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"CHULAS FRONTERAS + DEL MERO CORAZÓN" with Maureen Gosling and Harrod Blank

Friday June 28 7:00PM
"CHULAS FRONTERAS + DEL MERO CORAZÓN" with Maureen Gosling and Harrod Blank

Maureen Gosling and Harrod Blank in person 6/28 at 7pm & 6/29 at 4:45pm & 7pm.

Two celebratory films by Les Blank, that most warm, convivial, and richly human of American documentarians, both exploring the wealth of Mexican-American culture by focusing on the famed Norteño and Conjunto musicians of the Mexico- Texas borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, and the social protest ethos inscribed in their music. Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) and Del Mero Corazón (Straight from the Heart). Both films brim over with tender affection for their subjects, their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit that they show in the face of hardship; timely love letters, addressed with respect to a sorely tested people and their indomitable art.

"A BIGGER SPLASH" with Jeremy O. Harris

Friday June 28 9:30PM

Friday, June 28 at 9:30pm: An introduction by Jeremy O. Harris

An intimate and innovative film about English-born, often California-based artist David Hockney and his work, honoring its subject through creative risk-taking. Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney, a wary participant, as well as his circle of friends, capturing the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance that dispenses with the then-current narratives of self-hatred and self-pity, an invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.

Jeremy O. Harris is a 29-year-old playwright best known for Daddy and Slave Play.

"CHULAS FRONTERAS + DEL MERO CORAZÓN" with Maureen Gosling and Harrod Blank

Saturday June 29 4:45PM

Maureen Gosling and Harrod Blank in person 6/28 at 7pm & 6/29 at 4:45pm & 7pm.

Two celebratory films by Les Blank, that most warm, convivial, and richly human of American documentarians, both exploring the wealth of Mexican-American culture by focusing on the famed Norteño and Conjunto musicians of the Mexico- Texas borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, and the social protest ethos inscribed in their music. Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) and Del Mero Corazón (Straight from the Heart). Both films brim over with tender affection for their subjects, their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit that they show in the face of hardship; timely love letters, addressed with respect to a sorely tested people and their indomitable art.

"A BIGGER SPLASH" with Catherine Cusset

Saturday June 29 5:30PM

Saturday, June 29 at 5:30pm: Q&A with Catherine Cusset and book signing of Life of David Hockney

An intimate and innovative film about English-born, often California-based artist David Hockney and his work, honoring its subject through creative risk-taking. Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney, a wary participant, as well as his circle of friends, capturing the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance that dispenses with the then-current narratives of self-hatred and self-pity, an invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.

"CHULAS FRONTERAS + DEL MERO CORAZÓN" with Maureen Gosling and Harrod Blank

Saturday June 29 7:00PM

Maureen Gosling and Harrod Blank in person 6/28 at 7pm & 6/29 at 4:45pm & 7pm.

Two celebratory films by Les Blank, that most warm, convivial, and richly human of American documentarians, both exploring the wealth of Mexican-American culture by focusing on the famed Norteño and Conjunto musicians of the Mexico- Texas borderlands, the migrant farming communities from which they come, and the social protest ethos inscribed in their music. Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders) and Del Mero Corazón (Straight from the Heart). Both films brim over with tender affection for their subjects, their marvelous music, and the generosity of spirit that they show in the face of hardship; timely love letters, addressed with respect to a sorely tested people and their indomitable art.

"Kings Row" with J. Hoberman

Sunday June 30 1:00PM

A vision of incest, suicide, sadism, murder and madness in an all-American town, Kings Row afforded Ronald Reagan his favorite role—the local rake. He plays off the blandness of nominal star Robert Cummings as his best friend who goes off to Vienna to study “psychiatry.” Reagan’s own lack of introspection makes his fondness for the film all the more fascinating. After screening it at Camp David in October 1986 (weeks before the Iran Contra story broke), he wrote, “I’d forgotten how really good that pic was.”

"A BIGGER SPLASH" with Matt Wolf

Sunday June 30 6:15PM

Sunday June 30 at 6:15pm: An introduction by Matt Wolf

An intimate and innovative film about English-born, often California-based artist David Hockney and his work, honoring its subject through creative risk-taking. Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid featuring Hockney, a wary participant, as well as his circle of friends, capturing the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, an American named Peter Schlesinger. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s, an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance that dispenses with the then-current narratives of self-hatred and self-pity, an invaluable view of art history in action, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art.

"THE KILLERS" with J. Hoberman Book Signing

Tuesday July 2 7:30PM

The screening will be introduced by J. Hoberman, and a signing of his new book Make My Day: Movie Culture In The Age Of Reagan will follow.

To the delight of every audience with which I’ve ever watched Don Seigel’s remake of the 1946 noir, The Killers’ cynical arch-criminal, the brains and money behind Lee Marvin’s implacable hit man, turns out to be Ronald Reagan! “Ronnie never fully appreciated until he saw the film that he was really the most evil person in the picture,” Siegel recalled. “I’m sure that he thought that Lee Marvin was really the bad guy.” Released during the summer of 1964, The Killersprovided a trailer for Reagan’s TV political debut, an electrifyingly hard-nosed election-eve speech in support of Barry Goldwater.