The NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival is Back!

Cinephiles in Los Angeles have many options when it comes to experiencing the wide range of moving image story telling that can be found in domestic and international films, both new and old. One of my favorite organizations that regularly offers noteworthy programming is NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing innovative […]

Jonathan Glazer ‘s New Film, Under The Skin, Premieres at The Ace United Artists Theater

Cinespia and the newly opened Ace Hotel in downtown LA are co-hosting a series of films in the recently rehabbed United Artists Theater (1927). To kick things off, they’ll present the Los Angeles premiere of Under the Skin (2014, 108 mins), the new sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johannsen that adapts Michel Faber’s 2000 novel about […]

Holiday Matinee: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Join in the fun when the Los Angeles Conservancy presents the holiday favorite, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, at the magnificent Orpheum Theatre (1926) on Broadway. This stop motion musical fantasy tells the story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, who opens a portal to Christmas Town and tries to get the resident goblins, bats, and ghouls of Halloween Town […]

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon!

If you’re a lover of horror and the macabre, then you’ve probably watched films or plays, read stories, or played games that were influenced, directly or indirectly, by the work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, more commonly known as H.P. Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937). Indeed, Stephen King called Lovecraft “the twentieth century’s […]

John Bengston Presents at Cinecon 49 and Explores Silent Film Locations

Cinecon 49 opened today in Hollywood and is once again providing archivists, authors, collectors and film fans with the opportunity to celebrate classic films through screenings, celebrity guest appearances and one of the country’s best movie memorabilia shows. A highlight of the five-day celebration is sure to be John Bengston’s presentation titled “Hollywood’s Silent Echoes.”

Final Cut – Ladies & Gentlemen | A Captivating Found Footage Montage

I just watched the trailer for Final Cut – Ladies and Gentlemen and was blown away. Created by visionary Hungarian director György Pàlfi (Taxidermia), who calls the work a “recycled film,” it deftly melds together love scenes from over 450 classic films into a collage the celebrates the art of filmmaking.

LA Comedy Shorts Festival is Back!

This evening the 5th Annual LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Screen Play Competitionopens in downtown Los Angeles. The four day event features screenings of comedic short films, industry panels and an awards ceremony.