The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness
The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness
United States Premiere. Special guest: Introduction by director Lewis Klahr.
United States Premiere
Lewis Klahr is a Los Angeles-based collage artist who has been
making films since the late 1970s. Drawing from a treasure
trove of mid-century imagery clipped from the pages of
vintage books and magazines, Klahr animates narratives that
unravel like nested memories. His latest cycle of films—The
Blue Rose of Forgetfulness—lives up to its enigmatic title and offers a fragmented poetry of detritus. Klahr teaches at the California Institute of the Arts School of Theater and is represented by The Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London.
“My latest feature length series of collage films, The Blue Rose of Forgetfulness, is a compilation of six films created between 2015 and 2020. Focused primarily around thematics of love, it is both porous and dense, a cinema of shifting moods and engagements that offers a tactile exploration of elliptical narrative. Like a waking dream, what can be clearly described in words is less significant than what can be felt.” — Lewis Klahr, August 2022
Back to Main Series
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Young Soul Rebels
Los Angeles Restoration Premiere. In person: Isaac Julien.
Thurs, Nov 30, 2023
Smoke Signals 25th Anniversary
In person: Chris Eyre.
Guillermo del Toro presents Pan’s Labyrinth
Screening includes a conversation with Guillermo del Toro, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, and actor Doug Jones.
The Big Chill
Honoring executive producer Marcia Nasatir. Introduction by writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, Scott Feinberg, Lucy Fisher, Piper Laurie, Anne Goursaud, and Mike Medavoy
Opening with the title card, “Once upon a time in South Central Los Angeles,” writer-director John Singleton’s sophomore feature Poetic Justice blends tragedy with romance for a searing portrait of a community rebuilding from the ashes.
Sat, Jun 11, 2022
A Trip to the Moon and Other Trips through Time and Space…with Serge Bromberg
Serge Bromberg introduces his most astounding discoveries and accompanies them on the piano, honoring the way they were first presented.
Saturday, July 30th 2022
The Last Unicorn
40th Anniversary Screening. In-person: screenwriter and author Peter S. Beagle and producer Michael Chase Walker.
Thu, Sep 22, 2022
Fri, Sep 30, 2022
Special guests: The Debbie Allen Dance Studio
Friday, January 27, 2023
Losing Ground @ 40
Introduction remarks by Nina Collins. Post-screening conversation with Julie Dash - Filmmaker, Dr. Jacqueline Stewart - Director and President of the Academy Museum, and Dr. Ariel Stevenson - Assistant Professor at USC.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023
2 Fast 2 Furious
Special guests: Post-screening conversation with Tyrese Gibson - actor, Neal Moritz - Producer/USC alumnus, Derek Haas - Co-Writer, Bobbi Banks and Greg Hedgepath - Supervising Sound Editors, and Warren Drummond - Storyboard Artist. Moderated by Manouchka Labouba - Academy Museum Research Assistant.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Lee Unkrich Presents The Shining
Special guest: Introduction and presentation by Lee Unkrich - director, animator and author of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
Thu, Jun 23, 2022
40th Anniversary Screening. Q&A with A. Scott Berg, Barry Sandler, and Harry Hamlin.
Thu, May 4 | 7:30pm
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Post-screening Q&A with author Claire L. Evans, Electronic Resources Librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library Eileen Ybarra, and Associate Director of Reference and Public Services at the Margaret Herrick Library Elizabeth Youle.
Friday, June 9
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Marking the release of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s limited edition two-volume book published by TASCHEN, join us for an evening celebrating Schwarzenegger’s life, accomplishments, and history of unforgettable performances.
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King —20th Anniversary Screening
Museum Members-Only Screening. Free for Museum Members.