It’s that time of year: time for the Cinefamily Telethon! This year, it’s taking place December 14 and December 15 with tons happenings over the twenty four hours. Guests this year include Angelica Houston, Eric Wareheim, Father John Misty, Bruce Dern, Bob Baker Marionettes, and more.
December 13 will be a screening at the Velaslavasay Panorama of the film Brother Bread, Sister Puppet, a documentary about the Bread & Puppet Theater, one of the oldest, nonprofit, self supporting theatrical companies in the country. Forthright populist sentiments merge with larger than life puppets handmade from everyday materials – cardboard, cloth, and paint comes alive to not only entertain, but to tell archetypal stories of humanity’s most basic challenges.
Ending today at 4PM is a great auction for television related goodies like tickets to the Emmy and cruise vacations that all go to benefit the Television Academy Foundation. Check it out! Help, if you can too.
Theatre Raymonf Kabbaz is hosting Résolument Animés on January 16. What’s that? A series of French animated shorts made possible by the The French Film and TV Department of the French Embassy in Los Angeles.
So you are catching a movie at The Arclight in Hollywood and you just don’t have the time or energy to think of another place to eat around Sunset and Vine despite there being a ton of places to eat but you are really hungry and you don’t want to be late for your movie so you decide that, yes, you are going to chance it again—after you swore against it the last time you were there—at the Arclight Cafe. This is a restaurant known for its clapperboard sheets so you and your waiter can countdown when your movie starts and a menu that features a lot of common classics you might actually find at a chain restaurant down near the Regal Stadium 20 back home. You always eat here and feel rushed and are unhappy with the food and are just in a silly headspace going into your film. “Why didn’t I just get one of those fancy hot dogs?” you think to yourself as you rush to your showtime. Why do we go to The Arclight Cafe even though we know we shouldn’t? It’s convenient and it’s strangely homey and there is a bar.