October 2, 1993
"The Eyes of Bosnia," an award-winning documentary about Bosnian Muslims, will have its first Los Angeles screening Tuesday at the DGA Theater in Hollywood. Women in Film International arranged the screening. Two screenings will be held, at 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Admission is $5. Information: (213) 668-0987
December 7, 1993
Women in Film International will be presenting three short films by Polish director Bozena Garus-Hockuba Saturday at 8 p.m. at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose. Following the screening of "Life With Paintings," "Who Feels Polish" and "Different Home," there will be a discussion with the filmmaker. Information: (213) 463-6040.
February 21, 2010 |
At a private screening and reception Wednesday at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer told the audience that "lightning struck for whatever reason" when his movie "Valentino: The Last Emperor" was released in March 2009. Tyrnauer said that he would have considered success a one-week run at a small New York theater. Yet in its first week, "Valentino" out-grossed the nation's then-No. 1 movies, "Knowing" and " Monsters vs. Aliens," on a per-screen basis and is still opening in countries around the world.
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April 14, 2004 |
Police will begin digitally fingerprinting taxi drivers and massage therapists to speed up background checks. The policy change is a reaction to a cabdriver getting a license despite felony convictions. Raymond Richard Whitall, arrested April 2 in connection with two sexual assaults, was a licensed cabdriver despite a record of prior violent felony convictions. Cabbies cannot have felony convictions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1989 |
A screening of a film made by a UCLA student that depicts scenes of simulated bestiality was canceled Thursday after protesters attacked it as ethnically insensitive and sexist and Chancellor Charles E. Young condemned it as "offensive, tasteless and disgusting." The 16-minute film, "Animal Attraction," was screened at UCLA on Wednesday as part of a weeklong festival devoted to works by students. At the request of university officials, the film maker, George Cunningham, agreed to cancel a second screening scheduled for Thursday.
January 25, 2003
Andy Serkis, the actor who provides the voice and movement for the computer-generated character of Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," will be on hand for the 8 p.m. screening of the movie at the ArcLight in Hollywood today. Serkis will introduce the film and field questions from the audience afterward. The event is open to the general public and requires that a ticket be purchased for the movie.
October 25, 2009
Tickets to AFI Fest 2009 were free, so, not surprisingly, they went fast. But you can still get in, depending on your level of commitment. You could always buy a festival Patron Pass -- starting at $500 -- for access to almost any screening. Or you could simply show up at the Grauman's Chinese or Mann Chinese theaters in Hollywood well before a selected screening and wait in the "rush line" for any unclaimed seats. Considering that Los Angeles audiences are notoriously fickle about leaving the house, there should be at least some rush tickets (which are free)
May 31, 2012
The Last Remaining Seats When : 8 p.m. Wednesdays (2 p.m. matinee on June 30). Doors open one hour before each screening. Cost : $20 ($16 for Los Angeles Conservancy members) Info : (213) 623 2489; http://www.laconservancy.org . Schedule : June 6: "Tootsie" (1982). Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, L.A. June 13: "The Big Sleep" (1946). Los Angeles Theatre, 615 S. Broadway, L.A. June 20: "Los tres mosqueteros" (The Three Musketeers)
July 8, 2010
The 28th annual gay and lesbian film festival Outfest kicks off with a screening of "Howl," the hypnotic new biopic about Allen Ginsberg and his most famous poem, starring "Spider-Man's" James Franco. The screening is followed by an opening-night gala after party, open to all ticket holders. Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, Downtown. Opening-night gala 8 p.m. Fri. $50-$150. General screenings $13-$18. Through July 18 at various venues. See http://www.outfest.org for complete schedule.