Tears of Joy Theater

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November 15, 2018 at 6:30pm

There's a Nightmare in my Closet by Mercer Mayer & Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll

This classic Tears of Joy production is performed with a variety of styles of puppets. The boy and the Nightmare are adaptations of Japanese bunraku puppets and the Jabberwocky is performed with three dimensional shadow puppets created from kitchen utensils which fuels the imagination!

These stories are tied together by the theme of facing and overcoming our fears in ways that will elicit both wonder and giggles.

Tears of Joy Theatre is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatre, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year the programs of the theatre serve over 200,000 children and adults. Tears of Joy Theatre has received a Washington State Governor’s Arts Award and a Young Audiences Sunburst Award for its “exemplary commitment to arts in education.” Four of the theatre’s productions have received American puppetry’s highest honor, The Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry from UNIMA-USA.

To the attention of Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles parents: Please note that students from Campus 55, Century City Campus and Pacific Palisades Campus, will attend the show on November 15 in the morning.

HOliday shows

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Pacific Palisades - December 7, 2018 at 10am

Century City |K2 ONLY| - December 11, 2018 at 10am

Century City |1ST GRADE ONLY| - December 11, 2018 at 1pm

Campus 55 - December 13, 2018 at 10am

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HOliday show - Pacific palisades

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December 7, 2018 at 10am

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HOliday show - Century City

|k2 Only|

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December 11, 2018 at 10am

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HOliday show - Century City

|1st grade Only|

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December 12, 2018 at 1pm

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HOliday show - Campus 55

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December 13, 2018 at 10am

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ROBBEN FORD- OPENING SEASON

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September 21st at 7:00pm and 9:30pm

Complimentary Reception

Guitar virtuoso Robben Ford’s latest album, Into The Sun, debuted at #2 on The Blues Charts andshines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and stunning playing. The five time Grammy  nominee describes the 11 song set as “one of the top recordings I’ve ever done” and Guitar Player Magazine claims it “explores the breadth of Ford’s sophisticated, visionary writing and playing, creating a new chapter in his brilliant musical history.” Robben has recorded more than 35 albums under his own name and with various bands. There’s also his session and sideman work, which included hundreds of concert appearances and albums by Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, Charlie Musselwhite, KISS, Ruthie Foster, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Witherspoon, Larry Carlton, Brad Paisley, Gregg Allman, Phil Lesh and Rickie Lee Jones. Robben continues to tour heavily and teach master classes in the US and worldwide. 

An important and essential component of Robben’s career is his commitment to teaching and passing on what he’s learned over the past 40 years to current and future musicians. His instructional videos and clinics over this this time have culminated in a collaboration with TrueFire and the birth of the Robben Ford Guitar Dojo. Robben also hosts his annual Traveling Dojo Guitar Camp in upstate NY every August.

For these 2 shows, each 75-90 minutes long, Robben Ford will be joined by Toss Panos (drums), Jimmy Haslip (bass), and Jeff McErlain (guitar).

 For more information, please go to www.robbenford.com

 

delgres

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Oct 5th- DELGRES at 7:30pm

With musicians Pascal Danae (guitar/vocals), Rafgee (sousaphone) and Baptiste Brondy (drums/vocals), Delgres is a new breed of power-trio, with foot-stomping grooves and slide guitar twang soaked in urban rhythm! Delgres’ sound is soaked in blues though urban and open to the world, and sounds somewhere between Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen and the Black keys.

The group takes their name from Louis Delgrès, an African officer who gave his life fighting against Napoleon’s enforced reinstatement of slavery on Guadeloupe in 1802. Rooted in a lived history of diaspora, Delgres links French, Caribbean and US cultures, creating a soulful musical gumbo of swampy Mississippi Delta blues, Caribbean rhythms and Big Easy funk and drive.  

 

john scofield

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Oct 18th- John Scofield at 7pm and 9:30pm

John Scofield is considered one of the most creative, distinctive and versatile guitarist and composer. His influence began in the late '70s when he burst on the scene playing with greats like Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Billy Cobham. Possessor of a distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged Jazz, and R&B. Scofield has never lost the skill to continuously push the boundaries of the guitar as he has honed and explored a variety of musical territory with jazz as its core.

A triple Grammy award winning artist with fan bases in many camps and 40 plus recordings to his credit, Scofield was named an Officier dans L’Ordre des Arts and Lettres by France.

The iconic guitarist teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Looking to commemorate his 66th year, Scofield penned twelve original compositions and formed a swinging new group to record and tour the music. Rising star Gerald Clayton was an obvious choice on piano, an instrument central to the new tunes. The connection between Scofield and drummer Bill Stewart strengthens as the decades pass. It was Stewart who introduced bassist Vicente Archer to the project, having worked with him on a Nicholas Payton recording. Scofield is thrilled with the group and in addition to the musical combustion, especially enjoys the inter-generational quality - sixties, fifties, forties and thirties represented!

 

CAS PUBLIC

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Oct 26th- Cas Public at 7:30pm

Known for its eloquent dance, Cas Public now houses an atypical performer, Cai Glover, who overcame a hearing impairment to become a professional dancer. Choreographer Hélène Blackburn has taken the unusual step of using his disability as a point of departure for her new creation. Perceiving, experiencing, understanding. Our senses allow us to apprehend the world around us. This sine qua non condition is like a window onto what lies outside of us; without it things elude us in part. How is it possible to capture the monumental grandeur of the 9th symphony – one of the masterworks in the classical repertoire – if, like Beethoven, our hearing is impaired? 9 incarnates this challenge through a bold journey of sensation. In coproduction with Kopergietery, the work is sure to appeal to all generations by pushing back the limits of silence to rise above difference and transform the body into language.

 

A NIGHT OF FRENCH SHORT FILMS

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Jan 18th- A Night Of French Short Films at 7:30pm

Showcasing a wide variety of stories and styles, the screening is a selection of short films chosen from 2019’s nominees at the César (French Oscars), Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival and other selected short film festivals. Discover the most creative and innovative French filmmakers!

The evening’s format will be presented in two one-hour long programs with a 15-minute intermission which will include complimentary wine and cheese tasting.

This event is brought to you by Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles - Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz in partnership with L’Alliance Française de Los Angeles

All films with English subtitles.

 This evening is not recommended for children under 16.

Detailed Program below:

1) Afikoman (Afikoman) by Mélanie Thierry, 2018

Fiction- Drama

Nicolas and Yuri work in a slaughterhouse. They're at the beginning of the production line; their job is stun the animals. Yuri would like to return to his homeland this summer and Nicolas is trying to find a present for his daughter's birthday, taking place the following day. An idea pops into his head to take a young calf out of the slaughter line to offer it to his little girl. But first he has to convince Sandrine, the slaughterhouse veterinarian, and Estelle, his wife. Is he really trying to give his daughter a surprise or is he trying to redeem himself by saving the animal from certain death?

—> Tangier Mediterranean Short Film Festival Selection

2) Dinosaure by Pierre Dugowson, 2017

Fiction- Comedy

In a park, a tiny girl blows up an enormous balloon. A boy watches and gets ready to burst the balloon. The girl's mother tries to deter him.

—> International Festival of Francophone Film in Acadie Selection 2018

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/239461118

3) La Mort, Père & Fils (The Death, Dad & Son) by Winshluss & Denis Walgenwitz, 2017

Animated Film- 2D & 3D Animation

Death's son doesn't want to take over the family business. His secret desire to become a guardian angel triggers a series of major mishaps. His dad will have to intervene to get him out of this mess.

—> TIFF Selection 2018

4) Inlove (Inlove) by Alexis Lopez & Jérémie Lopez, 2018

Fiction- Drama

While on patrol in a Middle Eastern country, a western army squad stops for a while in the village of Iqmarba.

—> Chelsea Film Festival Selection

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/266870116

5) L’Affaire du Siècle (A Capital Case) by Victoria Musiedlak, 2018

Fiction- Drama

Nageux, a court-appointed defense lawyer, is representing a person in police custody for the first time. Full of goodwill and ready to do anything to defend his client, he will nevertheless experience a baptism of fire that he'll unlikely forget.

—> Bienne French Film Festival Selection

6) Avaler des Couleuvres (Suck it up) by Jan Sitta, 2017

Fiction

Souad just passed her diploma as a beautician and got employed in a classy beauty salon. Luck is with her.

—> César Selection 2019

Excerpt in French: https://eureka.valdemarne.fr/#album&docid=914925

7) Comment Fernando Pessoa Sauva le Portugal (How Fernando Pessoa Saved Portugal) by Eugène Green, 2017

Fiction- Comedy, Legend

In the 1920s, at his employers' request, the poet Fernando Pessoa conceived an advertising slogan for the Coca-Louca drink, which nevertheless sent the authoritarian government into a panic.

—> César Selection 2019

Excerpt: https://mubi.com/films/how-fernando-pessoa-saved-portugal/trailer

8) Les Indes Galantes (The Amorous Indies) by Clément Cogitore, 2017

Experimental- Video Art

Krumping is a dance born in the Los Angeles ghettos after the riots of 1995. Through this performance filmed on the Opéra Bastille stage, Clément Cogitore creates a battle between urban culture and Rameau's music.

—> César Selection 2019

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/262786673

9) Mi-temps (Half Time) by Marie Sauvion, Lofti Bahmed, 2017

Fiction- Comedy

Karim, thirty-seven years, seven months, five days, seven hours, and twelve seconds old, has reached the exact midpoint of his life. Like every human who arrives at half time, he receives a visit from a surprising messenger who gives him the choice between continuing to live his life as it is now, or starting it all over again. He has fifteen minutes to decide.

—> Sacramento- French Film Festival Selection 2018

Excerpt: https://vimeo.com/205033992

This event is made possible with the support of ELMA.

 * PACKAGE AVAILABLE*

 

LA PUB FAIT SON SHOW (A MEDLEY OF FRENCH & INT’L TV COMMERCIALS)

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Jan 24th-La Pub Fait Son Show (A Medley of French & International TV Commercials) at 7:30pm

Showcasing TV commercials that will take you to a wonderful journey in time and space on the wings of the Ad.

Screening will be followed by a Q & A with writer-filmmaker and founder of ‘La Maison de La Pub” in Paris, Anne Saint Dreux.
The evening’s format will be presented in two 50 minutes long programs with a 15-minute intermission, which will include complimentary wine and cheese tasting.

 

Screening in French with no English subtitles.

 

BRAINIOUS, A FILM BY STÉPHANIE BRILLANT

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Jan 31st, BRAINIOUS a film by Stéphanie Brillant at 7:30pm

BRAINIOUS is a 90 minutes documentary that shares "neuro-knowledge" for parents and educators in order to help children thrive and reach their full potential.

Would you build an Ikea table without the instruction book? Probably not. Then why are we raising kids without knowing how their brain works? Isn't it nonsense?

Most of us know how to feed children in a healthy way, but what do we know about raising healthy brains? What kinds of experiences are important to provide to children? How does the brain learn?

If we really want children to master their lives, we need to teach them how to handle their brains!

—> Pre-selected at César 2019 for Best Documentary

Excerpt: https://www.brainiousfilm.com/buy-the-film/

FILM IN ENGLISH

 

VINCENT, the real story of VAN GOGH

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Feb 7th- Vincent, The Real Story of Van Gogh at 7:30pm

Written by Leonard Nimoy, directed by Paul Stein, and inspired by the one-man piece Phillip Stevens’ Van Gogh , the play paints a thoughtful imaginary scenario about one of the most famous names in the art world, using excerpts and reminiscences from more than 500 letters exchanged between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo. Theo supported Vincent financially and emotionally, and without Theo, Vincent wouldn’t have been able to develop into an artist.
It is the story of Vincent’s life, as told by his brother Theo.
Throughout the play, more than a hundred of Van Gogh’s paintings are projected on a screen, providing a rich overview of the artist’s work and a visual complement to the unfolding story. As we experience this story, we re-discover the incredible works Vincent Van Gogh brought into the world, images that continue to pervade our culture.
Van Gogh’s critics labeled his work “madness”. But his story is so much more than that of the misunderstood artist who cut off his own ear.

** PLAY IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES**

In partnership with l’Alliance Française de Los Angeles

 
 

A WEEK OF FRENCH LANGUAGE CINEMA

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From March 15th to March 20th- 7pm

For the tenth year straight, the Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, with nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films, from Friday, March 15 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The program includes notable films from Switzerland, Cameroon, Canada, France, Belgium, and Quebec. All films include subtitles in English. All screenings are preceded by receptions, which begin at 7:00pm (except for March 17th- reception at 10:30 am, screening at 11am).

In honor of this 10th edition, Academy Awards nominated, Marie-Christine Barrault, will be patron of the opening night.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Consulates of Canada, Belgium, France and Switzerland, the Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, and Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles. Sponsors include TV5Monde, ELMA, l’Institut Français, KCRW, Organization Internationale de la Francophonie, les vins Louis Latour and Unibroue.

SCREENINGS IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Schedule

Friday, March 15, 2019 • France

Opening reception: 7:00pm – Screening: 7:30pm

Welcome speech : Marie-Christine Barrault

La Fête des mères (All About Mothers) by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar (2017)- 100 min| Drama

*All Ages Admitted*

This is the story of a President of the Republic who becomes a mother. Of three sisters taking care of a mother who could not care less. Of a son who lives with his mother’s ghost. But this is also the story of a woman who does not want to become a mother, of a man who dreams of being one. In the end, it’s all about mothers.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpG5M-UmY60

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019 • Switzerland

Reception: 7:00pm – Screening:  7:30pm 

Ceux qui travaillent (Those Who Work) by Antoine Russbach  (2018)– 100 min| Drama

* Restricted- Under 14 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

Frank devotes his life to work. Hanging on his phone, he manages the cargo ships he charters for large companies. While facing a crisis situation, Frank makes a brutal decision and gets fired. Deeply shaken, betrayed by a system to which he has given everything, he does some soul-searching to save the only link that still counts in his eyes: the one he managed to maintain with his youngest daughter, Mathilde.     

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80cfIeRPLIk

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019 • Cameroon

Reception:  10:30 am – Screening: 11:00am

Minga et la cuillère cassée (Minga And The Broken Spoon) by Claye Edou (2017)- 80 min | Animation

*All Ages Admitted*

Minga is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she was washing dishes in the river, she accidentally broke a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba then chased her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. An adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBHA_zMhdYU

 

Monday, March 18, 2019 • Quebec

Reception: 7:00pm - Screening: 7:30pm

Nous sommes Gold (We are Gold) by Éric Morin (2018) – 100 min | Drama

*Restricted- Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

Ten years after the tragic death of her parents in a mining disaster, Marianne returns to her hometown. She returns to GOLD, the rock band formed by her childhood friends, Kristoff and Kevin, who is the only survivor of the mining collapse.

Each in his own way will live this return on events in a singular way. For GOLD's short-lived trio, commemorative week will slowly drag them into shocking and confusing areas.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/298041869

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 • Canada

Reception: 7:00pm - Screening: 7:30pm

Genèse (Genesis) by Philippe Lesage (2018) – 129min | Drama

*Restricted- Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

Three teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTKxP2Sjz3k

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2018 • Belgium

Closing reception: 7:00pm. Screening: 7:30pm.

Ni juge, ni soumise (So Help Me God) by Jean Libon & Yves Hinant (2017)– 100 min | Documentary/Comedy

*Restricted- Under 18 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian*

In this unapologetic and politically incorrect portrait, an extraordinary and eccentric Belgian judge takes viewers behind the scenes of real-life criminal investigations. The stranger-than-fiction documentary makes for a wild and riveting ride.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oCCWfZfBxE

Roues libres (Free Wheels) by Jacinthe Folon (2017)- 4 min | Short Movie/Animation

Dear urban dwellers, here is very important information: bicycles are back in town!

 
 

REPARER LES VIVANTS (THE HEART)

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May 11th- 7:30pm

Réparer les vivants (The Heart) is the adaptation of realistic and medical fiction novel by the French author Maylis de Kerangal. The one-man stage play chronicles the events immediately following the death of 19-year-old Simon Limbres in a car accident. In particular, The Heart focuses on the transplantation of Simon's heart and how it affects those involved in the process over the course of twenty-four hours.

PLAY IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

 
 
This event is made possible with the help of l’Alliance Française de Los Angeles

This event is made possible with the help of l’Alliance Française de Los Angeles

CARLO PONTI & THE LOS ANGELES VIRTUOSI ORCHESTRA

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May 23rd- 7:30pm

Don’t miss Maestro Carlo Ponti conducting the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season finale performance at TRK!

Back by popular demand with LAV at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, soprano Lisa Delan graces anew with a performance of Samuel Barber’s emotional Knoxville: Summer of 1915; a season finale not to miss crowned by Beethoven’s Eight Symphony!

Program

Erik Satie – Gymnopedie no.2 (orch. by Roland Manuel)

Samuel Barber –  Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony no.8 in F Major, op.93

 
 

 LA FONTAINE/BRASSENS

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Based on the fables of 17th century fabulist Jean de La Fontaine and the songs of 20th century Georges Brassens, the show is an enchanting musical play exploring the universe of two of France’s greatest wordsmiths, starring Marie-Christine Barrault and Jean-Pierre Arbon. In this show, created and interpreted by Jean-Pierre Arbon with the complicity of Marie-Christine Barrault, the fabulist and the singer dialog through time and playfully merge their voices.

The evening’s event is an 80-minute show with no intermission.

**Performance in French with English subtitles**

LYCÉE STUDENTS IN GRADES 6TH, 7TH, & 8TH WILL BE ATTENDING THE MORNING SHOW

The idea might seem unusual, and yet, when you discover La Fontaine/Brassens, composed and designed by Arbon, the blending of the two sounds obvious! Even tough three centuries apart, the fabulist and the singer from Sète display a shared passion for language, independence and a sense of levity (…). The complicity of their minds is unbelievable! Words collide and intertwine with harmony, musicality and intelligence, erasing the gap between them. One can easily imagine they would have become good friends if their paths had crossed… The poetic and musical confluence is immensely pleasing.
— Annie Grandjanin

HOLY LANDS Directed by amanda sthers

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Holy Lands Directed by Amanda Sthers at 7:30pm

Facing a crossroads in life, Harry Rosenmerck (Academy Award nominee James Caan) leaves New York and his family with an unlikely plan to start a pig farm in Israel, angering local communities. His conflict with the town Rabbi, Moshe Cattan (BAFTA award winner Tom Hollander) slowly turns into a friendship that leads him to reevaluate his relationship with his estranged family, including his difficult ex-wife (Rosanna Arquette), his 34-year-old perpetual student daughter (Efrat Dor), and his gay playwright son (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers). Through an emotional journey, this dysfunctional group tries to make their way back to each other, renewing ties when they all need it the most.

Unsuitable for children under 14

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei5RkA0BZWw&t=6s

FILM IN ENGLISH