subject: Los Angeles
Exploring Reflections of the City -
Subject: Los Angeles in the streets
Date: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Time: 8:00 p. m.
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is excited to present Subject: Los Angeles– four nights of L.A. ephemera featuring archival films, guest presenters, music, and puppets that explore hidden threads of L.A. history. April 14th kicks off the first of four programs that surface and interrogate mythologies of Los Angeles, starting with the idea of Los Angeles as Eden.
Please join us April 28th for the second installment, Subject: Los Angeles in the Streets– a night that will examine varying forms of public assembly and artistic intervention in a city so often associated with private lives and drive-thru culture. With an eye towards the history of political demonstrations, group euphoria, and roadside art, this event will look at Los Angeles as both a backdrop and breeding ground for impassioned and irreverent activism, as well as creative spectacles that go far beyond the tourist trade. Featuring archival documentation and newsreels,radical shorts by L.A.-based filmmakers, protest songs sung by folksinger Emily Lacy, and of course, puppets, the night re-envisions the city as a site of collective possibility.
Save the dates for May 12th and May 26th as we roll out our other exciting evening variety spectaculars.
Photo: Frame from Homosexuals on the March (Pat Rocco)
Subject: Los Angeles was co-curated by Veggie Cloud's Courtney Stephens and Kate Wolf, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive's KJ Relth. Special thanks to the Prelinger Archives, Russell M. Saunders Film Collection, Pat Rocco, and Mark Quigley and Todd Wiener of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.