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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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    Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment, Sunday, January 27, 2019
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    The Armory Center for the Arts is pleased to present Sara Kathryn Arledge: Serene for the Moment from January 27 through May 12, 2019 in the Armory’s Caldwell Gallery.  The exhibition has been organized by Irene Tsatsos, the Armory’s Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator.  It will be preceded by a free, public reception on January 26 from 7-9pm. Major support for the exhibition comes from the Pasadena Art Alliance, with special thanks to the Sara Kathryn Arledge Memorial Trust. An under-recognized painter and innovator of mid-20th century experimental cinema, Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911-1998) was a prolific artist who emphasized the eerie in the mundane and the disorienting in the beautiful.

    Defying convention and authority, Arledge created a diverse and experimental body of work in between film and painting. “My plan,” she said, ‘was to extend the nature of painting to include time.” One of her earliest influences was a performance by Thomas Wilfred, on his Clavilux, at the Pasadena Playhouse, which she saw in 1928 as a teenager.

    As a filmmaker Arledge is considered a pioneer of ciné-dance (dance made uniquely for and by the medium of film) combining avant-garde dance with film editing techniques to “add time to painting.”

    The exhibition will include Arledge’s seven films and hand-painted glass slides, which are held by the Pacific Film Archive (PFA) in Berkeley and only recently digitized. It will also include over 80 of her brilliant works on paper, which span six decades, as well as ephemera and archival material, including storyboards for dance-films.

     

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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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    The Longest Straw, Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00 pm The Longest Straw, Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00 pm
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    The Longest Straw


    7:00pm–9:00pm

    Pasadena Patagonia shows The Longest Straw, a feature-length documentary that directed by Samantha Bode, who spent 65 days backpacking the 338-mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueducts and Mono Basin Extension during one of the worst droughts in California history. As she walks, she speaks with community leaders and residents of Los Angeles and those who live along the aqueduct to gain a deeper understanding of how water importation affects ecologies, economies, and societies where the water is being drawn from.

    Guests can enjoy drinks, and following the screening there will be a Q&A with director Samantha Bode. 

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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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    Pasadena Senior Center hosts the winter term of The Masters Series, each Tuesday between January 15 and March 5. The series features the theme “Exploring Motion Pictures” and explores the myth, magic, and making of movies. 

    The Masters Series, which embraces and promotes life-long learning, is open to members of the Pasadena Senior Center. Individual talks are $15 each, or register for the full eight-week term for $105. Non-members can try the series by attending their first talk free of charge.

    Schedule and Topics: 

    Jan. 15 – Motion Pictures Part I: An Industry is Born. UCLA film historian Jonathan Kuntz will present an illustrated history of American motion pictures with an emphasis on the Hollywood studio system, from the early days to the development of the American movie industry. 

    Jan. 22 – Motion Pictures Part II: An Industry Matures. Jonathan Kuntz will cover the post-World War II era that brought an end to the studio system and ushered in television, the 1970s rebirth of Hollywood, the growth of global entertainment conglomerates and the digital revolution. 

    Jan. 29 – Movie Palaces. Edward Kelsey, president and founder of Historic Building Services Inc., will examine the history and future of the Los Angeles movie palaces that boasted beautiful and alluring architecture and design and showcased mesmerizing films and glamorous stars.

    Feb. 5 – The Rise and Fall of Women in Hollywood. Film historian Cari Beauchamp will discuss the early years of Hollywood when women were highly paid stars with good roles, powerful writers and producers and how today’s film industry is still influenced by that era.

    Feb. 12 – Politics and Popular Culture in the Movies. Dana Marterella, an English instructor at Glendale Community College with a specialty in politics and popular culture, will explore the ways social trends and filmmakers’ viewpoints reflect politics and influence what is shown onscreen.

    Feb. 19 – On Location in Pasadena. Cinematographer Jared Cowan will lead participants through clips and photos of familiar Pasadena places many may not have recognized in famous films, from Gone with the Wind to La La Land.

    Feb. 26 – Saving Hollywood’s Lost Treasures. Film preservationist and historian Hugh Munro Neely will discuss films of the silent era that are thought to have been lost and his worldwide searches in archives and vaults for film prints that may bring the films back into the public arena. 

    Mar 5 – Topic and presenter will be announced. 

     

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