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The 21st annual COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is here, presenting nine days of premieres at the Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. Some highlights from the first few days of the fest: L’OPÉRA—a documentary about the Paris Opera, and a worthy complement to Frederick Wiseman’s La Danse (2009)—screens Tuesday evening, April 25 at 5 pm. Later that night, rustic […]


"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, editor, publisher and founder (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Still from the film This Brutal House, directed by Scott Carthy, based on a concept by Simon Burch, sound design by Gary Gunn.
Image courtesy of The 14th Factory and Scott Carthy. Special thanks to Gloria Yu.


My favorite attraction at the old-school, long-gone amusement park of my childhood was Aladdin’s Castle, a dimly lit wonderland of tilted floors, collapsing stairways, and mirrored mazes. In 2017, just north of the L.A River, an art funhouse has moved into a repurposed factory in Lincoln Heights. Conceived by British-born, Hong Kong-based artist Simon Birch, […]