Off-Site Film: LACMA9 Shorts Program I
Short films are nimble shape shifters, embodying a latitude of expression that longer works often cannot. LACMA9 presents a collection of all ages-friendly shorts, from beloved children's classics to auteur films celebrating people and places.
1953, five minutes, rated G
Directed by D. A. Pennebaker
A vivid, kaleidoscopic, and kinetic trek through former New York City El train lines set to a Duke Ellington score.
1966, six minutes, rated G
Directed by Thom Andersen
An intimate portrait of the patrons, workers, and objects inside Olivia’s Place, a long-defunct Santa Monica diner. Aware that the diner would soon be gone, Andersen captured its essence in this series of moments as a tribute.
The Sound We See: A Los Angeles City Symphony
2010, 28 minutes, not rated
Created by the Echo Park Film Center
Shot on Super 8 black-and-white film, this is a cinematic exploration of Los Angeles’s many environments and landscapes. A collaboration between the Los Angeles City Symphony and the Echo Park Film Center, this short film is the masterwork of youth who spent over 14 weeks capturing the dynamic sights and sounds of their neighborhoods.
The Red Balloon
1956, 34 minutes, rated G
Directed by Albert Lamorisse
French, with English subtitles
Filmed in Paris’s Ménilmontant neighborhood, this newly restored fantasy featurette remains one of the most beloved children’s films of all time. Follow a young boy’s fable-like adventures with a voiceless balloon as they become nearly inseparable on the streets of Paris.
In conjunction with the Torrance Art + Film Lab presented by LACMA, watch a diverse selection of films—international classics, shorts, independents, and animated films—that are sure to capture your imagination.
Charles H. Wilson Park, Torrance | 8 pm
Free and open to the public
Note: Charles H. Wilson Park is located at 2200 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90501