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Arts, Public Spectacle Christmas Films, From Romantic to Bloody: Your <i>Weekly</i> Movie To-Do List

Christmas Films, From Romantic to Bloody: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event films to see: Friday, Dec. 14 What would make 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life even more wonderful? Seeing it on ice! Put those ice-skating moves to work while the Echo Park Film Center Filmmobile plays the movie (Christmas cake is promised). Keep an...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle <em>Shoplifting from American Apparel </em> Director Pirooz Kalayeh Discusses His New Meta-Film and Its Unique Distribution Process

Shoplifting from American Apparel Director Pirooz Kalayeh Discusses His New Meta-Film and Its Unique Distribution Process

Pirooz M. Kalayeh is an energetic and loquacious multi-hyphenate who directed and wrote the film adaptation of Tao Lin's novella, Shoplifting from American Apparel, which has its world premiere tonight at the Los Feliz 3 theater. Combining absurdist documentary and cinematic realism, the dramedy blends Lin's autobiographical narrative as a...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle The Beats Go On: Your <i>Weekly</i> Movie To-Do List

The Beats Go On: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event movies to see in L.A. Friday, Nov. 30 The Beat generation -- or, as Cinefamily puts it, the "O.G. hipsters" of the 1950s -- is a pretty tough group to beat. They smoked, drank and wandered aimlessly, all while producing literature that through the...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle From Tony Scott to Terrence Malick: Your <i>Weekly</i> Movie To-Do List

From Tony Scott to Terrence Malick: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event films: Friday, Nov. 23 Woody Allen's films are manifestations of neurosis at its best, and with a career spanning over half a century, those black-rimmed glasses will forever define eccentric. Enjoy two of the director's latest films, To Rome With Love and Midnight in...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle From Lolita to Elvis: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

From Lolita to Elvis: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event films: Saturday, Nov. 17 Do dinner and a movie Stanley Kubrick-style with LACMA's new pop-up dinner series, RED. Tonight, one ticket gives you a chance to guzzle a forbidden feast-themed dinner by chef Jason Fullilove, then see deviant Humbert Humbert ache oh so poetically...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle From Abe to <em>Aliens</em>: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

From Abe to Aliens: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

This week's list of special event movies ranges from a James Cameron classic to Henry Fonda's take on the 16th president...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Shakespeare, Kubrick and Oprah: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

Shakespeare, Kubrick and Oprah: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

This week the cinephile community is focused on AFI Fest, but here are some other special event films we recommend: Friday, Nov. 2 Women have made giant leaps in history, but every so often someone tries to put them in a binder. Oprah-approved doc Miss Representation explores the correlation between...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Death, Anime and More Death: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

Death, Anime and More Death: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

This week's list is especially for horror lovers. Friday, Oct. 26 Feeling the autumn blues (by L.A. standards, anyway)? Soak up some inspiration from Seeds of Resiliency, an indie flick that spotlights an assorted mix of people, from the Guinness World Record holder for performing flips in his wheelchair to...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Zombies and Mummies: &#x2028;Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

Zombies and Mummies: 
Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event movies to see includes some evidence of Halloween creeping in: Thursday, Oct. 18 Andrew Shea's thriller of a documentary, Portrait of Wally, traces the legal journey of the titular 1912 painting by Austrian artist Egon Schiele of then-17-year-old Valerie "Wally" Neuzil. Screening at 8...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle From China to Pompeii: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

From China to Pompeii: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event movies to see this week: Friday, Oct. 12 Dying to take that long-overdue visit to the Getty Villa? The museum's outdoor film series, presented in conjunction with its exhibition "The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection," might just be the great excuse you're...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Ghosts, Laughs and Ducks: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

Ghosts, Laughs and Ducks: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our list of the best special event films to see in L.A. this week ranges from an Ibsen adaptation to a classic hockey comedy. Friday, Oct. 5 Wide-eyed little ones and nostalgic adults are invited to the eighth annual Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival, presented Oct. 5-7 by LACMA...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Penny Marshall, <em>E.T.</em> and More: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

Penny Marshall, E.T. and More: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event movies to check out this week: Friday, Sept. 28 How do you examine the nature of time on film? VICE and Grolsch Film Works asked three filmmakers -- Russia's Alexy Fedorchenko, the U.S.' Harmony Korine and Poland's Jan Kwiecinski -- to do just that...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Byung-Hun Lee Is a Big Deal in South Korea. But Not in the U.S. Yet.

Byung-Hun Lee Is a Big Deal in South Korea. But Not in the U.S. Yet.

I was told I was going to meet the Korean Brad Pitt. With that in mind, I walk into the Los Angeles office of CJ Entertainment, the largest entertainment company in South Korea, where I am introduced to Byung-Hun Lee. He currently stars in The Prince and the Pauper-type period...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 3D Film Festival Seeks to Answer: Is 3D a Fad or the Future?

3D Film Festival Seeks to Answer: Is 3D a Fad or the Future?

While you were clicking hours away on your View-Master as a child, Christopher Crescitelli was heralding the future. "I was one of those weird kids, who, in the fifth grade, started making 3D imagery with my crayons and colored markers," he says. "People nicknamed me the 3D kid." Unfortunately, not...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle 3-D Film Fest, <em>The Exorcist </em> and Cinerruption: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

3-D Film Fest, The Exorcist and Cinerruption: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event movies to check out this week: Thursday, Sept. 20 Our holographic ambitions may have hit a little bump on the road when the company behind Tupac's resurrection at Coachella filed for bankruptcy. But if Baz Luhrmann is right, at least 3-D is here to...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle From <em>Trainspotting</em> to <em>Mean Girls</em>: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

From Trainspotting to Mean Girls: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event movies to check out this week: Thursday, Sept. 13 Comedian Mike Birbiglia has what appears to be a permanent befuddled expression that is both self-deprecating and endearing. Same can be said about his feature debut, Sleepwalk With Me. Although the semi-autobiographical flick based on...…
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Arts, Public Spectacle Spike Jonze's Personal Documentarian and Matthew Lillard as a Director: Your <em>Weekly</em> Movie To-Do List

Spike Jonze's Personal Documentarian and Matthew Lillard as a Director: Your Weekly Movie To-Do List

Our weekly list of special event movies to check out this week: Friday, Sept. 7 Filmmaker Lance Bangs has documented everything from the making of Spike Jonze's films Being John Malkovich and Where the Wild Things Are to Brad and Jen's wedding. For the past 20 years, he has also...…
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