SUN DEC 10, 2023 4:00 PM

”The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” / “Very Nice, Very Nice” / “Christo’s Valley Curtain”


Los Feliz 3 | ‘Wonderful Weekend of Wes Anderson’s Favorite Short Films’

Free Screening!

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“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” 2023, Dir. Wes Anderson, 39 Min, Netflix, USA 

A beloved Roald Dahl story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.


“Very Nice, Very Nice,” 1961, Dir. Arthur Lipsett, 6 Min, National Film Board of Canada, Canada

Arthur Lipsett’s first film is an avant-garde blend of photography and sound. It looks behind the business-as-usual face we put on life and shows anxieties we want to forget. It is made of dozens of pictures that seem familiar, with fragments of speech heard in passing and, between times, a voice saying, “Very nice, very nice.”


“Christo’s Valley Curtain,” 1974, Dir. Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, and David Maysles, 28 Min., Janus Films, USA 

Nominated for an Academy Award, “Christo’s Valley Curtain” celebrates the Bulgarian-born artist’s dramatic hanging of a huge orange curtain between two Colorado mountains. Since the late 1950’s, Christo’s large-scale temporary works of art have helped change our perception of art and society.