As OC Weekly print readers nearing Medicare age know, your humble servant contributed a weekly news digest column called A Clockwork Orange, which some allege was a precursor to Navel Gazing. Remnants still exist somewhere on the webby-nets and in my garage.Well, I am happy to report that some Holly ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 10, 10:43 A.M.: The Cuckoo's Nest documentary We Were Feared rolled on a screen at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Wednesday night, and contributing photographer John Gilhooley was there, just as he had been for the world premiere at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival.Click here to s ... More >>
ArcLight Cinemas on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood has come up with an interesting way of picking films for its inaugural Documentary Festival. On its Facebook page, the theater has posted the trailers of 20 documentaries. Anyone can watch and then vote for the film they would like to see the rest ... More >>
We Were Feared, the documentary that premiered at the 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival about the dearly departed Cuckoo's Nest punk rock club in Costa Mesa, is making a curtain call around the country.Ivan Correa, the president of Endurance Pictures and co-producer of the film, says We Were Feare ... 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 >>
Photo by John GilhooleyOne of the most famous former patrons of the Cuckoo's Nest, with the long-gone Costa Mesa club's owner.In the documentary Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoo's Nest, the Costa Mesa club's owner, Jerry Roach, says of punk during an on-camera interview from 30 years ago ... More >>
Photo by John GilhooleyJerry Roach is not dead.Controversy and the Cuckoo's Nest--it's as if Jerry Roach
never left us.
But many assumed the owner of the former Costa Mesa punk rock club had left
"People thought I was dead," he tells me with a chuckle.