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November 11, 2018

  TCL Chinese TheatreChinese 1Chinese 2Chinese 3Chinese 4Chinese 5Chinese 6Egyptian Theatre - RiglerEgyptian Theatre - SpielbergHollywood Roosevelt
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2:00 p.m. - 3:13 p.m.THE COLD BLUE
7:30 p.m. - 9:42 p.m.THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
1:30 p.m. - 3:31 p.m.SHOPLIFTERS
5:00 p.m. - 6:47 p.m.RAY & LIZ
7:45 p.m. - 9:52 p.m.HAPPY AS LAZZARO
11:59 p.m. - 1:57 a.m.IN FABRIC
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.THE GRAND BIZARRE
2:30 p.m. - 4:17 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 2
5:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.SHORTS PROGRAM 3
7:45 p.m. - 8:53 p.m.COMMUNION LOS ANGELES
11:45 a.m. - 1:16 p.m.RELAXER
2:45 p.m. - 3:48 p.m.ACID FOREST
5:15 p.m. - 6:51 p.m.JINN
8:15 p.m. - 9:49 p.m.STYX
12:45 p.m. - 2:21 p.m.L'ANIMALE
3:30 p.m. - 5:03 p.m.ALL GOOD
6:30 p.m. - 7:43 p.m.DEAD HORSE NEBULA
8:45 p.m. - 10:08 p.m.RAFIKI
12:15 p.m. - 1:51 p.m.HOTEL BY THE RIVER
3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.SIDELINED
6:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES
9:00 p.m. - 10:24 p.m.THE RETURN
12:30 p.m. - 2:27 p.m.ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT
3:45 p.m. - 5:11 p.m.THE WEEKEND
6:45 p.m. - 8:02 p.m.BLACK MOTHER
9:15 p.m. - 11:26 p.m.DEAD PIGS
1:00 p.m. - 2:31 p.m.THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM
4:00 p.m. - 6:22 p.m.SUNSET
7:30 p.m. - 10:38 p.m.NEVER LOOK AWAY
8:15 p.m. - 9:22 p.m.NITRATE KISSES
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.INDIE CONTENDERS ROUNDTABLE
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.WHO SAYS? Underrepresented Voices in Film Criticism

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

THE COLD BLUE

Erik Nelson

TCL Chinese Theatre, 11/11/2018 2:00 p.m.

In 1943, legendary Hollywood director William Wyler crafted MEMPHIS BELLE, a celebrated tribute to the titular WWII bomber. Using footage from the National Archives filmed by Wyler and his team of cinematographers, director Erik Nelson has crafted a new documentary, featuring gripping narration from some of the last surviving B-17 pilots. A meditation on youth, war and stunning bravery.  read more

GALAS

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

TCL Chinese Theatre, 11/11/2018 7:30 p.m.

Joel and Ethan Coen have crafted another musical yarn, this time as a wildly entertaining anthology of short films based on a fictional book of “Western tales.” So saddle up for these brilliantly bizarre ballads of mortality, brutality and fortune, performed by a starry ensemble cast of settlers and scoundrels.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

SHOPLIFTERS

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Chinese 1, 11/11/2018 1:30 p.m.

The winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, SHOPLIFTERS tells the tender story of a family of misfits and grifters struggling to make ends meet. After taking in a girl off the street, a sudden incident upends their lives and exposes their secrets. Director Hirokazu Kore-eda returns to the screen with a nuanced class critique, and a beautiful portrait of family life.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

RAY & LIZ

Richard Billingham

Chinese 1, 11/11/2018 5:00 p.m.

In this immersive debut, director and photographer Richard Billingham returns to the squalid council flat outside of Birmingham where he and his brother were raised, in a confrontation and reconciliation with parents Ray and Liz. A complex and layered visual inquiry, Billingham’s probing gaze, rich saturated palette and meticulous compositions reveal a surrealistic beauty in memories of poverty.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

HAPPY AS LAZZARO

Alice Rohrwacher

Chinese 1, 11/11/2018 7:45 p.m.

In auteur Alice Rohrwacher's stunning third feature, a simple young man named Lazzaro works with other unpaid laborers on an isolated estate in the Italian countryside. But when Lazzaro suffers an accident, HAPPY AS LAZZARO kicks into high gear as a work of fantastic time-jumping poetry and grounded social critique.  read more

MIDNIGHT

IN FABRIC

Peter Strickland

Chinese 1, 11/11/2018 11:59 p.m.

A demonic dress haunts the lives of all that come into contact with it in this sexual, phantasmagoric fever dream. As the garment moves from person to person, it leaves death and destruction in its wake.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

THE GRAND BIZARRE

Jodie Mack

Chinese 2, 11/11/2018 12:30 p.m.

The debut feature of acclaimed experimental animator Jodie Mack is a playful, eye-popping trip around the world, through its fabrics and textiles and their place in a busy international market: bright swaths of fabric, scarves and rugs dance along shorelines, in airport carousels and clotheslines to the pulse of irresistible pop soundscapes.  read more

SHORT FILMS

SHORTS PROGRAM 2

Chinese 2, 11/11/2018 2:30 p.m.

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SHORT FILMS

SHORTS PROGRAM 3

Chinese 2, 11/11/2018 5:00 p.m.

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AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

COMMUNION LOS ANGELES

Peter Bo Rappmund, Adam R. Levine

Chinese 2, 11/11/2018 7:45 p.m.

A dystopian vision of the present, this experimental documentary uses poetic time-lapse photography to create an indistinguishable swell of half-audible monologues, radio frequencies and voicemails. This technique builds a decidedly unsettling distance, even as the rhythms of reoccurring highway vistas, flickering street signs and neon-lit strip malls beckon you to fall under its trance.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

RELAXER

Joel Potrykus

Chinese 3, 11/11/2018 11:45 am

Indie film at its most raw is on display in this latest collaboration between director Joel Potrykus and his actor/muse Joshua Burge as Abbie, whose latest challenge forces him to stay on the couch while Y2K looms large. Lucky for him, there’s plenty of milk.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

ACID FOREST

Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė

Chinese 3, 11/11/2018 2:45 p.m.

A wispy stretch of land between Russia and Lithuania is home to an unlikely tourist attraction: a dying forest of leafless trees overtaken by thousands of ancient black birds ruining the area with their acid-fortified feces. With daredevil cinematography and immaculate sound design, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė’s debut is a beguiling snapshot of the juncture between nature’s destruction and rebirth.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

JINN

Nijla Mu'min

Chinese 3, 11/11/2018 5:15 p.m.

Being a teenager can already be dramatic. Now add religious conversion, first love and having to change your favorite pizza topping. When her mother joins a local mosque, Summer is forced to explore whether she too wants to convert to Islam. Nijla Mu'min's coming-of-age story grows into an exploration of spirituality seen through the eyes of a girl trying to find her place.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

STYX

Wolfgang Fischer

Chinese 3, 11/11/2018 8:15 p.m.

Rike (Susanne Wolff) is sailing solo through open Atlantic waters. When she spots a vessel in the distance in a dire situation — a boat, brimming with migrants, is sinking — her voyage crystallizes into a sharp moral dilemma: What is an individual's personal responsibility when faced with the refugee crisis?  read more

NEW AUTEURS

L'ANIMALE

Katharina Müeckstein

Chinese 4, 11/11/2018 12:45 p.m.

On the verge of graduation and an uncertain future, a mischievous teenager rails against the societal and familial pressures of her suburban surroundings to seek autonomy in director/writer Katharina Müeckstein's masterfully perceptive and effervescent second feature about finding oneself by embracing one's true desires.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

ALL GOOD

Eva Trobisch

Chinese 4, 11/11/2018 3:30 p.m.

Eva Trobisch’s feature debut ALL GOOD is an arresting portrayal of a woman who refuses to see herself victimized by rape. Intimately and claustrophobically photographed, this delicate, humanistic approach illustrates a rape internalized, acknowledged though never reckoned with, where a rapist’s presumed authority over a woman’s body is endemic of an oppressive, patriarchal society.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

DEAD HORSE NEBULA

Tarik Aktaş

Chinese 4, 11/11/2018 6:30 p.m.

Awarded the Locarno Film Festival prize for Best Emerging Director, Tarik Aktaş’ feature debut DEAD HORSE NEBULA is either a real or imagined childhood memory of adults attempting to remove the body of a dead horse from an open field. This existential fever dream is a transformative experience, a distillation of the extraordinary suspense of day-to-day existence.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

RAFIKI

Wanuri Kahiu

Chinese 4, 11/11/2018 8:45 p.m.

Kena likes to kick around a soccer ball with her boys. Bubbly Ziki likes to dance with her girls. Yet when their paths cross, the two fall in love. Formerly banned in Kenya, Wanuri Kahiu’s gay romance is delightful and full of life.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

HOTEL BY THE RIVER

Hong Sang-soo

Chinese 5, 11/11/2018 12:15 p.m.

A getaway destination along the frozen Han River is the setting for Hong Sang-soo's latest, a simmering and melancholic family drama, lensed in stark black and white, about an aging poet facing mortality and his two competing sons who cross paths with a woman nursing the wounds of a scarring breakup.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

SIDELINED

Galen Summer

Chinese 5, 11/11/2018 3:00 p.m.

In 1978, several NFL cheerleaders posed in Playboy magazine after receiving approval from team management. But when the issue hit newstands, cheerleaders were fired, the San Diego Chargettes were disbanded, and the story made it to newspaper headlines, talk shows, and TV news around the country.  read more

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES

Alexis Bloom

Chinese 5, 11/11/2018 6:00 p.m.

DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES explores the rise and fall of the late Roger Ailes, a Republican Party heavyweight. From Ailes' early media influence on the Nixon presidency to his controversial leadership at Fox News, director Alexis Bloom documents the creation of his media empire and how Ailes was one of the earliest giants toppled by accusations of sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

THE RETURN

Malene Choi

Chinese 5, 11/11/2018 9:00 p.m.

In Malene Choi's formally daring work of docufiction, the temporary residents of KoRoot — a Seoul-based guesthouse for transnational adoptees seeking information on their Korean birth parents — form a unique bond with one another while they process the intense emotions inherent in their journey of self-discovery.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

ANGELS ARE MADE OF LIGHT

James Longley

Chinese 6, 11/11/2018 12:30 p.m.

Filmed over three years, the latest documentary from James Longley follows students and teachers at a school in an old neighborhood of Kabul that is slowly rebuilding from past conflicts. Interweaving the modern history of Afghanistan with present-day portraits, the film offers an intimate and nuanced vision of a society living in the shadow of war.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

THE WEEKEND

Stella Meghie

Chinese 6, 11/11/2018 3:45 p.m.

In Stella Meghie’s charming and witty romantic comedy, a comedian (Sasheer Zamata) hauls the baggage of her defunct relationship on a weekend getaway with friends, which happens to include her ex-boyfriend (Tone Bell) and his new girlfriend (DeWanda Wise).  read more

NEW AUTEURS

BLACK MOTHER

Khalik Allah

Chinese 6, 11/11/2018 6:45 p.m.

From red light districts to lush rainforests, director Khalik Allah's brilliant experimental documentary weaves together the sacred and the profane in a loving and lyrical ode to Jamaica and its people, a visual poem that is at once deeply felt love letter and ecstatic street-corner prayer.  read more

NEW AUTEURS

DEAD PIGS

Cathy Yan

Chinese 6, 11/11/2018 9:15 p.m.

Five lives collide in Cathy Yan’s quirky and comic debut — a bumbling pig farmer, a salon owner battling gentrification, an American ex-pat looking for success, a romantic waiter and a spoiled rich girl. DEAD PIGS sharply examines a contrasting China, where modern culture clashes with the traditional.  read more

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM

John Chester

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/11/2018 1:00 p.m.

Filmmaker John Chester documents the eight-year effort of an ambitious, life-changing personal venture: moving out of Los Angeles with his wife and building a diverse, sustainable farm. As the farm’s ecosystem begins to awaken, the couple explores the complexity of coexisting with nature and all its intricacies.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

SUNSET

László Nemes

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/11/2018 4:00 p.m.

As World War I approaches, Irisz arrives in Budapest with the dream to work as a milliner at Leiter, a store once owned by her family. Her hopes dashed by the new proprietor, she discovers news that a previously unknown sibling may exist, who may or may not be a nefarious serial killer, and sets out to meet him.  read more

WORLD CINEMA

NEVER LOOK AWAY

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Egyptian Theatre - Rigler, 11/11/2018 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, NEVER LOOK AWAY tells the story of art student Kurt, who falls in love with classmate Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, who is hiding a dark past, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and will stop at nothing to destroy their relationship.  read more

CINEMA'S LEGACY

NITRATE KISSES

Barbara Hammer

Egyptian Theatre - Spielberg, 11/11/2018 8:15 p.m.

The debut feature from celebrated filmmaker Barbara Hammer, NITRATE KISSES is an experimental excavation of queer histories, a celebration of difference across communities and a lament for histories lost to cultural repression. New 16mm print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.  read more

CONVERSATIONS

INDIE CONTENDERS ROUNDTABLE

Hollywood Roosevelt, 11/11/2018 1:00 p.m.

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CONVERSATIONS

WHO SAYS? Underrepresented Voices in Film Criticism

Hollywood Roosevelt, 11/11/2018 4:00 p.m.

Join Turner Classic Movies' Alicia Malone and three of the country's leading voices in film criticism — Jacqueline Coley (Rotten Tomatoes), Ann Hornaday (The Washington Post) and Lisa Kennedy (Denver Post) — for a frank discussion on the state of film criticism and how media outlets, studios and film festivals are working to increase representation among critics and journalists, with an opening presentation by Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Founder and Director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at USC.  read more

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