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SONDHEIM’S FOLLIES

FOLLIES—a psychological, philosophical memory play with showstoppers (“Broadway Baby,” “Who’s That Woman,” “Losing My Mind,” and the trouper’s biographical tour de force “I’m Still Here”)—is Sondheim at zenith, brilliantly staged in its current London revival by director Dominic Cooke, and available to Los Angeles audiences via a series of National Theatre Live screenings presented at UCLA […]

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Self-Service: The Last Boxes
Faretta photographed by Paolo Roversi
Styling by Joe McKenna, hair by Julien d'Ys
Bra and shorts by Prada
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SELF SERVICE — THE LAST POLAROIDS

About a year ago, Paolo Roversi and Ezra Petronio developed a project to “share our stock of remaining outdated Polaroid film with a few artists and photographer friends to do a project and call it ‘The Last Boxes.’ ”* The results have just been published in the 46th issue of Petronio’s SELF SERVICE. The Spring/Summer 2017 issue is […]

Kévin Azaïs in A Taste of Ink/Compte tes blessures.
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COLCOA — L’ENVOI

Some highlights from the last five days of the 2017 COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: A glossy biopic of a great star of the sixties and seventies, played by an unknown in a tour-de-force performance—DALIDA, starring Italian model Sveva Alviti. With Riccardo Scamarcio, Niels Schneider, and COLCOA favorite Nicolas Duvauchelle as socialite “Le Comte de Saint-Germain.” Friday night, April 28, […]

Kathryn Hahn in Afternoon Delight, written and directed by Jill Soloway
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CHRIS KRAUS AND JILL SOLOWAY AT CINEFAMILY

It’s hard to imagine a better writer–director–producer to turn Chris Kraus’ I LOVE DICK into a limited-series than Jill Soloway. The creative force behind Transparent, as well as the 2013 feature Afternoon Delight, Soloway first attracted notice in Los Angeles with a truly subversive theater piece—created with her sister, Faith, and updated weekly—based on scripts from The […]

Jacob Jonas
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JACOB JONAS TO THE SEA

Jacob Jonas The Company made its local “big theater debut” at the Wallis this past January, and after the opening number (In a Room on Broad St., choreographed by Jonas) it was clear that this troupe had entered the first rank of Los Angeles dance companies: “An explosive display of the company’s vitality and range. If […]