A still image from the N.A.S.A. film The Spirit of Apollo
Our August event will feature the Premiere of N.A.S.A.: The Spirit of Apollo, an intimate look behind the making of N.A.S.A.’s globetrotting debut album. The documentary traces the ongoing creative collaboration between two lifelong music aficionados, Sam Spiegel and DJ Zegon and their musical heroes.
The N.A.S.A. project is especially noteworthy for its eclectic musical pairings: New Waver David Byrne together with rapper Chuck D (”Money”); M.I.A. and Santigold with Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs (”Whachadoin?”); and Kanye West and Lykke Li (”Gifted”). Ol’ Dirty Bastard makes a posthumous appearance along with other Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Method Man and Ghostface Killah. John Frusciante (former guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Tom Waits also appear.
The film also includes visual collaborations between artists Shepard Fairey, Sage Vaughan, Marcel Dzama, The Date Farmers and animators including Syd Garon, Logan, Didiu Rio Branco, Three Legged Legs, Splunny, Lorenzo Fonda.
A courtyard reception will follow the screening with some very special guests.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE.
Tickets are required for theater seating and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Meanwhile our outdoor screening area in the beautiful Hammer courtyard does not require tickets plus you can enjoy food and drinks while watching the films.
Parking is available under the Museum. There is a $3 flat rate after 6:30 p.m.
Flux Screening Series
Tuesday August 2, 2011
7:00 pm pre-reception
8:00 pm screening + filmmaker presentations
9:00 pm after-party with N.A.S.A. and special guests
Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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