• My Nearest City

    Hammer Museum, Billy Wilder Theatre, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90024 USA

    February 15, 2019

    7:30 pm To 10:30 pm

    THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET For his fourth feature, John Sayles gave the well-worn alien sci-fi trope a revitalized yet lo-fi punch with African American actor Joe Morton starring as a mute, telepathic visitor from beyond the stars. Read more…

    El Camino College, Marsee Auditorium, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506, USA

    October 1, 2019

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, and anti-sexist activist Byron Hurt focuses on how hyper-masculinity in American popular culture normalizes male violence; how race, class, and gender oppression intersect; how homophobia and transphobia make LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence; and how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end gender-based… Read more…

    Book Soup, Sunset Boulevard, 8818 West Hollywood, CA 90068

    October 13, 2019

    4:00 pm To 5:30 pm

    We’re excited to announce our Well-Read Black Girl Book Club October pick, Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Read more…

    First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, 540 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020

    October 17, 2019

    7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

    Zadie Smith will be in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Grand Union is a dazzling collection of short fiction. Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. Read more…