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On the Screen — Reviews 

Just a Sigh from Jérôme Bonnell             The Lady from the Sea Makes Waves                 From Calais to Paris, a mermaid entices an Englishman, a “stranger on a train” — or is it really herself, an actress taking one long, deep breath and diving into her own unconscious in order to make “sea changes” in the life ahead of her?  The first day of summer, with music in the air and a special light in the city of romance, gives Impressionism its moment for today's more...

 

Roger Michel’s Le Week-End                       A Rendezvous with the City of Lights                       A throwback to the nouvelle vague reveals a second honeymoon that trades yesterday’s nostalgia for today’s realities, and then some, as two of Britain’s best thespians are joined by an equally amazing American who intervenes in their disenchantment just enough to set them reeling... or is it dancing more…

 

Behind the Scenes

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…

 

The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts

Five New Winners at Work

On May 9, 2014 in Santa Monica, the Herb Alpert Foundation and its juries and guests celebrated 20 years of the unique grant for risk-taking artists in five fields: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, and Film/Video with $75,000 to each of 5 winners and a residency at CalArts to come as well more...


 


 

 

 


 

 

Close-Up on Festivals

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…

 

The Ozon Layer Back at COLCOA      Young and Beautiful Fills the Screen                   The 18th annual City of Lights – City of Angels, a week of French film premieres in Hollywood, continues its showcase of cinema entertainment with auteur François Ozon's latest. Last year his In the House focused on a boy’s stretched storytelling of his family.  This year Isabelle’s an after-school call girl who 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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