in conversation with Sam Rubin
Living in the Future’s Past
Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School
Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Blvd.,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$25 General Admission Seats
Jeff Bridges’ Award-Winning Documentary ‘Living in the Future’s Past’ Brings a Fresh Perspective on Being Human for our Challenging Times and Asks “What Kind of Future Would You Like to See?”
Jeffrey Leon “Jeff” Bridges is an American actor and musician. His most notable films include The Big Lebowski, King Kong, The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Tron, Starman, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Seabiscuit, K-PAX, The Fisher King, Fearless, The Contender, Iron Man, Tron: Legacy, True Grit and Crazy Heart, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 82nd Academy Awards.
Living In The Future’s Past, a beautifully photographed tour de force produced and presented by Jeff Bridges who explores who we are, where we come from, how we think and why we do the things we do. Bridges shares the screen with profound thinkers, scientists, and a dazzling array of the Earth’s creatures to reveal profound concepts about ourselves and our future in ways that have never been presented quite like this on film before.
Living in the Future’s Past bypasses ideological traps and looks under the “hood of humanity” incorporating elements of evolution, neuropsychology, emergence, ecology and energy into a paradigm shift in the way we think about environmental challenges.
Bridges joins scientist and astronaut Piers Sellers, Being Ecological author Timothy Morton, physicist and Author, Elastic: Flexible Thinking In a Time of Change, Leonard Mlodinow, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark, and author of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman among many other experts and profound thinkers. The music score is by Bridges collaborator Keefus Ciancia (Lady Killers, Thunderbird, Sleeping Tapes) with additional music by composer Bob Holroyd and award-winning sound designer Ken Polk.
Living in the Future’s Past premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Sam Rubin is the entertainment reporter for the KTLA Morning News. Rubin hosts the Emmy-nominated “Live from the Academy Awards,” syndicated nationally by Tribune Entertainment, “Sneaks,” a series of movie preview shows produced in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times, as well as a show for the Reelz Channel. He is a recipient of a Golden Mike Award for Best Entertainment Reporter from the Radio & Television News Association and, as part of the KTLA Morning News team, earned an Associated Press Television-Radio Award for Best News Broadcast.
In addition to his activities at KTLA, he also reports for Tribune’s WGN-TV in Chicago. Nationally, Rubin provides reports for “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” “Show Buzz,” and CNN. On the radio, Rubin reports for Los Angeles’ KNX-AM. Rubin has been previously at Live Talks Los Angeles interviewing Alan Cumming, Garry Marshall, Terry Gilliam, Aasif Mandvi and Daymond John.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Ruby Wax in conversation with Carrie Fisher
Sane New World:
A User’s Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind
The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$20 General Admission seats
$34 Reserved Seats & includes Ruby Wax’ book
* a book signing follows the talk.
“I love this book more than I love Ruby. And that’s saying quite a bit…in a loud, funny voice. Yes…I love this book. And I know books. And I know love. And Ruby’s book is both.”— Carrie Fisher
“We know so little about how our minds work,” says Ruby Wax. “It’s like having a Ferrari on top of your shoulders but no one gave you the keys.”
Ruby Wax arrived in Great Britain from the U.S. in 1977 and began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. After 25 years writing and performing in her own widely popular television shows on the BBC, and serving as Script Editor for the entire run of the hit series Absolutely Fabulous, Wax is now deploying humor to spread the word about neuroscience, rewiring our thoughts to find calm in a frenetic world, and how to survive the 21st century.
Wax earned a master’s degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford, becoming an advocate and activist—successfully petitioning Parliament and Downing Street to change the laws around discrimination and mental health.
Her book, Sane New World, zoomed to the top of the bestseller list in her adopted homeland of England, and is soon to be published in the US. Nearly 1.5 million people have seen Ruby’s TED talk. Visit her website.
Join us as she takes to our stage for a lively conversation with her friend, the actress and writer Carrie Fisher.
Carrie Fisher, actress, writer and daughter of Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher made her film debut in Shampoo and went on to star as the iconic Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy. She has appeared in the films When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters and The Blues Brothers, to name a few. Television credits include Sex and the City, The Big Bang Theory and 30 Rock, for which she received an Emmy nomination.
Fisher’s bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, netted her the Los Angeles Pen Award for Best First Novel. Fisher penned the Postcards screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Three novels and two memoirs have followed: Delusions of Grandma, Surrender the Pink, The Best Awful, Wishful Drinking and Shockaholic. Fisher performed her one-woman stage version of Wishful Drinking on Broadway, which went on to be filmed for HBO and nominated for an Emmy Award.
Fisher will reprise her role of Princess Leia in the much anticipated Star Wars, Episode VII. Visit her website.
The Golden Globes announced today that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host 70th Golden Globe Awards on January 13, 2013. We have had the good fortune to have hosted both of them over the last couple years…Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin in 2010 and Amy Poehler in conversation with Jane Lynch in 2012 Thought you might enjoy the videos from both events. Enjoy…
Here’s the video from our event with Salman Rushdie discussing his memoir, Joseph Anton, with NPR’s Karen Grigsby Bates. Event was held September 23rd at the William Turner Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center.
We’re excited to have T.C. Boyle back at Live Talks Los Angeles. We host Boyle at Track 16 at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica on Thursday, September 27th. We last hosted him in 2011, and here’s the video. Hector Tobar reviews Boyle’s latest — his 14th novel — in the Los Angeles Times (September 16). Here are come excerpts…
San Miguel Island is a real place, the westernmost of the Channel Islands off the coast of Southern California. In Boyle’s book, it’s a patch of earth beyond the end of the western frontier, a place where the mythical western ethos makes its last stand.
“Terra incognita,” one of his characters calls it. “Terra insolita … the last scrap of land the continent had to offer, an island tossed out in the ocean like an afterthought.”
“San Miguel” tells the story of the people who lived there in the final decade of the 19th century and the early decades of the 20th. They raise sheep, living an often-harsh existence amid seals, eagles and storms that sweep in from the Pacific.
…”San Miguel” is the prolific Boyle’s 14th novel. As always, he fills his pages with wonderfully precise character studies and lush descriptions of the physical landscape.
…For lovers of California literature especially, “San Miguel” will be a welcome addition to their reading lists
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
8:00 pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)
An Evening with Garry Marshall
in conversation with Sam Rubin
My Happy Days in Hollywood
TICKETS ON SALE ON ONLINE THRU 5PM.
Limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
$25, $40 includes book, $95 includes pre-event reception + book
The Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue (at 14th Street)
Santa Monica, CA
A groundbreaking creative force in Hollywood for more than fifty years, Garry Marshall has excelled as a writer, producer, director, and actor in his career, earning him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and acclaim from critics and fans alike. One could say he was born to work in Hollywood—his mother was a tap dancer and his father was a producer and director of industrial films.
Marshall began his career writing jokes for comedians, soon ascending to write for hit programs like The Tonight Show, The Lucy Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. When Marshall ventured into producing with fellow writer Jerry Belson, they struck gold with The Odd Couple in 1970. Marshall’s career skyrocketed with his creation of some of the best-loved television series of all time: Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, and Laverne & Shirley. The wild popularity of Happy Days resulted in two spinoffs, Blansky’s Beauties and Joanie Loves Chachi.
As a film director later in his career, Marshall has given life to star-studded classics like Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, Beaches, The Other Sister, and The Princess Diaries. Throughout his career, he has been praised for his commitment to the advancement of women in Hollywood. In 1996, Marshall was given the Women in Film Lucy Award for his representation of women and his showcase of strong, complex female characters. New Year’s Eve, Marshall’s latest feature film, stars Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, and Sarah Jessica Parker, among numerous others. He has occasionally stepped in front of the camera, acting in both films and television.
Over the course of his career, Marshall has been the recipient of such prestigious awards as the American Comedy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and the Publicists Guild Motion Picture Showmanship Award for Film and Television. In 1995, he was voted the Valentine Davies Award winner by the Writers Guild of America. In November 1997, Marshall was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame. He was honored in 2002 by Washington, D.C.’s National Italian American Foundation.
Garry Marshall has been interviewed on PBS programs numerous times, offering his insight on the film and television industry. In addition to his commercial success, Marshall has also directed and produced numerous independent projects.
We are excited to host him on the occasion of his forthcoming memoir, My Happy Days in Hollywood.
Sam Rubin is the entertainment reporter for the KTLA Morning News. His insights and exploration of the deeper meaning and impact of the stories within the entertainment industry generate conversation within the business, as well as outside it.
Rubin hosts the Emmy-nominated “Live from the Academy Awards,” syndicated nationally by Tribune Entertainment, “Sneaks,” a series of movie preview shows produced in conjunction with the Los Angeles Times, as well as a show for the Reelz Channel. He is a recipient of a Golden Mike Award for Best Entertainment Reporter from the Radio & Television News Association and, as part of the KTLA Morning News team, earned an Associated Press Television-Radio Award for Best News Broadcast.
In addition to his activities at KTLA, he also reports for Tribune’s WGN-TV in Chicago. Nationally, Rubin provides reports for “On Air With Ryan Seacrest,” “Show Buzz,” and CNN. On the radio, Rubin reports for Los Angeles’ KNX-AM.
Proceeds from this event support the American Cinematheque.
$25 Live Talks Los Angeles with Garry Marshall, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
$40 also includes Gary Marshall’s book
$95 includes pre-event reception (6:30-7:30pm), plus Marshall’s book
$33 Purchase signed copy of Gary Marshall’s book (tax and shipping included to anywhere in the US)