16th Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) Opening Night @ Chinese Theaters, Hollywood – All Ages
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival is a five-day cinematic and social adventure held in the heart of Hollywood. The festivities begin Thursday the 10th of October with the premiere presentation of an award-winning film, followed by a gala where attendees can feast and celebrate in a joyous ambiance. Beginning the next day the Festival is in full force, presenting its collection of features, documentaries, and shorts, as well as workshops, panels and lectures. The public here has the special opportunity to interact with filmmakers in Q and A sessions following each screening. The audience is not only Latino, but multicultural, including many celebrities and industry professionals.
14th Annual Polish Film Festival @ Laemmle NoHo – All Ages
The Polish Film Festival Los Angeles is organized by the Polish American Film Society, a 501c3 organization formed to educate and inform the public about Polish culture, Polish films and the country of Poland generally. The organization’s largest event is the annual Polish Film Festival Los Angeles. The goal of the Polish Film Festival is to promote Polish cinema in America.
Andy Allo @ Hotel Cafe, Hollywood – 7PM, $10, 21+
Cameras d’Afrique: The Films of West Africa @ LMU Campus – 7:30PM, Free, All Ages
Over 20 fiction and nonfiction films will offer students and general audiences a rare look at the wealth of cinematic talent that has emerged from West Africa in the last 50 years. Long a Francophone section of the African continent, the films generated from directors as varied as the Senegalese artists Ousmane Sembène to the Diop family–director Djibril Diop Mambéty, his composer brother Wasis and Wasis’ daughter, Mati–and Mali’s Souleymane Cissé wrestle with the cultural imperialism of Europe, while observing the traditions that shaped West Africa. Featuring appearances by directors, panels and a series of four free community screenings on the LMU campus and LACMA.
Spirit Vine October Residency @ The Satellite, Silverlake – 9PM, Free, 21+
We are celebrating the release of our record ASCENDER under Manimal Vinyl with friends and special guests. Brace yourselves, this month will be quite the spectacle.
School Night @ Bardot, Hollywood – 9PM, 18+ $10, 21+ Free
My favorite place on Monday nights for live music is School Night hosted by KCRW DJ Chris Douridas. Really looking forward to seeing The Pack AD from Canada but Becky Black, the vocalist/guitarist, was injured at Culture Collide over the weekend.
MOM LA w/ special guest INKA ONE (Boombox) @ Short Stop, Echo Park – 9PM, Free, 21+
:::MOM LA:::Motown On Mondays Los Angeles:::Weekly Dance Party::
Much love goes out to all of you that have been supporting strong through the sunny summer we’ve had this year in Los Angeles! We greatly appreciate all of you that show up to the Short Stop every Monday night to get down to the soulful sounds we provide every week! The fall has arrived and the holidays approach, but we’ve got lots of special treats coming up for all of our MOM family. This coming Monday night (Oct 14th), we welcome LA’s own INKA ONE to the tables! Inka has been holding down the hip-hop monthly Boombox for the past 6 years in Los Angeles and has hosted a countless number of legendary guest DJs/MCs/producers, as well as a huge selection of LA’s finest tastemakers! As a member of the Beathackerz collective, Inka’s skills on the decks are beyond that of your everyday DJ. Come catch him layin down some soul sounds with us at MOM LA (10/14).