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Friday, November 11, 2016  Skid Row History Museum & Archive
440 S. Broadway – mezzanine level, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Parking on level 3,4,5 of the same building.

We are honoring Veterans Month with “Stray Dog”.

Los Angeles Poverty Department would like to thank TUGG EDU for donating the film for this event. We are glad to have partnered with this innovative company for this special Veteran’s Day viewing.

About “Stray Dog
Directed by Debra Granik | Running time: 1h 45min
With his Harley-Davidson and tattooed biceps, Vietnam vet Ron “Stray Dog” Hall looks like a real tough guy.  He runs a trailer park in rural Missouri with his wife, Alicia, who recently emigrated from Mexico.  But as the film progresses, a layered image of a man struggling with his combat experience comes into focus.  And when Alicia’s teenage sons arrive, the film reveals a tender portrait of an America outside the mainstream.

About Free Movie Nights at the Museum
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.

About Los Angeles Poverty Department
Currently celebrating its 31st year, Los Angeles Poverty Department was the first ongoing arts initiative on Skid Row. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD’s works express the realities, hopes, dreams, and rights of people who live and work in L.A.’s Skid Row. LAPD has created projects with communities throughout the US and in The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Bolivia. LAPD’s Skid Row History Museum and Archive project is supported with funding from the Surdna Foundation.

About Skid Row History Museum and Archive
The Skid Row History Museum & Archive is an exhibition/performing arts space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row. The Skid Row History Museum & Archive functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, by mining a neighborhood’s activist history and amplifying effective community strategies. The space operates as an archive, exhibition, performance and meeting space. Exhibitions will focus on grassroots strategies that have preserved the neighborhood from successive threats of gentrification and displacement, to be studied for current adaptation and use. The space is activated by performances, community meetings and films addressing gentrification and displacement locally, nationally, and globally.