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Drive-In Theater: SMITH

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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 7:30pm. Screening starts at 8pm

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.


Smith, Traum, 2016 (22 min) and IKARIE XB1 (Voyage to the End of the Universe) by Jindrich Polák, 1963 (88 min)

Traum. Indeterminate epoch and country. At 21, Yevgueni is a young astronaut-technician. If he dreams of traveling in space, his employment consists of working at the heart of a launching base for space travel, as a spacecraft launching operator. At the particularly critical launch of an inhabited Soyouz shuttle, Yevgueni abruptly loses consciousness, which causes loss of contact with the team in orbit and the explosion of the spacecraft. Haunted by this catastrophe, Yevgueni progressively loses grip with reality and becomes contaminated by the trauma.

Ikarie XB-1 is a 1963 Czechoslovak science fiction film directed by Jindřich Polák, based loosely on The Magellanic Cloud, a novel by Stanisław Lem. It was edited and dubbed into English for release in the United States, where it is known by its alternative title, Voyage to the End of the Universe.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/msm5BdK35us

In the year 2163 the starship Ikarie XB-1 (Ikarus XB-1) is sent to the mysterious "White Planet" orbiting the star Alpha Centauri. Travelling at near-light speed, the journey takes around 28 months for the astronauts, although the effects of relativity mean that 15 years will have elapsed on Earth by the time they reach their destination. During the flight the 40-strong multinational crew must adjust to life in space, as well as dealing with various hazards they encounter, including a derelict 20th century spaceship armed with nuclear weapons, a deadly radioactive "dark star" and the mental breakdown of one of the crew, who threatens to destroy the spacecraft.

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

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