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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Film Series, Envisioning Los Angeles: Past, Present, Future – Get Out of the Car and Schindler’s Houses

Friday, July 26, 2013

7:30pm

LACMA

5905 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 857-6000

Get Out of the Car 2010/color/32 min./16mm | Scr/dir: Thom Andersen

Schindler’s Houses 2006/color/99 min./35mm | Scr/dir: Heinz Emigholz
Two recent films offer piercing and lucid visions of contemporary Los Angeles, including the ongoing influence of its lingering past.

Thom Andersen follows his seminal cine-essay epic Los Angeles Plays Itself with the equally incisive Get Out of the Car. In Andersen’s own words, the film is, “a city symphony film in 16mm composed from advertising signs, building facades, fragments of music and conversation, and unmarked sites of vanished cultural landmarks (including El Monte Legion Stadium and the Barrelhouse in Watts).”

The forty extant single-family residences designed by the Austro-American modernist architect Rudolph Schindler built between 1921 and 1952 in and around Los Angeles are the subject of Heinz Emigholz’s meditative Schindler’s Houses. Schindler’s innovative, striking designs are venerated by Emigholz’s attentive framing and given life by his immersive sound design. When Emigholz’s films were first presented to Los Angeles audiences five years back, Scott Foundas in LA Weekly wrote, “Emigholz does more than just film buildings: He immerses you in entire social and architectural environments— a structure as it relates to its surroundings, and those surroundings as they relate to the larger city beyond.”

Bing Theater | Free, tickets required. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or reserve online.

 

 

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