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American Hustle Cast

David O. Russell Talks About AMERICAN HUSTLE and Much More

Last night I attended another screening at LACMA, this time with some fellow LMU film students. Many of these screenings, including the one last night, are presented in partnership with Film Independent.  This time, Film Independent uploaded a video of the entire discussion conversation between LACMA’s film curator, Elvis Mitchell and American Hustle director, David […]

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An Evening with The Doors at LACMA

LACMA hosted a truly historic event tonight! Following a screening of the 2012 documentary film, Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman, John Densmore and Robby Krieger shared a stage for the first time in over a decade to participate in a Q&A with Elvis Mitchell. The documentary tells the story of the making […]

06 LACMA Screening of Rebel Without a Cause

REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE @ LACMA, Introduced by Leonardo DiCaprio

From the day I received an email from LACMA announcing that they would be screening the world premiere of the 4K Digital Cinema Master of Rebel Without a Cause restored from an 8K scan of the original CinemaScope 2.55:1 widescreen camera negative, I’ve been looking forward to seeing it. My excitement was compounded by the […]

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35th Anniversary of UP IN SMOKE with Cheech and Chong at LACMA

Last night, in what turned out to be the funniest evening I’ve spent at LACMA, Cheech and Chong appeared at the 35th Anniversary screening of their 1978 feature film, Up In Smoke. Up In Smoke, written by and starring Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, also includes performances by Strother Martin, Edie Adams, Tom Skerritt, Stacy Keach […]

The East

THE EAST Screening at LACMA with Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling, and Ellen Page

Another great film screened at LACMA this week.  The East is the story of Jane Owen (Brit Marling), an undercover operative for an elite private intelligence firm, directed to infiltrate an anarchist group known as The East who target and covertly attack large corporations for crimes and abuses against society and the environment. Telling you […]

Before Midnight Poster

BEFORE MIDNIGHT at LACMA — Part Three of the “Lowest Grossing Trilogy of all Time”

Earlier this week I went to a screening at LACMA of Before Midnight, Richard Linklater’s third installment giving us a glimpse into the lives of Jesse and Celine, played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Before Midnight, along with Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), are the three films that LACMA film curator Elvis Mitchell […]

Trance Movie

An Evening with Danny Boyle and TRANCE at LACMA

Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle came to LACMA last night to screen his latest film, Trance, which stars James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Trance tells the story of a young art auction house assistant (McAvoy) who becomes mixed up with a group of criminals (led by Cassel). The screenplay, written by Joe […]

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An Evening with Derek Cianfrance and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES at LACMA

Last night was another outstanding evening at LACMA.  I attended a screening of The Place Beyond the Pines which opens in theaters on March 29th.  The screening was followed by Q & A with writer/director Derek Cianfrance, who also wrote and directed Blue Valentine which, like The Place Beyond the Pines, also starred Ryan Gosling. […]

House of Cards

An Evening with David Fincher and HOUSE OF CARDS at LACMA

Brilliant director David Fincher whose film work includes Seven, The Game, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Social Network, and, most recently, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was at LACMA tonight and brought along the first two episodes of the U.S. adaptation of the BBC miniseries House of Cards.  Fincher […]

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Janusz Kaminski Presents VANISHING POINT

Last night I went to the Bing Theater at LACMA to watch a screening of Richard C. Sarafian’s 1971 film Vanishing Point followed by Q&A with the incredible Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.  He’s Steven Spielberg’s go-to DP.  Together they’ve amazed us with films like Schindler’s List, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, […]

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Other Great Art at LACMA

As if the Stanley Kubrick exhibit wasn’t enough of a reason to spend the day at LACMA, there was also another exhibit titled Masterworks of Expressionist Cinema: Caligari and Metropolis. The influence of filmmakers Robert Wiene and Fritz Lang through their revolutionary and iconic films, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Metropolis (1927) respectively, […]

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Stanley Kubrick at LACMA

One thing that I was looking forward to over my winter break was the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  I had heard terrific things about it and was eager to see everything for myself.  Everyone who has an interest in film or even just a love of Kubrick movies […]

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