Cinespia Salon

CINESPIA SALON: Numero Group presents a Ned Doheny Record Release Party (feat. "The Ski Bum!)

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5/8/2014 - 7:30PM

Co-presented by THE NUMERO GROUP

Join us for a special in-person Q&A appearance by L.A. stalwart singer/songwriter (and self-proclaimed “avatar for casual vulgarity”) Ned Doheny, an advance chance to purchase his new Numero Group compilation “Separate Oceans”, and an ultra-rare IB Tech 35mm screening of The Ski Bum: one of the Seventies’ oddest counterculture curios, featuring cameos by Ned and Jackson Browne. Plus, Ski Bum filmmaker Bruce Clark in person! It’s The Graduate on the slopes, only with psychedelic fringes, hippies, dope deals, bizarre fantasy sequences and enough reverb-echo for a Joe Meek tribute. Before he was an auteur du sexy with Wild Orchid and Red Shoe Diaries, Zalman King starred in a number of Seventies underground dramas such as tonight’s film, in which he’s an angry young man in a wintery Colorado resort town, trying his best to avoid the ski-bummer that lies dead ahead if he complies with the sinister wishes of the burg’s local plutocrat. Co-starring Charlotte Rampling, this highly unusual tale is awash in expansive, snow-capped ‘scope cinematography and a whirlwind of spacey vibes.
Dir. Bruce D. Clark, 1971, 35mm, 94 min.

CINESPIA SALON: The Best of TVTV + "Lord of the Universe"

Radical, hilarious Seventies TV docs!
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2/23/2014 - 7:30PM

Co-presented by Cinespia & VHX.

Celebrate the hearty spirit of pioneering ‘70s television collective TVTV with a panel discussion/reunion of TVTV members, a video primer of past wonderful works (featuring collaborators like Bill Murray, Lily Tomlin & Chris Guest), and a screening of Lord of the Universe: their 1973 cultsploitation exposé on sixteen-year-old Guru Maharaj Ji and the national gathering of his followers at the Houston Astrodome. Schedule permitting, TVTV members Michael Shamberg, Allen Rucker & Hudson Marquez, Frank Cavestani and Wendy Apple in person! Before “The Daily Show” sent their “reporters” out into the world for satirical news coverage — before This is Spinal Tap utilized deadpan cinema verité’s to devastating comic effect — and before American Movie and Heavy Metal Parking Lot popularized the comic doc form — there was TVTV. Radical, hilarious and influential, “Top Value Television” was a cathode-ray collective who, through the use of portable, low-tech video gear, gained unprecedented access and crashed everything from presidential conventions, to the Oscars and the Super Bowl. Their philosophy was to use their entertaining, eye-opening work as a means to break free from the stranglehold mainstream broadcasting had on American culture — and, as tonight’s survey proves, they accomplished that goal with every single production they ever created.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “The Best of TVTV”!

Watch excerpts from “TVTV Goes To The Super Bowl”, featuring a very young Bill Murray!
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CINESPIA SALON: Jib Kidder, live!

Undiscovered genius!
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1/25/2014 - 10PM

Listen to excerpts from Jib Kidder’s IV on his Bandcamp page!

“Undiscovered genius.” We thought the term had completely vanished, in an age where something can become a worldwide phenomenon mere hours after it’s made/posted. But Cinespia and Cinefamily have found a new brilliant, homegrown artist — one about whom our excitement is reaching a fever pitch. First we heard his awesome new album IV: beautiful, melodic and soaring, but also rocking and driving. Then we found out Jib’s also a video artist, and that he’d made videos for all eleven of the songs on IV: found-footage collages of everything from vintage commercials to home video — hilarious, strange, poignant and incredibly entertaining. THEN we found out J.K.’s been making music and video art for years, with 13 albums out, and dozens of these genius videos. Luckily, Jib likes us too, and is heading out to Cinefamily for a rare live performance just for us. He’s curating a night of his videos, with live music and a live “subversion” that will allow us to “see through the cracks” in YouTube (we can’t wait to see what that means!) If you’ve enjoyed past Salon music nights (from Julia Holter to Sublime Frequencies), you’ll DEFINITELY not want to miss this. Don’t sleep! DJ Carlos Nino will be here to spin rare & beautiful wax, plus the back patio will be open with snacks and drinks!

Watch Jib Kidder’s video for “Living In U”!
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CINESPIA SALON: The Films of Bruce Conner (final encore!)

Wild, beautiful, humorous, compelling!
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12/8/2013 - 10PM

CO-PRESENTED BY CINESPIA

Renowned American artist Bruce Conner (November 18, 1933 – July 7, 2008) was seismically influential in a large number of disciplines, was actively involved in the California counterculture, and is known the world over for his work in assemblage, film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, and photography. Connor’s film work also established him as a pioneer of the found-footage movement, something near and dear to our hearts here at Cinefamily. Wild, beautiful, humorous, sometimes contemplative and always compelling, Conner’s films are what the Hammer Museum calls “an inspired mix of heartfelt meditation and political satire” — and the artist is thought by many to be the father of the modern music video. Join us as we celebrate Bruce’s life with a collection of his short films from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, including collaborations with Terry Riley, Brian Eno, David Byrne, Devo, Toni Basil and Jay DeFeo. Rarely screened, these films are guaranteed to move and inspire.

The evening’s film lineup includes:
COSMIC RAY (1961)
A MOVIE (1958)
BREAKWAY (1966)
MEA CULPA (1981)
MONGOLOID (1978)
EASTER MORNING (2008)
LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (1967)
PAS DE TROIS
and more!

CINESPIA SALON: The Films of Bruce Conner (encore show!)

Wild, beautiful, humorous, compelling!
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12/3/2013 - 7:30PM

CO-PRESENTED BY CINESPIA AND LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM

Renowned American artist Bruce Conner (November 18, 1933 – July 7, 2008) was seismically influential in a large number of disciplines, was actively involved in the California counterculture, and is known the world over for his work in assemblage, film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, and photography. Connor’s film work also established him as a pioneer of the found-footage movement, something near and dear to our hearts here at Cinefamily. Wild, beautiful, humorous, sometimes contemplative and always compelling, Conner’s films are what the Hammer Museum calls “an inspired mix of heartfelt meditation and political satire” — and the artist is thought by many to be the father of the modern music video. Join us as we celebrate Bruce’s life with a collection of his short films from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, including collaborations with Terry Riley, Brian Eno, David Byrne, Devo, Toni Basil and Jay DeFeo. Rarely screened, these films are guaranteed to move and inspire.

The evening’s film lineup includes:
COSMIC RAY (1961)
A MOVIE (1958)
BREAKWAY (1966)
MEA CULPA (1981)
MONGOLOID (1978)
EASTER MORNING (2008)
LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS (1967)
PAS DE TROIS
and more!

CINESPIA SALON: Laraaji's Laughter Meditation Workshop

Only 20 seats, sign up today!
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11/17/2013 - 2:30PM

Part performance, part call-and-response, Laraaji’s intimate, seriously playful Laughter Meditation Workshop is a master class for the spirit. Over the last few decades, Laraaji has toured the globe with this workshop, in a warm, giving mode that is spontaneous, therapeutic, educational, and joyful. Enrollment to this event is limited to just 20 seats, so don’t delay, and sign up today!

CINESPIA SALON: A Night With Laraaji (seriously rare L.A. performance!)

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11/16/2013 - 7PM

CO-PRESENTED BY CINESPIA & DUBLAB.

Discovered in true storybook fashion by Brian Eno in the late-’70s — found with his eyes closed and absorbed in the vibrations of his electric zither in Washington Square Park — Laraaji is forever true to his own musical vision of timeless peace. Neither outsider nor insider, Laraaji is an everysider and friend to everyone. His work is celebrated in two new genre-defining compilations out this month — I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age In America, 1950-1990 and Laraaji: Celestial Music 1978-2011. Joined by collaborator Arji Oceananda, Laraaji will share his luminous, pulsating sounds and infectious spirit, followed by a program of ultra-rare new age video art selected by I Am The Center producer Douglas Mcgowan. Be not afraid! Join us for an unforgettable night of musical and visual enchantment — plus, DJ Carlos Niño spins records at intermission, and we’ll have hot tea/snacks on the backyard Spanish patio. SPECIAL THANKS TO LIGHT IN THE ATTIC RECORDS, ETHEREAL SEQUENCE RECORDS, WARP RECORDS, ALL SAINTS RECORDS & AMOEBA MUSIC.

Watch the trailer for “A Night With Laraaji”!
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CINESPIA SALON: The Films of Bruce Conner

Wild, beautiful, humorous, compelling!
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10/1/2013 - 8PM

CO-PRESENTED BY CINESPIA AND LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM

Our backyard Spanish patio will be open with complimentary snacks and hot drinks for intermission, and DJ Carlos Nino will be here spinning records! Renowned American artist Bruce Conner (November 18, 1933 – July 7, 2008) was seismically influential in a large number of disciplines, was actively involved in the California counterculture, and is known the world over for his work in assemblage, film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, and photography. Connor’s film work also established him as a pioneer of the found-footage movement, something near and dear to our hearts here at Cinefamily. Wild, beautiful, humorous, sometimes contemplative and always compelling, Conner’s films are what the Hammer Museum calls “an inspired mix of heartfelt meditation and political satire” — and the artist is thought by many to be the father of the modern music video. Join us as we celebrate Bruce’s life with a collection of his short films from the ‘60s to the ‘80s, including collaborations with Terry Riley, Brian Eno, David Byrne, Devo, Toni Basil and Jay DeFeo. Rarely screened, these films are guaranteed to move and inspire.

Plus, Cinefamily and MOCAtv invite you to the premiere of the documentary series “BRUCE CONNER: The Godfather of Music Videos”, happening Wednesday, Sept. 25th at MOCA Grand Avenue! More info here, and RSVP here.

CINESPIA SALON: A Sublime Frequencies Celebration (feat. live set by "Alvarius B": Alan Bishop from Sun City Girls!)

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8/6/2013 - 7:30PM

PRESENTED BY CINESPIA & AMOEBA MUSIC. Special thanks to KIND Bars.

A night celebrating one of the most unique record labels ever: SUBLIME FREQUENCIES, a collective of explorers recording obscure sights and sounds from traditional urban and rural frontiers all over the world including field recordings, international folk and pop music, sound anomalies, and other forms of human and natural expression. Join us for an evening featuring two new films directed by label co-founder Hisham Mayet (appearing in person) plus a live performance by “Alvarius B”, the alter ego of label co-founder Alan Bishop of Sun City Girls! Join us for this night of celebratory music, followed by a party on the Spanish patio with hot tea, African snacks and Sublime Frequencies DJs spinning rare and beautiful tunes from around the world!

THE MUSIC:
Alan Bishop (aka Alvarius B) is a founding member of Seattle’s avant-garde and genre-defying Sun City Girls, whose career spans 27 years and over fifty releases. From their telepathic free jazz/post rock psychedelic trio roots, to gorgeous outer-national Arabic and Asian inspired folk music, Sun City Girls performances were wildly unpredictable, sometimes verging on performance art, with elaborate costumes, kabuki-inspired makeup, and the creation of a festive, ritualistic atmosphere with audience participation. As Alvarius B, Bishop has penned hundreds of his own original folk songs in a primitive “out” style informed by an obsessive love of psychedelic rock, free jazz, exotic music from beyond borders, Italian film soundtracks, and an extraordinary sense of humor. Join us for this special one-night-only live performance.

THE FILMS:
The Divine River: Ceremonial Pageantry In The Sahel (Dir. Hisham Mayet, 2012)
Highlights include intimate views of ecstatic dance in the painted houses of the island-dwelling Wogo; the seductive courtship rites and trance vocals of young Wodaabe men; a mesmeric Tuareg and Zarma duet for guitar and molo; Hausa griots enchanting with comsaa strings; Zarma spirit possession ceremonies; and heart-stopping footage of the Dogon mask ritual atop the Bandiagara Escarpment in the village of Endele.

Vodoun Gods on the Slave Coast (Dir. Hisham Mayet, 2012, PREMIERE SCREENING!)
This film, shot during the country’s rich Vodoun celebrations, is an impressionistic lens on the myriad ceremonies that this rich and diverse culture has to offer. Showcasing intimate observations of a variety of Voodoo ceremonies: The cult of Sakpata (god of Pestilence and healing), Egoun dramas shrouded in magisterial costumes and the Zangbeto night watchmen, among other highlights. This will be the premiere screening of this visual feast.

Watch the trailer for “The Divine River”!
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CINESPIA SALON: Iasos (first-ever L.A. multimedia performance!)

A multiverse of crystal giggling energy!
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7/26/2013 - 8PM

CO-PRESENTED BY CINESPIA, THE NUMERO GROUP AND SPACEWAYS RADIO

There are in this world armies of synth knob-twiddlers, electronic tone peddlers and New Age noodlers — but for decades, existing on an entirely different plane has been the Greek composer Iasos, who, with a mere waving of his hand, blows away all imitators with a multiverse of crystal giggling energy. Armed with an experimental pioneer spirit, banks of analog synths and psychic transmissions from a benevolent music-making muse named Vista, Iasos has since the mid-’60s constantly journeyed on a lifelong mission to realize the “Paradise Music” in his head — and in translating his galactic tones for the ears of Earth humans, Iasos has helped midwife new genres into existence, utterly transforming the compositional possibilities for every contemporary musician he touches. Ever since his landmark 1975 album “Inter-Dimensional Music Through Iasos”, this awe-inspiring astronaut has traversed through the electronic stargate — and we are honored to have him live at the Cinefamily for his very first L.A. multimedia performance ever, complete with accompanying blissed-out visuals. This is THE musical event of the season for fans of cosmiche musik, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Eno and other ambient gods.

Watch the trailer for the Numero Group’s release of Iasos’s “Celestial Soul Portrait”!
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Watch the vintage 1979 documentary short on Iasos!
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CINESPIA SALON: An Evening With Suzanne Ciani, Synth Pioneer (feat. live set by Neotantrik!)

A living treasure of synth history!
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5/19/2013 - 8PM

CO-PRESENTED BY B-MUSIC/FINDERS KEEPERS, MOUNT ANALOG & CINESPIA

With one of the widest and coolest portfolios for an electronic musician ever, synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani is a living treasure. Having done everything from music/sounds to old-school video games, electrified commercial jingles, vintage dance records, futuristic film scores and her own brand of floating-soundscape solo albums — Ciani is proof that, in both a synth underground and a commercial world monopolized by male domination, a woman’s touch is an essential secret ingredient to successful sonic seduction. Tonight, we celebrate this leading light in modern American electronica with an incredible, jam-packed night of live music and other treats, including:
- Q&A with synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani (moderated by Finders Keepers founder Andy Votel)
- Buchla Modular Synth demo by Suzanne Ciani
- live improv/performance by Ciani as “STEVE”, her synth-y male alter-ego (first time performed live in 30 years!)
- a presentation of Suzanne’s work scoring TV commercials
- a live set by Neotantrik (masters of New Age/musique concrete/Teutonic tones!)
- a screening of The Delian Mode, the new documentary short on Delia Derbyshire, fellow female synth pioneer
- DJ sets by B-Music/Finders Keepers’s Doug Shipton and Mahssa!

Watch a vintage TV commercial scored by Suzanne Ciani!
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Watch an appearance by Suzanne Ciani on David Letterman’s short-lived daytime TV show!
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Watch the music video “Cube” by Neotantrik!
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CINESPIA SALON: Trances (rare 35mm print, plus live set by Noureddine El-Warari!)

A concert film like no other!
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4/25/2013 - 7:30PM

Fiercely championed by Martin Scorsese since he first saw it in 1981, Trances is, in his words, “a concert film like no other.” Meet the long-standing kings of Moroccan jams: Nass el Ghiwane, who for decades have driven audiences into highly spiritual and deeply groove-laden frenzies with their unique style of crowd-rocking ritual, prompting Scorsese to dub them “the Rolling Stones of Africa.” Under the spell of the band’s gnawa music (the sounds of the mystical Sufi healers, who use deeply hypnotic drones to cure psychological ills or remedy scorpion stings), Nass el Ghiwane’s audiences are often put into trances by the tunes, and the film’s gorgeous tracking shots of people dancing in ecstasy are unlike anything else in cinema. Filmed at a time when pop music was barely tolerated in Northern Africa, Trances takes you on a heady trip through the streets of a dreamy seaside port, where Nass el Ghiwane play with friends, perform for immense concert crowds, visit master musicians, and discuss their beautiful metaphysical views and lifestyle. We’re beaming with pride as we present a very rare 35mm print of this incredible movie! Friend-of-the-band Noureddine El-Warari will be here for a Q&A after the film, plus a live solo North African Banjo set!
Dir. Ahmed El Maanouni, 1981, 35mm, 90 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Trances”!

CINESPIA SALON: Chris Marker Shorts (feat. La Jetee)

An adventurous, sublime and fascinating director!
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3/22/2013 - 8PM
Co-sponsored by KIND Bars

First coming to fame during the explosive French New Wave movement of the Sixties, the prolific writer/photojournalist/documentarian/filmmaker/multimedia artist Chris Marker was active for decades, before he left us too soon at the age of 91. This politically bold globetrotter made highly personal experimental films, took reams of photographs and published books right up until his passing in 2012 — and in tribute to this adventurous, sublime and fascinating director, we present a shining selection of his short films.

La Jetée (1962, 28 min.) was Marker’s breakthrough film, an instant sci-fi masterpiece that propelled him to international fame. Later adapted by Terry Gilliam into 12 Monkeys, it’s story of a time travel experiment after WWIII. Told almost entirely with still images, La Jetée is simultaneously a love poem, a sci-fi fable and a philosophical treatise. There’s no film quite like it, as it matches formal brilliance with resonant, beautiful and heartbreaking emotion. Don’t miss this rare theatrical screening!

ALSO SHOWING:
The Sixth Side of the Pentagon (1967, 26 min.)
In 1967, 100,000 protesters gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam. The Yippies attempt to levitate the Pentagon building and exorcise the evil within by means of meditation and chanting, one of the most daring and strange moments of the counterculture movement. Marker was there with multiple camera crews to document.

Junkopia (1981, 6 min.)
A whimsical short film about a beautiful and rugged sculpture garden made of junk in the marshes of the San Francisco Bay.

Cat Short Films
Two of the many cat films Marker made throughout his life. He loved cats.

Watch the trailer for “Cinespia Salon: Chris Marker Shorts”!

CINESPIA SALON: Sublime Frequencies presents The Films of Olivia Wyatt

The new vanguard in ethnography!
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1/31/2013 - 7:30PM
Presented by Cinespia

The new vanguard in ethnography, the Sublime Frequencies collective travels the world collecting field recordings (non-studio recordings of natives playing in situ) with a focus on the music of far-flung cultures, with a keen knack for finding incredible musicians. These rare documents of fragile traditions are lush, bizarre and truly beautiful. With no narration these images are set to the soundscapes of the region: a total sensory immersion into an intoxicating tapestry of sight and sound. Sometimes hypnotic, and other times shredding, the music is incredible and these films are guaranteed to be unique to your world. Cinefamily welcomes filmmaker Olivia Wyatt, who will screen shorts from her travels in Ethiopia, and her latest feature The Pierced Heart and the Machete, a document of the voodoo pilgrimages in Haiti. These week-long journeys on foot show people alternately bathing in the beautiful streams of a sacred waterfall, becoming possessed, and, after the sun goes down, playing traditional voodoo music and dancing in wild frenzies. Join us for a Q&A with Olivia, as she shares with us tales of traveling to the most remote, dangerous and beautiful places on the globe!

Watch the trailer for “Sublime Frequencies presents The Films of Olivia Wyatt”!

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