L.A. horror story
Kerry Tribe's new exhibition at 1301 PE is a 40-minute commitment and worth whatever time you can spare. For the fast-paced, 10-minute video that plays downstairs, Tribe has spliced together footage of films shot at L.A.'s Greystone Mansion -- Spider-Man, There Will Be Blood and Rules of Engagement. The lines all come quickly. "I'm not going to stack the deck against this guy," says Guy Pearce. "He's been murdered, sir," James Franco says. In the video upstairs, the dialogue is exactly the same, but this time, it's spoken by costumed actors in a period drama Tribe herself shot at the Greystone Mansion. A young detective recites both Pearce's and Franco's lines, but the man he doesn't want to stack the deck against is Hugh Plunkett, accused in reality of killing his boss, oil-industry heir Ned Doheny Jr., then shooting himself at the mansion in 1929. The half-hour film has almost as much injustice and intrigue as Polanski's Chinatown. By the end, you're sure of Plunkett's innocence but also sure he'll never be vindicated. 6150 Wilshire Blvd.; through Nov. 10. (323) 938-5822, 1301pe.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Sept. 29. Continues through Nov. 10, 2012
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