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FILM
Dennis Hopper Legacy Panel and Screening of Apocalypse Now
10/10/2014: 7:00PM

Independent, rebellious and extreme, the late Dennis Hopper is beloved for his work as an actor and director in cult films. As part of a multi-event tribute to Hopper, we will screen Apocalypse Now (1979)—the heavily Academy Award–nominated film that polarized audiences and depicted the Vietnam war as a descent into primal madness.

Film Screening: Blue Velvet
10/15/2014: 7:00PM

Independent, rebellious and extreme, the late Dennis Hopper is beloved for his work as an actor and director in cult films. As part of a multi-event tribute to Hopper, we will screen Blue Velvet (1986)—a hallucinatory mystery-thriller that probes beneath the surface of suburban American to discover violence, corruption, crime and more.


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Film Screening: West Side Story
10/23/2014: 7:00PM

One of the most prolific Latino artists of our time, Rita Moreno has won all of the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. See her Academy Award– and Golden Globe–winning performance in West Side Story (1961), the classic musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.

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Rita Moreno: A Celebration of Artistic Achievement
10/27/2014: 7:00PM

One of the most prolific Latino artists of our time, Rita Moreno has won the entertainment industry’s most prestigious awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony—for iconic performances such as Anita in West Side Story. Join us for an evening celebrating the life and work of this extraordinary entertainer.


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Action Through Art: The Poetry of Ono no Komachi
11/01/2014: 2:00PM

U.S./Japan-based Eleven Arts, Inc., and its producer/director Ko Mori, True Heart Films and director Tamara Ruppart along with critically acclaimed transnational U.S.-Japan writer Velina Hasu Houston are producing a live-action film about poet Ono no Komachi titled, “Path of Dreams,” with a screenplay written by Houston. Ms. Ruppart, Mr. Mori, and Dr. Houston will discuss their creative project and their inspirations at this event. In addition, they will share poetry written by Komachi read by acclaimed actress Tamlyn Tomita.

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The Punk Singer
11/02/2014: 6:00PM

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, was a reluctant leader but never-shy voice of the 1990s riot grrrl movement. The Punk Singer, a documentary by Sini Anderson, tours twenty years of Hanna’s life and career through archival footage and intimate interviews.


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The Last Movie
11/14/2014: 7:00PM

Independent, rebellious and extreme, the late Dennis Hopper is beloved for his work as an actor and director in cult films. As part of a multi-event tribute to Hopper, we will screen The Last Movie (1971)—a notorious bomb upon release that has since been revisited with an admiring eye by critics and audiences alike.

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Film Screening: Akira Kurosawa's \"Red Beard\"
01/14/2015: 7:00PM

Join us for a 50th-anniversary screening of Akira Kurosawa’s Red Beard. Set in a public hospital serving the indigent in rural, feudal Japan, the film stars Toshiro Mifune and asks profound humanist and existential questions relating to social injustice.