Dan O'Bannon, R.I.P.

posted by sammy at 7:26 PM

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's Ladies Night!

On Thursday, January 7th, The Cinefamily will be hosting a night with Will Oldham, who has curated a night of excellent movies that explore the the wonder and the mystery of the fairer sex. Oldham will be appearing in person, introducing the films, and as is always the case with him, it's sure to be an eye opener of an evening.

The evening will open with Nicholas Ray's soapy noir A Woman's Secret (1949), starring the ravishing Maureen O'Hara as a singing teacher blamed for the shooting of her smarmy protégé (Gloria Grahame), "a trollop-minded chirp she has coached into the bigtime." (Variety) Scripted by Herman J. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane), the film is a chance for Ray to take what could have been an average "woman's picture" and tweak it to suit his slightly perverse sensibilities.

Next, Wim Wenders' Alice In The Cities (1974). This German New Wave gem finds a roving reporter who reluctantly takes on the guardianship of Alice, a little girl who needs to be delivered to her grandmother -- a woman whose name and address she doesn't remember, and whose house can only be identified by a single photo of an unmarked front door. Yella Röttlander's stellar performance as the young girl whose journey's end is always one more step away is framed terrifically by Robby Mueller's B&W cinematography, and a moody score by Irmin Schmidt and Michael Karoli (half of Krautrock legends Can).
A great movie night with one of the real living legends of music as your host-YOU CAN'T GO WRONG!
More info here.
Buy tickets here

posted by sammy at 11:37 AM

DJ Kramorhaim at Dub Lab's Give Up

Me and Sarah are playing music that'll make you feel worse than you already feel by reading this blog - at Give Up.

SUNDAY, December 20th

GIVE UP…stop dancing and cry

It’s the season for sadness so join these us for cheer crushing songs from…

Katie Byron
DJ Kramorhaim

Fully bummed out film projections from the Masses will dash your holiday hopes.

FREE / 21+ / 9pm-2am

The Hyperion Tavern
1941 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027


posted by kramer at 4:38 PM

Here are some photos of the show that's up in the back room right now. Come check it next time you're here, same hours as the shop!

posted by NATE at 11:29 AM

New strip in Vice.

I have a four page strip in the new issue of Vice, the Fiction Issue. It printed well-more people should print their comics on glossy paper.
We have copies in the store, but if you can't get a hold of the actual object, you can read it here.

posted by sammy at 3:00 PM


December 12, 2009 – January 17, 2010
Opening Reception
Saturday, December 12

Aska will be playing a solo set at 5. Then afterward come to Family for the opening of Group Show One!

posted by kramer at 1:12 PM

Couple new things came in today, stop by this weekend to check it all

posted by NATE at 3:22 PM

Cinefamily Screening of interest

This Saturday night, at 7:30, guest curator Aron Rose has put together an impressive roster of short films by (and sometimes about) some of our favorite artists, like Harmony Korine, Cheryl Dunn, Chris Johanson, Spike Jonze, Thomas Campbell, Ed Templeton, and Geoff McFetridge. Special guests, drinks, rarely screened and hard to find picks, it's going to be a good movie night.
Co-presented by Oscilloscope Labs and Amoeba Records.
Tickets and other info here.

posted by sammy at 10:28 AM