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Get Out: LACMA's Art with the Artist, Sunset Hike, Inappropriate Film, Life After Brokeback

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Photo by Melissa Acedera via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr

Photo by Melissa Acedera via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
LACMA's Artist-Led Exhibition Walkthroughs: Catherine Opie
Join artist Catherine Opie for a fresh perspective on the exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape. Says the LACMA blog: "Cathy’s epic documentation of the American landscape highlights the inherent political nature of land use, including the forces of marginalization that come to bear upon its less conventional inhabitants." At 2 p.m. today @LACMA: BCAM Level 2;Free, tickets required—available one hour before the program.

Franklin Canyon Sunset Meditation Hike (weather permitting)
On this moderately strenuous hike in Franklin Canyon, heighten your awareness and connect with the spirit of our Sun on peaceful, guided meditations. Bring water, 3.5 miles. This is one of the offerings from our local mountains that gives us a great opportunity to get in touch with nature. Rain cancels events, however the forecast calls for the rain to hold off today. Meet at the Franklin Canyon Ranch; hike is at 3:30 and lasts about 2 hours.

The Festival of (In)appropriation
In The Festival of (In)appropriation: Contemporary Found Footage Filmmaking, Part 2, Los Angeles Film Forum has put together a series comprised of pieces that incorporate previously shot material from other sources into new works that give them new and different meaning. It's a practice in film some recognize as collage, found footage, or recycling. It runs tonight from 7:30 PM - 9:45 PM at the Egyptian Theatre; General admission $10, students/seniors $6, free for Filmforum members.

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Out West Series: What Ever Happened to Ennis del Mar?
This free panel discussion program at the Autry focuses on the representation of the LGBT community in the American West before, during, and after the era depicted in the film Brokeback Mountain, and explores the Academy Award-winning film's significance in renewing the Western film for contemporary audiences. Moderated by Virginia Scharff, author and professor of history/director of the Center for the Southwest at the University of New Mexico, the panel includes LA Times and NPR film critic Kenneth Turan; Peter M. Nardi, Ph.D., author and professor of sociology at Pitzer College; and William Handley, associate professor of English at the University of Southern California and editor of forthcoming release The Brokeback Book. 3:00 p.m. Griffith Park, Wells Fargo Theater; free.