September 25, 2018

Holy Moses at the Getty, Dixie Chicks on screen, puppets are for grown-ups, who are the brain police

Saturday the 11th

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Sunday the 12th

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The fallout of Dixie Chick Natalie Maines’ infamous 2003 Bush bash is the subject of the new documentary “Shut Up and Sing,” by acclaimed director Barbara Kopple. The film follows Maines and her bandmates over the course of the three years since she spoke out against the president. In that time they faced political attacks and death threats, but also had children and continued to make music. It is in theaters now.

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Wednesday the 15th

Opening this week is the Getty Center’s exhibition, “Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons From Sinai.” The show, specially commissioned by the Getty (which will be the sole exhibitor), displays artistic treasures from the Holy Monastery of Saint Catherine, which sits at the foot of Mount Sinai. Among the pieces are numerous images of Moses from a Christian perspective, including one of him removing his sandals before the Burning Bush, and another of him standing beside the Virgin Mary and Jesus.

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Former musical director for the Israel army’s rock band, Idan Raichel is today a bonafide Israeli pop star with a unique world sound. Singing about love and tolerance, Idan Raichel Project incorporates Ethiopian folk music, Arabic poetry, Yemenite chants, Biblical psalms and Caribbean rhythms. He brings his “One Love” philosophy to L.A.’s Wilshire Theatre tonight only.

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Friday the 17th

The Aero Theater presents a six-day film tribute to “The Modern Urban Mythology of the Superhero,” beginning tonight with a double feature. Kicking things off is Sam Raimi’s “Darkman,” a sci-fi thriller starring Liam Neeson as a deformed superhero bent on revenge against the gangsters who made him that way. Following is the 1960s Italian pop film “Danger: Diabolik,” based on the popular Italian comic strip character. Later in the week, the theater features all-American serials “Superman,” “Superman II,” “Batman” and “Batman Returns,” as well as the superhero spoof film, “The Specials.”

Nov. 17-22. $8-$10. 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. (323) 466-3456.