Film Independent at LACMA – Spotlight on Aki Kaurismaki

LOS ANGELES, USA- The delectably sardonic and bittersweet films of Finnish writer/director Aki Kaurismaki remain little-seen in the United States (with the exception of his Oscar-nominated 2002 film The Man Without a Past). Working with a loyal company of actors, Kaurismaki’s films are equal parts Beckettian comedy, kitchen-sink melodrama and inebriated Nouvelle Vague lyricism.

Film Independent Event details : Thursday, December 8th

7:30 pm – La vie de Bohème
Three itinerant artists-an Albanian painter, a French poet and an Irish composer-elbow, charm and cajole their way through the streets of Paris as they struggle to maintain a modest standard of living and practice their crafts.

9:20 pm – Drifting Clouds
Drifting Clouds follows a proletarian couple typical to the director’s oeuvre-a head waitress and a tram driver-as they lose their jobs in quick succession and must fend for themselves through a gauntlet of false starts, all the while trying to keep their new TV from being repossessed.

WHEN: Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Bing Theater at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036

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