PBS’ American Experience ‘The Great War’ Redefines History
Apr06

PBS’ American Experience ‘The Great War’ Redefines History

Thousands upon thousands of women carrying protest signs march down Fifth Ave. in New York City. No, it’s not a scene from the nationwide protests that took place the day after the Trump inauguration in January.   This women’s march is from more than 100 years ago— August 29, 1914 to be exact—when protesters took to the streets to advocate for a peaceful end to World War I, which had erupted that summer in Europe, sparked by the...

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Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA
Apr03

Bleachers Bring the Noise to The Breakfast Club at LACMA

Every seat at LACMA’s Bing Theater was filled Saturday night for the latest installment of Bring the Noise, the unique new film series curated by Film Independent at LACMA. The audience was made up not only of fans of the seminal 1985 John Hughes movie “The Breakfast Club,” but also admirers of Jack Antonoff and members of his band, Bleachers, Evan Smith and Mikey Hart. The concept of the new series is to have acclaimed...

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Women in Film Celebrates the 46 Female Oscar Nominees
Feb25

Women in Film Celebrates the 46 Female Oscar Nominees

This may have been the year of #OscarsSoMale, but let’s not lose sight of the actual numbers. Women in Film didn’t. In what has become a highly anticipated awards season tradition, the organization feted the 46 femmes that received Academy Award nominations.   Last year’s best actress winner Brie Larson and WIF president Cathy Schulman hosted Women in Film’s 10th annual pre-Oscar cocktail party at West Hollywood’s...

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It’s Meryl Time at the Costume Designers Guild Awards
Feb23

It’s Meryl Time at the Costume Designers Guild Awards

“Live from the Meryl Streep Ballroom,” said actress Mandy Moore as she began her hosting duties for the 19th Costume Designers Guild Awards, held Tuesday February 21 in what is otherwise known as the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom. Ms. Streep was not only the elephant in the room, she was actually in the room to receive the Guild’s Distinguished Collaborator Award as the capper to the evening, which annually honors costume...

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Things Get Political as ‘Arrival,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Atlanta’ Score Big at WGA Awards
Feb20

Things Get Political as ‘Arrival,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Atlanta’ Score Big at WGA Awards

It was certainly telegraphed that there would be a comedic mash-up of politics and performance at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards when the West Coast ceremonies kicked off with a brief video that focused on the ethnicities of Guild members and ended with a hammer and sickle woven into the WGA logo. Host Patton Oswalt, in his second year running as emcee of the ceremonies, then brought out the “trophy girls,” two Russian Army soldiers....

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