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Making Strange: Rooftop Sci-Fi at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel

14-28 aug 2008
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles.

Thursday 14 August 2008.
Thursday 21 August 2008.
Thursday 28 August 2008.
Screenings are FREE and begin at 8:15 pm

To celebrate Afterall 18, please join us for a three-week rooftop series of sci-fi inspired films and artists videos screened atop the landmark Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. In the high season of summer blockbusters, this series presents low-fi cult features and artist videos that use elements of science fiction to cast new light on earthly struggles and everyday phenomena. Outer space is used as a metaphor for psychological inner space, post-apocalyptic futures and interplanetary utopias are imagined through the quotidian lens of social progress, and android life illuminates human dysfunction on Earth.

Thursday, August 14
Powers of Ten
(Charles and Ray Eames, 1977, 9 min.)
(Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972, 163 min.)

Thursday, August 21
Double Lunar Dogs
(Joan Jonas, 1984, 24 min.)
Lift Off
(Martha Colburn, 1999, 3 min.)
Sins of the Fleshapoids
(Mike Kuchar, 1965, 43 min.)
Ascension of the Demonoids
(George Kuchar, 1985, 46 min.)

Thursday, August 28
Space is the Place
(John Coney, 1974, 82 min.)

Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites
404 South Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Screenings will be held on the Plaza Pool Deck, 4th floor.
Blankets and pillows are encouraged, as seating will be limited.
Street parking, or City National Garage (on Flower Street), $10 with validation.
Hotel valet, $25.

This series is made possible through the generous support of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, Los Angeles.