VALENTINO’S GHOST explores the ways in which America’s foreign policy agenda in the Middle East drives the U.S. media’s portrayals of Arabs and Muslims.
Mondo, which creates limited edition screen printed posters for thier favorite classic and contemporary films, always far more interesting than the poster produced by movie studios, just released a series of posters for the films of one of the best contemporary American filmmakers, Paul Thomas Anderson. And their for sale at relatively affordable prices! See them here.
THE SECOND MEETING is about the first two encounters of former American pilot Dale Zelko and former Yugoslav missile officer Zoltan Dani. The first was on radar in 1999, when Dani shot down Zelko’s F-117A stealth attack plane – the only one ever downed in combat — during the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. The second was 12 years later, during peacetime, when they decided to meet face to face as civilians and friends.
This looks fun. Saturday, May 18, 2013 | 8 pm
LACMA Muse presents International Museum Night, an after-hours event celebrating LACMA’s position in the global art community and highlighting artwork from around the world.
The event will feature the work of global artists from as far as Sydney, Australia, and beyond. If any pictures catch your eye, there will be opportunities to purchase original artwork as well as specially produced prints. Who knows, you might even end up taking home one of the most sought after canvas prints Sydney has to offer as a souvenir.
Create your evening with these talks, tours, tastes, sights, and sounds:
DISCOVER: “LACMA Exhibitions Around the World”-this lecture follows California Design to Tokyo, Fashioning Fashioning to Paris, and more!
LEARN: “Classic Maya”-a gallery talk that takes a close look at heiroglyphic texts describing everything from creation to chocolate.
DISCUSS: “The Art of Looking”-explore the unique medium of printmaking through the work of Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai and American printer Jack Stauffacher.
LISTEN: KCRW DJ Marion Hodges will spin eclectic mix of indie pop, soul, and gentle beats from points all around the world.
TASTE: Visit two tasting stations inspired by current exhibitions, Japanese Prints: Hokusai at LACMA and Henri Matisse: La Gerbe. Additionally, there will be a cash bar.
EXPLORE: The European, American, Latin American, Japanese, Chinese, Islamic, Greek and Roman galleries will be open until 11 pm.
John Osborne, National Director, faculty, and teacher trainer for Project Welcome Home Troops, who is featured in the film, FREE THE MIND, will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:30 PM screenings Friday-Sunday, May 17-19, at the Music Hall 3 and after the 11 AM screenings Saturday, May 18 at the Playhouse 7 and Sunday, May 19 at the Monicas.
The DESPERATE ACTS OF MAGIC filmmakers will participate in Q&A’s at the NoHo after the 7:45 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11, and after the 1 PM screening on Sunday, May 12. Magicians will perform before the 7:45 and 10:15 screenings on Friday and Saturday and before the 1 PM screening on Sunday.
Check it out: http://downtownartwalk.org/
In their own words:
The free, self-guided, public art phenomenon known as The Downtown Art Walk brings together art lovers and community friends to the ever evolving downtown Los Angeles. With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, downtown celebrates the arts each and every month on the 2nd Thursday. Please refer to your calendar for specific dates. Hours vary by gallery, but can typically range from Noon – 10PM.
Many of The Downtown Art Walk activities take shape in and around the galleries predominantly on Spring and Main streets between 2nd and 9th streets. However, there is a plethora of art related events and openings, activities, and special programming that take place all over downtown.
For the true art buyers and fans, arriving early offers a more relaxing stroll through the different galleries and art exhibits. As the evening progresses, more visitors descend on the area to meet up with friends and savor the local experience. Visitors and local downtowners can often be found patronizing the outcropping of local shopping, dining and entertainment establishments that have created the thriving, vibrant community