Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.
Wednesday, November 30 | IFShowcase = PEACH PLUM PEAR: Independent Filmmakers Showcase recognizes the best independent and underground filmmakers working outside of the studio system with bi-monthly film screening events and Q&A sessions with the directors. This screening features A Connection (Dir. Todd Johnson) and Peach Plum Pear (Dir. Alana Morshead)
Thursday, December 1 (through Tuesday, December 6) | Cinefamily’s Animation Breakdown 2011: Pretty much any screening at this animation festival is going to be amazing, but if you’re having trouble deciding we recommend Don Hertzfeldt, Brad Neely, the Space Ghost reunion, and the Best of Animation Block Party 2011 (includes new work by Spike Jonze!).
Saturday, December 3 | Blood Fruit: This funny and bittersweet one-man show tells the autobiographical story of Majd Murad as he comes out to his Catholic Iraqi family. Voted the Best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2011!
Saturday, December 4 | Visual Communications and the Dawn of Asian Pacific American Cinema: Presented by Los Angeles Filmforum, Visual Communications, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Downtown Independent. In the course of media art in Los Angeles, the late 1960s and 1970s brought a rise in the possibilities of media access for minority groups that generally did not have access to the tools of cinema or control of how they were presented in mass media. Much of this critical work came out of the EthnoCommunications program at UCLA, formed in 1968, which worked to bring in African American, Asian American, Chicano, and Native American students. The remarkable work of the African American students is the focus of the L.A. Rebellion series at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, also part of Pacific Standard Time. This program highlights the documentary-focused early years of Visual Communications (VC), an organization created by a group of visionary Asian American filmmakers, educators, and activists from the EthnoCommunications program.
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