BACK TO THE FATHERLAND Q&As with directors Kat Rohrer and Gil Levanon following the 7:40 pm show on Friday, 6/28 and Saturday, 6/29 and after the 1:00 pm show on Sunday, 6/30.
ASK FOR JANE Q&A with star Cody Horn following the 7:00 pm show on Friday, 6/28.
BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES Q&A details are as follows:
Friday, June 28, 7:40 PM
Director Sophie Huber, moderated by Nelson George
Saturday, June 29, 7:40 PM
Director Sophie Huber and producer Susanne Guggenberger (Mira Film, Switzerland), moderated by Simon Kilmurry
Sunday, June 30, 5:20 PM
Don Was (President Blue Note Records), Keith Lewis (Sound Engineer) and Sophie Huber (Director), moderated by Qiana Conley
ART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents COLOR, LANGUAGE, TEXTURE & TONE featuring works by Joyce Elias and Bea Husman in Glendale. The art is for sale and on display till October 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles. Stop by our gallery – no need to buy a movie ticket to view.
About the exhibit
JOYCE ELIAS: Living near Lake Michigan in an area known for sultry skies and dreary days, one might expect Joyce Elias to express her work in various shades of gray. Most mornings, Elias travels to the edge of that lake and photographs the waters and moody heavens that surround it.“The connection between art and nature intrigues me,” says Elias. In this series, “limiting the size and shapes in the works allows me more freedom to experiment with the unusual color combinations found in the natural world”.
Color bounds out of her evenly painted tempera works – flat, rounded forms gyrate as they intersect the plane. Influenced by Josef Albers and Sonia Delaunay, artists who deeply explored color from 1900 to the late 1970s, Elias’ nuanced shades dance between semi-circle shapes. Color is a funny thing; it grabs us in the darkest of times. The artist’s choice of language is born out of tone and vibration. A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, Elias later earned a teaching degree at the School of Art Institute in Chicago
BEA HUSMAN: Fellow Chicagoan, Bea Husman uses a language that stems from texture, tone and archaeology. An iconoclast inspired by her world travels, she created cultured works where color acts as a ploy and texture creates dimension, even within a silkscreen print. Husman remained productive until her last days at 96 years of age.
After Alfonso Cuarón won the Best Director Oscar for Roma in February, people began pointing out that the Academy had given the award to a Mexican filmmaker in five out of the last six years, a remarkable turn of events. (Cuaron won once before, for Gravity, Alejandro Iñárritu twice for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Revenant and Guillermo del Toro once for The Shape of Water.) In the coming weeks at the Royal we’ll be showcasing even more cinematic talent from Mexico with two terrific new movies: we’ll open Our Time [Nuestro Tiempo] on June 28 and The Chambermaid [La Camarista] on July 5, both at the Royal in West L.A.
In Our Time, a family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the animals. Although in an open marriage, their relationship begins to crumble when Esther falls in love with an American horsebreaker and Juan is unable to control his jealousy.
From the moment he arrived on the film scene seventeen years ago with his debut feature Japón, Reygadas has been the complete package: a mature and accomplished artist who is both contemporary with countrymen Cuarón, del Toro, and Iñárritu and operating on his own plane – earning his place as “the one-man third wave of Mexican cinema.” His previous films include Silent Night (2007) and Post Tenebras Lux (2012), awarded the Jury Prize and Best Director at Cannes Film Festival. Armed with a full arsenal of aesthetic and narrative tools and persistently fearless in their realignment, he has consistently traversed new cinematic territory for himself and within movie history.
Writing in Sight & Sound, Giovanni Marchini Camia called Our Time “a soul-searching work of scorching honesty that functions both as an anatomy of love and marriage, and as an evisceration of masculinity.”
In her feature film debut The Chambermaid, theater director Lila Avilés turns the monotonous work day of Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a chambermaid at a high-end Mexico City hotel, into a beautifully observed film of rich detail. Set entirely in this alienating environment, with extended scenes taking place in the guest rooms, hallways, and cleaning facilities, this minimalist yet sumptuous movie brings to the fore Eve’s hopes, dreams, and desires. As with Cuarón’s Roma, set in the same city, The Chambermaid salutes the invisible women caretakers who are the hard-working backbone of society. – New Directors/New Films
New York Times co-chief film critic called The Chambermaid “sublime [with] moments of beauty, tenderness and freedom [that] provide flickers of humanity that feel almost miraculous.”
Further acclaim for The Chambermaid:
“Possessed of a deadpan wit and downplayed humanistic warmth… and a poised lead performance by Gabriela Cartol. It will mark Avilés as a name to watch.” – Jonathan Romney, Screen International
“Funny and playful… Nuanced and natural, it has a quiet and modest power as it comments on the ironies of contemporary cities like Mexico City and their growing economic divide.” – John Fink, The Film Stage
“Winningly grounded. A compassionate tribute to Mexico’s anonymous laboring classes.” – John Hopewell, Variety
“Formally confident and technically polished. Avilés is an exciting find.” – Dan Sallitt, MUBI
Laemmle’s Art in the Arthouse proudly presents THE PASADENA ART SHOW 2019. Please join us as we celebrate our local artists in an intimate theatre setting. Our special event features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks, and of course refreshments. Meet the artists and stay for the bagels, mimosas and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in the Los Angeles region.
About the Exhibit
Our annual community exhibit is a powerful collective voice emerging from individual expression – celebrating art-making through a communal creative vibration. This show encourages an engaged visual conversation between artists and moviegoers. In photography, painting and digital imagery, we discover surreal gardens, humans embracing, light and water, the human condition and the nature of space and bloom. These atmospheric elements act as a coalescing force. Many of the nineteen works presented explore themes in a nuanced fashion, creating shadows, tones and an array of dramatic environments. A large scale of song and fury prevails. Art that one creates, must move. While two-dimensional images stand still, stillness moves its viewers. Technical rigor is important, but passion and sensitivity is sought and found. Art patrons often search for messages articulated in specific languages. All of our creatives successfully hit this mark. Thanks to our artists and to producer Lynn Chang for once again transforming our halls into a magnificent gallery.
-Joshua Elias, Curator
Laemmle Playhouse 7
Sunday June 30, 11-1pm
Refreshments will be provided
This is a Free Event
THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED Q&A’s with director Assia Boundaoui following the 7:40 pm show on Friday, 6/21 and Saturday, 6/22 and Thursday, 6/27 and also after the 3:10 pm show on Sunday, 6/23.