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Kristina Bravo

Credit: Courtesy of Pirooz Kalayeh

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......
White Christmas

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......
The Wizard of Oz

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......
The Last Elvis

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......
Kurbick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

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......
Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween

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......
Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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......
Exit Through the Gift Shop

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......