Los Feliz Neighborhood Council

Committee Cultural Affairs

The Cultural Affairs Committee provides visibility for the arts in Los Feliz and preserves and promotes its culture and heritage. Committee membership is open to any stakeholder with a passion for creative expression, learning, development and a willingness to volunteer your time for the community.

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Regular Meeting Time 1st Monday – 8pm

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Film & Focus: Mixing Moving Pictures and Informative Ideas

They come for the free popcorn and soda, but they stay for the meaningful exchanges.

That’s the Film & Focus series, launched by our Cultural Affairs Committee this past summer. The events bring the community together for an informative presentation by an expert on a chosen topic, followed by a film screening that thematically explores it.

Committee Chairman Nello DiGiandomenico says the turnout has demonstrated the community’s robust interest.

“Every time we’ve had one of these events, people have been really excited about it, and have a lot of questions about the topic afterward.”

The first installment featured author and UCLA professor Vincent Brook, who provided historical insight on Helen Hunt Jackson’s popular 1884 LA-centric novel, Ramona, followed by a screening of D.W. Griffith’s 1910 silver screen film adaptation.

The second series event examined public banking, with a talk from Public Bank LA’s Legislative Director, David Jette, followed by a screening of the 1983 film Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The next planned topic: Space Exploration. The Cultural Affairs Committee is at work securing a speaker (mostly likely from NASA) and selecting a film. Perhaps Elon Musk (who was recently spotted lunching at Home State) can make an appearance?

Whether Mr. Musk joins us or not, the Film & Focus events are a great way to connect with other Los Felizians.

“It provokes discussion,” DiGiandomenico says. “We’re so isolated in this digital age, so having an event where people come together and communicate is underlying it all.”

The committee is also soliciting suggestions for future topics.

If you’re keen on a speaker and a film that explores something you’re passionate about, please email hidden; JavaScript is required and let them know what topic and which movie you think would work well together!

— Sarah Lynn Tressler

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Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting – February 2018

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  1. CALL TO ORDER & ROLL CALL
  2. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS
  3. DISCUSSION: Film & Focus series recap march installment
  4. DISCUSSION: ‘Give a book take a book’ shared libraries/community outreach project.
  5. DISCUSSION: Spring puppy parade.
  6. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS COMMITTEE MINUTES
  7. GENERAL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  8. ADJOURN

 

 

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Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting – December 2017

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  1. Call to order & Roll call
  2. Public comment on non-agenda items
  3. DISCUSSION: Lecture and Screening series recap and Renaming
  4. DISCUSSION: Utility Box Art Art Program Submissions promotion
  5. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Los Feliz Artist Showcase event
  6. Approval of previous meeting minutes
  7. General comments and announcements from committee members
  8. Adjourn

Lecture and Screening Series – Trading Places

 

The Los Feliz Neighborhood Council is hosting its latest installment of their Lecture & Screening series on Thursday Nov 30th at 6:30PM at the Los Feliz 3 theater!

The topic of focus is Public Banking, where background information on the concept will be provided by David Jette, the legislative director of Public Bank LA. 

The 30-minute informational segment will then be followed by a screening of Trading Places (1983) starring Eddie Murphy,  Dan Aykroyd, and Jamie Lee Curtis. The event is free to all Los Feliz residents and their guests. Complimentary concessions will also be provided. 

Cultural Affairs Committee Meeting – November 2017

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  1. Call to order & Roll call
  2. Public comment on non-agenda items
  3. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Los Feliz Public Library is seeking support for their Tree Lighting ceremony to take place on Dec. 2
  4. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Los Feliz Dance Film Festival is seeking support for an event at Los Feliz 3 theater
  5. DISCUSSION aND POSSIBLE ACTION: Los Feliz Artist Showcase event
  6. DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: Lighting of Hillhurst trees for holiday season
  7. DISCUSSION: Update on Lecture Screening Series Event 2nd installment
  8. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES
  9. GENERAL COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS
  10. ADJOURN

FREE Lecture & Screening – Ramona

FREE LECTURE & SCREENING next Thursday, June 15 at 7 PM at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas!

The Los Feliz Cultural Affairs Committee is hosting a free lecture with author and professor, Vincent Brook, who will provide historical insight on Helen Hunt Jackson’s wildly popular 1884 novel, Ramona. Followed by a screening of D. W. Griffith’s adaptation, Ramona (1910), a 17-minute digital transfer provided by the Mary Pickford Foundation.

The program is free to all Los Feliz residents and their guests.
Seating is limited to theater capacity (first come first serve).
Free popcorn and soda combo vouchers will be given to the first 40 guests!