Lost & Found at the Movies:
No Place Like Home
Reservations are available here.
“There’s no place like home.” And with three clicks of her ruby slippers, Dorothy returned home to Kansas. But “home” in movies can mean many things.
We’ve invited archivists from Los Angeles’ renowned film libraries to interpret the theme “no place like home” and curate a special evening of discovery featuring remarkable, rarely seen moving image material (of virtually every format).
It’s a journey that takes us from a magical townhouse in Stockholm, through bygone East Germany and forgotten 1920s Hollywood, to a Florida mobile home as disasters nears, and the mystery of an anonymous home movie collection from the 1970s. Along the way we meet punk rockers, insurance executives, and Gus Van Sant’s cat.
Every object has a story (some that play like detective fiction) and each piece is a fascinating, funny, poignant reflection on “home” that also sheds light on the work of archivists.
Rare archive treasures have always been part of Lost & Found at the Movies (we’ve seen a 1911 version of The Odyssey, silent Shakespeare films, Bogart and Bacall on their yacht, and Buster Keaton demonstrating the art of the pie toss), but this time, we give the entire program over to archive gems. Join us for this “archivists’ homecoming.”
LFLA Members are invited to enjoy an exclusive reception following the program.
Lost & Found at the Movies is generously supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Lost & Found at the Movies cost to attend?
Lost & Found at the Movies is free to attend.
Can I attend if I’m not a Member?
While priority notification is given to LFLA Members, non-Members are welcome to attend if space allows. However, the complimentary reception following the program is limited to Members.
Do I have to make a reservation?
Reservations are recommended, as our programs often fill to capacity. Priority is given to reserved guests.
Can I attend even if I don’t have a reservation?
Yes! We often have space available to accommodate walk-up guests without advanced reservations. Check our stand-by policy for more information.
Reservation Policy for Free Programs
As Lost & Found at the Movies is free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at the start of each program.
Standby numbers are distributed in person only one hour before the program, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no advance wait list for full programs. Standby patrons will be admitted based on availability. Most programs will be available via podcast. Become a Member of the Library Foundation to receive priority notification of these programs.
Canceling a Reservation
If you are unable to use your reservation, please email [email protected]
Where does Lost & Found at the Movies take place?
Unless otherwise noted, Lost & Found at the Movies is held at the downtown Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.
Where should I park for Lost & Found at the Movies?
We recommend taking public transportation. Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. For more information, visit the Library’s website.
Where do I purchase the speaker’s book?
Occasionally a guest on Lost & Found at the Movies is touring with a book. Books are made available for purchase at programs or can be purchased while making your online reservation. In order to participate in the book signing, you must purchase at least one book.