- Friday (8/16) in Beverly Hills following the 7PM show with filmmakers Ron Frank and Mevlut Akkaya, plus Larry King and Sandy Hackett.
- Saturday (8/17) in Beverly Hills following the 7PM show with filmmakers Ron Frank and Mevlut Akkaya, plus Sandy Hackett.
- Saturday (8/17) in Encino following the 3PM and 5:20PM shows with filmmaker Ron Frank.
BEIRUT — Iran’s expatriate filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is facing withering condemnation in his homeland for attending a film festival in Israel, the Islamic Republi’s archfoe.
The acclaimed director, considered a pioneer of moviemaking in Iran, traveled to the Jerusalem Film Festival this month to screen his latest work, “The Gardener,” which explores the conflict between two generations about the role of religion in society.
Javad Shamgdari, the head of Iran’s official cinema organization, penned a letter to the leadership of the Iranian cinema museum demanding the removal of all of the director’s awards and trophies.
“Makhmalbaf made his first 10 films in Iran using the money of the state-run organizations to learn cinema,” Shamgdari was quoted as saying by the semiofficial Mehr news agency. “Now he has fallen into the arms of the occupier, the murderous Zionist regime.”
Read the rest of the Times piece here.
The DRIFT filmmakers Ben Nott and Morgan O’Neill will participate in a Q&A after the 7:10 screening at the Monica on Friday, August 2.
RISING FROM ASHES producer Greg Kwedar will participate in Q&A’s after the 7:30 and 9:45 screenings on Saturday, August 3 and after the 5:20 and 7:30 screenings on Sunday, August 4 at the Royal Theater.
Michele Gold, daughter of a Kindertransport survivor, docent at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and author of a forthcoming book about the Kindertransport, will participate in a Q&A after the 4:40 PM screening of NICKY’S FAMILY at the Royal on Sunday, July 28.
One classic way to endure the summer heat is catch a movie and enjoy the excellent air conditioning. You can do that any day, however, while the Drenched 5K Race in Exposition Park happens but once a year and it’s that time again: this Saturday, July 27th the park will be the site of a big water party/race with water balloons, 100-foot-long Slip-n-Slides, water pistols, super soakers, misting tunnels and, if the video below is to be believed, non-injurious hosing down by the L.A. Fire Department. Looks very fun, there will be music, food and beverages, and the money raised goes to Children’s Hospital L.A.