Free Movie Screening: Water and Power and Freeways, December 17, 7:30 pm, Los Angeles, CA

  • 17 December 2022
  • Start time : 07:30 PM
  • End time : 08:30 PM
  • Event Host : Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • Event Location : Billy Wilder Theater, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, United States
Water and Power and Freeways, UNCLA
Event Description

Of car culture, Joan Didion famously wrote: “Actual participation requires a total surrender, a concentration so intense as to seem a kind of narcosis, a rapture-of-the-freeway. The mind goes clean. The rhythm takes over.” Babette Mangolte offers an outsider’s counterpoint in her elegant meditation on the Southern California landscape and its built environments, while Pat O’Neill, in this classic of Los Angeles experimental filmmaking, takes on another of Didion’s preoccupations, West Coast water infrastructure.

There? Where?
U.S., 1979

16mm, color 8 min. Director: Babette Mangolte.

Water and Power
U.S., 1989

35mm, color, 54 min. Director: Pat O’Neill.

Total runtime: 62 min.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Hammer Museum and the UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Other

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