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New Documentary

By Joy Bennett

January 16, 2015 | 12:04 pm

Filmmaker Fraser C. Heston

Last night I attended a special screening of the documentary The Search for Michael Rockefeller by Fraser C. Heston, pictured above.  This film explores the unsolved mystery of Michael Rockefeller's disappearance, and tells a fascinating story with film footage never before seen.  It will be available on Netflix on February 1.

  • Young Hollywood Roundtable

    By Joy Bennett

    November 8, 2014 | 11:38 am

    Yesterday I went to the Young Hollywood Roundtable at AFI Fest in Hollywood, it had some up and coming stars discuss their work and life in the industry.  Pictured above from the left, it featured Jena Malone, Logan Lerman, Joey King and Jenny Slate.  All were focused, articulate and bright, and it was a fascinating discussion aptly moderated by Amy Kaufman.  The excellent AFI Fest continues through November 13th, for tickets and more information visit afi.com.

  • AFI Film Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    October 23, 2014 | 12:23 pm

    The AFI Film Festival is coming up soon, it's held from November 6th to 13th.  It's a fun film festival in Hollywood and does have some free events; I will be covering it here.  For more information visit afi.com and click on AFI Fest. 

  • Stand-Up on the Spot

    By Joy Bennett

    October 15, 2014 | 1:33 pm

    Event Host and Performer Jeremiah Watkins

    Last night I went to a really fun, fast-paced event -- a stand-up comedy event with a twist.  Stand-Up on... More.

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  • Ethan Johns

    By Joy Bennett

    October 12, 2014 | 12:20 pm

    I saw singer/songwriter Ethan Johns at The Mint last night in Los Angeles.  He has a deep, soulful voice, plays masterful guitar, and writes darkly poetic lyrics.

  • Gone Girl

    By Joy Bennett

    October 3, 2014 | 4:58 pm

    Just saw this new movie starring Ben Affleck, pretty good!  Full of twists and turns.

  • Trip to New York City

    By Joy Bennett

    September 24, 2014 | 12:29 pm

    The Pod Hotel, Manhattan

    Just got back from a quick weekend trip to New York City, what a fun town.  I stayed at the adorable Pod Hotel which is super convenient.  It's right on 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in Midtown Manhattan.  The rooms are the size of a dorm, but it's clean, very reasonable and right in the middle of things.  Check out Buttercup Bakery on 2nd Avenue nearby too!

  • New Film

    By Joy Bennett

    September 9, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    Today I attended an advance screening of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby:  Them directed by Ned Benson starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy.  This introspective, somewhat unsettling film studies a married couple after a tragic event affects them, and how they each cope, separately and together.  Nicely acted, a moving, heartfelt film.

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