April Film Events in Venice:
Monday April 14
7 Dudley Cinema presents: NEGLECTED CINEMA – Curator Lance Richter screens rare 16mm films that are marginalized, yet very worthy of seeing, including art, music, educational, travelogues, experimental, documentary and more. Experience the phenomenon of viewing celluloid in all its splendor, depth and reel color.
UnUrban 3301 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90405 6pm Free admission
Sunday April 27
7 Dudley Cinema screens: Retrospective of Acclaimed Filmmaker Kent Hayward
Hayward’s thoughtful, revealing films and a Q&A with the filmmaker on April 27 – series curated by Gerry Fialka. A brief reception will precede and follow the screening and showcase additional installation artwork. Hayward’s work has been screened at over 25 festivals, including Dances with Films, DocuWest, New Filmmakers and Film Independent’s Cinema Lounge. The Los Angeles Times’ Kevin Thomas declared Hayward’s film Homestead Artifact “deeply affecting… Hayward has succeeded beautifully.” Sunset to Sunset, Homestead Artifact, August and others will be screened. Hayward says, “My films aim to tell big stories through small details. Sometimes I find metaphors in really personal moments, sometimes in a cutaway shot or some trivial incident.”
Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd Venice 90291 7 – 10 pm Free admission