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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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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
 
Home Movie Day Los Angeles @ the Archives Bazaar
Saturday, October 17, 2020
When: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Live stream on YouTube, see link below

Organized annually by local archivists since 2003, Home Movie Day Los Angeles makes it possible for individuals to watch and reconnect with their own family films by providing access to equipment and discussing how best to care for collections at home. This year's Home Movie Day will be online for the first time as part of the Virtual Archives Bazaar, presenting a program of materials curated from a diverse array of Los Angeles cultural institutions, as well as reels collected from Angelenos and digitized in advance. Please join us in the chat with any comments and/or questions. We'll also be hosting Home Movie Day Bingo, where you'll be able to follow along and potentially win some great prizes! Read more about HMD here and join the stream on the Home Movie Day LA YouTube channel.

10/17/2020 - 17:00 to 20:00