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Saturday, November 4, 2023, 8:00 pm, classic-editor, classic-editor

Zoe Beloff IN PERSON!: A trilogy of works reimagining the unrealized Hollywood projects of three radical 20th Century artists. In 1930, Sergei Eisenstein pitched a science-fiction film Glass House to Paramount Pictures, its theme is the architecture of surveillance. Eleven years later, Bertolt Brecht arrived in Los Angeles, where he wrote notes for a film A Model Family in a Model Home, inspired by an article Life Magazine article about a farm family who win a week’s stage in a model home at the Ohio State Fair. In 1947 writer and film critic James Agee wrote a scenario for his lifelong hero, Charlie Chaplin. Deeply disturbed by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Agee imagined New York destroyed. In the ruins, Chaplin’s Little Tramp builds a shack in Central Park. Agee’s was a thought experiment about how one might start again in the aftermath of disaster, to go beyond capitalism in the face of our modern technological world. Together, these films portray an alternative history of what might have happened had these figures manned the dream factory for a shift. $12:

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