February 1, 1986 |
Independent film makers were formally--and, many independents would say, finally--recognized by the Establishment here Thursday with the first presentations of a new award, the American Film Institute Award for Independent Film and Video Artists. It was presented Thursday to video artist Nam June Paik, experimental film maker Stan Brakhage and animator Sally Cruikshank.
December 28, 2003
Some of the faces were so enduring that as they passed their eighth or ninth decade it seemed they had achieved a kind of permanence. Surely, there would always be another holiday appearance by a Bob Hope, a Katharine Hepburn. They'd be frailer, yes, but present.
October 5, 1993 |
Are doctors our most genuine heroes? They're coming in for some harsh scrutiny as the nation revamps its health care system, but in the three-part "Life & Times" special "L.A. Medical" (at 7:30 tonight through Thursday on KCET-TV Channel 28), doctors are held in awe. Specifically, surgical doctors--the all-critical specialists, the pitchers of a hospital's team.
March 9, 1992 |
A retrospective of the work of experimentalist Robert Rayher will be presented tonight at 8 by Filmforum at LACE. "Fractured Visions/Reflected Light: Robert Rayher" is an apt program title describing Rayher's flowing, lyrical images, many of which are natural landscapes reprocessed in various ways. Rayher has said that among his key influences have been filmmakers Stan Brakhage and composer John Cage.
July 20, 1988 |
A city jumping with nervous energy and restless high spirits, a jungle for the lonely, a mean turf for the disenfranchised--Manhattan in the 1950s was the colorful setting for all sorts of feature films. With a Thursday-evening series, beginning this week, of famous and lesser-known movies from the era, the Newport Harbor Art Museum is complementing its ongoing exhibition, "The Figurative '50s: New York Figurative Expressionism."
February 25, 1994 |
Exposition Park's California Museum of Science and Industry IMAX Theater's latest offering, Ben Shedd's 33-minute "Seasons" (premiering today at 11 a.m.), is most kindly viewed as ideal for children, thrilling them with outsize images while making them aware of the solar system and the weather's eternal cycles.
November 23, 2005 |
Imagine Vin Diesel and Paul Walker's street-racing saga "The Fast and the Furious" transformed into a lyrical, stylized romantic tragedy and one would have some idea of what Joey Curtis' unsparing yet beguiling "Streets of Legend" is like.
November 20, 2003 |
A longtime admirer of Stan Brakhage, I knew nothing of the filmmaker's Hollywood interlude until checking in with University of Southern California film professor David James. A leading theorist and historian of alternative cinematic practices, James recently completed a study of non-studio filmmaking called "The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles."
October 25, 2009 |
The gig : As president of Fox Animation Studios, Vanessa Morrison oversees development, production and marketing of family-friendly movies made by the studio's Greenwich, Conn.-based digital animation house, Blue Sky Studios. Films produced under her tenure include the global blockbuster "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!" and the upcoming releases "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," based on Roald Dahl's 1970 novel, and 3-D animated comedy "Rio." Unusual in Hollywood : Unlike most executives, who tend to jump between studios and jobs, Morrison, 40, has spent her 15-year career at Fox, becoming a specialist in broad-appeal family movies.