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Drive-In Theater: Brognon Rollin

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Tin Flats

1989 Blake Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90039

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RSVP mandatory. Complimentary popcorn and iced tea.

Doors open at 7pm. Screening starts at 7.30pm

This fall, France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) is partnering with Tin Flats for three exhibitions and a series of weekly screenings presented in the parking lot of Tin Flats, which will be transformed into a drive-in movie theater.

Discovering the city of LA takes long hours of driving. Many writers compared the windshield of a car to a screen. All surroundings are seen through this lens. It seems like a very natural phenomenon and is formative in our experiences of Los Angeles and California. This is an important point of view in the process of discovering the city, in a very cinematographic way.

During the 10 weeks of the program developed by FLAX at Tin Flats, a series of screenings will take place in the parking lot which will be transformed into a drive-in. Each week, an artist is invited to choose one of his/her films and a film of his/her choice - a feature, a documentary, another artist’s video - echoing his/her work. From influence to dissonance, these double features allow us to continue the discussions started in the exhibition space. Each program will be screened twice, on Mondays and Tuesdays.

On October 22nd and 23rd, we will present Brognon Rollin, Stone Clock, Sailing Time, 2016 (05:17 min) and Gus Van Sant, Gerry, 2002 (103 min)

Brognon Rollin explores the mystery of moving stones in the heart of an old dry lake, the Racetrack Playa, located in Death Valley National Park in California. The area is arid but under the combined effect of the freezing temperatures at night and the wind, huge stones move. It is absolutely imperceptible to the naked eye, but the lines furrowing the site show these displacements which have been considered the results of a supernatural intervention for a long time. The artists are filmed following the tracks – one step per second, per minute, per hour – in the opposite direction of the invisible, but inexorable journey of the stone. The perceptible movement of time becomes invisible and then disappears in the distance.

In Gerry, two young friends who call each other “Gerry” drive off into the wilderness to hike in a remote area. After losing their way in the forbiddingly beautiful terrain, they rely on humor and confidence to propel them forward. But when the gravity of their situation takes hold, their strength and prospects for survival wane as the two men face the ultimate test.


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