Indie Films June 3-9
Posted By Phil
IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES, ANDRON AND TEXAS HEART START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON JUNE 3 It's So Easy and Other Lies. Directed by Christopher Duddy. Written by Duddy and Duff McKagan. Produced by Duddy, McKagan, Steven G. ...
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I Only Have Eyes For You - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Corky Hale, singer and instrumentalist, has brought a labor of love the to the Montalbon Theatre. Presenting I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, this new musical features lyrics by Al Dubin, music ...
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Indie Films May 27-June 2
Posted By Phil
AUSTRALIA'S LOST GOLD AND STRESSED TO KILL START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS ON MAY 27 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Australia's Lost Gold. Written, directed and produced by Luke Walker. From Level 33 Entertainment. Color, 2016, Australia, 101 minutes, not ...
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P.R.: Independent Shakespeare Co. Garners NEA Art Award
Posted By Suzanne
National Endowment for the Arts Awards $82 Million to Arts Projects Nationwide Includes $15,000 awarded to Independent Shakespeare Co. May 10, 2015...Los Angeles... National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million ...
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Indie Films May 20-26
Posted By Phil
MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW AND HARD SELL OPEN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON MAY 20 Margarita, with a Straw. Directed by Shonali Bose. Written by Bose and Atika Chohan. Produced by Bose, Nilesh Maniyar and Ishan Talkies. From Wolfe ...
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Honky - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Honky is a dark, inappropriate comedy filled with guilt-ridden stereotypes and racial slurs that will make you laugh uncontrollably from start to finish. This is not a comedy for the easily offended or the politically ...
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The Boy From Oz - Theatre Review
Posted By Bill Garry
A review by Bill Garry Andrew Bongiorno (center) stars as Peter Allen with the company in the CELEBRATION THEATRE's West Coast premiere production of THE BOY FROM OZ, directed by Michael A. Shepperd and now playing at CELEBRATION THEATRE at the Lex. ...
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Shine Darkly, Illyria - Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
A review by Erin Fair. Robyn Buck and Mercedes Manning Shine Darkly, Illyria is the newest play from the Fugitive Kind. This quaint little theater with a seating of about thirty is decorated with a furious whimsy. Teal tapestries drape the walls and ...
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The Leather Apron Club - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Anthony Battelle, Karen Ragan-George. Photos by Charlie Mount Do not miss T he Leather Apron Club written and directed by Charlie Mount. It is set to close May 15 so get your tickets now. An absolutely brilliant story ...
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Dancing at Lughnasa - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Nan McNamara, Rory Patterson, Maurie Speed, Lauren Thompson and Tannis Hanson star in the ACTORS CO-OP production of "DANCING AT LUGHNASA" by Brian Friel, directed by Heather Chesley and now playing at the ACTORS CO-OP ...
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Eastside Heartbeats - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The Eastside Heartbeats, a new rock 'n roll musical opened to an enthusiastic crowd on Cinco De Mayo. The red carpet gala opening was attended by such notables as Chris Montez (Let's Dance)- for whom an up and coming band ...
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Jack Rutberg Gallery exhibition results in award winning documentary
Posted By Suzanne
A Film by The Laboratory Arts Collective On The History-Making L.A. Exhibition TWIN VISIONS Joel-Peter Witkin & Jerome Witkin The Laboratory Collective's Nigel Daly & Louise Salter with Jack Rutberg The film centers around the historic first ...
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Indie Films May 13-20
Posted By Suzanne
WHAT WE BECOME, THE CURSE OF SLEEPING BEAUTY, THE ASIAN CONNECTION, KILL ZONE 2 START EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON MAY 13 What We Become. Written and directed by Bo Mikkelsen. Produced by Sara Namer. From IFC Midnight. Color, ...
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Indie Films May 6-12
Posted By Suzanne
EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD STARTING MAY 6 FOR THOSE PEOPLE; BLING; THE OFFERING; BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING; SACRIFICE Those People. Directed by Joey Kuhn. Written by Kuhn and Grainne Belluomo. Produced by Kuhn, Kimberly Parker and ...
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Mini-Australian Theater Fest - June 6-27
Posted By Suzanne
Mini-Australian theater fest this June : Australian Theatre Company's ' Double Feature ' of two Australian plays plus 'Works by Women ' free reading series WHAT: L.A.'s Australian Theatre Company offers a mini Australian theater festival, including a ...
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A Late Thaw - Film Review
Posted By Suzanne
A review by Rachel Flanagan. A haunting new fantasy short, A Late Thaw, written and directed by award winning Canadian Filmmaker, Kim Barr, takes an expressive look at love, grief and the power to move on. Barr created this film as a way to explore ...
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Good People - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Kia Hellman, Laura House, Marsha Morgan. Photos by Lily Kravets Photography Mikey and Margie are two kids who grew up in the same working-class neighborhood of South Boston. A Southie at heart, Margie never left home ...
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Lunatics & Actors - Theatre Review.
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Thaddeus Shafer as Dr. Duchenne, Tyler Bremer (Bon-Bon), Alexis Jones (Fifi), Andrew Eldredge (Pepe) and The Machine Photos courtesy of Andrew Eiden. Four Clowns presentation of David Bridel's new play Lunatics & ...
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P.R.: NOMINATIONS FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL STAGE RAW THEATER AWARDS
Posted By Suzanne
STAGE RAW ANNOUNCES WINNERS FOR SECOND ANNUAL "STAGE RAW" AWARDS! April 25, 2016...Professional Los Angeles intimate theater companies and their friends sold out Los Angeles Theatre Center to support the second-ever STAGE RAW THEATRE AWARDS. Picking ...
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P.R.: Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Tacita Dean May 12, 2016
Posted By Suzanne
Los Angeles Filmforum at MOCA presents Tacita Dean: Presences/Absences Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00 pm In Person: Tacita Dean LOS ANGELES, April 7, 2016 - Over the past 20 years, Berlin-based artist Tacita Dean has created a large and compelling body ...
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The Story of Alice - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. The Dutches Theatre's world premiere of The Story of Alice takes the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland in a completely new, and just as nonsensical, twisted direction. The audience meets a modern day dark-haired Alice ...
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Chicago _ Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Terra C. MacLeod as Velma Kelly and cast. Photo by Paul Kolnik Chicago opened in Los Angeles last night for the beginning of a 6 day run. Buy your tickets now: you absolutely don't want to miss this star studded ...
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Laurel & Hardy Film Fest MAY 6-8
Posted By Suzanne
The Original Odd Couple, the Films of Laurel & Hardy Full Digital Restorations of a Dozen Laurel & Hardy Shorts! 35mm Prints! Special Guests! Book Signing with Author Randy Skretvedt! May 6 - 8, 2016 Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, ...
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No, I Won't Take You To The Airport
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Be nice, be polite, mind your P's and Q's, go to college, get a job and if you do not have anything nice to say, do not say anything at all. These are the things that most people are taught as children and children ...
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Atomic Age Cinema Fest - April 27
Posted By Suzanne
33 RD INTERNATIONAL URANIUM FILM FESTIVAL, THE ATOMIC AGE CINEMA FEST IN LA plus KAT KRAMER'S FILMS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD PRESENT UNFORGETTABLE MOVIES OF THE ATOMIC AGE WHO: Nuclear Power Panel for the Atomic Age Cinema Fest : Harvey Wasserman / ...
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Phrazzled - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. There is another world behind the scenes of your favorite television show. There are the writers, the writer's personal assistants and then there are the assistants to those assistants. It is in this place, the room ...
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Out & About with Susan Hornik
Posted By Susan Hornik
Rachael O'Brien, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana Shay, Kristen Doute There is always so many interesting places to hold an event in Hollywood! This time, GBK Productions chose Mandt Bros.Studio on Santa Monica Blvd. for their American Music Awards luxury ...
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My Mañana Comes - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A Review by Suzanne Birrell Pablo Castelblanco, Lawrence Stallings and Peter Pasco / Photos by Ed Krieger My Mañana Comes now showing at the The Fountain Theatre is more than just a play about behind the scenes at a restaurant. Though it shows the ...
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COLCOA - Film Festival Apr 18-25
Posted By Suzanne
COLCOA 2016 FILM NOTES See Web site for Schedule http://www.colcoa.org/ FILM NOTES - in chronological order MONDAY, APRIL 18 MONSIEUR CHOCOLAT / Chocolat North American Premiere • Drama • France, 2016 DCP • 2.35 • Dolby 5.1 • Color • 110 min Directed ...
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The End Times - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The End Times by Jesse Mu-En Shao now showing at the Skylight Theatre is both disturbing and impactful. The story draws you in slowly to the life line of a religious cult. The joy and freedom expressed in the beginning ...
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Indie Films April 22-29
Posted By Suzanne
PARADOX BEGINS EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT ON APRIL 22 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD Paradox. Directed and written by Michael Hurst. Produced by Rick Benattar and Nigel Thomas. From XLrator Media. Color, 2016, USA, not rated. Action. Starring Zoe Bell, Malik ...
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Kinky Boots - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Adam Kaplan and J.Harrison Ghee with the Angels. Photos by Matthew Murphy Kinky Boots -WOW. The first time I saw the movie I thought this needs to be a musical and what a musical it is. With songs by Cyndi Lauper and book ...
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P.R. THE 32ND ANNUAL L. RON HUBBARD ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Posted By Suzanne
MATT DOVEY OF LINCOLNSHIRE, UK AND ADRIAN MASSARO OF NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA NAMED GRAND PRIZE WINNERS OF THE 32ND ANNUAL L. RON HUBBARD ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS OF THE FUTURE CONTESTS FOR SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY IN LOS ...
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Dry Land -Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Teagan Rose and Connor Kelly Eiding Photos by Darrett Sanders Being a teenager is often filled with awkward and dirty experiences and extremely tough decisions. Sometimes the only way that anyone can get through it is by ...
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P.R.: Festival: Film Noir - Apr 15-24
Posted By Suzanne
Noir City Hollywood: The 18th Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir 10 Days! 21 Films! All 35mm Prints! 2 Restorations! 11 Films Not on DVD! 5 New Prints! 6 Archival Prints! April 15 - 24, 2016 Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. LA 90028 ...
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In Response - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. The Saturday Nighters. All photos by Nathaniel Bellamy Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African American theatre company, presents In Response, a multi-author "response" to systemic racism in American History. In ...
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Weapons - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. The really wonderful thing about Weapons, a new play by Chris Collins and directed by Kiff Scholl, now playing at the Lounge Theatre is that your own dysfunctional family will seem like a breath of fresh air. Weapons ...
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P.R.: FREE FILM EVENT! Apr 22-28
Posted By Suzanne
FREE EVENT! FREE SHAKESPEARE SERIES STARTS APRIL 22 AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD To commemorate the 400 th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Arena Cinema Hollywood will present a Free Shakespeare Series of films. Admission is free, but ...
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P.R.: LA Filmforum - David Domingo: A Super 8 Odyssey April 24, 2016
Posted By Suzanne
LosAngeles Filmforum presents David Domingo: A Super 8 Odyssey April 24, 2016 In Person: David Domingo LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2016 - This spring, David Domingo, one of Spain's most important underground filmmakers, embarks on his first U.S. tour, ...
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P.R.: Indian Film Festival Winners
Posted By Suzanne
IFFLA 2016 award winners! IFFLA 2016 award winners! We're thrilled to announce the award winners for the 14th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles! Grand Jury Awards Best Feature: VISAARANAI (INTERROGATION) Best Actor: Sanjay Mishra in MASAAN ...
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Othello - Theatre Review
Posted By Erin Fair
A review by Erin Fair Kalean Ung and Evan Lewis Smith star in the INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. production of OTHELLO, directed by Melissa Chalsma and now playing the ISC Studio Space in Atwater Village. PHOTO CREDIT: Grettel Cortes "Othello" is ...
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Indie Films April 15-21
Posted By Suzanne
BILL, ELEVEN MINUTES, THE DEAD ROOM BEGIN EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS AT ARENA CINEMA HOLLYWOOD ON APRIL 15 Bill. Directed by Richard Bracewell. Written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond. Produced by Richard Bracewell, Tony Bracewell, Alasdair Flind and ...
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They Don't Talk Back - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
I caught the final weekend of The Native Voices world Premiere of They Don't Talk Back written by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse and directed by Randy Reinholz. The story follows a young city boy to a rural Alaskan Village to live with his Tlingit ...
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Yalom's Cure - Film Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. Irvin D. Yalom is a world-famous psychiatrist, a prolific author, a speaker on psychotherapy and existentialism, and one of the most influential psychotherapists in the United States. His first book, The Theory and ...
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Campfire Stories - Theatre Review
Posted By Rachel Flanagan
A review by Rachel Flanagan. It is the last night of summer camp and four preteen girls sit around the fire recalling the time that they had that summer. All four girls vow to stay friends forever and never miss a single important part of each ...
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Oscar's Hollywood
Posted By Suzanne
Hollywood is at the forefront of providing creative office spaces for the new generations of technology-based businesses and a new Hollywood is emerging on the shoulders of the legendary giants who originally built it. Los Angeles-based real estate ...
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From the Editor
Posted By Nyla Arslanian
Although the deluge may arrive with April flowers, it seems that El Nino was a bust at least in Southern California. Thankfully, northern reservoirs are filling and the High Sierra snowpack will guarantee that we won't dry up and blow away any time ...
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Atomic Age Cinema Fest - April 27
Posted By Suzanne
L.A. Atomic Age Cinema Fest Los Angeles: International Uranium Film Festival, The Atomic Age Cinema Fest cordially invite to Atomic Film Screenings, a Nuclear Power Panel of Speakers and a Gala Event at Raleigh Studios Hollywood / Charlie Chaplin ...
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Red Velvet - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell If you have a hunger for a good solid evening of theatre with a great story and arc then do make your reservations for Red Velvet now playing at the Atwater Playhouse (not to be confused as I did with the Atwater Theatre a ...
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A Singular They - Theatre Review
Posted By Suzanne Birrell
A review by Suzanne Birrell. Lily Nicksay (L) and Hannah Prichard. Photos: Anne E. McGrath A Singular They, written by Aliza Goldstein and now playing at The Blank Theatre is a story of self: doubt and acceptance. The story centers around Bu rbank, a ...
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