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July 5, 2001 | KEVIN CRUST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Lost and Delirious" matches a veteran director making her English-language debut with a young actress navigating the film road less traveled. Lea Pool, the veteran Quebecois filmmaker better known on the international film festival circuit than in the United States, directed the story of three teenage girls discovering the intensity of passion and friendships at a boarding school. She cast Piper Perabo, best known for her role in last summer's "Coyote Ugly," in the pivotal role of Paulie.
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July 5, 2001 | KEVIN CRUST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Lost and Delirious" matches a veteran director making her English-language debut with a young actress navigating the film road less traveled. Lea Pool, the veteran Quebecois filmmaker better known on the international film festival circuit than in the United States, directed the story of three teenage girls discovering the intensity of passion and friendships at a boarding school. She cast Piper Perabo, best known for her role in last summer's "Coyote Ugly," in the pivotal role of Paulie.
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September 28, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early in French-Canadian filmmaker Lea Pool's "Straight for the Heart" (Monica 4-Plex) a renowned photojournalist (Matthias Habich), just back from Nicaragua, is talking with his agent in a Montreal high-rise. Looking out the window and discussing how he next wants to photograph urban decay, he locks glances with a young window washer descending a platform elevator outside. It's just a moment, then the young man disappears.
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November 8, 1988 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Among the offerings in the second Festival of New Quebec Films at the Monica 4-Plex Friday through Nov. 17 are several standouts. They are Francis Mankiewicz's "The Revolving Doors" (Friday at 7, again on Nov. 17 at 9), Lea Pool's "Straight for the Heart" (Friday at 9:15, again on Nov. 15 at 9:10) and Robin Spry's "Obsessed" (Saturday at 9, again on Sunday at 4).
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July 6, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The romantic spirit of Lea Pool's "Lost and Delirious" soars so high that it leaves all sense of reality behind. That's a shame because the film has such strong emotional resonance and such an array of vital, passionate performances.
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November 4, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
The Festival of New Quebec Films, with 11 pictures, runs Friday through Nov. 12 at the Monica 4-Plex. In the Canadian cinema the language barrier acts as a protection for its French-speaking film industry; its English-speaking film makers are constantly faced with the competition of American films and with being coopted on their own ground by U.S. productions.
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February 16, 1987 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
The fifth annual Los Angeles International Gay and Lesbian Film/Video Festival opens Friday at the Four Star Theater with a pair of winners. Gus Van Sant's low-low-budget, strikingly black-and-white "Mala Noche," stars Tim Streeter as a warm, smiling liquor-store clerk on Portland's Skid Row who falls hard--but with eyes wide open--for a macho teen-aged Mexican illegal (Ray Monge).
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May 25, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Opening Friday at the Music Hall (9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills) and the Playhouse (673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena) will be the satisfying and accomplished "Emporte-moi" (Set Me Free), French-Canadian filmmaker Lea Pool's tender and perceptive coming-of-age story, set in Montreal in 1963. A remarkable young actress, Karine Vanasse, plays the lovely and intelligent Hanna, daughter of an unmarried Catholic woman and a Jewish emigre.
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January 6, 2009 | Susan King
Indie director Jonathan Parker has a soft spot for the Palm Springs International Film Festival -- and not just because, unlike at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, you can squeeze in a round of golf between screenings and Q&A sessions. "I think Palm Springs is really a film festival that has changed quite a bit," Parker says of the event, which began two decades ago -- it even featured parties at then-Mayor Sonny Bono's house -- and struggled financially in the late '90s.
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October 21, 1999 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 13th annual AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival opens tonight at 7:30 at the Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., with the U.S. premiere of "The Cider House Rules," based on the John Irving novel. The nine-day event will be composed of four principal sections: New Directions at the Vogue Theater, 6675 Hollywood Blvd.; European Film Showcase (El Capitan Theater, 6838 Hollywood Blvd.); Latin American Series (Vogue); and Documentary (Egyptian, El Capitan and Vogue).
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October 3, 1987 | ANNETTE INSDORF, Annette Insdorf is professor and director of film studies at Columbia University. and
Women may still have a hard time breaking into the directorial ranks in Hollywood, but things appear easier in Canada. The most striking recent debut is by 29-year-old Patricia Rozema, whose first feature film, "I've Heard the Mermaids Singing," won the Prix de Jeunesse at the Cannes Film Festival's Director's Fortnight in May, and also was the opening-night selection Sept. 10 at the prestigious Toronto Festival of Festivals.
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