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A conversation with Grace McPhillips about THE OTHER ONE, her career as a filmmaker and working with HP WorkstationsA conversation with Grace McPhillips about THE OTHER ONE, her career as a filmmaker and working with HP Workstations
GRACE MCPHILLIPS is a leader in Chicago’s voiceover and screen acting community. Her production company, Sterling Rock Productions, creates feature films, shorts, television series, and the Producers Patio Podcast. As an actress, Grace has danced with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Salome with Deborah Voight, sung with the famous Stanley Paul Orchestra, other bands, and recently completed her 6th album with her band Mysteriam (available on itunes), produced/starred/directed award-winning independent films, and has lent her voice to numerous commercials... Full story

News And Issues

Some highlights of Hola Mexico! 2015Some highlights of Hola Mexico! 2015
"Eddie Reynolds"-Directed by Gustavo Moheno Cast: Damián Alcázar, Jorge Zárate, Arturo Rios, Álvaro Guerrero, Paulina Gaitán. Mexico 2014, 106 MIN. Spanish with English subtitles.Gustavo Mohen's Rock comedy "Eddie Reynolds" (Eddie Reynolds y Los Ángeles de Acero) revives the Rock Band... Full story
This is WidescreenThis is Widescreen
Last night I saw one of the fabulous double bills in the Academy's series This Is Widescreen.Director of programming Bernardo Brondeau continues to throw down amusing, amazing film events (as he did at LACMA). What fun he has, and provides... Full story
The First Hollywood Festival Of the Best Of Ukrainian FilmsThe First Hollywood Festival Of the Best Of Ukrainian Films
The First Hollywood Festival Of the Best Of Ukrainian Films opens Friday May 8 and runs through Thursday, May 14 at the Laemmle Music Hall.Anatoly Fradis, Los Angeles- based Ukrainian producer and long-time promoter of Eastern European cinema conceived of... Full story

World Cinema: Views & Stories

LAAPFF April 23-30LAAPFF April 23-30
LAAPFF, California's premiere festival featuring films of the Asian Pacific region and diaspora returns, celebrating... Full story
Polish Animation Night Festival, May 7th at East Los Angeles College with a tribute to Greg JonkajtysPolish Animation Night Festival, May 7th at East Los Angeles College with a tribute to Greg Jonkajtys
East Los Angeles College, Cinema Without Borders and the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles are... Full story
A conversation with Bahman Maghsoudlou  director of ABBAS KIAROSTAMI, A REPORTA conversation with Bahman Maghsoudlou director of ABBAS KIAROSTAMI, A REPORT
ABBAS KIAROSTAMI, A REPORT is a film by Bahman Maghsoudlou  about the world known Iranian... Full story

Conversations Without Borders

"Every movie should be unexpected, every movie should be a surprise" Quentin Dupieux director of Reality"Every movie should be unexpected, every movie should be a surprise" Quentin Dupieux director of Reality
In Reality Jason, a quiet cameraman, dreams of directing his first horror movie. Bob Marshal, a wealthy producer, accepts to finance his movie on one... Full story
Tonight at HBO: Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal CopTonight at HBO: Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop
Director Erin Lee Carr's impressive feature debut Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop is the first-hand account of the NYPD’s “Cannibal Cop.” Carr... Full story

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Festivals

HOLA MEXICO 2015 May 8-17- LA LIVEHOLA MEXICO 2015 May 8-17- LA LIVE
Hola! Mexico Film Festival 2015 returns to it's home at LA LIVE.This showcase of the best of current Mexican cinema, this year's crop of 21 films is a diverse slate of films, and genres; "We forget about the eternal battle of Art versus Commercial, and we don’t need to put... Full story

Film Reviews

Hector and the Search for HappinessHector and the Search for Happiness
Peter Chelsom's dramedy "Hector and the Search for Happiness" joins the short list of life- changes films: 'Eat, Pray, Love", "The Bucket List",... Full story

Notebook

The Cambridge turn – an Academy Film Scholars LectureThe Cambridge turn – an Academy Film Scholars Lecture
AMPAS: The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences will highlight the work of groundbreaking documentarians in their upcoming Film Scholars Lecture.  Hear Academy Film... Full story
The Day Shall Declare ItThe Day Shall Declare It
'"The Day Shall Declare It". Call me spoiled, but in my day theatre was about big ideas, philosophical, political and ethical ideas, and in the... Full story
ASGHAR FARHADI, a book by Tina Hassannia about the Iranian Oscar winning filmmakerASGHAR FARHADI, a book by Tina Hassannia about the Iranian Oscar winning filmmaker
“Asghar Farhadi” is the title of a new book about the Iranian Oscar winning filmmaker by Tina Hassannia.Tina Hassannia is a film critic and writer.... Full story

Cinema-Tech

Ken Muche talks about VVerizon Wireless & support of tabletsKen Muche talks about VVerizon Wireless & support of tablets
Verizon Wireless is supporting most of the major tablets in the market and these are devices in interest of filmmakers... Full story
Farzad Samsami winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award talks about his experience with HP ZBookFarzad Samsami winner of HP Bridging The Borders Award talks about his experience with HP ZBook
On June 22, 2014 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Market named FOAD (Norway), directed by Farzad Samsami as... Full story
HP announces new powerful Z Workstations & DisplaysHP announces new powerful Z Workstations & Displays
PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 — HP today introduced its most powerful Z Workstations combining increased system expandability, higher-speed... Full story

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