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November 22, 2007 | Kevin Crust
Almost everyone has fond memories of seeing the elementary school perennial "The Red Balloon," but unless your school had state-of-the-art projection it's unlikely you've seen the 1956 charmer look as good as it will with a newly restored 35-millimeter print beginning Friday at the Nuart. The beguiling tale of a young French boy befriended by an omnipresent ballon rouge earned writer-director Albert Lamorisse an Oscar for best original screenplay -- a rarity for a short.
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February 8, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we'll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a notable way, as only the most televised event on the planet can be covered. You could go with David Remnick offering a spin through Russian history and literature. You could opt for the he-wants-to-say-it-but-he-can't-say-it plea for "tolerance" from IOC chief Thomas Bach.
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April 18, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Movie Critic
The first thing to get out of the way about "The Flight of the Red Balloon" is that this is not an action movie. It's not even an active movie. Events don't occur in the usual cinematic sense of cause begetting effect. It's the kind of film that often gets called "lyrical" and "a meditation." It's a mostly non-narrative slice of uneventful life. Consider it duly disclaimered.
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February 28, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
In his latest exhibition at Charlie James Gallery, Nery Gabriel Lemus takes a somewhat meandering course through the contradictions of fatherhood and masculinity. Most of the works are pointed but heavy one liners, such as a tapestry of a baseball cap bearing the words, “Happy Father's Day, Mom,” or a graphite drawing of guns scrawled with earnest but grammatically weird sentences: “Less guns! More, Good dads!” Still, a couple of bizarre stuffed animals and a series of small drawings save the day.  The animals are made of multi-colored fabrics familiar from serapes and blankets.
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April 13, 2008 | Graham Fuller, Special to The Times
In Hou Hsiao-hsien's "The Flight of the Red Balloon," the enigmatic title character wafts around Paris, boards a Metro and catches the attention of a little boy, Simon (Simon Iteanu). Though the relationship between boy and balloon in Albert Lamorisse's 34-minute classic "The Red Balloon" (1956) was ardent, Simon's interest in the scarlet bubble is no more than curious.
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October 12, 1995 | LISA M. BOWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pocahontas and the Power Rangers were nowhere to be found Wednesday on the opening day of the Thousand Oaks Children's Film Festival. Instead, 290 local elementary students laughed and cheered their way through three low-budget movies as enthusiastically as if a multimillion-dollar blockbuster like "The Lion King" had appeared on the screen.
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November 15, 2007 | Susan King
WHEN Pascal Lamorisse was a child, he got to run around Paris followed by a magical red balloon. "I enjoyed it," recalls Lamorisse. "I was playing with magic." Now 57, Lamorisse will forever be known as the little boy who encounters the enchanted object in the 1956 Oscar and Cannes award-winning short film "The Red Balloon," which was written and directed by his father, Albert Lamorisse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987
A red balloon containing an anti-drug message journeyed from Riverdale School all the way to Texas, Anaheim students recently discovered. Pupils at the school, which is part of Orange Unified School District, launched 400 balloons, donated by Kaiser-Permanente Hospital, last October. The balloon launchings were part of the school's observance of Red Ribbon Week, which included activities aimed at curbing drug abuse.
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February 28, 2013 | By Sharon Mizota
In his latest exhibition at Charlie James Gallery, Nery Gabriel Lemus takes a somewhat meandering course through the contradictions of fatherhood and masculinity. Most of the works are pointed but heavy one liners, such as a tapestry of a baseball cap bearing the words, “Happy Father's Day, Mom,” or a graphite drawing of guns scrawled with earnest but grammatically weird sentences: “Less guns! More, Good dads!” Still, a couple of bizarre stuffed animals and a series of small drawings save the day.  The animals are made of multi-colored fabrics familiar from serapes and blankets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000 | AL MARTINEZ
Just about everything to be said about last week's Democratic convention has already been said and all of the pictures shown, so what am I doing here? We've heard the LAPD applaud its restraint, the protesters applaud their restraint, television applaud its restraint and the Democrats applaud their restraint.
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April 18, 2008 | Carina Chocano, Times Movie Critic
The first thing to get out of the way about "The Flight of the Red Balloon" is that this is not an action movie. It's not even an active movie. Events don't occur in the usual cinematic sense of cause begetting effect. It's the kind of film that often gets called "lyrical" and "a meditation." It's a mostly non-narrative slice of uneventful life. Consider it duly disclaimered.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2008 | Graham Fuller, Special to The Times
In Hou Hsiao-hsien's "The Flight of the Red Balloon," the enigmatic title character wafts around Paris, boards a Metro and catches the attention of a little boy, Simon (Simon Iteanu). Though the relationship between boy and balloon in Albert Lamorisse's 34-minute classic "The Red Balloon" (1956) was ardent, Simon's interest in the scarlet bubble is no more than curious.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 2007 | Kevin Crust
Almost everyone has fond memories of seeing the elementary school perennial "The Red Balloon," but unless your school had state-of-the-art projection it's unlikely you've seen the 1956 charmer look as good as it will with a newly restored 35-millimeter print beginning Friday at the Nuart. The beguiling tale of a young French boy befriended by an omnipresent ballon rouge earned writer-director Albert Lamorisse an Oscar for best original screenplay -- a rarity for a short.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2007 | Susan King
WHEN Pascal Lamorisse was a child, he got to run around Paris followed by a magical red balloon. "I enjoyed it," recalls Lamorisse. "I was playing with magic." Now 57, Lamorisse will forever be known as the little boy who encounters the enchanted object in the 1956 Oscar and Cannes award-winning short film "The Red Balloon," which was written and directed by his father, Albert Lamorisse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 2000 | AL MARTINEZ
Just about everything to be said about last week's Democratic convention has already been said and all of the pictures shown, so what am I doing here? We've heard the LAPD applaud its restraint, the protesters applaud their restraint, television applaud its restraint and the Democrats applaud their restraint.
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May 24, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Even with the perspective more than a decade of attendance provides, it's hard to know where to begin in getting a grip on the recently concluded 53rd International Festival du Film at Cannes, hard to convey what the experience is like and just how this 12-day annual event both fascinates and frustrates its tens of thousands of attendees. This year, however, Luis Bun~uel is probably a good place to start.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1987 | PATT MORRISON, From Staff and Wire Reports
In the City of Radials, it's nothing short of radical. The "Pedestrian Bill of Rights" is to be declared today by two city councilmen, and it is no footling proposal. The legislation would save crosswalks and double sidewalk-littering fines; encourage street vendors, sidewalk cafes, development that allows people to walk to work, and hire a public advocate for pedestrians.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Note: This is part of an ongoing series documenting the Sochi Olympics from a TV perspective. Every morning of the Games, we'll look at a key moment from the previous day that NBC captured, elevated, honored, bungled or otherwise reported in a notable way, as only the most televised event on the planet can be covered. You could go with David Remnick offering a spin through Russian history and literature. You could opt for the he-wants-to-say-it-but-he-can't-say-it plea for "tolerance" from IOC chief Thomas Bach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 1995 | LISA M. BOWMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pocahontas and the Power Rangers were nowhere to be found Wednesday on the opening day of the Thousand Oaks Children's Film Festival. Instead, 290 local elementary students laughed and cheered their way through three low-budget movies as enthusiastically as if a multimillion-dollar blockbuster like "The Lion King" had appeared on the screen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 1987
A red balloon containing an anti-drug message journeyed from Riverdale School all the way to Texas, Anaheim students recently discovered. Pupils at the school, which is part of Orange Unified School District, launched 400 balloons, donated by Kaiser-Permanente Hospital, last October. The balloon launchings were part of the school's observance of Red Ribbon Week, which included activities aimed at curbing drug abuse.
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