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FilmWeek on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, is a one-hour weekly segment devoted to films. It offers reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussions on various aspects of the industry.

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FilmWeek on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, is a one-hour weekly segment devoted to films. It offers reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussions on various aspects of the industry.

    FilmWeek Feature: Larry Talks To The Zellners, Directors of ‘Sasquatch Sunset’

    FilmWeek Feature: Larry Talks To The Zellners, Directors of ‘Sasquatch Sunset’

    David and Nathan Zellners’ latest feature, ‘Sasquatch Sunset,’ is an unconventional story about a family of sasquatches living their lives in the woods of California’s Humboldt County. The film’s presentation has qualities not much different than popular live nature cams you’ll find today, making for a narrative that’s less to do with structure and more focused on a “day in the life” of a fictional creature.

     

    Today on FilmWeek, we hear about the process of filming “Sasquatch Sunset” with David and Nathan Zellner.

     

    • 19 min
    FilmWeek: ‘Spy x Family Code: White,’ ‘We Grown Now,’ ‘The People’s Joker,’ And More

    FilmWeek: ‘Spy x Family Code: White,’ ‘We Grown Now,’ ‘The People’s Joker,’ And More

    Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases in theaters, streaming, and on demand platforms:

    “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare” Wide Release 

    “Abigail” Wide Release 

    “Spy x Family Code: White” Wide Release 

    “We Grown Now” Cinemark Baldwin Hills [Crenshaw] & XD, AMC Century City 15 [Century City]

    “Tiger”  Streaming on Disney + 

    “Kung Fu Panda 4” Wide Release & VOD

    “Dusk for a Hitman” VOD

    “The People’s Joker” Vidiots April 19 & 20 | The Alamo Drafthouse [DTLA]  19-25 | The Frida Cinema [Santa Ana] April 19-25

    “City Hunter” Streaming on Netflix April 25th 

    “Hard Miles” Wide Release

    • 30 min
    HTLA Presents: Revival House: Part 6 - The Academy Museum's Sister Cinemas

    HTLA Presents: Revival House: Part 6 - The Academy Museum's Sister Cinemas

    We're back with another episode of Revival House, but this time we're not heading to a 100 year old theater...

    The David Geffen and Ted Mann theaters at the Academy Museum of Motion Arts and Pictures are a new addition to L.A's revival programming. In this episode, we explore what the theaters, which only opened in 2021, have to offer our city's moviegoing landscape. And hopefully, we demystify what seeing a movie here is actually like! (Did you know that tickets are only $10? And no, they don't just show Oscar winners.)

    In this episode, How To LA producer Victoria Alejandro sits in the red velvet seats of the David Geffen theater with Academy Museum Director of Programming, K.J. Relth-Miller, to talk community access, screening trends, and the power of movie theaters.

    If you're curious about the Academy Museum, you can check out our other LAist Studios series, The Academy Museum Podcast here.

    Guests: Academy Museum Director of Programming K.J. Relth-Miller 

    • 16 min
    FilmWeek Feature: Larry Talks to ‘Civil War’ Stars Wagner Moura & Cailee Spaeny

    FilmWeek Feature: Larry Talks to ‘Civil War’ Stars Wagner Moura & Cailee Spaeny

    ‘Civil War’ sees director Alex Garland’s imagined universe of what a second civil war would look like in the United States. Audiences are guided through the film by its main protagonists, a quartet of journalists played by Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, and Stephen McKinley Henderson. Shows the lengths to which these journalists are willing to go, to not only document history but also try and live past it. Today on FilmWeek, we welcome ‘Civil War’ stars Wagner Moura and Cailee Spaeny, to discuss their time working with Garland and developing their characters.

    • 19 min
    FilmWeek: 'Civil War,' ‘The Old Oak,' 'Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus' & More

    FilmWeek: 'Civil War,' ‘The Old Oak,' 'Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus' & More

    Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases in theaters, streaming, and on demand platforms:

    “Civil War” Wide Release

    “The Old Oak” Leammle Royal April 12th [West LA]

    “Coup de Chance” Laemmle Monica Film Center [Santa Monica] & VOD

    “Sasquatch Sunset” Alamo Drafthouse [DTLA] April 12th | Expands April 19th 

    “Arcadian” Wide Release 

    “Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus” The Egyptian Theater [Hollywood] April 14 | Laemmle Claremont [Claremont],  Laemmle Glendale [Glendale], and Laemmle Monica [Santa Monica]  April 15 and 16 | The Frida [Santa Ana] April 17 and 18

    “Chicken For Linda”  Laemmle Royal [West-LA] April 12 + Select Theaters April 15

    “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead” Wide Release 

    “Lost Angel: The Genius of Judee Sill” Wide Release 

     

    • 30 min
    HTLA Presents: Revival House: Part 5 - The Highland Theatre says Goodbye

    HTLA Presents: Revival House: Part 5 - The Highland Theatre says Goodbye

    Revival House is breaking format for this episode, and we’re saying goodbye to a historic first-run movie theater.

     

    The Highland Theatre in Highland Park was one of the only movie theaters in Northeast LA. A designated historic cultural monument, the exterior will remain intact, but its future is uncertain. 

     

    In this episode, How To LA producer Victoria Alejandro chats with host Brian De Los Santos about community memories, the history of the theater, and what might be next…

     

    Links we mentioned in this episode:

    Eastsider LA

    Los Angeles Theatres

    Guests: Highland Park Independent Film Festival co-founder and executive director, Marita De La Torre; historian and film professor Ross Melnick, and local employee Denise Hernandez

    • 12 min

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