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On the Screen  

Holy Emy by Araceli Lemos                        A Double Winner at the LAGFF                            A Greek filmmaker based in Los Angeles, Araceli Lemos shows us what it’s like to be a young Filipina in Athens today.  Sweeping up two Orpheus Awards, for Best Feature Fiction Film and Best Director, at the 22nd Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, she has competed at numerous international festivals with this debut film more…

Lost Illusions from Balzac                            Cinematic Elán from Giannoli                           Honoré de Balzac’s French classic, a gargantuan novel of 19th-century Paris, is alive and well as a 21st-century epic in mind and spirit.  French writer-director Xavier Giannoli brings us dialogue with verve, characters with panache, an unforgettable ensemble of actors, and a chilling sense that “they” are “us” in the downward spiral of more…

Behind the Scenes

As Far as I Can Walk at SEEfest                Stefan Arsenijević Has a Winner                            With four awards at the 2022 South East European Film Festival including the Audience Award, Serbian co-writer and director Stefan Arsenijević brings a hero like no other to the screen with his adaptation of a medieval folk epic, at heart a love story amidst today's migrant crisis more…


Levan Koguashvili’s Brighton 4th          From Tbilisi to Coney Island                                  A Georgian returns to the turf in New York City where he studied filmmaking at NYU to make his third narrative feature about a young man who brings his old bad habits to a new place and a strong father’s steadfast love for his wayward son more…




















Close-Up on Festivals


Through Her Eyes at the 2022 SEEfest
17th South East European Film Festival
Opening at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills on April 27th and continuing at the Lumiere Cinema through May 4th, this year's festival will offer several films from Ukraine--including Klondike and Blindfold--as well as Murina from Croatia, all with female protagonists at the center of domestic and national struggles for self-determination more...


“Czech That Film” in Los Angeles               Occupation and National Character                      The 11th Annual “Czech That Film” festival in Los Angeles offers cinema that is not only recent and award-winning, but also timely and relevant. Works such as Michal Nohejl’s extraordinary debut feature, Occupation, which were created well before the recent tragic events in Europe, give a nod to Ukraine in their themes, casting, and conviction more

 








Kino-Arts in Focus

Inna Faliks, Piano at The Wallis                Beethoven and Ravel Anew                                    After commissioning new works from nine musicians and composers in response to Beethoven’s Bagatelles op. 126 and Ravel’s Gaspar de la nuit, Faliks premieres them alongside her own performances of the originals, allowing for discovery in both classics and contemporary more…

Jeanne Cherhal Sings Cinema                      Songs from the French Screen                                For one night only, May 27th, live in concert, solo with a piano, Jeanne Cherhal will play and sing the songs French cinema has made famous world-wide, beloved by those who may not even know their source.  Doors will open at 7 pm for a no-host bar, with the performance beginning at 8 pm at Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, more...



A Transcendental Talent
First up of two musical nights this week at The Wallis in Beverly Hills, on Thursday, April 7th at 7:30 pm, is an evening of piano with Timo Andres in his Los Angeles and Wallis recital debut.  He showcases his work as both performer and composer in a program including an original piece of his own, Honest Labor, as well as Waldszenen by Schubert and two new works by friends more...


Both Are in Good Form at The Wallis
A second night of performances by world-renowned musicians at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills comes up on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30. It offers two string quartets, one old (by Joseph Haydn) and one new by Jamaican British composer Eleanor Alberga. She emerges from a diverse background in classical music and cross-cultural dance music to her recent modern and postmodern compositions.  Then virtuoso performer Suzana Bartal  joins the Calder Quartet for two piano quintets, again, one old (by Robert Schumann) and one new, in fact the U.S. premiere, by Éric Tanguy.  The leading composer in France today, Tanguy is no stranger to southern California, having brought his music to local stages as he also taught at UCLA, USC, and The Colburn School. It's the second time  Suzana Bartal has premiered his work more...

The Top Shelf


Contempt at the Aero                                       Godard’s Valentine to Cinema                        With 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 the American Cinematheque (July 16th) continues its series of French Favorites more...   


Eric Rohmer's “Six Moral Tales”            An American 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  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 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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