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  • Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance

    Thursday November 13, 2014
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    This sumptuous new film tells the story of that fragile inheritance through the treasures of Bhutan and Ladakh in the Himalayas and of Dunhuang on the Silk Road in China. Efforts to save vulnerable wall paintings in these regions are contrasted with imminent threats of fire, flood, tourists, and devotional practice. The Getty Conservation Institute's long-term involvement at the spectacular site of Dunhuang is featured in this documentary by award-winning filmmakers Mark Stewart Productions.

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  • Gordon Getty Concert: Pomerium: Music for Rubens's Tapestries

    Saturday November 22, 2014
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the finest early-music ensembles in the country," a cappella ensemble Pomerium presents a special program inspired by Rubens's tapestries. Listeners will be transported to 17th-century Madrid and immersed in the soundscape of Mass at the Convento chapel, the original home to Rubens's masterpieces. Complements the exhibition Spectacular Rubens: The Triumph of the Eucharist. Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors.

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  • Film Series: Czech Film and the Prague Spring

    Saturday December 6, 2014
    4 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The Czech New Wave of the mid-1960s encompassed a variety of revolutionary styles that influenced directors around the world. Born out of dissent against the Communist regime, the films often sublimate their critiques in absurdity, humor, and pathos. These filmmakers thrived in the momentary creative liberation of the Prague Spring, however each of the films in this series were banned by the Soviet controlled government in Prague.

    Saturday, December 6, 4:00 p.m.: The Ear (1970, 94 min.)
    Saturday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.: Oratorio for Prague (1968, 26 min.) and A Report on the Party and Its Guests (1966, 70 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 2:00 p.m.: The Joke (1969, 81 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.: Daisies (1966, 76 min.)

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    Reservations available beginning November 10.

  • Film Series: Czech Film and the Prague Spring

    Saturday December 6, 2014
    7 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The Czech New Wave of the mid-1960s encompassed a variety of revolutionary styles that influenced directors around the world. Born out of dissent against the Communist regime, the films often sublimate their critiques in absurdity, humor, and pathos. These filmmakers thrived in the momentary creative liberation of the Prague Spring, however each of the films in this series were banned by the Soviet controlled government in Prague.

    Saturday, December 6, 4:00 p.m.: The Ear (1970, 94 min.)
    Saturday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.: Oratorio for Prague (1968, 26 min.) and A Report on the Party and Its Guests (1966, 70 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 2:00 p.m.: The Joke (1969, 81 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.: Daisies (1966, 76 min.)

     Learn more about this event

    Reservations available beginning November 10.

  • Film Series: Czech Film and the Prague Spring

    Sunday December 7, 2014
    2 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The Czech New Wave of the mid-1960s encompassed a variety of revolutionary styles that influenced directors around the world. Born out of dissent against the Communist regime, the films often sublimate their critiques in absurdity, humor, and pathos. These filmmakers thrived in the momentary creative liberation of the Prague Spring, however each of the films in this series were banned by the Soviet controlled government in Prague.

    Saturday, December 6, 4:00 p.m.: The Ear (1970, 94 min.)
    Saturday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.: Oratorio for Prague (1968, 26 min.) and A Report on the Party and Its Guests (1966, 70 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 2:00 p.m.: The Joke (1969, 81 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.: Daisies (1966, 76 min.)

    Reservations available beginning November 10.

  • Film Series: Czech Film and the Prague Spring

    Sunday December 7, 2014
    4 pm
    Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center

    The Czech New Wave of the mid-1960s encompassed a variety of revolutionary styles that influenced directors around the world. Born out of dissent against the Communist regime, the films often sublimate their critiques in absurdity, humor, and pathos. These filmmakers thrived in the momentary creative liberation of the Prague Spring, however each of the films in this series were banned by the Soviet-controlled government in Prague.

    Saturday, December 6, 4:00 p.m.: The Ear (1970, 94 min.)
    Saturday, December 6, 7:00 p.m.: Oratorio for Prague (1968, 26 min.) and A Report on the Party and Its Guests (1966, 70 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 2:00 p.m.: The Joke (1969, 81 min.)
    Sunday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.: Daisies (1966, 76 min.)

    Reservations available beginning November 10.

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  • Villa Theater Lab: All Our Tragic

    Weekends November 8 - November 9, 2014
    11 am - 5 pm
    Auditorium, Getty Villa
    All Our Tragic, by Chicago's award-winning company The Hypocrites, is a unique 12-hour theatrical adaptation that combines the 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative. Performed over two six-hour installments, All Our Tragic creates a modern festival of Dionysus. Adapted and directed by Sean Graney. Tickets $25 per day; $45 for both days.

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