Two courageous authors, novelist Shahrnush Parsipur and poet Suheir Hammad, have fiercely insisted on voicing consciousness and social criticism. Joined by editor and scholar Persis Karim, who moderates, this evening is devoted to creative conviction linking nations, genres, and generations.
For five years, filmmaker Lee Anne Schmitt and her collaborators followed Terry Albrecht, a guide-for-hire for hunters of buffalo, to create The Last Buffalo Hunt. As the mystique of the West becomes a commodity for the nouveaux riches, Albrecht’s livelihood is threatened and cowboys and buffalo alike become ghosts.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth, REDCAT hosts two nights of rarely played music by the American visionary. The New Century Players, CalArts’ professional new music ensemble, joins forces with the CalArts Orchestra to perform such works as Rengaand Cage’s seminal graphic score Fontana Mix.
The ragingly multitalented Mx Justin Vivian Bond commands the stage in a hilarious, heart-wrenching cabaret show with original music from the critically hailed debut recording Dendrophile, featuring guileful covers of songs by Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, LCD Soundsystem, and others—and no small amount of biting political satire.
For his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Berlin-based Singaporean artist Ming Wong creates a series of video sculptures and scenic backdrops that center around the making of Roman Polanski’s seminal 1974 film Chinatown.