August 6, 2009 |
With the film series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art heading into the sunset, this weekend and the next provide a chance to do three good things at once: (1) experience the soon-to-be-empty Leo S. Bing Theater, one of this city's great movie venues, (2) see some wonderful films -- "Being Jewish in France," a compelling documentary, from Friday to Sunday, and "Leon Morin, Priest," a rare Jean-Pierre Melville classic on Aug.
March 11, 2010
The next month will see a welcome explosion of the films of the great humanist director Jean Renoir at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, timed to coincide with a tribute to his painter father. This Saturday features the frolicsome "French Cancan" while March 19 has the unforgettable "La Bête Humaine," starring Jean Gabin and Simone Simon. March 20 brings "The Southerner," with a guest appearance by one of the film's actors, Norman Lloyd. This is one filmmaker for whom there really is no modern equivalent.
March 8, 2013 |
Late in 2008, when the critically revered but financially teetering Museum of Contemporary Art was mulling rival rescue plans to pull it back from the brink of collapse, two issues were paramount. More than four years later, even as news breaks of yet more proposed solutions to MOCA's lingering distress, they still are. One issue was the need to vastly increase the museum's paltry endowment, which had never come close to being adequate for a 30-year-old institution whose ambitious mission -- and achievement -- was international leadership as "the defining museum of contemporary art. " The other was autonomy.
March 8, 2012
With nearly 300 photographs edited and sequenced by the artist himself, this retrospective on the career of Robert Adams, "Robert Adams: The Place We Live" seeks to document his fascination with the changing landscape of his native Colorado, as well as the rest of the West. Starting in the mid-'60s and carrying through to this most recent decade, this show will focus on Adams' photography of the Los Angeles terrain. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Open Sunday through June 3. lacma.org.
May 13, 2013 |
With the Los Angeles County Museum of Art 's expansive "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition set to close on June 30, the museum's film department is revisiting several key movies in the maverick filmmaker's oeuvre. Each of the director's films in the series "Kubrick and Co. " will be paired with an important work by another filmmaker, including Michaelangelo Antonioni ("Red Desert"), Ingmar Bergman ("Hour of the Wolf"), Sam Fuller ("China Gate") and Max Ophuls ("Lola Montes"). The series opens May 31 with Kubrick's 1957 anti-war film, "Paths of Glory," starring Kirk Douglas, followed by Joseph Losey's 1957 drama "Time Without Pity," revolving around a man's (Michael Redgrave)
December 7, 2012 |
The Foodprint project brings its series of international conversations about food and the city to Los Angeles on Sunday. LACMA will be hosting the event in its Brown Auditorium where a large and multi-disciplinary panel of experts and advocates will gather to discuss L.A.'s food systems. Researchers, journalists, politicians, biologists and artists, among others, will chime in on food from production to consumption while addressing environmental, ethical and economic concerns.