Story | Oct 21, 2014 | 1:08 PM
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Column | Oct 11, 2014 | 10:00 AMAfter years as an influential but rarely screen cult classic, Thom Andersen's 2003 documentary, "Los Angeles Plays Itself," will finally be released on DVD this week. Andersen, a professor of film studies at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, made the movie to protest what he saw as Hollywood's repeated, willful misrepresentations of Los Angeles and its architecture — and to rescue from obscurity some worthy films about the city, like Kent MacKenzie's 1961 "The Exiles." But because Andersen's 169-minute movie is strung together entirely from film clips, there were always questions about getting clearances for all that material, and it became obscure itself.
Story | Aug 20, 2014 | 2:30 PM
MADRID -- Nicolas Echeverria's "Echo of the Mountain," Fernando Coimbra's "A Wolf at the Door" and Mariana Chenillo's "Paradise" will feature in the 2014 FICG in LA, which opens with Catalina Aguilar Mastretta's "The Hours With You." An L.A. extension of...
Story | Aug 13, 2014 | 6:30 AM
Tying down the latest movies from three rising names in filmmaking from the Americas, Spain's San Sebastian Festival has added to its main competition Canadian Maxime Giroux's "Felix and Meira," Chilean Cristian Jimenez's "Voiceover" and Argentine Anahi...
Story | Aug 1, 2014 | 1:30 PM