Thursday, December 17, 2009 8-11pm
"Now in its second year of showcasing innovative films and music from around the globe, Flux Screening Series at the Hammer Museum ends 2009 with an exceptional lineup of films and special guests. Thursday, December 17 marks the World Premiere of Mia Doi Todd’s new video “Open Your Heart”, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Michel Gondry. The video debut for “Open Your Heart” will include a live performance by Mia and Michel and friends. The evening will also feature Keith Schofield’s music video for song “Heaven Can Wait” by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck, as well as new works by Allison Schulnik, Stefan Nadelman and Radical Friend. Filmmakers Michel Gondry, Keith Schofield, Allison Schulnik and Kirby McClure and Julia Grigorian of Radical Friend will be in attendance for this special event. "
The evening will include a screening of new short films and music videos. Highlights include:
Mia Doi Todd “Open Your Heart”
Directed by Michel Gondry
The World Premiere of Michel Gondry's video "Open Your Heart" for singer Mia Doi Todd is a dazzling display of 100 people in colorful attire, including the Riverside Community College Marching Band, and it is sure to open your heart. The song is part of Mia's upcoming album to be released in 2010.
Charlotte Gainsbourg & Beck "Heaven Can Wait"
Directed by Keith Schofield
Award-winning filmmaker Keith Schofield teamed up with French chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg and indie-music pioneer Beck to deliver a stunning visual kaleidoscope of 50 unique micro-vignettes.
Grizzly Bear "Ready, Able"
Directed by Allison Schulnik
For psychedelic/experimental pop band Grizzly Bear, Los Angeles based-filmmaker Allison Schulnik created a magical claymation music video for song “Ready, Able”. Stop-motion characters were meticulously crafted by Schulnik who sculpted 9,000 frames for the short.
Ramona Falls "I Say Fever"
Directed by Stefan Nadelman
Stefan Nadelman is an award-winning director and animator of short films and commercials. For his collaboration with Ramona Falls, he combined brilliantly dark visuals with spooky animation.
Yeasayer “Ambling Alp”
Directed by Radical Friend
Directing duo Radical Friend teamed up with Brooklyn-based band Yeasayer to create what many blogs and online communities are calling “the most surreal music video of the year”.
Shot in the California desert, the video project features an interactive teaser where viewers can use their computer mouse to move from scene to scene with a 360 degree camera.
Thursday, December 17th
8PM: Screening and Filmmaker Presentations.
10PM: After-party with live performance by Mia Doi Todd, Michel Gondry and friends. Hammer Cafe and Bar will be open.
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024