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June 25, 2013 | By Celine Wright
The British are coming! To the attention of the U.S. film industry, that is. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Tuesday that it would launch “Brits to Watch: The Screenings,” a showcase of up-and-coming film talent from the United Kingdom. The series, in partnership with the British Council, will be shown in Los Angeles and New York over a 12-month period. It will kick off on July 25 with director Clio Bernard's “The Selfish Giant,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.  FULL COVERAGE: Film festivals Stemming from BAFTA's 2011 "Brits to Watch" initiative, which introduced 42 British newcomers to the U.S. film industry at a gala event in Los Angeles, the screening series will allow each actor, director, writer or producer to introduce, and then screen a sample of his or her work to the audience.
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October 15, 2013 | By Elena Howe
The seventh annual Envelope Screening Series opens Tuesday night with the acclaimed historical drama "12 Years a Slave" from director Steve McQueen. The film, based on the account of Solomon Northrup, a free black man in the pre-Civil War North who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Antebellum South, has connected with festival audiences and received a standing ovation from academy members at a screening on Sunday. Harrowing in its depiction of slavery, the film has been called by many awards watchers an Oscar front-runner for best picture.
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April 7, 2011 | By Susan King and John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Two years after it nearly canceled its 41-year-old film series, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is expanding its movie offerings, announcing Wednesday that it will partner with Film Independent to launch a new cinema series. The museum, which was widely criticized by film fans for cutting its movie offerings, will work with the nonprofit organization behind the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival to create a slate of weekly programs commencing this fall. The lineup is set to include previews of dramatic and documentary films (some of which may not have theatrical distribution)
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July 4, 2013 | By Susan King
"The Spectacular Classics" is a new screening series inspired by "The Spectacular Now," the coming-of-age romance starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley that took Sundance by storm and opens Aug. 2. Landmark Theaters across the country, as well as the Los Feliz 3 and the Angelika in Dallas, have joined forces to curate the series, which will present an iconic coming-of-age film each week leading up to the release of "The Spectacular Now....
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May 15, 2008 | Susan King
The Jets and the Sharks are getting ready to rumble again, in a new 70-millimeter print of the 1961 Oscar-winning musical "West Side Story," right with Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood, on Friday. The occasion? The UCLA Film & Television Archive's "An Evening With Walter Mirisch" at the Billy Wilder Theater. Mirisch, below, executive-produced the film and will discuss his memoir "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History" (cinema.ucla.edu). . . . The film academy's celebration of the 40th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" continues Wednesday with a "behind-the-scenes" look at the making of the sci-fi masterpiece.
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May 16, 2004 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences summer screening series celebrates films that lost the best picture Oscar. But please don't refer to the retrospective, which kicks off Monday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, as the "loser" festival. "Great to Be Nominated" features movies that received the most nominations in a given year but failed to win the best picture award.
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September 2, 2009 | David Ng
After meeting for nearly three hours with a group of angry movie fans and professionals today, Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, said he was accelerating plans to replace the film program that is on the chopping block with a more expansive one -- but only if the museum can raise as much as $10 million in the next year. In an interview, Govan laid out for the first time a set of proposed budget figures for what he sees as a revamped film department at LACMA.
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September 9, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
With the critically acclaimed two-part French gangster thriller "Mesrine" still in theaters, the American Cinematheque is taking the opportunity to celebrate the illustrious tradition of the French crime film, which stretches back to the 1930s, with a screening series running Thursday through Saturday at the Aero Theatre. The mystery and intrigue begin with 1937's "Pepe le Moko," starring the inimitable Jean Gabin as a sexy fugitive hiding from the cops. The 1947 Henri-Georges Clouzot thriller, "Quai Des Orfevres," starring Bertrand Blier and French icon Louis Jouvet, follows.
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April 1, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Century City-based Cinedigm unveiled on Monday a seven-week screening series that will include seven documentaries shown at theaters across the country, including several in the Los Angeles area.  The Docurama series begins April 22 and will include the documentaries “G-Dog,” “Viva Los Antipados,” “The World Before Her,” “The Fruit Hunters,” “Charge,” “Ping Pong” and “London: The Modern Babylon.” The films will...
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June 14, 2001 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Museum of Television & Radio's latest program, "Hello, Good-Bye," is a three-month series showcasing pilots, premieres and final programs from its vast archive. The screenings include such famous finales as "The Fugitive" and "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson," as well as the premiere episodes of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Twilight Zone" and "The Monkees."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Celine Wright
The British are coming! To the attention of the U.S. film industry, that is. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Tuesday that it would launch “Brits to Watch: The Screenings,” a showcase of up-and-coming film talent from the United Kingdom. The series, in partnership with the British Council, will be shown in Los Angeles and New York over a 12-month period. It will kick off on July 25 with director Clio Bernard's “The Selfish Giant,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.  FULL COVERAGE: Film festivals Stemming from BAFTA's 2011 "Brits to Watch" initiative, which introduced 42 British newcomers to the U.S. film industry at a gala event in Los Angeles, the screening series will allow each actor, director, writer or producer to introduce, and then screen a sample of his or her work to the audience.
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June 21, 2013 | By Katherine Tulich
Though new blockbusters may grab all the headlines, summer movies reach new heights in the great outdoors. Why not enjoy the night sky, some fine food and tunes before relaxing with friends at the many outdoor cinema locations that have burst onto the L.A. landscape in the last few years? From nostalgic drive-ins to parties under the stars with local food trucks to a premium, Oscar-curated series, classic films and cult favorites get a replay in a whole new way. Oscars Outdoors Launched last year, this weekend screening series at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's open-air theater on its Hollywood campus has been a sold-out success.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Century City-based Cinedigm unveiled on Monday a seven-week screening series that will include seven documentaries shown at theaters across the country, including several in the Los Angeles area.  The Docurama series begins April 22 and will include the documentaries “G-Dog,” “Viva Los Antipados,” “The World Before Her,” “The Fruit Hunters,” “Charge,” “Ping Pong” and “London: The Modern Babylon.” The films will...
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March 17, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi epic "2001: A Space Odyssey" had an immediate impact on filmmakers. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art's new series "Beyond the Infinite: Science Fiction After Kubrick," which begins Friday and concludes April 6, features several cerebral, thought-provoking genre films that were inspired by Kubrick's masterpiece. "Beyond the Infinite" is one of many recent LACMA film programs that have enhanced the museum's popular "Stanley Kubrick" exhibition. Bernardo Rondeau, assistant curator of LACMA's film programs, noted that science-fiction films have been popular since the beginning of cinema, with such classics as Georges Melies' 1902 "A Trip to the Moon.
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November 13, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Time has not diminished the warm memories of those who worked on Francis Ford Coppola's horror-romance "Bram Stoker's Dracula. " "He steered the ship," said Michele Burke, who won an Oscar for her makeup and hair design, about her collaboration with the director most widely known for "The Godfather" trilogy. "It was like being in rarefied air in his company. " Burke and several members of the crew, who won Oscars for their evocative work on "Dracula" - makeup artists Greg Cannom and Matthew W. Mungle and special effects sound editors Tom C. McCarthy and David E. Stone - will discuss the production Thursday evening at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
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May 12, 2012 | By Tom O'Connor, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you want a relationship, the advice goes, do what you like and you'll eventually bump into the love of your life. None of that was on my mind when I opened up the newspaper and read about a film series at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Goldwyn Theater on Wilshire Boulevard. The academy would be screening, every Monday night for 75 weeks, all of the best picture winners from "Wings" (1927) to "Chicago" (2002) for just $75. I sprinted to buy my series pass. My Monday night ritual: Get to the theater early.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2012
Six months after executive director Dawn Hudson left Film Independent to head up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization has appointed two insiders to share the role of president. Film Independent board Chairman Bill Condon announced Tuesday that senior director Sean McManus and director of artistic development Josh Welsh will become the new co-presidents of the independent nonprofit. McManus joined Film Independent in 1998 as development director and was promoted to senior director in 2006, overseeing fund development, marketing and communications, the annual Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the screening series held at LACMA.
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March 22, 1996
A screening series honoring three filmmakers whose work helped create the film noir genre will be held on three consecutive Saturdays, beginning Saturday in Room 108 of USC School of Cinema-Television's George Lucas Instructional Building. Edward Dmytryk, Abraham Polonsky and Malvin Wald will screen and discuss their works. Information: (213) 740-3317.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 2012
Six months after executive director Dawn Hudson left Film Independent to head up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization has appointed two insiders to share the role of president. Film Independent board Chairman Bill Condon announced Tuesday that senior director Sean McManus and director of artistic development Josh Welsh will become the new co-presidents of the independent nonprofit. McManus joined Film Independent in 1998 as development director and was promoted to senior director in 2006, overseeing fund development, marketing and communications, the annual Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival and the screening series held at LACMA.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2011 | By Susan King and John Horn, Los Angeles Times
Two years after it nearly canceled its 41-year-old film series, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is expanding its movie offerings, announcing Wednesday that it will partner with Film Independent to launch a new cinema series. The museum, which was widely criticized by film fans for cutting its movie offerings, will work with the nonprofit organization behind the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival to create a slate of weekly programs commencing this fall. The lineup is set to include previews of dramatic and documentary films (some of which may not have theatrical distribution)
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