June 20, 1992
These are The Times' recommendations for today's schedule of the American Film Institute International Film Festival, with commentary by the film-reviewing staff. All screenings are at Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica. Information: (213) 466-1767. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: "ILL-FATED LOVE"(Portugal, 1978; director Manoel de Oliveira; 1:20 p.m.).
June 19, 1992 |
These are The Times' recommendations for today's schedule of the American Film Institute International Film Festival, with commentary by the film-reviewing staff. All screenings are at Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex, 1332 2nd St. Information: (213) 466-1767. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: "PAST AND PRESENT"(Portugal, 1971; Manoel de Oliveira; 1 & 6:15 p.m.).
April 27, 1991 |
There's something about international film festivals that inevitably widens horizons. Walking away from an experience like the recently completed 1991 American Film Institute Los Angeles Film Festival--or AFIFEST--with its schedule of 200 movies in two weeks, you may feel that your cinematic psyche has been permanently changed. Happily so. As you move through these movies, pictures and nations merge, psychological datelines keep getting crossed.
January 28, 1991 |
How would The Times react to a statement regretting that there is not a world-class newspaper in Los Angeles! That's how we at the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival feel about the statement in David J. Fox's article about the opening of the Center for Motion Picture Study regretting that there is not a world-class film festival in Los Angeles. The attitude assumed by this article about the quality of Los Angeles film culture is belied by the facts.
May 2, 1990 |
A fresh print of Stanley Donen's glorious 1957 "Funny Face" closes the AFI Film Festival on Thursday and then opens a one-week revival at the AMC Century 14. Fred Astaire stars as a Richard Avedon-ish fashion photographer and Audrey Hepburn is a mousy Greenwich Village bluestocking transformed into a radiant model. Featuring Gershwin standards, "Funny Face" is even more enjoyable than when it was new; they don't make witty, high-style, sophisticated romantic musicals like this anymore.
April 28, 1989 |
Clint Eastwood and Bille August took top honors Thursday as winners of the Orson Welles Awards at the AFI Film Festival. Eastwood won the best director, English language, award for "Bird," and August received the best director, non-English-language, award for "Pelle the Conqueror." Other winners: Christine Edzard for "Little Dorrit/Nobody's Fault" (best director, first film, English language); Claire Denis for "Chocolat" (best director, first film, non-English language); Philip Kaufman for "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (best film maker, English language)
April 22, 1989 |
Following are capsule reviews of a selection of the screenings today and Sunday at the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Cenutry Plaza Cinemas. SATURDAY 'Birdwatcher' Soviet Union, 1988, 89 minutes Noon Director Arvo Iho and writer Marina Shatunova wring a wide range of implications in this austere, stylized film set in a remote natural preserve and involving only two characters, a hardy, mature forest ranger (Svetlana Tormakhova)