There are too few opportunities to enjoy the art of cinema at its best. It requires an near-miraculous fusion of all the elements, perfectly projected on a big screen to an appreciative audience. If you don't have a private screening room you are limited to the American Cinematheque, and a handful of Academy offerings. To fill the void, the Hammer's Billy Wilder Theater is hosting The Contenders, a series of nine new releases selected by the Museum of Modern Art Film Department. The goal is to show features from around the world that are up for awards and deserve enduring fame. Most have had limited theatrical distribution, crowded out by mindless blockbusters and the endless stream of Hollywood drivel. As a bonus, directors and actors will engage in post-screening discussions.
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This year, FORM and Balcony Press return as media sponsors for the 2014 edition of the New Urbanism Film Festival, a unique event focusing on urban design and architecture at the pedestrian level. Now in its second year, the festival is bigger and better, with a terrific line-up of films and events, including Dinner and Movie with William Fain, not to mention a walking tour of Downtown LA with Dean Haglund and a pastry walk of local bakeries. We recently chatted with the festival's founders, Josh Paget and Joel Karahadian about this year's festival and some of their suggestions for must-see films and activities.
Keiichi Matsuda, a designer and film maker, often enjoys explore futuristic design concepts through the medium of film. One of his latest experiments is entitled Augmented City, a small walk through a few
minutes in different people’s lives in a city filled with augmented reality technology. Beyond forecasting
the way people may live in the future, the video demonstrates a series of different technological devices
Screening This Wednesday-Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman-Documentary film by Eric Bricker
The Emerging Professionals Committees of the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles & Long Beach/South Bay along with the Interior Architecture Committee of AIA|LA invite you to attend:
Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman
A Documentary film by Eric Bricker
Wednesday August 4, 2010 @ Design Within Reach (DWR)
332 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401
7pm: Mixer + DWR Showroom Tour
8pm: Film Screening
Suggested Donation (to be collected at the door):
$10 AIA members & Students
$15 Non-AIA members
Advance registration required at this link.
Sunday September 19, 2010 @ The Art Theatre
2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814
11:30am: Film Screening, followed by a Q&A with the Director
$15 General Admission
To purchase tickets, go to this link.
Show your ticket for a discount @ Portfolio Annex on 9/19
Ticket prices to both the 8/4 Santa Monica & 9/19 Long Beach Screenings include admission to the Restoration Trade Fair on Sunday September 19, 2010 in Long Beach.