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Hollywood Forever: Gothic wkend in LA

The ultra short list of cultural events for the cultural people for the 29th of October in Los Angeles from our special correspondent Sabrina Joy. Welcome to Hollywood Forever!

Калі нехта з вас раптам акажацца наступнаю сыботай у Лос-Анжэлесе — скарыстайцеся нашым жудасна кароткім гайдам па цёмным івэнтам горада анёлаў. Самы цымус — адсвяткаваць Дзень Нябожчыкаў на лацінскім дыскачы на галівудзкіх могілках.

October 29/31 at 8 PM, Ace Hotel

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With striking imagery that has burrowed into the dark corners of the public’s psyche for the past century, F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent classic Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror is as immortal as its iconic antagonist. The silver screen’s first vampire — played by Max Schreck as a twisted, clawed and fanged creature completely unlike Bela Lugosi’s urbane Dracula — continues to influence cinematic horror to this day. Performances will take place at the gorgeously restored Theatre at Ace Hotel, a 1927 Spanish Gothic movie palace in the heart of downtown.

October 29, 12 PM – 12 AM, Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Each year, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery hosts a Día de los Muertos festival on its grounds. Día de los Muertos is a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America and the world honoring family members who have passed away. There are over 100 altars built by local families in honor of their loved ones as well as traditional folklorico performances, Aztec blessings and of course, lots of delicious Mexican food.

August 1 – November 27, LACMA

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Guillermo del Toro is one of the most inventive filmmakers of his generation. Beginning with Cronos (1993) and continuing through The Devil’s Backbone (2001), Hellboy (2004), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Pacific Rim (2013), and Crimson Peak (2015), among many other film, television, and book projects, del Toro has reinvented the genres of horror, fantasy, and science fiction. Taking inspiration from del Toro’s extraordinary imagination, this exhibition reveals his creative process through his collection of paintings, drawings, maquettes, artifacts, and concept film art. Rather than a traditional chronology or filmography, the exhibition is organized thematically, beginning with visions of death and the afterlife; continuing through explorations of magic, occultism, horror, and monsters; and concluding with representations of innocence and redemption.

 

October 22, 2016

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