Invite Only – On Saturday, March 25, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the Hammer Museum at UCLA will present a special celebration honoring Elton’s 70th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his songwriting collaboration with Bernie Taupin. The event is also a special fundraising benefit to support EJAF’s lifesaving work and cultural programs at the Hammer Museum. Presenting Sponsors are Neuro Drinks and Diana Jenkins and AEG Presents.
Open – KCRW and the Hammer Museum present Disappear Here: Music Made in L.A., four free nights of live concerts by Los Angeles musicians in the Hammer’s courtyard. A happy hour with food and cash bar starts at 6:30 p.m., KCRW DJ sets start at 7:30 p.m., and live music starts at 8:15 p.m. The museum’s gallery hours will be extended to 9 p.m. so guests can enjoy Made in
Ticketed – In space, no one can hear you vlog. The great Ridley Scott (Alien) has his lead character alone in space again, and this time it’s Matt Damon as an American astronaut who has been accidently left behind on Mars after a mission disaster. Witty and well researched—the script is based on the popular 2011 novel by Andy Weir—the film plays like a survivalist Western conceived of by the
Ticketed – Quentin Tarantino revisits the Western following Django Unchained (2012) in grand fashion with this latest Ultra Panavision 70 spectacle, The Hateful Eight. Shot on 65mm film stock and released initially on the almost-obsolete super widescreen 70mm projection format, complete with an overture and intermission, The Hateful Eight brings back a bygone era of cinema when movie-going was a glitzy event. A Q&A with Quentin Tarantino follows the screening.
Ticketed – “Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation uses recent sectarian conflict as the basis for a timeless story, immersing us in the joys, fears, and resilient spirit of one remarkable boy. A Q&A with Cary Fukunaga follows the screening, moderated by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Ticketed – The actor Will Ferrell, director Matt Piedmont, writer Andrew Steele, and producer Jessica Elbaum join Frances Stark for a post-screening conversation about the distinctly unfunny consequences of America’s appetite for drugs, including drug-related violence in Mexico.
RSVP – Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum celebrates fall with a program that includes the Los Angeles premiere of Pippa Bianco’s excellent portrait film Picturing Barbara Kruger, the big screen return of Sam Spiegel’s N.A.S.A. project with Jihad Love Squad, Sylvain Chomet’s biting animated video Carmen for Stromae, Wolf Alice’s You’re A Germ by Chris Grieder, FACTS short film Seven Maybe Eight, Ethan Tobman’s latest work for Phases’
Open – Widely known as writer, musician, actor, comedian, screenwriter, and playwright, Steve Martin is curating the first major U.S. exhibition devoted to the groundbreaking Canadian modernist painter Lawren Harris (1885–1970). Joining Martin in conversation on Monday, October 5 will be the essayist and staff writer for The New Yorker Adam Gopnik.
Invite Only – WME will celebrate their annual Emmy’s Party to celebrate their clients with guests including Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.
RSVP – We celebrate summer with a program that includes the world premiere of Brian Billow’s short film Worst Paparazzi, the Los Angeles premiere of Primrose by Clara Aranovich, Colin Tilley’s epic Kendrick Lamar video Alright and Michael Mohan’s Pink Grapefruit, winner of the Jury Award at SXSW. Special guests joining us for the evening: filmmakers Clara Aranovich, Brian Billow, Nathan Johnson, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Michael Mohan, and Colin Tilley.