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OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY NOV.1ST ARPA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AT THE EGYPTIAN IN HOLLYWOOD

Article By: Marcelle - Nov• 01•18

OPENING NIGHT

Special Screening of Monday Nights at Seven starring Edward James Olmos and Mary Apick

– Red Carpet & Reception: 6:00 PM

– Program Start: 8:00 PM

– Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Edward James Olmos after the screening

– Reception in the courtyard continues after the screening

Sunday, November 4, 2018

CLOSING NIGHT AWARDS CEREMONY

Honorees include TV legend Ed Asner – Icon Award, Producer Natalie Qasabian (Searching film) – Rising Star Award, Italian actress Sveva Alviti (Dalida film) – Career Achievement Award

– Red Carpet & Reception: 6:00 PM

– Doors Open 7:30 PM

– Program Start 8:00 PM

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IFF 2018 to Showcase InspiringArpa International Film Festival wrote:

Lineup of Films from Around the World

Edward James Olmos, Ed Asner,
Natalie Qasabian, Sveva Alviti Among This Year’s Honorees

HOLLYWOOD—The 21st Annual Arpa International Film Festival (Arpa IFF), being held at Hollywood’s historic Egyptian Theatre from November 2 to 4, has announced the lineup of 46 films from 17 countries being screened this year. Arpa IFF will once again highlight a diverse range of films that explore themes such as genocide, war, feminism, family dynamics, environmentalism, music, art, adoption, intersectional identities, and LGBTQ issues.

Honorees this year include:

Edward James Olmos – Lifetime Achievement Award
Academy Award-nominated actor/producer (Stand and Deliver, American Me, Selena, Miami Vice, The Burning Season, Battlestar Galactica, Mayans MC)
*Opening Night – Friday 11/2

Ed Asner – Icon Award
Television legend with 7 Emmy Awards (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Roots)
*Awards Ceremony on Sunday 11/4

Natalie Qasabian – Rising Star Award
Producer (Searching, All About Nina, Rainbow Time, Take Me, Duck Butter, Join the Club)
*Awards Ceremony on Sunday 11/4

Sveva Alviti – Career Achievement Award
Italian actress (Dalida, Dangerous Lies Vol. 1, The Bouncer)
*Awards Ceremony on Sunday 11/4

Opening night on Friday, November 2 will kick off with a special reception and screening of MONDAY NIGHTS AT SEVEN, a love story about a single father who is struggling unsuccessfully to let go of his past. The film stars Edward James Olmos, Marty Sader, past Arpa IFF award recipient Mary Apick and mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva. A special ceremony honoring Edward James Olmos with a Lifetime Achievement Award will follow the screening of the film. Olmos, currently starring in the television series Mayans M.C., has played iconic roles both in film and television, receiving Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for “Stand and Deliver” (1988).

Saturday evening’s centerpiece program and reception will showcase two amazing films – YEVA, Armenia’s foreign language film Oscar submission last year, as well as DIVERTED EDEN written and directed by Prince Baghdasarian. YEVA, an Armenian-Iranian co-production, is set against the backdrop of the long-running conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). Director Anahid Abad tells the story of a young woman named Yeva who escapes her influential in-laws with her daughter, after her husband’s tragic death and takes refuge in one of the villages of Karabakh. Yeva, accused of murdering her husband, is a complete stranger in this village and is obliged to live her daily life in disguise.

DIVERTED EDEN, winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sedona International Film Festival, is the story of a war hero who takes matters into his own hands after his young daughter is kidnapped, as detectives unravel the mystery surrounding the unusual crime. Director Prince Bagdasarian’s debut feature “Abstraction” (2013) starring Ken Davitian and Korrina Rico won the Audience Award at Arpa IFF that same year.

The 21st Annual Arpa International Film Festival will close with a special Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 4 at the Egyptian Theatre, with Ed Asner, Natalie Qasabian and Sveva Alviti being honored.

For tickets (Individual Screenings, All-Access Passes, Day Passes) and a full schedule of this year’s film screenings, please visit www.arpafilmfestival.com.

Arpa IFF 2018 Team Photo (photo credit Don Q. Hannah Photography)

Upper Row L to R: Sarineh Garapetian, Shaunt Gharibian, Haig Boyadjian, Berge Kallibjian, Sossi Varbedian, Maral Kazazian, Cammie Jones; Lower Row L to R: Vanja Srdic, Nelli Harutyunyan, Sylvia Minassian, Jacklin Boyadjian, Lorena Dilanian, Don Hannah

Copyright © 2018 Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, & Art (AFFMA).
All rights reserved.

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SPIRIT AWAKENING FOUNDATION VOICES OF THE UNHEARD THU NOV 1 7:00PM Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 29•18

SPIRIT AWAKENING FOUNDATION
VOICES OF THE UNHEARD

Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles
THU NOV 1 7:00PM $75 – 125.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Showtime begins promptly at 7 p.m. followed by V.I.P reception at 8 p.m

SPIRIT AWAKENING FOUNDATION (SAF) presents its annual VOICES OF THE UNHEARD/L.O.V.E spoken word and theatrical performance hosted by Rev. Michael Beckwith at Skirball Cultural Center, Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 7 – 9 p.m. This event features the writings of incarcerated and at-risk children and young adults in the Los Angeles County juvenile justice system.

The powerful, heart-pounding and soul-searching words are written by our most vulnerable youth and performed through song, dance, poetry and storytelling. Many of these children have been deeply wounded, and from their suffering, have begun lashing out. It is our goal to heal these children so they can grow up to better themselves and their communities. With what it takes to incarcerate one child in the juvenile justice system, SAF is able to implement an entire year of holistic programming for 60 students! By amplifying the voices of unheard youth in Los Angeles, we offer them another way to discover who they truly are – and we give the world a chance to understand them and celebrate them. This year, SAF honors longtime Board Member Bertrand Christian Esq., Actor and Comedian Debra Wilson, and The California Wellness Foundation, with CEO Judy Belk.

SAF is a non-profit dedicated to helping youth realize their spiritual identity through meditation, creative writing, improvisation, visual arts and mentorship to build character and raise self-esteem, one child at a time. We are a community of teachers, mentors and philanthropists who help deliver arts-based restorative programs to at-risk and incarcerated youth in the greater Los Angeles area. With programs hailed as “creative, innovative and powerful” by the California State Department of Justice, SAF has been a pioneer in restorative justice and juvenile delinquency prevention.

Presented by Spirit Awakening Foundation.

O MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM, WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THEM, AND WHAT THEY’VE DONE, THERE IS A STRONG, CLEAR, BEAUTIFUL, AND PURPOSEFUL LIFE IN EVERY INCARCERATED CHILD.
Voices of the Unheard is a yearly theatrical performance hosted by Spirit Awakening at which the public comes together to listen to and support them.

Featuring spoken word poetry, song, dance, and storytelling, the event showcases and celebrates the unedited voices of our most vulnerable citizens.

OVER 80% OF INCARCERATED JUVENILES ARE VICTIMS OF RAPE, MOLESTATION, OR SUBSTANCE-ADDICTED PARENTS OR GUARDIANS.

Many of these children are deeply wounded, and in their pain and misery, they lash out against their surroundings.

It’s our goal to heal those children so that they can grow up to better themselves and their communities. With what it takes to incarcerate one child in the juvenile justice system ($68,000), the Spirit Awakening Foundation is able to implement an entire year of holistic programming for 60 students!

By amplifying their voices, we give these children another chance to discover who they truly are — and we give the world a chance to understand them.

INTERESTED IN AN INVITATION TO THE NEXT VOICES OF THE UNHEARD?
Email us at info@spiritaw

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ART 4 PEACE AWARDS 2018 SUNDAY SABAN THEATRE BEVERLY HILLS RED CARPET 4PM

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 27•18

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4th PANAFEST by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA) OCTOBER 27 & 28th, 2018

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 26•18

4th PANAFEST by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles (PIFF/LA)

PANAFEST is a Celebration of Latino Film and Culture! PANAFEST will be featuring screenings of shorts, documentaries, and feature films both from Panama and Latin American/U.S. Latino filmmakers, along with panel discussions, music and food. In its 4th edition, PANAFEST will also screen 360 VR short film

List of Film Makers

1. Filmmaker Jesus Nebot ( writer, actor, director, producer) of American Nightmare
The film will be showcased on the second day of the festival.  
https://www.americannightmarefilm.com

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0623896/?ref_=nv_sr_1

2. Carlos Carrasco, creator and Artistic Director of the Panamanian International Film Festival in los Angeles and Panafest. Carlos is well known for his Iconic Role as Popeye in the cult classic Film Blood in Blood Out, and his performance in Speed opposite Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Carlos has also been in many TV shows including  Star Trek, and HBO’s Looking, and Insecure. Carlo’s recent films include Turnover and Diablo Rojo (PTY).

IMDB:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0140033/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

3. Alejandro De Hoyos- Star and executive producer of El Contratista. Alejandro is the founder of the production company Alta California. He plays the role of El Cano.El Contratista will be the feature film showcased on opening night of the festival on October 27th.

El Contratista tells the story of a group of mercenaries who join their jaded veteran leader in protecting a boy whose activist family was murdered by the cartel. The film becomes a taut exploration of right and wrong with the impressionable child’s sense of morality hanging in the balance.

 

Panafest tickets are available on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panafest-a-two-day-film-festival-celebrating-latino-culture-tickets-50622912494

Get an All-Weekend or All-Day Pass or choose from Eight Blocks of films from Panama, Spain, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, the U.S. and more!

IMPORTANT: When purchasing tickets please specify the Block or Blocks you want to attend. All-day passes will grant you access to all Blocks and activities throughout the day.

PANAFEST by PIFF/LA SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 27, 2018

INDUSTRY PROGRAM

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: SAG-AFTRA CONTRACT WORKSHOP. Lunch included. (Free entry! Please, RSVP)

Panelists: Tim Kuhl, Lilliana Barzaga.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF THE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER. Presented by NALIP. (Free entry! Please, RSVP)

Host: Danny Arroyo

Panelist: Brian Bravo, Shahrook Oomer

OCTOBER 28, 2018

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: WOMEN IN FILM. Presented by Film Gals. (Free entry! Please, RSVP)

Moderator: LaShawn (co-founder of Revry TV)

FILM PROGRAM

3:00 pm
RELATIONSHIPS & COMIC (BLOCK 1: SHORT FILMS)

Night and Fun directed by Delfina Kroeck (Panama)

Meeting Brown directed by Ana Lydia Monaco (USA)

Ultimo Supper directed by Eddie Zapata (USA)

Brillas (Shine) directed by Juan Daniel Pinzón (Panama)

Pura Pantalla directed by Javier Farías (Venezuela)

Virgencita directed by Giselle Bonilla (USA)

Tortoise directed by Stephen Cervantes (USA)

4:30 pm
DOCUMENTARY SHORTS (BLOCK 2: SHORT FILMS)

YumYum Chicle Tree directed by Art Bonilla (USA)

Lines of Communication directed by Elizabeth Lyle, Kimberly Lyle (Panama)

La Mola de Lucía directed by Ana Elena Tejera (Panama)

Pasajeros en Tránsito (Passengers in Transit) directed by Luis Romero (Panama)

Aurora directed by Laura García (Mexico)

ALTERIDAD + (HINTERLANDS) directed by Martín Proaño and Ginés Sánchez Arias (Panama)

6:00 pm
RELATIONSHIPS & DRAMA (BLOCK 3: SHORT FILMS)

Retiro (Central Station) directed by Alejandro Juan Sorin, Miguel Dianda, Nicolás Ferrando (Argentina)

Together Again directed by Antonio Darwiche (USA)

Desde el Principio directed by Miguel Soliman (USA)

Mi Amor directed by Yeniffer Behrens (USA)

From Now On directed by Ivonne Coll (USA)

Familia? directed by Marlene Forte and Kase Pena (USA)

Marisol directed by Juan Escobedo (USA)

8:00 pm
BLOCK 4: FEATURE FILM

El Contratista directed by José Angel Henrickson (USA/Mexico)

OCTOBER 28, 2018

3:00 pm
FANTASY & ANIMATION (BLOCK 5: SHORT FILMS)

Silencio Siesta (Nap Silence) directed by Lucas Saporosi and Luz Marquez (Argentina)

Sandman directed by Natalia Hermida (USA)

Mientras Duermes (While You’re Sleeping) directed by Morella Moret (Peru)

Del Mar y la Luna (From the Sea to the Moon) directed by Ramiro Maldini (Argentina)

Gamberger directed by Natalia Hermida (USA)

Viajero Casero (The Homesick Traveler) directed by Christian Bradford Alvarez (Panama)

ONE directed by Carlos Carrasco (USA)

4:30 pm
IMMIGRATION STORIES (BLOCK 6: SHORT FILMS)

Pasajeros en Trance (Transient Passengers) directed by Natalia Hermida (USA)

To Infinity directed by Gabriel Savodivker (USA)

Uno directed by Javier Marco (Spain)

I.C.E. Cream directed by Aditya Patwardhan (USA/Panama)

American Nightmare directed by Jesus Nebot (USA)

6:00 pm

Terapia (Therapy) directed by Jhonatan Tabares (USA)

8:00 pm
BLOCK 8: FEATURE FILM

Una Noche de Calypso (A Night of Calypso) directed by Fernando Muñoz (Panama)

Event organized by the Panamanian International Film Festival in Los Angeles. Thanks to our partners NFMLA, Los Cortos, Material Extra. Learn more at piffla.com

This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at arts.ca.gov

Have questions about PANAFEST – A two day film festival celebrating Latino culture ? Contact Panamanian International Film Festival in LA

DRAMA (BLOCK 7: SHORT FILMS)

Las Hormigas (The Antz) directed by Mariana Wainstein (Argentina)

Entropia directed by Rodrigo Quintero Arauz (Panama)

Fuera de Control (Out of Control) directed by Reynaldo Quijada (Panama)

Blood Stains directed by Blake Vaz (USA)

Exit directed by Haslam Ortega (Panama

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CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN BRAZIL STYLE WITH RIO’S CARNAVAL PARADE WINNER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2018 from 9pm to 2am Union Club – 4067 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Article By: Marcelle - Oct• 24•18

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN BRAZIL STYLE WITH RIO’S CARNAVAL PARADE WINNER


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“Traditional samba school Beija-Flor is crowned winner of the Rio carnival after a performance that portrayed politicians as rats with money-stuffed briefcases in sharply political parades.” – AFP News


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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2018 from 9pm to 2am
Union Club – 4067 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Tickets: $30 – General Admission
Costume encouraged but not required
Phone: (818) 566-1111 / www.BrazilianNites.com

Brazilian Nites brings Rio’s Carnaval 2018 parade winner, leader singer Neguinho da Beija-Flor to recreate the joy of Brazilian largest popular festivities on the Halloween on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Union Club, in Los Angeles.

With the samba-enredo “Monstrous is the One Who Does Not Know How to Love”, Beija-Flor samba school made a parallel between the Mary Shelley’s terror novel Frankenstein, which turns 200 this year, and the Brazilian social ills. Corruption, inequality, violence, and intolerance of gender, race, religious and even sports formed the scenario of “Brazil monstrosity”. In the original story, a scientist gives life to a creature constructed with parts of dead people, becoming an ugly figure.

Additionally to the best of Carnaval Samba, Neguinho da Beija-Flor also brings a potpourri of Brazilian sounds from Axé to MPB.

As part of his 6-cities U.S. tour (North Carolina, DC, New Orleans, Houston, San Francisco, and L.A.), Neguinho da Beija-Flor performs in Los Angeles accompanied by California based band, CaliSamba with a repertoire that includes original songs and covers, which aims to get any audience on their feet and dancing.

Carnalloween lineup also includes DJ Yukicito (La Junta), DJ Novinho, and DJ Roger Milan with a range of exciting Brazilian rhythms, plus LA Samba Dancers troupe as an eye-candy for the crowd.

Neguinho da Beija-Flor – FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE

CaliSamba – FACEBOOK / YOUTUBE

DJ Yukicito – FACEBOOK

DJ Novinho – INSTAGRAM

DJ Roger Milan – INSTAGRAM

LA Samba Dancers – INSTAGRAM

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Mardi Gras meca, New Orleans welcome Neguinho da Beija-Flor as an official Guest of the City in honour to his contribution to Rio’s Carnaval. 

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About Brazilian Nites
Brazilian Nites is a production company that celebrates the culture of Brazil in California and beyond. Founded in 1989 by former dancer Patricia Leão, the company has presented the finest Brazilian artists in the U.S., including Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, and Gilberto Gil, among others. Major annual events includes Brazilian Carnaval, that attracts over 2k party goers, and Brazilian Summer Festival featuring a line-up of great talents directly from Brazil.

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