Arts and Culture: KCRW Hosts Are All Over It

It’s nice to know that for our hosts, having a show at KCRW is not just a job, but a forum for their passions.  Whether it be politics, food issues, art, or film, our hosts are out there informing the discussions that shape our community.  Check out what your favorite KCRW hosts are doing around town:

Kim Masters, The Business
Truth & Fiction On Screen Panel
Wednesday, February 9th at 7 p.m.

Stephen Ujlaki, dean of School of Film and Television at Loyola Marymount University, invites you and a guest to a candid conversation about artistic license and the process of telling a true story on screen. Distinguished entertainment industry panelists will look at the important ethical, moral and aesthetic decisions surrounding real events portrayed in film and television.

Join distinguished panelists:
•    Todd Lieberman – producer, “The Fighter”
•    Doug Liman – director, producer and cinematographer, “Fair Game” (2010)
•    Nicholas Kazan – Oscar-nominated screenwriter, “Reversal of Fortune”
•    Jay Dougerty – entertainment lawyer and professor, Loyola Law School
•    Patrick Goldstein – columnist, Los Angeles Times
•    Kim Masters – Editor-at-Large, Hollywood Reporter, host of KCRW’s “The Business”

“ ‘Is it a documentary?’ ‘Is it like a documentary?’ I find myself hearing (and asking) these questions so often that I have started to wonder what they mean.” – A.O.Scott

“The story presented in ‘The Social Network’ doesn’t match reality. It’s a portrayal designed to lure people into movie theaters rather than tell an accurate story.” – Facebook

“There was nothing in the movie that was invented for the sake of making it sensational. There was nothing in the movie that was Hollywood-ized.” – Aaron Sorkin

Evan Kleiman, Good Food
Panel discussion/sponsor Slow Food LA

When: Thursday, February 10, 2011 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Where: The MLK Auditorium of the Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica
Cost: Free and open to the public

Moderated by Evan Kleiman, the panel will include Phil McGrath of McGrath Family Farm in Camarillo; representatives of Fairview Gardens Farm; Emily Green, a gardening and horticulture contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and Ray Garcia of FIG Restaurant.

Edward Goldman, Art Talk
The Desert of Forbidden Art
A film by Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
 at 6:00 PM
James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz Hall

The incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars is stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.

Reception at 6:00pm.
Film screening at 6:30pm, followed by discussion.

Discussants: art critic Edward Goldman and filmmakers Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev. Hosted by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies. Cosponsored by the UCLA Asia Institute Program on Central Asia. Part of the International Institute Human Rights Film Series.

Matt Miller, Left, Right & Center
Dambisa Moyo, How the West Was Lost In conversation with Matt Miller

Tues, Feb 22, 7 PM

One of Time Magazines 100 most influential people and best-selling author of Dead Aid reveals the economic myopia of the West and the radical solutions it needs to adopt in order to assert itself as a global economic power once again. Reservations recommended. Visit or call 213-228-7025 to make a reservation.