November 05 2015

What You Should Be Doing This November

New York-Guides
LOS ANGELES
To celebrate the release of director Laurie Anderson's new film, Heart of a Dog, Cinefamily invited Anderson to show a 35mm print of her 1986 film, Home of the Brave, the genre-bending film that features guitarist Adrian Belew, keyboardist Joy Askew, and author William S. Burroughs, famously seen dancing a slow-tango with Anderson. The 90 minute film will be followed by a Q&A with Anderson. 

Thursday, Nov 5th, 8th, 10th, and 11th
Cinefamily
Home of the Brave: A Film by Laurie Anderson
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Admission: $12


History, mythology, and human drives (sex, violence, and power) that have propelled civilizations intertwine in Matthew Barney's most ambition project yet. Inspired by Norman Mailer's 1983 novel, Ancient Evenings, the film RIVER OF FUNDAMENT, written in collaboration with composer Jonathan Bepler, tells a story of regeneration and rebirth. The exhibition at MOCA–Barney's first major solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles–features 85 works inspired by the film, including large-scale sculptures, drawings, and storyboards, as well as the epic length film. 

On View until January 18th 
MoCA
Matthew Barney: RIVER OF FUNDAMENT
250 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission: $12

The Standard

From Here to Eternity, an exhibition of new work by Adel Abdessemed shows a series of nearly 100 black stone drawings on paper and military tarpaulin. The work is inspired by the 1953 film of the same name, in which Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr kiss passionately on the beach. As a child in Algeria, Abdessemed viewed such western films under the edit and strict censorship of the Algerian government, who cut out any scene that portrayed physical contact between the sexes.


On View  November 14th - December 20th, 2015 

Public Opening: Sunday, November 15th: 10am-2pm 

Venus

601 South Anderson Street Los Angeles, CA 90023