Iran Filmmaker Wins Pioneer Award in LA

The 9th Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival (DTLA), held Sept. 21-30, granted its Female Pioneer Award to Iranian movie director Shiva Sanjari for her documentary biopic ‘Here the Seats Are Vacant’. Read Full Story

2017-10-16T15:00:58+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Specialty Box Office Preview

Like Vaxxed, The Pathological Optimist did not go to other high profile festivals but did screen at the DTLA Film Festival starting on Sept. 25. The Film Arcade is opening the title at the Angelika today, followed by the Laemmle Monica on October 6 in L.A. Read Full Article

2017-10-16T14:55:47+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Weekend Planner: 20 Of The Coolest Things To Do In Los Angeles

THE CAT THAT CHANGED AMERICA (Film) The Cat That Changed America is the documentary on P22, the mountain lion who lives in Griffith Park.The film screens at the DTLA Film Festival on Friday at 7 p.m. at Regal LA Live Cinema, followed by a Q&A with Beth Pratt-Bergstrom from Save LA Cougars and Poison Free

2017-10-16T14:49:24+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

Robert Altman’s ‘The Player’ Closes 9th Annual DTLA Film Fest

The film called "one of the all-time great Hollywood satires" by Rotten Tomatoes will appear on the big screen for one night to culminate the DTLA Film Fest. In addition, many of the original cast and crew will reunite to celebrate Robert Altman's seminal send-up of Hollywood. View Full Article

2017-10-06T13:40:26+00:00 September 25th, 2017|

Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape

Whether or not it's another nostalgic fad, cassette tapes, like vinyl records, are experiencing a resurgence, which director Zack Taylor explores in his new film, Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape. Taylor interviews Lou Ottens, the 91-year-old Dutch engineer who, while at Philips, helped develop the cassette and who, like many of us, is amused by the

2017-10-06T13:40:36+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

The DTLA Film Fest Is Back, With 100 Movies in 10 Days

DTLA - Fall brings several film trends. It’s the time of year when Hollywood studios shift from summer blockbusters to more cerebral fare. It’s also when early Oscar buzz is generated, through appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival and other happenings. Read Full Article

2017-10-06T13:40:54+00:00 September 24th, 2017|

Apple Store Opening In Downtown LA’s Historic Tower Theatre

Apple's retail arrival in Downtown Los Angeles has been rumored many times, but now it's been reported that the deal is basically sealed for a famed venue on a section of southern Broadway that's been heating up for a while. The tech giant is "in the in the process of securing a lease for retail

2017-10-06T13:41:04+00:00 September 5th, 2017|

In Downtown Los Angeles, the Return of the Movie Palace

Along the walls of The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is a pair of murals, painted in 1927 when the space was known as the United Artists Theatre, depicting members of Hollywood’s creative class in heaven and studio heads as demons. In the back of the theater is a projection booth, added

2017-10-06T13:41:15+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

Downtown LA comes alive

Downtown Los Angeles is undergoing its largest construction boom in modern times, and foreign investment, especially from Chinese developers, is adding thousands of residences and construction jobs, as well as restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues, reports Lia Zhu from Los Angeles. Read Full Article

2017-05-29T16:51:39+00:00 May 29th, 2017|