Not really a fan of reserved seating, but the Cinerama Dome on Sunset is an amazing place to see a film. Expansive curved screen, bone rattling sound, ushers that introduce the film before it starts, NO ADS, and no seating after 3 minutes into the film. The honeycomb ceiling is beautiful as well. A real throwback.
I guess I am officially ending my Summer of honoring Dennis Hopper with seeing the first show at MoCA in the "Deitch" era, DOUBLE STANDARD. Photos, paintings, sculpture, film and one security guard per museum-goer and a no-photo policy. Awesome. No, seriously an awesome show.
Seeing old movies in a movie theater is one of my favorite things to do, and NYC is a pretty good place to be if you are into this. Caught THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (1976) at Anthology on Saturday and the rarely shown Dennis Hopper documentary THE AMERICAN DREAMER (1971) at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade on Sunday. I find that the douchebags and loudmouths tend to stay away from older films, so the experience is usually more relaxing and enjoyable.
In a David Hockney frenzy this Summer, for some reason. This 1980 book, PAPER POOLS, is an amazing look at a series of paintings done with colored paper pulp and handmade paper. Perfect Summertime reading for hammock and/or poolside, if you can be so lucky.
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