Film

During the fall, winter and spring, The Center presents documentary films on artists, art forms, architecture and more. From time to time we also present independent and international films that would not otherwise be shown locally. Films are often presented in coordination with The Center’s BIG IDEA projects as a way to enhance and deepen understanding of the theme or concept being explored.

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Upcoming Films

FILM: Oscar Shorts Documentary: Program A

Wednesday, February 22, 7:00 pm

During week two of the annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all the Oscar nominated documentary shorts in the final two evenings. Program A (Running time: 72 minutes) Joe’s Violin – dir. Kahane Cooperman, USA, 24 minutes. During a ...

FILM: Oscar Shorts Documentary: Program B

Thursday, February 23, 7:00 pm

During week two of the annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all the Oscar nominated documentary shorts in the final two evenings. PROGRAM B (Running time: 81 minutes) Watani: My Homeland – dir. Marcel Mettelsiefen, 39 minutes. Four youn...

FILM: City of Gold

Thursday, March 9, 7:00 pm

In this richly penetrating documentary odyssey, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold shows us a Los Angeles where ethnic cooking is a kaleidoscopic portal to the mysteries of an unwieldy city and the soul of America. Combing through colorful neighborhoods in his green pickup truck, Gold is sniffin...

FILM: Manakamana

Thursday, March 30, 7:00 pm

Breathtaking, poignant and mesmerizing, Manakamana is a documentary shot entirely inside the narrow bubble of a cable car, high above a jungle in Nepal, as it transports villagers and tourists to an ancient mountaintop temple. Filmed in 16mm and comprised of 11 rides (each a single take corresponds to the len...

FILM: Heart of a Dog

Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm

Celebrated artist, composer, inventor, musician and film director, Laurie Anderson created a home movie, of sorts, to reflect on the deaths of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, and her beloved dog. The film is a meditation on loss and love that is light and heavy, straightforward and experimental. Anderson’...

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