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Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States

August 2018

KCRW Partner Screening: Juliet, Naked

August 11, 2018 • 6:00 pm
SMC Center for Media & Design, 1660 Stewart Street
Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States
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Annie (Rose Byrne) is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke). When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances.   This KCRW Partner Screening will be held on the SMC Center for Media…

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KCRW Partner Screening: Blaze

August 18, 2018 • 5:15 pm
SMC Center for Media & Design, 1660 Stewart Street
Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States
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BLAZE is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze’s past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The…

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October 2018

Flipping the Bird!: How we Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-scooter (and Other Disruptive Transit)

October 13, 2018 • 12:00 pm
SMC Center for Media & Design, 1660 Stewart Street
Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States
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A KCRW/DnA x IndieCade design jam on e-Scooters and the future of mobility! Summary: Dockless e-scooters have presented the biggest disruption to transportation since ridesharing. Yet they also have huge potential -- to resolve the first mile, last mile challenge; to transport people to work and school; and to bring the fun back into mobility that has diminished as traffic congestion has grown. How will these transit innovations change our lives and the form of the city? We’ll find out…

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August 2019

KCRW Partner Screening: The Peanut Butter Falcon

August 3, 2019 • 6:00 pm
SMC Center for Media & Design, 1660 Stewart Street
Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church).  A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.…

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KCRW Partner Screening: Blinded By The Light

August 10, 2019 • 6:00 pm
SMC Center for Media & Design, 1660 Stewart Street
Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States

From writer/director/producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs. “Blinded by the Light” tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra) a British teen of Pakistani descent, growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987.  Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of…

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KCRW Partner Screening: Good Boys

August 10, 2019 • 10:00 pm
SMC Center for Media & Design, 1660 Stewart Street
Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States

Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Expressand Sausage Party take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys. After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to…

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KCRW Partner Screening: Brittany Runs A Marathon

August 17, 2019 • 6:00 pm
SMC Center for Media & Design, 1660 Stewart Street
Los Angeles, CA 90404 United States

Hilarious, outgoing and always up for a good time, New Yorker Brittany Forgler is everybody’s best friend ― except maybe her own. At 27, her hard-partying ways, chronic underemployment and toxic relationships are catching up with her, but when she stops by a new doctor’s office to try to score some Adderall, she gets slapped with a prescription she never wanted: Get healthy. Too broke for a gym and too proud to ask for help, Brit is at a loss,…

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