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Dances with Films Festival

By Joy Bennett

May 30, 2014 | 3:36 pm

Opening Night of Dances with Films at Chinese Theaters, Hollywood

Last night I was thrilled to attend the opening night ceremonies of Dances with Films, an outstanding film festival... read on

  • Folk Music Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    May 19, 2014 | 6:39 pm

    I drove out to Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills yesterday to attend the 54th Annual Topanga Banjo, Fiddle Contest and Folk Music Festival.  Lots of fine musicians there in a lovely country setting.  I saw the excellent Suzie Glaze and the Hilonesome Band there, also pictured above.  For more information visit topangabanjofiddle.org.

  • One Small Hitch Film

    By Joy Bennett

    May 5, 2014 | 10:14 pm

    Laemmle's Royal Theatre, West Los Angeles

     

    Tonight I went to see another couple of films at the LA Jewish Film Festival.  The first was one of the best short films I've ever seen, The Man Who Buried His Own Leg.  Just three minutes long and absolutely perfect.  Then we saw... read on

  • Cupcakes Film

    By Joy Bennett

    May 4, 2014 | 1:17 pm

     

    Last night I saw a very sweet, fun film Cupcakes screened as part of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival.  It was light, frothy, genuinely funny and original.  Directed by Israeli director Eytan Fox, the film is a musical comedy about a bunch of neighbors who spontaneously... read on

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  • LA Jewish Film Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    May 2, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    Front of Saban Theatre, one of the LAJFF venues

    Last night was the gala opening night of the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival and it was super.  Tons of folks showed up, lots of celebrities, and a wonderful film screened called Ten from Your Show of Shows.  Wonderful comedy... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Joy Bennett lives in Santa Monica, California and is the author of Under a Quarter Moon, a poetry and short story collection; and a novel called Cruise.  She has also been...

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