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.