Tag: documentary

We Are The League (George Hencken, 2018) w/band member Q&A!!-June 28th

ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE

 

We Are The League  tells the full uncensored story of how a biker, a skinhead, a grammar school boy and a Persian exile came together, with no musical talent or ambitions and even less respect for anything or anyone, to burst into the UK charts with their debut single.

Q&A: Meet the band members Animal, Tommy H, Sammy & Barnsy of ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE immediately following the screening!

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The Empire Files: Gaza Fights For Freedom Premiere w/Q&A – June 20th

Be the first to see the new Empire Files documentary, ‘Gaza Fights For Freedom’, at its world premiere at the Downtown Independent Theater in Los Angeles.

Click here to watch the official movie trailer!

This riveting collaboration between The Empire Files and a heroic team of Palestinian videographers in Gaza features exclusive coverage of the ‘Great March of Return’ protests, and extensive evidence—with frontline footage and victim testimony—of Israeli war crimes.

The premiere marks the one year anniversary of the killing of famed Gaza medic Razan al-Najjar by Israeli snipers (on June 1, 2018) and features never-before-seen interviews with Razan’s immediate family, medics who treated her, and victims shot down alongside her.

Following the screening will be a Q&A with the film’s creators, Abby Martin and Mike Prysner.

Join us before and after the screening for a reception. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served.

LA Guild of Puppetry presents Handmade Puppet Dreams and Gloria’s Call w/Q&A – June 8th

The Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry presents a special screening of Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams film series, along with the short documentary film Gloria’s Call

Handmade Puppet Dreams is an award winning film series created by Heather Henson (daughter of famed puppeteers Jane and Jim Henson) that promotes independent artists exploring their handmade craft for the screen. These films focus on real-time puppetry, and create fantastical worlds in which their characters live. This special collection showcases Dak’toka Taino from director Alba E Garcia-Rivas, Yamasong from director Sam Koji Hale, Cosmic Fling from director Jonathan Langager, Amaterasu from director Christine Papalexis, and Bunny Love from director Pam Severns. 

Gloria’s Call is a documentary short from director Cheri Gulke follows Gloria Orenstein, on a lifelong journey into art, ecofeminism and shamanism. The short film uses art, stop-motion animation and storytelling to celebrate this wild adventure from the cafes of Paris to the mountaintops of Samiland.
A special display of puppets form the Handmade Puppet Dreams films will be available before the screening. Filmmakers from both Handmade Puppet Dreams and Gloria’s Call will also be present for a Q&A afterwards!

Gloria’s Call trailer from Cheri Gaulke on Vimeo.

CityUnited, May 17th-May 23rd

CityUnited is a short film that memorializes the bombing attack in Manchester in 2017 that targeted a crowd leaving an Ariana Grande Concert, and the community that came together around the tragedy.


Showtimes:

Friday, 5/17 6:00 PM

Saturday, 5/18 7:00 PM

Sunday, 5/19 1:30 PM

Monday, 5/20 6:45 PM

Tuesday, 5/21 6:45 PM

Wednesday, 5/22 6:45 PM

Thursday, 5/23

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (Pamela B. Green, 2018)

Pamela B. Green’s Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché, narrated by Jodie Foster, is a feature documentary that rewrites film history, revealing for the first time the full scope of the life and work of cinemas first female director, screenwriter, producer, and studio owner Alice Guy-Blaché.

Guy-Blaché started her career as a secretary to Léon Gaumont and, at 23, was inspired to make her own film called La Fée aux Choux (The Cabbage Fairy), one of the first narrative films ever made. After her filmmaking career at Gaumont (1896-1907), she had a second decade-long career in the U.S., where she built and ran her own studio in Fort Lee, N.J.

Over the span of her career, she wrote, produced or directed 1,000 films, including 150 with synchronized sound during the silent era. Her work includes comedies, westerns and dramas, as well as films with groundbreaking subject matter such as child abuse, immigration, Planned Parenthood, and female empowerment. She also etched a place in history by making the earliest known surviving narrative film with an all-black cast.

Within this film can be heard the voices of Patty Jenkins, Diablo Cody, Ben
Kingsley, Geena Davis, Ava DuVernay, Michel Hazanavicius, and Julie Delpy – just to name a few–commenting on Guy-Blache’s innovations. Also included is rare footage of televised interviews and long archived audio interviews which can be heard for the first time.

The Library Music Film – Premiere w/Q&A and Afterparty- April 4th

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, The Library Music Film will make its LA premiere at the Downtown Independent (251 S Main St). The screening takes place at 7 pm, followed by an exclusive Q&A with producer Shawn Lee, director Paul Elliott, Ole Georg of Capitol Media Music, DJ & record collector Mike Wallace, and songwriter/composer AM, followed by an afterparty featuring some surprise DJs spinning their favorites on rare vinyl.

The Library Music Film is a unique new documentary that shines a light on an influential but often overlooked era in the history of music. You know the music, but probably not the people who made it. Living at the intersection of cratedigger culture and film/tv, this movie is a must for music lovers of all kinds.

The film follows record producer, composer, and library music enthusiast Shawn Lee as he travels from his recording studio in London, through Europe and California to search out and interview the pioneers of library music. Lee explains “This film has been a dream of mine for many years. These musicians are all my heroes and I’m so happy to see their incredible music celebrated in this movie.”

Library music recorded in the glory days of the 70’s & 80’s—by composers and musicians who were anything but household names—is still having an impact today, with many of the original pieces cemented in the public consciousness as themes for the biggest brands in media. Classic tracks have also been given new leases on life with today’s record producers, DJs, and vinyl diggers collecting these rare gems and sampling them for the biggest acts in the world, including massive hits for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, and Fatboy Slim to name just a few.

The Library Music Film is a remarkable piece of music industry archeology, and helping this vital work find its audience here in the States is something we are extremely proud of,” says The License Lab’s founding partner and Creative Director Daniel Holter.

Ticket information available at https://thelibrarymusicfilm-losangeles.eventbrite.com or https://www.facebook.com/TheLicenseLab/,

 

The Library Music Film – Premiere- April 4th

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, The Library Music Film will make its LA premiere at the Downtown Independent (251 S Main St). The screening takes place at 7 pm, followed by an exclusive Q&A with producer Shawn Lee, director Paul Elliott, Ole Georg of Capitol Media Music, DJ & record collector Mike Wallace, and songwriter/composer AM, followed by an afterparty featuring some surprise DJs spinning their favorites on rare vinyl.

The Library Music Film is a unique new documentary that shines a light on an influential but often overlooked era in the history of music. You know the music, but probably not the people who made it. Living at the intersection of cratedigger culture and film/tv, this movie is a must for music lovers of all kinds.

The film follows record producer, composer, and library music enthusiast Shawn Lee as he travels from his recording studio in London, through Europe and California to search out and interview the pioneers of library music. Lee explains “This film has been a dream of mine for many years. These musicians are all my heroes and I’m so happy to see their incredible music celebrated in this movie.”

Library music recorded in the glory days of the 70’s & 80’s—by composers and musicians who were anything but household names—is still having an impact today, with many of the original pieces cemented in the public consciousness as themes for the biggest brands in media. Classic tracks have also been given new leases on life with today’s record producers, DJs, and vinyl diggers collecting these rare gems and sampling them for the biggest acts in the world, including massive hits for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, and Fatboy Slim to name just a few.

The Library Music Film is a remarkable piece of music industry archeology, and helping this vital work find its audience here in the States is something we are extremely proud of,” says The License Lab’s founding partner and Creative Director Daniel Holter.

Ticket information available at https://thelibrarymusicfilm-losangeles.eventbrite.com or https://www.facebook.com/TheLicenseLab/,