FRI 5/26

Nuart Cinema
12:30pm / 2:50pm / 5:10pm / 7:30pm / 9:45pm (continues through Wednesday)
Manifesto features two-time Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine, The Aviator) in thirteen astonishing roles that span the gamut of humanity. Six years in the making, the film is a collaboration between Blanchett and writer/director Julian Rosefeldt, an acclaimed visual artist who, before turning Manifesto into a feature-length film, debuted the project as a video art installation. From punk rocker to anchorwoman interviewing herself as reporter at a remote location, from homeless man to mother delivering Sunday grace before family dinner, from puppeteer to factory worker, a chameleon-like Blanchett gives a tour-de-force performance as she transforms herself as never before, rising to the challenge as few actresses could. Filmed on many striking locations, staged with ironic contrasts and even sly humor, the film incorporates heartfelt manifestos from 20th century art and philosophy movements—Futurists, Dadaists, Pop Art, Dogma 95, Fluxus artists, Suprematists, Situationists and many others—weaving together history’s most impassioned artistic statements in a stunning and contemporary call to action.

Found Footage Fest
The Downtown Independent
Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) are back with an all-new edition of the Found Footage Festival, featuring newly unearthed VHS gems found at thrift stores across the country. Highlights include: -A collection of satanic panic videos from the 80s, including “The Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults” -Outtakes and on-air bloopers from over ten years of North Dakota local news -A star-studded Desert Storm parade sponsored by Taco Bell -Highlights from David Letterman's Video Collection, inherited by the FFF when Dave retired -Never-before-seen footage from the fake strongman prank Pickett and Prueher pulled on local news shows earlier this year

SAT 5/27

Civic Center Studios
8pm - 1:30am
MESH is a celebration of art in the Los Angeles community. Bringing together a vast array of various creators Mesh will provide a full night of artistry, entertainment, and socializing. live musical performance by The Maya Spectra + life size games + art gallery - dance performances by fabe and Deep Blue dance companies - live entertainment + art gallery - dance party and DJ DRINKS and FOOD will be sold throughout the evening

Barrio Queer
2006 Cesar Chavez Ave
7:30pm - 11:59pm
Hey! Tiny Splendor and Neta Zine are having a queer zine event! In spirit of LAZF weekend, we will have local zinesters talk about their zine process as art form of queer expression. Readings! Talks and conversations! Beer!

SUN 5/28

LA Zine Fest
California Market Center
10am - 6pm
Celebrating self-publishing and DIY culture in the community, this year's Fest will feature OVER 200 ZINESTERS; writers, illustrators, comix creators, photographers, and more, selling, trading & sharing their work, all in one place, for one amazing day! ZINE LIBRARIES WONDERSPACE (Free Hands-on Workshops) PLAYDATE (Independent Arcade Games) Exhibitor Art Curated by Pengu Labs INCREDIBLE VOLUNTEERS DJs ZINES ZINES ZINES

The Minnow Show: Episode 2
The Velaslavasay Panorama
$15 - 20
An overview of stop motion animation and whimsical dramas from the archive of Smokehouse Films. Including: Csaba Varga's, a leading figure in the history of Hungarian animation. ~ These films will be projected on 16mm and will include an overview of projection methods for future projectionists & cinephiles. Afterwards in the garden, Archivist & Filmmaker John Cannizzaro of Smokehouse Films will lead a private workshop on hand-drawn animation in the style of Norman McLaren that involves painting/drawing directly on 16mm film. We will then present your work on a 16mm projector on the Velaslavasay stage with an experimental soundtrack. All materials are supplied and no experience is needed, all ages are welcome & snacks included. LINK