Online Donors Sought for The Parkland Doctors Film on True Events in JFK's Emergency Room

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Still pulled from Zapruder film
The shot seen 'round the world
An Irvine company is helping to spread the word about a crowdfunding campaign for an "explosive" new documentary on what really happened inside the Parkland Hospital Trauma Room One as doctors tried to save President John F. Kennedy.

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Do I Sound Gay? Kicks Off CinemaCO4 Monthly LGBT Film Series at Frida Cinema TONIGHT

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ThinkThorpe
Oh my! It's George Takei, taking about his unique voice in Do I Sound Gay?
The Frida Cinema and its upstairs LGBT neighbor the Center OC's Center on 4th are not only the most delicious pancake being served on Fourth Street in Santa Ana. They are also co-producers! Both kick off their new "CinemaCO4" monthly series of LGBT-themed films tonight with the documentary Do I Sound Gay?, which is booked for a one-week engagement.

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Laura Poitras of Edward Snowden Documentary Citizenfour Fame Sues U.S. Government

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"I'm filing this lawsuit because the government uses the U.S. border to bypass the rule of law," says Laura Poitras.
Laura Poitras--the Academy and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning filmmaker of Citizenfour that opened in theaters in October and had an extended revival at Frida Cinema in Santa Ana in January--is suing various federal government agencies for essentially harassing her as she traveled to make her documentary on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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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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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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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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