Infinite Space: The Architecture of Lohn Lautner
5/19/2013 3:00 PM
Filmmaker Murray Grigor traces Lautner's pursuit of unusual beauty, exploring the dramatic spaces he designed. Among them are the Chemosphere in Los Angeles, and the Elrod House in Palm Springs. A reception will follow the screening. Part of the Art/Architecture on Film series. Tickets are $5 and $10.
Black Star, Crescent Moon: Islam and Muslims in the Black Radical Imagination Sohail Daulatzai
5/21/2013 6:00 PM
MultiCultural Center Lounge
Sohail Daulatzai discusses the pre-9/11 history in which Blackness, Islam, and the politics of the Muslim Third World found common cause. She will explore the significance of this forgotten history as it is related to contemporary politics and arts, when Black artists and activists imagined themselves not as national minorities but as part of a global majority. Free.
Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
5/22/2013 6:00 PM
MultiCultural Center Theater
Featuring immigrant stories as well as interviews with Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz, filmmakers Peter Getzels and Eduardo Lopez reveal the direct connection between the history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the current immigration crisis. Free.