Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Weekly What To Do: Fantastic Fest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival & More

Digital Dino Fest
September 22 through Friday, September 25
Celebrate this rich history of exploration and the impressive collection, by joining us for a week-long online festival celebrating dinosaurs, their prehistoric past, and the science that brings their world back to life.

Wed, Sept 23, 6pm
 For our next show, we’re teaming up with science advocacy organization, March For Science, to bring you a show all about the science related policy that we’ll be voting on this November.

September 24-Oct 1 
Free Online, some rentals for $

Get yourself a Alamo on Demand account and RSVP what you want to see, so you can see some of the strangest and most fun films if you didn't make the cut for Beyond Fest. We've written about Fantastic Fest time and again here as it's sort of sets the status quo of what to look out for in the new year and this time we have an online version.
Great Choice Short

Honestly, looking forward to finally catching the horror short where someone is trapped in a Red Lobster; Great Choice, part of the Short Fuse section of the fest.
The 100 BEST KILLS: DECAPATTACK!!! doesn't sound bad either and these are but two of the insane content you can stream online.
September 24-Oct 1 

The long named fun acronym LAAPFF is still taking place and online this year. Our top coices remain the coming age tale Death of Nintendo and ATOMIC CAFE: The Noisiest Corner in J-Town, which was in our own Little Tokyo. Check out the full list of movies, including the doc on the pandemic we're in now 76 Days going over the first crucial days of the crisis in China and how bad it got. 

THE WHO'S TOMMY & PINK FLOYD'S THE WALL Double Feature Pop-up Drive-In
THE INCREDIBLES Pop-up Drive-In Cinema
Thurs Sep 24-27

Friday, September 25, noon

This FRIDAY, we take it back to our roots to collaborate with one of our first ever supporters, Kevin Smith. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his cult classic, Mallrats, we've enlisted some of our favorite artists to make work inspired by the characters and scenes from the film.

We're also opening a second group show - the first EVER of its kind. We've curated some of our favorite print artists to create traditional gig posters - but for fictitious bands from movies and TV shows. So, get ready to see some concerts and events you WISH you could attend. The pieces will be for sale first on THIS FRIDAY at Noon PT.

Friday, September 25, 2pm
 Fred (Josh Ruben), a frustrated copywriter, checks in to a winter cabin to start his first novel. While jogging in the nearby woods, he meets Fanny (Aya Cash, “You’re The Worst”), a successful and smug young horror author who fuels his insecurities. During a power outage, Fanny challenges Fred to tell a scary story. As a storm sets in, they pass the time spinning spooky tales fueled by the tensions between them, and Fred is forced to confront his ultimate fear: Fanny may be the better storyteller. The stakes are raised when they’re visited by a horror fan (Chris Redd, “Saturday Night Live”) who delivers levity (and a pizza) to the proceedings.

September 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Esotouric, L.A.’s most eclectic sightseeing tour company, for a virtual exploration “Inside the Bradbury Building,” featuring rare photographs and video, original research and offbeat anecdotes that bring the city’s most fascinating office tower to life.

Your hosts Kim Cooper and Richard Schave have been obsessed with the Bradbury Building for years, and their researches recently led to them playing a central role in delivering a scarce original blueprint of the building to the Huntington Library’s collection of architectural plans. 


Sat, September 26 6pm & 8pm
Dirk's Terror Tavern 13730 Ventura Blvd 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 

Sat, Sept 26

Artwork by Doug LaRocca
A crazy new gallery shoe from Hero Complex, whi we assume wants to get out as much with not conventions to go to.
When we first started building this Sketch Card Show, it wasn't hard for our imaginations to run wild as we pictured this incredible body of artists... with all their varying styles and approaches... creating their own unique and special one-of-a-kind sketch cards.


Mon, September 28, 2020 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Online conversation with KAJILLIONAIRE writer-director Miranda July and filmmaker Spike Jonze.