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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.” 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 through 3/31.  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!

    Cinema Update…. 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:
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    1. LAEMMLE THEATERS (https://www.laemmle.com/ )
    Greg Laemmle, the President of Laemmle Theaters invited supporters to use the "Laemmle Virtual Cinema" program while the theaters are closed--the distributors will be sharing revenue directly with the theaters, helping them to get through this mandatory closure.

    NOW SHOWING Through Laemmle Virtual Cinema:
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    PHOENIX, ORGEON (Screening link: https://shop.jomafilms.com/products/phoenix-oregon-theatrical-at-home?variant=31408018587746 ) A comedy of mid-life reinvention and the redeeming power of friendship. Defying mid-life haze, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world's greatest pizza." Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In, Blood Out), Reynaldo Gallegos (Triple Frontier, American Sniper), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance). The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at mid-life. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive. Written and Directed by Gary Lundgren (Calvin Marshall, Redwood Highway, Black Road). Produced by Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez.
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    FANTASTIC FUNGI: (Screening link: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/laemmletheatres  )When so many are struggling for connection, inspiration and hope, Fantastic Fungi brings us together as interconnected creators of our world. Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offer us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. "Schwartzberg’s film quickly proves to be one of the year’s most mind-blowing, soul-cleansing and yes, immensely entertaining triumphs.” -Matt Fagerholm, rogerebert.com. "Do not miss “Fantastic Fungi,” one of the most beautifully powerful and intellectually stimulating films of the year and perhaps even the decade." -Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews; Join us on Thursday, 3/26, for FANTASTIC FUNGI DAY! Register for one of three Q&As with Paul Stamets, Director Louie Schwartzberg and our beautiful global friends.
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    BACURAU: (Screening link: https://kinonow.com/bacurau-laemmle  ) A few years from now... Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one.

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    AND THEN WE DANCED—A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli—gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak—throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family. Critic’s Pick! ”A luminous tour de force.” – IndieWire; For info and tix: https://www.laemmle.com/film/and-then-we-danced  …
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    BALLOON (Tickets for "Balloon" will go on sale no later than Tuesday, Mar 10th at 7pm.)—Thüringen, summer 1979. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: they want to flee East Germany in a homemade hot-air balloon. But the balloon crash lands just before the West German border. The Stasi finds traces of the attempted escape and launches an investigation while the two families are forced, under extreme pressure, to build a new escape balloon. The Stasi get closer and closer each day as a nerve-racking battle against the clock begins. Based on a true story. For info and tix: https://www.laemmle.com/film/balloon  …
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    THE WHISTLERS (Tickets for "The Whistlers" will go on sale no later than Tuesday, Feb 25th at 7pm)—In THE WHISTLERS, not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a police inspector in Bucharest who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception. A trip to the Canary Islands to learn a secret whistling language might be just what they need to pull it off. Info and tix at: https://www.laemmle.com/film/whistlers  …
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    ONCE WE WERE BROTHERS: The cinematic journey of Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robbie Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs, and interviews with many of Robertson's friends and collaborators, including Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison Martin Scorsese, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Dominique Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, and more. Check here for tickets: https://www.magnoliapictures.com/laemmle-oncewerebrothers/
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    PAUSE: Elpida, a middle-aged housewife, is tormented by an oppressive and loveless marriage with a man who no longer considers her feelings and desires. When a young painter is employed to paint the building she lives in, Elpida’s monotonous life is surreptitiously disrupted and her imagination starts to flourish as she attempts to reconcile the unquenchable desires of her body with the stern coldness of the husband she no longer loves. Losing herself deeper and deeper in the fantasies that she now prefers to her actual life, Elpida’s perception of reality is called into question and the truth begins to fade away. Check here for tickets: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pausemovie/   ( Save 50% on HD Rentals with discount code "LAEMMLE")
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    CORPUS CHRISTI: After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy, but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about ministering to his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk - even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn't revealed in the confessional booth. Info and tickets here: https://www.filmmovementplus.com/products/laemmle-theatres-presents-corpus-christi
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    THE WILD GOOSE LAKE: From acclaimed director Diao Yinan, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his 2014 Berlinale winning neo-noir BLACK COAL, THIN ICE. Toppling box office records in Diao’s native China, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE “cements his status as a master filmmaker with another ingenious crime epic” (Little White Lies). When smalltime mob leader Zhou Zenong (Chinese superstar Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out in China’s densely populated (and deeply divided) Wuhan province, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmatic woman, who has mysterious intentions of her own. Featuring gorgeous, neon-drenched cinematography and bursts of shocking, expertly choreographed action, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “brilliant" (Indiewire) and “downright Hitchcockian” (AV Club). Available soon…get info here: https://www.laemmle.com/film/wild-goose-lake
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    The Perfect Nanny: When Myriam, the mother of two young children, decides--despite the reluctance of her husband--to resume her activity in a law firm, the couple starts looking for a nanny. For more info and tickets:  https://www.laemmle.com/film/perfect-nanny?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=special-announcements&utm_content=CoVOD+003   and  https://distribfilmsusvirtual.vhx.tv/products/the-perfect-nanny-laemmle-cinemas/

    COMING SOON To Laemmle Virtual Cinema (Check
    https://www.laemmle.com/  for starting dates and tix)
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    Extra Ordinary: Rose, a mostly sweet and mostly lonely Irish small-town driving instructor, must use her supernatural talents to save the daughter of Martin (also mostly sweet and lonely) from a washed-up rock star who is using her in a Satanic pact to re-ignite his fame.  For more info and tickets:  https://www.laemmle.com/film/extra-ordinary?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=special-announcements&utm_content=CoVOD+003
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    Away:  After a mysterious crash landing, a young boy travels across an exotic island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and return home. For more info and tickets: https://www.laemmle.com/film/away?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=special-announcements&utm_content=CoVOD+003
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    The Etruscan Smile: The Etruscan Smile stars acclaimed British actor Brian Cox as Rory MacNeil, a rugged old Scotsman who reluctantly leaves his beloved isolated Hebridean island and travels to San Francisco to seek medical treatment. Moving in with his estranged son, Rory sees his life transformed through a newly found bond with his baby grandson. "A triumph. Unforgettable. Warm, wise and wonderful. Honest, funny and tender...Brian Cox gives one of the best performances of his career." ~ Avi Offer, NYCMovieGuru.com.  For more info and tickets: https://www.laemmle.com/film/etruscan-smile?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=special-announcements&utm_content=CoVOD+003

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    2. THE FRIDA CINEMA in Santa Ana (https://thefridacinema.org/)

    The Frida Cinema will still be accepting Film Club Memberships and tax-deductible contributions (https://thefridacinema.org/  ). In addition, the Frida is scheduling events (stay tuned!) such as Trivia and streaming events. Moreover, in just the last two weeks alone, several film distributors have been working with art houses like The Frida Cinema to continue to share great films through screenings you can purchase at home with proceeds benefiting the Frida, including-
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    NOW STREAMING THROUGH APRIL 2ND!
    BACURAU—The winner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize, directors Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Mendonça Filho’s BACURAU, starring screen icons Sônia Braga and Udo Kier in a thrilling and wholly unique award-winner. Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps — and shortly thereafter, a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead, setting the change for a genre-bending confrontation between a menacing force, and the resourceful citizens of little Bacurau. Info and screening opportunity here: https://kinonow.com/bacurau-frida-cinema
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    STREAMING THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH!
    FANTASTIC FUNGI: THE MUSHROOM MOVIE is a revelatory time-lapse journey, from 2019 Maui Film Festival Visionary Award honoree and director Louie Schwartzberg, about the magical, mysterious and medicinal world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth that began 3.5 billion years ago. Through the eyes of renowned mycologist Paul Stamets, professor of forest ecology Suzanne Simard, best-selling author Michael Pollan, food naturalist Eugenia Bone and others, we experience the power, beauty and complexity of the fungi kingdom. The film is a blueprint for what connects all humanity and the natural world. There is much to learn from the world of mycelium and Fantastic Fungi is an inspiring place to begin the process of bringing us together as interconnected creators of our world.
    Click here for details on signing up (you can also register to join three Zoom Q&A’s with director Louie Schwartzberg scheduled throughout the day!): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thefridacinema
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    STARTS STREAMING THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH THROUGH APRIL 2ND!
    THE WILD GOOSE LAKE— When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head. This forces him to make a run for it from both the police and dangerous gangsters out for the reward. At the same time, Zhou finds himself drawn to a woman whose origins are as mysterious as her intentions.
    A smash hit in its native China, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE was a competitor for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and was a highly-anticipated release at The Frida as part of our Neon Nightmares series. Now you can experience it from the comfort of your own home, thanks to Film Movement! You will be able to stream the film from https://thefridacinema.org/the-wild-goose-lake/  starting March 27th!
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    STARTS STREAMING THIS FRIDAY, 3/27!
    CORPUS CHRISTI (BOZE CIALO)—A 2019 Oscar nominee for Best International Film of the Year, and winner of over 40 international awards, director Jan Komasa’s CORPUS CHRISTI (BOZE CIALO). Anchored by a “dynamically physical, wild-eyed performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) from newcomer Bartosz Bielenia, Corpus Christi is an incisive, darkly humorous, and “engrossing exploration of faith, second chances and the possibility of atonement” (Screen). After spending years in a Warsaw prison for a violent crime, 20-year-old Daniel is released and sent to a remote village to work as a manual laborer. The job is designed to keep the ex-con busy, but Daniel has a higher calling. Over the course of his incarceration he has found Christ, and aspires to join the clergy – but his criminal record means no seminary will accept him. When Daniel arrives in town, one quick lie allows him to be mistaken for the town’s new priest, and he sets about leading his newfound flock. Though he has no training, his passion and charisma inspire the community. At the same time, his unconventional sermons and unpriestly behavior raise suspicions among some of the townsfolk – even more so as he edges towards a dark secret that the community hasn’t revealed in the confessional booth. You will be able to stream the film from https://thefridacinema.org/corpus-christi/  starting Fri., March 27th!
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    3. ART THEATER in Long Beach (https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/ )
    For Art Theatre members, the theater will offer to extend your membership for the length of closure to ensure that you have maximum time to utilize your member benefits. If you would like to support them during this time, you can join their membership program or donate to the Art Theatre below (you can specify your donation to go directly to help our staff. The Art Theater in Long Beach has created a Go Fund Me campaign as a virtual tip jar for their employees- https://www.gofundme.com/f/1xn5bzl2uo)

    The ART THEATER site (https://arttheatrelongbeach.org/coming-soon/ ) notes the following Virtual Cinema screenings from Film Movement (https://www.filmmovement.com/virtual-cinema  ):
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    FANTASTIC FUNGI, VIRTUAL CINEMA Mar 26 - 31
    The messages of this film could not be any timelier, from the need to reconnect and understand the intelligence of nature, to partnering with fungi and our natural world to shift our consciousness. How prepared are we to face the pressing issues we have in our world? We are facing a serious challenge, yet like the mycelium network we are adaptable. As a response to the worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus, we ask each community to take responsibility for establishing the best practice for them. We also know that we need to respond as mycelium and provide innovative ways of addressing these new challenges.
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    BALLOON, VIRTUAL CINEMA Mar 27 - Apr 12
    A thriller-like true story of one of the most spectacular escapes of the 20th Century. With a theatrical release to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, BALLOON is based on the true events of one of the most daring escapes of the Cold War in which two families living in Communist East Germany sailed over the heavily fortified border in a homemade hot-air balloon. In the summer of 1979, the Strelzyk and Wetzel families—who had been working on their audacious plan for more than two years—try to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon. But after the balloon crash-lands just before the West German border, the Stasi find traces of the attempted escape and immediately launch an investigation. In a nerve-wracking race against the clock, the two families attempt to build a new escape balloon as the Stasi get closer and closer each day… “Flies high with Cold War thrills and sentiment to spare.” – USA Today “A race against the clock with suspense expertly maintained.” – Rolling Stone
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    CORPUS CHRISTI, VIRTUAL CINEMA Mar 27 - Apr 12
    "Corpus Christi" is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Center. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary and after his release on parole he is sent to work at a carpenter's workshop. However Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream and dressed as a priest he decides to - minister a small-town parish.
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    L'INNOCENTE, VIRTUAL CINEMA Mar 27 - Apr 12
    Luchino Visconti's last film based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio is a haunting account of aristocratic chauvinism and sexual double standards in turn of the century Italy. Giannini as the psychotic husband whose lust cannot be satisfied. Antonelli as his sensitive and tormented wife and O'Neil as cunning possessive mistress.
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    THE WILD GOOSE LAKE, VIRTUAL CINEMA Mar 27 - Apr 12
    In Theaters March 2020! From acclaimed director Diao Yinan, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to his 2014 Berlinale winning neo-noir BLACK COAL, THIN ICE. Toppling box office records in Diao’s native China, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE “cements his status as a master filmmaker with another ingenious crime epic” (Little White Lies). When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong (Chinese superstar Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out in China’s densely populated (and deeply divided) Wuhan province, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmatic woman, who has mysterious intentions of her own. Featuring gorgeous, neon-drenched cinematography and bursts of shocking, expertly choreographed action, THE WILD GOOSE LAKE is “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “brilliant" (Indiewire) and “downright Hitchcockian” (AV Club).
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    ZOMBI CHILD, VIRTUAL CINEMA Mar 27 - Apr 12
    Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead to work in the hell of sugar cane plantations. 55 years later, a Haitian teenager tells her friends her family secret - not suspecting that it will push one of them to commit the irreparable.

    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

    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.

     

    Early 2019 Film Club Offerings

    2018 Film Club Offerings

    Previous Film Club Offerings, Prior to 2018
     


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