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May 3, 1985 | From the Associated Press
Pope John Paul II will lead a recitation of the rosary this weekend "to repair the offense inflicted" on the Virgin Mary by a French film depicting the mother of Jesus as a modern woman, Vatican radio said Thursday. The Pope said last week that the film, "Je Vous Salue Marie," by French director Jean-Luc Goddard "distorts and insults the spiritual significance" of Christian beliefs. The announcement said the Pope will recite the rosary in the courtyard of St.
February 29, 1992 | LOUIS CHUNOVIC
French actress Julie Delpy may look like an angel, but what makes her appealing on screen, she suspects, is the monster inside. No less an authority than French New Wave director Jean-Luc Goddard, in fact, pronounced the flaxen-haired, porcelain-skinned actress to be a "little monster" when he cast her in her first film at the age of 14. "I can be sweet, but my real personality is the opposite," she explains in a syllabic French lilt.
February 21, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jean Rouch, a French film director whose pioneering documentary-style work helped define cinema verite, died Wednesday in a car crash in Niamey, the capital of Niger. He was 86. Rouch, a longtime supporter of African filmmaking, was in Niger to open a film festival. A native of Paris, Rouch lived in West Africa during World War II, working as an engineer and supervising road- and bridge-building projects. He became interested in African customs after witnessing a burial ceremony.
December 31, 1989 | RICK VANDERKNYFF
Sure, Orange County has a video rental shop on every corner, each stocking umpteen copies of the latest hit, be it "The Lost Boys" or "Working Girl," "Rain Man" or "Batman." But how about a place for videophiles looking for alternative, classic or foreign films? A place that takes in everything from such early masterpieces as "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" to cult films from schlockmeister Russ Meyer. A documentary on expatriate American writer Paul Bowles, perhaps, or one on blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins?
March 12, 1989 | ALEX RAKSIN
Marcel Carne is best known as the director of "Children of Paradise," a wistful film about a 19th- Century Parisian theater troupe that would capture the attention of its bored and beleaguered audiences by acting out sensational tragedies, but also by inspiring hope. While released in 1945, "Children of Paradise" still appears on many a movie critic's 10-best list, and it helped make Carne France's most honored film director.
September 6, 2012 | By Susan King
Tributes to a late actress and a writer/director are among the highlights of this weekend's films. The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre celebrates the 10th anniversary of the award-winning indie "Real Women Have Curves" on Thursday evening. Besides a cast and crew Q&A with screenwriter/playwright Josefina Lopez, director Patricia Cardoso, several of the actresses, producer Effie Brown and co-producer Marilyn R. Atlas, the evening will also pay tribute to one of the film's stars, the seminal Latina actress Lupe Ontiveros, who died in July at the age of 69. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Oscars Outdoors summer screening series in Hollywood comes to conclusion Friday evening with a celebration of writer/director Nora Ephron, who died in June at the age of 71. Screening Friday is her last film, the 2009 hit comedy “Julie & Julia,” starring Meryl Streep -- in her Oscar-nominated performance as Julia Child -- and Amy Adams.
December 20, 1987 | Michael Wilmington, Wilmington is a Times staff writer.
"Reel Politics"--by San Jose State political science professor Terry Christensen--is a survey of American political attitudes in movies from the early 1900s to the present.
February 11, 2001 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is a regular contributor to Calendar
Along with the pungent odors of paint and thinner, Dan McCleary's studio is redolent with the smell of baking bread. His tiny storefront is next to a Mexican pastry shop near MacArthur Park. He is so familiar with the owners that when he wants a cup of coffee, he walks behind the counter and helps himself. A person getting a cup of coffee is a recurrent theme in McCleary's paintings along with everyday experiences like going to the bank or waiting at a restaurant.
May 12, 1996 | Sean Mitchell, Sean Mitchell is an occasional contributor to Calendar
When movie-makers from around the world converge on the Cannes Film Festival this month, the city on the French Riviera will be, for many, merely a stopover on the way to Hollywood. Now, more than ever, the American studios, big and small, are scouting the globe for new non-American talent, and Cannes is the great bazaar of buzz where the next Renny Harlins and Alfonso Araus are likely to be taking meetings.
December 12, 1999 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, Patrick Goldstein is a Times staff writer
Not long after his second movie "Boogie Nights" arrived on a crest of critical accolades, director Paul Thomas Anderson was asked to dinner by Warren Beatty. "I told him I'd love to go," says the brash 29-year-old director, who'd flirted with casting Beatty as Jack Horner, porno king of the San Fernando Valley, a part ultimately played by Burt Reynolds. "But I told him, 'We're going somewhere public, a really brightly lit place where everyone will see I'm having dinner with Warren Beatty.'
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