April 12, 1996 |
With a new sponsor in the fold, the second edition of the five-day Los Angeles Independent Film Festival will begin Thursday at the Directors Guild with "Dead Man," Jim Jarmusch's droll and sure-to-be-controversial allegorical western starring Johnny Depp. The Sundance Channel has signed on as a sponsor, joining the Filmmakers Foundation and founding backers Eastman Kodak and the Directors Guild of America. Also participating this year will be the Independent Feature Project West.
March 11, 1988 |
Pilobolus' newest work of dance theater may well be the raunchiest in the company's 17-year history. Not the nudest or sexiest, but the most deliberately, uncompromisingly gross. Introduced to local audiences on Wednesday at the Doolittle Theatre, "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" uses a jukebox full of Elvis Presley records to accompany a lampoon of sexual attitudes in the early rock 'n' roll era. "Love ain't never easy," warns a narrator imitating Presley's speech.
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September 1, 1998 |
Mike Rogers puts himself through agony to help those who can't avoid it. For the fourth year in a row, the 48-year-old Costa Mesa resident has paddled the 32 miles from Catalina Island to Manhattan Beach to raise money for cancer research. For 6 hours and 46 minutes on Sunday, alternately lying or kneeling on his 12-foot paddleboard, Rogers propelled himself across the ocean amid 60 other contestants in the annual Catalina Challenge paddleboard race.
March 3, 1994 |
For children and adults who wish Halloween came around more than once a year, the show to see this weekend is "Mask Messengers." It's a whole show about masks that is billed as family entertainment. Sponsored by the Ventura Children's Festival, the performance is at 7 p.m. Friday at the Buena High School auditorium, 5670 Telegraph Road, Ventura. The show is a collection of short skits, each based on a different mask.
May 13, 1997 |
The only temperamental actor on the set was the film's aging star: a 30-year-old ambulance with a psychedelic paint job and a broken transmission. This star has no lines but is nonetheless essential to the story. After all, what is a road picture without a car?