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November 26, 2009
The sprawling Japanese import " Love Exposure" (2008) explores true love, teen rebellion and religion and combines them with panchira , or up-skirt fetish photography of women's undergarments. Director Sion Sono's latest is as ambitious as it is audacious. Fri., 7 p.m. $12. The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 655-2520, www.silentmovietheatre.com.
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October 27, 2013 | By Susan King
Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre is paying homage in November to Rhodes scholar, acclaimed singer-songwriter, actor and 1970s heartthrob Kris Kristofferson. "Kris Kristofferson: A Cowboy in Hollywood" kicks off Friday with an evening of songs, stories, a live chat with the 77-year-old performer and a screening of the first film he starred in, 1972's "Cisco Pike. " And there'll be a reunion with "Cisco Pike" co-star Harry Dean Stanton. This opening event is open only to Cinefamily members.
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January 24, 2013
Catch a rare 35mm screening of director Roman Polanski's first English-language film, "Repulsion. " This creepy 1965 horror flick chronicles the meltdown of a young Catherine Deneuve as she deals with intimacy issues in a very strange way. The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N Fairfax Ave., L.A. Fri. to Thu. Times vary. $12. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Lip balm for extra moisturizing? Check. Lactaid to help digest the occasional sweet? Check. Pocket mirror to ensure the pearly whites remain food-free? Check. Smartphone because you never know when an inspirational tweet will pop up? Check. Judy Blume has logged a tremendous number of miles in the last two years in her quest to see her 1981 novel, "Tiger Eyes," turned into a feature film, and the petite yet peppy grandmother is now powering through the final leg of her journey with the well-stocked purse of a road warrior.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2013 | By Susan King
Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre is paying homage in November to Rhodes scholar, acclaimed singer-songwriter, actor and 1970s heartthrob Kris Kristofferson. "Kris Kristofferson: A Cowboy in Hollywood" kicks off Friday with an evening of songs, stories, a live chat with the 77-year-old performer and a screening of the first film he starred in, 1972's "Cisco Pike. " And there'll be a reunion with "Cisco Pike" co-star Harry Dean Stanton. This opening event is open only to Cinefamily members.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2007 | Elina Shatkin
THE new kid on the block may also be the oldest on the block. Amid the sneaker and skate shops dotting that hip stretch of Fairfax Avenue just south of Melrose Avenue, a crusty old gem, the Silent Movie Theatre, just got a spiffy makeover to full-fledged revival house. Coupled with a small cafe and aggressively idiosyncratic programming, the Silent hopes to lure hard-core film buffs as well as the casual moviegoer who might be tempted as much by the camaraderie as the content.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2009 | Susan King
When the X-rated sex comedy " The Telephone Book" was released in 1971, it was called pornographic and obscene. But now, 38 years later, it's considered a neglected masterpiece. You can decide for yourself tonight as the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre screens the risque farce about a woman (Sarah Kennedy) who falls in love with the world's greatest obscene telephone caller. It's the first time the film has played in L.A. since its engagement in 1971 at the old Vogue Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2009 | By Susan King
The New Beverly Cinema gets warm, fuzzy and family-friendly for Christmas with a charming double-bill: 1992's "The Muppet Christmas Carol" and the underrated 1984 "The Muppets Take Manhattan." Both movies screen Friday and Saturday. www.newbevcinema.com The Silent Movie Theatre offers a "Mondo Christmas" on Friday -- a schlock fest of verité footage of department store Santas, bad holiday specials and a 16-millimeter screening of the 1964 turkey "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians," which features a young Pia Zadora.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Decades before Robert Pattinson's portrayal of brooding vampire Edward Cullen turned him into an international heartthrob, Jonathan Frid was inspiring a similar kind of ardor with his turn as the charismatic, enigmatic Barnabas Collins on ABC's gothic daytime drama "Dark Shadows," which ran from 1966 to 1971. This weekend, the Dark Shadows of the Sun convention will take place at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. And at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the vintage Vista Theatre in Los Feliz, Frid will put his footprints in cement in the theater's courtyard.
HOME & GARDEN
August 15, 2009 | Lisa Boone
Filmmaker Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities across America to interview 80 artists propelling the handmade crafts movement. The result, Levine's documentary "Handmade Nation," celebrates the current crafts explosion, as evidenced by the popularity of websites such as Etsy and craft fairs such as Renegade and Felt Club. Interviews with paper and glass artists, a feminist art collective, a "yarn-based graffiti crew" and others demonstrate how do-it-yourself is not just a trend but a way of life.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013
"Heart of Darkness" creator Greg Barris is well-known on the New York City stand-up circuit. His show features crazed comedy, live music and bizarro antics — a mixture that landed it its 20th sold-out show in a row in Brooklyn. Catch a rare L.A. performance featuring interactive comedy and music from Reggie Watts, Everything Is Terrible!, Rory Scovel, Kate Berlant and Barris himself. The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 10 p.m. Sun. $12. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org .
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2013
Catch a rare 35mm screening of director Roman Polanski's first English-language film, "Repulsion. " This creepy 1965 horror flick chronicles the meltdown of a young Catherine Deneuve as she deals with intimacy issues in a very strange way. The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N Fairfax Ave., L.A. Fri. to Thu. Times vary. $12. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Now 5 years old, the Cinefamily has become a pillar of the alternative film exhibition scene in Los Angeles alongside venues such as the New Beverly Cinema, American Cinematheque and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. From its location on Fairfax Avenue, Cinefamily has become a hub of activity with its heady mix of new and retrospective movies, a particular blend of the highbrow, offbeat and way-out with an only-in-L.A. flavor. Recent programming has included a series of films by and about the Beat Generation that included a sneak preview of the upcoming Kristen Stewart-starring "On the Road"; a number of little-known documentaries by the Japanese filmmaker Shohei Imamura; and screenings of the new cult fave "Miami Connection.
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October 18, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Carla Laemmle lived a fairy tale existence after she and her parents moved to the Universal Studios lot in 1921 when she was 11. Her father, Joseph, was the brother of Universal Studios chief Carl Laemmle and when Joseph's health began to fail, Carl invited the family to leave Chicago and live on the lot because the climate would be better in California. "There were two houses with a long front lawn and a little hospital," recalled Carla Laemmle, who is celebrating her 103rd birthday Saturday with a party at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos' "Dogtooth" is probably the flat-out weirdest film ever nominated for an Academy Award. In Lanthimos' follow-up film, "Alps," he seems to have pulled back from the political allegory of "Dogtooth" to push further into territory that is more emotional though no less abstracted. In it, a small squad of people hire themselves out as substitutes for the recently deceased so that loved ones may more slowly engage with their grief or attempt to recreate favorite moments.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2012
MOVIES The ongoing "Don't Knock the Rock" smorgasbord of music documentaries continues with the premiere screening of "Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film. " An impressionistic collection of performance footage and found moments on the road, the film offers a glimpse into the world of one of indie music's most celebrated songwriters in Callahan, who used to perform under the moniker Smog. Callahan will also be on hand after the screening for a live performance. The Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $20. http://www.cinefamily.org .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the first time in four decades, the Silent Movie Theatre will be screening the landmark 1923 epic "The Covered Wagon" on Wednesday as part of a weeklong celebration of vintage westerns. Produced by Jesse L. Lasky and directed by James Cruze, "The Covered Wagon" was the most lavish western of its day. The granddaddy of wagon train adventures, the sagebrush saga was a staple at the revival movie theater throughout the '40s until the mid-1950s.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
The directors of the delightful 2001 short film "Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers," which showcases the noncutesy melodic possibilities of squeak toys, toothbrushes and vacuum cleaners, successfully build upon the premise in "Sound of Noise. " Spoofing police procedurals while bowing deeply to John Cage, the cheeky Swedish feature pits a music-loathing yet sympathetic detective against a group of anarchist percussionists. In lesser hands the mash-up might be nothing more than an act of cinematic contortion.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2012
'Michael' No MPAA rating; in German with English subtitles Running time: 1 hour, 36 minutes Playing: At the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre, Los Angeles
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