March 25, 1998 |
What's it take to make a movie and get it screened? Five Orange County amateur movie-makers with entries in the Newport Beach International Film Festival, which starts Thursday, say inspiration and determination count more than connections or cash--none spent anything close to six figures. And one, David Sperling, spent only $300.
June 18, 1998 |
Twenty years ago, "Big Wednesday," the film tracing the surfing exploits of buddies Jan-Michael Vincent, Gary Busey and William Katt from the early '60s through the '70s, opened--and promptly flopped. But since that time the movie has built an audience as a cult film--and one of the very few, surfing aficionados say, to really capture the surfing life.
April 3, 1997 |
The Los Angeles Independent Film Festival opens tonight at 7:30 at the Directors Guild with Roberto Benabib's "Little City," a tale of romantic entanglements set in San Francisco. Among the other films available for preview are a pair of terrific, quintessentially New York movies--intimate, passionate, bristling with intelligence and vitality--screening Friday at Raleigh Studios. The first of them, Heather Johnston and Gordon Ericson's "Lena's Dreams" (at 7:30 p.m.