Our tribute to Jennifer Jason Leigh includes two of her best performances in this double feature. In GEORGIA, she stars as a desperately untalented singer struggling in the shadows of her sister, a much-loved folk musician. Then she plays the title role in MRS. PARKER & THE VICIOUS CIRCLE, writer-director Alan Rudolph’s wonderful, sardonic portrait of the legendary Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s.
1323-A 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 90401
24 year old Scottish award-winning comedian Daniel Sloss started writing and performing stand-up aged 16 and has sold out all 8 of his seasons at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe...
‘A genuine twinkle in his eye and a sharp line in observational humour…The humour is funny, intelligent and charming. As is Sloss.’ * * * *(4 stars, Edinburgh Evening News)
Daniel’s TV appearances include 'Conan' (4 times in 12 months), 'Sunday Night at the London Palladium', 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson', 'Pete Holmes Show', '@Midnight', 'John Bishop Show', 'Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow', 'Russell Howard’s Good News', 'Paul O’Grady Show' (Daniel’s TV debut aged 18). He starred in his own BBC show aged 19 'The Adventures Of Daniel', and still aged just 20, gave a Tedx Talk and recorded his debut stand-up DVD 'Daniel Sloss: Live!' for the BBC’s 2Entertain label.
‘Standout act with an irreverent wit... intelligent, razor sharp’ (Adelaide Advertiser, Australia)
Daniel co-created and stars in online sitcom M.U.F.F, has toured his solo shows extensively throughout UK (50 dates per year), Australia, Europe (15 countries per year) and is currently working on his own pilot for Warner Brothers with production company Conaco.
Daniel is also totally sick of people calling his comedy “dark”.....
‘Brilliantly dark... Sloss in razor-sharp form' (Sunday Times, UK)
In August 2008, aged just 17, Daniel became one of the youngest-ever finalists in the UK’s leading comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny? as well as performing his first Edinburgh festival fringe, Life in 2D. Since then he has brought a new solo hour-long show to the fringe every year - and sold it out. 2009’s Teenage Kicks sold every festival seat and transferred to London for his debut at the prestigious Soho Theatre, making him the youngest-ever standup to perform solo both at the theatre and in the West End. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 his shows (respectively) My Generation, The Joker and The Show were each smash-hits, all selling out their full runs in 400 seat venues at the Fringe and the latter 2 (having sold out 29 shows in Edinburgh’s Conference Centre) each toured the UK for 50+ dates. In 2013 and 2014, his new solo hours Stand-Up and Really…?! did the same, both embarking on extensive tours throughout the UK as well as across 16 European countries.
In fact, every year for the past 5 years, each of Daniel’s solo shows have been seen by an unprecedented 10,000 people at the Edinburgh Festival fringe alone.
His latest show Dark has been equally successful, selling out 4 weeks at the Edinburgh Conference Centre in 2015 and then touring for 70+ dates across UK and Europe, with an extra week-long run of dates added in London due to the demand after his first shows went on sale, before coming to the USA.
Daniel is working with production company Conaco, to develop his own pilot show for Warner Brothers Studios.
PARADISE TRIPS, 2015, 90 min. The title of writer-director Raf Reyntjens affecting new dramedy refers to the travel company run by bus driver Mario Dockers (Gene Bervoets). For many years, his bread-and-butter has been shuttling pensioners south for summer holidays, but on the eve of his own retirement, Mario is asked to drive a boisterous group of passengers to an electronic music festival in Croatia a trip that could reunite him with his estranged son. In Dutch with English subtitles. Belgian beer reception to follow.
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Meet and greet Doreen Cronin, author of the bestselling Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, and more. Her new book, Bloom, is a delightful picture book about how an extraordinary “ordinary” girl can save a kingdom with the help of a mud fairy.
10580 1/2 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Come to a fun-filled storytime where Bethanie Deeney Murguia will share her delightful new book, Cockatoo, Too. Two cockatoos meet two more cockatoos in tutus and two tutued toucans. And then two more! Can they all can-can? The cockatoos and toucans join together for a dance and ask the reader: "Can you can-can too?" Bethanie Deeney Murguia's charming book combines fantastically funny wordplay with lush, vibrant illustrations that will make readers want to can-can along! For ages 3 to 6.