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#ArtSetFree: Global Arts Showcase

It’s time you went public!

art-set-freeArts Brookfield, the cultural arm of Brookfield Property Partners acclaimed for presenting hundreds of exciting cultural experiences for free worldwide, just announced a recent dramatic growth of Art Set Free, the organization’s unprecedented global arts showcase that raises awareness about the importance of free public art.

Artists in all 50 U.S. states, over 100 countries and over 800 cities have shared their work with Art Set Free, the user-generated campaign that is sweeping the nation and the world and will run through the end of the year.



Participate in Art Set Free.  See below.


Recent Art Set Free highlights include:

  • The Art Set Free digital art collection currently includes 20,618 artworks from2,612 artists worldwide.
  • Participation in Art Set Free has expanded to 110 countries in 809 cities with submissions from all 50 U.S. states.
  • Art Set Free saw its largest growth to date during the month of July, with more than 500 artists submitting sound, visual and performing art.
  • Top locations submitting art include New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Houston.

artist Rishi Singh

“When we launched Art Set Free in October 2014, we hoped to engage the global arts community and encourage artists working in all genres to make the world their stage and set their own art free,” said Debra Simon, Vice President and Artistic Director of Arts Brookfield. “We have been extremely impressed with the quality of art submitted toArt Set Free and look forward to seeing more amazing works from artists throughout the world!”

Among the thousands of unique and inspiring artists from across the globe who have set their art free by sharing their work on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #artsetfree are:

  • Sara Abid, a self-taught artist from Pakistan who sells her paintings worldwide and donates 100% of her earnings to various charities. An impressionistic painter, Abid specializes in palette knife technique and produces great textures on canvas using oils and mixed media elements.
  • Maliha Abidi, an 18-year-old self-taught painter and photographer based in San Francisco. Abidi was previously selected to represent the United States as the youngest artist of 20 from around the world for a meditation artistic retreat, and she is currently a youth director for Wake Up, a drug abuse organization that educates teens about the danger of prescription drugs.
  • Michael Hafftka, a Brooklyn-based painter whose work can be found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Museum, New York Public Library and the National Gallery. Much of Hafftka’s understanding of the world comes from his perception of his parents’ wartime experiences as refugees from Europe and survivors of the Holocaust.
  • Victor Haskins, a world-class trumpet player, improviser, composer, bandleader and educator. Based in Richmond, Va., Haskins, who lived in Asia and Africa until the age of 10, released his own original album The Truth in 2013.
  • Ron Haviv, an award-winning photojournalist based in New York whose images of conflict and humanitarian crises have made headlines around the world. Haviv is the co-founder of the photo agency VII, which is dedicated to the truthful documentation of conflict.

Established artists who assisted in launching Art Set Free include Broadway star and Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell; Executive Artistic Director of New York Live Arts and Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones; Action Architect Elizabeth Streb; and the acclaimed vocal ensemble, The Tenors.

participateTo participate in Art Set Free, artists should capture their work in a photo, video or audio recording; and then share it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram with the hashtag #ArtSetFree. Entries are welcome from any genre, including dance/movement, music/sound, painting, sculpture, photography and street art. Arts Brookfield reviews submissions on a rolling basis and curates the best pieces for display at select Brookfield buildings around the world and on, potentially reaching an audience of millions.

Images, videos and sound recordings of artwork for Art Set Free may be submitted by individuals or organizations. Submissions should be creative, innovative and inspiring, and all entries must follow the Art Set Free Terms and Conditions available

To learn more about Arts Brookfield and Art Set Free, visit


Rory Partin: Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me

Rory Partin.
L.A. hometown hero and soulful crooner Rory Partin is back with his new album coming out Tuesday, August 19th featuring the late great Opry/Cajun music legend Jimmy C Newman and an all-star band with some of the last surviving members of legendary big bands like Tommy Dorsey, Bobby Darin, and Harry James.

We are big fans here of Rory (he’s so cool) and as a preview to the release we decided to feature his video:  “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me”

If you’re in the area, you can see Rory LIVE at Typhoon in Santa Monica, CA tonight 8/18 at 8 p.m. 

The self-titled album “Rory Partin” takes listeners on a heartfelt journey through American music history – from swing-era standards including “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” to contemporary classics like “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” – displaying Rory’s ability to build on a foundation of legends “all while adding his own unique twist to his music” (Confront Magazine).



You can actually purchase this single right now on iTunes.


At a time when many classic tunes from the Great American Songbook are facing extinction, powerhouse of blue-eyed soul Rory Partin and His All Star 18-piece Big Band are not only keeping musical history alive on their forthcoming fan-funded LP (out 8/19/14), they’re infusing it with fresh new energy courtesy of Partin’s “sharp sense of humor and a dash of gospel grit” (Popdose).

Poised to take his place among artists like Michael Bublé and Harry Connick, Jr., “Partin separates himself from his colleagues, offering a contrasting timbre and amplifying the soul…his beautiful upper register coupled with the hard-swinging big band arrangement gives you chills listening” (Brent Music Reviews).

A multi-instrumentalist who has lived in and taken influences from several of America’s great musical centers (including New Orleans, Nasvhille, and Los Angeles), Partin has toured internationally with five-time Grammy winner Larnelle Harris and performed with his own All Star Big Band at George W. Bush’s Inaugural Ball and The National Symphony Ball at the Kennedy Center.

Post Contraband Graffiti: Go Directly To Jail

2Last Friday night ushered in one of the more spectacular displays of mounted imported global Street Art by artists whose works took over the Los Angeles Sofitel, Riviera 31 Lounge in collaboration with Black Apple Gallery.

What Gia On The Move was surprised to discover is that in countries such as Malaysia and Norway, Graffiti art is still illegal.  Creating imagery on a public space is punishable by fine or jail and definitely the confiscation of the artist’s masterpiece. (We’re so glad that LA finally lifted the street art ban!)

To be fair, many of the controversial artists who works were on public view  are some of the world’s top and most notorious street artists who have a lot to say, politically and culturally.  But isn’t that what art is all about after all? …and these artists truly are the cultural Pulse!

You’ll want to visit to view more works of these amazing artists (Ben Naz, Pobel, Snik, Ernst Zacharevic, Dot Dot Dot, John Doe, Seizer One, Harland Miller, Martin Whatson, Sandra Chevrier, Otto Schade, Mason Storm).  And all of the artworks are for sale.

Here’s a quick look at some of the pieces Gia On The Move loved!

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Peanuts to Pathos: Absolutely Filthy at the New York Fringe

Reviewed by Carlos Stafford, The Model Critic


Photo Credit: Shaela Cook


“Past is Prologue” becomes a working theme in this outstanding and zany production originally from Sacred Fools Theater Company, Los Angeles. “Absolutely Filthy” is a Valentine gift to the Eighteenth Annual New York International Fringe Festival, as well as a kiss from the Little Red Haired Girl, for the action takes place on Feb. 14, 2013.

This play is a colossal comedic success spiked with an imaginative concept, endless wit, and razor sharp pacing. Inspired by the comic strip “Peanuts,” all the kids have now grown to adulthood, and are reunited for a bleak occasion–Charlie Brown’s funeral.

Like most reunions, the group shows up, symbolically staggering in from the mishaps, struggles, and ironies of life: Sally Brown, Schroeder, Linus, Lucy van Pelt, Peppermint Patty, Marcia, Franklin, and most importantly Pig Pen, who uninvited, inadvertently appears as a dirty bum in front of the church to the chagrin of the others, together with his homeless stench and muttering, psychological inferno. But as we soon see, all the gang has their own private bête noires in this astute parody of their lives.

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As Walt Disney said in a softer context, ” that’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.” Schroeder is a compromised pop star, Lucy has become a major B executive type, Marcia, a self-inflicted blind person/Opthamologist; Peppermint Patty, a vain fashionista from Paris;  Linus, suffering with PTSD from military duty; and Fredrick, a circuit court judge with a drinking problem. Yes, the kids from the comics have lost a bit of their Sunday morning primary colors.

Pig Pen becomes the unlikely source from which all the cathartic action proceeds. For something has been sick and slightly off-balance all these years, and as this brilliant, subversive play unfolds, Pig Pen alone in his social, solitary confinement becomes the most reliable, although crazed, point of view obliquely revealing the finer nuances of the group’s collective past.

As the outcast, grimey and disheveled, Pig Pen has fulfilled his destiny; he has finally embodied his childhood nickname, psychologically buying into his parental moniker as a real identity, all the while shielding himself in his own private galaxy with his ever-present Hula Hoop.

“This play is colossal comedic success spiked with an imaginative concept, endless wit, and razor sharp pacing.” 

Brendan Hunt, Playwright and Actor portraying “The Mess” is wonderful. His writing is  always engaging, wry and portentous, eliciting bundles of laughs. Also, his uncanny  ability to gyrate with the hoop while simultaneously acting his layered role with conviction, is well worth the ten pounds of hard work and determination he burns. Mr. Hunt lives his role with an unpredictable certitude, and never for a minute looses momentum. And even though the one joke theme runs the danger of thinning out towards the end, another motif quickly emerges keeping the proceedings thoroughly engaging. Thumbs up to director Jeremy Aldridge for keeping a perfect lyrical flow.

KJ Middlebrooks as Franklin was totally believable, and had great timing in his acting. Shannon Nelson, as Charlie Brown’s sister also gave a spot on solid portrayal. Robbie Winston as Linus was a charming, empathetic character and played with smooth energy.

And we all know in the theatre, dying is easy, comedy hard!

Light comes from many places in this well conceived show. Even Snoopy shows up to pay his last respects. What a dog, speaks German!  (Played admirably, and well groomed, by Rachel Germaine in a dual roles, also as Peppermint Patty).  And the ensemble was always electric, as they worked on the modest proscenium stage. No matter!  Scene after scene the audience was entertained by confident, well placed performances, while time becomes magically compressed.  As you can plainly see, I highly recommend this play. You’re assured of a good, soulful time, guaranteed. But please, leave the kids home.

In the end, Absolutely Filthy is a story about love, guilt, and missed opportunities. But a million other things too, as so much is packed into each character’s orbit. We care about The Mess mostly though, because as the anti-hero, he sees with a special vision that appears very sane, as someone who has made a bad decision and paid dearly, but who may still get his cuts at bat. He embodies the quote by RD Laing on the larger game:

“They are playing a game. They are playing at not playing a game. If I show them I see they are, I shall break the rules and they will punish me. I must play their game, of not seeing I see the game.”


By Brendan Hunt

Directed by Jeremy Aldridge




Jaime Andrews, Curt Bonnem, Anna Douglas, Rachel Germaine, Brendan Hunt, K.J. Middlebrooks, Shannon Nelson, Kiff Scholl, Robbie Winston


Remaining Shows: FringeNYC Venue #17

Wed. Aug 13 at 7 
Tues.  Aug 19 at 2
Thurs. Aug 21 at 7
Fri.      Aug 22 at 2

Tickets:  Or

Tickets $18 online, $24 at the door

Support FringeNYC– you’ll be amazed!!!

This Shirt Could Save Your Life

Commuter Fashion Brilliance


Since 2008, Betabrand has been clothing commuters with hybrid work/bike attire that’s designed to perform equally well astride cycles or Aeron chairs. Now, plaid pulsars and shiny hineys are illuminating the streets of San Francisco, thanks to its latest collection of bike-to-workwear.   The online clothier has woven reflective elements into a new collection of shirts, jackets, pants, and scarves.

Shirts are made of soft poly cotton with reflective 3M threads woven within.

Trousers feature reflective cuffs and clever, cornea-searing V-flaps that deploy from the rider’s rear.

Jackets feature shiny epaulettes and flaps that riders can reveal at night.

You can see the entire collection here.

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About Betabrand

Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and photography from customers.  Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Executive Hoodies, Sock Insurance, Bike to Work Pants, Space Jackets, Cordarounds, and Gay Jeans.

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Happy Birthday Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol 1965 by Francis Joseph Gilligan 20″ x 24″ limited edition print $800 (regular retail $1000) additional sizes available

In honor of what would have been this legendary artist’s 86th birthday, today, August 6th, The Vault/ Capital Art in Culver City, (Los Angeles, CA) is celebrating with a legendary display of gorgeous selected artworks.  Yes, they are all for sale with special pricing through August 31st.  We here at Gia On The Move, thought you might like to get a glimpse of them even if you’re not a collector.  See them in person if you can.

Andy Warhol and his film "Trash" 1970 by Douglas Kirkland 37" x 47" limited edition print $4950 (regular retail $5500) additional sizes available

Andy Warhol and his film “Trash” 1970
by Douglas Kirkland
37″ x 47″ limited edition print
(regular retail $5500)
additional sizes available

Andy Warhol & Mick Jagger  by Richard E Aaron 11" x 17" fine art lithograph  $99  (regular retail $189)

Andy Warhol & Mick Jagger
by Richard E Aaron
11″ x 17″ fine art lithograph
(regular retail $189)

Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol, Jane Forth and Joe Dallesandro, 1970 by Douglas Kirkland 20" x 24" limited edition print $2700 (regular retail $3000) additional sizes available

Paul Morrissey, Andy Warhol, Jane Forth and Joe Dallesandro, 1970
by Douglas Kirkland
20″ x 24″ limited edition print $2700
(regular retail $3000)
additional sizes available

Andy Warhol, The Signing by Stephen Verona  11" x 17" fine art lithograph  $99 (regular retail $189)  additional limited edition prints in various sizes available

Andy Warhol, The Signing by Stephen Verona
11″ x 17″ fine art lithograph
$99 (regular retail $189)
additional limited edition prints in various sizes available

Andy Warhol by Stephen Verona 11" x 17" fine art lithograph $99 (regular retail $189) additional limited edition prints in various sizes available

Andy Warhol
by Stephen Verona
11″ x 17″ fine art lithograph
$99 (regular retail $189)
additional limited edition prints in various sizes available

Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Painting by Stephen Verona 11" x 17" fine art lithograph $99 (regular retail $189) additional limited edition prints in various sizes available

Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Painting
by Stephen Verona
11″ x 17″ fine art lithograph
$99 (regular retail $189)
additional limited edition prints in various sizes available


First Issue of Andy Warhol's "Interview" Magazine, 1969 $600 (regular retail $1800) From Wheeler Dixon's personal collection (Wheeler wrote one of the articles in the inaugural issue)  Approximately 12" x 17"  Shows some wear, creases, and age.   Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

First Issue of Andy Warhol’s “Interview” Magazine, 1969
$600 (regular retail $1800)
From Wheeler Dixon’s personal collection (Wheeler wrote one of the articles in the inaugural issue) Approximately 12″ x 17″ Shows some wear, creases, and age.
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

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Mick Jagger 1976 with Warhol Signature by Andy Warhol 7″ x 7″ offset lithograph from exhibition catalogue $1980 (regular retail $3600) (18″ x 24″ final size, mounted and matted)

Nine Multicolored Marilyns (Reversal Series) by Andy Warhol 9" x 9" offset lithograph from exhibition catalogue $99 (regular retail $300) 11" x 14" final size, mounted and matted

Nine Multicolored Marilyns (Reversal Series) by Andy Warhol 9″ x 9″ offset lithograph from exhibition catalogue $99 (regular retail $300) 11″ x 14″ final size, mounted and matted

Triple Elvis 1963 by Andy Warhol 9" x 12" offset lithograph from exhibition catalogue $99 (regular retail $350) 12" x 16" final size, mounted and matted

Triple Elvis 1963
by Andy Warhol
9″ x 12″ offset lithograph from exhibition catalogue
$99 (regular retail $350)
12″ x 16″ final size, mounted and matted

The Vault / Capital Art

Los Angeles & New York

Contraband at the Sofitel: Global Urban Street Art


Repost the Contraband 2 Invite (below) with the hashtag  #BlackApplexR31 Before 5 PM on August 8th day of event to be entered to win featured Black Apple artist, Ernest Zacharevic’s custom “Enjoy Graffiti” spray can inspired by the downtown wall he did on his first ever visit to LA!  

Enjoy Graffiti

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On August 8th, At Riviera 31 Lounge at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Cutting-Edge Creative Talents From Around The Globe Will Come Together For A Unique, One-Night-Only Event

Black Apple Gallery will introduce a unique set of globally renowned street artists, Friday, August 8, from 7PM – 2AM at Riviera 31 Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 88555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 



Ben-nazFor one night only, Black Apple Gallery will transform Sofitel’s lobby and the Riviera 31 Lounge into a unique gallery space to premiere some of the world’s top and most notorious street artists known for their creations that adorn urban walls from London and Paris to Norway and Japan. Handpicked for LA’s art aficionados and fans alike, expect one-of-a-kind works created especially for this event. Exclusive to this one evening, Black Apple Gallery will release a highly anticipated, limited edition print by one of London’s foremost graffiti artists that is not to be missed.

Based in Los Angeles, CA, Black Apple Gallery strives to identify and manage the leading, creative forces worldwide that are making an impact on today’s street art culture.  Through the production of extraordinary events, Black Apple Gallery’s mission is to bring these incredible artists to the forefront of LA’s art scene and the growing street art market nationwide.

For more information, visit:

Black Apple Gallery featured artists-

Ben Naz
Ernst Zacharevic
Dot Dot Dot
John Doe
Seizer One
Harland Miller
Martin Whatson
Sandra Chevrier
Otto Schade
Mason Storm








Nick D & The Believers: The Bang Bang Preview

Bang Bang

Columbus, OH based alternative-pop rockers, Nick D’ & The Believers, are set to drop their brand new EP Bang Bang, later this summer. Bang Bang is a three song EP filled with gritty, synth influenced rock with big drum beats and lyrically driven folk-pop hooks. Nick D’ & The Believers’ sound gives them a unique edge in the indie pop-rock world. In their latest effort, the threesome addresses the evolution of relationships while reflecting on political and cultural landscapes.


Check out their store for music and merch! 




Nick D’Andrea’s (keys/guitar/lead vocals) decision to form a band came about after a long talk with his uncle during a Dr. Dog show in 2012. The following day, D’Andrea called Joseph Barker (drums/backing vocals) and asked him if he was in for the ride. With the addition of Kerry Henderson (guitar/backing vox) the band was finally complete, and after their first jam session, the lineup was cemented. Nick D’ & The Believers pride themselves on their “John Lennon Method” for music writing, in which the threesome writes a chorus, then makes it the verse and crafts an even better chorus. Thanks to Barker’s practiced ear for production and arranging, Nick D’ & The Believers achieve a sound uniquely their own.

Watch the Throwing Stones video:

Their first EP Throwing Stones earned rave reviews, in particular praise of the single “Find A Little Love”. “I’m catching some White Stripes, Beach House and Tennis as well…all wonderful bands to draw from so I’m feeling like things are looking pretty bright for the guys from Columbus, OH,” says The Most Definitely. With an immense local fanbase and regional news coverage, Nick D’ & The Believers have generated a devoted grassroots fan base in Ohio. During live shows, the band pours their heart and soul into their performance. Their overarching goal during a performance is to engage their audience and invite them into their world. Be on the lookout for more from Nick D’ & The Believers!

Find them here:


FOXʼs hit unscripted series “HELLʼS KITCHEN” is back again as Chef Gordon Ramsay looks for the BEST of the BEST to work beside him in the hottest kitchen on Earth! The nationwide casting call starts July 14, 2014 (August 11 in Los Angeles!) and weʼre in search of Americaʼs culinary elite who not only have the skills but the stamina to cook alongside the renowned, CHEF GORDON RAMSAY.



“HELLʼS KITCHEN” will follow the chefs 24/7 through the perils of working in Chef Ramsayʼs pressure-filled restaurant, capturing the wrath, emotion and adrenaline rush that comes with cooking in a top-notch restaurant. Contestants will have to prove they have the endurance and skills to work with Chef Ramsay as they are pushed to their limits.

CASTING is searching for culinary candidates, 21 and over, who are outspoken, competitive and can stand the HEAT in one of the MOST EXCLUSIVE and TOUGHEST kitchens in the world. Applicants must be passionate, skilled at their craft and aim to become the next winner of “HELLʼS KITCHEN.”

If you think you have what it takes to smoke the competition, visit or for open call locations and general casting information.
**This is a casting call with no guarantee of acceptance

Los Angeles Open Call
MONDAY, AUGUST 11th 2014
Le Cordon Bleu – Hollywood
6370 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

San Francisco Open Call
MONDAY, AUGUST 4th, 2014
350 Rhode Island St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Saycon Sengbloh: She Holler’d – We Heard!

Saycon Sengbloh

Something a little different this morning and straight off the summer Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Year Me” Saycon Sengbloh, released her hot new single  ŒEverything just days ago.

ŒEverything is a an up-tempo hearty rock tome  that screams retro glam with its”Vintage Pop Soul.”  The song comes roaring out of the gate as she wails with the music not unlike James Brown alongside an explosion of guitars, bass, and drums.

Most recently, the Atlanta native starred in the high-energy Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, Sengbloh enthused New York Times to say that her performance shimmers, that she is strong-voiced, and is vibrant.  She also was showcased in Tony award nominatedMotown the Musical and originated the role of Sandra Iszadore in the hottest and only Afro-beat award winning musical Fela! on Broadway produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Jada Pinkett-Smith along with Steve and Ruth Hendel.

The single is available via SoundCloud, iTunes, and CDBaby.



Audiophile Fashion Freak Out!

Betabrand’s Latest Hoodie Breaks Sound Barrier, Crowdfunding Barrier.


What do you wear if you are a super cool audio engineer working at a sound board all day? (This one we love! at Gia On The Move)

You probably never thought you’d be needing fashion tips to listen to your favorite music …but… mondo headphone fans, you can now rock out with your hoods up, thanks to Betabrand’s new Audio Engineer’s hoodie. The hood’s flanks are fabricated out of speaker cloth, enabling owners to wear headphones atop uber-cool hooded heads, with no fear of acoustic interference.


The hoodie is designed by audio engineer Nic Pope, who released it on Betabrand’s crowd design platform last week.    Fans have funded it to over twice it’s goal and interest continues to spike as audiophiles flock to his invention.



In addition to the accoustically transparent hood, music fans will appreciate a slew of details designed by Mr. Pope:

-  Twin kangaroo pockets, with headphone pass-through holes.

-  Internal pull-out wiring diagram.

-  Loop to clips your multi-tool/drum key on.

-  Cassette liner.

According to Betabrand founder Chris Lindland, “Headphones are now trending to be the size of personal pizzas.  Thanks to Nic’s invention, hood-size doesn’t have to keep pace.”

This is one of hundreds of crowd-designed concepts now featured on — an apparel machine that rapidly prototypes and sells the newest design ideas from all over.

1audiocuff 1audiolinerAbout Betabrand:

Betabrand is an online clothing company based in San Francisco that releases new products every day and crowdsources design ideas and  photography from customers.

Since launching in 2010, Betabrand has released a host of Internet fashion hits, including Dress Pant Yoga Pants,  Executive Hoodies , Gay Jeans, Sock Insurance,  Bike to Work Pants, and Dress Pant Sweatpants.

“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” Returns to Arena Cinema Hollywood This Saturday

For a limited engagement and starting on July 26, in memory of an incredible talent, Arena Cinema Hollywood will screen the documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” for four showings only.



Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me captures the Broadway legend Elaine Stritch in her late 80’s, as she remains as ferociously funny as ever. In this bold, hilarious and poignant portrait, the uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner is revealed both on and off stage. Candid reflections about her life are punctuated with words from friends (including James Gandolfini, Tina Fey, John Turturro, Tracy Morgan, Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane and Cherry Jones) and archival footage that showcases some of the great moments from her career. Whether dominating the stage, tormenting Alec Baldwin on the set of 30 Rock, or sharing her struggles with aging, diabetes and alcoholism, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me reaches beyond the icon’s brassy exterior and reveals an inspiring portrait of a complex woman and artist.  Directed by Chiemi Karasawa. From Sundance Selects. Color, USA, 2013, 81 minutes, unrated. Documentary.

Film plays Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27  at 3:00 p.m.; Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31,  at 6:15 p.m.2014.

TicketsFor more information, and online ticketing go to (323) 306-0676 or go to

Admission is $12.00 . All ticket sales final. No refunds nor exchanges.

At Arena Cinema Hollywood, 1625 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028. (Entrance at rear gate.)  Discounted parking is available with validation at lots adjacent to the venue and across the street.  Arena Cinema is Hollywood’s new home for independent films, powered by Voltaire Media.

“in a lot of ways, she’s the last of a majestic breed whose like will never be seen again in popular culture.”—The Wrap

“You get the sense just from sitting in the theater that this really is a unique, necessary environment for film in Los Angeles.”—Michael Nordine, L.A. Weekly