Fight the Power

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Cinefamily presents film about repression, deception and rebellion. More titles TBA!

The Event (w/ director Sergei Loznitsa in person!) Wednesday, March 1st at 7:30pm

The Great Dictator Friday, March 3rd at 7:30pm

A Face in the Crowd Friday, March 10th at 7:30pm

Friday Night Frights presents: They Live Friday, March 10th at MIDNITE, Saturday, March 11th at 9:00pm, and Sunday, March 12th at 8:00pm

A Grin Without a Cat Saturday, March 11th at 5:00pm

Into the Zone: A Weekend with Adam Curtis presents: HyperNormalisation Saturday, March 18th at 6:30pm

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm

La Collectionneuse presents: The King and the Mockingbird Saturday, March 25th at 4:00pm

All The President’s Men Saturday, March 25th at 6:30pm

WR: Mysteries of the Organism Sunday, March 26th at 7:30pm

Pink Floyd: The Wall Saturday, April 1st at MIDNITE

1984 (Free w/ RSVP) Tuesday, April 4th at 7:30pm

Tickling Giants (w/ Sara Taksler and Bassem Youssef in person!) Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30pm

The Greg Proops Film Club presents: Do the Right Thing Wednesday, April 12th at 7:30pm

Born in Flames (w/ Lizzie Borden in person) Friday, May 12th at 7:30pm


4/4 - 7:30PM
Free w/ RSVP

In an age of alternative facts and challenges to civil liberties, together we must now do the daunting work of remembering a world that gave way to the infamous Big Brother, and what fate belied those who questioned Him. Please join The Cinefamily – and almost 90 other independent theaters across North America – on April 4th, 2017, as we screen this necessary and unflinching work in solidarity with those like Winston Smith (the late John Hurt), who love – and in loving, resist.

An eminent work like “1984,” oft-memed darling of English classes everywhere, is brought to a bleak apotheosis in Michael Radford’s (yes,1984) film adaptation. With its rote violence, its paralyzing portrayals of Orwell’s two-way telescreens – from which both public praise and hangings are administered ad insanium – and a palate that invokes only mud, we become privy and then prisoner to the normalization of a humanity traumatized by power. As Richard Burton – in his final performance, as INGSOC Party brainwasher O’Brien – taunts, “‘If you want a vision of the future … imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever.’”

Dir. Michael Radford, 1984, digital presentation, 113 min.

Tickets: Free w/ RSVP (first-come, first-serve). Donation to the ACLU suggested.

NOTE: To help us track attendance, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission. Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.

Also, as Cinefamily is a non-profit, all of our donating 1-year Black Card members get priority entry to our free shows. Donating for a Cinefamily membership is the perfect way to both support the theater, and to gain access to the early-entry line.

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Tickling Giants (Off-site at the Vista, w/ Sara Taksler, Bassem Youssef, and Larry Wilmore in person!)

4/5 - 7:30PM
$14/free for members

This show will take place at the Vista, located at 4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

“If your regime is not strong enough to handle a joke, then you don’t have a regime.”

Followed by a Q&A moderated by Larry Wilmore (The Daily Show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Black-ish)!

The Daily Show producer Sara Taksler’s exuberant, prescient doc follows the rise and fall of Bassem Youssef – “Egypt’s Jon Stewart.” Leaving a successful career as a cardiac surgeon, Youssef brought satire to Egypt in the throes of the Arab Spring, with his show (Al-Bernameg aka “The Show”) which regularly drew 30 million views – to put that in perspective, we’re talking about 40% of the population of Egypt. The charismatic Youssef waged a fight for free speech that is – unfortunately – still extremely fraught.

Dir. Sara Taksler, 2016, DCP, 111 min.

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Born in Flames (w/ Lizzie Borden in person!)

5/12 - 7:30PM
$14/free for members

Presented by Women of Cinefamily

Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restoration funding by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation.

On the tail end of one revolution and the eve of the next, two feminist pirate radio stations (“Radio Ragazza” and “Phoenix Radio”) broadcast commentary on the failing socialist state from a future utopian/dystopian New York, where the dream of the left’s takeover has come and gone. Lizzie Borden’s stellar and ferociously beloved documentary-style sci-fi social drama, restored by Anthology Film Archives, envisions an imagined future that upon contemporary viewing looks almost—but not quite—like the past, eerily affecting even beyond its time-capsule appeal. Circling around issues of race, gender, and class that apparently never get old, Born In Flames is revolutionary beyond its political narrative. Shot on a shoestring over a period of five years, using non-actors and little in the way of an advance script, it feels like a feat, carried to completion by the sheer force of ideas and passion.

Dir. Lizzie Borden, 1983, 35mm, 80 min.

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