Indie Films Feb 19-25
Posted By Suzanne
FORSAKEN, THE FORBIDDEN ROOM, HANGMAN BEGIN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTs AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON FEBRUARY 19 Forsaken. Directed by Jon Cassar. Written by Bard Mirman. Produced by Kevin DeWalt, Gary Howsam, Bill Marks, Josh Miller et al. From Momentum ...
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Dirty Dancing - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Dirty Dancing opened last night to an enthusiastic full house at the Hollywood Pantages. A classic well-loved movie made popular stage show. The fact that the original movie was loosely based on the writer's story just ...
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Swarm Cell - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Maritxell Carrero (Tomasina), Diana Elizabeth Jordan (Ma Joad), & Ensemble/Cast Photographer: Marjorie LeWit Greenway Court Theatre presents the world premiere of Swarm Cell that poses the question, "Are you a queen ...
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Dreamcatcher - Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
A review by Erin Fair. Elizabeth Frances and Brian Tichnell Photos by Ed Krieger The play, Dreamcatcher, opens with Roy running onto the reservation to meet Opal, his girlfriend of three months. From the first instant, we see there is a shared, ...
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Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision
Posted By Nyla
From Laugh Factory Founder Jamie Masada. Laugh Factory Salutes Chris Rock's Decision I've been booking comedians for the past 35 years and I have always had the same requirement: They need to be funny. Gender, skin pigment, sexual orientation, ...
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Oscar nominee films and appearances
Posted By Suzanne
Film Events Just Added to Our February Calendar! Oscar Season Contenders Oscar Nominees In Person! members Get first Crack at the Tickets, so get on Fandango Now! February 3 - 22, 2016 Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 Fast ...
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Inland Empress - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan Photo by Ed Krieger Somewhere about 30 minutes away from here sometime around now, there is a place where you grow up tough if you grow up at all. The women of Inland Empress have it tough. June (Monica Martin) a mother of ...
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The Film Festival of (In)appropriation #8 Feb 21, 2016
Posted By Suzanne
Los Angeles Filmforum presents The Festival of (In)appropriation #8 February 21, 2016 LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2016 - Whether you call it collage, compilation, found footage, détournement, or recycled cinema, the incorporation of already existing ...
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Indie Films Feb 12-18
Posted By Suzanne
CABIN FEVER (2016) BEGINS EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON FEBRUARY 12 Cabin Fever. Directed by Travis Zariwny. Written by Eli Roth and Randy Pearlstein. Produced by Evan Astrowsky, Christopher Lemole and Tim Zajaros. From IFC ...
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Forever House - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Welcome to your Forever House ¸ the perfect vintage craftsman with childhood memories, a neighborhood watch, a chance to make it your own and a commitment to something other than yourself. Jack (Michael Rubenstone) and ...
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Man's Dominion - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. My friend who is from the north east of England and who accompanies me to many plays said of Man's Dominion now playing at the Studio C Artists that it was the absolute best play she's seen since she's been here. Man's ...
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Indie Films Feb 5-11
Posted By Suzanne
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME, THE PACK, SOUTHBOUND BEGIN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON FEBRUARY 5 All Roads Lead to Rome. Directed by Ella Lemhagen. Written by Josh Appignanesi and Cindy Myers. Produced by Monika Bacardi, Andrea ...
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Free Museum Day - January 30
Posted By Suzanne
Southern California Museums Offer Free Admission As Part of Museums Free-for-All Day on Saturday, January 30, 2016 Los Angeles, CA (January 22, 2016)- In a joint effort to present the arts and culture to the diverse and myriad communities in Southern ...
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Intruders - Film Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
Film Review by Rachel Flanagan. What at first appears to be a dramatic relationship that ends in loss and turns into a standard home invasion thriller is twisted into something slightly more sinister but even that is a little transformed in Intruders ...
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Band Of Robbers - Film Review
Posted By Erin Fair
Film Review by Erin Fair. In Band Of Robbers Mark Twain's iconic characters are re-envisioned in this low-budget high jinks comedy that follows a grown-up Tom Sawyer (Adam Nee), a street cop whose childhood friend, Huck Finn (Kyle Gallner) has just ...
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Out & About with Susan Hornik
Posted By Susan Hornik
The year is off to a good start with lots of activities happening throughout Hollywood. Now that we're into Awards Season, part of the fun is visiting the gifting suites. For GBK Productions and Pilot Pen's Golden Globes gifting suite at the W Hotel ...
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She's Beautiful When She's Angry - Film Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A Film Review by Rachel Flanagan. Women are often viewed as elegant and glamorous, but like most historical events, it has not always been that way. Filmmaker Mary Dore set out to make the documentary film, S he's Beautiful When She's Angry, ...
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NFLM Shorts Film Fest January 16
Posted By Suzanne
Shorts Program 5:00pm - Pre-Reception, 5:45pm - Screening The Loyalist Director: Minji Kang A North Korean general checks in on his daughter at a Swiss boarding school to test her loyalty to her motherland. Into Memory Director: Derek Franzese When a ...
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Indie Films Jan 29- Feb 4
Posted By Suzanne
PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL MONOGAMIST, RABID DOGS, MOUNTAIN MEN BEGIN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON JANUARY 29 Portrait of a Serial Monogamist. Directed and written by Christina Zeidler and John Mitchell. Produced by Christina Zeidler ...
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Indie Films Jan 22-29
Posted By Suzanne
THE ABANDONED OPENS JANUARY 22 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD The Abandoned. Directed by Eytan Rockaway. Written by Rockaway and Ido Fluk. Produced by Rockaway, Carlos Velasquez and Mike Landry. From IFC Films. Color, 2016, USA, 86 minutes, not rated. ...
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Bullets Over Broadway - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The cast of the North American tour of the hit musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen featuring original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (Photo by Matthew Murphy) Bullets Over Broadway ...
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Indie Films Jan 15-21
Posted By Suzanne
Intruders, 400 DAYS, ANESTHESIA OPEN JANUARY 15 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Intruders. Directed by Adam Schindler. Written by T.J. Cimfel and David White. Produced by Lati Grobman, Erik Olsen, et al. From Momentum Pictures. Color, 2016, USA, 90 ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar Arslanian
Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, and Hudson Pacific Properties have announced an agreement in which Netflix will lease a significant portion of the new ICON office tower at Sunset Bronson Studios. The growing Southern California ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
The holiday season and beginning of a new year is a time for reflection and expression of love through gift giving and celebration. This year the season seems to have more relevance than ever. The world as we know it is changing in ways that are hard ...
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Indie Films Jan 7-14
Posted By Suzanne
A NEW YEAR OF MOVIES BEGINS JANUARY 7 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Diablo. Directed by Lawrence Roeck. Written by Roeck and Carlos De Los Rios. Produced by Roeck and Shana Wilson. From Orion Pictures. Color, 2016, Canada/USA, 90 minutes, rated R. ...
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S.E. MANLEY SHORT FILM SHOWCASE Jan16-17
Posted By Suzanne
AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM MARKETPLACE & S.E. MANLEY SHORT FILM SHOWCASE 2016 FILMMAKERS January 16 & 17, 2016 @ Raleigh Studios 1. A CHILD OF GOD (24:00 Min.) by Angelique Marshall (Director) and Floyd Marshall, Jr. (Writer Sean Johnson has some ...
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Susan Hornik's Hollywood Gift Guide
Posted By Susan Hornik
As we all know, something it's really hard to pick just the right present! With so many choices for holiday gift giving, Discover Hollywood's Susan Hornik put together our "Holiday Gift Guide," a lovely array of unique gift ideas for anyone on your ...
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The Winter's Tale - A Review by Suzanne Birrell
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Suzanne Birrell Cameron Rose, Emily Rose McLeod, Hayley Brown, Roman Guastaferro, Saundra Montijo I was lucky enough to catch The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare and presented by the Mine is Yours Theatre Company in their last weekend. I ...
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Indie Films Dec 26-29
Posted By Suzanne
DOC HOLIDAY: ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU; STARTS DECEMBER 26 Arena Cinema Hollywood presents a four-day festival of documentaries beginning the day after Christmas. The Look of Silence. Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer. Produced ...
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Indie Films Dec 18-24
Posted By Suzanne
STINKING HEAVEN, SOLITARY, THE WORLD OF KANAKO, ANGUISH BEGIN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON DECEMBER 18 Stinking Heaven. Directed by Nathan Silver. Written by Silver, Jack Dunphy, Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross and Keith Poulson. ...
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NFMLA Film Fest December 12th
Posted By Suzanne
Akash Director: Sri Charan Faced with her bible abiding, hard working father's failing health and his inability to provide for her education, eight-year-old Bargavi learns the ways of courage and hope by giving us an unapologetic and honest account ...
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Indie Films Dec 11-17
Posted By Suzanne
ALMOST THERE, ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING, CLOSE RANGE, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT: EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS START DECEMBER 11 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Almost There. Directed by Dan Rybicky. Produced by Rybicky and Aaron Wickenden. Color, 2015, ...
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A Night at the Sands - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell with Photos by Chuck Jones. A video Review: https://vimeo.com/146518209 Lucy takes control of the stage to the chagrin of Ricky. A night at the Sands from Creative Artist Studios is more than a theatrical event, it is an ...
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Front Door Open - Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
Review by Erin Fair David Selby and Joanna Miles. Photo by Ed Krieger Front Door Open is a play about an agoraphobic woman named Eleanor and how it affects her surrounding family. She hasn't left her house in years and is comfortable with it due to ...
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Love and Information - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
Review by Suzanne Birrell (l-r) Dan Via, Melina Bielefelt, Cindy Nguyen, Michael Evans Lopez, Sarah Rosenberg, Alexander Wells, Daniel Getzoff, Betsy Moore, Ashley Steed. Photo by Mainak Dhar Love and Information a dexterous montage written by award ...
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Women w/o Walls - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
Reviewed by Rachel Flanagan Kristin Carey and Esther Mira. Photo by Alex Moy Women w/o Walls is a new twist on the story of Charon the ferryman on the River Styx as he transports the dead to a final resting place. Using concepts from both Dante's ...
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Prairie-Oke Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry (L-R) Amy Procacci (Mrs. Moleson) and Drew Droege (Mellie Moleson). Photo by Dan Whitlock There's a boisterous party going on in a Silver Lake basement and, if you're lucky enough to score tickets and get past Mr. Dan, the ...
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Entertainment - Film Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
Review by Rachel Flanagan In 2012, director Rick Alverson delivered the 2012 Sundance competition entry The Comedy to audiences who found it anything but a comedy. Instead, the film was a tragic case study of a thirty-something slacker leading a ...
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Toys: A Dark Fairytale - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A Review by Rachel Flanagan Julia Ubrankovics & Tunde Skovran Toys: A Dark Fairytale is anything but your average run of the mill fairytale. Instead, it is a dark story of two young women who grew up in two completely different worlds but come to ...
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The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek- Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
A Review by Erin Fair "The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek" begins as the story of real-life "outsider artist" Nukain Mabuza, (Thomas Silcott) is forced to face his legacy as a painter, a person, and a black man in 1980s South Africa. With him is a ...
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One Cut, One Life - Film Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
By Rachel Flanagan. Ed Pincus was well-known as a pioneer to first person documentary films. One Cut, One Life is one last film Ed made with Lucia Small, who had previously collaborated on an earlier film, "The Axe in the Attic" (2007). The film is a ...
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Indie Films Nov 6 - Nov 17
Posted By Suzanne
nascreen.com I REMEMBER YOU: EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT STARTS NOVEMBER 13 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD I Remember You. Written and directed by Claudia Sparrow. Produced by Leandro Marini, Maria Valentina Bove, James Cotten and Bradley Smith. From Indie ...
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The Exit Intervview (An Existential Comedy) -Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Davey Johnson and Catie LeOrisa If Ionesco is your cup of tea, you will definitely enjoy The Exit Interview (An Existential Comedy) now playing at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. The Exit Interview is wacky fun, ...
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ANNIE - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
Review by Suzanne Birrell (l to r) Isabel Wallach as Duffy, Lilly Mae Stewart as Molly, LillyBea Ireland as Tessie, Issie Swickle as Annie, Angelina Carballo as July, Sydney Shuck as Kate and Adia Dant as Pepper in "It's The Hard Knock Life" Little ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Oscar Arslanian
Hollywood Leads the Way. Watching Kilroy Realty's Columbia Square and Hudson Pacific's Hollywood Icon take shape on Sunset Blvd. is easy because of their highly visible locations. Equally impressive, however, is J.H. Snyder's $138 million, 244,000 ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Can someone tell me why there's always the "good news and bad news"? There was good news for our businesses with summer tourism up but not so good for traffic or for our hillside neighbors who were inundated with visitors armed with GPS and smart ...
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The Emperer's New Clothes- Theatre Review
Posted By Jen Brown
A review by Jen Brown. Lukas Bailey as the Emperor, James Patrick Cronin as Ronald, Julie McKay as Princess Felicity, Kathy Garrick as Beatrice. Presented by Storybook Theatre. Photo Credit: David P. Johnson. What do you get when you combine a sweet ...
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Indie films Oct 28-Nov 6
Posted By Suzanne
EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS START OCTOBER 28 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD: THE CREEPING GARDEN, BARE, AT GRANNY'S HOUSE; TOKYO TRIBE HELD OVER The Creeping Garden. Directed and produced by Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp. From 108 Media. Color, 2015, U.K., 81 ...
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Indie films Oct 23-Oct 28
Posted By Suzanne
EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS START OCTOBER 23 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD: TOKYO TRIBE, PLUS WEEKEND ENGAGEMENTS OF TALES OF HALLOWEEN, SLEEPLESS IN NEW YORK, OTHER PEOPLE'S CHILDREN, FUN SIZE HORROR VOL. II Tokyo Tribe. Directed by Shion Sono. Written by ...
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Indie Films Oct 9-15
Posted By Suzanne
WESTERN RELIGION, BREAKING THROUGH, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 3 OPEN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON OCTOBER 9; JUST ADDED: LOST IN HONG KONG Western Religion. Written and directed by James O'Brien. Produced by O'Brien and Louis ...
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