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On the Screen  

Zaza Urushadze’s Tangerines                       A Paean to Peace                                                     A joint effort between Estonian producer Ivo Felt and Georgian co-producer, director, and writer Zaza Urushadze, set in the heart of Abkhazia, brings a powerful submission to the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes alike as it re-thinks the war-film genre within the pastoral setting of a long history of Estonian farmers and winemakers in Abkhazia more…

Simshar, A Tale of the Sea                            Malta Submits a Contender                            Rebecca Cremona returned to Malta to make this large-scale social drama shot at 21 locations around her island with 20 different nationalities in her cast and crew.  It’s Malta’s first Oscar submission more… 

Behind the Scenes

Pirjo Honkasalo’s Concrete Night              Finnish Oscar Submission                                        It took her 30 years to bring Pirkko Saisio’s novel to the screen, but in the meantime she has given Finland and the world award-winning documentaries.  Now Pirjo Honkasalo gives us 14-year-old Simo, who would do anything to impress his big brother, but Ilkka's off to prison the next day more…  

Signe Baumane’s Rocks in My Pockets Humor, Invention, and Wit                                     Signe Baumane’s debut feature animation film brims with artistry and authorial integrity as one of the boldest works of independent cinema to appear this year.  On September 12th Rocks in My Pockets opened in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Royal Theater where more…

Close-Up on Festivals

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem         Israel’s Unflinching Courtroom Drama                  Brother and sister team Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz share the writing and directing of the third installment of their trilogy on marriage. Ronit delivers an unforgettable performance in the lead role of a woman begging to be seen as a person in her five-year battle for a gett that only her husband  more…

The Discovery of Dawn at EUphoria         Sandra Nicchiarelli Time-Travels in Italy              A fascinating out-of-genre work proudly closes the inaugural EUphoria Film Festival at USC when writer-director-actress Sandra Nicchiarelli re-visits the early 1980s via a mysterious telephone that lets her talk to herself.  What does she discover?  Papa’s got a brand new bag! more…


Kino-Arts in Focus

LACO Baroque                                                Chamber Music Par Excellence                            Featuring the esteemed John Schneiderman playing lute and Baroque guitar, the first of five “Baroque Conversations” concerts will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013, 7 pm. at Zipper Hall.  LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, who hosts and curates, is joined by LACO’s Tereza Stanislav, violin, Armen Ksajikian, cello, Nico Abondolo, bass, and Patricia Mabee, keyboard more... 

 

EUropean Jazz @ UCLA                             October 10th -13th at Schoenberg Hall                 Spotlighting 11 musical groups from 10 countries, the Croatian Consulate General in Los Angeles celebrates joining the EU by inviting European jazz bands who draw from their native musical roots more… 

 

The Top Shelf

50 Years of Contempt                                   Godard’s Valentine to Cinema                                 In his 6th feature film, Jean-Luc Godard critiqued the marketplace of cinema and the narcissism of love in a language vitally new in filmmaking history.  From Rome to Capri, we follow his irresistible journey to sadness when Laemmle Theaters (Jan.17-23) and the American Cinematheque (Mar.1) bring us  Rialto’s striking new print of this classic of world cinema more...


Eric Rohmer's “Six Moral Tales”              An American Cinematheque Tribute                        Tucked away complacently in his Parisian home under the pseudonym “Eric Rohmer,” and noted for spending years without a phone, a car, or even a taxi ride from time to time, but with family, faith, and a firm devotion to nature, cinema, and its related arts, Eric Rohmer presented us with many paradoxes more...




The Lady with the Dog                                       Pure Cinema at the Black Sea                                  In 1960 Iosif Heifitz knew that Anton Chekhov’s short stories were really films waiting to happen more



Digital Releases


It's Winter                                                               The Enigma of Rafi Pitts
It’s not every day that a screenwriter/director who studied in London and lives in Paris chooses to more...



Between the Covers 


Life Comes to the Screen                                   The Arts and Cultures of Iran                                             Anyone who has ever doubted that a country like Iran could develop its own film industry should be more...



 

















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