Coming up next week: One Mile Art Walk. "One Mile is an interactive public art installation that investigates hunger, social sustainability and systemic change. Using everyday objects, sounds, visuals, story, performance and audience interactivity, we will convert public space into a platform for transformational community awareness and cultural dialogue. Through a guided, interactive walk, One Mile invites the audience to view and engage with public art installations and pop-up performances as a way to reflect, ponder, challenge, mourn and upend the cycles of inequity that cause hunger and other ecological, social, and economic injustices." From K. Bradford, Artistic Director and Founder, pictured above.
One Mile is part of the This is Hunger program at Santa Monica College that uses art to raise awareness and respond to hunger and other social issues in our community.
This free One Mile Installation Walk runs on Tuesday, 11/29 at 11:15 am, Wednesday 11/30 at 1 pm, and Thursday 12/1 at 5 pm. All walks start at 14th and Pico in Santa Monica by the Mazon Hunger installation truck (you can't miss it).
Lots of other events for this very special free This is Hunger public forum. Check the website for all the details: www.smc.edu/AcademicAffairs/PublicPolicyInstitute/Pages/Upcoming-Events.aspx.
An update: Today I experienced the Mazon "This is Hunger" installation truck in Santa Monica, CA. Beautifully done! It was a powerful demonstration of the huge problem of hunger in our world, and what you can do to help out. I urge you to visit the exhibit or get involved with the "This is Hunger" forum, and/or donate to the Mazon.org foundation to help them with this vital cause.
This sweet, unique and engaging film stars the lovely and fetching Kim Shaw as Becca and Adam Shapiro as Miles. As the film opens, Miles, who has recently broken up with his long-term fiancé, is lying immobilized in bed, licking his wounds. Mile’s concerned roommate calls Becca to come over and rescue him. Becca finally coaxes Miles out of bed, and then they embark on a day-long journey throughout Los Angeles, sans cell phones, computers, and cars, to work things out.
It’s a lovely film and one that shows the many sides of Los Angeles not often seen on film. We live in a remarkable, diverse city, and it’s a pleasure to see so many sides of our city so lovingly photographed. This film also discusses relationships, life goals, love and marriage, in a light and enjoyable way while you simultaneously enjoy a visual tour of our City of Angels.
This most enjoyable romantic comedy is the directorial debut of Jesse Shapiro. The acting is natural and spontaneous, and the film is also pleasantly photographed and scored.
Nobody Walks in LA opens today, November 18th at the Laemmle Wilshire Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills, and On Demand thereafter. For more information and to view the trailer, visit the film’s website at www.nobodywalksinla.com.
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I just published this at the Huffington Post: www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/an-open-letter-to-donald-j-trump_us_5823c436e4b01022624121d1
I went to see my friends in The Elizabeth Kill band at Brennan's in Venice the other night, they rocked! They are a hard-working, heavy-metal tinged alternative band that don't get the recognition they deserve. Download some of their music today from iTunes, or visit their website here: http://www.theelizabethkill.com/.