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Drive-In Theater: Samir Ramdani

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Tin Flats

1989 Blake Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90039

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RSVP mandatory for cars. Complimentary popcorn and iced tea.

Doors open at 7pm, screening begins at 7:30.

FLAX’s Drive-In Theater returns to Tin Flats for a new season of double features on the last Monday of the month from April to October.

We’ve invited six artists and a selected one of their films. Each artist then selects an additional film of his/her choice – a feature, a documentary, another artist’s video – echoing his/her work. Each month offers a new game of refraction and reflection through multiple lenses—from the artists’ screens to the cars’ windshields.

The screenings will include an informal discussion with the artists who are locally based or in residency.

Each screening has eight spots available for cars, which must be reserved in advance. No reservation is required for open seating area outside of cars.

Screenings will begin after dark and includes complimentary popcorn and iced tea.

Monday, September 30
Samir Ramdani, Black Diamond, 2014 (40 min) and Lukasz Ronduda and Maciej Sobieszczanski, The Performer, 2015 (62 min).

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Black Diamond is the story of Kevin, a guy from South Central, working-class area of Los Angeles. Kevin has two problems: he is touched by a passion for art and he has a rapper in his head.

The Performer is an insight into the contemporary art world, based on the life of performance artist Oskar Dawicki who plays himself. The main theme of his art is the search for an answer to the question of whether… Oskar Dawicki exists at all. The trademark of his performances is his blue shining jacket.We meet Oskar at a turning point in his life, when he learns that his Mentor Zbigniew Warpechowski is dying. Warpechowski has also been mentoring the Dearest, Oskar’s childhood friend and a rival, who has devoted himself to more commercial art and beomce the most profitable contemporary artist in Poland. Oskar has one more complicated relationship in his life: a love affair with his art dealer. As in Dawicki’s previous works, established norms of moral, spiritual, and social order are challenged and put on trial. The Perfomer is the first-ever art exhibition in the form of a feature film: Oscar Dawicki’s works are connected on the screen not only by time and space, but also by narrative, drama, and emotion. The film is an unusual mix of performance art with acting, and a fusion of documentary film-making with fictional storytelling.

Following screenings here: https://flaxfoundation.org/initiative/drive-in-theater-newseason/.

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