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We Are the Best!

By Joy Bennett

April 8, 2014 | 10:12 am

Photo courtesy Magnolia Pictures

Last night I was invited to a screening of a very cute and adorable film, We Are the Best! directed by Swedish director Lukas Moodysson.  It’s an... read on

  • Out of the Bronx

    By Joy Bennett

    April 6, 2014 | 5:34 pm

    Writer Jerome Kass, photo by Joy Bennett

    Last night I went to a delightful private reception for a new book, Out of the Bronx by Jerome Kass, published by my friends Robert Wallace and Robert Asahina of Asahina & Wallace.  It was a beautiful afternoon, at a lovely home up in... read on

  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Concert

    By Joy Bennett

    April 3, 2014 | 10:43 pm

    Richard Montoya at Moss Theater April 3, 2014

    Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Westside Connections concert at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica.  Their special guest was Richard Montoya, a very talented writer/actor/filmmaker.  He... read on

  • The Music of Films

    By Joy Bennett

    March 30, 2014 | 8:18 pm

    Harry Gregson-Williams poster at The Wallis

    Today I went to a fascinating presentation at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  Harry Gregson-Williams talked about his remarkable career as a film composer.  He is the musical genius behind the... read on

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  • MONOGEM

    By Joy Bennett

    March 30, 2014 | 11:42 am

    Scott Smith and Jen Hirsh of MONOGEM

    Last night I went to a really cool private music release party by MONOGEM, a very interesting up-and coming band fronted by the charming singer/songwriter Jen Hirsh.  The band is a collaboration between Jen and producer/songwriter Scott... read on

  • Gloria Film Review

    By Joy Bennett

    March 12, 2014 | 2:22 pm

    I really enjoyed this movie.  The lead actress, Paulina Garcia, plays Gloria, and owns almost every frame of the film.  She rightfully won Best Actress award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival for this role.  Gloria tells the story of a middle-aged (not older as some... read on

  • Oscar Sunday!

    By Joy Bennett

    March 2, 2014 | 8:37 am

    Cate Blanchett at Santa Barbara Film Festival
    2/1/14 photo by Joy Bennett

    You can watch the Oscars live and go backstage for exclusive content here:   http://oscar.go.com/the-oscars-backstage or through a free App available called Watch ABC  -- exciting!  Have a great Oscar... read on

  • Oscar Week Event

    By Joy Bennett

    March 1, 2014 | 4:30 pm

    Went to a very interesting panel discussion this morning in Beverly Hills.  It was part of the Oscar Week events and this one focused on the Foreign Language Films.  The directors who were nominated in this category discussed their work, inspiration, casting process, etc., and it... read on

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