PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 14, 2012
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1:06 – 1:19 – OPEN
1:20 – 1:39 – Being gay in the Mormon Church [NOT CONFIRMED]
1:41:30 – 1:58:30
L.A. Film Fest returns to downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles is better known for making films than it is for exhibiting them, but for 17 years the festival now known as the L.A. Film Fest has been showcasing independent, international, and short films in the City of Angels. Returning to L.A. LIVE for the third year in a row, this year’s festival will feature a diverse slate of nearly 200 feature-length films, shorts and music videos, representing more than 30 countries, along with such signature programs as Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks, music events and more. In addition to the limited festival screenings, there will also be a number of free community screenings, including the Dirty Dancing Dance-A-Long and 30th anniversary screenings of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The Los Angeles Film Festival is produced by Film Independent, a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting and supporting independent films and filmmakers. Will you be going to the film festival? What films are you looking forward to seeing?
Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times entertainment writer
2:00 – 2:21 - OPEN
2:21:30 – 2:39
What do your Air Jordans say about you?
Look in the mirror. Now, look at your shoes. Can you possibly tell who you are between your ears by what you wear on your feet? Researchers say yes. A recent experiment by psychologists at the University of Kansas found that shoes betray their owner’s emotional traits and politics, among other things – so much so that the study’s participants were 90% accurate with their guesses. As reported to the Journal of Research in Personality, flashy shoes are indeed indicative of extroverted personalities. One thing that people didn’t pick up on, however, is that brand new and well-kept shoes can often mean that the wearer has attachment anxiety. What do your shoes say about you?
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
Chris Buckley asks, “They Eat Puppies, Don’t They?”
Author and satirist Christopher Buckley brings you more laughs after Thank You for Smoking: his new book chronicles the adventures of “Bird” McIntyre as he tries to pit the American people against China in order to garner congressional approval of a secret weapons system. When he fails to find an actual reason to smear the country’s reputation, he and his “sexy, outspoken neocon” cohort Angel Templeton fabricate a story for the Washington Press alleging that China’s secret service has plans to assassinate the Dalai Lama. Rumor, intrigue, and close-calls abound as Bird and Angel navigate their way through a full-fledged propaganda campaign to pit the United States against China. Christopher Buckley is here to discuss his latest work, and the art of storytelling.
Christopher Buckley, author, They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? and Thank You for Smoking