LA’s Hammer Museum hosts the Flux Screening Series, which kicks off for 2010 tonight. I’m always pleased with museum programing that takes a stab at pulling in new audiences and engaging the local community. With the Flux Screening Series, the Hammer regularly ties in great short film and music… and gives good reason to spend an evening out at the museum.
Tonight’s program features short films and music videos, along with a special performance by OK Go.
Check out the release after the jump for full information.
Flux kicks off spring and the third annual season of the Flux Screening Series with a magical night of short film, videos and live performance. Among the highlights are new videos from Massive Attack, Air, OK Go and the Liars introduced by the directors who made them, as well as rarely seen work from Denmark, Japan, France and the UK.
The program includes Saman Keshavarz’s Luv Deluxe video which just won Best Music Video at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival. Also featured will be the innovative new video by L’Ogre for Hold Your Horses song “70 Million”, in which bandmembers bring to life art masterpieces by Michelangelo, Kahlo, Mondrian, Warhol, Caravaggio, Van Gogh and others.
The evening will culminate with a very special live acoustic performance by OK Go in the Hammer Courtyard.
Filmmakers in attendance:
The creative team behind the epic Rube Goldberg Machine video “This Too Shall Pass” – OK Go, Synn Labs and and filmmaker James Frost (Radiohead, Coldplay).
Paris-based director Edouard Salier (Massive Attack, Air)
Saman Keshavarz (winner of Best Music Video at SXSW 2010)
Andy Bruntel (Bats for Lashes, Modest Mouse, No Age)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
7PM: Pre-reception with guest DJ Tim Nordwind (OK Go)
8PM: Screening and Filmmaker Presentations.
10PM: After-party featuring acoustic performance by OK Go.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE.
Event is free and open to the public. Box office opens at 7PM.
The HAMMER CAFE will be selling food and drinks all night. Parking is available under the Museum. There is a $3 flat rate after 6:30 p.m.
Visit flux.net for more information.
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024