This Weekend at LACMA: Chabrol Film Series, Kathak Dance Performance, and More

If you’ve never seen a thriller as directed by the great Claude Chabrol, you’re in for a treat over the next few weekends. Our latest film series, Le Beau Claude: Eight Thrillers by Chabrol, kicks off tonight with one great from early in his career, La femme infidel (1969), and one from the twilight of his fantastic run, The Bridesmaid (2004). Trailers for both:

Saturday the series continues with Le beau Serge (1958) and La cérémonie (1995), the latter starring Jacqueline Bisset, who will be here in person.

Sunday is a great day to take in India’s Fabled City. Bring your kids for Andell Family Sundays to do art-making activities inspired by the exhibition (starting next week Family Sundays will have a new theme, inspired by Fashioning Fashion). Sunday afternoon in the Bing is a not-to-be-missed dance performance by the Nrityodaya Kathak Dance Academy. Kathak is the classical dance style of Northern India. Here’s a sample of another performance they did recently, to give you an idea what to expect.

The weekend closes out with violinist Tim Fain and pianist Gideon Rubin performing works by Zimmerilli, Glass, Fauré, Puts, and Zhurbin—part of ongoing free Sundays Live series. Here’s a clip of Fain performing “Arches,” composed by Kevin Puts, to whet your appetite.

By the way, if you stop into the Resnick Pavilion while you’re here this weekend to see Fashioning Fashion, you’ll be treated to the continuing deinstallation of the recently closed Olmec exhibition. The lengths our staff is going to in moving these massive objects is a feat unto itself, as this video attests!

Scott Tennent

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