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FIRE ON THE HILL — LA FILM FESTIVAL

Black cowboys have always been part of the history of South Central Los Angeles, and stables can still be found up and down the L.A. River and various flood channels in the area. One such stable, in Compton, known as the Hill, was mysteriously burned down in 2012. For the last few years, filmmaker Brett […]

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"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, Founder Editor (Paris, November 9, 2008)

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

“I’ve believed that straying from structured acts of seeing can produce the strongest connection with an audience.” — RaMell Ross HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING—a lyrical, experimental documentation of lives in a small Alabama community, directed by RaMell Ross—will screen this week at the Downtown Independent. Following the film, Ross and Jheanelle Brown, co-curator of […]

MARIA BY CALLAS — LA FILM FESTIVAL

Centered around an extensive, long-forgotten 1970 interview with David Frost and dramatized with the voice of Fanny Ardant, the upcoming documentary MARIA BY CALLAS—directed by Tom Volf—takes a subjective look at the twentieth century’s singer and personality nonpareil, with a focus on rare performance footage and recordings that capture her work onstage and in front […]

NATHANAEL WEST

“I cannot do a review of Miss Lonelyhearts, but here, at random, are some things I thought when writing it: “As subtitle: ‘A novel in the form of a comic strip.’ The chapters to be squares in which many things happen through one action. The speeches contained in the conventional balloons. I abandoned this idea, […]

LES LALANNE IN L. A.

The new show at Gavlak brings together a selection of the work of Claude Lalanne, François-Xavier Lalanne, and Rob Wynne.   ROB WYNNE AND LES LALANNE—PASTORAL Through October 27. Gavlak, 1034 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles. Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Mouton Transhumant (Brebis), 1988/1991.