THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
YOU CAN STILL JOIN US AT 8:45PM FOR THE POST-SCREENING ZOOM CONVERSATION BETWEEN STANYA KAHN AND JAMILLAH JAMES:
Join us for a special drive-in screening of Stanya Kahn’s latest film No Go Backs at Gardena Cinema (founded in 1946 and family-run since 1976). The screening will be followed by a conversation between Kahn and ICA LA curator Jamillah James. This screening is held in conjunction with the artist’s solo exhibition currently on view at ICA LA through January 10, 2021.
WHERE IS GARDENA CINEMA?
14948 Crenshaw Blvd
Gardena, CA 90249
FREE. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for your vehicle to park in the lot. Space is limited.
Please arrive early. DOORS OPEN AT 7PM. Program will begin on time.
Concessions counter in the cinema will be open for food/drink.
No Go Backs By Stanya Kahn ©2020 TRT: 33 minutes
A 33-minute short, shot on super 16mm with an original sound score and no dialogue, No Go Backs follows two teenagers (and real-life friends) who leave the city for the wild, only haphazardly prepared. From the heart of the city, they cut an arduous path along sites of California’s historic water wars, traveling north into the monumental landscapes of the Eastern Sierra. In the haunted precarity of a collapsed world, the kids travel in dreamlike states of distraction, malaise, and resilience. As they eventually encounter other kids along shared roads and the prospect of camaraderie in facing the unknown, the film becomes a compressed, allegorical epic about an entire generation that must make a new way forward.
Stanya Kahn is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video. Recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Contemporary Arts Museum, St. Louis; MoMA/PS1, New York; New Museum, New York; and Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the 2018 Gwangju Biennial; Centre Pompidou, Paris; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Hammer Museum; New Museum, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; MOCA San Diego; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fearnley Astru Museet, Oslo; and the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. Her collaborative work with Harry Dodge has shown at the 2008 Whitney Biennial; Brooklyn Museum; the 54th Venice Bienniale; MOCA, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsrühe, DE; Sundance Film Festival; and the New York Underground Film Festival, among others. She was a contributing writer and actor in the 2001 feature film By Hook or By Crook. Her writings and drawings appear in multiple publications including Die Laughing (2nd Cannons, 2016), Moving Image (MIT Press), It’s Cool, I’m Good (Cornerhouse, 2012), and Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art (University of California Press, 2016) Her work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum; MoMA, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Goetz Museum, Munich, among others.
Special thanks to Vielmetter Los Angeles for their support.
Image: Stanya Kahn, No Go Backs (video still), 2020. 16mm film transferred to 2k video (color, sound). TRT 33:13 min. © 2020 Stanya Kahn. Courtesy the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles.
WHAT TIME DOES THE MOVIE START? The program starts promptly at 8:00 PM Doors open at 7:00 PM
WHAT TIME CAN I ARRIVE? Gates will open at 7:00 PM. Please arrive early (before 8 PM) for priority drive-in parking spots.
WHERE DO I PARK?
Cars will be placed on a first-come, first-served basis, one car at a time, and in sections based on size of car and desired style of viewing. We have mapped out the back-lot to allow for sedans in front rows and tall cars/SUV’s/Trucks in the middle to back rows. An attendant will be available to direct you on where to park. We have accommodated so that every guest has a great viewing experience.
WHERE IS GARDENA CINEMA? Gardena Cinema is located at 14948 Crenshaw Blvd,Gardena, CA 90249
HOW DO I REDEEM MY TICKET? Upon your reservation, a, ticket will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite. When you arrive to the event, please show the entrance attendant the bar code on your ticket through your car window, either by holding up your printed version, or by displaying it on your phone or smart device. Attendant will scan it to check you in, and you’ll be good to go!
DO I NEED FM RADIO IN MY CAR? YES!This is a outdoor Drive-In event, with no outdoor speakers. The film’s soundtrack will be accessible exclusively through your car’s FM Radio, for maximum social-distance safety. We will provide you with the FM station upon arrival. Make sure your car has an FM radio so you can hear the film! PRO-TIP: Some personal speakers also have FM radio built in, and are allowable as long as volume remains reasonable. Such a cool experience!
CAN I BRING FOOD / SNACKS?
YES! Your car is your screening room – so bring all your favorite screening room snacks and munchies! Gardena Cinema’s lobby will also be open, with FRESHLY popped popcorn, drinks, and more! Please be sure to pay the lobby a visit and remember to wear your protective face mask.
We don’t imagine any of you would, but we have to ask that you don’t discard your trash out the window. (It’s happened…) That’d be a sure-fire way to ensure we’d never be welcome back – and we definitely want to come back to this venue! So please help us keep the grounds tidy! There will be trash and recycle stations if needed.
WILL YOU HAVE RESTROOMS?
YES! Thanks to our wonderful hosts, Gardena Cinema’s lobby and restrooms will be open. As our approval of this event is based on our assurance of safety, we ask that folks wear protective masks when leaving your cars for any reason, including to use the restroom. Attendants will be on hand to keep those restrooms sanitized. Social Distancing is a must, at all times.
ARE YOU GUYS PET FRIENDLY? We sure are, outdoors! …just please not inside the actual Cinema. Bringing your best friend only enhances the experience for you and we aim to keep you as comfy as possible. As long as you ensure your pet is curbed properly and does not disturb neighboring guests while at the Outdoor Cinema. Pets may be walked over on the Crenshaw Blvd sidewalk if desired, just remember to please keep the little guy away from other guests. PLEASE DO NOT BRING PETS INSIDE THE ACTUAL CINEMA.
MAY WE BRING LAWN CHAIRS AND SIT OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF MY VEHICLE?
Unfortunately, safety COVID guidelines prevent us from further allowing any quests to sit outside the boundary of their vehicle. Besides, you get such a better view sitting up top a little higher, then sitting on the floor. Please plan accordingly, as we will be politely enforcing this rule, for everyone’s safety. Slight exceptions may be allowed, on a case by case basis.
CAN I SIT IN MY TRUCK BED?
CAN I THROW THE HATCH OF MY HATCHBACK UP AND SIT IN THE BACK TO WATCH THE SHOW?
- Guests are allowed to sit in their truck beds, so long as they keep their protective masks on.
- Raised hatches proved quite obstructive to rows of cars behind them in viewing the screen. You will be asked to park either to the sides of our car staging area, or along the back rows. And – like truckbeds and convertibles – if your hatch is open, we ask that you keep your masks on.