Image as Location
Our planet is wrapped in images. From satellite stills to medical x-rays, images have become the common language that allows us to not only understand our present landscape, but also access the inaccessible.
Yet we must ask ourselves then: what dangers and what possibilities arise from defining our location through image?
At Image as Location, a Bay Area festival that explores the relationship between people, pictures, and places, an international group of experts discuss and visualize how images define locations. Through exhibitions, conferences and workshops, artists, theorists, and technologists will explore the world through images.
Presented by UC Berkeley Center for New Media
Diversity Film, Loving Lampposts
Film represents a part of the debate: is autism an illness to be cured, or is it a variation of the human brain - a different way to be human? The goal is to broaden discussion in the East Bay of both autism and the wider neurodiversity movement, which urges both the acceptance and inclusion of individuals who are neurodiverse in society. PRAISE President Liz Fitzgerald and member Ann Van Gelder will participate in the pre- and post-screening conversation, along with other members of the community.
Loving Lampposts is appropriate for audiences 13 and up, and will be followed by a facilitated discussion.
Presented by Appreciating Diversity Film Series
Little Shop of Horrors
Altarena Playhouse presents Little Shop of Horrors
Seymour, a down-and out skid row floral assistant, becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon it grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite. Can Seymour keep the world – and his beloved Audrey – safe?
Recommended for 13 & up.
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 2pm
LGBTQ Pride Night 10/11
Special Thursday performance 11/13
(no show Sunday 10/12)
For tickets, please visit www.altarena.org or call 510-523-1553.
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Fred Chacon
Musical Direction by Dean Starnes
Choreography by Deedra Wong
Max Thorne • Jennifer Ekman • Avi Jacobson • Nick Trengove • Branden Thomas • Jacqueline Dennis • Leslie Ivy • Leota Rhoades • Joseph Jarecki
Rick & Nancy McKinley (Alameda Associates) • Christopher Ciabattoni & Sydney Michaels • Kathryn Caulfield & Bob Chrobak • Amy Akashi & Rick Laverdure
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