April 22, 2004 |
Starlight powered The Darkness shed some light in L.A. In two nights at the Henry Fonda Theater over the weekend, the U.K. rockers inspired fans to blaze their lighters in ecstatic approval. Chilling to the Darkness were Jack and Kelly Osbourne, Dave Grohl, the Donnas and Rob Zombie.... Whole lotta love in the house at Avalon on Tuesday, when Camp Freddy celebrated the first 103 days of Indie 103.1 FM, the new alternative radio station.
October 2, 2008 |
Irish eyes are smiling over the City of Angels as the first Irish Film Festival of Los Angeles opens this evening at the Clarity Theater in Beverly Hills with "Eden," the latest movie from the producers of "Once." Directed by Declan Recks, the drama revolves around a couple on the cusp of their 10th anniversary.
March 23, 2006
San Fernando Valley International Film Festival (now through March 26): The festival promotes and encourages "the endeavors of our creative community" by providing a showcase. www.viffi.org Silver Lake Film Festival (now through March 31): Showcases independent film and video. www.silverlakefilmfestival.org Method Fest (March 31-April 7): Billed as the only major film festival in the U.S. that focuses on acting. www.methodfest.
November 26, 2009 |
It's a jolly holiday with Hulot. Beginning Friday, the Nuart Theatre is hosting a one-week engagement of a new 35-millimeter restoration of Jacques Tati's beloved 1953 French comedy "M. Hulot's Holiday." The farce marked Tati's introduction of his reel-life alter ego, Monsieur Hulot -- a rain-coated, hat-wearing pipe-smoker who seems to cause comedic mischief wherever he goes. In this outing, he heads to the beach, but his dream vacation turns out to be a nightmare for the resort town.
April 21, 2005 |
I like L.A. in spring. The roses are in bloom, the air is only mildly chunky, and the days when the San Fernando Valley turns into a hellish Dutch oven of simmering suburbanites seem a long way off. Basically, it's nice out. So why does the entire film community seem hellbent on keeping me stuck indoors, in the dark? There are, at the very least, 19 film festivals in and around Los Angeles between February and April. Nineteen. I don't think I've seen 19 movies this year.