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MOVIES Com­piled by Kevin Crust

Open­ings FRI­DAY

All the Rage: Saved by Sarno Doc­u­men­tary on Dr. David Sarno, his book “Heal­ing Back Pain” and its un­ortho­dox ap­proach of con­nect­ing pain with emo­tion rather than struc­tural causes. Fea­tur­ing in­ter­views with Howard Stern, Larry David, Sen. Bernie San­ders. Di­rected by Michael Galin­sky, Suki Hawley and David Beilin­son. (1:34) NR.

Annabelle: Cre­ation A nun and sev­eral girls from a closed or­phan­age move in with the be­reaved doll­maker, his wife and the possessed doll in this hor­ror se­quel. With Stephanie Sig­man, Talitha Bate­man, An­thony LaPaglia, Mi­randa Otto. Writ­ten by Gary Dauber­man. Di­rected by David F. Sand­berg. (1:49) R. Bedev­iled A hor­ri­fy­ing app ter­ror­izes teenagers af­ter the death of their friend. With Saxon Sharbino, Robyn Cohen, Bon­nie Mor­gan. Writ­ten and di­rected by Abel and Burlee Vang. (1:31) R. Es­capes The ad­ven­tur­ous life of Hamp­ton Fancher, ac­tor, Fla­menco dancer, and un­likely pro­ducer and screen­writer of “Blade Run­ner,” is chron­i­cled in this doc­u­men­tary. Di­rected by Michael Almereyda. (1:29) NR. Far­thest — Voy­ager in Space Doc­u­men­tary marks the 40th an­niver­sary of NASA’s Voy­ager space mission; the twin space­craft vis­ited Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Nep­tune, trans­mit­ting rev­o­lu­tion­ary im­ages and data. Di­rected by Emer Reynolds. (2:01) NR. 4 Days in France A Parisian tracks his lover as the young man trav­els the French coun­try­side guided by his Grindr app. With Pas­cal Cervo, Arthur Igual. Writ­ten and di­rected by Jérôme Rey­baud. In French with English sub­ti­tles. (2:21) NR. The Glass Cas­tle Brie Lar­son stars as a young wo­man who strives to find her own way af­ter grow­ing up in a close-knit un­ortho­dox fam­ily. With Naomi Watts, Woody Har­rel­son. Screen­play by Destin Daniel Cret­ton & An­drew Lan­ham, based on Jean­nette Walls’ mem­oir. Di­rected by Cret­ton. PG-13. Story on Page E1 Good Time A man tries des­per­ately to free his brother from jail af­ter a bank rob­bery goes wrong. With Robert Pat­tin­son, Benny Safdie. Writ­ten by Ron­ald Bron­stein, Joshua Safdie. Di­rected by Josh and Benny Safdie. (1:40) R. In This Cor­ner of the World A young wo­man moves to a small town near Hiroshima in 1944 in this an­i­mated tale. Voices by Non, Yoshi­masa Hosoya, Nat­suki In­aba. Writ­ten and di­rected by Su­nao Katabuchi, based on the manga by Fu­miyo Kouno. In Ja­panese with English sub­ti­tles. (2:09) PG-13. In­grid Goes West Af­ter the death of her mother, a young wo­man moves to L.A. and be­friends an In­sta­gram star. With Aubrey Plaza, El­iz­a­beth Olsen, O’Shea Jack­son Jr, Wy­att Rus­sell. Writ­ten by Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith. Di­rected by Spicer. (1:37) R. Story on Page E1 The Last Dalai Lama? In this doc­u­men­tary, the 14th Dalai Lama faces ag­ing, the in­ter­sec­tion of science and faith, the con­flict be­tween Ti­bet and China, and the ques­tion of his suc­ces­sor. Mu­sic by Philip Glass. Di­rected by Mickey Lemle. (1:22) NR. Look & See: A Por­trait of Wen­dell Berry Doc­u­men­tary pro­files the life and work of the Ken­tucky-based poet and his deep con­nec­tion to the land. Di­rected by Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell. (1:22) NR. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Na­ture This fol­low-up to the 2014 an­i­mated com­edy finds Surly Squir­rel and friends fight­ing to save their park from devel­op­ment. Voices by Will Ar­nett, Kather­ine Heigl, Maya Ru­dolph. Writ­ten by Scott Bind­ley, Cal Brunker, Bob Barlen. Di­rected by Brunker. (1:31) PG. Once Upon a Time Over the course of a mil­len­nium, a god­dess is sent to the mor­tal world where she falls in love and en­coun­ters an old enemy. With Yang Yang, Yifei Liu, Yikuan Ya. Di­rected by Zhao Xiaod­ing and An­thony LaMoli­nara. In Chi­nese with English sub­ti­tles. (1:48) NR. The Only Liv­ing Boy in New York An ec­cen­tric neigh­bor shares his wis­dom with a re­cent col­lege grad, whose life is com­pli­cated by his fa­ther’s mis­tress. With Kate Beck­in­sale, Pierce Bros­nan, Kiersey Cle­mons, Cyn­thia Nixon, Cal­lum Turner, Jeff Bridges. Writ­ten by Al­lan Loeb. Di­rected by Marc Webb. (1:28) R. Pil­grim­age Monks cross a bat­tle torn Ir­ish is­land in the 13th cen­tury, bear­ing a valu­able relic bound for Rome. With Tom Hol­land, Jon Bern­thal, Richard Ar­mitage. Writ­ten by Jamie Han­ni­gan. Di­rected by Bren­dan Mul­downey. (1:36) NR. Pulitzer at 100 Doc­u­men­tary cel­e­brates cen­te­nary of the pres­ti­gious award for arts and jour­nal­ism ex­cel­lence with win­ners in­clud­ing Toni Mor­ri­son, Michael Chabon and Junot Díaz and read­ings fea­tur­ing Martin Scors­ese, He­len Mir­ren, Natalie Port­man and oth­ers. Di­rected by Kirk Si­mon. (1:31) NR. A Taxi Driver In 1980 Korea, a cab­bie takes a for­eign jour­nal­ist to Gwangju where they find them­selves in the midst of a mil­i­tary siege. With Song Kang-ho, Thomas Kretschmann, Yoo Hai-jin, Ryu Jun-yeol. Di­rected by Jang Hoon. In Korean with English sub­ti­tles. (2:17) NR. The Trip to Spain Steve Coogan and Rob Bry­don re­unite with di­rec­tor Michael Win­ter­bot­tom for a third ex­cur­sion, this time to sam­ple the cui­sine of the Ibe­rian penin­sula. (1:55) NR. Whose Streets? Civil rights, jus­tice and the free­dom to live peace­ably in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the Michael Brown shoot­ing are ex­am­ined in this doc­u­men­tary. Writ­ten and di­rected by Sabaah Fo­layan. Co-di­rected by Da­mon Davis. (1:40) NR. Story on Page E6 Women Who Kill The host of a fe­male se­rial killer-fo­cused pod­cast falls for a mys­te­ri­ous wo­man who may be a killer. With In­grid Junger­mann, Ann Carr, An­nette O’Toole, Deb­o­rah Rush. Writ­ten and di­rected by Junger­mann. (1:33) NR. MPAA cat­e­gories: (G) for gen­eral au­di­ences; (PG) parental guid­ance urged be­cause of ma­te­rial pos­si­bly un­suit­able for chil­dren; (PG-13) par­ents are strongly cau­tioned to give guid­ance for at­ten­dance of chil­dren younger than 13; (R) re­stricted, younger than 17 ad­mit­ted only with par­ent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one 17 and younger ad­mit­ted.

Events & Re­vivals

Com­piled by Kath­leen Craugh­well

Rooftop Cin­ema Club Presents: Pe­dro Almod­ó­var Film Week Now that drive-ins have largely gone the way of the ro­tary phone, watch­ing a movie while pic­nick­ing on a beach blan­ket in a park (or ceme­tery) has be­come a sum­mer must-do for many. For those seek­ing a more el­e­gant out­door ex­pe­ri­ence on a glam­orous rooftop with deckchairs, wire­less head­phones, and even a glass of bub­bly, the Mon­tal­bán Theatre in Hol­ly­wood may be the ticket. This week’s of­fer­ings in­clude a slate of fa­vorites from Span­ish writer-di­rec­tor Pe­dro Almod­ó­var: Women on the Verge of a Ner­vous Break­down (1988), Aug. 8; All About My Mother (1999), Aug. 9; Volver (2006), Aug. 10; Law of De­sire (1987), Aug. 11; Live Flesh (1997), Aug. 12. Ri­cardo Mon­tal­bán Theatre, 1615 Vine St., Hol­ly­wood. (323) 8712420. Aug. 8-12. Rooftop opens at 6 p.m.; films start at 8 p.m. $19-$29. www.rooftopcin­ Tar­gets Di­rec­tor Peter Bog­danovich will be on hand for this screen­ing of his first foray into fea­ture film di­rect­ing, the 1968 Roger Cor­man-pro­duced thriller. In one of his last films, Boris Karloff stars an ag­ing and dis­af­fected hor­ror film ac­tor named By­ron Or­lok, while in a par­al­lel story, Tim O’Kelly, a clean-cut Viet­nam War vet­eran goes on a killing spree. The sto­ry­lines col­lide when the men face off at a drive-in where one of Or­lok’s hor­ror clas­sics is screen­ing. Bog­danovich and an un­cred­ited Sam Fuller wrote the screen­play based on a story by Bog­danovich and Polly Platt (who also did the pro­duc­tion and cos­tume de­sign on the low-bud­get film). The Cine­fam­ily, Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fair­fax Ave., Los An­ge­les. (323) 655-2510. Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m. $14; free for Cine­fam­ily mem­bers. www.cine­fam­

Sun­dance Next Fest 2017 This an­nual down­town festival opens on Aug. 10 with a 25th-an­niver­sary screen­ing of Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 gritty clas­sic Reser­voir Dogs. Tarantino will be on hand to re­ceive the Van­guard Lead­er­ship Award. The rest of the festival will fea­ture Los An­ge­les pre­mieres of seven films from this year’s Sun­dance Film Festival in­clud­ing: Au­di­ence Award win­ner Gook (Aug. 12), which ex­am­ines the friend­ship be­tween two Korean-Amer­i­can broth­ers and an African-Amer­i­can girl against the back­drop of the 1992 L.A. ri­ots; Gente-fied (Aug. 12), a top­i­cal look at the tensions caused by gen­tri­fi­ca­tion and re­sult­ing rent hikes in Boyle Heights; Grand Jury Prize-win­ning doc­u­men­tary Dina (Aug. 13), a ten­der love story be­tween dec­o­ra­tive sweat­shirt en­thu­si­ast Dina, and her boyfriend Scott, who has Asperger Syn­drome. Theatre at Ace Ho­tel, 929 S. Broad­way, Los An­ge­les. (213) 623-3233. Open­ing night, Reser­voir Dogs, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., $35-$150; daily pass, $60-$120; week­end pass, $150-$300; in­di­vid­ual screenings, $15-$25. The full sched­ule is avail­able at: www.sun­ Arena Cinelounge Presents Bat­man: The Movie. Friends of the late Adam West in­clud­ing co­me­dian Dana Gould, stunt­man le­gend Vic Arm­strong, and an­i­ma­tor Frank Di­etz will pro­vide live commentary on the 1966 fea­ture film, which was orig­i­nally re­leased in theaters just months af­ter the de­but of the campy but pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion series. The movie co-stars Burt Ward as Robin, Lee Meri­wether as Cat­woman, Ce­sar Romero as The Joker, and Burgess Mered­ith as The Pen­guin. And holy tail­fins! One of the orig­i­nal Bar­ris-built Bat­mo­biles will be on dis­play. Arena Cinelounge, 6464 Sun­set Blvd., lobby level, Hol­ly­wood. (323) 924-1644. Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. $25. www.are­ Mune: Guardian of the Moon The tiny and hum­ble for­est faun Mune finds him­self thrust into the role of guardian of the moon and then has to work with the com­i­cally pompous So­hone, guardian of the sun, to save their world from an im­bal­anced so­lar­lu­nar cy­cle in this charm­ing an­i­mated fea­ture. The 2014 French ad­ven­ture­fa­ble has been ex­pertly dubbed into English with voice tal­ents that in­clude Rob Lowe, Pat­ton Oswalt, and Ed Helms. In theaters one day only. Fathom Events and GKIDS present “Mune: Guardian of the Moon,” var­i­ous theaters. Aug. 12. www.fathom


Cap­sule re­views are by Philip Bran­des (P.B.), Charles McNulty (C.M.)

and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.)/ Com­piled by Matt Cooper.


Jour­ney of the Mon­key King Tai­wan’s Rom Shing Hakka Opera Troupe makes its U.S. de­but with this an­cient Chi­nese folk­tale; Tai­wan’s Lei Dance Theatre the Irvine-based Sun Musical Con­cert Choir also per­form. Pasadena Civic Au­di­to­rium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Sun., 7 p.m. $39 and up. (800) 653-8000.

Kill Lo­cal World pre­miere of Mat Smart’s dark com­edy about about a wo­man and her two daugh­ters who work as pro­fes­sional as­sas­sins. La Jolla Play­house, 2910 La Jolla Vil­lage Drive, La Jolla. Sun., 7 p.m.; Tue.Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Aug. 27. $35 and up. (858) 5501010. Mar­lene Cindy Mari­nan­gel por­trays leg­endary ac­tress Mar­lene Di­et­rich in this solo bio-drama writ­ten by Wil­lard Manus. Write Act Reper­tory @ Brick­house Theatre, 10950 Peach Grove St., North Hol­ly­wood. Sun., next Sun., 7 p.m.; ends Aug. 27. $20. (800) 8383006. OPC Sum­mer New Works Festival The Ojai Play­wrights Con­fer­ence’s 20th an­nual show­case in­cludes work­shop pro­duc­tions of new works-in­progress by San­dra Ts­ing Loh, Sa­muel D. Hunter, et al.; de­tails at Zalk Theater, 703 El Paseo Road, and Matil­ija Au­di­to­rium, 703 El Paseo Road, Ojai. Sun.-next Sun.; ends Aug. 13. $30. (805) 640-0400. Golden Girlz Drag show cel­e­brates the hit 1980s-’90s sit­com. Cav­ern Club Theater, 1920 Hype­r­ion Ave., L.A. Wed., 8 p.m.; Thu.-Sat., 8 and 10 p.m.; next Sun., 3, 7 and 9 p.m.; ends Aug. 13. $30. (800) 838-3006. Au­gust Read­ing Series Staged read­ings of new plays by Brian Otano, Char­lie Kelly, Si­grid Gilmer and Daria Po­latin. IAMA Theatre Com­pany @ Sa­cred Fools Theater, 1078 Lil­lian Way, L.A. Thu.-next Sun., 8 p.m.; $5 each; series pass, $17. (323) 380-8843. Las Gar­cía Writer-per­former Gabriela Ortega ex­plores her life and Do­mini­can an­ces­try in this solo drama. Asy­lum @ Stu­dio C Artists, 6448 Santa Mon­ica Blvd., L.A. Thu., Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 21. $15. (323) 533-7371. New Orig­i­nal Works Festival 2017 The 14th-an­nual per­form­ing-arts show­case con­cludes; pro­gram de­tails at­ RED­CAT, 631 W. 2nd St., L.A. Thu.-Sat., 8:30 p.m.; ends Aug. 12. $16, $20; festival pass, $40. (213) 237-2800. Tilda Swin­ton An­swers a Craigslist Ad The Bri­tish ac­tress, por­trayed by “Buffy’s” Tom Lenk, moves in with a shy gay man (writer-per­former By­ron Lane) to study him for a film role in Lane’s satir­i­cal com­edy. Cel­e­bra­tion Theatre @ the Lex, 6760 Lex­ing­ton Ave., Hol­ly­wood. Thu., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 31. $20. (323) 957-1884. Honky Tonk Laun­dry Bets Malone and Misty Cot­ton star in the L.A. pre­miere of writer-di­rec­tor Roger Bean’s Nashville-set juke­box musical/com­edy. Hud­son Main­stage Theatre, 6539 Santa Mon­ica Blvd., Hol­ly­wood. Fri.Sat, 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 7 p.m.; ends Sept. 17. $45, $55. (323) 960-7773. Love Letters A.R. Gur­ney’s two-char­ac­ter epis­to­lary drama. Lewis Fam­ily Play­house, 12505 Cul­tural Cen­ter Drive, Ran­cho Cu­ca­monga. Fri.-Sat., 2 and 7:30 p.m.; next Sun., 1 p.m.; ends Aug. 11. $16. (909) 477-2752. Rebel With a Cause: The Sal Mi­neo Story Writer-per­former Dean Ghaf­fari por­trays the ac­tor and gay icon in this solo bi­o­graph­i­cal drama. Prom­e­nade Play­house, 1404 3rd St. Prom­e­nade, Santa Mon­ica. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 26. $12-$27. (310) 656-8070. Ham­let Shake­speare’s tragedy of the melan­choly Dane. The Old Globe, San Diego, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego. Sat.-next Sun. 8 p.m.; ends Sept. 10. $30 and up. (619) 234-5623.

Crit­ics’ Choices

The Cake With un­der­stand­ing, re­spect and com­pas­sion for op­pos­ing points of view, “This is Us” writer/co­pro­ducer Bekah Brun­stet­ter’s im­pec­ca­bly staged new dram­edy ex­plores the hu­man reper­cus­sions when that quin­tes­sen­tial sym­bol of union and hope — the wed­ding cake — be­comes a flash­point in the cul­ture war over mar­riage equal­ity. (P.B.) Echo Theater Com­pany, At­wa­ter Vil­lage Theatre, 3269 Ca­sitas Ave., L.A. Sun., next Sun., 4 p.m.; Mon., Wed.-Fri., 8 p.m.;

Sat., 2 and 8 p.m.; ends Aug. 13. $34. (310) 307-3753. Fun HomeBased on the graphic mem­oir by Ali­son Bechdel about grow­ing up as a les­bian with a clos­eted gay fa­ther, this deeply mov­ing musical drama com­bines tex­tured char­ac­ter psy­chol­ogy and nu­anced sto­ry­telling with the en­chant­ment of a score that can go from melan­choly to zany in a heart­beat. Fun but never friv­o­lous, this Tony-win­ning show by com­poser Jea­nine Te­sori and play­wright Lisa Kron shim­mers with a Prous­tian glow. (C.M.) Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Cen­ter for the Arts, 600 Town Cen­ter Dr., Costa Mesa. Ends Sun., 1 and 6:30 p.m. $29 and up. (714) 5562787.

Pa­radeA man’s re­li­gion and ori­gin mark him for scape­goat­ing when the pub­lic needs an out­let for its col­lec­tive frus­tra­tion. Al­fred Uhry and Ja­son Robert Brown base this stun­ner of a musical on the 1913 trial of Leo Frank, a Jewish North­erner in­dicted for the mur­der of a 13-year-old girl at the fac­tory he su­per­vised in At­lanta. Di­rec­tor Kari Hayter and a com­mit­ted cast de­liver a fluid, coiled pro­duc­tion that shakes the au­di­ence to its core. (D.H.M.) Chance Theater, 5522 E. La Palma Ave., Ana­heim. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Aug. 13. $40, $45; dis­counts avail­able. (888) 455-4212. Rhinoceros With darkly hi­lar­i­ous ur­gency, this su­perbly staged and dis­con­cert­ingly timely re­vival il­lu­mi­nates play­wright Eu­gene Ionesco’s ab­sur­dist warn­ing about the se­duc­tively cor­ro­sive lure of herd men­tal­ity and the fragility of civ­i­lized norms we take for granted. (P.B.) Pa­cific Res­i­dent Theatre, 703 Venice Blvd., Venice. Thu.-Sat., 8 p.m.; next Sun., 3 p.m.; ends Sept 10. $25-$34; dis­counts avail­able. (310) 822-8392.


Picks by Au­gust Brown and Ran­dall Roberts.


HARD Sum­mer The an­nual EDM-ad­ja­cent festival cel­e­brates its 10-year an­niver­sary this year, but it’s also at a cross­roads. Sev­eral years of fan over­doses have marred its oth­er­wise ju­bi­lant, mu­si­cally pro­gres­sive spirit, and it has strug­gled to find a per­ma­nent home (2017 saw an­other last-minute venue switch). A widely panned trailer mak­ing light of the gen­der im­bal­ance on festival stages didn’t help ei­ther. But the lineup re­mains com­pelling — Snoop Dogg per­form­ing his land­mark LP “Dog­gystyle” to start, and there re­ally is a for­mi­da­ble bill of young fe­male pro­duc­ers on the bill, such as like the U.K.’s Madam X. (A.B.) Glen He­len Am­phithe­atre, 2575 Glen He­len Park­way, San Bernardino. Noon Sun. $109-$159. hard­

Ken­drick La­mar The first time La­mar ap­peared at the Coachella Val­ley Mu­sic and Arts Festival, in 2012, he was months away from re­leas­ing his ma­jor-la­bel de­but, “good kid, m.A.A.d city.” No­body was yet call­ing him the most im­por­tant rap­per alive, as he’s reg­u­larly de­scribed these days, but his impressive early work had lifted him to an en­vi­able spot. Five years later, La­mar was the one bring­ing out guests — Fu­ture, Travis Scott and School­boy Q — when he closed Coachella’s first week­end on Sun­day night. And this time the young Comp­ton na­tive wasn’t lead­ing up to an al­bum but was cel­e­brat­ing the re­lease of one in “Damn,” which in­stantly dom­i­nated sales and stream­ing charts on iTunes and Spo­tify. But if La­mar’s star turn in In­dio ce­mented his sta­tus as hip-hop roy­alty, his per­for­mance also demon­strated how uniquely he wears that crown. More than a sym­bol of ac­cu­mu­lated power (like Dr. Dre) or an em­bod­i­ment of un­touch­able cool (à la Fu­ture), La­mar presents him­self as an or­di­nary guy whose ex­tra­or­di­nary tal­ent has left him no choice but to be great. (M.W.) Sta­ples Cen­ter, 1111 S. Figueroa Blvd., L.A. Sun., Tue.-Wed. $49.50$129.50. sta­ples­cen­ Lady Gaga Here’s a weird name to throw in the mix for the next Desert Trip: Lady Gaga. A deep be­liever in the power of cos­tume and char­ac­ter and thump­ing elec­tronic beats, this pop star hasn’t his­tor­i­cally sold her­self to the clas­sic-rock lovers who as­sem­bled this month near Palm Springs to wit­ness Neil Young flay his gui­tar in a black T-shirt and jeans. But on her new al­bum, “Joanne,” Gaga is speak­ing pre­cisely their lan­guage. It rolls out one boomer sig­ni­fier af­ter an­other, be­gin­ning with the slinky Ste­vie Nicks homage of the open­ing cut, “Di­a­mond Heart,” and pro­ceed­ing through songs that em­u­late El­ton John, Bruce Spring­steen and the Rolling Stones, the last an­other Desert Trip per­former. In the ti­tle track she even steps to Si­mon and Gar­funkel’s fin­ger­picked folk — with

Paul Si­mon’s son Harper on gui­tar. (M.W.) Fo­rum, 3900 W. Manch­ester Blvd., In­gle­wood. 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Wed. $59-$509. fab­u­lous­fo­

Hans Zim­mer A packed, to­tally en­thralled crowd flood­ing the Out­door Stage. Thun­der­ing drums, ethe­real vo­cals, a sur­prise Phar­rell Wil­liams cameo. A tri­umphant turn from an EDM su­per­star? Nope. Just film com­poser Hans Zim­mer ab­so­lutely dev­as­tat­ing a Coachella crowd that had no idea what it was in for. When the Coachella lineup was an­nounced this year, Zim­mer’s pres­ence was the one chin-scratcher. His scores have for three decades set the tone for some of the big­gest block­buster films of our time. "The Dark Knight," "In­cep­tion," "The Lion King," for starters. The re­sume speaks for it­self. But how would it play at Coachella? Would a mil­len­nial crowd more used to DJ Khaled’s Snapchat mis­sives take to an or­ches­tra play­ing in­stru­men­tals from movies they may not have seen? Oh, lord, did they ever. Maybe Zim­mer had a hunch that Coachella re­wards big­ness of all stripes. That’s why he toted out a dozens-strong or­ches­tra to bring his com­po­si­tions to to­tal, ex­act­ing fruition. (A.B.) Shrine, 665 W. Jef­fer­son Blvd., L.A. 7 p.m. Fri. $59.95$250.


Com­piled by Matt Cooper

Nixon Li­brary Sun­day Con­certs The We­ston Duo per­forms mu­sic for pi­ano and sax­o­phone. Richard M. Nixon Li­brary, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Sun., 2 p.m. Free. (714) 9935075. All-Men­delssohn Guest con­duc­tor Ka­rina Canel­lakis leads the LA Phil in the com­poser’s “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” Over­ture, Sym­phony No. 4, and Vi­o­lin Con­certo in E mi­nor fea­tur­ing vi­o­lin­ist and con­cert­mas­ter Martin Chal­i­four. Hol­ly­wood Bowl, 2301 N. High­land Ave., Hol­ly­wood. Tue., 8 p.m. $1-$154. (323) 8502000. All-Vi­valdi Guest con­duc­tor Ni­cholas McGe­gan leads the LA Phil in the com­poser’s “Sta­bat Mater” fea­tur­ing coun­tertenor Tim Mead, “Glo­ria” with Pa­cific Chorale, and two vi­o­lin con­cer­tos with vi­o­lin­ist Si­mone Porter. Hol­ly­wood Bowl, 2301 N. High­land Ave., Hol­ly­wood. Thu., 8 p.m. $1$154. (323) 850-2000.

Cho­ral Festival Pa­cific Chorale is joined by singers from lo­cal com­mu­nity, school, univer­sity, church and tem­ple choirs for Orff’s “Carmina Bu­rana.” Renée and Henry Segerstrom Con­cert Hall, Segerstrom Cen­ter for the Arts, 600 Town Cen­ter Drive, Costa Mesa. Next Sun., 5 p.m. Free. (714) 662-2345. Sec­ond Sun­day Con­cert Tues­day Mu­si­cale of Pasadena presents clas­si­cal ac­cor­dion­ist Paul Shemet, so­prano In­grid Helge, et al. Pasadena Cen­tral Li­brary, 285 E. Wal­nut St., Pasadena. Next Sun., 2:30 p.m. Free. (626) 744-4066. Shake­speare in Love Cal­i­for­nia Phil­har­monic and the Cal Phil Chorale per­form se­lec­tions from Bern­stein’s “West Side Story,” Men­delssohn’s “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream,” Nino Rota’s score for the film “Romeo and Juliet” and more. Walt Dis­ney Con­cert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., L.A. Next Sun., 2 p.m. $30-$112. (323) 8502000. Sum­mer­Fest 17 The Lyris Quar­tet per­forms works by Haydn, Janacek and Ravel in this Mu­sic Guild pre­sen­ta­tion. Univer­sity Syn­a­gogue, 11960 Sun­set Blvd., Brent­wood. Next Sun., 3 p.m. $46-$58; dis­counts avail­able. (310) 558-3500. Sun­days Live Vi­o­lin­ist Yu Eun Kim and pi­anist Sung Chang per­form works to be an­nounced. Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wil­shire Blvd., L.A. Next Sun., 6 p.m. Free. (323) 8576234.


Com­piled by Matt Cooper Tech­ni­color Drip Heidi Duck­ler

Dance Theatre per­forms this new site-spe­cific work as part of the Cul­ver City cen­ten­nial’s “1988” series. Plat­form, 8850 Wash­ing­ton Blvd., Cul­ver City. Sun., 1 p.m. Free; reser­va­tions re­quired. www.hei­diduck­

Le Fate in Italia The fairies from Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleep­ing Beauty” dance to mu­sic from Rossini’s “Guil­laume Tell” in this new mash-up by chore­og­ra­pher Lin­coln Jones; pro­gram also in­cludes Jones’ new chore­og­ra­phy to dances from Léo De­libes’ “Lakmé.” Amer­i­can Con­tem­po­rary Bal­let, The Bloc, 32nd floor, 700 S. Flower St., L.A. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m; Sat., 6 and 8 p.m.; next Sun., 2 and 4 p.m. p.m. $50-$105. (800) 838-3006. Big World Fun Kut­turan Chamoru Foun­da­tion presents tra­di­tional Chamoru mu­sic and dance from Guam and the North­ern Mar­i­ana Is­lands in an hour-long show geared to chil­dren ages 4 to 12. Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hol­ly­wood. Aug. 12. Sat., 10 a.m. $5; 12 and un­der, free; reser­va­tions rec­om­mended. (323) 461-3673. Emo­tions The newly formed Blind Dance Com­pany, made up of per­form­ers who are sight­less, gives its first-ever per­for­mance. The Lazarus Ex­pe­ri­ence, 224 E. 11th St., Loft 501, L.A. Sat., 7 p.m. $20, $25. www.cre­ Raiford Rogers Mod­ern Bal­let The troupe is ac­com­pa­nied by Jacaranda Cham­ber Or­ches­tra for a pro­gram that in­cludes the world pre­miere of com­poser Zbynek Mateju’s “Joshua Tree Sym­phony.” Luck­man Fine Arts Com­plex, Cal State L.A., 5151 State Univer­sity Drive., L.A. Sat., 8 p.m. $20-650. (323) 343-6600. Un­bounded A Stage of Our Own presents an interactive per­for­mance fea­tur­ing orig­i­nal works in­spired by cul­tural and an­ces­tral con­nec­tions. Pi­eter Per­for­mance Space, 420 W. Av­enue 33, L.A. Sat., 7 p.m. $10. (310) 9418379. Dance in Progress Kai Hazel­wood presents new works by L.A.-based chore­og­ra­phers. Down­town Dance & Move­ment, 1144 S. Hope St., L.A. Next Sun., 8 p.m. $12. (213) 335-3511.


Re­views by Leah Oll­man (L.O.). Com­piled by Matt Cooper.

Crit­ics’ Choices

Ana­lia Sa­ban: Folds and Faults Sa­ban has made it her cun­ning prac­tice to re­con­sti­tute paint­ing and sculp­ture, to fid­dle with foun­da­tions, essences and def­i­ni­tions, to take noth­ing for granted. She is con­sis­tently in­ven­tive with ma­te­ri­als (fold­ing con­crete like pa­per, weav­ing dried paint as if thread), and at her best the work is witty, chewy, sub­ver­sive. (L.O.) Spruth Magers, 5900 Wil­shire Blvd., L.A. Ends Aug. 19. (323) 634-0600. Theodora Allen: Vigil In her en­tranc­ing sec­ond show here, the L.A. pain­ter continues to vi­su­al­ize the space of dreams and vi­sions. Her two new bod­ies of work evoke a state of al­tered con­scious­ness: phys­i­cal re­al­ity feels muted, spiritual aware­ness el­e­vated. (L.O.) Blum & Poe, 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A. Ends Aug. 19. (310) 8362062.


Re­views by Christo­pher Knight (C.K.). Com­piled by Matt Cooper.


Play­ing with Fire: Paint­ings by Car­los Al­maraz First ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive of the late Chi­cano artist’s work fea­tures more than 60 pieces. Los An­ge­les County Mu­seum of Art, 5905 Wil­shire Blvd., L.A. Opens Sun.; ends Dec. 3. Closed Wed. $10-$25; mem­bers and chil­dren 17 and un­der, free. (323) 857-6010.


ROBERT PAT­TIN­SON stars in “Good Time,” di­rected by Josh and Benny Safdie.

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