Acclaimed cinema verite documentarian Frederick Wiseman, who is the recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s 2012 Career Achievement Award, will be talking about his career Friday evening at the Film Independent at LACMA's "Spotlight on Frederick Wiseman" at the Leo S. Bing Theater. The 83-year-old filmmaker, whose documentaries include "Titicut Follies" and "High School," will also be screening his 2010 production, "Boxing Gym. "
Film Independent at LACMA pays tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Golden Globes with a monthly series that shines the spotlight on the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s long-standing support of film preservation. A restored film that has yet to be announced will screen Thursday. http://www.lacma.org
The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theater presents its "8th Annual Focus on Female Directors" on Thursday evening. Among the short films directed by women are Julie Delpy's "Blah, Blah, Blah," Ondi Timoner's 2012 "How Reddit was Born" and Amanda Tasse's 2011 "The Reality Clock." Several of the filmmakers, including Delpy, will participate in a discussion -- schedule permitting -- after the films.
Delpy will also appear in person at the Aero on Saturday night with her 2012 romantic comedy "2 Days in New York" and her 2007 hit, "2 Days in Paris."