Replacement Parts: The Stepford Wives

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April 15, 2017


A Night with Paula Prentiss and Allison de Fren

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30pm






Actress Paula Prentiss (The Stepford Wives, The Parallax View) and Professor / Filmmaker Dr. Allison de Fren will discuss the legacy and many readings of The Stepford Wives as  part of the series Replacement Parts, a collaboration with Veggie Cloud.

Tickets $15 ($12 VPES members)

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

7:30pm (Doors open 7pm)

Discussion will be followed by a garden reception & a digital screening of the film



The Stepford Wives (1975) takes the dread genre to an upscale Connecticut suburb, where the women are uniformly compliant, sexy (in floral sundresses) and enjoy ironing. A 1970s white-privilege-feminism variant of a contemporary film like Get Out, The Stepford Wives remains a classic of the “men who build artificial women” genre, insouciantly funny-creepy (and, some might say, eerie-sexy) to this day.  The discussion will be paired with a screening of the film and a garden reception.

As part of our evening, Greg Iriart will play LPs from his archive of ambient background music which includes the 20th century pioneers Muzak (Specialists in the Physiological & Psychological Applications of Music!) and the Seeburg Corporation. 

Replacement Parts is a series of screenings and conversations about face replacements, fembots, and those who build artificial companions. Featuring both narrative and documentary film as well shorts, animation, and "theatrical interjections," the series is a collaboration between Veggie Cloud and the Velaslavasay Panorama and will take place at both locations this spring and summer.





Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:00pm

Performers Include:
Skillet Licorice
Bob Willoughby
Buck Ewe
Paul & Emily
Angelina Elise w/Kelly Marie Martin

Tickets Available Online

$20 General Admission / $18 VPES Members

The LA Old Time Social is an annual 3-day event of Old-Time fiddle & banjo music with a selection of workshops and dances culminating with the Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest. Performers travel from all over the world to take part in this festival and the Velaslavasay Panorama is the regular one-night host of the tradition. For more information about the festival, visit the LA Old Time Social website.






A Kid-Friendly, Matinée Film & Art Series

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:00am

It's Sunday morning in the garden, not a critter is stirring until the Minnows of Penglai Pond rise to watch a flick & make a pic' at the Velaslavasay Panorama. Join Minnow & friends for The Minnow Show! A kid-friendly, matinée series of films followed by an Arts & Crafts workshop in the garden with treats for kids & adults alike.

Tickets Available Online
$20 General Admission (includes workshop & film)
$15 VPES Members
or 4 Tickets for $70

The Minnow Show!, Episode 2: Smokehouse Shorts in 16mm
Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 11am

We'll watch a variety of short films - including stop action animation and whimsical dramas - from the archive of Smokehouse Films. These will be projected on actual 16mm film and will include an overview of projection methods.  Archivist & Filmmaker John Cannizzaro of Smokehouse Films will lead a workshop on animation that will involve painting/drawing directly on 16mm film & then projected on the Silver Screen.

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