Our weekly list of special movie events to check out in L.A.:
Thursday, Aug. 9
Don't Knock the Rock, Cinefamily's annual summer series of seminal rock & roll flicks co-founded by L.A. Weekly People 2012 person Allison Anders, kicks off tonight with a screening of Jobriath A.D., Kieran Turner's doc ... More >>
One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here.
You could forgive Allison Anders' neighbors on her tree-lined street in Altadena for thinking she is just like them. Her house is pleasantly messy; her garden, a work in progre ... More >>
One of the most gorgeous old silent-film-era relics in West Hollywood -- the Pickfair Studios, on a plot of land known as "The Lot" -- just got ruthlessly gouged by a demolition crane.
The redevelopment gore can be blamed on CIM Group, the real-estate investor who owns the historic cluster of build ... More >>
It's one thing for a rock musician to get sober (you can't fling a cigarette butt outside a coffee shop without hitting one in Los Angeles), but it's another to devote your life to helping others wrestle those demons. Bob Forrest was once one of the most promising front men in the L.A. music ... More >>
Lina LecaroAllison Anders and Patty SchemelThere is a segment in the riveting new documentary Hit So Hard- The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel that explores the concept of "Saturn Returns" (the astrogical phenomenon which is said to influence and test a person's life development be ... More >>
"Sex is a virus," says Richard Foreman in Marie Losier's short film about his experimental theater work, The Ontological Cowboy, screening Sunday at LA Filmforum. "Let's not kid ourselves: we're driven so we will fuck, so we will produce babies."
Sexuality certainly could be said to course ... More >>
Strutter-ers Dante Ailano White and Ericka ClevengerDon't Knock The Rock film fest creator Allison Anders has been celebrating rock n' roll, punk, pop and folk in film with DKTR events since 2003, but music has always played a major role in her own films (Mi Vida Loca, Border Radio, Sugartown ... More >>
[Lina Lecaro writers our amazing Nightranger column every week. Check out her explorations of LA nightlife here.]
With The Runaways bringing rock n' roll to movie theaters this week (see a report from the premiere here), we've been thinking about our favorite band n' beat packed films lately. Docum ... More >>
COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSLATEST NEW REVIEWSSTAGE FEATURE on Parade at the TaperINTERVIEW with Pieter-Dirk Uys and Charlize TheronTHE DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELFâ€‹Photo courtesy of Ipenema Theater Troupe and the Electric Lodge TheatreCheck back here Monday afternoon for reviews of Moliere's The ... More >>
Tonight at the Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax: The great Don't Knock the Rock series will present It Came from Detroit, a documentary about the Motor City's garage rock scene. The new film traces the rise of the raw, in-yr-face sound generated by a bunch of delinquents like the ... More >>