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Fall 2015

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    L.A. OLA: Costa de Morte / La Plaga (Coast of Death / The Plague)

    Date: September 20, 2015
    Time: 5:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Double Feature of works from Spain, with a pre-film panel, a reception, and discussion with director Lois Patiño in person!

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    “Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful” by Akosua Adoma Owusu

    Akosua Adoma Owusu: Triple Consciousness

    Date: September 27, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Akosua Adoma Owusu in person!

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    Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art, edited by Gabrielle Jennings (UC Press, 2015)

    Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art

    Date: October 15, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)

    A program of classic and contemporary works highlighting artists featured in the recent publication, Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art, edited by Gabrielle Jennings, with jennings in person!

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    NŌ by Sharon Lockhart, 16mm, courtesy Sharon Lockhart

    Experimental Landscapes I: Landscape and the Body at Work and Play

    Date: October 18, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    The first in a series of screenings devoted to experimental cinema and landscape, with a program that explores the connection between labor, leisure, landscape, and the moving image. Sharon Lockhart in person!

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    The Lions of Peter Paul Rubens (2008) Los Angeles premiere!

    Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren: String Theory

    Date: October 25, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Roberta Friedman & Grahame Weinbren return to Los Angeles to present an array of Los Angeles premieres of new film and digital works!

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    Kurt Kren, 9/64: O Tannenbaum (Materialaktion: Otto Muehl) (O Christmas Tree [An Otto Muehl Happening]), 1964

    Action Movies: Kurt Kren & VALIE EXPORT

    Date: November 12, 2015
    Time: 7:00pm
    Location: MOCA Grand Avenue

     In conjunction with work by Guenter Brus and VALIE EXPORT currently on display in MOCA’s permanent collection, Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents a program of films and videos by Kurt Kren and VALIE EXPORT!

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    No More Road Trips? by Rick Prelinger

    Rick Prelinger: No More Road Trips?

    Date: November 15, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Downtown Independent

    Rick Prelinger, the person most known for being behind the Prelinger Archives, visits Los Angeles for the local premiere of his wonderful home movie compilation, No More Road Trips?

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    From The Eternal Frame, by T.R. Uthco and Ant Farm, courtesy of Video Data Bank

    Art from Assassination: 52 Years after JFK

    Date: November 22, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    On the fifty-second anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas, Filmforum takes a look at some of the artistic responses to the events of that weekend.  Featuring two classic works by Bruce Conner, one by Robert Drew, one from Ant Farm, live performance, and more.

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    Two Years at Sea, by Ben Rivers (courtesy of Lux)

    Ben Rivers: Two Years at Sea

    Date: December 6, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Downtown Independent

    Filmforum is delighted to host Ben Rivers again with, finally, the Los Angeles premiere of his highly lauded feature film Two Years at Sea, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize (Critics' Week and Horizons sections), Venice Film Festival 2011.

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    Ventura in a scene from Pedro Costa's HORSE MONEY. Courtesy of Cinema Guild.

    Horse Money, by Pedro Costa

    Date: December 13, 2015
    Time: 7:30pm
    Location: The Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian

    Filmforum concludes its 40th year with the Los Angeles premiere of renowned Portuguese filmmaker Pedro Costa’s latest film HORSE MONEY. Introduction by Thom Andersen.