Thu21Jan20167:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall
This event is co-sponsored by Brand Associates and The Glendale Historical Society.
VISUAL ACOUSTICS, (Directed by Eric Bricker and narrated by Dustin Hoffman), celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer. His unforgettable images epitomize the singular beauty of Southern California’s modernist movement and brought many iconic structures to the public's attention. Shulman's photographs have captured the creations of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Frank Gehry and others. This unique film is both a testament to the evolution of modern architecture and a joyful portrait of a charismatic gentleman and artist. Our special guest is Chris Nichols of Los Angeles Magazine.Our special guest, Chris Nichols, will preside over a post-screening discussion. Chris has been with Los Angeles Magazine for 15 years, contributing his unique perspective on LA lore, legend, culture and history. He also writes the popular "Ask Chris" column for the magazine. His book The Leisure Architecture of Wayne McAllister won the Independent Publishers award in 2008. Chris has been a leader in helping to preserve our region's iconic modern masterpieces. As a friend and colleague of Shulman's, his perspective on the film will be fascinating.
Thu10Mar20167:00 pmBrand Library Recital Hall
Our special guests
In the 1930s and 1940s hundreds of women musicians toured the country in glamorous All-Girl Bands, while others played side by side with their male counterparts. By the mid-50s female jazz musicians had disappeared from the music scene, their contributions forgotten. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the story of women big band players and their journey from the late 1930s to present day. Today there is a whole new breed of women players taking their rightful place in the music world.
Special guests, Director Judy Chaikin, and the legendary sax player Roz Cron of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, will grace our stage after the screening to discuss their experiences and answer questions.