Your Culture To-Do List: February 2017

Happy February – Valentine’s Day and the Academy Awards (Sunday, February 26) makes for a culture-rich month. Here is a round up of what looks interesting to us this month:

#1 Pick for Valentine’s Day 

Our friends at Street Food …

1.31.17

What to Watch on a Rainy CA Weekend

Seems like a perfect weekend to watch movies, given the darkening skies and chilly air. Great options on TV and the big screen.
1.6.17

A Heroine for 2017

The young heroine of The Eagle Huntress is the type of girl we’d like to follow into 2017. At age 13, Aisholpan and her golden eagle win a world-class speed competition against 70 male eagle hunters. The pixie-faced girl, who …

1.2.17

La La Land – Pretty Perfect

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance and sing their way across our city with grace and wit in La La Land, which is easily one of the finest films of the year. Directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), the film first comes across as a triffle, but has a third act with surprising impact. Devoid of cynicism, the unassuming film is an homage to musicals of old and an ode to dreamers - as such, it will steal your heart and should absolutely top your Holiday To Do List
12.16.16

Movies for Memorial Day Weekend

North by Northwest

If your family hasn’t seen Zootopia or The Jungle Book yet, a trip to the theaters en famille says summertime better than almost anything (except maybe a beach day). Or check out the first wave of summer releases, including …

5.27.16

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival 2016

The 11th annual REDCAT International Children's Film Festival is spread out across three weekends and showcases an adventurous array of short films that are easily digested by even the smallest in your crew. Each hour-long program costs $5 and features films, organized by topic and age, by acclaimed filmmakers and up-and-coming auteurs from around the globe in both live action and animation.
4.25.16

Malala – Her Work and a Film About her Life So Far

Malala Yousafzai, who turned 18 over the past weekend, possesses an eloquence, courage, and purity of purpose that makes her a true role model for every young person. On July 12, her birthday and now officially Malala Day, she showed up in Syria to build a school for girls. She's an extraordinary heroine in an increasingly complicated and violent world.
7.14.15

It’s about time: Christian Marclay’s The Clock returns to LACMA

The Clock is a twenty-four-hour montage constructed from thousands of moments in cinema and television history, all depicting the passage of time. Each clip—be it a recognizable film moment (we spotted Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in Rain Main) or a scene from an obscure television show—includes a shot featuring some type of clock, watch, or reference to time.
7.11.15

Disney Pixar’s Inside Out

The new Pixar film Inside Out has the audacious ambition of personifying the emotions that control our lives, and triumphantly makes feelings come to life in a way never before seen on screen. Families will enjoy the dramatic, and often hilarious, antics of a set …

6.29.15