Off-Site Film: LACMA9 Shorts Program II

Friday, July 18, 2014 | 7 pm
Total running time: 88 minutes

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. 

Power
2012, two minutes, not rated
Directed by Haaris Baig

Scrambling signal with source, Power observes manmade interventions on the landscape for extracting and delivering energy. Surges of current and pummeling oil rigs are made immediate, formidable, and visceral. 

Pearl Was Here
2012, nine minutes, not rated

Directed by Kate Marks; with Miana Abramson, Sharon Eisman, and Cara Daniel Brown
A wild child finds comfort in a sea of stuffed animals inside a claw-dispenser machine. 

Sunset
2012, 20 minutes, not rated
Directed by John Warren

Shot on a handheld camera, Sunset takes the viewer on an epic sweep through Sunset Boulevard, from the early morning surf of Pacific Coast Highway to the heart of Olvera Street.

She Look Good 
2013, 16 minutes, not rated
Directed by Carly Short

A microcosm of life in a fishing village on the Eastern seaboard, She Look Good renders the sights and sounds of men at sea, as well as familial bonds back home.

The Seawall 
2010, nine minutes, not rated
Directed by Mason Richards; with Marjorie Arthur and Malachi Hamilton
On the eve of his relocation to the U.S., a young boy spends time with his British-Guyanese grandma.

Everybody's Nuts
2009, 12 minutes, not rated
Directed by Fabian Euresti
Spanish, with English subtitles

Filmed in Kern County, California, filmmaker Euresti narrates his family’s story of working on the land. A series of beautifully lonely agricultural landscapes reveal the connection between commerce, oil, and groundwater.

Jan Villa  
2010, 20 minutes, not rated
Directed by Natasha Mendonca

After the 2005 monsoon floods that submerged Bombay, the filmmaker returns to her city to examine the impact on the sanctuaries of family and home. Jan Villa is a tapestry of images that studies a post-colonial metropolis in a way that deeply implicates the personal. Note: Features brief female nudity

In conjunction with the Inglewood 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. All screenings (except June 27) take place in the Waddingham Lecture Hall of the Inglewood Library.

Inglewood Public Library, Inglewood | 7 pm
Free and open to the public
Note: Screening takes place in the Waddingham Lecture Hall of the Inglewood Public Library, 101 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90301.

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