Saturday, April 23rd
FREE “Art In The Streets” Party @ Natural History Museum
LA premiere of Werner Herzog’s new 3-D film “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” with Herzog in person!
featuring live performances by:
+ dublab live sound reflections in the the Gem & Mineral Hall featuring…
Live performances by:
M. Geddes Gengras
DJ sets by:
Visual projections by:
Doors open at 5:30pm
The general party is free and open to all, but for more information about ticketing to “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”, go here.
The Cinefamily and Cinespia are taking urban pop-up screenings to a new level by launching the first in a series of cinematic field trips: the L.A. premiere of the new Werner Herzog 3-D documentary “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” inside the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s Mammal Hall — presented as the closing film in their “Art In The Streets” film retrospective (in association with MOCA and Levi’s Film Workshop). Herzog will appear in person, to answer questions about his incredible new film; again, he shows us images we’ve never seen before, as he brings 3-D cameras into the Chauvet caves of France, to where the oldest human wall paintings on Earth are located.
The Natural History Museum will be open from 5-11PM (during and after the screening) on Saturday, April 23rd, hosting our celebratory party that includes live bands, DJs, a full bar and more — with free admission open to the general public. Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service) will spin records, and there will be performances throughout the Museum by White Magic, Nite Jewel, Islands and Matt Baldwin. In addition, local radio collective Dublab will also host a second set of live performances in the Museum’s Gem Room.
Many partners — First Fridays, IFC Films, History Films, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles — have participated with Cinefamily and Cinespia to help make possible the insane-but-awesome task of putting a 3-D pop-up theater inside the Mammal Hall, so that the film could be viewed surrounded by dioramas featuring the same prehistoric animals that inspired the artists who painted on cave wall many thousands of years ago.
Also part of the evening is a photo exhibit of beautiful, large-format “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” production stills by Mark Valesella — these photographs are legally not allowed to be reproduced online or in print (by decree of the French government), so this might be your only chance to view them this eon!
The Cinefamily and Cinespia plan on doing more “field trips” together, in which they take Angelenos on a tour of undervisited locations throughout our beautiful city; these activity-filled events that will always begin and end with a screening. Look forward to hearing about further exciting field trips TBA!