SWIMMING POOL, by the pool!
Jul
21
to Jul 22

SWIMMING POOL, by the pool!

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Free screening of SWIMMING POOL by - and in!- the pool on The Rooftop at The Standard Downtown LA
550 S Flower St
Doors at 8:30pm

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SWIMMING POOL (2003), dir. François Ozon
Starring Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier

The two women, the handsome waiter, the hours of idleness, the swimming pool: it sounds like, and on one level is, a scenario worthy of Eric Rohmer. 
But Mr. Ozon is as perverse as he is resourceful, so he slyly turns his delicate study in generational and cross-cultural sexual rivalry into a suspense thriller. There is a mystery lurking in Julie's past... 

''Swimming Pool'' is rated R. It's summertime. It's the south of France. It's a French movie. Who said anything about clothes?
-- NY Times

It’s easy to be seduced by Ozon’s deadly use of silence. Far scarier than any one specific moment is the uncomfortable line the director allows his characters to walk between the deadpan and the grotesque. And because Rampling and Sagnier are so good, watching their characters is not unlike observing two sparring organisms see-sawing for power while trapped inside a pastoral petri dish.
-- Slant Magazine

Rampling plays Sarah Morton, a British crime writer whose novels seem to exist somewhere between those of P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. Now she is tired and uncertain, and her publisher offers her a holiday in his French villa. She goes gratefully to the house, shops in the nearby village, finds she can write again. 
Then an unexpected visitor turns up: Julie (Ludivine Sagnier), the daughter her publisher didn't think to tell her about. Sarah is annoyed. Her privacy has been violated. Her privacy, and her sense of decorum. Julie is gravid with self-confidence in her emerging sexuality, appears topless at the villa's swimming pool, brings home men to sleep with--men who have nothing in common, except Julie's willingness to accommodate them. Sarah is surprised, intrigued, disapproving, curious. She looks down from high windows, spying on the girl who seems so indifferent to her opinion. Eventually she even steals glimpses of the girl's diary...
-- Roger Ebert

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The Double Life of Veronique
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Double Life of Veronique

The Double Life of Veronique - (1991)
Dir. Krzysztof Kieslowski (Three Colors Trilogy)
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm

+ Special performance by whistler Molly Lewis
+ Marionettes Performances by the Bob Baker Marionette Theater
+ Pre and post-reception with DJ set by Mark Wright from Vidéothèque South Pasadena and Décadanse Soirée

Krzysztof Kieślowski's international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond, which Kieślowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak's shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner's haunting, operatic score, Kieślowski creates one of cinema's most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling.
-- The Criterion Collection

Here is a film about a feeling. Like all feelings, it is one that can hardly be described in words, although it can be evoked in art. It is the feeling that we are not alone, because there is more than one of us. We are connected at a level far, far beneath thought. We have no understanding of this. It is simply a feeling that we have.
-- Roger Ebert

The trope of double-identity becomes a brilliant meditation on choices and alternative lives, on the presence of death which forces these choices on us, and on the terrible demands which art can make - if we choose to let it. Véronique's identity, her very existence, become vivid and deeply felt because the fable or mirage of its duality has allowed it to be questioned and examined.
-- The Guardian


Presented by La Collectionneuse & The Bob Baker Marionette Theater

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JULIET OF THE SPIRITS, Federico Fellini (1965)
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

JULIET OF THE SPIRITS, Federico Fellini (1965)

Dir. Federico Fellini, 1965, Digital presentation, Soundtrack by Nino Rota

***Free Screening***

Come early for brunch and drinks, starting at 11am on + dress up encouraged!

"How enjoyable it will be to watch this movie with a glass of bubbly and a nice brunch from Zebulon on a beautiful Sunday afternoon... Dress up encouraged!"   -- La Collectionneuse

"Fellini's odd love poem to his wife."   -- Michael Wilmington

Believing her husband to be unfaithful, Giulietta is advised by a mystic to "trust in the spirits." Before long, she is conjuring up the ghosts of past friends, who advise her to cut her matrimonial strings.

"The movie is about a betrayed wife who falls into the spirit world (or insanity?) and tries to fight her way out of it to wholeness and peace."

"A mad, resplendent peacock of a film, a cinematographic riot of color and sensuality that evokes its era -- the swinging mid-'60s -- as much as any movie made during those giddy years."   -- Michael Wilmington

"A dazzling technical achievement, from the color to the tracking shots that delight in running down every detail of Juliet's companions."  -- Chris Vognar

"Within a simple, naively romantic narrative frame concerning a wife's desperation over her husband's philanderings, director Federico Fellini has put together an imperial-sized fantasy of a physical opulence to make the old Vincente Minnelli Metro musicals look like army training films."   -- Variety

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Chorégraphies et Cinéma - A night of dance & films
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chorégraphies et Cinéma - A night of dance & films

To celebrate LA COLLECTIONNEUSE'S 3 YEARS ANNIVERSARY!
La Collectionneuse x NAVEL present:

Chorégraphies et Cinéma
A night of dance & films

Featuring:

  • Jean Genet's Un chant d'amour (1950)
  • Dance performances:
    "Dirty work" - An excerpt from Saluti, Grace Palmer: Secrets of virtuous cycle management, presented by the Institut IDGAF and performed by Zena Bibler and Alexsa Durrans.
    New work by Barry Brannum
    New work by Michelle Barfield
  • A special mix of visuals on dance and choreographies
  • Post-reception and dance party with DJ Brian Tarney (Restless Nites)

This April 27th marks the Three Year Anniversary of La Collectionneuse, and as an anniversary gift to herself, she’s fulfilling a long-held wish: to present a night— Chorégraphies et Cinéma— dedicated to the rhapsodies of artful movement in film. The night opens at 8PM with Un chant d’amour, a 1950 silent film directed by the infamous playwright, novelist, and unrepentant criminal Jean Genet. Though long banned in the United States for its frankly homosexual displays of “masturbation, oral copulation, crimes against nature, voyeurism, nudity, sadism, masochism and sex,” the film is far less shock than it is seduction. Genet traces and fixates on the sensual movements of otherwise dangerous bodies, and as always, finds tenderness and longing where others see only brutality. Following, and filling out Navel’s beautiful open floor, will be live dance performances by Zena Bibler and Alexsa Durrans performing Institute IDGAF’s “Dirty Work.”, new work by Barry Brannum and more! La Collectionneuse will then project a montage of “choreography” in an expanded sense— scrambling, signing, swimming, spinning, synchronizing— and viewers may watch attentively or freely mingle as the evening transitions to a late-night dance party, DJed by Brian Tarney of Restless Nites.

$15 for film + performances + afterparty

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DAISIES (1966), Vera Chytilová
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

DAISIES (1966), Vera Chytilová

DAISIES
Dir. Vera Chytilová, 1966, digital presentation, 79 minutes

"One of the most exhilarating stylistic and psychedelic eruptions of the 60s, this madcap and aggressive feminist farce by Vera Chytilova explodes in any number of directions. Two uninhibited young women engage in escapades that add up to less a plot than to a string of outrageous set pieces, including several antiphallic gags and a free-for-all with fancy food (rivaling Laurel and Hardy) that got Chytilova in lots of trouble with the authorities; disturbing yet liberating, it shows what this talented director can do with freedom. A major influence on Jacques Rivette's Celine and Julie Go Boating, this 1966 feature is chock-full of female giggling, which might be interpreted in context as the laughter of Medusa: subversive, bracing, energizing, and rather challenging to most male spectators."
-- Jonathan Rosenbaum

+ PRE-RECEPTION at 5pm with DJ LADY C (Dublab)
http://dublab.com/labrat/labrat-dj-lady-c/

FREE
21+

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A Strange Soirée - An evening of shorts & puppets - LAST SHOW
Mar
9
11:00 PM23:00

A Strange Soirée - An evening of shorts & puppets - LAST SHOW

This March, on the evening of the 9th, at imprecisely 11:00pm, in co-production with Bob Baker Marionette Theater, La Collectionneuse brings you Strange Soirée, an evening of mind-bending shorts and mind-bendinger marionette performances. This year, La Collectionneuse is unlocking her cabinet of international cinema, beginning with Strange Soirée’s spam of absurdist, little-s surrealistic shorts from Europe and the United States: Samuel Beckett’s philosophical chase film starring a faceless Buster Keaton, Svankmajer’s dark comic vision of not-so-inanimate objects, Guy Maddin’s manic riff on the silent film era, as well as other, lesser-known leaps into the uncanny. In between films, marionettes will stir to life at the hands of the acclaimed Bob Baker puppeteers, whose incredibly dedicated high-artistry has for the last half-century elevated the beautifully-vintage, storybook theater into a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural landmark.

In cooperation with the Czech Consulate.

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A Strange Soirée - An evening of shorts & puppets
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

A Strange Soirée - An evening of shorts & puppets

Presented by La Collectionneuse & Bob Baker.

With a performance by harpist Mary Lattimore.

This March, on the evening of the 2nd, at imprecisely 8:00pm, in co-production with Bob Baker Marionette Theater, La Collectionneuse brings you Strange Soirée, an evening of mind-bending shorts and mind-bendinger marionette performances. This year, La Collectionneuse is unlocking her cabinet of international cinema, beginning with Strange Soirée’s spam of absurdist, little-s surrealistic shorts from Europe and the United States: Samuel Beckett’s philosophical chase film starring a faceless Buster Keaton, Svankmajer’s dark comic vision of not-so-inanimate objects, Guy Maddin’s manic riff on the silent film era, as well as other, lesser-known leaps into the uncanny. In between films, marionettes will stir to life at the hands of the acclaimed Bob Baker puppeteers, whose incredibly dedicated high-artistry has for the last half-century elevated the beautifully-vintage, storybook theater into a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural landmark. Once the spell has broken, we’ll regroup for drinks, discussion, and music!

In cooperation with the Czech Consulate.

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A Strange Soirée - An evening of shorts and puppets
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

A Strange Soirée - An evening of shorts and puppets

Presented by La Collectionneuse & Bob Baker.


This March, on the evening of the 2nd, at imprecisely 8:00pm, in co-production with Bob Baker Marionette Theater, La Collectionneuse brings you Strange Soirée, an evening of mind-bending shorts and mind-bendinger marionette performances. This year, La Collectionneuse is unlocking her cabinet of international cinema, beginning with Strange Soirée’s spam of absurdist, little-s surrealistic shorts from Europe and the United States: Samuel Beckett’s philosophical chase film starring a faceless Buster Keaton, Svankmajer’s dark comic vision of not-so-inanimate objects, Guy Maddin’s manic riff on the silent film era, as well as other, lesser-known leaps into the uncanny. In between films, marionettes will stir to life at the hands of the acclaimed Bob Baker puppeteers, whose incredibly dedicated high-artistry has for the last half-century elevated the beautifully-vintage, storybook theater into a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural landmark. Once the spell has broken, we’ll regroup for drinks, discussion, and DJ set by Ramakawa and Jimi Hey!

In cooperation with the Czech Consulate.

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La brune et moi (The Brunette and I) Screening, Hit Bargain Live, Dance Night
Nov
22
7:30 PM19:30

La brune et moi (The Brunette and I) Screening, Hit Bargain Live, Dance Night

Dir. Philippe Puicouyoul, 1981. Digital presentation. 55 minutes. $8 21+

The story of a pretty punk chick who seduces and bullies a square business man into making her a rock star, La Brune Et Moi is 55 minutes of 16mm that plays like a 33 of the French punk underground: Ici Paris, Marquis de Sade, Edith Nylon, Les Privés, Go-Go Pigalles, The Questions, Astroflash, les Dogs— with versions of their songs recorded exclusively for the film. As vital, stylish, raw, and awful as you’d expect from any self-respecting punk cinema, La Brune Et Moi captures a fleeting highpoint in French punk, with a dismal reception for its 1980 debut and most of its acts and actors disappearing, disbanding, or dying shortly after the film’s appearance. Anouschka, its starring scene-queen, vanished without a trace and Pierre Clementi, its other star (as well as Catherine Deneuve’s lover in Belle de Jour), died shortly after. The film maudit was long forgotten until its resurrection in 2005 by rock-archivists Rockenscope, then screened to sold-out, dumbfounded crowds at the Parisian underground space Les Voutes. Now, La Collectionneuse brings this zero-budget anti-classic to Los Angeles, this November 22nd at Zebulon, with live music by Hit Bargain, a dance party DJed by Jimi Hey and Fifi LaRoux, and visuals by Tom Fitzgerald. 

+ Hit Bargain (live)
+ Dance party with DJ FIfi La Roux and Jimi Hey
+ Visuals by Tom Fitzgerald

Details:

http://zebulon.ticketfly.com/event/1590847

Tickets:

https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1590847?utm_medium=bks
 

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