Weekender Updater: Developments in Glen Campbell Film Lawsuit and Costa Mesa Killing

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Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
The legend Glen Campbell performs in 2012 during what would become his final tour.
This weekender you are updatered on the latest developments in a lawsuit connected to a documentary about Glen Campbell that was well received in this corner and the arrest of a Santa Ana woman in the death of a man in Costa Mesa in May.


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Newport Beach Fest, Frank Marshall and Peter Bogdanovich Team to Finish Orson Welles Film

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Cover design by Dustin Ames/OC Weekly
I dealt with the latest news on the tireless efforts to complete The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles' final film, in about the last fifth or eighth of my April 16 cover story that featured 100 "Orsovations" to preview the centennial celebration of the master at that month's Newport Beach Film Festival. Little did I know that the festival and two Hollywood players who had roles in my piece--actor/director/friend of "O" Peter Bogdanovich and the pride of Newport Harbor High School turned big-time producer Frank Marshall--would go on to join forces for a crowd-funding campaign aimed at bringing The Other Side of the Wind to the big screen.

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Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine Director Participates in Saturday Showing at the Frida

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Frida Cinema just received confirmation that director Michele Josue is coming to downtown Santa Ana Saturday night to introduce her new documentary Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

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Zotfest Exposes Campus, Public and Movie Industry to UCI Student Filmmakers Saturday

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UCI
Chapman University's Dodge School of Film and Media Arts in Orange seems to get all the collegiate filmmaker publicity love, but students are making interesting movies over at UC Irvine as well. Need proof? Attend Zotfest Saturday afternoon.

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Long Beach Mental Health Facility Sued by The Young and The Restless Star Issues Defense

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Aaron Montgomery/JPI Studios
Kristoff St. John and Victoria Rowell in a scene from The Young and The Restless.
UPDATE, MAY 28, 2:23 P.M.: La Casa Mental Health Rehabilitation Center issued a statement about Kristoff and Mia St. John's lawsuit over the death of their son in a restroom at the Long Beach facility.


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"Best of Chapman University Student Films" at the Frida Cinema for First Time FRI.-SAT.

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Chapman University
Where the magic happens: Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
For the first (hopefully not last) time, OC Cinematheque at the Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana presents the "'Best of Chapman University Student Films" tonight and Saturday.

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Did a Serbian-Born Performance Artist Get a San Clemente High School Principal Fired?

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Music Box Films
Here's looking at you, Marina Abramovic.
Did the Serbian-born "Grandmother of Performance Art" get a San Clemente High School principal fired without even knowing it?

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Weaving The Past Screens TONIGHT at The Frida Cinema

Categories: Film and TV

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Courtesy of Walter Dominguez
Actors portray the life of Emilio Hernandez and his friends
While Hollywood struggles to include Latinos behind and in front of the camera, it's imperative to raise up the efforts of Latino filmmakers working outside of the studio system with their independent films. One such project, screening in time for the Cinco de Mayo bacchanal to come this weekend, is a film that focuses on Mexican history, culture, and one person's quest to uncover his lost grandfather's family lineage. Weaving the Past, directed by Walter Dominguez, finishes its run TONIGHT.

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La Passion d'Augustine Wins Five of the Eight 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival Jury Awards

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Séville International
La Passion d'Augustine won five of the eight top Newport Beach Film Festival awards.
La Passion d'Augustine (The Passion of Augustine), a French-Canadian drama about a nun who runs a respected music program in the early 1960s dealing with changing times and a threatened government shutdown, was the big winner of jury awards at the 2015 Newport Beach Film Festival that ended its eight-day run Thursday.

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Diary of a Mad Newport Beach Film Festival Starring the Ghost of Wes Anderson

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Mr. Kicks and Lady Megs
Things look bright for Miss India America.
What follows is some of what was observed at this year's Newport Beach Film Festival, which ended its eight-day 2015 run Thursday night.

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