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Broadway Treasures – December 21st, 6pm

Broadway Treasures (2019)

A Love Letter to the Historic Theaters of Los Angeles

A film by Haeyong Moon

Through interviews with historians, theater owners, preservationists and Los Angeles natives, find out why so many are still in love with these theaters. Also, why it’s important to preserve them for future generations.

The film encourages you to explore a historic theater near you. Treasure what remains of the past and imagine what went on behind the red curtains.

More info on: http://www.mooncinema.com.

Note: Tickets can be purchased at the door via cash, venmo or paypal.


Tickets available online here!

Quezon’s Game – December 16th, 1:15 PM

Filipino President Manuel L. Quezon (Raymond Bagatsing) risked it all to rescue more than 1,200 imperiled Jews during from the Holocaust at a time when most countries were turning refugees away. Based on a true story.

Tickets available online here!

Monday, 12/16 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6 PM
Tuesday, 12/17 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 9:45 PM
Wednesday, 12/18 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Thursday, 12/19 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 9:55 PM
Friday, 12/20 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM
Saturday, 12/21 1:15 PM, 3:30 PM, 8:30 PM
Sunday, 12/22 2:30 PM, 4:45 PM, 7:00 PM

GLAS Animation presents Short Films of Jérémy Clapin+I LOST MY BODY (Q&A w/ director) – November 17th, 7:30 PM

Disconnected: the short films of Jérémy Clapin + I LOST MY BODY (Q&A w/ director Jérémy Clapin in person!)

Tickets here!

Jérémy Clapin’s body of work is unique within the world of independent animation. He gained recognition through a number of ambitious, groundbreaking short films before taking the arduous path of directing his uncompromising debut feature, I LOST MY BODY, which recently won the grand prize at the International Critics Week section of the Cannes Film Festival, and the top feature prize at the Annecy International Animation Festival, Colcoa, and Animation Is Film, in addition to being released this Fall by Netflix.

The characters in Clapin’s stories navigate the world in a constant state of disconnection: from themselves and others. It is through an examination of this process of alienation and suffering that they ultimately discover who they are meant to be. Whether ominous, romantic, or redemptive, we are taken on a winding road towards acceptance and understanding of our own destiny. His work is singular in its aesthetic diversity, an evolving hybrid of techniques that is both direct and complex. In all aspects, he pushes toward innovation while remaining grounded in a distinct cinematic vision.

GLAS Animation is pleased to screen Clapin’s short films, and the feature I LOST MY BODY. Clapin (along with producer Marc Du Pontavice) will join us for a conversation about his work, and his journey as a director of independent animation.

Une histoire vertébrale (2004, 9min)
Skhizein (2008, 13min)
Palmipédarium (2012, 12min)
I Lost My Body (2019, 81min)

A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to, until they met Gabrielle.

Q&A w/ director Jérémy Clapin & producer Marc Du Pontavice

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.

Wretched Things (Gage Oxley, 2018)- US Premiere/Q&A/After-party – June 13th

A first-time model, a webcam sex worker, and a power-hungry homophobe journey through their insecurities and vulnerabilities. This hedonistic and seductive British feature film challenges toxic hyper-masculinity and the abuse of power through three vignettes. Produced by independent, young creatives from England who volunteered their time, Wretched Things had its World Premiere in London’s Leicester Square in January to critical acclaim.
This provocative and challenging film has its US Premiere at Downtown Independent alongside a Q&A with writer/director Gage Oxley and the films’ talent, Bruce Herbelin-Earle and Jack Parr (other cast TBC). After-party to follow!!!
Film Details:
Wretched Things: Chapter One (Rated 15 by the BBFC, Recommended R)
Ben is a young, inexperienced model who receives the opportunity of a lifetime: a front cover on one of the largest magazines in the world. However, his insecurities and vulnerabilities soon lead him into the arms of an exploitative photographer.
Wretched Things: Chapter Two (Rated 18 by the BBFC, Recommended R)
After months of isolation and financial pressures, a young man plunges into a world of online sex-work, and soon finds a new sense of confidence in his image and exploration of his sexuality. Yet, in a world of technology, can he keep safe what matters?
Wretched Things: Chapter Three (Rated 18 by the BBFC, Recommended NC-17)
Set in 90s England, Louis, a disturbed man preys on those around him to numb his addictive craving of interaction. With the backdrop of the AIDS crisis, Louis turns his aggression towards gay men, while channelling his own sexual frustrations.

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.