Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have turned poking fun at hipsters into an Emmy-nominated art. For the past three years, the comedic duo's IFC show, Portlandia, has been gently (and hysterically) parodying the Pacific Northwest's biggest hippie bastion – Seattle is so early-'90s – and its yuppies, vegans, ecoterrorists, guerrilla animal-rights activists, lesbian bookstore owners and dogs, who seem to rule that town. The bands there are so wimpy that they use feathers as instruments. Even Portland's interim mayor, played by season-three guest star Roseanne Barr, thinks the city needs to smell more like pee. Hosted by Film Independent at LACMA, Armisen (taking a break from his other job as bandleader for Late Night With Seth Meyers), Brownstein and Portlandia director Jonathan Krisel sit down to discuss and screen an “inside look behind the scenes” of the sketch comedy series' fourth season, which will include guest stars such as Olivia Wilde, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Jeff Goldblum and Maya Rudolph. LACMA, Bing Theater, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire; Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.; standby only, $10, $7 seniors and students. (323) 857-6000, lacma.org.
Thu., March 27, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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