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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 that focuses on "undiscovered, incredible talent" -- films by folks who truly love them.  This...

  • Pan African Film and Arts Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    February 7, 2014 | 11:28 pm

    After Party at PAFF, photo by Joy  Bennett

    Last night I attended the Opening Night screening and party for the Pan African Film and Arts Festival held at Rave Cinemas, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza.  We saw Of Good Report, a controversial film written and directed by Jahmil...

  • Cate Blanchett

    By Joy Bennett

    February 3, 2014 | 8:12 pm

    Cate Blanchett, photo by Joy Bennett

     

    Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.  This year, the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award went to Cate  Blanchett.  I attended the Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony last weekend,...

  • Annette Bening at AFI FEST 2013

    By Joy Bennett

    November 15, 2013 | 7:09 pm

    Annette Bening, photo by Joy Bennett

    This past week the venerable AFI Fest 2013 has been going on, one of the most important film festivals around. Tuesday night I was fortunate enough to see Annette Bening at a panel discussing her work and life with Arie Posin, the writer...

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  • New York International Film Festival—LA Edition

    By Joy Bennett

    September 26, 2013 | 3:16 am

    Festival Director Rich Rossi and actress Lindsay Thomas at New York International Film Festival -- 
    LA Edition, September, 20, 2013, Los Angeles, CA, photo by Joy Bennett

    As I mentioned in my post of September 19, 2013 (scroll down), I recently was fortunate enough to attend...

  • NY International Film Festival—LA Edition

    By Joy Bennett

    September 20, 2013 | 4:36 am

    Opening Night of NYIFF - LA Edition, Sept. 18, 2013, photo by Joy Bennett

    Wednesday night I was thrilled to attend the Red Carpet Opening Night Event of the New York International Film Festival - LA Edition.  Friends invited me, and there I met lots of directors, filmmakers,...

  • Santa Monica Film Festival

    By Joy Bennett

    August 4, 2013 | 8:22 am

    Film poster image courtesy smff.org

    Last night I was delighted to attend the free Santa Monica Film Festival in my very own hometown of Santa Monica, California.  This charming, small (tiny, really) film festival screened a number of outstanding short films, all of which were...

  • At Method Fest, It’s All About the Acting

    By Susan Josephs

    March 31, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When it comes to film festivals, Calabasas is far off the beaten path for the Sundance crowd. But there's method to the madness of film lovers who beat a path to Calabasas in the first week of April.

    The seventh annual Method Fest claims to be the nation's only festival that...