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Pencil This In: Sunday
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ART OPENING & TALK
Stephanie Rosenthal, exhibition curator and chief curator at the Hayward Gallery, London, discusses Allan Kaprow—Art as Life, a new show at the MOCA. The exhibit is opening today and runs until the end of June.
3-4 p.m. //The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA : Little Tokyo, Near the Japanese American National Museum // 152 North Central Avenue // FREE with museum admission
You Pick 'Em 2: Film Forum is screening a handful of experimental films from different decades out of the vaults, selected by their email list members out of the Canyon Cinema catalogue. Tonight they'll be in Echo Park, showing Hand Eye Coordination (2002), Womancock (1965), Some Manipulations (1967), Bottle Can (1993), Dark Dark (2001), and Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966).
7 p.m. // Echo Park Film Center // 1200 N. Alvarado Street @Sunset, Echo Park // $5
"Freeze Frame" features 125 photographs by Douglas Kirkland, who captured several generations' worth of Hollywood celebs in formal and casual settings, and had particular luck in spare moments on film sets. The show runs just a few more weeks (April 20) and is free of charge.
Noon-6 p.m. // Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences // 8949 Wilshire Blvd //Free
How about some Harold Pinter for your Easter Sunday afternoon? Old Times is a dark comedy about an old friend coming to visit a couple who live by the sea, and the unusual object of her affections.
4 p.m. //Lost Studio // 130 S. La Brea Ave// (323) 871-5830 // $20
FILM (SELECTION II)
Well, it's Easter, so why not take in a film about Jesus Christ, if you're so inclined? The Aero is screening George Steven's ambitious 1965 flick The Greatest Story Ever Told, starring Max von Sydow as the man of the hour.
5 p.m. // Aero Theatre //1328 Montana Ave. Santa Monica // (323) 466-3456 // $10 general, $9 students & seniors 65+
Donald Trump was a fading TV presence when the WGA strike put a dent in network schedules.
Pickets are being held outside at movie and TV studios across the city
For some critics, this feels less like a momentous departure and more like a footnote.
Disneyland's famous "Fantasmic!" show came to a sudden end when its 45-foot animatronic dragon — Maleficent — burst into flames.
Leads Ali Wong and Steven Yeun issue a joint statement along with show creator Lee Sung Jin.
Every two years, Desert X presents site-specific outdoor installations throughout the Coachella Valley. Two Los Angeles artists have new work on display.