Film Review: ‘The Steed’

December 8, 2019 | By | Category: Film

“The Steed” opens with a breathtaking and heart-pounding scene. A young boy climbs down a steep rock face high above a raging river. He calls out directions to the rope handler as he navigates to a huge white flower, which he plucks and puts in his bag with a smile. Then he gives directions to […]

‘The Art of the Benshi’ at UCLA

March 2, 2019 | By | Category: Film

Music, it is often said, is a universal language. If one accepts that, then one must also include a crucial dialect in that cosmopolitan idiom: cinema. With the invention and evolution of motion pictures, the world suddenly became a smaller place. The reach of Hollywood in that history needs no further elaboration. But its rise […]

17th Dance Camera West Film Festival

April 11, 2018 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Film, Theater and Dance

In its 17th year running, the Dance Camera West Film Festival makes its mark on the West Side this Thursday through Sunday, April 12 to 15. Partnering with Jacob Jonas The Company to present “To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier,” the screenings and live performances take place at the Fowler Museum, Laemmle Film […]

Ford Theatres and LA Opera Launch Audience Into Space With ‘The Hubble Cantata’

October 2, 2017 | By | Category: Classical Music and Opera, Featured Articles, Film

In case you haven’t been able to secure tickets for Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors” at the Broad, we found something that sounds just as visually fantastic and mind-blowing: “The Hubble Cantata.” Presented by the Ford Theatres and LA Opera, “The Hubble Cantata” allows the audience to “float within” recreations of iconic Hubble Space Telescope imagery. […]

Film Review: ‘The Constitution’ by Rajko Grlić

May 11, 2017 | By | Category: Film

In spite of being shown at an obscure film festival  — SEEFF, or South East European Film Festival — and in spite of dealing with the consequences of now-obscure conflicts that two decades ago dismembered Yugoslavia, “The Constitution,” by Croatian director Rajko Grlić, touches your heart and soul — and lingers in your mind longer […]

Free Tickets to Dance Camera West Film Festival

April 17, 2017 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Film, Theater and Dance

Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Los Angeles-based Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival reels out this week, starting on Thursday, April 20, and ending Sunday, April 30. Visiting West Side venues including UCLA’s Fowler Museum, Glorya Kaufman Hall, Royce Hall and the Santa Monica Pier, the presentations are divided into groups of international short […]

Movie Review: ‘War Dogs’

August 29, 2016 | By | Category: Film

There’s a name missing from the credits to this most entertaining action/quasi-documentary film. It’s Dick Cheney’s. Without his evil genius, the story line of “War Dogs” would not exist. So, thank you, Dick. Although immoral throughout, it’s a feel-good story. It feels true (it mostly is). In the theater you laugh and enjoy the action […]

Free Tickets to Dance Camera West Film Festival

June 10, 2016 | By | Category: Film, Theater and Dance

Dance Camera West’s 15th Annual Dance Media Film Festival explores dance through film and live performance. Taking place at MOCA, UCLA’s Royce Hall and UCLA’s Fowler Museum June 11 and 16-18, this multi-disciplinary festival will showcase many forms of dance including modern, postmodern, world, tap, Dance Theater, ballet, hip-hop and practically all dance that has […]

Free Tickets to ‘Parallel Worlds: A New Rock Music Experience’

June 9, 2016 | By | Category: Film, Theater and Dance

Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of Parallel Worlds: A New Rock Music Experience. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a […]

Review: ‘Parallel Worlds: A New Rock Music Experience’

June 9, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Film, Theater and Dance

Sometimes, you just have to hand it to artists who refuse to be daunted by the sheer audacity of their vision, whatever that vision may be. And thus, I applaud the creators of Parallel Worlds, billed as “A New Rock Music Experience” that combines live music, dramatic acting and film. While I’m not sure that […]