Special Events - February 2016

Doug Benson Watches the Oscars + Pot Luck!

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2/28/2016 - 3PM

Before the show, we’ll be taping a new episode of the “Dining With Doug And Karen” podcast — hosted by Doug Benson and Karen Anderson. This event is indeed a potluck; things like bags of chips and drinks are not encouraged — please bring a dish, and impress Doug & Karen with your culinary chops as they sample everyone’s creations live on the podcast.

Doug will also be live-Tweeting throughout the show; follow him on Twitter!

DOORS OPEN/POTLUCK/PODCAST: 03:00pm

“DA SHOW”: 05:00PM – 09:00pm (approximate)

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.

SUPER TIGHT Leap Day Weekend Spectacular

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2/27/2016 - 9PM

Imagine a magical party playground where all the strange, funny, and beautiful elements of art, comedy, magic, and music come to mingle…

SUPER TIGHT—a show that gathers the perfect amount of each of these elements into a frosty martini shaker, adds some magic mushrooms, and shakes until sun up—is back at the Cinefamily for a weird and wonderful Leap Day Weekend celebration. Presented by Casey Rup, Kevin Riggin, and Simon Ore—and hosted by Alana Johnston—this show is the perfect place to purge all of your leap day debauchery. Because, as we all know, if it happens on leap day, it doesn’t count!

This month’s show will feature comedy icon Neil Hamburger, a very special multimedia performance from Katia Kvinge, a video presentation from Power Violence, a magic stage-show by wunderkind magician Rob Zabrecky, characteristically eccentric music sets by Jerry Paper and Yung Jake, watercolor portraits by Lola Rose Thompson, and DJ sets by Nina Tarr and Hevin Spacy.

On the back patio enjoy specialty cocktails, and delicious food by Cinefamily Chef Gary Campbell, aka Stiff Peaks.

ROLLING ADMISSION. 21+

Krisha (Sneak Peek w/ Dir. Trey Edward Shults, Krisha & Robyn Fairchild in person!)

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2/26/2016 - 8PM

Opens at the Nuart on 3/18!

Trey Edward Schults’ debut feature took SXSW by storm last year, winning the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, as well as a spot on the Cinefamily favorites list. The intense and tight narrative unfolds over a Thanksgiving gathering, rife with familial tension that feels so real, because it is, well, real; Schults cast his own family members in this deeply personal film. With hints of Cassavetes—and A Woman Under the Influence levels of commitment to dramatic performances—Krisha is a masterful debut.

Dir. Trey Edward Shults, 2015, DCP, 83 min.

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.

Watch the trailer!

WorkJuice Presents: The Worst Idea of All Time Live

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2/23/2016 - 9PM

New Zealand’s stupidest and greatest comedians Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt watched the same terrible movie every week for a year, and podcasted the results. At week 50, in the depths of the insanity they brought upon themselves, Guy and Tim attempted to write the script to that movie from memory. Come see what they wrote in a one-time only live reading of the script nobody asked for from the movie nobody watched (Grown Ups 2)!

STARRING: Tim Batt, Guy Montgomery, the WorkJuice Players from The Thrilling Adventure Hour, and very special guests

Show & Tell with Eddie Pepitone

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2/17/2016 - 7:30PM

Cinefamily Show & Tell invites artists, filmmakers, musicians, and other cultural heroes to divulge their deepest, darkest media obsessions by opening their closets, digging through their attics and plundering their garages to curate an evening of… whatever they want to share! For this edition, we’ve invited Eddie Pepitone, staple of the Los Angeles comedy scene—known for regular appearances on the WTF Marc Maron podcast, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Conan (often appearing as the “New York City Heckler”) and much more—to take us on a tour of his career and the audio, video, and other ephemera that has inspired him.

Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It (Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai)

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2/16/2016 - 7:30PM

Co-presented by Radio Afrique

Followed by a Q&A with director Chris Kirkley and an after party with DJ sets by Radio Afrique and Chris Kirkley

Whoever said rock ‘n roll was dead will find a foe in modern day-Lomax Christopher Kirkley’s (fictional, but not untrue) Purple Rain-colored portrayal of Mdou Moctar, Nigerien vassal of left-handed psych blues. Famous in North Africa for his scintillating, rebellious guitar style—recordings of which traveled in stealth on teenagers’ cellphones—Moctar profiles a rock-mystic version of himself in Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red in It, the first ever Tuareg-language film (it has no word for “purple”).

Shot in eight days and using only local musicians, actors and youth who often rewrote or improvised the script to better represent their lives, the narrative bypasses the novelty factor of being a Tuareg Purple Rain and instead tributes Prince’s cult film while matching it with the Saharan answer: a mysterious tagelmust head garment in place of The Kid’s expressive scarves; a pious, guitar-despising Muslim father in place of Purple Rain‘s abusive patriarch; yet still, the crucial motorcycle, the race to get the girl, the ego-driven rock rivalries, and the miraculous return of the hero.

An absorbing, beautifully shot homage to music itself that sends a toast each to Italian neo-realism and The Harder They Come, Rain the Color of Blue is the rock ‘n roll event to be hip on in 2016.

Dir. Christopher Kirkley, 2015, DCP, 75 min.

Watch the trailer!

We Are Twisted F*****g Sister! (Introduced by Dee Snider!)

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2/15/2016 - 10:45PM

Opens at Laemmle Theatres 2/19!

A glitter band legend who turned the 1970s New York bar scene on its head (then got it drunk til it puked), Twisted Sister was a glam performance act who rattled gender norms and teenage hearts alike – and it has much of that to thank for the addition of frontman Dee Snider, here in person presenting We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!

The man/myth/miracle in eight-inch-platforms, Dee Snider – and his lyrics, and his lipstick – has a legacy that spans from Long Island beer joints to the Sunset Strip’s hairsprayed heyday: a bonafide rock ‘n roll icon. To have him here at The Cinefamily, in a city whose name evokes images of spandex and acid wash to anyone who still believes DISCO REALLY SUCKS, is a true gift from the rock gods.

Not your mama’s rock doc, Twisted Sister! doesn’t simply play catch-up with the members of a scene-shaping glittery staple. Rather, it portrays the earth-rattling scope of changing music in the 70s and 80s – a crucial period in rock history – as one of its most recognizable bands grapples with disco and a heightened drinking age. So if you call yourself a music fan, you’ll come beat your Valentine’s hangover with a little (teased) hair of the dog and reminisce with Dee for a while at the two-shows-ONLY run of We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!

Dir. Andrew Horn, 2014, DCP, 135 min.

We Are Twisted F*****g Sister! + Q&A w/ Dee Snider!

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2/15/2016 - 7:30PM

Opens at Laemmle Theatres 2/19!

A glitter band legend who turned the 1970s New York bar scene on its head (then got it drunk til it puked), Twisted Sister was a glam performance act who rattled gender norms and teenage hearts alike – and it has much of that to thank for the addition of frontman Dee Snider, here in person presenting We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!

The man/myth/miracle in eight-inch-platforms, Dee Snider – and his lyrics, and his lipstick – has a legacy that spans from Long Island beer joints to the Sunset Strip’s hairsprayed heyday: a bonafide rock ‘n roll icon. To have him here at The Cinefamily, in a city whose name evokes images of spandex and acid wash to anyone who still believes DISCO REALLY SUCKS, is a true gift from the rock gods – so get your burning questions ready for a Q&A!

Not your mama’s rock doc, Twisted Sister! doesn’t simply play catch-up with the members of a scene-shaping glittery staple. Rather, it portrays the earth-rattling scope of changing music in the 70s and 80s – a crucial period in rock history – as one of its most recognizable bands grapples with disco and a heightened drinking age. So if you call yourself a music fan, you’ll come beat your Valentine’s hangover with a little (teased) hair of the dog and reminisce with Dee for a while at the two-shows-ONLY run of We Are Twisted Fucking Sister!

Dir. Andrew Horn, 2014, DCP, 135 min.

Love Exposure

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2/14/2016 - 7:30PM

“It’s too bad words like ‘masterpiece’ and ‘epic’ have been so overused by excitable film critics, because Sion Sono’s Love Exposure is an actual epic masterpiece that is going to dominate the filmscape for decades.” – New York Asian Film Festival

“Japan’s eroto-theosophical answer to the allegorical journeys of Alejandro Jodorowsky” — Film Four

Ask yourself this question: when was the last time a movie really mattered to you, and shattered your world? Every so often, a film comes screaming out of the ether that magically reveals a larger truth about this thing we stumble through called life, and the latest cinematic salve is the unforgettable, uncategorizable, unmissable Love Exposure, the behemoth from Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Strange Circus) that gleefully tackles life’s biggest issues: love, death, sex, revenge, religion and up-skirt panty photography. Winner of festival awards across the globe, and breaker of art house attendance records in Japan, Love Exposure has only been seen in the U.S. at a handful of sell-out screenings, with its initially daunting 237 minutes leaving audiences desperate for another installment. Purportedly based on the life of one Sono’s friends, the film tells the epic story of Yu, a teenager who loses his Catholic faith when his mother dies and his bible-thumping priest father demands that the innocent boy confess to sins that he hasn’t committed. As he manufactures sins to keep his father pleased, Yu trains in the ‘art’ of panchira (clandestine panty snapshots!), and all bets are off when he crosses paths with Yoko, the woman of his dreams (his “Virgin Mary”), at a streetfight. As he pursues his heart, Yu finds himself tripped up by apocalyptic religious cults, Catholic guilt and the call of pornography — and must use his love to fight his way out of darkness. The Cinefamily is proud to present one of the top Japanese films of the the last decade!

Dir. Sion Sono, 2008, Digital Presentation, 237 min.

Watch the trailer!

City Lights + The Book of Love!

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2/14/2016 - 3:30PM

Join us for a special silent-romantic-comedic double header this Valentine’s day, featuring Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights and Lindsay Benner’s Book of Love performance!

As the sound era dawned, everyone wanted to hear the Tramp speak—everyone, that is, except Chaplin himself. Feeling that words in the Tramp’s mouth would evaporate the universality of the character, Chaplin pushed ahead with City Lights, easily his most focused, shining effort, and a rare silent film produced after the Twenties had closed. The Tramp befriends a blind girl who believes he’s a millionaire, and tries his hand at a variety of odd jobs to pay for her eye operation — meanwhile, a real-life fantastically kooky alcoholic millionaire becomes the Tramp’s new best friend, except for that thing where he tries to get the Tramp arrested every time they sober up. Seriously funny and deeply affecting, especially in a devastating final scene that will leave no audience member unmoved, City Lights is a marvel for being such a tightly-wound, densely-plotted work (even though it was born out of Chaplin’s obsessive on-the-fly scripting while the film was in production), and it feels light as air to boot.

Dir. Charles Chaplin, 1931, 35mm, 87 min.

As much echoing Giuletta Masina’s heartbreakingly doe-eyed Gelsomina in Fellini’s LA STRADA, as the cartoonish ferocity of a modern-day Lucille Ball, awarding-winning juggler and clown Lindsay Benner presents her most acclaimed creation, BOOK OF LOVE. A late-entry into the canon of classic silent vaudeville, this edgy comedic love story played to a series of sold-out audiences at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and an abridged version rang in the New Year with a midnight show at the Magic Castle. This is a rare opportunity to see the full show in Los Angeles.

Alien Encounters from New Tomorrowland (with UFO researcher Jim Ledwith & director Andrew Thomas in person!)

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2/13/2016 - 9PM

Introduced by researcher and Sonoma Film Festival programmer “UFO Jim” Ledwith, who will also conduct a Q&A with director Andrew Thomas!

In 1995, Disney Television aired a most intriguing television special, in tandem with the launch of a new ride (“ExtraTERRORestrial”) at Disney World, Florida. A lost UFO documentary, hosted by Robert Urich and with an appearance from Disney CEO Michael Eisner, this rarely-seen documentary is notable for its serious treatment of the subject of ufos and alien abductions. Broadcast only once in five cities, without any advance publicity, the film promptly disappeared. Why? Come find out and hear from the director of this fascinatingly anomalous film, Andrew Thomas.

The screening is part of a program that accompanies the multimedia installation “The Eyes Are Always There” at Machine Project gallery in Echo Park. Opening February 5, the show features the work of artists Joe Merrell and Johnny Woods.

Dir. Andrew Thomas, 1995, Digital Presentation, 60 min.

Watch the original trailer!

Love Sounds

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2/13/2016 - 3PM

Co-presented by Veggie Cloud & Penny-Ante Editions

We will be passing out complimentary Valentine’s Day treats at this show: champagne & chocolate-covered strawberries!

What better time than Valentine’s Day Eve for a tour through the annals of love, at the LA theatrical premiere of Love Sounds! Filmmaker Masha Tupitsyn pieces together les mots d’amour from the films that constitute our understanding of narrative romance, in an affective history of love built by the voices of our truest love here at Cinefamily, film. This “sound poem” cycles through the arc of narrative romance (desire, fights, love, break-ups), with carefully curated selections of audio clips from the most amour-driven of films, much like an aurally-driven version Christian Marclay’s The Clock.

“While much emphasis has been placed on the visual iconography of love, with the exception of music very little attention has been given to love as an aural phenomenon since the tradition and practice of amour courtois. Love Sounds, a 24 hour sound poem and audio-history, dematerializes cinema’s visual legacy and reconstitutes it as an all-tonal history of critical listening.” —Masha Tupitsyn

Cinefamily presents the 4 hour cut of the film.

Dir Masha Tupitsyn, 2015, 245 mins.

Lightstorm LP Release Party featuring Boardinghouse

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2/10/2016 - 7:30PM

Co-presented by Drag City, Cinespia, and Yoga Records

“This horror movie was one of the first shot-on-video features, and even had a brief theatrical run. A more memorably (and enjoyably) awful film would be hard to find. “Hank Adly” (John Wintergate) is the unfortunate soul to own the cursed Hoffman house. He places an ad in the paper for “girls, girls, girls” to share the bachelor pad. The place is soon full of women and bizarre, laughable gory deaths occur (preceded by a stupid warning signal known as Horrorvision) There’s also a ‘nam vet gardener, some unbelievable hallucinations, an irritating computer read out telling us what’s going on ….and more. Did I mention that Adly (who has blow dried hair and leopard underpants) is also telekinetic… You have been warned.” — Spinegrinder Video Guide

This inexplicable cult hit also features Boardinghouse filmmakers John and Kalassu’s surprisingly great Sai Baba-inspired / sex rock band Lightstorm (performing as 33 1/3) and this screening celebrates the new release of Lightstorm’s greatest hits collection Creation, out on vinyl this month from Yoga Records & Drag City. This screening also features deranged music videos from Lightstorm the premiere screening of the band’s newest video summarizing their career. Yoga Records founder Douglas Mcgowan appears in person with John and Kalassu’s daughter Shanti Wintergate to take us on a tour through one of the weirder glam psych bands the world has ever known! Party on the patio after the show with drinks and Lightstorm LPs for sale for the first time.

Dir John Wintergate, 1982, 35mm, 98 min.

Outsider Cinema Night + Q&A w/ Laz Rojas!

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2/8/2016 - 7:30PM

OUTSIDER LEGEND LAZ ROJAS LIVE IN PERSON!

with DJ Adam Papagan playing outsider music!

Beyond mainstream, indie, and the underground, there lies “outsider cinema”, the backyard domain of some of the world’s most creative, crafty, and truly cracked filmmakers ever to have cranked a camera (or to have hit the “record” button on a camcorder). The handiwork of hobbyists for whom making movies is a release from the drudgery of a day job — or the escape valve for unquenched obsessions — these hidden-in-plain-sight masterminds work entirely without, and beyond the limits of conventional actors, storylines or even formal training. Whether it’s the expansive one-man casts of Los Angeles’ Laz Rojas (playing every male and female role), the vintage clockwork contraptions of San Diego’s Sid Laverents, the impassioned too-much-information asides of suburban Illinois’ David “The Rock” Nelson or the dizzying down-home charm of Arkansas’s Phil Chambliss, the results are always a unique and entertaining concoction of tall tales, nightmare visions, exhibitionistic fantasies and undefinable revelations. Join us in an epic presentation guaranteed to change the very idea of what a lone visionary is capable of in the field of art… and in spite of it.

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.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!

Doug Benson Watches the Superbowl! w/ a POTLUCK!

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2/7/2016 - 2PM

Before the show, we’ll be taping a new episode of the “Dining With Doug And Karen” podcast — hosted by Doug Benson and Karen Anderson. This event is indeed a potluck; things like bags of chips and drinks are not encouraged — please bring a dish, and impress Doug & Karen with your culinary chops as they sample everyone’s creations live on the podcast.

Doug will also be live-Tweeting throughout the show; follow him on Twitter!

DOORS OPEN/POTLUCK: 02:00pm

“DA SHOW”: 3:30pm – 7:00pm (approximate)

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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