Attallah Piazza, Chapman University
You've seen Kathryn Hahn in hilarious supporting roles on Girls, Parks and Recreation and Wanderlust, among many, many others, but she gets to carry a picture with Afternoon Delight, the latest comedy from writer Jill Soloway, who also makes her feature directorial debut. It's the latest movie getti ... More >>
The third Indie Film Festival is scheduled for Oct. 24-27 on Main Street in Garden Grove, and organizers are seeking submissions from filmmakers. Opening night, a Thursday, has a Latino film, food and music theme, the next night features a classic car show and American Graffiti screening, and the t ... More >>
WHERE MY LATINOS AT?! Wednesday night, they were being celebrated for their recent achievements in cinema at Newport Beach Film Festival's Latino Showcase through three spotlight films from Mexico, Chile, and Brazil at the Lido, Triangle, and Big Newport theaters, respectively. While I wish I coul ... More >>
Tonight at 8 at The Triangle, the Newport Beach Film Festival debuts its Music Videos program, which is part of the three-year-old Music Series of features and documentaries that focus on musicians. Confession time: I had my doubts about the video program when I first heard about it. Who wants to se ... More >>
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Santiago Canyon College
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Hip Hop in Ho Chi MinhThe acclaimed Vietnamese International Film Festival (VIFF)--an eight-day showcase of short and feature films--launches tonight in Irvine with Stephane Gauger's impressive Saigon Electric, a drama about hip hop dancers and present day youth culture in Vietnam.You can see Gau ... More >>
Volcom and the Newport Beach Film Festival are looking for teen filmmakers--not for any nasty purposes, but to generate submissions for the annual spring youth cinema celebration.This will be the seventh year of the Youth Film Showcase that runs during the Newport Beach Film Festival, whose 2011 ... More >>
The Weekly introduced readers to actor Ben York Jones a year ago, right after the Corona del Mar resident and his childhood pal, filmmaker Drake Doremus, stormed the 2010 Sundance Film Festival with their dramedy Douchebag.Jones returns to Park City, Utah, with Doremus' new indie-drama, Like Craz ... More >>
Video store schlock-influenced Quentin Tarantino has gone on to influence countless young American filmmakers, but who knew his reach extended to Chile? Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, all of 32, minds his P's and Q with Mandrill, a Spanish-language, revenge-exploitation flick presented tonight at the in ... More >>
The inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival kicks off tonight with screenings of Jonathan Lynn's Wild Target, Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars, the U.S. premiere of David Bradbury's Going Vertical: The Shortboard Revolution and special presentations of short films and the John Hughes' Brat Pack ... More >>
Farmer's TanThe local film scene heats up this weekend with the San Clemente screening of a film about an Orange County high school student facing shame for taking his farmer's tan to school and the Santa Ana continuation of the OC Film Fiesta.
Orange County Performing Arts Center
The Weekly in January followed Douchebag, the indie dramedy about estranged brothers on an unlikely pre-wedding road trip, to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, where the buzz was deafening for former Santa Ana resident Drake Doremus' touching and amusing picture.Despite no budget, no big- ... More >>
Bride Flight was a favorite among Newport Beach Film Festival jurors.Bride Flight, a drama about three women aboard a KLM airliner that won the 1953 Air Race from London to New Zealand, nearly swept the biggest jury awards at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival, which ended its eight-day run Th ... More >>
OC stage prodigy-turned-filmmaker Drake Doremus brings his 'very personal' movie to Park City, Utah
Kirby Dick is coming to Irvine to screen "Outrage," his documentary on closeted gay politicians.UC Irvine's Film and Video Center was late in releasing details of its fall program because the FVC's tiny and tireless staff was unsure whether there would even be a program. (Thank you, UC system acr ... More >>
Above are trailers to 17 pictures playing at the fifth anniversary SoCal Film Festival, which kicks off tonight at Huntington Beach Central Library and over the next 10 days will present 204 feature films, documentaries and shorts.
Herman (Matthew Lillard) and Rose (Nora Zehetner) jump into their relationship.Spooner, the romantic comedy that was directed by former Santa Ana resident Drake Doremus and stars former Tustin resident Matthew Lillard in the title role (and which won a rave here as well as an Outstanding Achievement ... More >>
Whoa, it's like the Newport Beach Film Festival is all "I'll be bawck" and stuff. Huh? What we're trying to say is, the recently concluded NBFF will be presenting a special preview screening of the upcoming Terminator: Salvation -- tomorrow night!Tickets are $20, and proceeds go to the film festival ... More >>
Photos by Bleu Cotton The scene at Fashion Island.The 10th Newport Beach Film Festival opened Thursday night at Edwards "Big Newport" with "celebrity" arrivals, flashing cameras and my exclusive red-carpet interview with Oscar-nominated film composer Marc Shaiman of Hairspray! and South Park: ... More >>
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Every two years Ysa D. Le and the volunteers at the Vietnamese International Film Festival do an extraordinary job showcasing the latest in Vietnamese film talent. As residents of Orange County we are blessed to have this weeklong event based here. If you're interested, hop over to UCI on Sunday. Th ... More >>
Were Here, Were Queer, Were Cinematic
Asian fest films get personal