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The Academy Hosts Public Screenings
HAROLD & LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (2017); Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater: The inspiring love story between storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film research librarian Lillian Michelson spanned more than 60 years, during which they contributed to some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling.
PARTY GIRL (1995); Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater: Presented in 35mm. With Director Daisy von Scherler Mayer and Actor Guillermo Díaz Mary, a NYC club girl with a distinct sense of fashion, begins working at a library after she gets busted for illegally charging admission to one of her parties. Bored with her new job, she soon discovers the joys of mastering the Dewey Decimal system and begins to realize becoming a librarian is her life’s calling. Read more
Peter Shire Exhibition At MOCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Peter Shire: Naked Is the Best Disguise, a survey of Los Angeles–based artist Peter Shire’s work in design from the 1970s to today. For more than four decades, Shire has positioned himself at the intersection of craft, industrial design, and fine art.
A key figure in Southern California’s postwar “post-pottery” ceramics movement, he rose to prominence as the only American founding member of Memphis, the Milan-based design collective, and has since experimented with metal, glass, painting, and large-scale outdoor public art. Shire is perhaps best known for the brightly colored splatter-painted mugs and handcrafted earthenware he has produced under the name Echo Park Pottery since 1972. Read more