• half fest film showcase

    Half Fest Directors Showcase

    Day 1: Saturday, August 26, screenings 12:00–6:20 p.m. and panel discussion 7:00 p.m.
    Day 2: Sunday, August 27, screenings 12:00–4:20 p.m. and panel discussion 5:00 p.m.


    Enjoy this two-day showcase of short films and television episodes by mentees of the Half Directing Mentorship Program—an initiative founded by acclaimed TV screenwriter, director, and producer Ryan Murphy to help nurture the talents of women and minorities in Hollywood.

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  • Harold and Lillian

    Harold and Lillian

    Tuesday, September 5, 1:30 p.m.


    Meet two unsung heroes of Hollywood’s Golden Age: storyboard artist Harold Michelson and film researcher Lillian Michelson. Their impressive list of credits includes The Apartment, The Birds, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Scarface, and many more.

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  • Little Men

    Tuesday, September 12, 1:30 p.m.


    Two best friends have their relationship tested when their parents feud.

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  • The Rocket

    The Rocket

    Tuesday, October 3, 1:30 p.m.


    In this blazingly original drama, a ten-year-old boy and a James Brown impersonator use a cylinder full of explosives to overcome life’s obstacles.

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  • In Between Days

    In Between Days

    Tuesday, October 10, 1:30 p.m.


    Aimie, a teenager recently transplanted from her native South Korea to a snowbound North American city, struggles to find her way in a strange land of new faces.

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  • City of Gold

    Docents and Members-Only Screening—City Of Gold

    Monday, October 16, 10:00 a.m.

    FREE and open to Members only

    In this critically acclaimed documentary, Pulitzer Prize–winning Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold explores the culinary landscape of Los Angeles and shares his passion for its diversity.

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  • Hotel USA

    Social Good Salon

    Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.


    The Skirball’s Social Good Salons are regular gatherings where people of all backgrounds and ages are welcome to learn about current events and socially relevant topics and then exchange ideas and opinions.

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  • Troker

    El Automóvil Gris—Featuring a Live Score by Troker

    Tuesday, October 24, 8:00 p.m.

    $25 General; $20 Members; $15 Full-Time Students

    Watch the Mexican silent film El Automóvil Gris (The Grey Automobile, 1919), and be mesmerized by a live performance from the world-renowned Mexican band Troker. Considered one of the most important cinematic works in silent film history, El Automóvil Gris is a tale of cops and robbers. In this special engagement, the escapades of the Grey Automobile Gang, who once terrorized the streets of Mexico City, come to life with Troker’s score, an innovative fusion of jazz, funk, prog rock, DJ scratching, and traditional mariachi.

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