Fun Things Happening in LA: Visionaire is Free, Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood & Cinefamily


Cinefamily is hosting a three-day tribute to independent film pioneer and legend John Sayles-including a master class on screenwriting co-presented by the WGA Foundation-and continuing through mid-April. UNDERGROUND USA: INDIE CINEMA OF THE 80s is a two month, 40+ film retrospective celebrating the grassroots, punk rock spirit of truly independent cinema during its formative years, which is no surprise as Cinefamily is run by one of our old Bard film school friends, John Wyatt. The full schedule is below the jump. Starting February 22nd through 27th you can swing by the starship CAA building in LA to pick up a free copy of the newest Visionaire issue. Stella Artois collaborated in a three-part partnership with the luxury limited-edition collectible, and have just released the Visionaire 65 FREE issue, which will be given away for free at a public art installation along with CAA. And if that wasn’t enough to do next week, Vanity Fair just announced their Campaigh Hollywood Oscars week events line up, which as usual is stellar.

The Campaign Hollywood 2016 schedule of events:

Vanity Fair and FIAT Celebrate “Young Hollywood” – Tuesday, February 23 – Vanity Fair executive West Coast editor Krista Smith and Olivia Munn host Vanity Fair and FIAT’s toast to “Young Hollywood” in support of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. This invitation-only event will be held at The Chateau Marmont.

Vanity Fair and Barneys New York Dinner Celebrating “Spotlight”– Wednesday, February 24 – Vanity Fair, Barneys New York and Open Road Films host an intimate dinner at the Chateau Marmont to benefit ProPublica, with Oscar-nominated director and co-writer Tom McCarthy, and cast members including Oscar nominees Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams.

Makeup Artist Appreciation Spa Day and Luncheon with Lancôme– Thursday, February 25 – Vanity Fair will join Lancôme and Clarisonic for a day of pampering hosted by Vanity Fair beauty director SunHee Grinnell at the Ciel Spa, at the SLS Hotel. Hollywood’s top makeup artists will be treated to Lancôme makeup touch-ups and manicures, Clarisonic facials, and a light lunch at this intimate, invitation-only event to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Vanity Fair and Stuart Weitzman Luncheon Celebrating Elizabeth Banks – Friday, February 26 – Vanity Fair and Stuart Weitzman will host a private luncheon party at A.O.C. to toast Elizabeth Banks and her success as an actor, director and producer.

D.J. Night with L’Oréal Paris – Friday, February 26 – Actress and musician, Hailee Steinfeld, along with Vanity Fair and L’Oréal Paris, will host an exclusive party at Palihouse in West Hollywood, featuring a D.J. set by Taryn Manning. This invitation-only event will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

At Cinefamily…. John Sayles in person at all of the following screenings

Feb 18th: Return of the Secaucus Seven (John Sayles, 1980)
Feb 19th: The Brother From Another Planet (John Sayles, 1984) & Piranha (Joe Dante, 1978)
Feb 20th: Master Class with John Sayles & City of Hope (John Sayles, 1991)
Lianna (John Sayles, 1983) & Baby It’s You (John Sayles, 1983) double feature


Mar 2nd: Seventeen (Joel DeMott & Jeff Kreines, 1983) presented by the Lost & Found Film Club
Mar 4th: 20th anniversary of Spike, Mike, Slackers, and Dykes with John Pierson in person
She’s Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, 1986)
The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi, 1981)
Mar 5th: Roger & Me (Michael Moore, 1989) with John Pierson in person
Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant, 1986)
Mar 8th: Eyes of Fire (Avery Crounse, 1983) presented by Up From The Depths
Mar 9th: The Times of Harvey Milk (Rob Epstein, 1984) presented by The Greg Proops Film Club
Mar 10th: Blood Simple (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1984)
Talking to Strangers (Rob Tregenza, 1988)
Mar 11th: Smithereens (Susan Seidelman, 1982)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton, 1986) with McNaughton in person
Mar 12th: Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985) with Rosanna Arquette in person
Mar 12th; Early Shorts by Ross McElwee (1982-1985) with McElwee in person
Mar 13th: Sherman’s March (Ross McElwee, 1985) with McElwee in person
Mar 16th: Richard Kern night (contents TBA) with Kern in person and a photography installation
Mar 17th: The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988) with producer Mark Lipson in person
Mar 18th: Border Radio (Allison Anders, Dean Lent, & Kurt Voss, 1987) with Anders in person
Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984) with Cox in person
Mar 19th: Bless Their Little Hearts (Billy Woodberry, 1983) with Woodberry in person
Forbidden Zone (Richard Elfman, 1980) with Elfman and cast in person
Mar 20th: My Brother’s Wedding (Charles Burnett, 1983)
Illusions (Julie Dash, 1982)
Mar 22nd: Hollywood Shuffle (Robert Townsend, 1987) with Townsend in person
Mar 24th: Vortex (Beth B and Scott B, 1982)
Mar 25th: Eating Raoul (Paul Bartel, 1982) with Mary Woronov in person
Mar 26th: Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch, 1984)
Mar 27: Sleepwalk (Sara Driver, 1986)
You Are Not I (Sara Driver, 1981)
Born In Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983)-new 35mm restoration, with Borden in person
Mar 28: Last Night at the Alamo (Eagle Pennell, 1983)-premiere of new restoration
Jonathan Demme Presents: Made in Texas (shorts collection, 2015)


Apr 3rd: Chan Is Missing (Wayne Wang, 1982) with Wang in person
Apr 7th: Paydirt (Penny Allen, 1981)-premiere of new restoration
Apr 8th: Combat Shock (Buddy Giovinazzo, 1984)
Apr 15th: Suburbia (Penelope Spheeris, 1983) with Spheeris in Person.
Apr 16th: Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (Penelope Spheeris, 1988)
with Spheeris in person
Deadbeat at Dawn (Jim Van Bebber, 1988) & Diary of a Deadbeat (Victor Bonacore, 2015)

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