Presentations & Performances




XYZ #9
Hosted by comedian Ian Abramson
Saturday, July 11th
8pm
$20 Unlimited Play & Reception Gifts
Tickets http://xyz9.bpt.me/

Enjoy an evening of video games & consoles installed throughout the gardens and grounds of the Panorama for your playing pleasure. Mr. Abramson, Master of Ceremonies, will present a comedic introduction with friends including Ron Lynch & more!

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Polar Film Club presents:

Polar Film Club
The fifth installment in the Polar Film Series
Mush! To the Movies!

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen 
Saturday, July 18
7:30pm

Tickets $10
Available at http://journalsofknud.bpt.me/

Current VPES and LA Filmforum members are eligible for free tickets with advance RSVP to Event [at] panoramaonview [dot] org

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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen
Canada, 2006, 112 min., digital projection
Written and directed by Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn


This is the second film in the Fast Runner trilogy, from the same makers of Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner. Unlike Atanarjuat, set in a mythic past, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen is set among Inuit in 1922-1923, as the shaman Avva and his children face the conversion of many Inuit from their home community to Christianity. We follow the Inuit view of the visitation by Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen, on his 5th Thule Expedition across the Canadian Arctic, accompanied by writer Peter Freuchen. With beauty and pacing to match Atanarjuat, The Journals of Knud Rasmussen allows us an alternate view of the encounters between Inuit and explorers from Europe.Preceding short film:

In the Best of All Possible Worlds
2011, 5 minutes 52 seconds,
USA and Norway,
English, 16:9, 1080p video with stereo sound
Collection: The Long Now Foundation
Directed by Steve Rowell

A short video from a larger research project "The Cold Coast Archive," in collaboration with artists Signe Lidén and Annesofie Norn. Both this video and the collaborative project use the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) as a starting point for investigations into and extrapolations from the broader meaning of a remote landscape of contingency and preparedness. Built to withstand catastrophe, the SGSV is the most robust food-crop seed vault on Earth, buried in a frozen mountainside, on the arctic island of Spitsbergen. Video: Filmed in February 2011, during the first week of sunlight for that year.
Audio: Field recordings made inside the vault and at various mountaintops and fjords around Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen.
Voice: Professor Roland von Bothmer, Public Relations Officer for the SGSV (recorded inside the vault by Signe Lidén during a August 2011 interview).

More info:
coldcoastarchive.org
steverowell.com

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wasteLAnd presents
Space Administration
Space Administration

Friday, July 31, 2015
8pm
$12 General, $10 VPES Members
Tickets available at space.bpt.me
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Space Administration sets a visual presentation of Ken Hunt's poem "Apollo Spacecraft" inside music for bass and electronics by Scott Worthington. The poem uses NASA's voice transcript of the Apollo 11 mission by erasing most of the words and leaving the time stamps. Through the erasure, Hunt creates an ode to the god Apollo and a rumination on space travel. Worthington's music lets the bass float weightlessly above a galactic electronic background, created mostly with a Moog synthesizer (a company which became popular just a few years before the Apollo 11 mission).

More information:
scottworthington.com
spacecraftpress.wordpress.com (Ken Hunt's press)
https://youtu.be/r_Ltzc3AGrk

wasteLAnd is a Los Angeles-based concert series featuring avant-garde and experimental music, focusing on local performers and living composers.

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The Polar Film Club presents:
Polar Film Club

The sixth presentation in the Polar Film Series
Mush! To the Movies!

Eskimo

Saturday, August 15, 2015
7:30 pm

Tickets $10
Available at http://eskimo.bpt.me/


Current VPES and LA Filmforum members are eligible for free tickets with advance RSVP to Event [at] panoramaonview [dot] org


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Eskimo
US, 1933, 117 min., Digital Projection
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
This screening is sponsored by McIntyre Ranch
Filmed in Inupiat (Alaskan Inuit language) with English intertitles This Academy Award-winning film, based on the book "Eskimo" by Peter Freuchen (Danish anthropologist, writer, and Hollywood Script Advisor for all things Arctic related) and starring Ray Mala, recounts the tribulations of Alaskan Inuit and non-Native traders who visit an Alaskan village and wreak havoc among the families there. Meant to deal with the effect of Western culture on remote societies, the film displays the early Hollywood symptom of trivializing the very society it attempts to elevate. In Freuchen's later book, "Vagrant Viking," he recounts his Hollywood experiences through stories of being cheated by producers, being forced to hurry from Denmark only to be denied entry to the MGM lot for months, and going mad from idleness as it did not suit him "to be paid for doing nothing." This film is not available on DVD. Screening will be attended by members of the Mala family.

Preceding Short Film:
Northern Lights Over Mount Halde
US, 2013, 7 1/2 min., Digital Projection in 3D
Directed by Morten Skallerud
Northern Lights over Mount Halde is based on real events, persons and places in the history of Norwegian Northern Lights research. Much of the film is shot on location at the Halde mountain, where the remains of the world's first permanent Northern Lights Observatory are still to be seen today. Most of the film is presented in 3-dimensional silhouette against the night sky. Northern Lights scenes are also filmed in 3D, using two cameras some kilometeres apart. Here we can see shapes and figures of the Aurora in a way that is impossible with the naked eye.

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