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.
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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 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.
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.
October 11, 1985 |
Two things that can't be conveyed in a photograph: the ugliness of the facade of the new James A. Doolitle Theatre in Hollywood (formerly the Huntington Hartford), and the beauty of its first show, Martha Clarke's "The Garden of Earthly Delights." The first brings to the mind's eye the image of the Hartford facade as we have known it since the 1950s, coupled with the devout wish that it had been left alone.