Still from Happy Song For You

Short Films Starring Llyn Foulkes

The Hammer presents an evening of short films and film excerpts—dating from the late 1950s to present—featuring the artist and musician Llyn Foulkes. With an introduction by Stanya Kahn.

Llyn Foulkes in Retrospect
(2013, Dir. Randel Urbauer, 33min.)
From the formative years of his childhood through the artistic and musical legacy he has laid before us today, this piece is told through historic and contemporary images and Llyn Foulkes’ own words.

Happy Song For You
(2011, Dir. Stanya Kahn, 5min.)
A bloodied and blindfolded Llyn Foulkes appears in this collaboration with video artist Stanya Kahn which is part of the Hammer Contemporary Collection.

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
(Excerpt, 1974, 5min.)
Llyn Foulkes and the Rubber Band perform for Johnny.

Falling Pink
(1959, Dir. Robert H. Spring, 9min.)
In this art film, Llyn Foulkes portrays a deranged artist at work.

Your Name Here
(Excerpt, 2008, Dir. Tamar Halpern, 3min.)
In this feature length film about two teen boys and their quest to start a garage band, Llyn Foulkes makes “a lovely, goofy cameo” (Variety).

The Machine

(2012, Dir. Michael Gregory, 15min.)
Studio footage of Llyn Foulkes performing on The Machine interspersed with musings and anecdotes from the artist himself.

In conjunction with LLYN FOULKES.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.