Filmforum to screen radical-60s-cinema take on black power

Film
Over the course of the year, L.A. Filmforum will present screenings that reflect the the turbulent global events of 1968 from the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert Kennedy to the Democratic Convention and 1968 presidential election in the US, to the strikes in France in May and the Prague Spring and Soviet ...

Go “South” for the summer

Film
The turn of the calendar page into full-fledged summer has many people hot and bothered. That’s why a fun evening at the Velaslavasay Panorama, part of the Mush! To the Movies! series co-sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum, is just the thing. Go see South, aka “Endurance,” (UK, 1919, 81 min., restored digital projection), a silent movie ...

Experimental films by Topanga Canyon creatives @ Los Angeles Filmforum

Film · Language & ideas
An upcoming program at Los Angeles Filmforum — screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation — captures my interest. It’s the ninth installment of Filmforum director Adam Hyman’s extensive and rigorous 24-program exhibition of experimental films made in L.A. between 1945 and 1980. This survey fits neatly into the time ...

LA Filmforum contributes “Alternative Projections” to Pacific Standard Time

Film · Visual arts
Los Angeles Filmforum screens a wonderful line-up of short experimental films under the rubric of Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945-1980. The next chapter of the multipart series happens on October 16 with “Industry Town: The Avant-Garde and Hollywood.” Alternative Projections is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945 – 1980, ...

USC festival to screen historic LA experimental films

Film
Professor David E. James asks arts•meme to announce this upcoming event,Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980, a three-day symposium aims to expand understanding of how experimental film making evolved in Los Angeles and to contextualize its place in postwar art history. The project places focus on the community of filmmakers, artists, ...

Ornette Coleman, at 80, can still change the way you listen . . . or even scare you 2

Music
Jazz enthusiast Adam Hyman contributes this appreciation of Ornette Coleman to arts·meme: Ornette Coleman, who returns to UCLA Live on November 3, is one of jazz’s few remaining legends to walk among us. He’s usually credited with creating “free jazz.” In fact, a variety of free-jazz experimentations preceded him. What Coleman created, as part of his truly ...

“Worse than War,” Adam Hyman, co-producer

Film
The benign landscape at left is a Rwandan work camp. The workers in the photo are Hutu tribesmen convicted of using machetes to hack to death Tutsi men, women and children in the murderous genocide of 1994. In the spring of 2008, renowned Holocaust scholar Daniel Jonah Goldhagen took a camera crew with him on ...