I’m such a huge The Tick fan that I’m salivating over the big blue guy takeover at SDCC 2017
I’ve loved the tick from comic book to cartoon to live action and now he’s back with BFF Arthur on Amazon Prime in August! While my fellow Tickers and I count down the day to the new series on Amazon Prime if your in SoCal head to San Diego Comic Con!
Amazon Prime Member Lounge
Amazon is taking over this year with the Amazon Prim Member Lounge (membership has it’s privileges) and celebrating it’s first hero series. It’s going to be ALOT of blue with the fun starting in San Diego on July 20th! Geeks will be able to explore the world of the Tick with the Amazon Prime Video’s Tick Takeover! You can find this celebration of blue zaniness on the MLK Promenade (on the corner of 1st and J Street) that will be hard to miss with a 20 foot tall animatronic Tick head and ‘easter eggs’ that will get lucky fans some cool swag.
Citizens can control the Tick’s emotions with levers that operate the giant 20ft animatronic build as well as a challenge based scavenger hunt to help our dynamic duo fight a group of evil doers. The multi room experience has four locations that fans of the series will remember – Goat’s Deli, Arthur’s Apartment, The Warehouse and The City Police Station.
The Tick Takeover will be open to the public Thursday, July 20th through Saturday, July 22nd from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, and Sunday, July 23rd from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm at the MLK Promenade (corner of 1st and J street).
The City Police Station
I’m excited that as a Amazon Prime Member we get to stream the pilot episode relaxing in the AC of our own private lounge <tee hee> and unlock digital badges hidden for exclusive member only swag! Matty Mo, the viral art sensation aka ‘the Most Famous Artist’ will create one-of-a-kind art pieces featuring Superian to share an “Instagrammable” moment from The Tick Takeover. The Most Famous Artist will also be responsible for creating and curating all the graffiti tags seen around The City.
Citizens can also call on #TeamTick on the streets of SDCC to help out like any self respecting hero! They’ll offer a hand to the helpless and defenseless and are easy to find with their Blue Antenna!
Season one of the new Amazon Original series, The Tick is streaming on August 25, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
About The Amazon Original Series, The Tick
Bursting with scabrous original storylines that turn on a dime, The Tick is a comedy with kinetic action, a wryly inventive visual style and crisply quotable dialogue. Heroes have flown among us for decades but mild-mannered accountant Arthur Everest (GRIFFIN NEWMAN) one day finds out there are also genuine bad guys in this new Amazon Original Series. He believes he has proof that The City, where he was born and raised, is actually controlled by a global super-villain known as the Terror (JACKIE EARLE HALEY). Destiny soon brings Arthur together with an eccentric, tall, blue-suited muscleman with a mysterious past and list of superpowers: The Tick (PETER SERAFINOWICZ). The title character serves as both the conscience and the unchecked id of the story. Citing the call of destiny, the Tick procures for Arthur a moth outfit with retractable wings and insists that he suit up as his sidekick. He and Arthur are the ultimate odd couple, but may just bring out the best in each other. In their quest to take back The City, the unlikely pair of heroes quickly sees just how complex the struggle between good and evil has become.
Posted in Animated, Comic Books, Comic Con, festival, Geek Fun, geek tv, Los Angeles, San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: Amazon Original Series, Amazon Prime Member Lounge, Blue Antenna, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hero, Men in Black, MLK Promenade, San Diego Comic Con, Scavenger Hunt, SDCC, TeamTick, the Tick, Tick Takeover
‘My Neighbor Totoro’ is coming to the U.S. Cinemas with the
STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2017
June 25 and 26 Only
Mark your calendars and buy tickets for the STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2017! The festival will include six-films in the monthly series of anime masterpieces that will be nationwide. The first fill will be in June with the iconic “My Neighbor Totoro,” from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Tickets for STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2017 can be purchased online by visiting
This is such a great opportunity to see Studio Ghibli’s most iconic film (and characters) in this beloved family classic ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. The animated film is about two young girls, Satsuki and Mei who move with their father to a new house in the countryside. But country life is not so simple as it seems, as they soon discover the house and nearby woods are full of strange and delightful creatures, most notably a family of Totoros, gigantic but gentle bear-like forest spirits that can only be seen by children. The Totoros introduce the girls to a series of new adventures, including a ride aboard the Cat Bus, in this all-ages animated masterpiece that brought Studio Ghibli and Japanese animation to a new global audience.
You will be able to see two versions. One will be dubbed in English on June 25 and subtitled on June 26, this special two-day event will also feature GKIDS Mini-Fest, an ongoing festival of the best animated shorts from around the world.
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Mune: Guardian of the Moon
This event also features the GKIDS MINIFEST, an ongoing festival of award-winning short animated films from around the world, as part of the exclusive event experience.
Sunday, June 25 at 12:55 p.m. local time (English language dubbed)
Monday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m. local time (English language subtitled)
Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy these events in more than 550 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change)
CINEMARK SERIES PASS
Cinemark is offering series passes for $60. Plus, for a limited time only, Cinemark Connections members unlock an exclusive poster reward.
YOU COULD WIN A TRIP TO TOKYO!
Buy a ticket to any Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 title May 5–June 27 & be entered to win a trip to the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka in Tokyo!
Posted in Animated, art, festival, Film, Geek Fun, Movie Tagged with: Animation, Cartoons, Film festival, Ghibli Museum, GhibliFest, GKids Mini Fest, Guardian of the Moon, Hayao Miyazaki, International Film, Japanse Animation, Kiki's Delivery Service, Mune: Guardian of the Moon, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Studio Ghibli Fest
DEFENDERS OF LIFE AT GARIFUNA INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL VENICE, CALIFORNIA ON SUNDAY, MAY 21 AT 7:45PM
The sixth annual Garifuna International Indegenous Film Festival is six days of films from May 12 – 27th. I learned of the festival because of the upcoming screening of ‘Defenders of Life’ from director/writer Dana Ziyasheva and Igor Darbo (Producer) that is set in the Indigenous community of Costa Rica and filmed on location.
I am very interested to learn of the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival and am excited to add this to my list of ‘Festivals to Attend’. I love seeing films representing diverse voices and stories that expose me to lives and people. The festival is during the weekend so am hoping to attend a film or two to see from another person’s eye how they see the world around them.
The film will be screened on Sunday, May 21 at 7:45pm at The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291with Dana Ziyasheva & Igor Darbo scheduled to attend. If you are unable to attend it is available exclusively on FlixPremiere at https://flixpremiere.com/film/defenders-of-life.
“I am very honored of this selection and excited about the opportunity to present
‘Defenders of Life’ at the Garifuna Film Festival,” said Ziyasheva, a journalist by training and former communications expert with the United Nations. “It is particularly important to me to show the film in the framework of an indigenous art event and next to other films by or about indigenous realities,” added Ziyasheva.
“Defenders of Life” 7:45pm, Sunday, May 21
$15.00 +$1.74 Students $20.00 + $1.99 General Admission
The festival’s mission to preserve and promote Garifuna culture is close to the filmmaker’s heart. “During my career with the United Nations, I worked on the promotion of Garifuna culture in Central America and had the honor of meeting with distinguished representatives of the Garifuna people in the government of Honduras and Nicaragua. I am very much looking forward to discovering the festival’s film selection and meeting with fellow filmmakers,” she added.
Every year, the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival connects the Garifuna diaspora from all over the world as well as indigenous communities from across the globe via one of the most powerful art forms: film. Celebrating its sixth annual edition in 2017, GIIFF will kick off May 12th and run through May 27th
. “Defenders of Life” is among more than 27 films selected by the festival, including features and shorts from the U.S., Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Peru, Iran, and African and other countries.
Garifuna is a unique culture descended from the only black Africans who fought and succeeded against being enslaved in the American Continent, and who also intermarried with Carib and Arawak people of the Caribbean. They speak their own language, Garifuna, as well as Spanish, Belizean Kriol and English. Garifuna gave the world the gift of the beautiful music and dance called “punta” and have significant populations in Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and the United States.
The film festival also welcomes works by, about and for indigenous people from all the continents. “The Garifuna people share so much with indigenous communities from all over the world, so much wisdom, so many stories,” says festival director Freda Sideroff. “We share common stories; we are more alike than we are different.”
Director Ziyasheva agrees. Her film is set among in an indigenous community of Costa Rica and was inspired by people she served as a U.N. worker. “‘Defenders of Life’ was born out of the real-life friendship between Carmen, a Ngäbe matriarch, and myself, a United Nations civil servant from Kazakhstan,” she said.
“When staying at her house, we spent a lot of time talking about her life and her hopes/fears for her daughters and granddaughters. We both wanted to give voice to the voiceless, leaving a proud testimony of her ancient civilization under threat and show the place and challenges of women in this culture. We both wanted it to be aesthetic and allegorical,” said Ziyasheva.
While Carmen is also an actress in the drama, she did more than acting, according to the director. “(She) was more than an actress, she was my collaborator on the film,” said Ziyasheva. “She helped me to direct actors, scout and pick locations and prepare dialogues. I discussed every scene with her. We also involved the entire community and its leaders; on occasion, more than 100 extras took part in the filming.”
Limited with a four-man crew, Ziyasheva had to be resourceful in the making of “Defenders of Life.” “I was not only my own assistant but also production designer, wardrobe, makeup, and driver,” she stated. “This was because of the budget constraints, but mainly because it would not have been feasible otherwise. We were outsiders granted unique access to this closed society.”
The project relied totally on the trust her team built with the community. “We could not disrupt the balance of their lives with a large crew, gear trucks, etc.,” she said. “That was one condition of theirs for allowing us to make the film, along with having all their dialogue spoken in the Ngäbe native language, rather than Spanish. They knew and accepted each one of us into their private spaces and homes, and we lived on site the entire time of the shoot,” she added.
This year’s festival theme is “Remembering the Garifuna Holocaust” to pay tribute to the early Garifuna warriors that died for their people’s freedom 220 years ago, according to festival director Freda Sideroff. The Garifuna people are descendants of the only black Africans in the American continent who successfully fought against being enslaved, “paying the ultimate price, the death of many, and the relocation of resilient survivors,” said Sideroff.
“We are a resilient, proud people that have survived atrocities,” stated Sideroff, a Garifuna immigrant from Belize. “Like many indigenous communities all over the world, today we still face many challenges and find our culture and way of life under threat. But our ancestors inspire and guide us with their example and wisdom.”
She added, “We must remember their sacrifice and treasure our priceless Garifuna language, culture and history.”
WHAT: Garifuna International Film Festival 2017
WHEN: Begins Friday, May 12th. Runs through Saturday, May 27th
WHERE: The Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
WHY: Established by Freda Sideroff, an indigene of the Garifuna, GIIFF started in 2012 with a mission to preserve the values and aspirations of Garifuna and all indigenous people and cultures through films about indigenous cultures, their values and struggles.
Posted in festival, Film, Los Angeles, Movie Tagged with: Dana Ziyasheva, Defenders of Life, Garifuna International Film Festival, GIFF, Independent Film, Indie Film, Venice California
Who doesn’t love tacos under the sun?? Sounds like Pasadena does with this spring Tequila & Taco Music Festival at the Brookside Park (next to the Rose Bowl) on June 10th & 11th, 2017. On Saturday the festival will have an exclusive tequila sampling and throughout the weekend attendees will enjoy entertainment, food and drinks for guests 21 and up. Musical guests will include Metalachi, Adelaide, Third Sol and more to be announced.
Tequila & Taco Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Tequila Tasting: Saturday, June 10, 2017
11:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Mas Margaritas! Sunday, June 11, 2017
11:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
360 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
Saturday tequila sampling tickets are $40. General admission tickets are $10 per individual Saturday and Sunday ticket. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival and to consume alcohol. There is no tequila tasting on Sunday. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. For more information, please visit www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com.
Posted in festival, Food Tagged with: Adelaide, Brookside Park, Foodie, Metalachi, pasadena, SoCal, Tequila, Tequila & Taco Music Festival, Tequila Sampling, Third Sol
IndieCade Festival 2017 is accepting submissions for festival and showcases for East and Europe
IndieCade is a great platform for independent game makers from across the world that has a competition to showcase indie games and interactive media with innovative games unlike anything you might see anywhere else.
Who: Independent Game Developers, Designers, and Artists
What: Games and Interactive creative. Finished games as well as work- in-progress projects can be entered.
When: Regular Submissions are due by April 30, 2017
Late Submissions are due by June 15, 2017
Details: For complete details, submission criteria and how to submit your game, visit www.IndieCade.com/Submissions.
IndieCade recommends these multiplayer games from past festivals! Our CM *still* plays Ultimate Chicken Horse & Who Lurks
Applauded as the “Sundance of the videogame industry,” IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade’s programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade East, IndieCade Europe, IndieCade’s Showcase @ E3, and IndieCade Festival, the largest gathering of independent game creators in the nation.
Posted in Animated, art, Business, festival, Game Chick Tagged with: Artists, Board Games, Business, designers, E3, Game Business, Gamers, Independent Game Developers, IndieCade East, IndieCade Europe, IndieCade Festival, IndieCade’s Showcase, Nintendo, PC Games, PS, Sony, Submissions, Video Games, VR, Xbox
Am SOOO excited to see Taboo’s collection of geekiness tomorrow! What’s on your must see list for Stan Lee’s L.A. Comic Con this weekend at the convention center?????
|LET’S GET IT STARTED!
Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas is coming to LA Comic Con! Taboo will be bringing the debut of Taboo’s Toy Museum, a collection of valuable and collectible toys from the 70’s and 80’s. Come say hi and take a peek at highlights from his own personal collection!
|THEY’LL BE AT L.A. COMIC CON… Mostly!
We have Aliens galore! Come say hi to Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein and Mark Rolston as they unveil the convention premiere of the Aliens Power Loader and Xenomorph! They’ll be holed up Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum.We have Aliens galore! Come say hi to Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein and Mark Rolston as they unveil the convention premiere of the Aliens Power Loader and Xenomorph! They’ll be holed up Saturday and Sunday at the Hollywood Sci-Fi Museum.
| THINK YOU CAN CREATE A TV SHOW?
Our friends at Legion M will be on hand all weekend, taking elevator pitches — the best one could be made into a real television series! Bring your best ideas and pitch it…but you only have the length of an elevator ride to do it!
| THINK YOU SHOULD BE ON A TV SHOW?
Think you have a rare collectible? Want to find out what you’ve got? Then bring it on Sunday to the SyFy Con Stars booth, and maybe you can make it on to the show…and discover what you’ve really got!
|IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION!
Pick up your badge early! A ticket gets you a badge, a badge gets you in the door! We are working hard to make sure we can process tickets as fast as possible, but you can never go wrong with arriving early! You can pick up your badge any time during badge redemption hours.
- Friday badge redemption starts at 9am, and the show opens at 5pm. Friday is shopping only. This is the best time to get your shopping done and grab your exclusives! You should also check out Club Comic Con if you are 21 and older with DJ RUFIO (Yes, from Hook, in his costume)! You can get your tickets HERE.
- Saturday Badge redemption starts at 7am. Show doors open at 9am and the show goes until 6pm. Don’t forget all Saturday and 3-day badge holders who are 18+ get in to our Cosplay Ball at Club Novo at LA Live after the show! So come convention all day and party all night!
- Sunday Badge redemption starts at 9am. Show doors opens at 10am and goes till 4pm. The Ultimate Kids Trick-or-Treat will start at 1:30pm. All exhibitors in booths will have candy and fun stuff to give out to the kids! The Kid’s Costume Contest, sponsored by Disney’s MOANA, starts at 12:30 pm on the Hot Topic Main Stage. Any child 12 and under can enter, sign up is at 11:00to the right of the Main Stage. SPACE IS VERY LIMITED.
Read our Survival Guide HERE. The Survival guide is your key to all the info on Stan Lee’s LA Comic Con. Serisously read it and thank us later.
Grab a progam guide! We have free program guides avaliable in the Lobby of South Hall with cover art by Camilla De’Errico. Have her sign it at A26. Program guides have floor plan and panel info. However some changes and new additions have been made so Download the ALLCal app for all the updates or see our website as well.
Autograph and Photograph Schedule! Get prices and signing/photo schedule for all our guests HERE. We try to get prices for everyone but if their price isn’t listed just go to their booth or table for price info
Panels! We have some MIND blowing panels this year! Plan your show and check for any updates or new additions HERE
PARKING! LA Convention Center has a lot of parking and there is PLENTY of other lots close by as well. We always suggest carpooling with friends to avoid parking fees. If you can take the TRAIN, The PICO stop off the EXPO and BLUE LINE stops RIGHT across the street from the LACC and it’s super cheap.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL SUNDAY ATTENDEES! Sunday morning is also the LOS ANGELES ROCK N’ ROLL MARATHON in Downtown L.A. Street closures and detours will be in effect — plan accordingly, and come early!
Posted in Comic Con, culture, festival, Geek Fun, geek tv, Los Angeles Tagged with: Comikaze, Convention Life, Cosplay, DTLA, Geek Life, Jenette Goldstein, Lance Henriksen, Legion M, Los Angeles Convention Center, Mark Rolston, Michael Biehn, nerd, Stan Lee, Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con, Taboo!
Are you celebrating 50 years of Star Trek at the Egyptian Theatre? Any fan has to head to hollywood and enjoy the beloved series with Q&A, special giveaways and saying goodbye to Nimoy. It’s been a long time since the original Star Trek films have been on the big screen and thanks to The American Cinematheque, Geek Magazine & Paramount Home Video we can celebrate
STAR TREK at 50
I’m hoping to have the opportunity to talk with Adam Nimoy about his father, Spock and his documentary.
|Special Guests, Bonus Featurettes, Giveaways, New Documentary ‘FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK,’ Booksignings, Photo Opportunity and more surprises!
September 9 – 16, 2016 at the Egyptian Theatre
Space … the final frontier” opened up to television viewers on September 8, 1966 with the NBC-TV premiere of “Star Trek.” Creator Gene Roddenberry had envisioned the sci-fi series as the interstellar answer to the popular Western “Wagon Train” but couldn’t have possibly imagined how long the “five-year mission” of the U.S.S. Enterprise would last – cancelled after three seasons (and an unprecedented fan letter campaign to keep it on the air), the program spawned animated and live action TV spinoffs and an ongoing series of big screen adventures.
In 1979, Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE kicked off a mania for TV-to-movie adaptations that has thrived ever since and spawned multiple sequels. To celebrate a half-century of “Star Trek,” we present the new documentary on star Leonard Nimoy, FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK, and five of the first features following Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu and Chekov across the galaxy. These films embody the ideals of sci-fi’s first franchise that have endured for 50 years; may they continue to live long and prosper for many more.
Read Mark Altman’s appreciation of STAR TREK on our blog.
Friday, Sept. 9 – 7:30 PM – Egyptian Theatre
STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
Join us in the lobby at 6:30 PM, where author Preston Neal Jones will sign his book, Return to Tomorrow: The Filming of Star Trek – The Motion Picture. STAR TREK soundtrack releases will also be available for purchase from La-La Land Records.
The evening begins with a panel discussion including original series story editor Dorothy D.C. Fontana, writer David Gerrold, casting director Joe D’Agosta and others, moderated by Roger Lay, Jr. and Mark A. Altman. Program includes free bonus featurette “Maiden Voyage: Making STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE.”
Saturday, Sept. 10 – 7:30 PM – Egyptian Theatre
FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK
Co-presented by Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles and Birth Movies Death
Join us before the show in the lobby, where STAR TREK soundtrack releases will be available for purchase from La-La Land Records.
Discussion following with Adam Nimoy. Program includes free bonus featurette “The New Frontier: Resurrecting Star Trek.” All ticket buyers will be eligible to win a Star Trek The Original Series Soundtrack Collection Box Set, courtesy of La-La Land Records.
Sunday, Sept. 11 – 7:30 PM – Egyptian Theatre
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN & STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
Join us before the show in the lobby, where STAR TREK soundtrack releases will be available for purchase from La-La Land Records.
Discussion between films with producer Robert Sallin moderated by Roger Lay, Jr. and Mark A. Altman. Program includes free bonus featurette “The Genesis Effect: Engineering THE WRATH OF KHAN.” All ticket buyers will be eligible to win the new Star Trek: 50th Anniversary Collection blu-ray set.
Friday, Sept. 16 – 7:30 PM – Egyptian Theatre
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME & STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
Join us before the show in the lobby, where STAR TREK soundtrack releases will be available for purchase from La-La Land Records.
Discussion between films with writer/director Nicholas Meyer, producer Steven Charles-Jaffe, actor W. Morgan Sheppard, associate producer Kirk Thatcher and critic Scott Mantz, moderated by Roger Lay, Jr. and Mark A. Altman. Program includes free bonus featurettes “The Dream Is Alive: The Continuing Mission” and “End of an Era: Charting the Undiscovered Country.”
Get your ticket on fandango.com
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The 20th Chicano International Film Festival is September 10th & 11th
the closing night will have the Los Angeles premier of
THE OTHER BARRIO starring RICHARD MONTOYA
at the Arlight in Hollywood with a screening and Q&A on Sunday, September 11th TICKETS
Shot on location in San Francisco and based on true events, THE OTHER BARRIO tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s rapidly gentrifying Mission District and finds himself face-to-face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sofia Nido, a beautiful but dangerous flame from his past.
Los Angeles premiere of THE OTHER BARRIO at the 20th annual Chicano International Film Festival
The Chicano International Film Festival (ChIFF) will take place September 10th, 2016 at Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education in Lincoln Heights and September 11th, 2016 at Arclight Cinemas Hollywood. ChIFF includes independent film screenings, panel discussions and an exclusive art exhibit comprised of renowned Chicano artists, in conjunction with live musical performances by some of LA’s budding new Chicano/Latino musicians. The festival will close with the Los Angeles premiere of THE OTHER BARRIO co-written by and starring Richard Montoya. This independent feature film directorial debut from Producer/Director Dante Betteo is based on a noir short story by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia. Shot on location in San Francisco and based on true events, THE OTHER BARRIO tells the story of housing inspector Roberto Morales as he investigates the suspicious circumstances of a fatal fire in a residential hotel in San Francisco’s rapidly gentrifying Mission District and finds himself face-to-face with murder in the streets, corruption at City Hall and the mysterious Sofia Nido, a beautiful but dangerous flame from his past. Q&A with the filmmakers and Alejandro Murguia to follow the screening. Red carpet beings at 12:30pm in front of ArcLight Hollywood. To learn more about ChIFF, please visit http://chicanoiff.com
Posted in festival, Film, Los Angeles Tagged with: Arclight, Chicano International Film Festival, Film festival, Hollywood, Indie Film, Richard Montoya, The Other Barrio
GIVE BACK AND ENJOY GREAT MUSIC AND FOOD WITH CHEF BRUCE KALMAN AND MARIE PETULLA OF KNEAD & CO.
JOIN FORCES WITH GREEN WISH
TO SUPPORT FIVE LOCAL GREEN CHARITIES AT
FOOD AND MUSIC FEST IN DOWNTOWN LA
AT GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
Please join Celebrity Chef Bruce Kalman and Marie Petulla of KP Hospitality Group, Green Wish Founder actor Raphael Sbarge (TNT’s Murder in the First, ABC’s Once Upon a Time), and Green Wish President Scott Harris, COO Building Construction Group, and Green Wish Board Members Sharon Lawrence and Ed Begley, Jr. along with celebrity attendees including: Camille Balsamo (Murder in the First, Harbinger Down) & Reid Collums (Harbinger Down, GREEK), Currie Graham (Murder In The First), Lee Arenberg (Pirates of the Caribbean, Once Upon A Time), Lombardo Boyar (Murder in the First), Jamie McShane (Bloodlines, Murder In the First), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Nicholas Guest ( Madam Secretary, Sleepy Hollow) & Pamela Guest (Cleopatra Backstage), KJ Smith (Queen Sugar, Family Time), James Anderson (NFL Player New Orleans Saints), International Model Carissa Rosario and Saga Elmotaseb (Spice It Up With Saga), among others at KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish. With LIVE entertainmentby Winslet andChef Bruce Kalman’s band, Foie Grock and food by Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market, Ramen Hood, DTLA Cheese, Bar Moruno, Valerie Confections and Coolhaus.
Green Wish and Knead & Co. Pasta Bar + Market are teaming up for The KNEAD to Give Food & Music Fest – Powered by Green Wish, a food and music charity event which is a fusion of great food, live entertainment and passionate people who will come together to keep LA Green to support five local Los Angeles charities: Food Forward, HoneyLove, Muir Ranch Pasadena, Hollywood Orchard, and FoLAR.
KNEAD & CO. pasta bar + market @ Grand Central Market
317 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
– HoneyLove is a Los Angeles based non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees by educating our communities and inspiring new urban beekeepers.
Muir Ranch Pasadena
– In 2011, a dedicated team of volunteer teachers and students began converting 1.5 acres of the John Muir High School campus into an urban farm. Muir Ranch grows a variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit that are included in weekly CSA boxes as well as school cafeteria lunches. Students can complete community service or internship graduation requirements by enrolling in classes at the Ranch. Muir Ranch also provides paid internships to students, which are funded by private donations, special events, farmer’s market sales, and subscriptions to the produce box program (CSA).
– To better neighborhood quality of life by operating a community orchard that is a teaching model for sustainability through its workshops on growing fruit locally, and sharing the food in open-air events held in the Beachwood Canyon community, outreach communities, and food-charity organizations.
Is a non-profit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship. Once home to steelhead and grizzlies, the Los Angeles River meandered through wetlands, marshes, willow, alder and sycamore, providing desperately needed water for the region. Now running over 50 miles long – from the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the ocean in Long Beach – the Los Angeles River flows through 14 cities and countless neighborhoods. When the Army Corps of Engineers initiated a flood control project in the late 1930s, they began the process of paving 80% of the River, creating the world’s largest storm drain. Over the ensuing decades, the River that had been the sole water supply for the City of Los Angeles before the Los Angeles Aqueduct was completed in 1913 almost disappeared from public consciousness. With the cement came a perceptual shift: the River no longer existed. Instead, it was a “flood control channel,” a no-man’s land, surrounded by fences and signs.
– is a grassroots, non-profit organization that funds local, green organizations through customers’ small donations at local retailers. Put simply: We’re a charity that helps fund the green projects in your neighborhood!
Green Wish was founded in 2009 by actor/producer Raphael Sbarge, after the birth of his first child, “I was struck by how alive I suddenly felt as a father,” he explained. “Conversely, I also felt remarkably vulnerable and defenseless to protect this little person’s journey in a world as vast and complex as ours. I had to ask, ‘What can we do to contribute in any small way to leave the world a better place than when we found it?'”
The answer: Green Wish – we help people to support a movement – not just one organization, but multiple ones. When you donate to Green Wish, you’re actually helping numerous environmental groups, right in your own community.
Green Wish partners with local retailers, which place our donation cards right at their cash registers. Customers can “buy” and add Green Wish donations on to their purchase at the retailer.
These donations are collected by local Green Wish chapters and distributed regularly to area organizations that have been carefully vetted. The board of directors in each chapter evaluates and selects deserving organizations with track records of good work across the green spectrum, focusing on air, water, earth and environmental education. * Ninety cents of every dollar* goes to your local green groups.
We started in Los Angeles with a chapter supporting nine organizations in Southern California. We are spreading across the country with the ultimate goal to start Green Wish chapters across the country, all supporting groups in their communities.
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Los Angeles Food & Wine, presented by Coastal Luxury Management and founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, announce the www.LAFW.com is open to purchase tickets to attend the three-night, four-day, not-to-miss culinary extravaganza that takes over the city of Los Angeles.
Foodies will be exploring Los Angeles from the DTLA along Grand Avenue to Santa Monica fun in the sun and sand on the toes at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows to Barker Hanger (Santa Monica Airport) for tastes that criss-cross the globe.
Los Angeles’ world class level culinary scene inspires the most accomplished chefs with food philosophies that will titillate the tastebuds! This is the sixth year of the Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival where attendees will experience fine dining in a series of Power Lunches and evening events that will impress the most adventurous eater.
With unparalleled tastings, lunches, seminars, book signings, and cooking demonstrations, event highlights from this year’s festival will include:
- Amazon Presents Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Thursday, August 25 – The evening hosted by Emeril Lagasse will feature a walk-around tasting with culinary creations from all over the map along with beer, wine and cocktails. The inspiration for the global take on the evening comes from the premiere of the upcoming Amazon original series, Eat the World.
- Lexus at Grand Avenue, Thursday, August 25-Saturday, August 27 – Sweet Lucie’s ice cream truck and handcart will feature an ice cream scoop station, and guests can create their own ice cream sandwiches. Grand Avenue attendees can also enjoy dessert drinks such as Brandy Alexanders and adult root beer floats.
- Grand Avenue Night Market hosted by Jet Tila and Brian Malarkey,Friday, August 26 – The evening will spotlight the street foods from the markets, carts, street stalls, and mom-and-pop joints that span the alleyways, city streets, and corners of every vibrant country from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur including Chefs Elizabeth Falkner, Jeffrey Lunak (Sumo Dog), Tin Vuong (Little Sister), Andrew Gruel (Slapfish), and Kevin Nashan (Sidney Street Café) to name a few.
- LIVE on Grand Avenue with Tyler Florence, Saturday, August 27 – The city will ignite with electrifying live musical performances, DJ sets, and exciting cuisine from chefs including Timothy Hollingsworth (Otium), Jason Dady (Jason Dady Restaurant Group), and Stephen Kalt (Spartina).
- Lexus Grand Tasting, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 – Gourmands and food-obsessed will be invited to spend a leisurely afternoon at Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar, with activations such as NFL Homegating’s “slider central” featuring toppings representing each of the 32 NFL teams. At the Lexus Grand Tasting, James Beard Award Winners Stephanie Izard and Laura Werlin will share their knowledge for cheese with attendees at the Lexus Cheese Shoppe, which will be similar to a high-end fromagerie during which attendees can sample a variety of North American cheeses.
On sale now, tickets for individual events range from $105-300, with additional package and VIP options. Please continue to visit LAFW.com for updates and details on full programming of events, chefs, wineries, sommeliers, and mixologists participating at the 6th Annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival.
WHEN: Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28, 2016
WHERE: Headquartered in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with main events taking place directly in front of the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall and The Broad museum (with closures along Grand Avenue, between 1st and 3rd street),the 6th annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival will feature tastings, dinners, lunches, seminars, cooking demonstrations, and special events located across parts of greater Los Angeles, including Downtown, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and more.
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