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10th Annual DTLA FILM FESTIVAL Announces Feature Film Line-Up

10th Annual DTLA FILM FESTIVAL Announces Feature Film Line-Up 5-Day Event Unspools Oct. 17-21 at Regal L.A. LIVE and Hotel Figueroa in the heart of booming downtown Los Angeles  28 Narrative and Documentary Feature-Length Films Make Their Los Angeles Premieres, 65% by Women Directors  Amanda Sthers’ “Holy Lands” Picked as Centerpiece, and  20th Anniversary Screening

2018-10-01T15:03:42-07:00October 1st, 2018|

The Story Behind L.A.’s Historic Theatre District

Nestled among the buildings of historic downtown Los Angeles, these theatres are a window into another era. When you think of Broadway, black and white films, and the era of old glamour, you likely think of two places: New York City and Hollywood. But wander to a six-block stretch of Broadway in downtown Los Angeles

2018-09-12T16:17:54-07:00September 12th, 2018|

DTLA Film Festival Invites Consumers to Journey to the Bright Side this Summer at the Bright Side Pop-Ups

DTLA Film Festival Invites Consumers to Journey to the Bright Side this Summer at the Bright Side Pop-Ups Unlock Happiness Through a Smile-Inducing Experience LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2018 -- Bringing its "Drink on the bright side" mantra to life this summer, Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. announced the launch of a limited-edition lemonade six-pack

2018-06-21T16:09:42-07:00June 5th, 2018|

The 10th Annual DTLA Film Festival Announces 2018 Dates

The 10th Annual DTLA Film Festival Announces 2018 Dates More than 100 films to screen during the 5-day event Oct. 17-21, at Regal L.A. LIVE Submissions are now open; filmmakers are invited to enter their films of all genres for screening consideration LOS ANGELES – Dec. 6, 2017 – The organizers of the nonprofit DTLA

2017-12-06T09:19:48-07:00December 4th, 2017|

Women Filmmakers at the 2017 DTLA Film Fest

It’s the secret that everybody in Hollywood knows about: Women are grossly underrepresented in the film industry. A new study from USC’s Annenberg School forCommunication and Journalism, as reported in the Los Angeles Times, makes it starkly clear: "Of the 100 top-grossing movies released last year, only five were directed by women. Men received nearly

2017-11-17T12:58:53-07:00November 17th, 2017|

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

2017-10-16T15:00:58-07:00October 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

2017-10-16T14:55:47-07:00October 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

2017-10-16T14:49:24-07:00October 16th, 2017|

DTLA Film Festival Announces 2017 Filmmaker Awards

DTLA Film Festival Announces 2017 Filmmaker Awards Tommy Swerdlow’s A THOUSAND JUNKIES Takes Best Picture LOS ANGELES – September 30, 2017 – In Closing Night ceremonies earlier this evening for the 9th DTLA Film Festival, A Thousand Junkies — Tommy Swerdlow’s bittersweet dark comedy about a day in the life of three Los

2018-07-27T09:19:44-07:00September 30th, 2017|

9th DTLA Film Festival To Close With 25th Anniversary Screening Of Robert Altman’s Seminal Hollywood Satire ‘THE PLAYER’

9th DTLA Film Festival To Close With 25th Anniversary Screening Of Robert Altman’s Seminal Hollywood Satire ‘THE PLAYER’ Cast and Crew Reunite for Special Screening on Saturday, Sept. 30, 6 pm, Regal L.A. LIVE Closing Night Gala Reception To Follow At Jason Vass Gallery in the Arts District LOS ANGELES — September 25, 2017 —

2017-09-25T12:30:19-07:00September 25th, 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

2017-10-06T13:40:26-07:00September 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

2017-10-06T13:40:36-07:00September 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

2017-10-06T13:40:54-07:00September 24th, 2017|

‘Lane 1974’ Selected As Centerpiece Film by 2017 DTLA Film Festival

‘Lane 1974’ Selected As Centerpiece Film by 2017 DTLA Film Festival Director S.J. Chiro’s coming-of-age story to have its Los Angeles theatrical premiere on Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 pm, Regal L.A. LIVE LOS ANGELES — September 22, 2017 — Director’s S.J. Chiro’s poignant coming-of-age story Lane 1974, a 2017 SXSW Film Fest selection, will have

2017-09-22T20:38:44-07:00September 22nd, 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

2017-10-06T13:41:04-07:00September 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

2017-10-06T13:41:15-07:00August 28th, 2017|