Film As An Art Industry: An Interview With Hadrian Belove of Cinefamily
Cinefamily is a Los Angeles gem, this resource and hub for all things film. They celebrate the mainstream, the underground, the proper, and the odd all under the roof of an old silent movie theatre. They appreciate film for their artistry and–surprisingly–are the only LA institution doing this. How?! We are a town dedicated to film! Anyway, we spoke with one of the Cinefamily co-founders Hadrian Belove about the non-profit and to get an idea of what they bring to LA.
Inez & Vindooh At Gagosian Gallery
It’s easy to call photographic duo Inez & Vindooh celebrity photographers. They shoot a lot of well known people, yes, but their passion is showing the unexpected and really making you rethink preconceived notions of beauty, gender, and even portraiture itself. Their work is recently on view at the Gagosian in Beverly Hills and features some of their best work with celebrities and a new crop of wild flower portraits.
Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Blvd
Ed Ruscha loves taking photos of LA and has made a little side career on logging how the city changes. The Getty recently released a video of his photographs that document Hollywood Blvd in 1973 *and* in 2002. It’s a brilliant look at one of the city’s most popular streets and gives an idea of how greatly it has changed.
A Stay At Alcazar Palm Springs
We love going to Palm Springs. We also like saving money. What does that mean? We want to find a cheap, cool hotel–and we think we’ve done it! The Alcazar is a little compound that is well designed and slightly fancy and will work well with your budget. We hope to not be spoiling a hidden gem but, really, it’s too good not to share.
Craft + Design at Fifth Floor
What is the California design movement today? Good question! Fifth Floor in Chinatown has a little show that shares some work of contemporary wood workers who are carrying on and furthering the California craft and design movement. The show is Craft + Design and is an excellent sharing of wild woodwork.