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June 17, 1996
Independent Feature Project/West presents a panel discussion on "Short Circuit: Exhibiting and Distributing Your Short Film," on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater, 650 N. Bronson Ave., in Hollywood. John Paul Allen, director of the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, is the moderator and others on the panel include Mitchell Block, president of Direct Cinema Ltd.
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June 7, 2002
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary next month with a 12-day event featuring a record 241 films and videos from 30 countries, organizers said Thursday. The festival will open on July 11 with a program of short films from the last 20 years. It will close on July 22 with a screening of "Lan Yu," a Chinese film described as a love story between two men in Beijing.
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August 25, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Psycho Beach Party" has to be twice as funny a play as it is as a movie.It's too much filmed theater to come alive fully on the screen, and it doesn't help that spoofing schlocky movies of the '50s, '60s and even '70s is not exactly virgin territory. What's more, deliberate camp like this film presents a special challenge: It must generate and sustain a high level of energy or it will swiftly fall flat. The latter is too often the case here.
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March 29, 1996 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The novels of Dennis Cooper, with their relentless exploration of the extreme juncture of sex and death, have got to be among the most challenging to film, yet Todd Verow has brought Cooper's "Frisk" to the screen with much impact and equal seriousness. Verow and his collaborators intimate every kind of sadomasochistic activity but show just enough to allow us to complete the most terrifying images in our imagination.
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June 4, 2004 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
The 22nd edition of Outfest, the largest film festival in Southern California and among the biggest gay and lesbian film festivals in the world, will run July 8-19 at nine venues in Los Angeles. This year the festival, which has become a cornerstone of the city's summer cultural calendar, will be screening 218 features, documentaries and short films from 24 countries. The opening night film will be Angela Robinson's "D.E.B.S.
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September 4, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gregg Araki's savagely comic, deeply romantic "The Living End" (at the Hillcrest Cinemas) wastes no time in getting to the point. Within its first five minutes, Jon (Craig Gilmore) learns that he has tested HIV-positive. To head off an inevitable mood of gloom, Araki swiftly cuts away from Jon to another young man, Luke (Mike Dytri), a sexy, well-muscled drifter, caught up in a series of outrageous and comical adventures on the road.
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August 21, 1992 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gregg Araki's savagely comic, deeply romantic "The Living End" (at selected theaters) wastes no time in getting to the point. Within its first five minutes, Jon (Craig Gilmore) learns that he has tested HIV-positive. In order to head off an inevitable mood of gloom, Araki swiftly cuts away from Jon to another young man, Luke (Mike Dytri), a sexy, well-muscled drifter, caught up in a series of outrageous and comical adventures on the road.
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April 15, 1998 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
Here's an idea you haven't heard more than four dozen times: Take a group of demographically diverse college friends, ones who never seemed to like one another that much to begin with, and toss them like a salad with croutons of unresolved sexual attraction, floriated radishes of career anxiety, the occasional legume of substance abuse, serve it all up at a wedding--it could be a funeral, but let's keep things light--and watch the comedic indigestion begin!
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June 23, 2001 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a time in her life when most actresses are pushed into the background by Hollywood executives, the 50-year-old siren from Sao Paulo, Brazil, has a cluster of film and television projects that have brought her--if only briefly--back in style. Put another way: Sonia Braga is making it one long, hot summer. In May, she appeared alongside Jennifer Lopez in "Angel Eyes." This month she's the romantic interest of one of the female stars of HBO's "Sex and the City."
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December 10, 1995 | Richard Natale, Richard Natale is a frequent contributor to Calendar
Some executives call it the arrival of "gaysploitation," 25 years after a comparable low-budget movement presaged the birth of mainstream African American films. Hollywood observers say it's a classic case of successful niche marketing--the product being movies, the niche being the millions of gays and lesbians, many of whom are concentrated in major cities and have ample money to spend on entertainment to their liking.
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