March 15 will be a satellite Outfest program called Outfest Fusion which will celebrate a few films by LGBT people of color. The showcase is called Pink Is The New Black.
Highland Park based Stones Throw is one of the greatest under-the-radar record labels in the world. We all know this because we live in Los Angeles and get to see all the rad stuff they do firsthand. What about the rest of the world? They “know” the Throw but they don’t know them like we know them. Now, everyone will get a peek behind their bouncing curtain thanks to new documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, a feature length film about the Throw. It details their history and shares tons of never before seen archival materials and—Duh.—has some of the best in the music business talking up the label’s greatness. How sweet is this?
The film is premiering this evening at SXSW and, to celebrate, we had a quick chat with the man behind the label, Peanut Butter Wolf. PBW explains the origin of the film and how crazy huge people like Kanye West got involved. He shares a bit about himself and his process and proves that, if you keep doing your thing in LA, people will notice—and people will love it.
Cinefamily is hosting a screening, gallery show, and filmmaker talk for the film Just Like Being There, a film about concert poster art. It’s happening March 10.
We love backhandedly LA show Getting On on HBO and are super happy that they are getting a new season. It’s only six episodes, sure, but it will be quite nice. Super excited to check it out!!
It’s back: the Druid Underground Film Festival is going down March 22 at hm157. The films are supposed to be wild so, if you dig that, you should check it out. This is their seventh annual showing.