Parlor Performance's presents New Zealand Funny Lady Deb Filler -- plus special events, free screenings & more!
"Concert for Haiti" benefit show, this coming Sunday, January 31, at
the Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Bl., Culver
City 90230. Admission by donation, all proceeds to Haiti relief.
Performances by many artists, TBA. Mike Barry and I will perform in
the early part of the program, before 3:00, which goes from 2:00-6:00.
The church has a capacity of 300. Seating on a first-come basis.
I am always reluctant to clutter your mail boxes with promotion, but
the need to assist Haiti earthquake victims, I believe, supercedes
other considerations. Your understanding is appreciated. I hope to see
you there, Bernie
Click the link for further information.
Film nite at 212 Pier, the old Novel Cafe location
212 PIER COFFEEHOUSE, 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405,
310-314-5275, free admission, http://www.212pier.com/
It is cultural democracy at its best, we'll show what we agree upon (
i will have a variety of films), and/or
both are great films, and the discussion will be burning up...
we still need remote for the sony dvd player, any help is duly
appreciated, come early
SUBVERSIVE CINEMA at 212 Pier Coffeehouse http://www.212pier.com/ 212
Pier Ave (one half block east of Main St), Santa Monica, CA 90405
screens films on the LAST FRIDAY of EACH MONTH from 7-10pm, free
admission, free popcorn, 310-314-5275, info:310-306-7330,
Gerry Fialka screens films as antennae of the race, broadcasting the
hidden effects of what we have invented. From experimental films to
political activist cinema to lit, art, music flix to avant garde
documentaries, this series will provoke new questions and feature
SUBVERSIVE CINEMA is inspired by two seminal books: Gene Youngblood's
EXPANDED CINEMA and Amos Vogel's FILM AS A SUBVERSIVE ART. In FILM AS
A SUBVERSIVE ART: AMOS VOGEL & CINEMA 16 (2003 documentary directed by
Paul Cronin), these thoughts were expressed by Scott MacDonald and
"Scott MacDonald: In Amos Vogel's Cinema 16 programming strategy, he
was very conscious of Eisenstein; with the ideas of juxtaposing one
kind of thing with another to create energy in the audience and
maximum thought in viewers.
Amos Vogel: When I showed 5 or 6 films on the Cinema 16 program, they
were always selected from the point of view how they would collide
with each other in the minds of the audience. On one program there
would always be an abstract film, a scientific film, an avant-garde
film and a political documentary, because my intention at all times
was to subvert audience expectations by showing such diverse and
different films on one and the same program....
Many films shown at Cinema 16 and in my book "Film As A Subversive
Art," show reality in ways that we have not previously anticipated.
... This is how I use the word "subversive" - anything that changes or
undermines previous ways of thinking and feeling. Subversive art makes
you look at things in a new and very different way. It disrupts. It
destroys, and thereby builds up new realities and new truths."
"I have always been on the side of those who seek the truth, but I
part ways with them when they think they have found it." - Luis
Bunuel. These thoughts inspire the spirit of curating films at
SUBVERSIVE CINEMA. The public is invited to join us, free admission.
212 PIER Coffeehouse http://www.212pier.com/ screens films every
Friday at 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-314-5275,free
admission, 8:30PM (start time exception is last Fridays, which is
7-10pm for Gerry Fialka's Subversive Cinema Series).
212 PIER welcomes all up-and-coming filmmakers to show their films &
videos. Contact: Guru Thapar email@example.com
Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:19 AM
Subject: Fwd: FEB events UPDATE info
contact: Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330 firstname.lastname@example.org
ANGEL'S is proud to announce SUZY WILLIAMS - LA's Diva Deluxe singing live music on Mondays: Feb 1 & 22, March 29 (then the LAST MONDAY of each month) from 8:15pm -11:15pm, free admission, Angel's Piano Bar & Supper Club, 2460 Wilshire Blvd (at 25th), Santa Monica, CA 90403, 310-828-2115, http://angelssantamonica.com/
More info:310-306-7330 email@example.com Visit: http://www.laughtears.com/ (which has links to press ready hi res stills)
See COVER ME - new original song by SUZY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEcUNc8hu8w
"Suzy's voice is vibrant and lusty...great gusto and bold emotion." - Nat Hentoff.
Suzy Williams: "Local Music Hero" article/bio and info on Suzy & Her Solid Senders http://www.laughtears.com/suzy1.html
"Suzy Williams, whom I once called "L.A.'s Diva Deluxe" in the L.A. Weekly because of her unsurpassable position on the top shelf of red hot mamas, continues to belt standards, the blues and her originals - 24 new ones in the last year alone! I'd also add that she's funny as hell and a heart-melting gorgeous dame." -Michael Simmons, Huffington Post, 5-08
"Williams is an enormously amusing, endearing presence...with tough, belting authority." - John Rockwell, New York Times.
Fondiller. By whatever name, Carol was a true Venetian. She was a
writer par excellence, a poet, a thespian, and a political activist
whose caustic wit made more than one politician and landlord tremble.
She was found today around 4:30 pm in her small unit in the 5 Rose
Avenue apartments after friends grew worried about her not answering
her telephone. The cause of death is unknown at this time, but Carol
had been in poor health for the last several years. However, she
seemed to be recovering from a month-long bout with the flu.
Carol came to Venice in the early 1960s and hung out at the Venice
West Cafe where she met John Haag, Stuart Perkoff and the other Beat
poets and artists. As the sixties progressed and became more
political, Carol was an activist in the Free Venice movement,
including the Venice Survival Committee and the Free Venice Theater
Group, which put on plays at the Venice Pavilion. Carol was one of the
last of the leaders of the sixties movement in Venice.
She was a founder of the Free Venice Beachhead. Nearly every issue
since 1968 has borne her imprint. She served on the Beachhead
Collective more times and longer than any other person. She wrote more
articles for the Beachhead than anyone else. Carol could have had a
media career with much larger newspapers or magazines but she choose
to focus on her community, Venice. The current Beachhead reprinted an
article by Carol, entitled The CRUD Conspiracy, which was originally
published January 1970.
Carol was involved in every aspect of her adopted city. She was
arrested several times for standing up for free speech, including the
right to distribute flyers on the Ocean Front Walk. She once ran on
the Peace and Freedom Party ticket against Tom Hayden for state
assembly. A couple of years ago, Carol was crowned "Queen of Venice"
by her friends. She said she had mixed feelings about the monarchy,
but accepted the title in deference to her friends.
The issue dearest to her heart was low income housing. Carol believed
that poor people had the right to live in decent homes near the beach.
For several years, she served on a Housing and Urban Development
committee for low income housing. She was appointed by Councilmember
Ruth Galanter to a committee to review development proposals for
Venice. Carol succeeded to reducing the size and/or including low
income housing in many buildings throughout Venice. She also was
instrumental in stopping other developments that she believed were
unsuited to Venice.
At the time of her death, Carol was working on an article on
preserving low income housing at the Holiday Venice apartments in
As a member of the Beachhead Collective with Carol since 2002, I was
privileged to work with Carol on many issues of the paper. As her
health grew worse, Carol was unable to attend most meetings, but we
conversed by phone on the issues of the day, and upon what the
Beachhead should focus. She was both my friend and mentor.
The next issue of the Beachhead will carry more news about Carol.
Since she was also our obit writer, we'll need your help to do justice
to her legacy. Please send us your recollections and interactions with
Carol over the years.
I know I speak for the entire Collective when I say that we will
attempt to continue publishing a Beachhead that is true to all the
good things that Carol stood for.
There are not yet any plans for public gatherings in Carol's memory.
But there will undoubtedly be a community-wide memorial for her. We'll
notify you when there are plans.
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