This Weekend at LACMA: Critics’ Week Film Series, Photography Lecture, Sundays Live

You’re running out of opportunities to see Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700–1915;  the exhibition closes next weekend. Larry Fink: Hollywood, 2000–2009  is also just a couple of weeks away from closing, so this might be the perfect weekend to catch both. Also on view are two exhibitions which opened just last week—Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection and Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964–1966.

Our latest weekend film series celebrates the annual Critics’ Week, which runs in conjunction with Cannes each year. Critics’ Week has been going since 1962, and the six films chosen for our series come from the event’s earliest and more recent years. Tonight the series begins with Jacques Audiard’s first film, Regarde les homes tomber (See How They Fall); as Kenneth Turan writes, seeing it tonight at LACMA is a “rarer-than-rare opportunity.”  This is followed by Hiroshi Teshigahara’s “documentary-fantasy” Pitfall, from 1962.

Tomorrow night the series continues with Gaspar Noé’s debut feature, the quite violent I Stand Alone (no one under 18 allowed), followed by Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet’s mesmerizingly restrained Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach, which features long, uninterrupted performances of the composer’s music.

On Saturday photographers Gil Garcetti and David DiMichele will give a free talk about their photographic process. Their work is currently on view in the museum’s Art Rental & Sales Gallery.   

David DiMichele, Pseudodocumentation: Hose Drawing

Sunday night the weekend closes out with a free concert from pianist Andrew Brownell, who performs works by Clementi, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Scott Tennent

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