Consisting mostly of shots from other films, this documentary discusses the many representations of the city of Los Angeles in film and on television. Professor Thom Andersen compares the city as it exists in real life with its depictions on screen to examine how L.A. and its massive community have been misrepresented over the years. In addition to critical analysis, Andersen explains how directors portray the city itself as a character, and he also delves into L.A.’s dark history. Run time: 169 minutes.
Included with museum admission. Advance tickets are recommended.
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Word & Image in Dialogue
Reception and exhibition of new ekphrastic works created by Laguna Beach writers and artists in a year-long collaborative project.
Executive director Malcolm Warner and art historian Julia Friedman with a walk-through of the museum’s annual art auction.
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