February 9 @ 8:00 am – March 20 @ 9:00 pm
Frank Gehry has revolutionized architecture’s aesthetics, social and cultural role, and relationship to the city. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. The Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect’s work interrogates a building’s means of expression, a process that has brought with it new methods of design and technology as well as an innovative approach to materials. Gehry’s innovation and ability to push th...
February 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
This exhibition features work by UCLA Art undergraduate students selected by Rita Gonzalez, curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Artwork in various disciplines including painting/drawing, photography, ceramics, new genres, and sculpture....
February 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, 1945, Warner Bros., 110 min. Dir. Albert Lewin. In the definitive screen adaptation of Oscar Wildes sole novel, Dorian Gray (Hurd Hatfield) falls under the corrupting influence of Lord Henry Wotton (George Sanders) and makes a Faustian bargain: Grays portrait will age instead of him. Angela Lansbury is a standout as the woman whose heart is broken by the titular narcissist. This macabre fantasy was an Oscar winner for Harry Stradling Sr.s cinematography (which feature...
February 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Post-screening Discussion with William Leavitt and Thom Andersen LA>...
February 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BETE), 1946, Janus Films, 93 min. The first feature directed by Jean Cocteau was a labor of love that attests to the imagination and perseverance of Cocteau and his entire production team in the face of severe deprivations posed by the Occupation. Its Gustave Dor sets and costumes by Christian Berard, its Vermeer-inspired compositions by Henri Alekan (whose cinematography Cocteau characterized as having the “soft gleam of hand-polished old silver”), the Beast...
February 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aurora, Remedios, and Eugenia are three of the most sought-after professional funeral criers in Monterey Park. They are eager to welcome Auroras 14-year-old daughter Ligaya (nicknamed Gaya) from the Philippines into their world and teach her their somber trade. However, they soon realize that Gaya has the opposite effect on people, making them laugh instead of cry. What ensues is a hilarious and heartwarming story of cultural identity, generational conflict, and finding home in a new country....
February 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The seventh installment in an ongoing series of new and in-development dance and physical theater works by emerging and established choreographers, directors and ensembles. New Shoes 7 features works choreographed by Katharine Hawthorne, Andrew Pearson, Hannah Schwadron, and Micaela Taylor. Katharine Hawthornes solo performance The Cave journeys from inner to outer space, walking the line between reality and illusion. The solo premiered at the Dancewoods Festival in Italy in summer 2015. Andrew...
February 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Anatomy of a Lion Dance, Artist Talk with Chris Low Saturday, February 13, 4pm For a final festive weekend of Chinese New Year, lion head builder and dancer Chris Low visits the Center to explain the origins, symbolism and techniques of this ancient art form. Dating back to the Han Dynasty, lion head patterns and decorations synthesize many traditions such as, Buddhism, Feng Shui, and Cantonese opera. Today, the art form continues to evolve and reflect its dispersion to Chinese communities acros...
February 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
1974, Box Office International/Severin Films, 94 min. Dir. Vidal Raski. Harry Novak presents the sleaziest and most depraved Valentine anyone could ask for! Olaf, a demented dwarf, and his mother secretly run a white slave ring in the attic of their boarding house. When a young couple moves in, Olaf aims to add the woman to his ever-growing collection of drugged-up sex slaves. An outrageous joyride deep into the bizarre world of Danish exploitation cinema, THE SINFUL DWARF goes for broke and doe...
February 14 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
LAND will present the ninth iteration of Rob Pruitts Flea Market, a nomadic concept that has taken place across the globe, from February 13-14, 2016 in Downtown Los Angeles. The premise is simple: Pruitt and LAND invite the top artists and tastemakers in Los Angeles to participate in a traditional-style flea market, making their wares available for sale to the public. Past examples of flea market offerings include Martha Stewarts grab bags, a slew of coffee mugs emblazoned with portraits of Aida...
Film Review: Oscar-nominated for foreign language “A War”
Museum review: Frank Gehry at LACMA
Save the date for these author book signings this week
Film Review: Hail Caesar! with George Clooney
Film Review: “Misconduct” with Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins
Weekly Reader: Never a dull book signing in L.A.
Play Review: “My Sister” at the Odyssey Theatre
Weekly Reader: Book signings around L.A.
Film Review: “Dirty Grandpa” with Robert De Niro
Theater Review: “The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey”