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24 DAYS ~ L.A. Times Critic's Pick of the Week!

The L.A. Times just posted film critic Betsy Sharkey's Pick of the Week for 24 DAYS: "24 DAYS a Harrowing, Fact-Based Kidnap Drama" "With the growing focus on hate crimes, consider checking out the reality-based drama "24 DAYS," which details a French family's agony when their son is kidnapped, days pass and hope dies. French director Alexandre Arcady brings a gritty, bare-bones approach to the story of Ilan Halimi, a 23-year-old Parisian taken and tortured in 2006 by a group that would come to be known as the Gang of Barbarians. It is chilling hearing the group's mastermind, an unbalanced Fofana (Tony Harrisson), scream irrational dema [...]
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Albert Maysles 1926-2015: "I happily place my fate and faith in reality." We open his penultimate film, IRIS, on May 1st.

Prolific, pioneering documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles passed away last month. With his late brother David he made such acclaimed films as Grey Gardens and Gimme Shelter. He described himself this way: "As a documentarian I happily place my fate and faith in reality. It is my caretaker, the provider of subjects, themes, experiences – all endowed with the power of truth and the romance of discovery. And the closer I adhere to reality the more honest and authentic my tales. After all, the knowledge of the real world is exactly what we need to better understand and therefore possibly to love one another. It’s my way of making the world a bett [...]
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EFFIE GRAY Opens Chain-Wide April 3; Royal Q&A with Twice Oscar-Nominated EFFIE GRAY Costume Designer Ruth Myers

In EFFIE GRAY, actress-screenwriter Emma Thompson portrays the forbidden realms of Victorian society through the true story of the marriage of Effie Gray and renowned art critic John Ruskin, exposing a secret world of unrequited passion hidden behind the veil of an opulent public life. Set in an era when neither divorce nor homosexuality were tolerated, EFFIE GRAY is the story of a beautiful young woman coming of age, and finding her own voice in a world where women were expected to be seen but not heard. Within the lush environs of a world brimming with art, painting, high society and feverishly bucolic scenes of the Scottish countryside, EF [...]
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Q&A's with OCCUPY THE FARM director Todd Darling and more in Claremont, NoHo, and West LA

OCCUPY THE FARM tells the inspiring story of urban farmers fighting to save the last farmland in their East-Bay community. OCCUPY THE FARM's cameras witnessed the dramatic and rapid evolution of tactics and strategy of both the farmers and their adversaries – officials from the University of California. Join director Todd Darling and guests after each screening for Q&A sessions. SCREENINGS: Monday, March 30 at 7:30PM at the NoHo 7 in North Hollywood. Mr. Darling will be joined by South Central Farmer's Cooperative leader/activist and subject of THE GARDEN, Tezozomoc. Purchase tickets here. Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30PM at the Cl [...]
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THE HUNTING GROUND Q&A at the Claremont 5 Saturday Night

From the team behind The Invisible War, comes THE HUNTING GROUND, a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice - despite harsh retaliation, harassment and push-back at every level. Kamilah Willingham and Occidental College professor and activist Caroline Heldman are two of the subjects of THE HUNTING GROUND and both will be participating in a Q&A after the 7:10 PM screening at the Claremont 5 on Saturday [...]
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