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This Weekend at American Cinematheque | 7/15 – 7/17

The American Cinematheque has been programming some incredible films this year, at both their Santa Monica and Los Feliz locations. Their weekend schedule is packed with classic films, in-person Q&A’s, 35MM screenings, live scores, and much more. Check out the lineup, highlighted below, and consider becoming a member of this vital cultural institution.

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FILM at LACMA | Winter 2022

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FILM at LACMA | Winter 2022

I Am… Film Series

This winter, LACMA presents a series of films by award-winning and emerging Latin American and BIPOC filmmakers who approach their subjects through the eye of the “other” with curiosity, empathy, and respect. The series will explore overlapping themes prevalent in both the U.S. and Latin America, bringing together Latin American and BIPOC filmmakers to find a point of convergence. 

Each screening will be followed by a curated conversation with the filmmaker, creating a dialogue that offers overlapping yet unique cultural perspectives about the topics of the films. Curated by Vanessa Perez, the series aims to celebrate cultural diversity and emerging filmmakers, while showing we are all interconnected.
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L.A.’s Best Virtual & In-Person Events This Weekend | Feb. 19 – Feb 21

Los Angeles’s best virtual and in-person events this weekend in February include drive-in film screenings, drive-through food festivals, art exhibitions, conversations with artists, the return of the L.A. Zoo, and so much more. What are your plans for this warm, sunny, but possibly windy weekend in L.A.?

Richard Heller Gallery presents “I’ll Wake Up Older,” the first solo show in California from Hunter Potter. (Photo courtesy of the gallery and artist.)

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The Best Academy Awards Viewing Parties in Los Angeles 2020

The Academy Awards are this Sunday which, if you are reading this, means you are either a) attending the Oscars or b) deciding on what you will be serving during your Oscar party or c) wondering where you could go to watch the Oscars with a friend or ten. Below I’ve highlighted the best options in Los Angeles, from Santa Monica to Los Feliz, where the 92nd Oscars will air on the big (or sometimes little) screen and bottles of champagne will be popping.

Joker leads the 2020 field with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917 and The Irishman received 10 nods each. The rest of the Best Picture nominees include Ford v Ferrari (4 nominations), Jojo Rabbit (6), Little Women (6), Marriage Story (6), and Parasite (6). Who is your favorite to win in the acting awards? Could Parasite potentially upset frontrunners 1917, The Irishman, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and take the top prize?

Viewing parties across the city invite you to make your predictions, sip an Oscar-themed cocktail, and join the global audience of viewers as the winners are announced.

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Your Guide to All the Awards Season Films Released Over the Holidays

You may have already chosen your favorite film of the year and declared your selections for the 2020 Academy Awards Best Picture category but there are still dozens of buzzworthy films set to be released over the upcoming holidays. To help keep you up to date with all the new movie releases of 2019, check out our November and December release calendar below and write us in the comments about the movies you’re most excited to see or the ones you’ve loved most so far this year.

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Highlights of the 2019 COLCOA French Film Festival

COLCOA French Film Festival returns to Los Angeles on September 23rd with 59 new feature films, documentaries, classics, TV Dramas, TV comedies, and short films to the DGA Theater in Hollywood. COLCOA is the acronym of “City of Light, City of Angels” the original name of an event celebrating relationships between filmmakers from two capital cities of cinema. Since 2015, the festival’s name has officially become COLCOA French Film Festival. The festival is committed to promoting new French films in the U.S. and to showcasing in Hollywood the vitality and the diversity of French cinema, television, shorts, web series and VR program. I go every year and it is a festival not to be missed, complete with worldwide premieres, films sure to generate Oscar buzz, and happy hour screenings with wine and cheese receptions.

Below I’ve selected a few notable highlights, but be sure to visit COLCOA for the complete schedule and ticket details.

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Cinespia Cemetery Outdoor Screening Series Schedule 2017

Los Angeles’s favorite outdoor summer screening series Cinespia has released the titles of their first eight films. Now entering their 16th season (wow!), Cinespia has chosen a trio of iconic Los Angeles-based films and one Hitchcock classic predominately filmed in town. Get your picnic basket ready for more Hollywood nights under the stars. Cheers to LA in May!

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Where to Watch the Oscars in Los Angeles

Still deciding where to watch the Academy Awards? Perhaps you wanted to throw an Oscar themed bash at your house, but as the day grows nearer you and your friends would rather celebrate out on the town. Well, good news! The Dolby Theatre is not the only place to watch the ceremony. Whether you prefer a black tie event, a chic benefit for a nonprofit, or a dive bar with drink specials, Tinseltown has you covered.

Below I’ve compiled a list of bars, restaurants, and theaters all over Los Angeles hosting their very own Oscar parties. So, while a relaxing Sunday evening spent on the sofa with friends sounds splendid, here are over 25 spots you might want to hit up instead.

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Los Angeles’s Iconic Film Houses by Wright, Neutra, Lautner, & more

Sometimes Los Angeles essentially feels like one sprawling studio backlot. We have some of the most iconic movie and TV houses in the world. It doesn’t hurt that some of these were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, or John Lautner. Below are 9 of the 10 most recognizable, architecturally significant, scene stealing houses in Tinseltown. The 10th was recently demolished so it didn’t make the cut. That’s show business (or real estate) for you.

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The Best Events in Los Angeles this November

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It’s November in Los Angeles and there are plenty of special events coming up, from ice skating rinks to tree lighting ceremonies to food and wine festivals and much, much more. Check out the best events in Los Angeles this season!

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