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LACMA's Art + Film Gala Celebrates Kubrick and Artist Ed Ruscha, with Spielberg Tribute

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 2, 2012 at 4:20PM

LACMA will host the 2012 Art + Film Gala honoring artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, with longtime friend and "A.I." inheritor Steven Spielberg tributing the late director, on October 27. The gala coincides with the museum's current "Ed Rucha: Standard" exhibition (running through January 21), and the upcoming, much-anticipated "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition, running November 1 - June 30.
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LACMA will host the 2012 Art + Film Gala honoring artist Ed Ruscha and filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, with longtime friend and "A.I." inheritor Steven Spielberg tributing the late director, on October 27. The gala coincides with the museum's current "Ed Rucha: Standard" exhibition (running through January 21), and the upcoming, much-anticipated "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition, running November 1 - June 30.

Ruscha will be in person for the tribute, along with co-chairs Leonardo DiCaprio and Eva Chow, and a star-studded guest list of presenters including Spielberg, Viola Davis, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Evans, Will Ferrell, Tom Hanks, Diane Keaton, John Hamm and a special performance by Florence + The Machine.

Proceeds from the gala will go towards LACMA's curatorial programming, as well as the museum's broader mission.

Check out our TOH! poll here of readers' favorite Stanley Kubrick films, along with more info on the upcoming exhibition and film retrospective.

This article is related to: LACMA, News, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.