Sep 3 – Sep 15 all-day
American artist Catherine Molland will show her “Navigating the Unknown” series at Jean Cocteau Cinema from Thursday, September 3rd to Tuesday, September 15th. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 3rd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Catherine Molland is a contemporary figurative artist who paints “ancient themes with a modern twist.” Her “Navigating the Unknown” series portrays a female hero who bravely overcomes obstacles to triumph in the end. Molland discovered Joseph Campbell, the world renown scholar of mythology who outlined the stages of the hero’s journey in “Hero With A Thousand Faces.” Molland found that her intuitive images perfectly mirrored Joseph Campbell’s map of the hero’s journey. “This was very exciting, and also incredibly helpful, because Campbell’s book shone a light on the path I was following,” says Molland. Molland also adds “the help of elemental forces: Air, Water, Fire and Earth” to the series. In these paintings, her hero might be surrendering to watery depths, crossing a fiery threshold, or soaring in the airy clouds. Her figures are painted in traditional oil, and the backgrounds are mixed media, sometimes containing natural elements like dried corn silk, leaves, and seeds. Catherine Molland‘s work has been exhibited in museums, films, galleries, and public projects. For further information about Catherine Molland, please visit her website: www.CatherineMolland.com or email her at cmolland@Q.com.
Sep 11 @ 7:00 PM
Friday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m, and Saturday, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m., the Jean Cocteau welcomes the incredible magical talents of Joel Ward. Ward’s high energy, original magic has astonished people throughout the world. His baffling abilities range from comical audience participation to interactive close-up magic and flashy Las Vegas-style illusions. Be amazed by the prestidigitations of one of California’s most awe-inspiring practitioners of the magical arts in this award-winning presentation of classical magic with a contemporary touch.
Sep 13 @ 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m., actress, online entertainment pioneer, and author Felicia Day will sign copies of her new memoir, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), at the Jean Cocteau! More info to come! ABOUT THE BOOK: When Felicia Day was a girl, all she wanted was to connect with other kids (desperately). Growing up in the Deep South, where she was “home-schooled for hippie reasons,” she looked online to find her tribe. The internet was in its infancy and she became an early adopter at every stage of its growth—finding joy and unlikely friendships in the emerging digital world. Her relative isolation meant that she could pursue passions like gaming, calculus, and 1930’s detective novels without shame. Because she had no idea how “uncool” she really was. But if it hadn’t been for her strange background—the awkwardness continued when she started college at sixteen, with Mom driving her to campus every day—she might never have had the naive confidence to forge her own path. Like when she graduated as valedictorian with a math degree and then headed to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting despite having zero contacts. Or when she tired of being typecast as the crazy cat-lady secretary and decided to create her own web series before people in show business understood that online video could be more than just cats chasing laser pointers. Felicia’s rags-to-riches rise to internet fame launched her career as one of the most influential creators in new media. Now Felicia’s world is filled with creativity, video games, and a dash of feminist activism—just like her memoir. Showcasing Felicia’s hilarious and unique voice, You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) is proof that everyone should celebrate what makes them different and be brave enough to share it with the world, because anything is possible now—even for a digital misfit. “Smart, brave, emotionally raw, and hysterically funny. This is one of the best books ever written about what it’s like to be a human being on the internet.” —Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians
Sep 14 @ 7:00 PM – Sep 15 @ 8:30 PM
Blacklist Burlesque presents Burlesque is Coming: a Tribute to the Works of George R. R. Martin. This burlesque tribute to George R. R. Martin is the only burlesque tribute personally approved by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. Showtimes are Monday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and Tuesday, September 15th at 8:30 p.m. After selling out venues up and down the mid-Atlantic last year, the houses of Richmonde, DeeSee and Bawlmer return with tantalizing teases, farcical follies, and more. THIS SHOW FEATURES THE TALENTS OF: Bella La Blanc Bree MaDonna Cherie Sweetbottom Dante the Inferno Kay Sera Lily Liqueur Moxie LaBouche Ray Bullock Xander Lovecraft Hosted by Ego Von Hubris. From Blacklist Burlesque: “For the night is dark and full of rhinestones.” “Arya gonna come see us? Aw, c’mon, you gotta have a Sansa humor!” “No one will be seated during the harrowing Mountain vs Red Viper duel sequence.” PLEASE NOTE: This show is only for patrons age 18 and up.