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  • '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...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'My Little Pony' reels in families

    L.A. Film Festival: 'My Little Pony' reels in families
    The sound of laughter and children's chatter could be heard on the plaza at L.A. Live Saturday afternoon as families gathered in large white tents to partake in the Los Angeles Film Festival Family Day. Little girls and boys with painted faces and fancy...
  • Costa-Gavras' 'Capital' ideas come to Los Angeles Film Festival

     Costa-Gavras' 'Capital' ideas come to Los Angeles Film Festival
    Even at 80, Costa-Gavras is fighting the good fight. The Greek-born, naturalized French writer-director best known for his politically charged films such as 1969's Oscar-winning "Z" and 1982's "Missing," found himself in the middle of police action in...
  • 'America's Funniest Home Videos' clips reaching new audiences

     'America's Funniest Home Videos' clips reaching new audiences
    "America's Funniest Home Videos" drew nearly 33 million viewers when it debuted in 1989. Its amateur footage of adults, children and pets captured in pratfalls made the show ABC's longest-running prime-time entertainment program, and created the concept...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'Code Black' seeks resuscitation for healthcare

    The term "code black" is the phrase used by physicians to describe a full emergency room. They could safely use the term to describe the crowded "Code Black" premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Tuesday night. The film depicts the 2008 class...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist

    L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist
    This post has been updated. See bottom for details. Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...