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  • Tending tolerance in ‘The Gardener’

    By  Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2013 | 10:05 am

    Movies from D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation” to Leni Riefenstahl’s “Triumph of the Will” have stirred political passions and ruffled international diplomatic feathers, and now comes “The Gardener.”

    There are a number of ironies about this lyrical documentary. To start...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, November 13

    On the one-year anniversary of her death, the famous and infamous Leni Riefenstahl becomes the subject of discussion in multiple venues. The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, UCLA Film and Television Archive and the Fahey/Klein Gallery collaborate in presenting...

  • The ‘Triumph’ of Time

    By Alejandra E. Bouza

    September 12, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    "Actress Leni Riefenstahl, friend and favorite of Adolph Hitler, convinced a denazification court for the second time today that her career during the Third Reich was artistic rather than political."

    Los Angeles Examiner -- April 22, 1952

    Fifty years later, this past Aug. 22,...

  • Riefenstahl Ruckus

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A small but vocal group of demonstrators rallied outside Paramount Pictures in Hollywood last week, wielding signs and chanting slogans like "Jodie Foster wants to glorify a Nazi" and "Stop Jodie's project now."

    They were protesting a proposed biopic of Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's...

  • Jewish Leaders Condemn Tribute to Riefenstahl

    By Tom Tugend

    September 4, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Leni Riefenstahl, film director and producer, in a 1934 photo, at work on a documentary on the Nazi party in Germany. Spaarnestad Fotoarchief, Haarlen, Netherlands. Photo from "The World Must Know" Little, Brown and Company, 1993.
    An award bestowed on German filmmaker Leni...