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  • Dances With Films: Indie film fest celebrates sweet 16

    Dances With Films: Indie film fest celebrates sweet 16
    The indie film festival Dances With Films is celebrating its sweet 16th anniversary this year. The festival, which annually attracts some 8,000 attendees, will feature nearly 100 films from around the world including 60 world premieres, as well as...
  • L.A. Film Fest: New take on end of humanity in 'Goodbye World'

    After watching the first season of the television series “The Walking Dead,” Denis Henry Hennelly had an epiphany. He decided he should make an apocalypse movie. Though not the first to pursue such a plot line, the screenwriter and...
  • L.A. Film Fest: Rebuilding Joe Vasquez's 'House that Jack Built'

    Nearly 20 years ago Michael Lieber promised his friend and colleague Joseph Vasquez that he would see his final project, "The House that Jack Built," come to fruition in a way Vasquez would be proud of. The filmmaker died of complications from AIDS...
  • L.A. Film Festival opens with Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

    Following Wednesday night's pre-festival screening of "Man of Steel," the Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off in earnest Thursday night with the North American premiere of Pedro Almódovar's "I'm So Excited!" The 19th edition of the festival runs through...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...
  • 'Call Me Kuchu,' 'God Loves Uganda' shed light on gay-rights fight

    As the same-sex marriage debate continues throughout the U.S., another front in the battle over gay rights has emerged thousands of miles away in the East African nation of Uganda, where in 2009 a bill was drafted that would impose the death penalty for...
  • 'The Bling Ring' and the new American Dream

    Forget "World War Z." The true zombie movie this summer is "The Bling Ring." Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the film has the quality of a vacant stare, reflecting back a disturbing, unsettling blankness. The story is based on the real-life group...
  • 'Man of Steel': Non-superhero movies to see this weekend

    'Man of Steel': Non-superhero movies to see this weekend
    "Man of Steel" and "This is the End" aren't the only game in town for moviegoers this weekend. If you're looking for an alternative to the big new summer movies, revival theaters, museums and archives have classics and rarely seen vintage films on tap for...
  • Pedro Almodovar at L.A. Film Fest opening of 'I'm So Excited'

    Pedro Almodovar at L.A. Film Fest opening of 'I'm So Excited'
    "I will say it, I'm so excited," said Josh Welsh, co-president of Film Independent alongside fellow co-president Sean McManus as the duo kicked off the Los Angeles Film Festival on Thursday night introducing the North American premiere of Spanish...
  • L.A. Film Fest: 'Winter in the Blood' depicts life on reservation

    L.A. Film Fest: 'Winter in the Blood' depicts life on reservation
    Filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith were thrilled but stressed Thursday afternoon as the debut of their passion project, "Winter in the Blood," about life on an Indian reservation, rapidly approached. The Montana natives were close family friends with...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'The New Black' evaluates politics from pews

    L.A. Film Festival: 'The New Black' evaluates politics from pews
    With same-sex marriage being evaluated at the state level across the country and the Supreme Court near its decision on the subject, the documentary "The New Black" could hardly be more timely. The film premiered Friday to a theater of enthusiastic...