A special series in partnership with Transmission LA
This week, we’ve pulled Los Angeles exhibitions, programs, and events that use video or film as a medium. What are you interested in? Tell us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
Crosstown Rivals: Films from UCLA and USC in the 1960s
USC’s Ray Stark Family Theatre (Downtown)
This screening event features student films by UCLA and USC alumni including George Lucas, Penelope Spheeris, Paul Golding, Robert Abel, and David Lebrun, who will appear in person. Crosstown Rivals explores the social and political motivations behind the early works of these filmmakers, who experimented with styles including animation, collage, and documentar. The event includes screenings of Spheeris’ Synthesis and the student version of Lucas’ THX 1138.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Directed by The Last King of Scotland’s Kevin MacDonald, this Bob Marley documentary explores the musician’s musical accomplishments, his family and the 1970s Jamaican music scene at large. This opening night party will include an all-night movie marathon featuring the films Rockers and Stepping Razor: Red X. Tickets are $12 and available at the door.
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Alternative Projections Presents: Conceptual Art Films from Los Angeles
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian (Hollywood)
This event, part of the Los Angeles Filmforum’s ongoing Alternative Projections series, features conceptual films by artists including Thom Andersen, John Baldessari, Morgan Fisher, Roberta Friedman, Jack Goldstein, Grahame Weinbren, David Wilson, and other filmmakers known both for working in film and in other media. Morgan Fisher will appear in person. Reservations are recommended for this free event.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Aero Theatre (Santa Monica)
American Cinematheque celebrates the 30th anniversary of director Robert Altman’s cinematic adaptation of Ed Graczyk’s Off-Broadway play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. This film observes the interactions between a group of women holding a 20-year reunion of their James Dean fan club. The cast includes Sandy Dennis and Karen Black.
Still from Marley courtesy of Cinefamily