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Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival Opens Thursday to Inspire, Embrace, Empower!

The Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival, now in its 5th year, kicks off its 3 day (July 26th thru the 28th) celebration of films that “Inspire, Embrace, Empower” at 8pm on Thursday at the Let Live Theater (916 N. Formosa Ave, LA 90046). … Continue reading

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Steven Tyler – Out On A Limb

It was with a bit of trepidation that I decided to sit down and watch the documentary Steven Tyler – Out On A Limb.  I had heard a few things in the past that simply stated: “Tyler has gone country.”  … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Tales of the American with an Exclusive Interview with Girl George

The documentary film, Tales of the American, to put it simply, is an onion. It peels away years of cultural debris, exposing the history of a century-old hotel originally called The Canadian and built for African-Americans by architect Octavius Morgan. Over … Continue reading

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“Kedi” Signing & spcaLA Benefit at Amoeba Music

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“Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story”

“Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story,” directed by Jon Brewer, documents Mick Ronson’s underappreciated career as a rock guitarist, a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter. The film focuses mostly on the late Ronson’s collaboration with David Bowie in The Spiders from Mars, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Skid Row Marathon’ at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival

Skid Row Marathon is an amazing feature-length documentary about Judge Craig Mitchell and his running club in DTLA’s Skid Row. Judge Craig Mitchell is a judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County appointed by by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a … Continue reading

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“Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices” to Screen at Newport Beach Film Festival April 25 and 27

In 1994, at the 65th Annual Academy Awards presentation, upon receiving the Oscar for the Best Song, “Streets of Philadelphia,” Bruce Springsteen delivered the finest acceptance speech that event has ever experienced: ‘You do your best work, and you hope … Continue reading

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“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” Celebrates The Iroquois Nationals

“Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” is a documentary about the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team‘s competition in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships, which were held for the first time on a reservation, in Onondaga in New York. Long before it became … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “All Things Must Pass: The Rise & Fall of Tower Records”

“All Things Must Pass” is a documentary directed by actor Colin Hanks that tells the story of beloved giant Tower Records. The saga of charismatic founder Russ Solomon’s meteoric rise can obviously be read in many places online, but what the well-paced “All Things … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Call Me Lucky”

“Call Me Lucky” is an award-winning documentary on influential comedian and political activist Barry Crimmins, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. The movie follows the life of the famously grumpy, often abrasive comedian who played a critical role in establishing the 1980s … Continue reading

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