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On the Screen  

Small Island, Small World                          From Stage to Screen                                              Thanks to National Theatre Live, straight from London’s Olivier Theatre to UCLA’s James Bridges Auditorium comes a state-of-the-art projection of a splendid drama adapted by Helen Edmundson from Andrea Levy’s  novel.  Small Island couldn’t be more relevant to Brexit England or the U.S. today as immigration policies stand more


Hendi and Hormoz                                        Abbas Amini’s Young Family                                  At the annual UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema, April 27th to May 11th at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood, the UCLA Film and Television Archive along with its sole sponsor, the Farhang Foundation, presents a full slate of recent films from both Iran and its diaspora more…

Behind the Scenes

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…


Borders, Raindrops at SEEfest LA              Vlastimir Sudar in the Balkans                            Earning his PhD in London led Sudar to teach film theory and history there, but not without a return trip to his homeland to make his first feature film where Bosnia and Herzogovina, Montenegro, and Croatia all meet above the Adriatic Sea more…


Lark on a String:                                          The Films of Jiri Menzel                                          In May, 1968, the world was shaking with upsets—political, social, sexual—but in Prague the New Wave blossomed in cinema, a sort of “love between the raindrops” perhaps never so prescient as in the film, Capricious Summer by Jiri Menzel, who turns 80 this year and whose 9 feature films are screened at the UCLA Film and Television Archive more…















Close-Up on Festivals

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…


Czech That Film                                          Karel Kachyna’s The Ear (Ucho)                            The 8th annual Czech That Film festival, held at the Billy Wilder Theater in Westwood and Laemmle’s Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, packs a wallop this year as its new and classic entries commemorate the Velvet Revolution 30 years later.  Immediately upon completion, The Ear was banned for 20 years, only to be released in 1989 more…


 




Kino-Arts in Focus

LATW Brings Us Hedda Gabler                  A Live-in-Performance Recording                          Henrik Ibsen is alive and well in Los Angeles as presented by LA Theatre Works at UCLA’s James Bridges Auditorium for five radio theatre performances from June 28-30.  Originally written in 1889, the play gets translated and adapted by Doug Hughes and directed by Debbie Devine, who are on-hand to discuss their interpretations of the characters and conflicts and their strategies for this live-in-performance recording of the work of the foremost pioneer of modern drama more…

 

39th Baroque Music Festival                        Bach: The Master and His Milieu                          From June 22-23 at various venues in the Corona del Mar area of Southern California, Johann Sebastian Bach is alive and well along with numerous contemporaries as Artistic Director Elizabeth Blumenstock once again presents orchestral, chamber, and recital music 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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