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Film Series: Los Angeles Plays Itself

2003. USA. Dir: Thom Anderson. Documentary. 169 min.

“Los Angeles may be the most photographic city, but it’s one of the least photogenic.” Anderson’s cinematic essay extricates fragments of the city from movies across decades and regroups them into an exploration of reality and representation. Extensive film footage reveals the architecture, urban landscapes, and, eventually, the people of Los Angeles.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Career Outlook — Summer in LA

The Career Center’s Rachel Berman wants to help you join the Wesleyan Mafia:

Going to be in LA this summer? Check out these opportunities!

Our Winter Break Career Outlook now has a summer partner! For the first time, the Career Center is offering Career Outlook – Summer in LA. This job shadow program provides undergraduates an opportunity to explore careers by shadowing a Wesleyan alumna/us or parent in a particular field or industry during summer break.

This initial summer program will feature ten shadow opportunities from various industries, such as film, television, law, medicine, fashion and art. For summer 2013, most opportunities are day-long and may include observing a professional, sitting in on meetings, or participating in a specific project within the organization. Visit MyCC to learn more and to submit an application (Career Outlook is the employer).

The application deadline is 11:59pm on Tuesday, 5/7. Resume approval is required.

Questions? Email Jen Healey at jhealey(at)wes.

Margolin ’11, Smolen ’10 Start Sketch Comedy Group

“I thought I was gonna be the Wookie.”

Why get a job after graduation when you can just start a sketch comedy group and spend your days filming snappy shorts about vengeful carpentry customers and awkward first dates?

Josh Margolin ’11, a Gag Reflex alumnus who probably isn’t the biggest stranger to sketch comedy (see: “Laugh Track,”Enrolled”), has done just that by launching The Skinny Goodmans, an LA-based sketch comedy group formed with Benjamin Smolen ’10 and some other dude who didn’t go to Wesleyan and therefore hardly warrants being mentioned by name (fine, it’s William). You can check out the group’s recent YouTube creations here, of which my favorite is “Harrison Ford Carpentry” (above), a rather brooding meditation on carpentry, loneliness, and a remorseful Harrison Ford. Click here for the Goodmans’ fan page, and scroll on for Margolin’s pitch (and a few other sample vids).