Freeway City, The Story of Gardena, CA is Now Online

Although I grew up in Los Angeles and have explored many parts of LA County, I have to admit I knew little about the City of Gardena. So when I received an email from filmmaker Max Votolato promoting his new documentary about this South Bay city, my curiosity was piqued.

Los Angeles Movie Mash-up

I was just looking up movie times on Fandango and came across this video under the Entourage listing. It’s put together by the YouTube Channel MOVIECLIPS Trailers (presented by Fandango) and I have to say it’s very well done. The mash-up features some of my favorite films set in LA, such as Blade Runner, Sunset Boulevard, LA […]

Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) Returns to Santa Monica

Once again the Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival (CATE) will celebrate a selection of innovative films from around the world that “push industry boundaries and explore cutting-edge cinema.” Founded in 2013 and organized by Michelle Danner and Alexandra Guanieri, the event is a recent addition to the vibrant Los Angeles arts and film […]

Bunker Hill Revisited & ANGEL’S FLIGHT

Downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of a rebirth that is rapidly transforming its varied districts. One of those neighborhoods is Bunker Hill, which today is associated with banks, office towers, and the landmarks and institutions that line Grand Avenue, including the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall and Center Theatre Group, the Museum […]

Regency Village Theater Makes Movie Going Special

Last night I saw The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at the Regency’s Village Theater in Westwood. I enjoyed the film more than I expected, but what I really loved was the entire cinema experience. That theater is awesome! It has a huge screen, over 1300 seats to choose from, well appointed lobby, nice bathrooms, great […]

Post Thanksgiving Family Fun – Animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s

During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Skirball Cultural Center hosts its family-friendly program called Last Weekends of the Month. This Saturday and Sunday, you and your family can enjoy screenings of animated shorts from the 1940s and 1950s, inspired by the exhibition Light & Noir: Exiles and Émigrés in Hollywood, 1933–1950. These classic cartoons—featuring Daffy […]

Los Angeles Design Festival 2014 – A Citywide Celebration of LA’s Creative Design Talent

Most everyone who lives, works or visits Los Angeles knows that creative endeavors make up a significant portion of the region’s economic output, contribute to its vitality and shape its identity. In particular, the breadth and scale of LA’s design talent is expansive and extraordinarily influential both nationally and internationally.  A case in point – […]