818-985-2711 to Request Available Complimentary Tickets to a
Special Advanced Screening of This Warm-Hearted Comedy/Drama:
Saturday, January 11th , 11am
Pacific Theatres at The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Learn more about TROOP ZERO, an Amazon Original airing Jan. 11th, at: https://www.facebook.com/troopzeromovie/
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi4C6GncmQ4
Description:  In a tiny Georgia town in 1977, a motherless girl dreams of life beyond the confines of her trailer-park home in Troop Zero.  Every night, Christmas Flint (Mckenna Grace) sits under a starry sky with a flashlight, signaling to extraterrestrial visitors that never arrive. Sensitive, imaginative and deeply lonely, Christmas and her equally eccentric best friend Joseph are the ultimate misfits in their rural hometown of Wiggly, Georgia. Christmas learns that the winners of the annual Birdie Scout Jamboree talent contest will be included on a recording to be sent into space for posterity, and her mission in life becomes to join the Scouts and win Jamboree. Blackballed by the snobbish local Birdie Scout troop and their uptight leader Miss Massey (Allison Janney), Christmas rallies a group of elementary-school outliers to start their own chapter. With grudging help from her dad’s irascible office manager, Miss Rayleen (Viola Davis), Christmas and her crew have to bypass every roadblock Miss Massey can muster.From Christmas’ solitary late-night vigils to a final show-stopping musical performance, Troop Zero is an endearing and magical tale set against a backdrop of beloved hits of the ’70s, as Christmas forges friendships that will change her life and help her find a real family. 

Uncut Gems
Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701)
Friday, Jan 10 thru Thursday, Jan 16.
Get more info from The Frida’s website: https://thefridacinema.org/event/uncut-gems/
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice, IF you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfP2Qeso7Z8&feature=emb_logo
Description: A24 presents Uncut Gems, an electrifying new crime thriller from directing duo Josh and Benny Safdie. Starring Adam Sandler, the film follows the story of New York gambler Howard Ratner. Stumbling across a score that could potentially set him up for life, Howard places risky bets that force him to balance his personal life and relationships with his shady activities. Will his gamble pay off, or will it backfire and crumble his life into dust? Carried by a compelling story and a powerful performance from Sandler, Uncut Gems is a potent drama as well as a worthy follow-up to the Safdies’ Good Time.

Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory)
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Screens Friday, Dec 13 thru Sunday, Dec 22
Get more info at: https://thefridacinema.org/event/pain-and-glory/
…AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a screening of your choice, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!!!
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEjFOkCKb3g&feature=emb_logo
Description: Experience the highs and the lows in the life of Salvador Mallo, the protagonist of Academy Award-winner Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory). Salvador is an aging movie director declining not only in health but creativity as well. Hoping to reconnect with both his past and his present, he goes through a series of encounters with foes, lovers, and memories from his childhood.  Encompassing love, mortality, and recovery, it’s an intimate journey about creation, the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life, and the passions that give it meaning and hope. Featuring Almodovar regulars Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, and Julieta Serrano, Pain and Glory is a beautiful and deeply personal film.  “Almodovar makes this internal trip a spellbinding and soulful exercise – whatever other things he has in common with his avatar here, being creatively blocked isn’t one of them.” – Rob Thomas, Capital Times.  “As an emotional narrative it is a spectacularly engaging work, an evocation of one man’s life so rich and moving that it burrows deep and will not be dislodged.” – Robert W. Butler, Butler’s Cinema Scene.  “Pedro Almodovar has cast Antonio Banderas in eight films, across 40 years… Pain and Glory might be the most sublime work either of the men has had their name on for many years.” – Graeme Tuckett, Stuff.co.nz

When Lambs Become Lions
Saturday, Dec 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm and @ 2:30 pm
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Get more info at https://thefridacinema.org/event/when-lambs-become-lions/
…AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a screening of your choice, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AchwiypNei4
Description:  Jon Kasbe takes viewers on a deep dive into the African ivory trade with his striking documentary When Lambs Become Lions. A small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top of his trade while forces mobilize to destroy it. When he propositions his younger cousin, who happens to be a conflicted and unpaid wildlife ranger, they both see a possible lifeline.  Exploring the alarming impact poaching has on Africa’s elephant population, the film raises several questions: what is the value of an elephant’s life relative to a human’s? Can we understand these hunters who will risk death, arrest, and the moral outrage of the world to provide for their families?  Taking place over a three-year period, When Lambs Become Lions is a rare look through the perspectives of the people at the epicenter of the conservation divide. “…supple, complex, and darkly gorgeous.” – Chris Barsanti, The Playlist.  “Kasbe turns a study of men driven to desperate measures into an unexpectedly lively and crackling drama […] about the system that causes it to persist, and in offering a ground-level view of the seemingly futile fight to protect animals, its consideration of the humans caught in the crossfire is quite compelling.” – Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

The Aeronauts
Special Advanced Screening 7:30pm, Monday, Dec. 2nd
Regal LA Live (1000 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015)
All KPFK Listeners are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets (subject to availability.)
You don’t have to be a Film Club member for this screening, but, when you call, please consider JOINING the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the benefits of membership.
Get more fascinating info here:
Official Site:
https://www.theaeronauts.movie/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theaeronautsmov?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theaeronautsmov/
Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm4VnwCtQO8
Description: Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne reunite in a thrilling drama directed by Tom Harper (THE WOMAN IN BLACK, WILD ROSE) and written by Jack Thorne. Set in 1862, The Aeronauts follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne), as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other - and themselves - that helps each of them find their place in the world they have left behind. “Spectacular.” – Vulture.  “Visually wondrous.” – Variety.  “Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are superb.” – Deadline. Amazon’s new film, The Aeronauts, is in theaters December 6, 2019

FYI:  THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN
Amanda Cinema at ARRAY’s Creative Campus located at 180 Glendale Blvd., LA 90026.
--Friday, November 29 @ 3:00pm (Post-screening conversation with filmmakers Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and lead actress Violet Nelson) AND @ 6:00pm (Post-screening conversation with filmmakers Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and lead actress Violet Nelson)
--Saturday, November 30 @ 12:30pm (Post-screening conversation with filmmakers Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and lead actress Violet Nelson) AND @ 3:00pm (Post-screening conversation with filmmakers Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers and lead actress Violet Nelson)
Ticket and other info can be had at: http://www.arraynow.com/the-body-remembers-when-the-world-broke-open
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwhl8snMr2A
Description:  A SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT AT ARRAY’S AMANDA THEATER THIS WEEKEND!!! Ava DuVernay's ARRAY proudly announces their theatrical release of 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival selection, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN.  Skillfully written and directed by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers & Kathleen Hepburn, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN follows two Indigenous women from vastly different backgrounds when their worlds collide as one of them, Rosie, is fleeing a violent domestic attack. What begins as an urgent and terrifying escape, tentatively expands as the women weave a fragile bond in their short time together while navigating the complexities of motherhood and the ongoing legacy of colonialism. The film takes place entirely in real time as a stitched continuous take in order to achieve an experience for the viewer which is urgent, intimate, naturalistic, and highly suspenseful.

THE IRISHMAN
Starts Wednesday, 11/27
ART THEATER in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814)
Get more info at https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/coming-soon/
KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a screening of their choice.
Not a member yet? Call the same number to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=75&v=WHXxVmeGQUc&feature=emb_logo
Description: Martin Scorsese’s much awaited and much acclaimed crime epic as it was meant to be seen…on the BIG SCREEN!!! Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran is a man with a lot on his mind. The former labor union high official and hitman learned to kill serving in Italy during the Second World War. He now looks back on his life and the hits that defined his mob career with the Bufalino crime family...in particular, the part he claims to have played in the disappearance of his life-long friend, Jimmy Hoffa, the former president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, who mysteriously vanished in late July 1975 at the age of 62. Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of a World War II veteran, a hustler, and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.

KNIVES OUT
ATTENTION ALL KPFK LISTENERS!!!  Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a…
SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING
Wed., 11/20, at 7:30 PM
At the ArcLight Hollywood (6360 W. Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90028.)
You don’t have to be a KPFK Film Club Member to request tickets for this event, but please consider JOINING the Film Club when you call to enjoy the ongoing benefits of membership!!
Lots of fascinating info here:
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/KnivesOutOfficial/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/knivesout
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knivesout/
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOg3AoRc4nI
Description: “The most fun you’ll have at the movies this year”… Mashable.  Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.  From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.  “Wickedly entertaining”… The Guardian.  “The most entertaining film of the year”…Birth.Movies.Death.  In theaters November 27th.

HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL AND THE MONTALBÁN THEATRE PRESENT…THE INAUGURAL FILM SERIES, THE LATIN AMERICAN NOMINATION SCREENINGS (LANS 2019)
Montalbán Theatre (1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028)
Fri. 11/ 22 – Wed. 11/27, 2019
All KPFK LISTENERS are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a screening of their choice!  Tickets are limited and subject to availability.  You don’t have to be a KPFK Film Club member for this one, but please consider JOINING the KPFK Film Club when you call and ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!!!
Full schedule ticket info available at https://www.holamexicoff.com/ and https://www.themontalban.com/
Description: LAN, Showcasing Latin American films that can be considered for an Oscar in 2019! An AMAZING treat for film lovers worldwide!!! Heralded cinematic gems from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Uruguay & Venezuela.  LANS is the first event to bring all Latin American films that are to be considered for an Oscar nomination in the Foreign Film category.
LANS SCHEDULE
Fri., 11/22
7:30 PM-The Chambermaid (La Camarista) directed by Lila Aviles (MEXICO); LANS kicks off with a reception and an intimate look at the life of a housekeeper in a lavish Mexico City hotel.
Sat. 11/23
1:00 PM-Spider (Araña) directed by Andres Wood (CHILE); Three friends are part of an opposition group in the chaotic Chile of the early 70's and together commit a political crime that changes the history of the country and incidentally involves them in a betrayal that separates them forever.
3:30 PM- Being Imposible (Yo, Imposible) directed by Patricia Ortega (VENEZUELA); Ariel is a young religious dressmaker who, after a failed sexual encounter, discovers a secret her family has tried to hide all of her life: she was born intersex but, after corrective surgery, raised as a girl.
6:00 PM- Monos directed by Alejandro Landes, (COLOMBIA); Alejandro Landes’ awe-inspiring third feature, is a breathtaking survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels -- bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom -- who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson).
9:00 PM- The Invisible Life of Elridice Gusmao (A Vida Invisivel de Eruidice Gusmao) directed by Karim Aïnouz (BRAZIL); Kept apart by a terrible lie, years pass as the two sisters forge their respective paths through their city’s teeming bustle, each believing the other to be half a world away.
Sun. 11/ 24
3:30 PM-Everybody Changes (Todos Cambiamos) directed by Arturo Montenegro (PANAMA); Despite the perfect appearances,Federico and Carol share a secret: when they have a date night, they are accompanied by Lizzie - a fun and confident woman who is actually Federico dressed up as a woman.
 6:00 PM-The Projectionist (El Proyeccionista) directed by José Maria Cabral (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC); Eliseo is confined to live his existence infatuated with a woman who is present only through a projected film reel. On an eventful night, the reels are damaged and Eliseo is left completely devoid of any connection with his beloved projection.
9:00 PM- Tu Me Manques  directed by Rodrigo Bellott (BOLIVIA); Director Rodrigo Bellott adapts his stage play — a sensation in Bolivia — into an emotional exploration of three men’s struggles to reconcile identity and heritage.
Mon. 11/ 25
6:00 PM- Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) directed by César Díaz (GUATEMALA, BELGIUM); Our Mothers is a multiple award winning, including Cannes, drama. In modern Guatemala, the government is immersed in the trial of the soldiers who sparked the Civil War. A young forensics anthropologist Ernesto comes across a lead that might help uncover the mystery of his father, a guerrillero who disappeared during the war.
9:00 PM- The Money Changer (Asi Hablo El Cambista) directed by Federico Veiroj (URUGUAY, ARGENTINA, GERMANY); Seizing on the shaky regional economy to earn a quick fortune, enterprising Montevideo money launderer Humberto Brause ruthlessly plays the currency markets, embarking on increasingly shady deals.
Tues.11/26
6:00 PM- Heroic Losers (La Odisea de los Gile) directed by Sebastian Borensztein, (ARGENTINA); When some neighbors in rural Argentina are swindled out of their savings by an unscrupulous lawyer and bank manager, they join forces to plan an elaborate heist and take back what’s theirs.
9:00 PM-A Translator (Un Traductor) directed by Rodrigo Barriuso and Sebastián Barriuso,(CUBA); Rooted in the little-known true story of how twenty thousand Chernobyl victims were eventually treated in Cuba, Un Traductor unfolds as a tale at once historical and personal, brought to life in crisply shot, beautifully realized period detail of a Havana on the brink of economic crisis.
Wed.11/ 27
6:00 PM- Café con Sabor A Mi Tierra directed by Carlos Membreño (HONDURAS); Cafe Con Sabor A Mi Tierra is a story inspired by real events, which revolves around a coffee producing family (from Marcala, Honduras) in which their harvest is impacted by the plague of rust and low coffee prices.
9:00 PM- The Longest Running Night (La Mala Noche) directed by Gabriela Calvache (ECUADOR, MEXICO); Dana, a beautiful woman, turns to prostitution against her will. She must surrender her income to the leader of a human trafficking ring, but her daughter’s illness and a drug addiction prevent her from delivering her usual share.

DISCO’D
Opens November 8th at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, 251 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Get more info here:  
https://downtownindependent.com/
AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHCMMFmOqOk
Description: The film is a series of character-driven portraits of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. It’s a documentary that captures the moment-to-moment uncertainty and endless instability of life on the streets. Immersive and intimate, highlighting issues of displacement, affordable housing, addiction, consumerism, and sanitation, DISCO’D examines the nature and complexities of homelessness.  Siretta and his producing partner, Sam Mantell, live in Los Angeles and spent four years, shooting over 180 hours of material predominantly at night, to create a meaningful portrait on homelessness, and the homeless crisis, in Los Angeles. Their encounters with their many subjects led them beyond Skid Row and to the streets of Hollywood and other local vicinities.  DISCO'D Honors include the Belfast Film Festival, 2018 | Official Selection, Maysles Competition Visions Du Reel, 2018 | Media Library; and the Brooklyn Film Festival, 2017 | Audience Award (work-in-progress screening)

Gauguin in Tahiti: Paradise Lost
Monday, November 25th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, November 26th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.
Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/gauguin-tahiti-paradise-lost
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgrfKcB-0hU
Description: GAUGUIN IN TAHITI: PARADISE LOST traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin, who left France for Tahiti, feverishly in search of deep immersions into lush nature, for feelings, visions and colors, ever purer and brighter. Audiences join this journey from Tahiti to American museums, including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, where Gauguin’s greatest masterpieces are now preserved.

Raymonda
Monday, November 18th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, November 19th, 1 PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.  Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/raymonda-0
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VraOlqp0nW0
Description: Raymonda is a must-see masterpiece of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history showcasing the ballerina as the ultimate virtuoso. One of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina. Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him.  With music by Alexander Glazunov and choreography by Marius Petipa.

Leonardo: The Works
Screens Monday, November 11th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, November 12th, 1 PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.  Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/leonardo-works
 AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfFG4LMnIX8
Description: Leonardo da Vinci is acclaimed as one of the world’s favorite artists. Many TV shows and feature films have showcased this extraordinary genius but often not examined closely enough is the most crucial element of all: his art. Leonardo’s peerless paintings and drawings are the focus of Leonardo: The Works, as EXHIBITION ON SCREEN presents every single attributed painting, in Ultra HD quality, never before seen on the big screen. Key works include The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Lady with an Ermine, Ginevra de’ Benci, Madonna Litta, Virgin of the Rocks, and more than a dozen others. This film also looks afresh at Leonardo’s life – his inventiveness, his sculptural skills, his military foresight and his ability to navigate the treacherous politics of the day – through the prism of his art. Released on the 500th anniversary of his death, this is the definitive film about Leonardo: the first to truly tell the whole story.

22ND ANNUAL ARPA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, Nov. 8, thru Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
American Legion Theater (Hollywood Post 43) 2035 N Highland Ave, LA, 90068
Get more info at http://www.arpafilmfestival.com/
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available ALL ACCESS PASS to these incredible events, IF you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!! Supply is limited so you’ll want to call right away!!
Description: Mark Your Calendars!!! An Amazing and Inspiring Line-Up of 33 Films from 13 Countries Around the World!! The Arpa IFF is dedicated to cultivating cultural understanding and global empathy by creating a dynamic forum for international cinema. Over the past 22 years, the festival has bridged cultural divides by fostering dialogue among people of diverse backgrounds. By showcasing local and international films that explore critical issues such as war, genocide, diaspora, dual identities, exile and multiculturalism, Arpa IFF has solidified its role in safeguarding films that continue to make a social impact. The Arpa IFF truly is one of LA’s Premiere Film Festivals, this year taking place at the only historic theater in Hollywood owned and operated by veterans— a state-of-the-art cinema and event venue whose halls were once graced by Hollywood legends such as Humphrey Bogart, Charleton Heston, Clark Gable, and Shirley Temple.
Take a look at this fabulous schedule:
Fri 11/8
Starting at 6 PM: Red Carpet, Opening Night World Premiere (SAND AND FIRE—THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM), with Reception and Live Musical Performance
Sat., 11/9
Starting at10:30 AM:
DEAF HEARTS by Arnaud Khayadjanian (France, 2017), 18 min short narrative, US Premiere
THE RIBBON by Polla-Ilariya Kozino (US, 2019), 5 min short animation
THE STAR OF EROS by Jon Sahagian (US, 2019), 25 min short narrative
CORTDOCKENS by Ben Erwin & more (US, 2019), 7 min short narrative
OUT OF MIND by Tigran Nersisian (US, 2019), 12 min short narrative, Hollywood Premiere
UNACCOUNTABLE by Stacey Stone (US, 2018), 10 min short documentary, LA Premiere
PRE MORTEM by Danny Simonzad (US, 2019), 29 short narrative
1:00 PM:
COMING HOME, Feature Premiereby Daria Shumakova (Russia, Armenia, 2018), 86 min feature narrative
ANACRONTE by Raúl Koler & Emiliano Sette (Argentina, 2018), 15 min short animation
SPIRIT OF DROWNING GIRLS by Runze Cao (China, 2019), 11 min short animation
3:15 PM:
Armenian History Documentaries
100 YEARS FROM HOME, 56 min documentary
West Coast & LA Premiere of THE HIDDEN MAP by Ani Hovannisian (US, 2019)
5:30 PM:
THE DEAD SOLDIER by Jesper Ærø (Denmark, 2019), 43 min documentary, LA Premiere
IN COLORS by Stephanie Willis (US, 2019), 16 min short narrative
NEON RABBITS by Kenny Sheard (US, 2019), 16 min short narrative, West Coast & LA Premiere
6:00 PM: Early Centerpiece Screening with Red Carpet and Reception
LORIK by Alexey Zlobin (Armenia, 2018) 95 min. Centerpiece Feature Narrative
WATERS OF MARCH by Elizabeth Lewis (Canada, 2019), Short music animation
10:00 PM: Late Centerpiece Screening
ARMENIA UNCOVERED by Andy Simon (UK, Australia, 2019), Late Centerpiece Documentary Film – US & North American Premiere
SOUTH CENTRAL STATE OF MIND by Timur Bootzin (US, 2019), Music video – LA Premiere
PROPER BRITISH SEX, 6 min short narrative
Sun., 11/10
Starting at 11:00 AM: Sunday Short Films Program
THE BROKEN SOUL by Gary Karapetyan & George Pilafdzhyan (US, 2018), 14 min short narrative
CARRIED AWAY by Kenan Gopffarth (US, 2019), 4 min short animation
WEAPONLESS by Gun Huh (Republic of Korea, 2019), 28 min short narrative, West Coast & LA Premiere
BLOOM by Ben Phillippo (US, 2019), 5 min music video
THE SEA by Cameron Richards (UK, 2019), 14 min short narrative
SO CLOSE AWAY by Dimitris Georgiev (Bulgaria, 2019), 30 min short narrative, US Premiere
1:00 PM: Sunday Afternoon Documentary Film
Second screening of ARMENIA UNCOVERED, 78 min documentary film
3:00 PM Documentary Film preceded by Music video
REINVENTING ROSALEE by Lillian Glass (US, 2018), 80 min documentary
SUNNY AFTERNOON by Michael Caruso (US, 2019), 4 min music video
5:00 PM, Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award Winning Documentary Film
THE STATELESS DIPLOMAT by Mimi Malayan & Arthur Muradyan (US, 2018), 79 min, docu-animation
6:30 PM: Red Carpet, Reception with Live Musical Performance by Maria Cozette, Closing Night Awards Program, Reception continues after the show
The 22nd Annual Arpa IFF 2019 CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY with Special Honorees
SUITE AFTER THE FURIES by Stefano Lentini (Italy, 2018) Music Video
8 by Gabriele Fabbro (US, 2019)

MIDWAY
ALL KPFK LISTENERS have the opportunity to request complementary tickets to Special Advanced Screening Event!!
11/4/19, 7:30PM
Arclight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Call 818-985-2711 during business hours to request an available pair of complementary tickets to the Advanced Screening Event on 11/4/19. Supply is subject to avalabiliy.
You don’t have to be a Film Club Member for this event, but please consider calling the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!
Get more info at the film’s website: https://midway.movie/
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9laReRAYFk   
Description: An epic film based on incredible real events, from Roland Emmerich, the director of INDEPENDENCE DAY!  MIDWAY centers on the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII.  The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.  With an all-star cast that includes Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Darren Criss and Woody Harrelson, MIDWAY is in theaters November 8, 2019.

A Night with Janis Joplin
Screens Monday, November 4th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, November 5th, 1 PM
Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.  Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/night-janis-joplin
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIiabXQ6-zw
Description: Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock.  From Broadway to the cinema screen, you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical sensation, A Night with Janis Joplin.  Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A Night with Janis Joplin, written by Randy Johnson and directed by Emmy Award-winner David Horn and Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences -- icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith -- who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

ARRAY 360 FALL FILM SERIES
Amanda Theater in Historic Filipinotown (ARRAY Creative Campus, 180 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026.)
Friday, Nov. 1 and Sa., Nov. 2, 2019
KPFK Listeners are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request available complentary pairs of tickets to screenings of your choice.  You don’t have to be a KPFK Film Club Member for this event, but time is short and you must call and make your request by Friday, 11/1/19 by 1PM.
Full ARRAY 360 schedule, ticket info, etc. is available at https://360array.com/  Tickets and seating will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be at ARRAY at least 15 minutes prior to each showtime.
Description: This weekend marks the closing of ARRAY NOW’s inaugural fall film series, ARRAY 360, hosted at the new Amanda Theater in Historic Filipinotown. Limited complimentary self-parking may be available at the lot located at 110 Glendale Blvd. (corner of Beverly Blvd./1st St). Limited neighborhood street parking is available. The screening schedule include four classic and contemporary films made by directors from Senegal and France, and looks incredible!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
6:00PM: HYENAS (1992) | Director: Djibril Diop Mambéty; Trailer: https://youtu.be/FqO9FFwIAGA
A shunned women seeks revenge on members of her village who kicked her out three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock. LA premiere of new digital restoration!
8:30PM: ATLANTIQUE (2019) | Director: Mati Diop; Trailer: https://youtu.be/vhcXyK8s-io
In a suburb of Dakar, 17-year-old Ada falls in love with young construction worker Souleiman, who returns to the neighborhood after disappearing at sea. Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Special advance LA showing!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
4:00PM, LA POINTE COURTE (1955) | Director: Agnès Varda; Preview: https://youtu.be/lrJE9Jmpquw
A young couple visit La Pointe Courte as they try to resolve their problems while the locals of the rural community grapple with the hardships and tragedies of their daily lives.
6:00PM, VARDA BY AGNES (2019) | Director: Agnès Varda; Trailer: https://youtu.be/4xOe2yRr6E8
This unpredictable documentary from a fascinating storyteller sheds light on Agnès Varda's experience as a director, bringing a personal insight to what she calls “cine-writing”. Special advance LA showing!


BY THE GRACE OF GOD
KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to screenings at Landmark’s Nuart Theater (11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, just west of the 405 Freeway, West Los Angeles, CA, 90025) October 28-31.
Not a member yet?  Call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!
Get more info about the film here: https://www.musicboxfilms.com/film/by-the-grace-of-god/
See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JywE77VYpWc
Description: Based on real events, Francois Ozon’s BY THE GRACE OF GOD is a gripping and urgent story of the survivors who banded together to expose and dismantle the French Catholic Church’s code of silence surrounding Pastoral abuse. BY THE GRACE OF GOD is the true story of three adult men- Alexandre (Melvil Poupaud), François (Denis Ménochet) and Emmanuel (Swann Arlaud) who went to great lengths to denounce the perpetrator and the institution that has always protected him, a risky endeavor that endangered the relationships with their loved ones, as well as compromised their own fragile selves. The true story upon which the film is based is an ongoing scandal in France, with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon, convicted in March 2019 for concealing the conduct of Father Preynat. Opens in LA on October 25th

Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace
Screens Monday, October 28th  , 7:30PM, and Tuesday, October 29th  , 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.  Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/going-attractions-definitive-story-movie-palace
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/201732456  
Description:  Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace….Other countries built palaces for royalty; in the United States we built them to watch movies. Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of Movie Palaces celebrates the grandeur of the great cinemas of the United States. Built in the 1910s-30s, when movies were the acme of entertainment and the stories were larger than life, so were the venues designed to show them: Thousands of seats, giant screens, exotic and ornate interiors with balconies and lounges, in-house organs and orchestras, amazing marquees, and air conditioning back when homes had none. The film also tracks the theaters’ eventual decline, through to current-day preservation efforts. The film is tribute to America’s great art form and the great monuments created for audiences to enjoy them in.  Awesome and wonderful! -- T.C. Kirkham, eCinemaOne

Dolemite Is My Name
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Showtimes:
Friday, Oct 25, 2:30, 5:30, 8:00 pm
Saturday, Oct 26, 5:30, 8:00 pm
Sunday, Oct 27, 2:30, 8:00 pm
Monday, Oct 28, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 pm
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 pm
Thursday, Oct 31, 2:30, 5:00, 7:30 pm
Get more info at the Frida’s website: https://thefridacinema.org/event/dolemite-is-my-name/
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws1YIKsuTjQ
Description: Comedy legend Eddie Murphy makes his long-awaited return to the big screen in the highly-anticipated Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name.  Desperate to restore his flagging popularity, Moore creates the outlandish stage persona Dolemite to revive his stand-up career. After recording several successful comedy albums featuring the character, Rudy, is inspired to make a film focusing on him. With the help of a crew of misfits, Moore is able to overcome limited filmmaking experience and the judgmental doubt of naysayers to create one of blaxploitation’s most iconic films.  Based on an unbelievably true underdog story, Dolemite Is My Name boasts a screenplay by Emmy Award-nominees Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski as well as a supporting cast that includes Wesley Snipes, Chris Rock, and Keegan-Michael Key. “Dolemite is a movie that gives us a lot to look back on, both historically and in the case of Murphy’s long life in Hollywood – but I also think we still haven’t seen the extent of what Murphy can do.” – K. Austin Collins, Vanity Fair.  “As its title character might put it, Dolemite Is My Name, is a total mother-kin’ blast.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety.  “Dolemite Is My Name kicks off the Eddie Murphy comeback that’s been a very long time coming.  And this comic biopic is a blast from start to finish.” – Sara Stewart, New York Post

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future—ATTENTION ALL KPFK LISTENERS!
Three encore screenings at Laemmle Theatre’s are all scheduled at 7:30pm:
--Laemmle’s Glendale, 207 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206, on Oct. 21st,
--The Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, on Oct. 23rd, and
--Laemmle’s NoHo7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601, Oct. 24th.
Post-Screening Q&As are scheduled at each location. The film's Producer/Writer/Director Douglass M. Stewart, Jr. will host the Q&A at the Monica Film Center Theatre and Associate Producer Christopher Darryn will host Q&As in Glendale and North Hollywood.
For more information please visit:
https://www.laemmle.com/film/chesley-bonestell-brush-future
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available complementary tickets to a screening of your choice.  Attention All KPFK Listeners!!!  You don’t have to be a KPFK Film Club Member to request tickets for this event but you’ll want to call soon as supplies are limited and subject to availability. Call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tASO0YHxRE4  
Read the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2380451402230072/?type=3&theater  
Description:  What do the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the films Citizen Kane and Destination Moon and America's space program have in common? They were all touched by the creative vision of a forgotten artist named Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986).  Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future is the first-ever documentary to focus on the amazing life and works of “The Father of Space Art.” Bonestell’s paintings of worlds beyond our own helped create America’s space program.  On the eve of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing, it can be said that Chesley was a man who helped get us to the moon, not with technology, but with a paintbrush. "More than three decades after his death in 1986, Bonestell remains one of the most important and influential astronomical artists ever to put paint to canvas." - Don Vaughan, Filmfax Magazine, Jan. – Mar. Issue 2019. Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future features rare interviews with Bonestell himself, along with Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey) and veterans Ben Burtt, Craig Barron and Richard Edlund. Additional perspectives come from space artists David Aguilar, Don Davis, astronomer Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz and numerous others who knew him or were influenced by his art. This multi-award-winning film compellingly combines art, science fiction and science fact to engagingly tell the story of Bonestell’s life and his uncanny predictive ability to create visions of distant worlds that still resonate deeply within us. “If you’ve never heard of Bonestell, you’ll come away from the film wondering why not. And if, like me, you knew something of Bonestell’s life and work, you’ll be astonished to discover how much more you didn’t know...informative, entertaining, and inspiring." - “Meet Chesley Bonestell, The Most Important Space Artist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”- Richard Tresch Fienberg, Astronomy Magazine, March 15, 2019.

Celebration (Yves Saint Laurent's Final Show)
Monday, October 21st , 7:30PM, and Tuesday, October 22nd , 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.  Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/celebration-yves-saint-laurents-final-show
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhundZUoYmE
Description: Yves Saint Laurent’s final show was suppressed right after its first and only public screening at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival. The film was blocked by YSL’s business partner and on-and-off-again lover Pierre Berge, who objected to the couturier’s portrayal as frail and not quite all there, and to his own depiction as a behind-the-scenes mastermind. (The dynamic between the two is said to have inspired Paul Thomas Anderson’s depiction of Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville’s characters in Phantom Thread.) Fortunately, Berge relented in 2015, two years before his death, and thus Celebration is finally available. Director Olivier Meyrou’s film presents an opulent and immersive behind-the-scenes look at haute couture designer Yves Saint Laurent’s final show and is a priceless addition to our understanding of the man, the myth, la marque, that is Yves Saint Laurent.

CYRANO MY LOVE
Opens on Oct 18th at Laemmle’s Royal, Oct. 25th at the Playhouse 7 and Town Center 5.
Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/film/cyrano-my-love  …
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a screening of your choice at Laemmle’s Royal, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Watch the Official U.S. Trailer here:  https://youtu.be/TfhnPSQ73F0
Description: The new French comedy/drama by writer/director/actor Alexis Michalik was adapted from his award-winning stage play EDMOND.  As an origins story, CYRANO, MY LOVE follows the life of young Edmond Rostand (Thomas Solivérès) as he creates the most beloved international play, Cryano de Bergerac. Edmond Rostand is not yet thirty but already has two children and too much anxiety. He has not written anything for two years. In desperation, he offers the great Constant Coquelin (Olivier Gourmet) a new play, a heroic comedy, in verse, for the holidays. There’s one problem: it is not written yet. Ignoring the whims of actresses, the demands of his producers, the jealousy of his wife, the stories of his best friend’s heart and the lack of enthusiasm of all those around him, Edmond must focus and put to pen to paper. For now, he has only the title: “Cyrano de Bergerac”.  In 2017, Michalik’s Edmond won the Molière Award for Best Show in a Private Theatre, Best Playwright and Best Director of a Private Theatre Show and was nominated for Best Comedy and Visual Creation. Official Selection – COLCO.  CYRANO, MY LOVE opens in theatres on October 18th.

The Films of Pedro Almodóvar
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
TALK TO HER (10/16, 17, 20—See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fl8tyEIXXI )
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (10/21, 22, 26—See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PypMOEKJuh8 )
ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (10/27, 28, 29—See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Va7Z7O-LMc ) are yet to come!!!
Get screening details at https://thefridacinema.org/the-films-of-pedro-almodovar/
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets to a screening of TALK TO HER, WOMEN ON THE VERGE, OR ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
Description:  PEDRO ALMÓDOVAR-- Internationally Acclaimed Auteur, Academy/Golden Globe/Cannes Award Winner, Bold, Irreverent, Passionate, Fearless, Adventurous…  Almodóvar’s large, unique body of work is so iconic that critics needed to create a term to describe it ….”Almodóvariano” (sort of like “Hitchcockian.”) And, as with Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, and François Truffaut, cinephiles the world over have attempted to see as much of his catalog as possible. If you’ve missed any, or want the joy of re-experiencing some of Almodóvar’s best, the fabulous FRIDA CINEMA in Santa Ana can help…In anticipation of Almodóvar’s upcoming 70th Birthday, and in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Frida Cinema has been proud to present The Films of Pedro Almodóvar, a Lobby Art Show and six of his classic films!! Unfortunately, TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! and VOLVER have already screened. However, you’re still in luck….THE SKIN I LIVE IN is currently screening (9/25, 26, 29) and TALK TO HER (10/16, 17, 20),
WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (10/21, 22, 26) and ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER (10/27, 28, 29) are yet to come!!!

A German Youth
Screens Monday, October 14th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, October 15th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.  Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/german-youth
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/291564154
Description:   A German Youth  (Une Jeunesse Allemande) chronicles the political radicalization of some German youth in the late 1960s that gave birth to the Red Army Faction (RAF), a German revolutionary terrorist group notably founded by Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, as well as the images generated by this story. The film is entirely produced by editing preexisting visual and sound archives and aims to question viewers on the significance of this revolutionary movement during its time, as well as its resonance for today’s society. Nominee: Panorama Audience Award; Berlin International Film Festival Nominee; Best Documentary: Cesar Awards.  

Scared of Revolution
Screens Monday, October 7th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, October 8th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series.  Get more info at the Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/film/scared-revolution
AND… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUXAIBMxCII
Description: Scared of Revolution provides a deeply intimate portrait of Umar Bin Hassan, a member of the highly influential spoken-word group The Last Poets. -- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter.  Umar Bin Hassan hasn’t even hit 70 yet, but he walks with difficulty and there’s sadness and fatigue in his eyes. As a member of The Last Poets, a group of performance poets who expressed the progressive spirit of the times starting in the late 1960s, he was a major influence on later hip-hop artists. In one of his best-known pieces, Ni****s are Scared of Revolution, he criticizes his black brothers’ destructive, macho behavior.  Scared of Revolution concentrates on Hassan’s personal life, in which he still fights his demons. He grew up poor with a violent, unpredictable father, which in turn left him with an inferiority complex. In the course of his adult life, he has had a string of bad relationships and left children without a father figure. In his darkest hour, he also battled a crack addiction.  “Deep inside, Umar was scared of the revolution himself,” says fellow member of The Last Poets Abiodun Oyewole. But Hassan takes control of his life again, breaks the destructive cycle and does his best to be the devoted father and grandfather that he was never fortunate enough to have.

Camp Frida: Season of the Witch
A 12 HOUR MARATHON OF HORROR CLASSICS
Saturday, Oct. 5th, 8PM
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Get more info here:  https://thefridacinema.org/event/camp-frida-season-of-the-witch/
…AND…call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a member of the Film Club, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Description: Camp Frida returns again for the third time!  It’s hard to describe what a unique and fun event this is…. once you experience one of the Frida Cinema’s all-nighters you’ll want to return again and again!! At Camp Frida you’ll embark on a 12-hour trip into the “woods” starting at 8PM on October 5th with the Frida “camp counselors” for a night of badges, games, and a gaggle of creepy films that will surely remind “campers” that good things come in threes!  The list of horror classics will be kept under lock and key for the safety of the campers. It’ll be a long night so be sure to dress comfortably! The concessions and bar will be open all night but attendees can feel free to bring extra survival snacks.  Registering grants access to the films, camp activities, and the opportunity to earn an assortment of Camp Frida goodies! There’s an extra special gift to everyone who stays for the entire marathon!

6th ANNUAL HIGHLAND PARK INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Thurs., Oct. 3 thru Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 at the historic Highland Theater, 5604 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Call 818-985-2711 to request available complementary Festival Passes good for any Friday and Saturday events/screenings, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!
Get up-to-date film, special events, and ticket info at www.hpifilmfest.com , hashtags #hpiff2019 #filmforthepeople #90042
Description: The Highland Park Independent Film Festival (HPIFF) was founded by a group of filmmakers whose express mission is to promote the art of film in their community. HPIFF is the first film festival of its kind in Highland Park… a grassroots organization, dedicated to inviting filmmakers who are producing the most unique and captivating independent cinema today to share their work with the Highland Park community. Here’s the schedule so far...looks fantastic!  The HPIFF is always a lot of fun!
Schedule: (Get Up-to-date details at www.hpifilmfest.com )
Thu, Oct 3 8 PM-9 PM--OPENING NIGHT--A NIGHT WITH DANNY TREJO, Humanitarian Award awarded to Danny Trejo.  RED CARPET 7p-8p.  "Machete" - directed by Robert Rodriguez; starring Danny Trejo and co-stars Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Don Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin and Jeff Fahey. After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss. (Q&A w/ Danny Trejo)
Fri., Oct 4th
--Films From Afar Shorts [Foreign Films - FREE SCREENING,] This program block is for the foreign film lover. We'll be showcasing films from Mongolia, China, Spain, Malaysia, Iran, Canada and Sweden.
--"Boxer Story" / KCET "How Sweet The Sound: Gospel in LA" [FREE SCREENING.] This program block showcases an animated boxing film from a Texas filmmaker and the KCET documentary "How Sweet The Sound: Gospel in LA".
--"Rich Kids" directed by Laura Somers (Feature - Award Winning Film.)  At it's heart, "Rich Kids" is about a young man’s transformation from the person he thinks he's supposed to be into the person he really is, as he comes to terms with the realities and consequences of living a community ravaged by the wealth gap and income inequality.
--"Cicada Song" directed by Michael Starr (Feature - WORLD PREMIERE.) "Cicada Song" is a contemporary Mystery/Thriller, which tells the story of Karen’s search for the woman she loves, the truth about her hometown, and her desperate need for survival after being left for dead in the wilderness.
Sat., Oct 5th
--City of Angels Shorts. This program block is about shorts filmed in Los Angeles or directed by local filmmakers.
--We Are HLP.  This program block is about shorts filmed in Highland Park or directed by local HLP filmmakers.
--LA Stories Shorts. This program block is about shorts filmed in Los Angeles or directed by local filmmakers.
 --Los Filmmakers Shorts.  This program block is about Latino topic short films or directed by Latino filmmakers.
--"Nathan’s Kingdom" (Feature.)  "Nathan’s Kingdom" is a Sci-Fi, coming-of-age drama about Nathan, a young autistic man struggling with his teenage opiate-addicted sister, Laura, and rather than surrendering to social services, they risk their lives to find a kingdom that once existed only in their imaginations.
--"West End" (Feature - Followed By Awards Ceremony.)  Hamlet reimagined on the Jersey Shore.

Downton Abbey
Screenings starting Fri., Sept. 20th thru Sept. 26th.
ART THEATER (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814)
Get more info at http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/coming-soon/
And… call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a member of the Film Club, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!
See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3mP0c51hE
Description: This fall, the worldwide phenomenon DOWNTON ABBEY becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance. The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house.  Over its six seasons, the series garnered three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-U.S. television show in the history of the Emmys - even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.

Imprisoned
Opens September 20 at the Laemmle Music Hall (9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.)
KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets. Not a member yet?  You can call the same number to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the benefits of membership!!
Get more info about this film at
https://www.laemmle.com/film/imprisoned
See the trailer here: http://theimprisonedmovie.com/
Description:  A new thriller starring Laurence Fishburne, Juan Pablo Raba, Juana Acosta, Esai Morales, Jon Huertas, and Edward James Olmos. In this drama written and directed by Paul Kampf, Dylan Burke (Juan Pablo Raba), tries to move on from his former life as a criminal with his true love, Maria (Juana Acosta). He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin (Laurence Fishburne), has not forgiven him for an old crime. Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going so far as to frame him for a murder he didn’t commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts in a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge. Imprisoned is themed around forgiveness and second chances in a prison context, and the production company, Equitas Entertainment, have a big commitment to diversity in film. It was fully produced in Puerto Rico (the last film to wrap production prior to Hurricane Maria), and hired several formerly incarcerated people both on the production side and the acting side. They also made a big effort with pay equality between their male & female leads in comparable roles, and in ensuring they promoted women to department head positions.

NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG
This Just In!!!! Writer/director Steven Lewis Simpson will participate in Q&As!!!
--Friday, September 13, 7pm Screening
--Saturday, September 14, 4pm Screening
--Saturday, September 14, 7pm Screening--Christopher Sweeney (actor/associate producer and local Pasadena resident will also attend)
--Sunday, September 15, 1:10pm Screening
Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to screenings 9/16 thru 9/19 at Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse (673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101.)  Not a member yet?  Call the same number to find out how you can JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!
More info about the film here:  https://www.laemmle.com/film/neither-wolf-nor-dog
See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/117451913
Description: Directed by Steven Lewis Simpson, NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG is a self-distributed Native American film in midst of the longest first-run theatrical release in a decade—and it opens in Los Angeles on September 13th!  A white author (Christopher Sweeney) is summoned by a Lakota Elder (David Bald Eagle), who asks him to write a book about his perspective. After a blundering false start, he is all but kidnapped and sucked into a road trip through the heart of the contemporary Native American landscape.   Neither Wolf Nor Dog takes audiences on a deeply moving road trip through contemporary Lakota life. Its humor is wry and pulls no punches, introducing deep characters and poignant vignettes that challenge the viewer to see the world differently.  The film's star Dave Bald Eagle was 95 years old during filming. Based on the best-selling novel. In real-life, Lakota actor, soldier, stuntman and musician, David Bald Eagle was left for dead during D-Day and Christopher Sweeney was awarded the Silver Star from the Gulf War. Yet it was the film’s other star, Yuchi-Muscogee Creek multidisciplinary visual artist, poet, and actor, Richard Ray Whitman, who was never in the service, who spent the most days under fire during the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973 where the government fired hundreds of thousands of bullets at American Indian Movement activists.  The film's climax was filmed at Wounded Knee where David Bald Eagle had relatives at the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, sacred ground for the stars. Because of this, Simpson threw away the script so Dave could improvise the scene and speak from his heart. At the end of the take, Dave said, “I’ve been holding that in for 95-years.” David Bald Eagle died in 2016. The success of Scottish director, Steven Lewis Simpson's movie adaptation of the best-selling novel by Kent Nerburn, Neither Wolf Nor Dog, defies logic - Hollywood logic that is. It was audience-financed, shot in 18-days in one of the US's poorest region with an average crew of 2 and a 95-year-old Lakota Elder as the star. It has become one of the widest released, truly self-distributed movies in years. Simpson flipped the Hollywood model upside-down by launching in small towns and it has the longest theatrical first-run of any movie in at least a decade: 131 weeks so far.

WHERE'S MY ROY COHN
An exclusive pre-release screening featuring a Q&A with director Matt Tyrnauer!
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:30 PM
Laemmle Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd 1st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tickets are COMPLIMENTARY for all listeners, though reservations are required at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4330730  or by calling 800-838-3006.
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTrHL7Vo_SQ
Description: One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy's Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.  This film is the latest offering from acclaimed director Matt Tyrnauer (VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR, STUDIO 54.)  Official Selection of Sundance Film Festival!  Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics and the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

Director Stanley Nelson’s Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
One Week Only--Mon. 9/9 thru Fri. 9/13
ART THEATER (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814)
Get more info at the Art Theater’s website:
http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/coming-soon/
AND…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets to a screening of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member.  Not a member yet?  Call the same number to join the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34r017yYNa0
Description:  Miles Davis—Horn player, bandleader, innovator.  Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film explores why Miles continues to be a relevant voice in today's world.

FYI--QFILMS--The LONG BEACH LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL
September 5-8, 2019, ART THEATER, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
Festival and ticket purchase info available at:
https://www.qfilmslongbeach.com/      
2019 Festival Trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzNuJbIfX80
Description:  Established in 1993, QFilms is the longest running film festival in Long Beach and the city’s 2nd largest LGBTQ cultural event. QFilms screens feature and short films that showcase the magnificent diversity of the LGBTQ community. In addition to screenings, the festival also includes Q&A sessions with filmmakers and actors, nightly parties, and all day lounge, and exclusive VIP filmmakers lounge for all access pass holders. Critically, net proceeds from QFilms benefit the programs and services of The LGBTQ Center Long Beach (next door to theater.)

DON’T LET GO
All KPFK Listeners are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of tickets to a Special Advanced Screening of DON’T LET GO at
Pacific’s The Grove (189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036),
8/28/19, 7:30PM (must arrive by 7PM for guaranteed seating.)  Tickets are limited and subject to availability.
Get more info about this exciting feature at the film’s website: https://www.dontletgomovie.com/
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB-_oNDH0d8&t=1s
Description: A classic thriller with a supernatural twist, DON'T LET GO is the newest release from BLUMHOUSE, the producers of GET OUT.  Directed by Jacob Aaron Estes DON’T LET GO is in theaters August 30th! After Detective Jack Radcliff's (David Oyelowo) family appears to be victim of a mysterious murder, he receives a startling phone call from his niece (Storm Reid), seemingly from the past. Now Jack must race to unravel a mystery to prevent a death that has already happened.

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice
Screens Monday, September 30th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, and October 1st, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45872
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqvSaWzTF9g
Description: Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice fully immerses audiences in the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. With the enchanting narrative voice of two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge's Palace, St. Mark's Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth.

Say Amen, Somebody
Screens Monday, September 23rd , 7:30PM, and Tuesday, and  September 24th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45891
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyPWiBmJ3x4  
Description: Say Amen, Somebody, COMING IN FALL 2019 IN A NEW 4K RESTORATION! One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey ("Precious Lord, Take My Hand"); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O'Neal Twins. When it was first released in the early 1980s, the film received an overwhelming critical response, garnering rave reviews around the world.  “One of the most joyful movies I’ve ever seen.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.  “The film’s mood is never less than marvelously infectious.” — Richard Schickel, Time.  “The music conquers doubt and unhappiness, and when it ends, you feel healed.” --David Denby, New York Magazine.  Quoting Willie Mae Ford Smith: “‘I just have a feeling within… You can’t help yourself. It goes between the marrow and the bones. I feel like I could fly’… [the film] has the same uplifting effect on its audience.” — Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News.  Unseen in cinemas for nearly thirty years, Say Amen, Somebody has been gorgeously restored to 4K by Milestone with support from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Academy Film Archive. The new restoration features brilliantly restored Dolby Stereo and 5.1 soundtracks!

Chulas Fronteras
Screens Monday, September 16th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, and  September 17th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45889
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://vimeo.com/327983629
Description:  Chulas Fronteras is a zesty introduction to the music and culture of the Texas-Mexican border. From joyous, lively dance tunes to soulful, political work songs, Norteña music fuses traditional Mexican harmonies with German dancehall rhythms and a little something extra. Newly restored in 4k, Chulas Fronteras celebrates the famed Mexican-American musicians of the borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, the strong family bonds of Tejanos, and the social protest ethos inscribed in their music.  Blank & Strachwitz's film brims with tender affection for its subjects, the vitality of their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit they show in the face of hardship. FEATURING: Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres de Terán, Narciso Martínez, Santiago Jiménez, Rumel Fuentes, Don Santiago Jiménez, Los Pingüinos del Norte, Ramiro Cavazos.

TOPANGA FILM FESTIVAL
Friday 08/16 thru Sunday, 8/18
Froggy's, 1105 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Topanga, CA 90290
Get more information at https://topangafilminstitute.org/    
You can call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of FESTIVAL WIDE PASSES, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and enjoy the FUN!!!
Description: The Topanga Film Festival programs short and feature films that challenge convention and tell stories that inspire new and original ways of seeing and understanding the world. Based in the beautiful, atmospheric surroundings of Topanga, TFF screens films to a unique and engaged Los Angeles community in an intimate setting – attendees include those in the film and music industry, environmentalists, foodies and the eccentric Topangan community.  "ONE OF THE 10 COOLEST FILM FESTIVALS IN THE WORLD" - Filmmaker Magazine
Friday 08/16, starting at 6PM: Reception, Windows on the World Screening, After Party at Corazon Performing Arts, 125 S Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290
Saturday 08/17, starting at 1PM, Canvasing The World Screening followed by Q&A, Bluenote Records. Beyond the Notes Screening, Spoons. A Santa Barbara Story. Screening followed by Q&A with filmmakers, Reception at Coyote Bar at Froggy’s, International Short Film Competition Short Film Showcase, After Party at Corazon Performing Arts
Sunday 08/18, starting at 11:00am- Charlie Chaplin Showcase, Sila. Gatekeeper of the Arctic Screening, Music Video Showcase,  Reception. Dance Film Showcase, Awards Show & Closing Party

ANGEL HAS FALLEN
Special Advanced Screening 8/20, 7:30pm at the Village Theater (961 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024)
KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request available complementary tickets
More info can be had at the film’s website, https://angelhasfallen.movie/
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4AQchYSxwc
Description: When there is an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman), his trusted confidant, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler), is wrongfully accused and taken into custody. After escaping from capture, he becomes a man on the run and must evade his own agency and outsmart the FBI in order to find the real threat to the President. ANGEL HAS FALLEN is directed by Ric Roman Waugh and is in theaters August 23.

Aquarela
All KPFK Listeners are invited to request complementary tickets to attend a SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING:
Wednesday, August 14 at 7:30 PM
Wilshire Screening Room (8670 Wilshire Blvd suite 112, Beverly Hills, CA 90211)
You Don’t Have to be a Film Club Member to Request Free Tickets for This One, but you must call 818-985-2711 during business hours to request an available pair of complementary tickets; call soon as tickets are subject to availability.
Consider joining the KPFK Film Club when you call, and enjoy the ongoing benefits of membership!
Get more info about AQUARELA here:  
https://www.sonyclassics.com/aquarela/
See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xAIuDF25kE
Description: The Critics are Cheering for Viktor Kossakovsky’s New Film: “Spectacular”…. “Persuasive”… “A Feast of Imagery”… “Fascinating”… “An Experience of Shock and Awe”… A “Sense-Pummelling Ride.”  AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water.  Filmed at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element.  From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angels Falls, water is AQUARELA’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling visual detail.  In Victor Kossakosvky’s own words: “…through the natural lens of water you can see, experience and feel the ebb and flow of all known human emotions – anger, aggression, peacefulness, nobility, loneliness, jealousy…everything! …I want to film every possible emotion that can be experienced whilst interacting with water: beautiful emotions along with horrible ones. Ecstasy and inspiration, destruction and human devastation.”  Opens NY & LA August 16 – Coming Soon to a City Near You

CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE: ENCORE SCREENING
ATTENTION ALL KPFK LISTENERS—Complementary Tickets Available for this FANTASTIC
EVENT!!!
When: 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 12.
Where: Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre, 8556 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills.
Q/A hosted by Director Douglass M. Stewart, Jr, in conversation with Classic Film Stars Barbara Rush and Ann Robinson, as well a Rocket Engineer Rocco Lardinere.
GET MORE INFO here: https://www.laemmle.com/film/chesley-bonestell-brush-future
Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets. Call SOON as tickets are limited and subject to availability. You don’t have to be a Film Club Member for this one, but please also consider JOINING the KPFK Film Club when you call, and ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tASO0YHxRE4
Read the KPFK Film Club Review here: https://www.facebook.com/1718261665115719/photos/a.1718312808443938/2380451402230072/?type=3&theater
Want more fun?  WHEN WORLD’S COLLIDE trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcLaMyc4ecE    and   WAR OF THE WORLDS trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zrn1pp0NgU
Description:  On the eve before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 astronauts’ journey to L.A. to receive their medals, come celebrate Chesley Bonestell, the “Father of Space Art” who inspired America’s space program and took us to the Moon, not with technology but with a paint brush.  A popular eight screening Southern California Theatrical Premiere earlier this month has now rewarded the film with a special encore at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on August 12th at 7:30pm.  A very special Star-studded Q&A, hosted by award-winning filmmaker Douglass M. Stewart, Jr., will follow the screening, welcoming classic film star Barbara Rush from “When Worlds Collide, 1951” and Ann Robinson, star of “The War of the Worlds, 1953.” Both stars appeared separately in two sci-fi films that featured Chesley Bonestell’s matte paintings. Film participant, Rocket Engineer Rocco Lardiere, whose 35-year career was inspired by Bonestell’s art, also joins the Q&A panel. Lardiere has worked on over 200 space missions including Mars Rovers. MORE INFO ABOUT THE FILM:  What do the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the films Citizen Kane and Destination Moon and America's space program have in common?  They were all touched by the creative vision of a forgotten artist named Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986).  Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future is the first-ever documentary to focus on the amazing life and works of “The Father of Space Art.” Bonestell’s paintings of worlds beyond our own helped create America’s space program. On the eve of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the lunar landing, it can be said that Chesley was a man who helped get us to the moon, not with technology, but with a paintbrush. "More than three decades after his death in 1986, Bonestell remains one of the most important and influential astronomical artists ever to put paint to canvas." - Don Vaughan, Filmfax Magazine, Jan. – Mar. Issue 2019.  Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future features rare interviews with Bonestell himself, along with Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey) and veterans Ben Burtt, Craig Barron and Richard Edlund. Additional perspectives come from space artists David Aguilar, Don Davis, astronomer Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz and numerous others who knew him or were influenced by his art. This multi-award-winning film compellingly combines art, science fiction and science fact to engagingly tell the story of Bonestell’s life and his uncanny predictive ability to create visions of distant worlds that still resonate deeply within us.  “If you’ve never heard of Bonestell, you’ll come away from the film wondering why not. And if, like me, you knew something of Bonestell’s life and work, you’ll be astonished to discover how much more you didn’t know...informative, entertaining, and inspiring." - “Meet Chesley Bonestell, The Most Important Space Artist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”- Richard Tresch Fienberg, Astronomy Magazine, March 15, 2019

Measure for Measure
Screens Monday, Sept. 9th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, and  Sept. 10th , 1 PM, at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45888
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64S3yURbzn8
Description:  "To whom should I complain?"—Isabella, Measure for Mesaure.  When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.  Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, directs this new production.

Van Gogh & Japan
Screens Monday, August 26th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, and August 27th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45970
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boPI6c-IXG4
Description:  “I envy the Japanese,” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.  One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh.  Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and then creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction. After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors. In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today. Directed by award-winning David Bickerstaff

Sorolla: The Natural Emotion
Screens Monday, August 19th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, and  August 20th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45887
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://vimeo.com/155807738  
Description:  A visit to the most important Joaquin Sorolla exhibition at el Museo del Prado, including the works commissioned by the Hispanic Society of America. Sorolla always looked at the Prado as his Olympus, like a school where he went to smell and breathe in the great painters of the Prado such as Velazquez, his great inspiration.  Sorolla's fundamental tool and instrument is painting, to know how to paint, to paint in large print, having an accurate understanding of each brushstroke, how each pulse of his brush affects the canvas.  This film will tour the retrospective exhibition to be held in the Prado, more than one hundred works in order to comprehend the art of Joaquin Sorolla, fully connected to the duration of his life and family.  Director: José Luis López-Linares; produced by: MUSEO DEL PRADO, esMADRIDtv, and LOPEZ-LI FILMS

BOSCH: THE GARDEN OF DREAMS
Screens Monday, August 12th, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, and  August 13th, 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/index.php/films/45885
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://vimeo.com/161909645
Description:  Under the direction of Jose Luis Lopez Linares, BOSCH: THE GARDEN OF DREAMS focuses on the most important work of the painter and one of the most iconic in the world: 'The Garden of Earthly Delights.'  The feature presents a conversation among artists, writers, philosophers, musicians and scientists, regarding the personal, historical and artistic significance of the picture, bringing back a conversation that was started 500 years ago in the court of the Dukes of Nassau (Brussels), when it is believed that the painting was commissioned to Bosch. We have very little information about the artist's identity and biography, something that helps feed the enigma of the hidden meaning in his works. As Falkenburg, narrator of the documentary and debate moderator with all participants says, "At the end of the novel, the writer reveals the mystery. In this case, the author does not want you to solve the mystery. He wants you to stay in it." BOSCH: THE GARDEN OF DREAMS is the only film about the author's most important masterpiece: "The garden of earthly delights" and the only one with full access to the mysteries hidden in it. The documentary was produced by LópezLiFilms and the Prado Museum, which this year commemorates the fifth centenary of the painter's death with a major exhibition entitled "Bosch. The Centenary Exhibition."

AT WAR (EN GUERRE)
Opens July 26th at Laemmle’s Royal, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd 1st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Special Notice!!!  The director, Stéphane Brizé will be in Los Angeles to do Q&A sessions after the main evening shows on the Friday (7/26) & Saturday (7/27) nights of opening weekend!
Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/45963   ,  www.AtWarMovie.com  , and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @AtWarMovie
And…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the Trailer here: https://vimeo.com/332559035#at=0   
Description:  Despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of their employees and record profits that year, the management of Perrin Industries decides to shut down a factory.   The 1100 employees, led by their spokesman Laurent Amédéo, decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do everything to save their jobs.  AT WAR (En Guerre) is directed by Stéphane Brizé and stars Vincent Lindon. The film was an official selection at the 2018 Cannes International Film Festival and won the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics. Other than Lindon, the cast is comprised largely of non-professional actors.  It has been released theatrically in France, Italy and Portugal. Brizé and Lindon have teamed up on three films previously including THE MEASURE OF A MAN (which earned Lindon César Awards for Best Actor); A FEW HOURS OF SPRING (2012) , and MADEMOISELLE CHAMBON (2009).  "Ripped from the headlines, keenly researched and carefully crafted, this fictional tale has near-universal resonance."--Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily.  “The reaction of 2,000 spectators in Cannes' largest cinema hall was overwhelming; no film had received such ovations for a long time.”--Hanns-Georg Rodek, Die Welt.  “Stéphane Brizé and Vincent Lindon are fast becoming the Scorsese and De Niro of French social realist cinema...a nuanced drama fronted by another sterling performance by Lindon, who disappears completely into his role as chief strike leader and could earn him another Best Actor award after his 2015 win for The Measure of a Man."--Martyn Conterio, Cine-Vue.   AWARDS: Chicago International Film Festival: Best Screenplay - Stéphane Brizé & Olivier Gorce, 2018 Palic Film Festival: Best Film – Stéphane Brizé, 2018.  NOMINATIONS: Globes de Cristal Awards (France): Best Film - Stéphane Brizé, 2019 Globes de Cristal Awards (France): Best Actor – Vincent Lindon, 2019 Chicago International Film Festival: Gold Hugo - Stéphane Brizé, 2018 Cannes Film Festival: Palme d’Or – Stéphane Brizé, 2018
 

Easy Rider
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
August 5, 2019--2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
August 6, 2019--2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
August 9, 2019--2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
August 10, 2019--2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm
Get more info from the Frida:  https://thefridacinema.org/event/easy-rider/  
And….call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdTZaKMQ9c
Description:  In 1969 came a film that would capture the zeitgeist of the counterculture movement and launch an indie renaissance in cinema: Easy Rider.  Co-starring director Dennis Hopper and burgeoning hippie icon Peter Fonda, Easy Rider is a road movie for the ages. As a distorted reflection of the American Dream, centered on a life free from attachment, it’s essential viewing to understand the evolution of cinema. After a successful drug deal, Billy (Dennis Hopper) and Wyatt (Peter Fonda) set off on a pair of custom motorcycles, trying to get to New Orleans for Mardi Gras while looking for freedom and truth on the open road. Their journey takes them through the unseen side of America, to wide open ranches and hippie communes, finding new and novel towns to be refused service in, and picking up ACLU lawyer George Hanson (Jack Nicholson) along the way. Full of reefer smoke, LSD, and an avant-garde examination of the decimation of counterculture, Easy Rider hit the box office in 1969 like a barrel of buckshot. Don’t miss your chance to see this classic film on the big screen. “Easy Rider, is not only emblematic of independent American cinema, but, released in 1969, is the definitive statement on the death of the 60s.” — Christopher Machell, CineVue,  “This is a glorious widescreen vision of a hot and bothered America, at once beautiful and lost. Yes, it has dated, but its pessimistic last gasp (“We blew it…”) still carries a prescient sting.” — Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine.  “It plays today more as a period piece than as living cinema, but it captures so surely the tone and look of that moment in time.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

The Black Pirate–Featuring Live Accompaniment by Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
July 28, 2019, 7:00pm
Get more info at the Frida’s website:  
https://thefridacinema.org/event/the-black-pirate/
And…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HHeVOMqHKNQ
Description:  Experience Douglas Fairbanks’ 1926 classic The Black Pirate as you’ve never seen it before – on the big screen, and presented with LIVE musical accompaniment by Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble!  Fairbanks stars as a swashbuckling aristocrat in disguise as an infamous pirate, fighting and pillaging. Released in 1926, the film is in remarkable two-strip Technicolor, and features romance, stunts, and sword fighting. A stunning showcase for Fairbanks, The Black Pirate is regarded as one of the most important action adventure films ever made, and was added to the United States National Film Registry in 1993. The film has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble sparks new life with original scores to classic silent films including Nosferatu, The Golem, The Phantom Carriage, Sunrise, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Mark of Zorro, for which they released a soundtrack album ZORRO in 2017.  A team of top players led by composer and conductor Jack Curtis Dubowsky, JCDE combines intricately composed material and structured improvisation. The ensemble has released four albums and has performed in local historic cinemas including The Art Theatre, The Frida Cinema, and noted venues nationwide including The Tank (NYC), Meridian Gallery (SF), AS220 (Providence, RI) and The Lilypad (Cambridge, MA).  Jack Curtis Dubowsky is a composer, music editor, and author. His books include Intersecting Film, Music, and Queerness and Easy Listening and Film Scoring: 1948-1978 which is forthcoming on Routledge. Dubowsky is a member of the Television Academy, the Recording Academy, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild.  “Dubowsky’s score perfectly matched the German Expressionist cinematography and Gothic horror of NOSFERATU. This is not the heavy Hammer Films romanticism of the 1997 James Bernard orchestration, or even the German post-Wagner romanticism of the original Hans Erdmann score (lost for many years), but a mixture of light romantic lyricism (each character has a memorable musically recurring theme), mixed with sparse 20th century experimental music and musical sound effects.”—KPFK

The Black Pirate Silent Film with a LIVE Score by Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble.
Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
Jul 25, 2019 7:00 PM
Get More Info at the Art Theater’s Website at
http://arttheatrelongbeach.org/
And…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=HHeVOMqHKNQ
Description: Combining Cinema & Live Concert perfection, please join the Art Theatre for "The Black Pirate" Silent Classic Film Event featuring a LIVE Score by Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble! These events always sell out, so getting your tickets early is highly advisable!  Douglas Fairbanks stars as a swashbuckling aristocrat in disguise as an infamous pirate…fighting and pillaging. Released in 1926, The Black Pirate is in remarkable two-strip Technicolor, and features romance, stunts, and sword fighting. The film was added to the United States National Film Registry in 1993. A stunning showcase for Fairbanks, The Black Pirate is regarded as one of the most important action adventure films ever made, with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble sparks new life with original scores to classic silent films including Nosferatu, The Golem, The Phantom Carriage, Sunrise, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Mark of Zorro, for which they released a soundtrack album ZORRO in 2017. A team of top players led by composer and conductor Jack Curtis Dubowsky, JCDE combines intricately composed material and structured improvisation. The ensemble has released four albums and has performed in local historic cinemas including The Art Theatre, and noted venues nationwide including The Tank (NYC), Meridian Gallery (SF), AS220 (Providence, RI) and The Lilypad (Cambridge, MA).

Woodstock: The Director’s Cut
Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
July 13, 2019--2:30pm,7:00pm
July 14, 2019--2:30pm, 7:00pm
Get more info from the Frida’s website:
https://thefridacinema.org/event/woodstock/
And…. Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok9941BTzVg
 Description: “Wow. Far around! Far DOWN! Far UP! You’re truly amazing...” --John Sebastian.  Continuing The Frida Cinema’s celebration of “The Summer of 1969”, they present the 1994 director’s cut of the 1970 documentary Woodstock. The three-day music festival, taking place in August 1969, stands as the most impactful music festival in American music history, as well as the pinnacle of the 1960s counterculture movement. Woodstock: The Director’s Cut takes an in-depth, multi-perspective look at the landmark festival. Conceived and co-organized by four baby boomers (Michael Lang, Artie Kornfeld, Joel Rosenman and John P. Roberts), they took Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in upstate New York and transformed it into the backdrop for music history. Over three days, thirty-two acts represented a “who’s who” of 1960s counterculture musical icons, (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Joan Baez, The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ravi Shankar, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix). With an estimated audience of 500,000 people, the Woodstock festival made a statement to America about the power of music and the permanent impact of the counterculture on American life. Winning the 1971 Oscar for Best Documentary, Woodstock went on to become an important document of a time unlike any other in America. The uniqueness of the documentary’s style can be credited to its seven editors, including future Oscar winning director Marin Scorsese. Don’t miss your chance to see “An Aquarian Exposition [of] 3 Days of Peace and Music.”  “An important sociological document as much as massive who’s who of rock and folk in 1969”—Rob Gonsalves, filmcritic.com.  “Few documentaries have captured and place more completely, poignantly, and for that matter, entertainingly.”—Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.  “In the end, it is hard to come away not overwhelmed by both the events it pictures and the titanic filmmaking that brings it to the screen.”—Bill Wyman, Salon.com

CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE
This fascinating and remarkable documentary will be screening at four fabulous Laemmle Theaters: the Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center, and Claremont 5, starting 7/15/19!
Special Discount Offer for All KPFK Listeners!!
To benefit from the discount, you can:
1. Log on to https://www.laemmle.com/films/45869
2. Then pick a 7/15 7:30 PM screening at any of the four Laemmle Theatres where CHESLEY BONESTELL: A BRUSH WITH THE FUTURE is playing,
3. And then enter the code MOON to receive a discount on any ticket purchased for this screening.
Q&A's will be featured at the following locations:
--Royal (7/15) with award-winning producer/writer/director Douglass M. Stewart, Jr;
--Playhouse (7/15) with film participant, rocket engineer Rocco Lardiere
--Claremont (7/15) with the film's principal director of photography Timothy Branning.
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tASO0YHxRE4       
Description: The filmmakers are offering ALL KPFK LISTENERS a special discount to the 7:30 PM screening on Monday, 7/15/19, at any of the four Laemmle theaters. Long before satellites would journey to planets and deep-space telescopes photographed distant galaxies, there was an artist whose dazzling visions of planets and stars would capture the imagination of all who beheld them. With his paintings, he helped inspire America's space program, NASA, and the Apollo 11 moon landing. He would later become a matte painter in Hollywood working on films like Citizen Kane and Destination Moon. Who was this remarkable man? His name was Chesley Bonestell. Told by the many people who were influenced by Bonestell or who knew him personally and punctuated with rare interview footage of the artist himself, this multi-award-winning film compellingly combines art, science fiction and real science to engagingly tell the story of Bonestell’s life and his uncanny predictive ability to create visions of distant worlds. “I didn't know what other worlds looked like until I saw Bonestell's paintings of the solar system.”--Carl Sagan.  "More than three decades after his death in 1986, Bonestell remains one of the most important and influential astronomical artists ever to put paint to canvas." - Don Vaughan, Filmfax Magazine, Jan. – Mar. Issue 2019.  “If you’ve never heard of Bonestell, you’ll come away from the film wondering why not. And if, like me, you knew something of Bonestell’s life and work, you’ll be astonished to discover how much more you didn’t know...informative, entertaining, and inspiring." - “Meet Chesley Bonestell, The Most Important Space Artist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”- Richard Tresch Fienberg, Astronomy Magazine, March 15, 2019.

THE MOUNTAIN
Screens 7/26 thru 8/1
Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
The Saturday, 7/27 7PM screening will feature a Q/A with Actor Jeff Goldblum and Director/Co-Writer Rick Alverson!!
Visit The Nuart’s Website for more info:
https://www.landmarktheatres.com/los-angeles/nuart-theatre/film-info/the-mountain
And… Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets for your choice of a Mon-Thurs Screening, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYCTxoXx-H8
Description: Set against the 1950’s "golden age" of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor’s recently-debunked procedure. As he increasingly identifies with the asylum’s patients, he becomes enamored with a rebellious young woman (Hannah Gross) and lost in the burgeoning New Age movement of the west. Also starring Denis Lavant and Udo Kier.  “A beautiful… singular portrait of America’s fractured identity.”– Eric Kohn, Indiewire.  “Genuinely menacing. A near-hypnotic pall of strangeness.” – Guy Lodge, Variety.  “Dark and visionary.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter.  “Surreally gorgeous. Replete with unsettling, rewarding pleasures.” – Leonard Goi, MUBI.  Awards include: Official Selection – Venice Film Festival,  Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival, Official Selection – SXSW

Midsommar
Screens at the Amazing Art Theater: 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
Wed., July 3rd, thru Thurs., July 11th
Visit the Art Theater Website for more info: https://boxoffice.diamondticketing.com/arttheatrelb/upcoming/76325/17929
And….  Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vnghdsjmd0
Description:  Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village.  What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight. “Many things are possible in “Midsommar,” but the surest is that there’s nothing else like it at the movies.” --John Anderson, Wall Street Journal.  “Set in broad daylight, during the time of Northern Europe's midnight sun, this horror movie isn't about getting the creeps so much as it is about the slow, methodical unmasking of horrors most human.” --Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media.  Stars Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, Anna Åström, Julia Ragnarsson, Liv Mjönes, and Björn Andrésen.

The 2019 Topanga Film FESTIVAL
ALERT!!! DATE CHANGE: THE TFF IS NOW HAPPENING Friday, AUGUST 16 thru Sunday, AUGUST 18!!!
Rosewood in Topanga, 1111 North Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Topanga, California 90290
Get more info at the Topanga Film Festival’s website: https://topangafilminstitute.org/tff19
…AND, call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of FESTIVAL WIDE PASSES, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and enjoy the FUN!!!
Description: Your Opportunity to Attend “One of the 10 Coolest Film Festivals in the World” (Filmmaker Magazine) is Almost Here…The Topanga Film Festival showcases short and feature films that challenge convention and tell stories that inspire new and original ways of seeing and understanding the world. Based in the beautiful, atmospheric surroundings of Topanga, TFF screens films to a unique and engaged Los Angeles community in an intimate setting – attendees include those in the film and music industry, environmentalists, foodies and the eccentric Topangan community. The TFF offers film makers and cinephiles a unique space to delve deeper into exploring visual storytelling methods and technologies, formats and styles…with a wealth of international and local content that ranges from creative to educationally empowering!  The Topanga Film Festival also features: Friday, August 16
, Opening night and Reception, Friday, a celebration of artists in different forms with short films that go deep and push boundaries…short narratives and documentary films that surprise and inform, displaying both curiosity and skill; some of the best award winning VR Installations in the world, showcasing international innovators who all find unique ways to use immersive technologies to tell stories in a new way, an International Short Film Competition; Cari Ann Shim Sham’s Dance Film Showcase; and much, much more!!!

SKID ROW MARATHON: A Moving, Inspirational and Award-Winning Documentary Film + Q & A with the Filmmakers after the screening!!!
Screens July 7 at 1PM at the Frida Cinema (305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701.) Parking Garage behind the theater is FREE on Sundays.
Call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Ticket purchase information (very reasonable) here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skid-row-marathon-tickets-62295780356
Get MORE INFO at the Frida Cinema website: http://thefridacinema.org/
National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI Orange County, CA will be the beneficiary for this event.
www.namioc.org  .
Description:  Judge Craig Mitchell is a tough judge, but he believes in second chances. A dedicated jogger, he began a running club for the homeless at the Midnight Mission in the heart of L.A.’s notorious Skid Row, hoping that through the discipline of running these men and women who had lost everything could reclaim a sense of dignity. Following five of the runners over a period of three years, Mark Hayes’ inspiring documentary takes us from the mean streets of downtown L.A. to Rome, where this improbable band of former junkies, recovering alcoholics and a paroled murderer compete in a world-class marathon. Among them are a man the judge himself sentenced (and who spent 10 years living on the streets), and a 40-year-old single mom who lost everything through her addiction and now finds a new lease on life. The runners fight the pull of addiction and homelessness at every turn. Not everyone crosses the finish line yet second chances do exist. This stirring, award-winning film finds hope in the most hopeless of places.  RAVE REVEWS: “SKID ROW MARATHON is one of the most inspiring and ultimately uplifting movies that I have ever seen. It’s a true story that needs to be seen about the most important marathon of all—life.” David Wild, writer, producer and Rolling Stone contributing editor.  “When the judges and the audience agree, you know the movie has to be special.” –RogerEbert.com.  “Hayes’ film is a straightforward documentary, but tremendously moving; the triumphs of these men and women are hard-fought, and their victories will rouse some viewers to action and bring others to tears.” – The Wrap.  100% Rotten Tomatoes, 9/10 IMDb

Murillo: The Last Journey
Screens Monday, 8/5, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 8/6 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45886
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V-q9mv6jig
Description:  More than a documentary about one of the greatest geniuses of fine art, Murillo: The Last Journey provides a view at the history of the Spanish empire of the golden century from the perspective of one of Murillo’s most iconic paintings: The Young Peddler. The painting travels from Seville to Paris as world-renowned specialists flesh out the exquisite aesthetics of the painter's biggest masterpieces.

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey
Screens Monday, 7/29, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 7/30 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45861
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Watch a scene from the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvqQwr8xfgc   
Description:  Iyengar Yoga is universally respected, practiced worldwide and credited by multitudes as life-transforming, but because its founder B. K. S. Iyengar is famously reclusive, little is known about the man who invented this powerful practice... until now! Thanks to exclusive, intimate access to this legendary yogi, Jake Clennell's documentary Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, The Student’s Journey is able to showcase the profound spirituality embedded in his practice, which has led religions around the world including Catholicism and Islam to incorporate Iyengar Yoga into their ritual observances. Best of all is the extraordinary time spent with Iyengar, himself, including in the studio where he rules alternately with an iron fist and a velvet touch while demonstrating feats of flexibility and discipline that would be extraordinary if carried out by an Olympic gymnast, let alone a man in his 90s. This documentary is required viewing for anyone with an interest in yoga, wellness, spirituality, or the connection of mind and body. "Essential viewing for practitioners." – Craig Takeuchi, The Georgia Strait.  “Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”--B.K.S. Iyengar

A Bigger Splash
Screens Monday, 7/22, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 7/23 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45862
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Watch a scene from the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=-XAA1FteutU
Description: When David Hockney's beautiful lover, Peter Schlesinger, breaks up with him, it leaves David a complete emotional wreck. An artist, he suddenly finds himself unable to create anything, and is awash in depression and loneliness. After a time, David is able to find inspiration in his backyard swimming pool, and he begins a portrait of it. This unique docudrama presents a semi-fictionalized account of the story behind one of Hockney's most popular paintings.

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future
Screens Monday, 7/15, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 7/16 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45869
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tASO0YHxRE4       
Description:  Long before satellites would journey to planets and deep-space telescopes photographed distant galaxies, there was an artist whose dazzling visions of planets and stars would capture the imagination of all who beheld them. With his paintings, he helped inspire America's space program, NASA, and the Apollo 11 moon landing. He would later become a matte painter in Hollywood working on films like Citizen Kane and Destination Moon. Who was this remarkable man? His name was Chesley Bonestell.  Told by the many people who were influenced by Bonestell or who knew him personally and punctuated with rare interview footage of the artist himself, this multi-award-winning film compellingly combines art, science fiction and real science to engagingly tell the story of Bonestell’s life and his uncanny predictive ability to create visions of distant worlds. “I didn't know what other worlds looked like until I saw Bonestell's paintings of the solar system.” --Carl Sagan.  "More than three decades after his death in 1986, Bonestell remains one of the most important and influential astronomical artists ever to put paint to canvas." - Don Vaughan, Filmfax Magazine, Jan. – Mar. Issue 2019.  “If you’ve never heard of Bonestell, you’ll come away from the film wondering why not. And if, like me, you knew something of Bonestell’s life and work, you’ll be astonished to discover how much more you didn’t know...informative, entertaining, and inspiring." - “Meet Chesley Bonestell, The Most Important Space Artist You’ve Probably Never Heard Of”- Richard Tresch Fienberg, Astronomy Magazine, March 15, 2019.

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
Screens Monday, 7/8, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 7/9 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45864
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfzP8OiJZWo        
Description: Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake comes to cinemas with a fresh look for the 21st century and is ‘as bold and beautiful as ever.’ (
★★★★★ Telegraph). This thrilling, audacious and witty production is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with amenacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm.  Filmed live at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, this ‘spellbinding’ (★★★★★Independent) re-imagining of the classic New Adventures production stars Will Bozier as The Swan/The Stranger, Liam Mower as The Prince and Nicole Kabera as The Queen.

Bauhaus Spirit: 100 Years of Bauhaus
Screens Monday, 7/1, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 7/2 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45866
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70AsPVEPYZM
Description: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Walter Gropius’ Bauhaus with this lively and wide-ranging exploration of the movement uniting modern design, art, architecture and performing arts with communal social living to form an academic discipline and utopian way of life. Combining free imagination and play with strict structure, Bauhaus’ members included Anni Albers, Marcel Breuer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, László Moholy-Nagy, Oskar Schlemmer and more. The most comprehensive film on its subject to date, Bauhaus Spirit explores this influential 20th-century movement’s history, legacy, and continued relevance in an age where function and environmental sustainability have taken on new urgency.  “Celebrating the search for connections between architecture, design and society, this is a film about fantasy, utopia and thinking big.” --Jens Balkenborg, EPD Film Magazine

The Taming of the Shrew
Screens Monday, 6/24, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 6/25 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45508
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=432jJfGnuPA
Description:  In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder.  Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically-charged love story.  Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare's fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground
Screens Monday, 6/17, 7:30PM, and Tuesday, 6/18 1 PM, at the most fabulous Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Theaters.
Part of the Laemmle Culture Vulture series. For more info visit the film’s webpage:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45620
AND call 818-985-2711 to request an available complimentary pair of tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
See the trailer here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhUI1fKJRzA
Description:  Underground filmmaker Barbara Rubin’s 1964 art-porn masterpiece “Christmas on Earth”, made when she was only 18 years old, shattered creative and sexist boundaries and shocked NYC's experimental film scene. Working with Jonas Mekas at the Filmmaker’s Coop, Rubin was instrumental in creating NYC's thriving underground film community and a rare female voice in a world of powerful men. A rebellious Zelig of the Sixties, she introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan to the Kabbalah. But beyond shaping the spirit of the Sixties, Barbara was seeking the deeper meaning of life. After retiring to a farm with Allen Ginsberg, she shocked everyone by becoming a Hasidic Jew.  How and why did one of the 1960’s freest spirits submit to a religious life?

INVISIBLE HANDS
--Sunday 6/9 2PM SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT at the Beautiful Choi Auditorium at nearby Occidental College (1600 Campus Road in Los Angeles (Location url: https://map.oxy.edu/?id=1103#!m/276705?s/choi?ct/22122,0 ) Doors at 2PM; Film screens at 3PM.
--This Special Event includes a Q&A with the filmmaker Shraysi Tandon, with KPFK General Manager Anyel Fields and Christine Blosdale in attendance!!  SUBSCRIBERS FOR THIS EVENT WILL ALSO GET THE INVISIBLE HANDS DVD SENT TO THEM.   
--Tickets available to the public by pledging a subscription to KPFK during the May Fund Drive at 818-985-5735. Or pledge online at http://catalog.kpfk.org/product-list.html
--Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request available complementary tickets (in limited supply, so call right away.) Note: Film Club Tickets do not include the DVD, but the INVISIBLE HANDS DVD alone will be also be available during the May Fund Drive as a subscription pledge—call 818-985-5735 during the May Drive for details.
--Get more info about the film at these informative sites:
WEBSITE:      http://www.invisiblehandsmovie.com/
TRAILER:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_hvZ1xafgU
FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/InvisibleHandsMovie/
TWITTER:      https://twitter.com/_invisiblehands?lang=en
INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/2030thefilm
Description: An Informative New Documentary about Child Labor and Child Trafficking!!  Celebrate National Children’s Day by arming yourself with useful information that can help stop child trafficking and child labor!! Produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Ferguson, INVISIBLE HANDS is the first feature documentary to expose child labor and trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest companies which produce some of our most loved items.  INVISIBLE HANDS digs deep into a modern slavery system quietly supported by some of the world’s largest companies, demanding to know why top stakeholders continue to engage in this unlawful practice.  Filmed in six countries including India, China, Hong Kong, the United States, Indonesia and Ghana, it is a harrowing account of children as young as 6 years old making the products we use every day.  Chilling undercover footage shows children being sold to the highest bidder and others being abused by a pervasive system of slave labor. It profiles some of the people who have risked their safety to rescue children from slave labor, and gives viewers pragmatic and practical ways in which they can ACT to help stop this world wide epidemic. Invisible Hands marks the directorial debut of journalist Shraysi Tandon. Participants in the film include Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi; New York Times writer and two-time Pulitzer prize winner Nicholas Kristof; journalist/investigator Ben Skinner; author, activist and expert on modern day slavery and human trafficking Siddharth Kara; and Columbia Law School professor Mark Barenberg.
"CRITIC’S PICK! Rich in information and dense with quiet outrage."  - Jeannette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Searing...sobering...informative. An urgent plea for us all to make conscious choices in our consumption."  - Katie Walsh, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"A deep dive into one of the many moral nightmares arising in the age of multinational corporations and global supply chains, Shraysi Tandon's 'Invisible Hands' shows how far we are from eradicating child labor - not just in the developing world, but in America as well. Modest in aesthetic terms but more journalistically serious than many low-budget advocacy docs, the film will be an eye-opener for some, and should add to pressure on executives to stop pretending they're innocent of the crimes contractors commit on their behalf."  - John DeFore, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
KPFK is proud to announce that the Highland Park Independent Film Festival is a wonderful Community Sponsor for this event: https://www.hpifilmfest.com/index.html

The Frida Cinema Presents.....SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
4th Street Market, 201 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
June 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm, Free
Description:  Grab the kids and come out to 4th Street Market this Sunday for some Oscar-winning animation under the stars!  4SM and 100eats present FREE Family Move Night, featuring special kids’ offerings from 4th Street Market’s family of diverse restaurants, coloring pages for the kiddies, and the main event: a free outdoor screening of Sony’s 2018 hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse, presented by The Frida!  If you haven’t seen Sony’s 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse, you may have found yourself scratching your head at its Oscar victory over big animation studios Pixar and Disney earlier this year. If you have, no doubt you were rooting for the exceptional animated feature, and jumped out of your seat with joy when it deservedly won. Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse is a true gift to those who appreciate striking animation; bold and engaging storytelling with genuine heart; developed, palpable characters; and purely enjoyable, thrilling entertainment.  Based on a story by Phil Lord, the mind behind the surprisingly poignant The Lego Movie, and co-written by Lord and Rodney Rothman, Spider -Man: Into the Spider-Verse offers a fresh and utterly original vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, introducing Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, who considers himself one of Spider-Man’s biggest fans – despite the disapproval of his stern police office. While creating street art in an abandoned subway station, Miles is bitten by a radioactive spider, and soon discovers himself developing spider-like abilities, including the power to turn invisible and to emit electric venom blasts. But what might so far sound like a familiar retelling of the Spider-Man origin story is soon turned wildly on its ear, as a mishap bends realities and finds multiple versions of Spider-Man – including Peter Parker himself – converging in an epic battle to save their city from the likes of classic villains Prowler, Scorpion, and Tombstone.Winner of over 50 international awards, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse emerged as one of the most unexpected awards-sweepers of 2018, complementing its Academy Award with Best Animated Feature Film wins from guilds including the Golden Globes, BAFTA, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, and the Annie Awards – essentially, the Oscars of animation – where it also took home an additional six awards: Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Character Animation, and Best Character Design.  Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman.   “Who’d have thought that animation could turn a whole army of interdimensional webslingers into something fresh, funny, fierce and revolutionary? With a mixed-race hero at its core, this is the greatest Spider-Man epic of them all-and the coolest.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.  “It’s a film that’s fantastically fresh, both visually and narratively, trippy and post-modern at the same time and packed with intriguing storytelling tools, humor, empathy and action, while also true to its roots.” – Mark Kennedy, Associated Press.  “A pop-art roller coaster ride with soul, it can dazzle even a sick-of-superheroes doubter with two hours of thoroughgoing delight. Take the kids. Better yet, take the kid in yourself.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

THE GOOD GIRLS
Opening Night Film for the Amazing HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL 11TH EDITION
Fri, May 31 7:30 PM at The Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028
Visit the HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL website at: https://www.holamexicoff.com/  …
AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and Enjoy the Fun!!!!
See THE GOOD GIRLS TRAILER here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0paBosD04mM&feature=youtu.be
Description:  THE GOOD GIRLS (LAS NIÑAS BIEN), directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella, is a satirical critique of Mexico’s bourgeoisie class.  Inspired by María Guadalupe Loaeza’s book by the same name, THE GOOD GIRLS stars Ilse Salas, Flavio Medina, Cassandra Ciangherotti, and Paulina Gaitan.  Surrounded by extravagant luxury, Sofía de Garay (Ilse Salas) lives in a dreamlike cloud of opulence in 1980s Mexico City. Her days are filled with lavish soirees, designer dresses, country-club tennis matches, and all the pleasures reserved for the upper crust. In this world, appearances are everything and friendships are only as strong as your financial status. However, when Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis hits her husband’s business hard, the elegant lifestyle Sofia is accustomed to falls to pieces right before her eyes. Soon, her arrogance turns into desperation, as she is forced to confront her new reality. It’s only in her infatuation with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias that Sofia finds solace from the unbearable turmoil.  THE GOOD GIRLS is a sumptuous examination of the privileged few trapped in their artificial microcosm of hypocrisy, superficiality, and immense loneliness.
--Founded in 2008, Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, strives to highlight the best and brightest talents in Mexican cinematography. Spanning comedies, dramas, horror films and documentaries, the Festival showcases high quality films in a festive atmosphere in conjunction with exclusive parties and outdoor concerts, offering film enthusiasts a chance to screen many beloved Mexican films and interact with the filmmakers and talent through special events.  In addition to the Special Events, those interested in Mexican culture and cinema have the rare opportunity to explore films grouped by numerous strands, including The Other Mexico (experiences of Mexicans rarely portrayed on the screen); Mexico Today (the best of Mexican film recently released, in every genre); Nocturnal (bizarre, horror, and fantastic films); and Documentary (real life stories unfolding sometimes with more drama than any fiction could imagine.) This Year’s 11th Edition 2019 Hola Mexico Festival occurs May 31- June 8.  Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the Montalbán Theatre, Regal Cinemas LA Live and LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes. Stay tuned in this space for more information and future developments!!!

THE GOOD GIRLS
Opening Night Film for the Amazing HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL 11TH EDITION
Fri, May 31 7:30 PM at The Montalban Theatre, 1615 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028
Visit the HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL website at: https://www.holamexicoff.com/  …
AND, call 818-985-2711 to request a complementary pair of available tickets, IF you are KPFK Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and Enjoy the Fun!!!!
See THE GOOD GIRLS TRAILER here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0paBosD04mM&feature=youtu.be
Description:  THE GOOD GIRLS (LAS NIÑAS BIEN), directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella, is a satirical critique of Mexico’s bourgeoisie class.  Inspired by María Guadalupe Loaeza’s book by the same name, THE GOOD GIRLS stars Ilse Salas, Flavio Medina, Cassandra Ciangherotti, and Paulina Gaitan.  Surrounded by extravagant luxury, Sofía de Garay (Ilse Salas) lives in a dreamlike cloud of opulence in 1980s Mexico City. Her days are filled with lavish soirees, designer dresses, country-club tennis matches, and all the pleasures reserved for the upper crust. In this world, appearances are everything and friendships are only as strong as your financial status. However, when Mexico’s 1982 economic crisis hits her husband’s business hard, the elegant lifestyle Sofia is accustomed to falls to pieces right before her eyes. Soon, her arrogance turns into desperation, as she is forced to confront her new reality. It’s only in her infatuation with Spanish singer Julio Iglesias that Sofia finds solace from the unbearable turmoil.  THE GOOD GIRLS is a sumptuous examination of the privileged few trapped in their artificial microcosm of hypocrisy, superficiality, and immense loneliness.
--Founded in 2008, Hola Mexico Film Festival, the largest Mexican Film Festival outside of Mexico, strives to highlight the best and brightest talents in Mexican cinematography. Spanning comedies, dramas, horror films and documentaries, the Festival showcases high quality films in a festive atmosphere in conjunction with exclusive parties and outdoor concerts, offering film enthusiasts a chance to screen many beloved Mexican films and interact with the filmmakers and talent through special events.  In addition to the Special Events, those interested in Mexican culture and cinema have the rare opportunity to explore films grouped by numerous strands, including The Other Mexico (experiences of Mexicans rarely portrayed on the screen); Mexico Today (the best of Mexican film recently released, in every genre); Nocturnal (bizarre, horror, and fantastic films); and Documentary (real life stories unfolding sometimes with more drama than any fiction could imagine.) This Year’s 11th Edition 2019 Hola Mexico Festival occurs May 31- June 8.  Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the Montalbán Theatre, Regal Cinemas LA Live and LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes. Stay tuned in this space for more information and future developments!!!

ALL IS WELL (ALLES IST GUT)
Available on Netflix June 6, 2019
Get more info about the film at https://www.netflix.com/title/81030855
Special event screening takes place on Friday, May 24th at 7:00 PM at the luxurious Real D Screening Room  (100 N. Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210).
Call 818-985-2711 to request an available complementary pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
Description:  Amazing films are coming from Netflix these days…. MUDBOUND, ROMA, AND THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS to name a few.  Although available to Netflix subscribers on their devices, it is an extra special experience to see them as they were meant to be seen—on the big screen. Now KPFK Film Club Members have the opportunity to see a special advanced screening of the next NETFLIX award winning film….on the BIG screen, in a plush, beautiful theater in Beverly Hills. Starring Aenne Schwarz, Andreas Döhler, and Hans Löw, ALL IS WELL tells the important, topical story of a woman sexually assaulted by her new boss's brother-in-law. She tries to move on as if nothing happened,  but the night weighs heavily on both her mind and body. ALL IS WELL was written and directed by Eva Trobisch and screened at Locarno Film Festival where it won Best First Feature.  Additionally, Aenne Schwarz won the Best Actress Award at the Marrakech Film Festival.

Merata
All Listeners Are Invited to Call In for Complementary Tickets for the LA opening weekend of this incredible film!
Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts, 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Get more info at Laemmle’s website:
https://www.laemmle.com/films/45800
All KPFK Listeners can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to the Friday, May 10 screening at 8:30PM.
Please consider joining the KPFK Film Club when you call—you’ll be glad you did!!!
See the trailer here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvIqilKjsEE&feature=youtu.be
Description:  A documentary portrait of the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita, MERATA is an intimate tribute from a son about his mother that delves into the life of the first woman in the world from an indigenous nation to solely direct a film.  Known as the grandmother of indigenous cinema, Merata's independent political documentaries of the 70's and 80's highlighted injustices for Maori people that often divided the country. She was fearless in her life, her activism and her art. MERATA chronicles her journey to decolonize the film and television screens of New Zealand and the world.  MERATA documents the filmmaker's work, her early struggles with her family and her drive for social justice that often proved personally dangerous. Programmed as MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN, the film made its World Premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film. “A moving tribute to this exceptional filmmaker and a crash course in Māori cinema.” --SezÃn Koehler, Black Girl Nerds. MERATA was directed by Hepi Mita, and stars Awatea Mita, Eruera 'Bob' Mita, and Hepi Mita.  Screens at Laemmle’s Ahrya Theater Friday, May 10 @ 8:30PM; Saturday, May 11 @ 2:30PM and 5:00PM; and Sunday, May 12 @ 5:00PM and 7:30PM Screening Q&As with MERATA filmmakers Hepi Mita, Chelsea Winstanley and Cliff Curtis ("Fear The Walking Dead") as well as filmmaker Taika Waititi (BOY.) Ava DuVernay will be in attendance and part of the Q&A on Sunday, May 12th for the 5pm screening.

 

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