KPFK Film Club 2018 offerings

    Here is a list of films offered earlier in 2018

    BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
    Screens July 30th at 7:30PM and July 31st at 1 PM at the Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5 as part of their Culture Vulture series.
    Get more info at:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43774
    And Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    Link to Q/A on The Business at an opening screening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUsy5RObL2U
    Description:  Sara Driver’s vivid depiction of Basquiat and New York’s then-gritty, pre-gentrified Downtown, is an exploration of the artist's pre-fame years and how the tectonically shifting arts culture of the late 1970s and '80s shaped his vision. BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival and went on to screen at the 2017 New York Film Festival. Conveying Basquiat’s personal magnetism, eccentricity and non-stop creativity without romanticizing him, BOOM FOR REAL: THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT serves as another chapter in the ongoing effort to rescue the artist from his own hype. To tell this story, Driver, who was part of the New York arts scene herself, worked closely and collaboratively with friends and other artists who emerged from that period: Jim Jarmusch, James Nares, Fab Five Freddy, Glenn O’Brien, Kenny Scharf, Lee Quinones, Patricia Field, Luc Sante and many others. Drawing upon their memories and anecdotes, the film also uses period film footage, music and images to visually re-recreate the era, drawing a portrait of Jean-Michel and Downtown New York City -pre AIDS, President Reagan, the real estate and art booms – before anyone was motivated by money and ambition. “A treasure. A transporting doc about the early career of Basquiat and the environment where he flourished. Conveys his personal magnetism, eccentricity and non-stop creativity without romanticizing him.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter.  “Vivid and beautifully meditative. It shows how one of the most emblematic American artists of the late 20th century found his voice in the rubble.” – Chris Barsanti, AV Club
     
    LARGER THAN LIFE: THE KEVYN AUCOIN STORY
    Screens July 23rd at 7:30PM and July 24th at 1 PM at the Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5 as part of their Culture Vulture series.
    Get more info at:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43987
    And Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    Link to Q/A on The Business at an opening screening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFAdor0-Wec 
    Description: Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story explores the life of the iconic makeup artist who transformed the profession into a prominent and influential art form. Director and makeup artist Tiffany Bartok paints a beautiful and deeply personal portrait of a man who, as both and artist and LGBTQ advocate, dedicated his life to elevating the inner confidence and presence of others. Through intimate footage and interviews with his friends and family, Bartok weaves through the journey of Aucoin’s life up until his tragic end — reminding everyone that he truly was larger than life. Larger Than Life features interviews with Kevyn’s family and childhood friends, Tori Amos, Christy Turlington, Isabella Rossellini, Isaac Mizrahi, Cher, Kate Moss and many more.

    RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA
    Screens July 16th at 7:30PM and July 17th at 1 PM at the Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5 as part of their Culture Vulture series.
    Get more info at:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/44123
    And Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl-pKw5n0mI
    Description: One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.


    THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
    Screens July 9th at 7:30PM and July 10th at 1 PM at the Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5 as part of their Culture Vulture series.
    Get more info at:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43995
    And Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!! 
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WONf7tNWUIU
    Description: “Dazzlingly inventive...a beautiful, eloquent show.” --Henry Hitchings, Evening Standard.  Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to select international cinemas in 2018. Captured live from the National Theatre in London, this critically acclaimed production directed by Marianne Elliot (Angels in America, War Horse) has astonished audiences around the world and has received seven Olivier and five Tony Awards®. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.


    WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
    Coming Friday, June 29, 2018
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice at the Art Theater; you can also call the same number to subscribe and BECOME A MEMBER!
    More info from the Art Theater here:  http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhwktRDG_aQ
    Description:  Tim Robbins said it best at the 1997 Academy Awards, “Ladies and Gentlemen, the best neighbor any of us have ever had, Fred Rogers!” For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America.  In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion.  There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since. Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters.  A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom, The Music of Strangers, The Best of Enemies.)  “Both nostalgic and immediate, it’s a documentary you want to hug.” – Hollywood Reporter.  “This beautiful film celebrates a deeply good man with a great gift for repairing.” --Wall Street Journal  

     
    FIRST REFORMED
    Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814; starts Friday, June 15, 2018!
    Oh you lucky KPFK Film Club Members, call 818-985-2711 quickly to request an available pair of complementary tickets to a screening of your choice at the Art Theater; you can call the same number to subscribe and BECOME A MEMBER!
    More info from the Art Theater here:  http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN7vkhcfei0

    Description: Anybody at all serious about cinema will NOT want to miss this superbly written masterpiece crowned with riveting acting and direction…a career crowning achievement of both the talented Ethan Hawke and provocative Paul Shrader!! “First Reformed is a stunner, a spiritually probing work of art with the soul of a thriller, realized with a level of formal control and fierce moral anger that we seldom see in American movies.” – NPR  “It is an exquisite piece of filmmaking and also a blunt, pulpy instrument, a despairing, fully sustained howl of a movie that is easily this director’s finest work in years.” – Los Angeles Times.  Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.And the ART Theater in Long Beach is the PERFECT VENUE to see this fantastic, thoughtful, and powerhouse film!

    HOTEL ARTEMIS
    In theaters June 8th
    Connect with Hotel Artemis—
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    Website: http://hotelartemismovie.com/
    CALL 818-985-2711 to request an available pass good for 2 tickets to a selected Regal Theater 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=JqfuKsoEEms&feature=youtu.be     
    Description: Break the rules. Pay the price.  Welcome to the Hotel Artemis. In theaters June 8th. Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, HOTEL ARTEMIS is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but broken rules will kill you. No guns. No cops. No killing the other patients. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista. HOTEL ARTEMIS was written and directed by Drew Pearce (writer of IRON MAN 3, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION, SHERLOCK HOLMES 3).

    BROTHERS OF THE WIND
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, June 15 – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday, June 16 – 10am
    Sunday, June 17 – 10am
    Monday, June 18 – 11:30am, 1:30pm
    Tuesday, June 19 – 11:30am, 1:30pm
    Wednesday, June 20 – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
    Thursday, June 21 – 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm
    Get More Info at the Frida’s website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/brothers-of-the-wind/
    AND… CALL 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrNz7h59G1g
    Description: BROTHERS OF THE WIND—A Heartwarming Story Breathtakingly Filmed!! Jean Reno (Leon: The Professional) stars alongside Manuel Camacho in Brothers of the Wind, an inspiring new Austrian release, and winner of Austria’s Romy Gala Award for Best Cinematography.  When 14-year old Lukas (Camacho) encounters a wounded baby eagle, they embark on a magical adventure filled with friendship, love, and hope. Having fallen from its mother’s nest, the baby eagle – who Lukas has named Abel -depends on Lukas to nurture him; but as their friendship develops, so does the pressure to move on and find their own fates.  “A film with virtuoso images of fine falconry, as the narrator underlines the myth of Cain and Abel through the friendship of a child and a wild animal.” – Carlos Marañón Cinemanía

    GHOST STORIES
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, June 8 – 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
    Saturday, June 9 – 12:30pm, 2pm
    Sunday, June 10 – 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
    Monday, June 11 – 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
    Tuesday, June 12 – 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
    Wednesday, June 13 – 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
    Thursday, June 14 – 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
    Get More Info at the Frida’s website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/ghost-stories-13/
    AND… CALL 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and BECOME a KPFK Film Club Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIi5JCFnLS0
    Description: “Ghost Stories’ will terrify you, for a long time”--James Verniere.  Experience three spine-tingling tales of terror in Ghost Stories – a clever and chilling new vision in horror from the UK, brought to you by IFC Midnights! A debunker of all things paranormal, Professor Phillip Goodman (Andy Nyman) has devoted his life to exposing phony psychics and fraudulent supernatural shenanigans on his own television show. His skepticism is put to the test, however, when he receives a file of three chilling, inexplicable cases: a night watchman (Paul Whitehouse) haunted by disturbing visions as he patrols an abandoned asylum; an edgy young man (Black Mirror’s Alex Lawther) involved in a hellish car accident deep in the woods; and a wealthy former banker (Sherlock’s Martin Freeman) visited by the poltergeist spirit of his unborn child.   Will they make a believer of him yet?
    ★★★★.  This triptych of horror tales is presided over with assurance and some seriously mordant wit by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman.” – Philip De Semlyen, Time Out
    “It’s a cheeky, devilish anthology of three horror stories tied together by a central mystery, and pound for pound, it’s one of the creepiest movies of the year so far.” – Jordan Crucchiola, New York Magazine/Vulture
    “Packed with jump scares, cryptic clues, eerie beings, references to other horror fare and stand-alone, head-shaking weirdness… the movie is an entertainingly creepy little chill ride laced with psychodrama.” – Anita Katz, San Francisco
    “Ghost Stories is nothing if not nostalgic: for old-fashioned creepshows that send a mordant chill down the spine, shadows as sinister as the specters within them, and audiences freshly eager to peer into both.” – Isaac Feldberg, Boston Globe.  Directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman.  98 mins.  Rated R.

     

    BOUNDARIES
    Free Special Advanced Screening and A Reception featuring LIVE Music and Refreshments
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    6:00pm Reception With Refreshments and Live Music from Singer-Songwriter Andy Kimbel!!

    7:00pm Screening of BOUNDARIES.
    Real D Screening Room (100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210): Free Parking beneath the building!
    This is a THANK-YOU GIFT TO OUR LISTENERS….ALL KPFK LISTENERS ARE INVITED TO CALL
    818-985-2711 FOR AVAILABLE FREE TICKETS, courtesy of SONY Pictures Classics and KPFK!!!
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability so CALL TO RESERVE SEATS for you and your guests NOW!!
    Visit these terrific websites for more info about the film:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonyClassics
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonyclassics
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonyclassics/
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf6qk93WHf0

    More info from Andy's website here: http://www.andykimbel.com/ 
    Description: BOUNDARIES is A New Road Trip Comedy-Drama starring Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer, Lewis MacDougall, Bobby Cannavale, Kristen Schaal, Dolly Wells, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Christopher Lloyd, and Peter Fonda!!  In this heartwarming story written and directed by Shana Feste, Laura (Farmiga) and her son Henry (MacDougall) are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack (Plummer) across country after he’s been kicked out of a nursing home. The road trip veers off course when Jack decides to make a couple 'stops' and Henry asks to see his ne'er-do-well dad Leonard (Cannavale), completely upending Laura's attempt to hold her family together and ultimately forcing her to finally see her father for the man he really is. BOUNDARIES Opens NY & LA June 22 – Coming Soon to a City Near You!

    Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Andy Kimbel began playing the guitar and piano when he was about 9.  Later, he watched and learned from performers like Garnet Rogers, Chris Smither, Tom Rush and Bill Morrissey at various clubs and coffeehouses.  Since being grabbed by the Philadelphia and New York blues and singer-songwriter scene, Andy has performed over the past 25 years both solo and with a band, playing Festivals, Special Events, Folk and Blues venues, Colleges.  Andy has also been featured numerous times on Radio and Television.  Music lovers will be enticed with the great flow and versatility of Andy’s guitar playing as his fingers move effortlessly across the neck of the guitar while singing and picking rhythm patterns and leads simultaneously, improvising with his own compositions and a selection of traditional standards. Andy also conducts Guitar Masters workshops in conjunction with some of his performances and presents school programs where aspiring musicians learn about various guitar techniques, songwriting and music production from this seasoned professional.

    Reception with Live Music and Refreshments!!! Free Parking!!  The Comfy and Gorgeous Real D Theater in Beverly Hills!!  And A Marvelous NEW Film!!!

     

    ADRIFT
    In theaters June 1, 2018.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pass good for two tickets to a selected screening of your choice at selected Regal Theaters, if you are a Film Club Member.  Call the same number to subscribe to the KPFK Film Club, become a member, and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Check out @ADRIFTMovie, and you can get more info at these interesting websites:
    OfficialWebsite:  https://www.adrift.movie/?utm_campaignid=21103014&utm_source=61910&utm_medium=220697289&utm_content=101054608&campaign=220697289
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdriftMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdriftMovie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriftmovie/
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9ukI7khQpE
    Description:  Whenever You Feel Lost, Follow Your Heart.  See Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin in ADRIFT, an amazing tale of love, courage and survival. ADRIFT is a new dramatic film about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love, based on the incredible true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. As the two sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.  In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved. Screenplay by Aaron & Jordan Kandell and David Branson Smith based on the bestselling book by Tami Oldham Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart; directed by Baltasar Kormákur.


    LOVE & BANANAS, AN ELEPHANT STORY
    Starting May 18 at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814.)
    The May 19th screening will feature a special Q & A after with Director Ashley Bell!
    GET MORE INFO from the Art Theater: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/  
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4oDRpAqe1g   
    Description: The touching story exposes the plight of Asian elephants and the people who work tirelessly to save them.  LOVE & BANANAS is a heartwarming and hopeful story about a team of elephant rescuers, led by world renowned Asian elephant conservationist Lek Chailert, as they embark on a daring 48-hour mission 500 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year old captive blind Asian elephant and bring her to freedom.  “You don’t need a bull hook to control an elephant. You can guide an elephant with love… and bananas” –Lek Chailert, Founder of Save Elephant Foundation

    AFTER AUSCHWITZ
    Starting May 18 at the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814.)
    The May 20 screening will feature a Q & A with some of the survivors, Director Jon Kean, and Erin Gruwell form the Freedom Writers Project!
    GET MORE INFO from the Art Theater:  
    http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    And call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here: 
    https://vimeo.com/257587072#at=1
    Description: “A moving portrait of how life goes on.” – Hollywood Reporter.  After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. These women all moved to Los Angeles, married, raised children and became “Americans” but they never truly found a place to call home. What makes the story so much more fascinating is how these women saw, interpreted and interacted with the changing face of America in the second half of the 20th century. They serve as our guides on an unbelievable journey, sometimes celebratory, sometimes heart breaking but always inspiring.“A powerful testament to individual humanity emerging from inhuman horrors.” – Village Voice.  “Jon Kean, the director, chose the material wisely and doesn’t shy from severe images. He and his team also have good ears for anecdotes.” – New York Times

    COPPELIA
    July 2 at 7:30PM and July 3 at 1 PM
    Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5 as part of their Culture Vulture series.
    Visit https://www.laemmle.com/films/44018 for more info!
    Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnc5J0qWsSo
    Description: Coppelia, World Famous Ballet Direct from the Bolshoi, at a Fabulous Laemmle Theater Near You!! Coppelia is an ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancée with a wandering eye, and an old doll maker. The Bolshoi's stunning corps de ballet shines in the divertissements and famous “dance of the hours,” and its principals abound in youthful energy and irresistible humor in this effervescent production.

    I, CLAUDE MONET
    June 25 at 7:30PM and June 26 at 1 PM
    Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5 as part of their Culture Vulture series.
    Visit 
    https://www.laemmle.com/films/41702 for more info!
    Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    See the trailer here: 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=74&v=oUvcsP0Eg8k
    Description:  From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favorite artist – through his own words. Using letters and other private writings I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite this, and perhaps because of it, Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. Then, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his garden at Giverney, his humour, insight and love of life is revealed. Shot on location in Paris, London, Normandy and Venice I, Claude Monet is a cinematic immersion into some of the most loved and iconic scenes in Western Art.

    LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
    June 18 at 7:30PM and June 19 at 1 PM
    Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5
    Visit https://www.laemmle.com/films/43715   for more info!
    Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=MTAlVjn80k4
    Description: Lady Windermere's Fan, a Fabulous new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London. Award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs. Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years. This is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season, a year-long celebration of the brilliant Victorian playwright being staged by Classic Spring, a new theatre company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. It is the day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? First performed in 1892, Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

    THE MOST UNKNOWN
    June 11 at 7:30PM and June 12 at 1 PM
    Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5
    Visit 
    https://www.laemmle.com/films/43976   for more info!
    Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!
    See the trailer here: 
    https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/the-most-unknown-documentarytrailer/5a870c84f1cdb32e98242951
    Description: The Most Unknown… An epic documentary film told with humor and the thrill of discovery that pushes the boundaries of how science storytelling is approached.  THE MOST UNKNOWN’s unique and intelligent structure brings together nine scientists in nine different disciplines to explain, in simple terms, what they do and what questions they seek answers to. The results are fascinating.  Dark matter, the deep sea and extraterrestrial life are just some of the phenomena we find most difficult to observe and understand. This film takes us to a place where scientists who speak from vastly different disciplines can actually speak a common language and important questions transcend a single laboratory. What emerges is a deeply human trip to the foundations of discovery and a powerful reminder that the unanswered questions are the most crucial ones to pose: How did life begin? What is time? What is consciousness? How much do we really know?  Directed by Emmy Award-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentarian Ian Cheney (“The Search for General Tso,” “The City Dark”) and advised by renowned filmmaker Werner Herzog (“Grizzly Man,” “Encounters at the End of the World”). Created in partnership with Science Sandbox, an initiative of the Simons Foundation

    MY LETTER TO THE WORLD
    June 4 at 7:30PM  and June 5 at 1 PM
    Laemmle Claremont, Pasadena 7, Royal, and Towne Center 5
    Visit https://www.laemmle.com/films/43936  for more info!
    Call 818-985-7-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3AtbJg-vxE  
    Description: My Letter To the World is an in-depth exploration of the life and work of one of the greatest poets of all times…. Emily Dickinson!! Filmed in her hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts, My Letter To the World  is narrated by Cynthia Nixon and features behind-the-scenes clips from the Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion. This documentary journeys through the seasons of Emily's life amid nineteenth century New England and features interviews with world experts, bringing to light new theories about the poet's personal relationships and revered work. Part of Laemmle’s FABULOUS Culture Vulture Series!

    WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP
    The U.S. PREMIERE and FUNDRAISING EVENT takes place May 16, 2018 (6:00PM - Red Carpet Reception
    7:00PM - Film Screening)  at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theater (8556 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.)
    The event raises funds for PLANNED PARENTHOOD ADVOCACY PROJECT LA, MOVEMBER FOUNDATION (Stopping Men Dying Too Young), JEWISH HEALING & HOSPICE CENTER, THE MANKIND PROJECT, and THE MEN'S CENTER LOS ANGELES.
    A PANEL DISCUSSION about men's issues today will follow with leading speakers on men's and women's advocacy and healing including:
    Moderator: Lisa Hickey (Publisher/CEO The Good Men Project)
    Stephen J. Johnson PhD. (psychotherapist, author, Men's Center LA)
    Alexandra Katehakis PhD. (psychotherapist, author, Center for Healthy Sex)
    Movember Foundation (Men’s Health Advocacy)
    Steve Harper - The Mankind Project (Men’s Group Training)
    Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project (Family Planning)
    Jewish Healing & Hospice Center (Grief Counseling)
    Find out more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcome-to-the-mens-group-los-angeles-premiere-fundraiser-tickets-45261512402
    Also opens at the  Music Hall (9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211) May 18, 2018
    Visit the Laemmle Website for more info: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43873
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to either the premiere or a general screening of your choice, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!  Tickets subject to availability so you’ll want to call now!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49r51S_jcxU
    Description: An inspiring comedy-drama that will awaken men to the idea that untangling their inner lives will make them happier.   In the noble hope of becoming a bit more evolved than their fathers, eight men form an all-male support group in which they refrain from beer and football one Sunday a month to sit in a circle where they share their personal issues.  Against their best efforts to maintain a civilized therapeutic forum, the group descends into chaos, as long-standing conflicts and secrets come to the surface and threaten to destroy the group’s trust forever.  The film delves frankly into themes of male identity, competition, sexuality, and grief, and stars Timothy Bottoms, Stephen Tobolowsky, Terence J. Rotolo, Mackenzie Astin, Joseph Culp, Ali Saam, Phil Abrams, and David Clennon.  Critics have called Welcome to the Men’s Group ensemble acting at its finest, a complex, beautifully written, deftly filmed story full of surprises!  The Filmmakers’ goal in the creation of this film is to shine an empathic light on evolving male consciousness today and further the community, growth, and healing for men.   In the rising tide of awareness on male sexual misconduct and the empowerment of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the timeliness of the film’s message couldn’t be better!

    DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE featuring the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble
    May 22, 7:30 PM, at the Art Theater, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    More info can be had at the Art Theater’s Website:  http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!
    Check out these scenes from the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8i0U3nUi8E
    Description: A Unique and Thrilling Film Experience Coming to the Amazing Art Theater in Long Beach…    In 1920, filmgoers were treated to this historic film version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. John Barrymore plays the humanitarian Dr. Henry Jekyll, who becomes obsessed with the notion of separating the good and evil impulses within every man. To this end, he develops a potion which unleashes his own darker side: the demonic Mr. Hyde.  This silent classic horror film will now be accompanied by a live score by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, which combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, composed material, and structured improvisation. Previous live film performances include The Mark of Zorro, The Phantom Carriage, and The Golem.  Jack Curtis Dubowsky is a prolific composer, author, filmmaker, and educator. Dubowsky composes choral, instrumental, and orchestral concert music. His research publications include articles on film music and popular music. He has worked in film and media as a composer, director, producer, and sound editor. Join Art Theater Fans for an special evening you won’t want to miss!

    THE DEATH OF STALIN
    Coming May 4 to the AMAZING Art Theater in Long Beach (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814.)
    More info can be had at the Art Theater’s Website:  http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of complementary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the FUN!!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=ukJ5dMYx2no
    Description: In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror’s heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain hemorrhage.  Inevitably, when his body is discovered in the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic spreads like a virus in the senior members of the Council of Ministers, as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and, ultimately, take power. But in the middle of a gut-wrenching roller-coaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin? Features a veteran comedic cast, including Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine, Rupert Friend, Jason Isaacs, Michael Palin, Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor. “Armando Iannucci’s hilarious, profane satire about politburos pole-positioning for power could not be more timely. It’s the funniest, fiercest comedy of the year.” –  Rolling Stone; “The Death of Stalin” makes real-life horrors the source of hilarity – and it is hilarious – while never making light of the insanity that inspired it.  –  Arizona Republic

    STARSHIP FRIDA SCI-FI MARATHON
    Where: Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    When: 12 hours, starting at 8pm on Friday, May 4th
    What: Starts with the SERENITY (the 2005 fun and adventurous “Wild Wild West soap opera in space”), Followed by 4 incredible Sci-Fi Surprises and Giveaways,  Closing with the Amazing THE FIFTH ELEMENT starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker, and Milla Jovovich.

    Get more info at: https://thefridacinema.org/event/starship-frida/   
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Description: STARSHIP FRIDA…Strap Yourself In and Prepare to BLAST OFF!!!  It’s a 12-hour Intergalactic Cinematic Adventure happening this Friday, May 4th starting at 8PM!!!  This overnight cinematic space expedition will kick off at 8pm with 2005’s Serenity, featuring the daring escapades of Captain Mal Reynolds and crew, and will close with 1997’s The Fifth Element, an action-packed 23rd Century thrill-ride which follows NYC cabbie Korben Dallas and Supreme Being Leelo on a daring mission to save the universe! What’s in the middle?  More surprises, giveaways, and interplanetary fun than you can chuck a Tribble at – including six classic sci-fi films!  The Frida staff KNOW great film, and you can bet you’ll LOVE the surprises. Why not treat yourself to an all night sci-fi screening party (if you’ve ever been to one you KNOW they are a gas)!!

    I FEEL PRETTY
    In Theaters NOW!
    Find out more by visiting these fantastic websites:
    Official Website: https://www.ifeelpretty.movie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IFeelPrettyMovie  
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IFeelPretty?lang=en
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ifeelpretty/
    Link to trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=cVx9EFK3DWE
    Call 818-985-2711 to request a complimentary pair of available tickets to selected screenings of your choice at Regal Cinemas, if you are a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!
    Description:  Change Everything Without Changing Anything. I FEEL PRETTY starring Amy Schumer - NOW PLAYING. In I FEEL PRETTY a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem, that hold her back everyday, wakes from a brutal fall in an exercise class believing she is suddenly a supermodel. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?  Starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Tom Hopper with Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton. #FeelPretty.

     

    NOVEMBER
    Frida Cinema, 305 E. 4th St. #100 Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, April 20 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Saturday, April 21 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Sunday, April 22 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Monday, April 23 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Tuesday, April 24 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Wednesday, April 25 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    Thursday, April 26 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
    OH YOU LUCKY FILM CLUB MEMBERS, You can call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of complimentary tickets.  Wanna join the fun?   Call the same number to subscribe, support KPFK, and BECOME a member!!!
    Yes!  MORE INFO can be had at the Frida website:  http://thefridacinema.org/event/november/  
    Check out the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19QZy1YHL50
    Description: “NOVEMBER is all-caps CRAZY in the best, funniest, most exhilarating way possible. A mere description cannot, I recognize, do its out-there-ness true justice.”… Nick Schager of The Daily Beast.  Starting April 20, the FABULOUS FRIDA will treat audiences to a RARE cinematic experience: Estonian filmmaker Rainer Sarnet award-winning surrealist fantasy/drama NOVEMBER.  In this tale of love and survival in 19th century Estonia, peasant girl Liina longs for village boy Hans – but Hans is inexplicably infatuated by a visiting German baroness. When Liina sets out to win Hans’ love, things grow incredibly complicated in this dark, harsh landscape where spirits, werewolves, plagues, and the devil himself converge, where thievery is rampant, and where souls are highly regarded – but come quite cheap. Highlighted by mesmerizing black-and-white cinematography by Mart Taniel – winner of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Best Cinematography award – November is a dark and brilliant fairy tale that marks the arrival of a daring new visionary filmmaker. “This midnight-movie classic in the making uses ancient Estonian folk tales to create something shockingly unexpected. Both gravely serious and demonically funny, it’s meant to knock audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.”– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone;  “Suffused with sorcery and silvery light, “November,” written and directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a bizarre Estonian love story – a mishmash of folklore, farm animals and scabrous fun – in which beauty and ugliness fight to the death.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times;  “A deeply peculiar folklore-informed picture in which unrequited love is more troubling than the plague, the Devil and a forest full of ghosts.” – John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

     

    LOU ANDREAS-SALOMÉ, THE AUDACITY TO BE FREE
    Starts 4/27 at Laemmle’s Royal (11523 Santa Monica Blvd.West L.A., CA 90025.)
    Visit this Laemmle site for more info:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43826

    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!!

    THIS JUST IN!!!  There are a limited number tix for Film Club Members to attend a special screening... a  Thursday 4/26 event which starts at 7pm at Laemmle Royal with Q& A to follow with director Cordula Kablitz-Post!!!
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e722D0mnxnw

    Description:  LOU ANDREAS-SALOMÉ, THE AUDACITY TO BE FREE, An Amazing Biopic at the Most Fabulous Laemmle Royal!!!  Lou Andreas-Salomé, the woman who enraptured 19th century Europe's greatest minds, recounts her life to Ernst Pfeiffer in this German film directed by Cordula Post-Kablutz.  A published novelist, poet and essayist, Salomé's desire to live a life free from convention scandalized society but spurred genius and passion in others, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Rée and her lover, the poet Rainer Marie Rilke.  Under the tutelage of Sigmund Freud, she became the first female psychoanalyst.  QUOTES: “Kablitz-Post’s feature film debut is marvelous at unraveling the tangle of relationships surrounding this rebellious figure.” - Katja Iken, Der Spiegel Online;  "With intelligence and sensitivity, [the film traces] the extraordinary life of a brave woman who defied her time and insisted on her freedom.” - Thierry Gandillot, Les Echos, France;  “What the film evokes ultimately is that you can be a feminist, an intellectual, a writer, even a hard-to-get player, and still maintain around you an array of men who would do anything—bring her flowers, cut their wrists, divorce their wives, write over-the-top poetry—just to revel in the aura she exudes.”- Harvey Karten, New York Film Critics Online.  AWARDS: Grand Prize Narrative Feature – Socially Relevnt Film Festival NYC; NDR Newcomer Award (Audience Award) Internationales Filmfest Emden-Norderney Emden, Germany (Juni, 2016); Golden Bretzel Award German Film Week of Dinard  Dinard, France (Mai, 2017, 5th edition

     

    A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
    Screens Monday, 5/21 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, 5/22 at 1PM
    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center, and Claremont 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the fabulous Laemmle website:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43714  
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=-3tAf5mpXAs
    Description: Oscar Wilde’s Timeless Comedy..A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, Live from London’s West End!!!  Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically-staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance will be captured live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques.   Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret.  First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirized the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

     

    GISELLE
    Screens Monday, 5/14 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, 5/15 at 1PM at the most incredible Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center, and Claremont 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the fabulous Laemmle website:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/40227
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaWfivGfBOg 
    Description:  The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. Against her own will, she joins the wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht and condemn him to dance until he dies of exhaustion. This treasure of romantic ballet is one of the oldest and greatest in classical repertoire, touching upon the great romantic themes: a doomed love affair ending in tragedy, a dive into fantasy and ultimate redemption through the power of love. The Bolshoi is renowned for its intimate and emotionally intense interpretation of this beloved drama. Music by Adolphe Adam;  Original choreography by Yuri Grigorovich.

     

    MACBETH
    Screens Monday, 5/7 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, 5/8 at 1PM

    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center, and Claremont 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the fabulous Laemmle website:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43831  
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=doIw2cfdcMc
    Description: "Something wicked this way comes"….. Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies and his ruthless, ambitious wife, he sets out on a path to serial murder. The Royal Shakespeare Company's recent contemporary production of Shakespeare’s greatest, darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.  
    ★★★★ "CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON AND NIAMH CUSACK MAKE A GRIPPING CENTRAL COUPLE." ~ THE STAGE;  ★★★★ “Earthy, urgent and wonderfully sinister.” --Evening Standard.  Please note this production contains sudden blackouts, loud noises and strobe effects.

     

    LEANING INTO THE WIND—ANDY GOLDSWORTHY
    Screens Monday, 4/30 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, 5/1 at 1PM

    Laemmle Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center, and Claremont 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at the fabulous Laemmle website:  https://www.laemmle.com/films/43830
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQYGbfVfpm0
    Description: The Life and Work of Environmental Artist…LEANING INTO THE WIND—ANDY GOLDSWORTHY. Sixteen years after the release of the groundbreaking film Rivers and Tides – Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time, director Thomas Riedelsheimer has returned to work with the artist.  Leaning into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy follows Andy on his exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art.  As Goldsworthy introduces his own body into the work it becomes at the same time even more fragile and personal and also sterner and tougher, incorporating massive machinery and crews on his bigger projects. Riedelsheimer’s exquisite film illuminates Goldsworthy’s mind as it reveals his art.  Official Selection: 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival – World Premiere. ABOUT ANDY GOLDSWORTHY:  Andy Goldsworthy (b. 1956, Cheshire, England) lives in Scotland. He makes works of art using the materials and conditions that he encounters wherever he is. Using earth, rocks, leaves, ice, snow, rain, or sunlight, the resulting artworks exist briefly before they are altered and erased by natural processes. He also uses his own body as a medium, as with his Rain Shadows, or through actions such as spitting, throwing, climbing and walking. He has undertaken commissions in the Queensland rainforest, Australia and the New Zealand coast; in Rio de Janeiro, New York City, St Louis, Montreal and San Francisco; in the New Mexico desert, the mountains of central Spain and Haute-Provence, France, and the fells of Cumbria and Dumfriesshire. He has exhibited in the British Museum (1994); the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2004); Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2007); and the Palacio di Cristal, Madrid (2007). He contributes widely to group exhibitions and his most recent solo gallery shows have been in New York (2015) and Madrid (2016). Goldsworthy has published many books throughout his career, beginning with Rain, sun, snow, mist, calm: Photoworks (1985).  Director's Statement:  In 2011, during a shoot in Scotland I met Andy Goldsworthy again. It had been ten years since we released Rivers and Tides and we had not seen each other in the interim. From the very first moment I felt like no time has passed at all – it felt as though we had just waved farewell a few days before. It felt intimate immediately and I became aware of my never-ending interest in this man and his work. We talked a lot and a few weeks later we admitted that both of us were thinking about the option of doing another film together. But Rivers and Tides felt like a huge burden, a big heritage, and we hesitated to go for it. Although a film is just a moment in time it kind of stays forever. People who know Rivers and Tides think they know Andy Goldsworthy. And so we both felt that adding a new perspective to him and his work would be fascinating.

     

    KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Saturday, April 28 – 11:30am, Sunday, April 29 – 11:30am
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info about the screenings here: http://thefridacinema.org/
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=p4-6qJzeb3A
    Description: Director Travis Knight’s breathtaking 2016 stop-motion animation masterpiece KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS comes to The Frida Cinema! Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Visual Effects, and winner of the BAFTA for Best Animated Feature Film. From acclaimed animation studio LAIKA comes the story of Kubo, a young boy who lives a quaint, standard life in a small oceanside village. When he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to avenge a historic grudge, Kubo finds himself on the run with Monkey (voiced by Charlize Theron) and Beetle (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), off on a riveting quest to find his late father’s mystical suit of armour — the only thing that can defeat the spirit and rescue his family.  “Kubo is bold and daring, telling a truly unique tale set in ancient Japan that is rich with the depth of a story passed down for generations.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News;  “Filmgoers who’ve suffered through a summer of superheroes, supervillains and sequels/snarky reboots: we now have something that genuinely casts a spell on viewers.” – David Fear,  Rolling Stone

     

    THE ENDLESS
    Friday, April 27 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Saturday, April 28 – 2pm, 4:30pm
    Sunday, April 29 – 4:30pm, 8pm
    Monday, April 30 – 1:30pm, 4pm, 10pm
    Tuesday, May 1 – 1:30pm, 4pm
    Wednesday, May 2 – 1:30pm, 4pm, 7:30pm
    Thursday, May 3 – 1:30pm, 4pm, 7:30pm

    THE ROOM, April 28, 2018 @ 11:00 pm
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Get more info about the screenings here:  http://thefridacinema.org/
    Link to The Endless trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=qMHpWCN0byw
    Link to The Room trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAUPqK9Y7I
    Description: Two Opportunities to Enjoy Amazing Unique Cinema…at the Frida Cinema!!!
    THE ENDLESS:  Following their 2014 Lovecraftian modern cult classic Spring, acclaimed filmmakers Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead return with mind-bending sci-fi thriller The Endless. Benson and Moorehead star as Justin and Aaron, two brothers struggling to put their earlier lives in a death cult behind them – until they receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to return to the cult, ten years later after they escaped it. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn’t as young men, they’re forced to reevaluate the potential validity of the cult’s beliefs when they are confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with that the cult, and its mysterious isolated site in the woods. A nominated hit at film festivals including AFI Fest, Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival – where it was nominated for Best U.S. Narrative Feature – The Endless is an engaging and thoroughly original science-fiction mystery that thrills with grand ideas, shocking twists, impressive performances by a largely unknown cast, and some truly mesmerizing visuals to rival those found in movies with a thousand times its modest budget.  Indie sci-fi doesn’t get much better. “The Endless is a meta-commentary of the nature of storytelling and a self-examination of the creative mind, the film will likely have its audience questioning their perception of time as they look to sky for falling photographs.” – Shelagh Rowan-Legg, ScreenAnarchy;  “The Endless is the purest vision we could ever hope to see from two filmmakers who are as comfortable examining the mysteries of the universe as they are the intimacies of our own hearts.” – Meredith Borders, Birth.Movies.Death. “A demanding, rewarding picture with moments of unusual terror and awe, offering a science fiction/horror scenario on a literally cosmic scale which boils down to a study of a complicated sibling relationship.” – Meredith Borders, Birth.Movies.Death;  “A rich banquet of mind-bending weirdness.” – Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter

    THE ROOM: Bust out those plastic spoons!  Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM returns to The Frida Cinema every last Saturday of the month through 2018!!  Tommy Wiseau’s peerless magnum opus finds the auteur who shaped a generation taking on the arts of acting, writing, casting, directing, editing and more. What’s even more remarkable: he’s mastered them all. In Wiseau’s The Room, Johnny is a big-time banker working in gorgeously shot San Francisco. His fiancé Lisa, seemingly a happy part of a successful relationship, has wandering eyes…for Tommy’s best friend Mark. Cinema has never witnessed such betrayal!! The Room is an intense, sensual thriller punctuated with brilliant musical contributions by Mladen Milicevic, Jarah Gibson, Clint Gamboa, Kitra Williams & Reflection. Wiseau’s intricately knit web of sweet secrets and bitter lies interrogates the very form of drama itself, abandoning a slick and finished aesthetic to showcase his inventive and creative spirit. Especially notable is Wiseau’s masterful naturalistic acting. Join us and witness a master at work. This is truly unforgettable cinema.

     

    GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, April 27 – 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:30pm, 10pm
    Saturday, April 28 – 1pm, 8pm
    Sunday, April 29 – 2:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
    Monday, April 30 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
    Tuesday, May 1 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:30pm
    Wednesday, May 2 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 9:30pm
    Thursday, May 3 – 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm, 9:45pm
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info about the screenings here:  http://thefridacinema.org/
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya7yeAXU_Cw
    Description: One of the Late 20th Century’s Most Intriguing and Iconic Artists in New Documentary— GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI.  Director Sophie Fiennes presents a new up-close-and-personal look at Grace Jones. This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones excelled all being these things, and more. Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. “★★★★★.  Shot over five years, Sophie Fiennes’ fly-on-the-wall documentary of the pop-culture icon-cum-provocateur Grace Jones is a fascinating look at the life of a true original.” – James Croot, StuffNZ;  “Bloodlight and Bami presents Grace Jones as she is: beautiful and strong, sensitive and fierce.” – Tom Duggins, CineVue; “Rarely has a combination of filmmaker and subject been so thrillingly perfect.” – Elena Lazic, Seventh Row;  “Bloodlight And Bami has the stuff to be an instant cult classic.” – Kevin Ritchie, NOW Toronto

     

    THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ + YO SOY JOAQUIN
    A Free Double Feature at the Frida With a Special Guest Q&A!!
    April 25, 2018 .   Doors and Pre-Screening Reception at 7pm; Film at 7:30pm.
    Frida Cinema, 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    KPFK Film Club Members call 818-95-2711 to reserve a pair of tickets.
    Get more info from the Frida Cinema at http://thefridacinema.org/   
    Link to THE BALLAD trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vfhCwjgGSQ
    Link to Clips of I Am Joaquin by Corky Gonzales from PBS Chicano! Series here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdxW78_EHd8
    Description: The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with University of California, Irvine and the Bowers Museum – with the support of the the Humanities for All Grant made possible by California Humanities, UC-Mexus, and UCI Illuminations – on Latin American Studies in Motion, a series of cultural events, including four films presented at The Frida, which reflect Latin American history, culture, and recent social and environmental change. On Wednesday, April 25, with the generous participation of Rialto Pictures, join the Frida for a double-feature presentation of short film I Am Joaquín and feature film The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. The evening will open with I Am Joaquín, the 1969 short film that launched the directorial career of Luis Valdez, who would go on to direct classics Zoot Suit and La Bamba.  A project of his El Teatro Campesino, the twenty-minute short is based on the poem of the same name by Corky Gonzáles, a key text of the Chicano movement. A seminal short film that is rarely given a big-screen presentation, I Am Joaquín received the extraordinary honor of being selected by the National Film Preservation Board for preservation in 2010.  Screening will be followed by The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez – arguably the most authentic Western ever made, as it is based on a remarkable true story.  In June 1901, six hundred Texas Rangers chased Gregorio Cortez, a Mexican-American ranch hand, for eleven days across 450 miles of terrain.  At the time, it was the largest manhunt in Texas history, all set in motion by an unfortunate mistranslation, and amplified by the racially-motivated sentiments of the persecutors.  Edward James Olmos delivers one of his finest performances as the resourceful and passionate Cortez, whose arduous journey would become a legendary symbol of the struggles between Anglo-Americans and Mexican-Americans in South Texas. Both I Am Joaquín and The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez have been restored the Academy Film Archive, a project supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Presentation will be followed by a Q&A with Richard Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and English at University of California-Riverside.

     

    A QUIET PLACE
    In theatres April 6.
    Call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complementary tickets to selected Regal Theater screenings, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to JOIN the KPFK Film Club
    and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Get more info at these fascinating sites:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aquietplacemovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/quietplacemovie
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AQuietPlaceMovie/
    Link to the trailer here: Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7cc5t7tv8
    Description: A QUIET PLACE……Silence is survival. In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you… those who have survived live by one rule: never make a sound. Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe & Millicent Simmonds

     

    SKID ROW MARATHON + Q & A with Director and Producer
    Screens April 7 at 11am at the Art Theater (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814)
    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!!!
    Get MORE INFO at the Art Theater’s website:  http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Link to the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/191530706
    Description: A Moving and Inspirational Documentary Film:  SKID ROW MARATHON + Q & A with Director and ProducerJudge 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. This stirring, award-winning film finds hope in the most hopeless of places.  Critical Acclaim: “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

     

    ISLE OF DOGS
    Starts April 6 at the Art Theater (2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814)
    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!!!
    Get More Info at these interesting sites:
    Art Theater Website: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Isle of Dogs Website: http://www.isleofdogsmovie.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isleofdogsmovie
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/isleofdogsmovie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isleofdogsmovie/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=dt__kig8PVU
    Description: The Wait is Over—Wes Anderson’s ISLE OF DOGS Is Coming to the Art Theater in Long Beach!!! An outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island. 12-year-old Atari (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. This stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson features an all-star voice cast which also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono. There is critical praise a-plenty: “While Isle of Dogs is basically a fizzy, ornately mounted assembly of quirks and barks, the sheer artistry displayed… is so expertly accomplished, and so clearly fueled by love, that you can’t help but grin.” – Vanity Fair; “Wes Anderson crafts a stop-motion fable blending delightful fantasy, visual wonder and timely political parable.” – Forbes; “Don’t let the fluffy faces fool you. Wes Anderson’s latest animation delivers talking dogs and snicker-inducing scenarios. But it’s also bleak and frequently unsettling, a dazzling family movie with the darkest of hearts” – Times UK

     

    THE RIDER
    Special Advanced Screening, Monday, April 9 AT 7:00 PM
    Real D Screening Room—100 N Crescent Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; validated parking in underground garage.
    Lucky KPFK Film Club Members are invited to call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available complimentary tickets.  Call the same number to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    Get more info at these fascinating sites:
    Official Website:  http://sonyclassics.com/therider/#
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/theridermoviepage/
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/sonyclassics
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sonyclassics/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlrWRttLTkg
    Description: SONY PICTURES CLASSICS presents THE RIDER, from acclaimed filmmaker Chloé Zhao (Songs My Brothers Taught Me). Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident.  Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. THE RIDER has won universal acclaim, including prizes at numerous international festivals (Cannes, Hamburg, Athens, Reykjavik, et.al.) and 4 nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018. Critics have called the film unique, filled with poetry and grace, a powerful, haunting drama about a disappearing slice of America. In select theaters April 13, 2018 in Los Angeles and New York.

     

    MIDNIGHT SUN
    Opens in theaters March 23, 2018
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available complimentary passes for a screening of your choice at selected AMC Theaters and showtimes, if you’re a KPFK Film Club Member.  
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    Visit these sites for interesting info:
    Official Website: http://midnightsunmov.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/midnightsunmov
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MidnightSun_Mov
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/midnightsunmov/
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEskVQgtwaI
    Description: One Night Can Change Your Life…Go For It! MIDNIGHT SUN is an epic romantic drama that follows 17-year-old Katie, sheltered since childhood with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie whom she has secretly admired for years and the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance.  Midnight Sun starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger is in theaters March 23.

     

    Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others
    Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Laemmle Theaters
    Monday, April 23rd, 7:30 PM, and Tuesday, April 24th, 1 PM.
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/43485?date=2018-04-02
    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u58yKMnYGIs
    Description:  In 1937 the Nazi regime held two exhibitions in Munich: one to stigmatize “degenerate art,” and one, personally curated by Hitler, to glorify “classic art.” Narrated by Toni Servillo (star of Oscar® winner The Great Beauty), Hitler vs. Picasso and the Others is an incredible journey through five exhibitions, displaying masterpieces by Botticelli, Klee, Matisse, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Gauguin. Linked to each exhibition are moving stories of those who witnessed the systematic destruction and looting of the day – from the Bernheimer family, who were forced to barter their freedom, to “Hitler’s dealer,” Cornelius Gurlitt, known to have hidden away some of the most priceless art treasures of the century. Revealing the Nazi obsession with art, Hitler vs Picasso and the Others offers viewers a rare look at condemned works that have finally come to light.

    Direct from London, the National Theater Live’s YOUNG MARX
    Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Laemmle Theaters
    Monday, April 16th, 7:30 PM, and Tuesday, April 17th, 1 PM.
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/43486   
    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGoYWbE3Cms
    Description:  Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels in this new comedy YOUNG MARX written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Captured live at The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.  1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke and restless, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night than Karl Heinrich Marx.

    TWELFTH NIGHT, Live from Stratford-upon-Avon
    Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Laemmle Theaters
    Monday, April 9th, 7:30 PM, and Tuesday, April 10th, 1 PM.
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/43539
    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeWLC2-ECHU
    Description:  Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, Live from Stratford-upon-Avon. Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolized by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...  Christopher Luscombe, director of the ‘glorious’ (Daily Telegraph) Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 and 2016), returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to tackle Shakespeare’s greatest comedy, a brilliantly bittersweet account of "the whirligig of time, "with Adrian Edmondson (Bottom, The Young Ones) in the role of Malvolio and Kara Tointon (ITV’s Mr. Selfridge and Sound of Music Live!) in the role of Olivia. Reviews for this Royal Shakespeare production have been lavish, describing it as visually rich, sumptuous, an unending delight, beautiful, and a great parcel of comic joy!

     

    THE FLAMES OF PARIS, Live from the Bolshoi Ballet
    Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Laemmle Theaters
    Monday, April 2nd, 7:30 PM, and Tuesday, April 3rd, 1 PM.
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/index/43485?date=2018-04-02
    Call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SluLEmQbR8
    Description:  Get Ready for A Blistering, Breath taking, Life Enhancing Production…THE FLAMES OF PARIS!! In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother leave Marseille for Paris. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way.  Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi's overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky's captivating revival of THE FLAMES OF PARIS. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage. This superb Culture Vulture screening takes place at the most fabulous Playhouse 7, Royal, Town Center 5, and Claremont 5 Laemmle Theaters on April 2nd, 7:30 PM, and April 3rd, 1 PM.

    CEZANNE- PORTRAITS OF A LIFE
    Screens Monday March 26th (7:30 PM) and Tuesday March 27th  (1PM) at a selected Laemmle Theater near you (Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and Town Center 5)  
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/43498 !!
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4L_0PUMeb8
    Description:  EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is thrilled to present one of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington. One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.  A Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation!

    Cuba's Forgotten Jewels: A Haven in Havana
    Screens Monday March 19th (7:30 PM) and Tuesday March 20th  (1PM) at a selected Laemmle Theater near you (Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and Town Center 5)  
    Get more info at https://www.laemmle.com/films/43398  !!
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    See the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/23097160
    Description: Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels explores the little-known story of the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe and found a safe haven on the Caribbean island of Cuba. After a wave of Jewish refugees to Cuba in the 1920’s and 30’s, the island shut its doors to immigrants, most notably to the Jews aboard the ship the St. Louis in 1939. In 1940, Cuba changed course and took in 6,000 Jewish refugees, including hundreds of Jewish diamond cutters and their families who, for a few years, turned the small tropical island into one of the world’s major diamond-polishing centers. In the factories, women work beside men, Jews beside Cubans. The film was born of the tales that Marion Kreith told her daughter Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels co-director Judy Kreith about her escape from Nazi-occupied Belgium and her teenage years in 1940s Havana. Marion and other refugees interviewed in the film recall their lives in wartime Havana: the draw of Cuban food, music and dance, its language and people, and also the challenges they faced in this unfamiliar land. Features an original soundtrack of Cuban and Jewish music.

     

    FINAL PORTRAIT starring Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer
    ALL KPFK LISTENERS are invited to call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of tickets to this SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING
    Tues., 3/13: 6:30 PM- Join Us for music, snacks and friendly conversation, 7:30PM --Screening
    REAL D Screening Room in Beverly Hills, 100 N Crescent Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210—Free Parking beneath the Building
    YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A FILM CLUB MEMBER FOR THIS ONE!!  Tickets are limited and subject to availability so you’ll want to call NOW!!!  Please consider JOINING the Film Club by subscribing at 818-985-2711.
    Opens in theaters March 23…Find out more about FINAL PORTRAIT by visiting these interesting websites:
    Official Website: http://sonyclassics.com/finalportrait/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FinalPortrait2018/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonyclassics
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonyclassics/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=59&v=sRsiW5c29Sk
    Description:  Sony Pictures Classics, the studio whose CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and A FANTASTIC WOMAN just won big at the 2018 Oscars, brings you another fantastic film, FINAL PORTRAIT, starring  Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub, and Clémence Poésy.  In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees. So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse. Critics are applauding FINAL PORTRAIT, proclaiming that Geoffrey Rush shines in one of his best showcases in years, and describing the film as funny, charming, and fascinating!

    A WRINKLE IN TIME
    In Theaters March 9, 2018
    Special advanced screening at the Edwards Irvine Spectrum on Tuesday, 3/6 at 7:30PM. Lucky KPFK Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 for an available pair of tickets.
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    Find out more about A WRINKLE IN TIME:
    Website: http://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WrinkleInTimeMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/wrinkleintime?lang=en
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wrinkleintime/?hl=en
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4U3TeY2wtM
    Description: A Best Loved Science Fantasy Comes to the Big Screen….A WRINKLE IN TIME.  From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic which takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light. Directed by Emmy(R) winner and Oscar(R) and Golden Globe(R) nominee Ava DuVernay from a screenplay by Oscar winner Jennifer Lee based upon the beloved novel by Madeleine L’Engle, “A Wrinkle in Time” stars: two-time Academy Award(R) nominee Oprah Winfrey, Oscar and Emmy winner Reese Witherspoon, Emmy nominee Mindy Kaling, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peňa and introducing Storm Reid, with two-time Emmy winner Zach Galifianakis and Emmy nominee Chris Pine.

    CYRANO DE BERGERAC
    Laemmle’s Claremont 5, Playhouse 7, Royal, and Town Center 5
    Monday March 12th (7:30 PM) and Tuesday March 13th  (1PM.)
    Get more info at Laemmle.com!!
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baftsGYdqoA
    Description: Another MARVELOUS Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation…..Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves… This production by the acclaimed COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE  was filmed live in Paris, but you can enjoy this timeless theater masterpiece By Edmond Rostand at a selected Laemmle Theater near you.

    Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA
    Screens March 5th and 6th at selected Laemmle theaters.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and then enjoy the FUN!!
    Part of Laemmle Theaters’ MARVELOUS Culture Vulture series.
    For more screenings and information, visit: www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.
    See the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avZibegdxr4
    Description: Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA…A Thrilling and Evocative Love Story set in London during the Second World War. The internationally acclaimed choreographer’s interpretation of the classic fairy tale has, at its heart, a true war-time romance.A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and her dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz. Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling has never been more heart-stopping and touching, taking the audience into the heart of Prokofiev’s magnificent score.Recorded at Sadler’s Wells, London in 2017. Critics call it dazzling, big hearted, a gripping spectacle and Bourne’s finest hour!!!

    ANNIHILIATION
    In theatres 2.23.18
    YOU ARE INVITED…to call 818-985-2711 to request a pair of available passes to a selected screening of your choice IF YOU ARE A Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and Become a Member and ENJOY THE FUN!!
    Landmark Theater (10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064)
    Find out MORE about ANNIHILIATION on:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnihilationMovie/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/annihilationmov
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/annihilationmovie/
    Enjoy the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89OP78l9oF0
    Description: They Said Nothing Comes Back. But for the First Time, Something Did.  Lena, a biologist and former soldier, joins a mission to uncover what happened to her husband inside Area X - a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that is expanding across the American coastline. Once inside, the expedition discovers a world of mutated landscape and creatures, as dangerous as it is beautiful, that threatens both their lives and their sanity. From visionary writer and director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later) and based on the acclaimed best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation stars Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriguez and Tuva Novotny. Nothing will ever be the same….

    Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER
    SPECIAL ADVANCED SCREENING on Tues Tuesday, 2/13 at the AMC Burbank 16 (125 East Palm Ave, Burbank, CA) in IMAX 3D, 7:30PM.
    Film Club Members can call 818-985-2711 to request an available pair of complimentary tickets
    Tickets are limited and subject to availability.
    Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” hits theatres on February 16, 2018
    Website and Mobile site: http://www.marvel.com
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    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDjIWPwcPU
    Description:  Hero… Legend… King.  Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER.  Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life. BLACK PANTHER stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

    BEUYS
    Mon. Feb. 26 (7:30 PM) and Tues. Feb. 27 (1PM)
    Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2VSGwzMsE
    Get more info here: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43349
    Description: BEUYS, The Visionary Widely Considered One of the Most Influential Artists of His Generation. Known for his contributions to the Fluxus movement and his work across diverse media — from happening and performance to sculpture, installation, and graphic art — Beuys’ expanded concept of the role of the artist places him in the middle of socially relevant discourses on media, community, and capital.   Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, director Andreas Veiel has created a one-of-a-kind chronicle: Beuys is not a portrait in the traditional sense, but an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.  “Folks in the know hold Beuys in similar standing to Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol. Not only offers a psychological portrait of the man, but chronicles the many ways he sought to reverse the effects of our repressive social systems – and how his breakthroughs continue to influence artists today.” – Benjamin Sutton, Hyperallergic.  “The most extensive revisiting of Beuys’s art and life.” – David D’Arcy, The Art Newspaper. Awards: Nominee, Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival, Nominee, Glasshütte Original Documentary Award, Berlin International Film Festival

    ROMEO AND JULIET
    Mon. Feb. 19 (7:30 PM) and Tues. Feb. 20 (1PM)
    Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Get more info at: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43484
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UStggtldG70
    Description: The Bolshoi’s new production ROMEO AND JULIET captured live in Moscow!!!! 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 Ramansky 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.

    Molière/Clément Hervieu-Léger’s THE MISANTHROPE
    Mon. Feb. 12 (7:30 PM) and Tues. Feb. 13 (1PM)
    Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Get more info at Laemmle’s website: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43350
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kCDi7a1nLU
    Description:  Theatre in Cinema Captured LIVE in Paris… Alceste loves Celimene, a worldly woman in love with freedom, but rejects the society of propriety to which they belong.  Haunted by a lawsuit whose outcome he fears, Alceste goes to her home to seek her help...The Misanthrope offers a view of a society released from the parental and religious influence, whose social varnish disappears when the desire arises. Driven to extremism by Alceste's radicalism, ready to give up any form of worldliness, the characters unveil, for a day, the contradictions of the human race subject to a heart that reason does not know.

    THE ICEMAN COMETH
    Mon. Feb. 5 (7:30 PM) and Tues. Feb. 6 (1PM)
    Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Get more info at Laemmle’s website:  www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBZW5bKBC4E
    Description: One of the Few Still Undiscovered Treasures of American 70s Cinema. This masterful interpretation of Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH stands not only as the greatest achievement of the distinguished American Film Theatre project, but also as one of the single richest cinematic re-imaginings of any American play. Near the end of his brilliant and varied career, director Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, The Train) singled out the little known Iceman as "the best creative experience I ever had." In the faded light of Harry Hope's 1912 skid row bar, a rag tag group of fallen men, each like a ghost haunting the wreckage of his own life, await the annual arrival of Hickey (Lee Marvin). This year, however, the charismatic Hickey brings not the usual rounds of drinks and pats on the back, but the unwelcome news that he's off the sauce for good and has come to persuade Hope's drunks to do the same. One by one, the regulars' booze-basted pipe dreams come under Hickey's leering microscope until finally the most shocking self-deception turns out to be Hickey's own. Academy Award® winner Frederic March (The Best Years of our Lives, A Star is Born) leads an all-star dream cast in a final performance that the L.A. Times declared, "quite simply, perfect." Roger Ebert described Robert Ryan's (The Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen) characterization of Hickey's anarchist nemesis as "possibly the best of his distinguished career." But Iceman belongs to Lee Marvin, stepping out of the tough guy roles that made him a star into a haunting portrayal of the madman that hides beneath the smiling face of the life of the party."A majestic and thrilling achievement. Ely Landau and his associates have brought off something remarkable." (Charles Champlin, Los Angeles Times)  Part of the Screen Play: The American Film Theatre series and Laemmle’s incredible Culture Vulture Series.

    A FANTASTIC WOMAN
    A Special Advanced Screening , WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31 AT 7:30PM
    SUNSET SCREENING ROOM--8730 Sunset Blvd. Suite 150 Los Angeles, CA  90069
    Validated parking in underground garage
    OPEN TO ALL LISTENERS:  Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available complimentary tickets
    You don’t have to be a Film Club Member for this one!!
    More Info can be had at http://sonyclassics.com/afantasticwoman/
    Link to the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKsSyp4m_6o
    Description: Sony Pictures Classics Presents of An Incredible Film and ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM (CHILE) at the 90TH ACADEMY AWARDS. A FANTASTIC WOMAN is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future.  After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic. A FANTASTIC WOMAN is a Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Awards.  Critics are calling A FANTASTIC WOMAN compassionate, shocking, funny, and restorative, a film of startling intensity and sinuous mood shifts.  Directed by Sebastián Lelio, Starring Daniela Vega and Francisco Reyes. OPENING IN NY & LA, FEBRUARY 2, 2018

    2018 OSCAR SHORTS
    Art Theater in Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Starts February 23, 2018
    Visit the Art Theater website for more details: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Here’s the link to the trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAzYxh5t96Q
    Description: A Film Club All Time Fave…the OSCAR SHORTS.  For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on Feb. 23rd.  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. FYI- The Academy Awards take place Sunday, March 4th.

    EARLY MAN
    Film Club Members can Call 818-985-2711, for a PAIR of available complimentary tickets to a SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING Saturday February 10th, 2018 at 11:00 AM
    At the AMC Burbank 16, 125 East Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502
    Not a member yet?  Call the same number to subscribe,  JOIN the KPFK Film Club, and JOIN THE FUN!!!
    Opens January 26th
    More info can be had at:
    Website: https://www.earlymanmovie.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earlymanmovie
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/earlymanmovie
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRiPQ8YNrVs
    Description:  A NEW Hilarious Adventure from one of the World’s Favorite Animators!!! You’ll want to treat yourself and someone else young at heart to Nick Park’s (director of Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit) EARLY MAN! Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. EARLY MAN, starring the voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams and Timothy Spall, unleashes an unforgettable cast of hilarious new characters and marks Nick Park’s first feature film since Academy Award™ winning Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit.

    HOSTILES
    In theaters everywhere January 26!
    You are invited to call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary pair of available passes to a selected AMC screening of your choice, if you are a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club and enjoy the fun!!!
    Get more info at http://hostilesmovie.com/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M5cj4UmscE
    Description: HOSTILES,  An Intriguing New Historical Western Featuring a Riviting Performance from Christian Bale. Set in 1892, Hostiles tells the story of a legendary Army Captain (Christian Bale), who after stern resistance, reluctantly agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief (Wes Studi) and his family back to tribal lands. Making the harrowing and perilous journey from Fort Berringer, an isolated Army outpost in New Mexico, to the grasslands of Montana, the former rivals encounter a young widow (Rosamund Pike), whose family was murdered on the plains. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape, hostile Comanche and vicious outliers that they encounter along the way. Critics are calling HOSTILES a finely crafted western—on-the-edge-of-your-seat entertainment with outstanding performances inducing audiences to spontaneous applause.

    A Double Delight for Movie Fans…THE ROOM and THE DISASTER ARTIST, Both at the Frida Cinema!!!
    The Frida Cinema- 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    THE ROOM--January 27, 2017, at 11PM.
    THE DISASTER ARTIST—
    Friday, February 9 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Saturday, February 10 – 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Sunday, February 11 – 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Monday, February 12 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Tuesday, February 13 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Wednesday, February 14 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Thursday, February 15 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:40pm
    Call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    More info can be had at the Frida’s Website Calendar: http://thefridacinema.org/#frontpage-content
    Link to The Disaster Artist trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMKX2tE5Luk
    Description:
    THE ROOM: Bust out those plastic spoons!  Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM returns to The Frida Cinema every last Saturday of the month through 2018!!  Tommy Wiseau’s peerless magnum opus finds the auteur who shaped a generation taking on the arts of acting, writing, casting, directing, editing and more. What’s even more remarkable: he’s mastered them all. In Wiseau’s The Room, Johnny is a big-time banker working in gorgeously shot San Francisco. His fiancé Lisa, seemingly a happy part of a successful relationship, has wandering eyes…for Tommy’s best friend Mark. Cinema has never witnessed such betrayal!! The Room is an intense, sensual thriller punctuated with brilliant musical contributions by Mladen Milicevic, Jarah Gibson, Clint Gamboa, Kitra Williams & Reflection. Wiseau’s intricately knit web of sweet secrets and bitter lies interrogates the very form of drama itself, abandoning a slick and finished aesthetic to showcase his inventive and creative spirit. Especially notable is Wiseau’s masterful naturalistic acting. Join us and witness a master at work. This is truly unforgettable cinema.
    The DISASTER ARTIST: Cinematic irony: when a film about what might be the Worst Film Ever Made ends up being one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year, and a five-time Best Actor Winner and seven-time Best Screenplay Winner (so far). In director James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, Franco himself stars as Tommy Wiseau, writer-producer-director of the 2003 cult-classic disasterpiece The Room.  Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of The Room, The Disaster Artist avoids the trappings of being simply a hit-piece on its notoriously bizarre subject filmmaker by emerging as a celebration of artistic expression, friendship, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds, elevated by screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber’s alternately hilarious and poignant script.  Led by an invested performance by Franco who all but transforms himself into Wiseau, The Disaster Artist is a portrait of a man whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable, and is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing. “Funny — sometimes brutally — and surprisingly touching, it works whether you’ve seen the source material or not, though there are plentiful shout-outs to die-hard fans.” – Sarah Stewart, New York Post.  “Grade: 4/4. The Disaster Artist is funny from the beginning – but it becomes downright side-splitting once Tommy gets onto a film set.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle.  “James Franco is firing on all his creative cylinders in this comic bonanza about Tommy Wiseau, the worst filmmaker of the 21st century. Franco hits a new career peak by making sure his film is as heartfelt as it is hilarious.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

    DAVID HOCKNEY at the Royal Academy of Arts
    Screens Mon. Jan. 29th (7:30 PM) and Tues. Jan. 30th (1PM) at the FABULOUS Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Get more info from: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43347
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGRjOzQ-S40
    Description: Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his ninth decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.  Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.

    THE SHAPE OF WATER
    SHOWTIMES at the Frida Cinema- 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, January 26 – 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
    Saturday, January 27 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
    Sunday, January 28 – 11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm
    Monday, January 29 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Tuesday, January 30 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Wednesday, January 31 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Thursday, February 1 – 5pm, 7:30pm, 9:50pm
    Call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    More info can be had at the Frida’s Website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/the-shape-of-water-jan29-950pm/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYWazblaUA
    Description: The Frida Cinema closes out January’s six-film retrospective of the films of master storyteller Guillermo del Toro with his latest tale of love, war, and monsters – 2017’s critically-acclaimed The Shape of Water. Nominated for 7 Golden Globes, and already the winner of over 45 international awards, del Toro’s masterpiece stars Sally Hawkins as Elisa, a mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she and fellow co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover the lab’s classified secret – a mysterious, scaled aquatic creature from South America that lives in a water tank.  As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist.  Featuring outstanding performances by co-stars Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, and Michael Stuhlbarg, and set against a mesmerizing score by Alexandre Desplat and equally gorgeous cinematography by Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water has emerged as one of the most celebrated films of 2017, earning more nominations than any other film at next year’s Golden Globe awards, and taking home the prestigious Golden Lion (Best Picture) at this year’s Venice Film Festival.  “Grade: A.  The Shape of Water is director Guillermo del Toro’s finest film, a lovely, empathetic tribute to Old Hollywood, monster movies, outsiders and love that could only come from the mind of the visionary filmmaker.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News.  “A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore, it also offers more straight-up movie for your money than just about any Hollywood studio offering this year.” – Guy Lodge, Variety.  “Magical, thrilling and romantic to the core, a sensual and fantastical fairy tale with moral overtones, it’s a film that plays by all the rules and none of them, going its own way with fierce abandon.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.  “The Shape of Water is partly a code-scrambled fairy tale, partly a genetically modified monster movie – and altogether wonderful.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

    DJANGO
    Screens Mon. Jan. 22nd (7:30 PM) and Tues. Jan. 23rd (1PM) at the FABULOUS Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Get more info from: https://www.laemmle.com/films/43107
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsLjas7PEjI
    Description: Django, A LaemmleTheaters’ Culture Vulture Presentation.  1943, occupied Paris. Django Reinhardt is at the pinnacle of his art. The brilliant and carefree jazz guitarist, king of ethereal swing, plays to standing-room-only crowds in the capital’s greatest venues. Meanwhile his gypsy brethren are being persecuted throughout Europe.  His life takes a turn for the worse when the Nazi propaganda machine wants to send him on tour in Germany…   Django earned nominations for the Best First Feature and Golden Bear Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival.

    DEN OF THIEVES
    In theaters January 19.  
    Call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary pair of available tickets to selected AMC screenings, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Social Media: FB/Instagram - @DenOfThieves  | Twitter - @Den_of_Thieves  | #DenOfThieves
    Link to theTrailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HusPt_1-qto
    Description: Thieves without fear. Cops without limits.  DEN OF THIEVES is a gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles. Written and directed by Christian Gudegast, DEN OF THIEVES stars Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Brian van Holt, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

    MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER
    SHOWTIMES at the Frida Cinema- 305 E 4th St #100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    Friday, January 19 – 5:30pm, 8pm
    Saturday, January 20 – 11:30am *, 4:30pm, 8pm
    Sunday, January 21 – 11:30am *, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
    Monday, January 22 – 7pm, 9:15pm
    Tuesday, January 23 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
    Wednesday, January 24 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
    Thursday, January 25 – 5pm, 7pm, 9:15pm
    * Saturday & Sunday 11:30am shows will be presented in their English dub, so that our much-younger audiences can follow along with Mary on her journey.  All other screenings will be presented in the film’s original Japanese language, with English subtitles.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    More info can be had at the Frida’s Website: http://thefridacinema.org/event/mary-and-the-witchs-flower-monday-7pm/
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8tsjNYEYKQ
    Description: Animated Excellence from the fabulous Frida Cinema!!! MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER is the much anticipated animated feature from Academy Award-nominated Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty.The new animated gem from GKids, the studio that brought The Frida Ocean Waves, The Prophet, and Boy and the World – comes this dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, a young girl stuck in the country with her great-aunt Charlotte with no friends or adventures in sight.  One day she follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and grants magical powers – but only for one night.  Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and to a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 classic children’s book “The Little Broomstick,” Mary and The Witch’s Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the simple, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world.
     
    CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
    Begins 1/19/18 at the Art Theater in Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814
    Visit their website for more details: http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/our-films/
    Call 818-985-2711 for a complimentary pair of available tickets, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe to JOIN the KPFK Film Club and ENJOY THE FUN!!!
    Here’s the link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AYPxH5NTM
    Description: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman.  It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel).  Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.“Luca Guadagnino’s tale of budding gay romance in 1980s Italy is one of the most mesmerizing films of the year.” – The Atlantic.  “Luca Guadagnino’s romantic drama Call Me By Your Name sneaks up on you — by the end, it stings with the lingering ache of a late-summer sunburn.” – Village Voice.  “First love is as much about hesitancy as it is about exuberance, and Ivory and Guadagnino perfectly capture that sweet turmoil. This isn’t just an instant LGBT classic; this is one of the great movie love stories, for audiences of all stripes.” – The Wrap.


    The Bolshoi’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
    Screens Mon. Jan. 15th (7:30 PM) and Tues. Jan. 16th (1PM) at the FABULOUS Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Part of the Laemmle Theaters’ Culture Vulture series. Get more info from: https://www.laemmle.com/films/40528
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJTAMhtHZC4
    Description: Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile Bianca, including Luciento,  but her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katharina, is herself married. French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot lands a coup with his adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy tailored specifically to the Bolshoi dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other, portraying the Bolshoi’s audacity and energy in a completely new way. With music by Dmitri Shostakovich and choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot, this new production was staged exclusively for the Bolshoi and cannot be seen anywhere else!

    RHINOCEROS,A Laemmle Theaters Culture Vulture Presentation
    Screens Mon. Jan. 8th (7:30 PM) and Tues. Jan. 9th (1PM) at the FABULOUS Laemmle Playhouse, Royal, Claremont, and Town Center 5.
    Call 818-985-2711 for a pair of available passes, if you’re a Film Club Member, or to subscribe and JOIN the KPFK Film Club to enjoy the FUN!!
    Get more info from: www.laemmle.com/culturevulture.
    Link to the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYgR1Pb-lk4
    Description: Reunited for the only time after their triumph in Mel Brooks' The Producers, Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel catapult their shared genius for elegant slapstick, manic wit, and sly satire to a level of fearless absurdity that virtually no other comedy team would dare approach. Director Tom O'Horgan, originator of the Broadway smash hit Hair, transforms playwright Eugene Ionesco's "Theater of the Absurd" curio RHINOCEROS into a fluid, character-rich screen comedy that The Hollywood Reporter dubbed, "an excellent film." In the face of a modern urban life devoid of anything but an uninterrupted parade of dehumanizing compromise and disappointment, Stanley (Wilder) tenuously guards his fragile individuality in between gulps of booze. The only solace he enjoys is commiseration with his self-consciously sophisticated neighbor John (Mostel), and his unspoken adoration of a warmly sympathetic co-worker Daisy (70s cult object Karen Black). But as a surreal comic apocalypse begins to transform, one by one, everyone into a rhinoceros, the non-conformism that seemed like Stanley's downfall may be his only salvation. Re-creating the role he originated on stage, Mostel delivers the most jaw-droppingly bravura performance of his career, playing off both Wilder's and his own incredulous terror as the fussy, prissy John metamorphoses (entirely without make-up or camera tricks) into a bellowing rhinoceros. Mostel, Wilder, and Black's generous characterizations and pitch-perfect comic timing streamline Rhinoceros's convulsive outrageousness into an ardent valentine to both knockabout screen comedy and Ionesco's experimental and timely satire. “A fast paced, inventively realized film. Wilder and Mostel portray true feeling for each other better than any comedy team I've ever seen. --David Rosenbaum, Boston Phoenix.  Part of the Screen Play: The American Film Theatre series.


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