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On the Screen  

August at Akiko’s, the Place to Be              Hawaiian Independent Cinema                              What happens when an avant-garde saxophonist meets the Zen practitioner of a Buddhist bed-and-breakfast on the Big Island of Hawaii?  Or when three artists—a filmmaker, a musician, and a dancer—find a way to create something new together? Christopher Makoto Yogi shows the way more...


Yourself and Yours                                  When Boy Loses Girl                                              It’s hard to keep up with South Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo, who seems to make a new film every year for the last 25 years, but Film at Lincoln Center’s Virtual Cinema is hosting a mini-retrospective of his work, launched with this 2016 mystery of mixed identities and misbegotten desires more...

Papicha Is a Winner                                    Algeria Then and Now                                            Mounia Meddour’s award-winning first feature takes us right into the middle of Algeria’s Civil War in the 1990s but also to the drafting table of a budding fashion designer who resists wearing the veil. A devout patriot and a champion of self-expression, 18-year-old Nedjma forges her own identity amidst an insurgence of more...

Bacurau Is Not the Usual Genre-Bender    Brazilian Look Backward, Forward–Now!      Playing in Kino Marquee's virtual screening rooms, the award-winning film by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles is a unique, highly relevant portrait of a community of resistance in the remote sertão of Brazil’s Northeast. Freely but astutely mixing icons and filmic quotations from  westerns,  sci-fi, and action-thriller films from the more...


Dror Zahavi’s Crescendo              Palestinians and Israelis Strike the Same Chord  Can music melt a divide?  Make friends of enemies?  Maybe not, but in this German project, making music together allows  a new youth orchestra to hear more than melodies and rhythms, opening their ears to each other’s stories, especially while making a film together—a good a place to start a shared creative process more...

Behind the Scenes

Emma Is Alive and Well                              Olivia de Wilde Tells Us How                                  Home-grown L.A. independent filmmaker Olivia de Wilde talks to Gus Van Sant about how her first feature film takes her to 1815 England to bring Jane Austen’s ever-popular novel to the screen with physical acting, authentically elaborate costumes and sets, and more...


A Shooting Star Over Ikaria                      In Greece, Comedy’s the Thing                              Actress Margarita Panousopoulou holds her own in a father-daughter duet with writer-director Giorgos Panousopoulos for In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry. She tells us about this “moony comedy” on the fictitious Greek island of Armenaki more…



















Close-Up on Festivals

A Swede in Georgia                                      And Then We Danced                                              Georgian cinema at the Scandinavian Film Festival L.A.?  It won’t be the last time—not if the annual event in Beverly Hills at the Writers Guild Theater prides itself in screening films not only from five Nordic countries but three Baltic nations as well, which often include co-productions with more...


In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry  13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival                    Writer-Director Giorgos Panousopoulos sweeps us up in his Dionysian treat for the senses, telling us how he created his fictional island, a celebratory dreamscape where there is no need for money but plenty of space for laughter, warmth, and joy, for life as it is meant to be more…


 





Kino-Arts in Focus

Angela Hewitt, Piano                                    Bach Odyssey at The Wallis                                    In her debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Angela Hewitt, soloist on the piano, performs a recital of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works, both popular and demanding: Four Duets, Eighteen Little Preludes, Fantasia and Fugue, Italian Concerto, and French Overture, comprising the eleventh recital of twelve that will complete the cycle in June of 2020 more...

 

Magic, Creatures and Legends                    A Journey into Nordic Folklore                              On February 7th and 8th at California Lutheran University in Woodland Hills, the 21st Nordic Spirit Symposium presents lectures and performances by eight invited scholars of Scandinavian culture who investigate and comment on the role of giants and trolls, gnomes and ghosts in mythology, folk lore, paintings, song, and popular culture through the legends and tales of the North collected more…


The Top Shelf


Contempt at the Aero                                       Godard’s Valentine to Cinema                        With his 6th feature film, Jean-Luc Godard critiqued the marketplace of cinema and the narcissism of love in a language vitally new in filmmaking history.  From Rome to Capri, we follow his irresistible journey to sadness when the American Cinematheque (July 16th) continues its series of French Favorites more...   


Eric Rohmer's “Six Moral Tales”            An American Tribute                                         Tucked away complacently in his Parisian home under the pseudonym “Eric Rohmer,” and noted for spending years without a phone, a car, or even a taxi ride from time to time, but with family, faith, and a firm devotion to nature, cinema, and its related arts, Eric Rohmer presented us with  paradoxes more...



The Lady with the Dog                                       Pure Cinema at the Black Sea                                  In 1960 Iosif Heifitz knew that Anton Chekhov’s short stories were really films waiting to happen more



Digital Releases


It's Winter                                                               The Enigma of Rafi Pitts
It’s not every day that a screenwriter/director who studied in London and lives in Paris chooses to more...



Between the Covers 


Life Comes to the Screen                                  The Arts of Iran                                                          Anyone who has ever doubted that a country like Iran could develop its own film industry should be more...










 

 


 


 

















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