Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets (off-site at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater)

This show will take place at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, located at 1345 W. 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Please join us April 28th for the second installment, Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets – a night that will examine varying forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in a city so often associated with private lives and drive-thru culture. With an eye towards the history of political demonstrations, group euphoria, and roadside art, this event will look at Los Angeles as both a backdrop and breeding ground for impassioned and irreverent activism, as well as creative spectacles that go far beyond the tourist trade. Featuring archival documentation and newsreels, radical shorts by L.A.-based filmmakers, protest songs sung by folk singer Emily Lacy, and of course, puppets, the night re-envisions the city as a site of collective possibility.

Subject: Los Angeles was co-curated by Veggie Cloud’s Courtney Stephens and Kate Wolf, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s KJ Relth. Special thanks to the Prelinger Archives, Russell M. Saunders Film Collection, and Mark Quigley of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.