“Fish and films” is the new concept at Hama Sushi in Venice, as the local sushi restaurant begins a three-month weekly film series.
Hama Film Night, curated by Brady Walker, will feature documentaries and films with ties to Venice Beach at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 24th, at Hama Sushi, 213 Windward Ave., Venice. Admission is free.
Mr.Right!, scheduled to be screened on February 13th, explores the daily lives of some women in New York City whose lives are controlled by their search for “Mr. Right.”
Dennis Hopper: Create (or Die), screening on February 20th, is Ariane Riecker’s documentary on the art and life of Venice actor Hopper.
American Bellydancer, screening February 27th, is a documentary about the “history, proliferation, feminism, and misogyny of the ancient art form known today as bellydancing.”
Never Been Done (The Jon Comer Story), which screens March 6th, is a documentary about a professional skateboarder who had his foot amputated following a car accident at age four.
My Tiny Universe, screening March 13th, is a dark comedy about a big-shot Hollywood producer whose personal life is a train wreck.
Stanley Clarke and Friends, scheduled for March 20th, shows an evening at the Musicians Institute of Los Angeles where Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stewart Copeland, Quincy Jones, Bela Fleck, Sinbad, Shiela E, Stevie Wonder and others share their talents with students.
Superstars – An Inside Look at the Future of Basketball and Hot Chocolate, two films about athletes taking chances, will screen on March 27th.
Kumbh Mela: Songs of the River, screening on April 3rd, is a documentary about a religious festival in Allahabad, India said to have attracted 70 million pilgrims.
Next: A Primer on Urban Painting screens April 10th, and explores graffiti-based visual art as a world culture.
Nihi and Yeah Right! will screen April 17th. Nihi takes a look at the exploits of big wave surfer, stunt man and global adventurer, Titus Nihi Kinimaka. Yeah, Right!, directed by Spike Jonze, is a skateboard film featuring currently-hot male and female riders.
Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey and Tap Heat will conclude the series of screenings on April 24th. Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey looks at the global beat of current forms of world music. Tap Heat brings together two generations of tap dancers — a young man raised on urban funk, and an older sophisticated tap maestro.
Information, (310) 453-4276.