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Experience Truly Independent Cinema at Slamdance!

As everyone involved in the independent film industry knows, the Sundance Film Festival is going on in Park City, Utah as we speak. Sundance is a showcase for new works from filmmakers all over the world and has brought attention to modern-day cinematic classics as Reservoir Dogs, Little Miss Sunshine, Clerks and Napolean Dynamite as well as launching the careers of Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch and Steven Soderbergh. While Sundance was once the destination for small-budget, independent films and filmmakers, it has become a media extravaganza complete with Hollywood celebrities, paparazzi and corporate-sponsored luxury lounges.

This is why, in 1995, a group of filmmakers who weren’t accepted into Sundance decided to start the Slamdance Film Festival. Their goal was to showcase “a truer representation of independent filmmaking” and to give new and emerging talent a venue to show their works. Slamdance is the only major film festival fully programmed by filmmakers; fittingly, their mantra is “By Filmmakers For Filmmakers.” It has become a year-round organization that helps unique and innovative filmmakers get more exposure and now consists of not only the film festival, but a Screenplay and Teleplay Competition and Slamdance Studios.

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Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Film


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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Here are this week’s hot tickets in the Los Angeles area. Check back every Monday at noon, PST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, January 4Monday Night Tease! presents “Laugh-In” – Join Los Angeles’ longest running weekly burlesque show for a tribute to the that wonderful 60’s whackadoo of a TV show… Laugh-In.  It’s a 60’s style shimmy shaking party complete with a wall of jokes and neon painted go-go girls.

Thursday, January 12Los Angeles Premiere -“A Girl, A Guy, A Space Helmet” Feature Film Screening – Anthony Backman stars as Walter Kipling, an introverted yet determined inventor at Zspace Industries, who dreams of being a hero in space exploration. After Zspace upper-ups pass over Walter for an upcoming launch in favor of the beautiful Katherine White, Shuttle 9 goes missing. Public protest ensues and Walter’s curiousity causes his termination. Now, the would-be hero and his childhood solar-powered space helmet may be Katherine’s only chance for coming back to Earth alive. Is Walter prepared to accomplish his dreams of life… and love? Kip Weeks and Scott Subiono star with Stephanie Keefer in this comical and at times very moving adventure written and directed by Mike Timm. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 9, 2012 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles


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Hot Tickets: Los Angeles

Every Monday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Los Angeles area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Wes Craven’s “Deadly Friend”: The Cinefamily presents an archival 35mm print of the 1986 sci-fi/horror film.

Friday, October 28 Macbeth “Double Double” Feature: The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles screens two versions of Shakespeare’s masterpiece MACBETH. The Screening begins with MACBETH at 7pm and continues with THRONE OF BLOOD at 9:30pm.

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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Los Angeles


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BPT’s Featured Venues: The New Beverly Cinema

Brown Paper Tickets sells tickets for some great independent movie houses around the country but one that has continuously caught our eye is the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, the last repertory revival theater in Los Angeles. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Film


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