Brie Larson, Sky Ferreira among hosts of L.A. event celebrating female artists and entertainers

Actress Brie Larson.
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Newly minted Captain Marvel Brie Larson and singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira will help host a four-day festival devoted to women tastemakers and artists in Los Angeles later this month.

The first Women of Cinefamily Weekend, an event billed as a “celebration of female curation,” will be held Aug. 18-21 at multiple L.A. venues, including the Silent Movie Theatre, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, and the Standard Hollywood.

Larson, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of a rape survivor in “Room” earlier this year, will introduce “The Hunting Ground,” the 2015 documentary on sexual assault on college campuses, and moderate a discussion about campus rape at the Silent Movie Theatre.

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Synth-pop singer Ferreira will perform an homage to the 1982 cult film “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains,” starring a young Diane Lane and Laura Dern as teenage girls who start a punk band, with a screening of the film to follow her performance at the Silent Movie Theatre.

An event at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater curated by artist Alia Penner will include short films about female artists such as Yoko Ono and Yayoi Kusama, and will be accompanied by an art show of contemporary artists. As part of the presentation, Penner will be repainting the exterior entrance of the theater, a designated historic monument, in the building’s mid-’60s style.

Women of Cinefamily, part of the nonprofit West Hollywood cinematheque Cinefamily, is an ongoing program of events curated by guest female programmers. Tickets for the weekend go on sale Friday at noon at


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