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Los Angeles: On Film and On Record
October 1, 2020 - August 1, 2021
When: 12:00am - 11:45pm

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CSUN Library Website

Los Angeles exists in our collective cultural imagination, heavily influenced by depictions of the city on film, though it is also a place of brick and mortar; adobe and asphalt. Los Angeles: On Film and On Record is an online journey through film and archives. It examines a number of popular films that feature the City of Angels within the storyline, setting, or both, and compares these visions, interpretations, and variations of movie Los Angeles with the documentary record of real Los Angeles, using archival and other primary sources from Special Collections & Archives.

The exhibit consists of four parts. Part 1, LA Aspirations, explores its role as a hub of opportunity, while part 2, LA Critique, questions Los Angeles as a site of the American dream. Part 3, LA Living, looks at the ways films and filmmakers have attempted to depict "real" Los Angeles. Finally, Part 4, LA Aesthetic, considers ways LA's landscape, architectural features, and infrastructure appear in films, shaping perceptions of the city.

As you explore the exhibit, we encourage you to consider the choices each filmmaker made, and the version of Los Angeles they chose to present. What truths does each film contain? How do they create or reinforce stereotypes about people and places? Who is absent, misrepresented, maligned, or celebrated in narratives about the city, and why?

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Assistive Services

Requests for accommodation services (e.g., sign language interpreters or transcribers) must be made at least five (5) business days in advance. Please e-mail library.event@csun.edu in advance of the event.

 
 
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Los Angeles Archives Bazaar 2020 Goes Virtual
Saturday, October 17, 2020
When: 8:00am - 8:00pm

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All online

The 15th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar is going virtual. Visit https://laassubject.org/archives-bazaar for more information about online programs, exhibits, and workshops.

10/17/2020 - 08:00 to 20:00
 
 
 
 
Basement Tapes Day @ the Archives Bazaar
Saturday, October 17, 2020
When: 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Online, see link below

Basement Tapes Day provides the public with access to vintage audio playback devices so they can listen to the home recordings on open-reel tapes, cassettes, and micro-cassettes that have been sitting in their attics or basements for years. Click here for scheudule and RSVP info.

10/17/2020 - 10:00 to 15:00