Cinemyth Film Series: The Exiles

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Philosophical Research Society

3910 Los Feliz Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Cinemyth is a screening series for taking in and seeking out the mythic dimensions of cinema. Films are wisdom texts of sound and vision, full of mythic truths told slant and the creation of aesthetic worlds. They engage the perennial themes of life and the unique conditions of their subjects. In the right hands, they question prevailing cultural mythologies and in turn create new myths and icons in their own right. In a sense, to think mythically is to think in genre. As such, each Cinemyth series is curated according to a specific sub-genre. This fall, following the President’s Class on L.A. Stories, we’ll be diving into the sprawling genre of L.A. Movies. Each screening will directly relate to one of Dr. Greg Salyer’s lectures of the same week. So BYOB, grab some candy and popcorn from the bookstore, and settle into the auditorium-turned-movie theater for Sunday matinee screenings and open discussion.

Special note: Thanks to an anonymous donor, we have a brand-new projector for you to enjoy!

October 13th: THE EXILES (1961), dir. Kent Mackenzie / In conjunction with L.A. Stories: Helen Hunt Jackson’s Romantic Southern California (October 8th)

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Devon Deimler, PhD is Curator at OPUS Archives and Research Center, home to the collections of James Hillman, Joseph Campbell, and Marion Woodman, among others. She received her Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she focused on event-based work and modern through contemporary art and film history. She has assisted in several arts-related archives and her experience in art and music includes founding an independent record label and collaborative event project, Wildfire Wildfire Productions, and working as Assistant to the Director at the Dennis Hopper Art Trust. She is the organizer of the Cinemyth Film Series at PRS.


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