Los Angeles Film Festival

“What’s so hard about having REAL transgender people playing TRANSGENDER roles in movies?"
Rudayna Aksh and her daughter Dalya Zeno fled from Aleppo to Los Angeles in 2012 and moved in with Rudayna’s son Mustafa
Tonight at the Los Angeles Film Festival, squeezed in between movies and red carpet events, a symposium on Cyber Security is being held at the Grammy Museum.
I have to recognize, I knew almost nothing about the tragedy that happened almost 30 years ago in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The nuclear power plant accident was catastrophic, and its effects on the population were beyond human comprehension.
#BlackLifeBlackProtest will showcase seven short films exploring issues of police violence, implicit bias, black identity and human rights, followed by a public dialogue on how content creation can be used as a tool for social change.
It's the kind of thing you probably missed over Thanksgiving dinner, while gnawing on a turkey leg, bickering with your uncle, or falling asleep during a Detroit Lions game: The Miami Marlins just signed an outfielder to a $325 million deal, the largest contract in sports history.
Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents Love is Strange where director Ira Sachs and actor John Lithgow will discuss the
What happens when we reach the point where the chorus of voices -- all competing to be heard at all times -- simply drown each other out? What if, in the end, no one is really paying attention?
The Los Angeles Film Fest is in full-swing this week, turning the little corner of L.A. Live around the Regal Cinemas into a mini-Sundance -- albeit without the snow.
Silva's a master at taking people you'd flee from at a party and drawing an endearing recognition of their fragile humanity from your reluctant viewing heart. It's a bit like a magic trick, which is why I wholeheartedly recommend Crystal Fairy for adventurous LAFF-ies.
In one such poll, conducted by the Pew Research Center earlier this month, 66 percent of African Americans said that they
There are documentaries about the county's emergency rooms ("Code Black"), area artist Llyn Foulkes, indie hip-hop label
The second edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Panama wrapped last week and for seven days offered Panamanians a taste of what is available cinematically besides Cruise and Cameron, Pirates and Potter.
Getting a movie made is an Olympian task. Getting a movie made and released is even tougher. So Alex Karpovsky's accomplishment -- writing, directing and starring in two movies that are being released the same day as a double-feature -- seems positively Herculean.
The final treat of the L.A. Film Festival was talking to the incomparable comedian David Cross, one of the stars of Todd Berger's terrorist-attack dark comedy It's a Disaster, as well as Dr. Tobias Funke on Arrested Development.
With the open bar at the filmmaker's lounge closing its taps, and the jury announcing its winners, the Los Angles Film Festival has at last sadly come to a close.
Completed in just the last few weeks, Words of Witness has a remarkable timeliness and immediacy in depicting the contending forces that are challenging Egypt's journey to democracy.
There's just a massive creative-fatigue-miasma hanging over the film business these days, a sense the establishment has sucked all the air out of the business (as well as the financing) and that your options are limited.