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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Black and White Crime Wave, Part 1

12 a.m. – “The Big Sleep” – Crime Drama (1945/1946, Warner Archive Collection) What begins as a simple case of blackmail leads Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) into dark territory (read: Hollywood), haunted by gangsters, petty thugs, … Continue reading

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Cinefamily Presents All of Them Witches

Like Dracula, witches are one of the few villianous movie characters who can be sexy, in films like “Suspiria” and “Bell, Book and Candle.” Other portrayals run the gamut from the innocuous spells of “Teen Witch” to the pure malevolence of “Rosemary’s Baby.” Starting this … Continue reading

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“Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World” Presents Atomic Cinema Festival

“Atomic Cinema Fest”, is part of the International Uranium Film Festival, and was a one day film festival presented by “Kat Kramer’s Films That Change the World”, held at Raleigh Studios to bring movies and documentaries dedicated to educating people on the risks … Continue reading

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Film Review: Anarchy, Directed by Phil Strongman

“Art is dead, do not consume its corpse” – Anarchy Hotel Shangrila owner and art patron Tamie Adaya hosted the LA premiere for the documentary “ANARCHY” as a part of BritWeek. The documentary focuses on Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, two … Continue reading

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“Eyvinde Earle: An Exhibit of a Disney Legend”

Beginning May 20th, Forest Lawn will host “Eyvinde Earle: An Exhibit of a Disney Legend”, featuring paintings and drawings by the artist celebrated for creating the magnificent look of “Sleeping Beauty”. During his time at Disney, Eyvinde Earle (1916-2000) also painted backgrounds for movies … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Documentary Roundup

“Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead” (2015, Magnolia Home Video) Douglas Tirola’s documentary on National Lampoon makes a solid case for the infamous humor magazine and brand as a major influence on post-1970s comedy in nearly all media. New interviews with staff … Continue reading

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“Projections of America” Premieres at International Film Festival North Hollywood

As with the best films about filmmaking and filmmakers the pleasures of “Projections of America”, Peter Miller’s wonderful addition to what is becoming one of the preeminent bodies of work in current documentary cinema, are multi-layered. And as the narrative … Continue reading

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The Damned at the Glass House 4/20/2016

Here is a little teaser of a photo essay for you. Friend of The Beat Martin Wong got some great photographs at The Glasshouse in Pomona last night and ended the night in the best way possible. “…the first-generation U.K. punk … Continue reading

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Monsterpalooza Takes Over the Pasadena Convention Center this Weekend!

It’s not too late to get your Monsterpalooza tickets for this weekend! There are hundreds of vendors for monster movie make-up, monster sound effects, and pretty much anything monster-related. Enjoy special screenings of horror and fantasy movies, panels on subjects … Continue reading

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Noir City: 18th Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir

Now just look here, all you hard-livin’ broads and fellas, with a knack for seein’ things in black’n’white. Dem picture folks over at American Cinematheque, in cahoots with da Film Noir Foundation, are puttin’ on a show – why, it ain’t … Continue reading

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