December 28, 2003
Some of the faces were so enduring that as they passed their eighth or ninth decade it seemed they had achieved a kind of permanence. Surely, there would always be another holiday appearance by a Bob Hope, a Katharine Hepburn. They'd be frailer, yes, but present.
April 8, 2014 |
Kerry Brougher, a veteran art museum curator who has worked at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, has been named the director of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed on Tuesday. Brougher is currently the chief curator of the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Before that, he worked as a curator at MOCA. Construction of the $300-million museum on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is expected to begin later this year.
December 30, 2010 |
When Jon Vickers was interviewing for his job as the first director of the new Indiana University Cinema, he was told there might be a tricky problem if he was hired. "The comment I heard frequently was, 'You'll have to figure out what to do with the Kinsey Collection, because it's different than all the others,' " Vickers says. "There was an assumption the programmer would work with the collection, but how to do that was a question for everybody. " And, as he prepares to open the college cinematheque on Jan. 13, it still is. The "Kinsey Collection" refers to the roughly 14,000 films and videos belonging to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, which has offices on the school's Bloomington campus in southern Indiana.
March 9, 1992 |
A retrospective of the work of experimentalist Robert Rayher will be presented tonight at 8 by Filmforum at LACE. "Fractured Visions/Reflected Light: Robert Rayher" is an apt program title describing Rayher's flowing, lyrical images, many of which are natural landscapes reprocessed in various ways. Rayher has said that among his key influences have been filmmakers Stan Brakhage and composer John Cage.
July 20, 1988 |
A city jumping with nervous energy and restless high spirits, a jungle for the lonely, a mean turf for the disenfranchised--Manhattan in the 1950s was the colorful setting for all sorts of feature films. With a Thursday-evening series, beginning this week, of famous and lesser-known movies from the era, the Newport Harbor Art Museum is complementing its ongoing exhibition, "The Figurative '50s: New York Figurative Expressionism."
February 25, 1994 |
Exposition Park's California Museum of Science and Industry IMAX Theater's latest offering, Ben Shedd's 33-minute "Seasons" (premiering today at 11 a.m.), is most kindly viewed as ideal for children, thrilling them with outsize images while making them aware of the solar system and the weather's eternal cycles.
November 23, 2005 |
Imagine Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's street-racing saga "The Fast and the Furious" transformed into a lyrical, stylized romantic tragedy and one would have some idea of what Joey Curtis' unsparing yet beguiling "Streets of Legend" is like.
November 20, 2003 |
A longtime admirer of Stan Brakhage, I knew nothing of the filmmaker's Hollywood interlude until checking in with University of Southern California film professor David James. A leading theorist and historian of alternative cinematic practices, James recently completed a study of non-studio filmmaking called "The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles."
August 4, 1996 |
One can't read Richard Grossinger's 600-page memoir of growing up Jewish and absurd without being of two minds about it. The two minds argue: Grossinger? Wait a minute. Wasn't there a big resort, back in New York somewhere? Yes, indeed. Grossinger's, a Borscht Belt landmark for decades. Richard's father ran it. But there's another side to the story: Richard's father and his mother were no longer married when their son was growing up.