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  • L.A. Film Festival: Live reading of 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' to close

    This year's Los Angeles Film Festival closer won't be screened. It will be performed. Horror auteur Eli Roth ("Cabin Fever," "Hostel") is to direct a live reading of the 1982 teen comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" to wrap up the fest on June 18,...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 highlights

     Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 highlights
    Like many young twentysomethings, the Los Angeles Film Festival has experimented with its identity as it's grown up, often screening scrappy indies, serious-minded documentaries and splashy studio pictures side by side. For its 21st installment, which...
  • Lily Tomlin finds renewed life in showbiz universe

    Lily Tomlin finds renewed life in showbiz universe
    Lily Tomlin was driving down Moorpark Street in the Valley, talking about that time she ended up on the news for cutting down her eucalyptus trees. "They said I had dendrophobia, fear of trees!" Tomlin said with her characteristic cackle of a laugh. "I...
  • 'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor

    'Nightingale' tested David Oyelowo's commitment as an actor
    More than eight months before David Oyelowo went into production on "Selma," the movie that led to so many accolades for his performance as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he filmed "Nightingale," an 85-minute solo tour de force. Premiering Friday on...
  • Blythe Danner steps out with star turn in 'I'll See You in My Dreams'

     Blythe Danner steps out with star turn in 'I'll See You in My Dreams'
    When Blythe Danner turned 70, her daughter threw her a surprise party. Gwyneth Paltrow even decorated a cake for her mother: The icing read, "A Streetcar Named Retired." "I said, 'Beg your pardon?'" Danner recalled. "She thought that was hilarious,...
  • 'Grandma' to open Los Angeles Film Festival; Lily Tomlin to be honored

    "Grandma," writer-director Paul Weitz's dramedy about an ornery septuagenarian poet who helps her teenage granddaughter try to rustle up money for an abortion, will open the Los Angeles Film Festival, organizer Film Independent announced Tuesday. The...
  • L.A. Film Festival announces its world-premiere-studded 2015 lineup

    L.A. Film Festival announces its world-premiere-studded 2015 lineup
    Films starring John Hawkes, Imogen Poots and Luis Guzman, and documentaries about a community of Ukrainian women in Chernobyl's dead zone, actor Andy Whitfield's battle with cancer and men raised by single mothers are set to make their world premieres...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival announces new Zeitgeist, Nightfall sections

    Los Angeles Film Festival announces new Zeitgeist, Nightfall sections
    This year's Los Angeles Film Festival will introduce two new competitive sections: Zeitgeist, dedicated to key trends, and Nightfall, showcasing genre films. Festival organizer Film Independent announced the lineups for both sections Tuesday. The...
  • Los Angeles Film Festival: 'Seoul Searching,' MTV's 'Scream' set as galas

    Los Angeles Film Festival: 'Seoul Searching,' MTV's 'Scream' set as galas
    Benson Lee's romantic teen comedy "Seoul Searching" and MTV's self-referential slasher series "Scream" will be featured as gala screenings at this year's Los Angeles Film Festival, organizer Film Independent announced Tuesday. Starring Justin Chon and...
  • Amy Pascal's exit hints at new script for Sony

    Amy Pascal's exit hints at new script for Sony
    Amy Pascal, long considered one of the most powerful women in Hollywood — and a throwback to old-school moviemaking — is stepping down from her co-chair job at Sony Pictures Entertainment in the wake of the devastating cyberattack that...
  • Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin

    Make room for Indie Spirit Awards, Oscar's maverick cousin
    The Spirit Awards. The Independent Spirit Awards. The Indie Spirits. It's an awards show so casual-cool that organizers don't even much mind what you call it. The Film Independent Spirit Awards, as they are officially known to recognize the Los Angeles-...