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  • Florida Film Festival: Water documentary wins big

    Florida Film Festival: Water documentary wins big
    A documentary about bringing clean water to the world was the big winner at this year's Florida Film Festival. "SlingShot" won the grand jury award as well as the audience prize for best documentary at the 23rd annual festival. "SlingShot" is the...
  • Florida Film Festival: Offbeat feast of movies

    Florida Film Festival: Offbeat feast of movies
    For movie fans tired of cookie-cutter fare in familiar packaging, the Florida Film Festival offers a buffet of offbeat dishes. The festival's 23rd edition starts Friday, April 4 and runs through April 13. Major actors — Susan Sarandon, Paul...
  • Architecture & Design Film Festival zooms in on L.A.

    Architecture & Design Film Festival zooms in on L.A.
    The Los Angeles edition of the Architecture & Design Film Festival kicks off its five-day salute to art, architecture, design, fashion and urban planning Wednesday with showings of "If You Build It," "Design Is One: Massimo & Leila Vignelli" and "16...
  • Film Review: 'Levitated Mass'

    Skillfully structured and highly entertaining, Doug Pray's docu chronicles the saga of Michael Heizer's monumental sculpture "Levitated Mass" from its conceptual inception in 1968 to the installation of a 340-ton boulder at the Los Angeles County Museum...
  • L.A. Film Fest: 'Mother, ' 'Code' Nab Jury Awards; 'Short Term,' 'Wadjda,' 'American' Take Audience Awards

    Janis Nord's Latvian drama "Mother, I Love You" and Ryan McGarry's medical documentary "Code Black" have taken the narrative and documentary jury awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Daniel Crettin's "Short Term 12" (pictured above) won the fest's...
  • L.A. looms larger than rock in 'Levitated Mass' film

    L.A. looms larger than rock in 'Levitated Mass' film
    In the year it has been at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Michael Heizer sculpture known formally as "Levitated Mass" and more familiarly as "the rock" has drawn more than 300,000 people, many of them posing for Instagram or Twitter photos as...
  • L.A. Film Festival opens with Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'

    L.A. Film Festival opens with Pedro Almodovar's 'I'm So Excited'
    Following Wednesday night's pre-festival screening of "Man of Steel," the Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off in earnest Thursday night with the North American premiere of Pedro Almódovar's "I'm So Excited!" The 19th edition of the festival runs through...
  • Michael Heizer's calling is set in stone

    Michael Heizer's calling is set in stone
    In early 1969, a young artist working in the Nevada desert had an idea for an epic sculpture. Michael Heizer had found a 120-ton boulder in the mountains and wanted to set it above a trench dug in a dry lake bed. Visitors would be able to walk into the...