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Drive-In Theater: Silvia Kolbowski

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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.

Silvia Kolboswki, After Hiroshima mon amour, 2008 (22 min) and Alain Resnais, Hiroshima mon amour, 1959 (90 min)

Developed over a three-year period (2005-2008), After Hiroshima Mon Amour was begun with the intention to look at sites of American military incursion and governmental neglect through the lens of the celebrated 1959 film Hiroshima mon amour, directed by Alain Resnais and written by Marguerite Duras. After Hiroshima Mon Amour uses various visual and aural strategies to layer and analyze instances of violence and trauma. Titles, silence, brief sync sound, and music are used to create a new story out of an old one. The allegorical couple of the 1959 film is played by ten interconnecting actors who blur distinctions of ethnicity, race, and gender, undermining the categories that are often used to rationalize violence. And as in the Resnais/Duras film, eroticism and violence are interwoven. Various scenes in black and white are faithfully recreated from Hiroshima mon amour.

In Hiroshima mon amour, a French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

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