Hello, film lovers! Click through to our blog page and then click the link below for a great interview with Deniz Gamze Ergüven, the director of Mustang, this Sunday’s beautiful and thought-provoking OFS film presentation. Then join us at Matilija to watch her terrific work! We look forward to seeing you at the movies.
The 2015 OFS Young Filmmaker Competition winning films will be screened at this year’s Ojai Film Festival. The Young Filmmakers Competition was held May 9th at the Ojai Art Center Theater. There were 29 student films entered in the competition. All four top winners will be shown at the Ojai Art Center Theater on Friday, November 15 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the four student filmmakers. There will be a reception in the Art Center courtyard from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
THIS EVENT IS FREE
Admission: Adults $20, 18 & Under $14, 10 & Under FREE
Food vendors: Osteria Monte Grappa restaurant will be serving a vegetarian lasagna plate. The Scratch Food Truck will be have several selections including hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, a veggie sandwich and an assortment of beverages.
No alcoholic beverages, bottles, or glass of any kind may be brought into Libbey Bowl.
The film is expected to start at 7: 15 pm. Suggestion: bring a jacket and/or blanket.
A dance group from Thacher School will perform. Join us for a fun night!
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An annual sold-out event at the Hollywood Bowl, GREASE SING-ALONG, is one of the happiest musicals Hollywood has ever produced. And it’s made even more fun because you sing right along with the stars. The lyrics are imbedded on the screen.
As in the past, there will be dancing to a DJ before the movie and free popcorn. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. We’ll post details about the food choices as soon as the event committee finalizes them.
To make this event as available as possible admission is just $20 for adults and $14 for those under 18. Children 10 and under are Free! You can purchase tickets now at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Slick back that hair, rev up the hot rod and join us at 5pm, Libbey Bowl, Saturday October 3rd. Be there or be square.
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On April 4, Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan will host a screening of the 1949 classic, The Third Man, one of his film favorites from his book, Not to Be Missed: 54 Favorites from a Lifetime of Film. Written by Graham Greene and staring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton and Alida Valli, this British suspense-mystery, which takes place in Vienna after WWII, is an undisputed masterpiece. The film was also selected to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Orson Welles’ birth, which is being celebrated this year. Turan will talk about his book and the film, answer questions, and be on hand after the movie for a book signing.
The event begins at a special starting time of 4:00 pm. The admission price is $10 for everyone. A limited number of tickets are available for advance purchase on brownpapertickets.com.
Kenneth Turan is film critic for the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide and the Times’ book review editor. Turan is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He teaches film reviewing at USC and is on the board of directors of the National Yiddish Book Center. In addition to Not to Be Missed he has authored Free for All: Joe Papp, the Public and the Greatest Theater Story Ever Told, Never Coming To a Theater Near You and Now In Theaters Everywhere. He is the coauthor of Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke.
Turan discovered film as a child left undisturbed to watch Million Dollar Movie on WOR-TV Channel 9 in New York, a daily showcase for older Hollywood features. It was then that he developed a love of cinema that never left him and honed his eye for the most acute details and the grandest of scenes.
His Not To Be Missed: 54 Favorites From A Lifetime of Film embraces a century of the world’s most satisfying romances and funniest comedies, the most heart-stopping dramas and chilling thrillers. The book blends cultural criticism, historical anecdote, and inside-Hollywood controversy.