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Thursday, April 30



The 10th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is the best one yet! This is a community wide film festival that honors Jewish characters and culture through film. The LAJFF brings one of a kind films to Los Angeles audiences between April 30 and May 7, 2015. With over 25 new films being brought to Los Angeles at special screening events, everyone, from all walks of life are able to enjoy rare and never before seen films from around the world. Audiences will have not only selected films, but "chosen" films from UK, Germany, Russia, France, Netherlands, Uruguay and Israel. Its a week filled with fascinating, controversial and always entertaining documentaries, shorts and comedy feature films. The LAJFF will hold many Los Angeles area premiere screening events including the April 30th, Opening Night Gala when LAJFF will show the award winning documentary film "The Outrageous Sophie Tucker" with filmmakers Susan and Lloyd Ecker attending for the filmmaker Q&A. Due to popular demand this grand first film will get a second screening at another during the week long event.

There will also be a very special in person Q&A held at closing night on May 7th with filmmaker, Israeli writer/director Gideon Raff, best known as the creator of "Prisoners of War," the Israeli version of Showtime's hit American series "Homeland". Many films will be coming to the LAJFF for their Los Angeles premiere screening event.

Among the many fine films, LAJFF will screen there are two art themed films. "The Art Dealer" (l’Antiquaire),Drama/France, Directed by François MargolinStarring Anna Sigalevitch in French with English subtitles and will include a Q&A session with Randy Schoenberg, renowned art restitution lawyer and subject of the current film “Woman in Gold.” Plus, another fine art themed screening will be held for "Chagall-Malevich" a Russian language film (with English Subtitles) for its LA Premiere event. This beautiful film is about the life and times of famed fine art master Marc Chagall. There are many more unique and wonderful films including the French film and family friendly showing for "Belle and Sebastian" making its Los Angeles Premiere. This French film is dubbed in English so that audiences of all ages can enjoy the heartwarming story of a boy and his dog.

Sports fans, especially fans of the NFL, will want to get tickets for a special LA Premiere screening for "Touchdown Israel." This wonderful Documentary is about Israeli Football as a unifying force for the troubled country. Packed with plenty of gridiron action and irreverent humor, this film chronicles the improbable rise of American football in Israel. Hampered by inadequate playing conditions and an indifferent public, the Israeli Football League received a boost from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who funded a football stadium and became a league sponsor. Today, football in Israel is thriving, with over 600 players from a cross-section of Israeli society, including Arabs, Christians, secular and Orthodox Jews, even Palestinians, who have one thing in common — love of the game.

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Eric Bogosian: Up Close & Personal

Abril Bookstore

415 E Broadway #102, Glendale, 91205


(4/30) Award winning actor, playwright, and novelist ERIC BOGOSIAN from New York will be in town to present his new book, OPERATION NEMESIS: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide. Admission is free with reception to follow. Space is limited. Reserved seating available.

ERIC BOGOSIAN is an actor, playwright, and novelist of Armenian descent. He was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Talk Radio, and is the recipient of Berlin Film Festival's Silver Bear Award, several Obie Awards, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is also the author of three novels.

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CalArts Film/Video Showcases

REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater

631 West 2nd St, Los Angeles, 90012


CalArts School of Film/Video presents a juried selection of special screenings that feature new short and feature-length films by students in its four programs—a culmination of hard work and dedication throughout the year.

Thursday, April 30 at 8pm
Experimental Animation Program

Friday, May 1 at 8pm
Film Directing Program

Saturday, May 2 at 7pm
Program in Film and Video

Tuesday, May 5 at 8pm
Film Directing Program + Program in Film and Video
(Long Form Screening)

All screenings are free and open to the public. Reservations are required due to limited seating.

For additional information and screenings held at CalArts, visit http://filmvideo.calarts.edu/showcase

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IO West Mainstage Theater

6366 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, 90028

9:00pm to 10:00pm

Dasariski combines the names and talents of Bob Dassie, Rich Talarico, and Craig Cackowski. Dasariski is known for their “slow play” style of longform improvisation, creating an hour-long piece of theater with a focus on believable characters and relationships inspired from a single audience suggestion.
Bob, Rich, and Craig first met at Chicago’s IO in 1992, and over the years have played together in such ensembles as Mr. Blonde, Close Quarters, Baby Wants Candy, Trio, Cog, Quartet, and The Armando Show. All three are veterans of Chicago’s Second City, and their TV and film credits as writers and actors include Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, Key & Peele, Arrested Development, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community, HBO’s Funny or Die Presents, Veep, Drunk History, IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon and the feature films High Fidelity, Casa De Mi Padre and The Kings of Summer. Festival appearances include Chicago Improv Festival, L.A. Improv Fest, Austin’s Out of Bounds, and UCB NY’s Del Close Marathon.

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Friday, May 1

FUSION: World Music & Dance Festival

Lake Casitas

11311 Santa Ana Road, Ventura, 93001

10:00am to 10:00pm


Join us for a magical 3 day weekend filled with professional music and dance performances from around the world! Dance, laugh, make new friends, camp, eat delicious foods, and shop our incredible World Marketplace. 3 Days of world music & dance performances + workshops + world foods + camping at beautiful Lake Casitas! We're building something amazing and we hope that you'll join us for this inaugural event!


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True Romance Fest

Safari Inn

1911 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, 91506

12:00pm to 10:00pm

Celebrating the cult movie classic True Romance, the True Romance Fest returns for a two-day, outdoor screening and party at the world-famous Safari Inn in Burbank, where parts of the movie were filmed. The 2nd annual festival will take place on May 1 and 2, 2015.

The weekend will begin on Friday May 1, where VIP Hotel guests will enjoy a day at the pool followed by a kick-off party with cast and crew, and a night of karaoke, True Romance style. Saturday morning will feature a meet and greet, and breakfast with actors Bronson Pinchot (Elliot), and Paul Bates (Marty). Festivities will culminate with an outdoor sunset screening of the film. Guests can enjoy a host of activities including live music, a pop-up art show, photo booth, as well as a display of original movie props. There will also be a DJ and an array of vendors on hand. A portion of the proceeds will go to Patricia Arquette's charity, GIVELOVE.org.

This unique event presented by Sean Healy Presents & Dan Storm Productions celebrates the classic film, written by Quentin Tarantino, directed by Tony Scott, and starring Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Brad Pitt, Dennis Hopper, and James Gandolfini.

Hotel VIP packages are available. To purchase tickets, please visit www.ticketweb.com. For more information, please visit http://www.trueromancefest.com.

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