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Movies at the Museum: Los Angeles

Jan 31, 2018
7:00 pm
637 E. Hyman Ave

This winter, the AAM and Aspen Film present the Movies at the Museum program “Two Places,” featuring films that provide diverse perspectives on places that are often defined by stereotypes: Los Angeles and Tel Aviv. Complementing the nuanced looks at these places by AAM exhibiting artists Zoe Crosher and Thomas Struth, the pairing of a short film and feature-length film presents refreshing alternatives to clichéd representations of two global locations.

Short Film: A Day’s Pleasure (1919)

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Not Rated
24 min

This early example of classic, silent film comedy stars Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp on a hijinks-filled excursion with his family throughout Los Angeles.

Feature Film: L.A. Story (1991)

Directed by Mick Jackson
Rated PG-13
95 min

With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a wacky weatherman tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early 1990s Los Angeles.

AAM education programs are made possible by the Questrom Education Fund. Additional support for Movies at the Museum is provided by the Etkin Family Digital Media and Moving Image Fund.