The Dream is Now, Immigration Reform Film, Screens Locally with Panel Discussions

the-dream-is-now-documentary_thedreamisnow.org.jpg
thedreamisnow.org
Davis Guggenheim's The Dream is Now launched a movement, a hashtag and a dot-org.

A documentary short calling for the repair of "America's broken immigration system" begins the first of two Sunday screenings during September in Orange County this weekend.

More »

Orange County CAN Turn Around Its Shameful Childhood Hunger Statistics

Categories: Events

Bulldozing-hunger-CAN-you-dig-it_fluor-2013-juror-favorite_canstructionoc.jpg
CanstructionOC
Fluor, 2014's big winner for its Canstruction entry, received the juror's award last year for "Bulldozing Hunger: CAN You Dig It?"

What does Orange County have in common with Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Chicago? Well, besides whatever it is you filled in the blank, O to the C is among the top 10 counties or metropolitan areas in the entire United States where food insecurity is most rampant for those under the age of 18. Fortunately, our charitable types say there are things you can do to turn that sorry statistic around.

More »

Popular Huell Howser Documentary Gets Two More Screenings at Chapman University

huell-howser-wildflowers-LARGE_Chapman-U-Huell-Howser-Archive.jpg
Chapman University/Huell Howser Archive
California golden: longtime PBS host Huell Howser

Six consecutive sold-out audiences greeted the world premiere of a Chapman University professor's documentary on the late Huell Howser in March. Now, due to popular demand, A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser, returns to the Orange campus for two screenings Saturday.

More »

Isaiah Washington of Grey's Anatomy COULD NOT Attend His Gay-Friendly Film Screening

UPDATE, Sept. 15, 7:27 A.M.: Actor-producer Isaiah Washington's schedule changed, preventing him from attending the Long Beach QFilm Festival screening of his film Blackbird, according to the movie's publicist Tim Yates.

Isaiah-Washington-MoNique_blackbird_KBiz-Entertainment.jpg
KBiz Entertainment
Isaiah Washington (left) produced and stars in Blackbird, the first picture Mo'Nique shot after winning an Oscar for Precious. A gay teen struggles with his sexuality in Blackbird.

The red carpet at the QFilm Festival just got more interesting. Scheduled to make appearances Saturday evening at Long Beach's longest-running LGBTQ-themed film festival is actor Isaiah Washington, who famously joked on the Golden Globes red carpet in 2007, "I love gay. I wanted to be gay. Please let me be gay" in response to reporters asking whether he'd called a fellow Grey's Anatomy cast member a faggot.

Needless to say, the joke did not go over well.

More »

Gringo Trails, Screening Free Thursday, Shows What Some Sickos Do on Their Global Jaunts

gringo-trails_icarus-films.jpg
Icarus Films
"Shoot the selfie, Susie!" Gringo Trails follows the global vacation route.

Now that you're back from your summer vacation, it's time to sit back and relax in front of a local movie screen--in particular the one at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach showing a documentary Thursday (for free!) that questions what you may have done around the world.

More »

Richard "Buk" Bukowiecki to be Remembered at Cerritos College Memorial Service Saturday

richard-buk-bukowiecki-award-in-2012_cerritos-college.jpg
Cerritos College
Cerritos College honored Police Chief Richard "Buk" Bukowiecki in 2012.

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Cerritos College Police Chief Richard "Buk" Bukowiecki, who took his own life in a Westminster motel last month.

More »

Marine's Book and Film on Early Days of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Discussed at Library

the-blue-cascade-book2.jpg
A free series that marries books, films and discussion about them kicks off Saturday at Santa Ana Public Library with a Marine's account of the early days in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author's hand-held video journal from that time will be shown later in the month.

The Blue Cascade is First Lt. Mike Scotti's raw, hard-hitting memoir from the early 2000s, when he participated in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He shares what it was like from him and his fellow Marines serving in those wars.

Limited copies of The Blue Cascade will be available at the library for card holders, or you can buy a copy at the bookstore or through Amazon.

More »

Peter Capaldi's Debut in BBC America's Doctor Who on Big and Small Screens Throughout OC

doctor_who_peter_capaldi_BBC-America.jpg
BBC America
See Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who this weekend on cable TV or in a movie theater.

I never got into Doctor Who, but I respect its devoted following, which treats every changing of the guard (and by "guard" I mean "doctor") as a grand media event. Indeed, BBC America is pulling out all the stops for Saturday night's debut of Peter Capaldi in the title role--on both small and big screens in Orange County.

More »

Azul y no Tan Rosa, Gay Dad/Straight Son Drama, Rolls at 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Fest

AZUL-Y-NO-TAN-ROSA_Cines-Unidos.jpg
Cines Unidos
Like father, not like son ...

A Venezuelan drama about a gay photographer adapting to his closed-minded teenage son (and vice versa) will make its Southern California premiere at next month's 2014 Long Beach Qfilm Festival presented by the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach.

More »

Weekender Updater: Gangs, Alleged Cruise Ship Killer, Discriminating Cops and TED Talkers

lonnie-kocontes-illo_Cameron-K-Lewis-ocw.jpg
Illustration by Cameron K. Lewis/OC Weekly
Lonnie Kocontes failed to get a grand jury indictment against him for murder dismissed.

Read on, Garth, for links to previous Navel Gazing posts and updates to those stories.

More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Fashion

Links

Loading...