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: Zero Days

Thursday, January 26, 7:00 pm

A documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a "worm" for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an I...

FILM: Oscar Shorts Live Action

Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 pm

An annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all the Oscar nominated shorts in four evenings. Wednesday, February 15 features the Live Action shorts and Thursday, February 16 will feature Animated shorts.

FILM: Oscar Shorts Animated

Thursday, February 16, 7:00 pm

An annual tradition prior to the Oscars, The Center and Magic Lantern give film lovers the chance to see all the Oscar nominated shorts in four evenings. Wednesday, February 15 features the Live Action shorts and Thursday, February 16 will feature Animated shorts. Note: Animated shorts may not necessarily ...

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. Each evening will encompass a selection of the nominated documentary shorts – please consult The Center’s websi...

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. Each evening will encompass a selection of the nominated documentary shorts – please consult The Center’s websi...

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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