I’m looking for short films that present alternate (authentic) narratives about Los Angeles, preferably by L.A.-based filmmakers, for an upcoming program I am curating for Big City Forum.
Please drop me a line at saskia [at] saskiawilsonbrown [dot] com with any suggestions, or hit me up on Twitter @saskiawb.
There’s no ‘there’, there: L.A. films L.A.
Big City Forum presents a film screening curated by Saskia Wilson-Brown, Founder and co-director of Cinema Speakeasy. The evening will feature short films that examine what Los Angeles means to those that inhabit it, in a program and discussion about our public urban identity. We will be screening pieces that capture the complexity and reality of living in our de-centralized, mythologized city.
L.A. is a constantly shifting metropolis, often seemingly constructed for mass consumption by fantastical and fevered minds – with nary a glance at the rich complexity roiling beneath its shimmering skin. From gritty downtown cop dramas to technicolor Hollywood fantasies, it has been omnipresent in American celluloid, but rarely truly captured in all its complexity. It is, in short, the most filmed yet least understood megalopolis in modern American history.
Filmmakers will be on hand for a post-screening discussion about their sense of place, moderated by Saskia Wilson-Brown and Big City Forum.
Wed, Nov. 16th
Goethe Institut LA
7 – 9 pm