The eighth edition of the Sunscreen Film Festival West has been in limbo since its usual home, the Hermosa Beach Community Center, has been closed since the coronavirus shutdown.
Superheroes Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman hit box office gold in recent years with the help of the top stuntwomen in the business. But female actors dating back over a hundred years ago were doing their own stunts, especially during World War I when men were at war. Women were also playing…
The eclectic voices of female filmmakers have been showcased for nearly 20 years in the traveling film festival Lunafest, which for the first time this year, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, will feature short films shown virtually.
Featuring 15 movies in two hours, the sixth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival takes place in San Pedro on Sunday, Jan. 12, and Sunday, Jan. 26, in Torrance.
Hermosa Beach's Bill Sarine is a veteran in the entertainment industry and has worked on films with budgets of more than $200 million, but his short film “Deal,” which debuts Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Sunscreen Film Festival West, was shot with “no budget.”
Filmmaker Robert Enriquez describes his feature “Adventure Harbor,” which opens the seventh annual Sunscreen Film Festival West in Hermosa Beach Friday, Oct. 18, as “Goonies” or “E.T.” meets “Stand By Me” with a “Stranger Things” vibe.
With more than 50 films, including features, shorts, documentaries and animation, the Sunscreen Film Festival West opens for the seventh year in Hermosa Beach Friday, Oct. 18.
Care for the Coast, a two-day event created to celebrate the beach lifestyle and promote a healthier coastline for the South Bay, opens with a screening of “Chasing Coral,” Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre.
Chesley Bonestell's paintings, beginning in the 1940s, appeared on the covers of science fiction and fantasy magazines and books through the 1950s. The futuristic images, depicting planets and galaxies unseen by the human eye, helped launch the United States space program.
The cast and crew of the independent film “Bully High” recently spent a few days filming in Hermosa Beach as they wind down shooting the drama expected to be released later this year.
Celebrity and Manhattan Beach resident Vince Vaughn is no stranger to honoring the country’s military. But now, the U.S. Army will honor him.
Robert Downey Jr., at a recent press event, called the 10-plus years playing Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe the “coolest relay race in the history of entertainment, for my money.”
Comedy legend Billy Crystal is the man of hour at the 10th TCM Classic Film Festival which opens with a 30th anniversary screening of “When Harry Met Sally…,” where he will be joined by co-star Meg Ryan and director Rob Reiner, on Thursday, April 11.
Soroptomist International Manhattan Beach hosts Lunafest, a traveling film festival dedicated to improving the lives of girls and women globally, for the 13th year when it returns to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 31, beginning at 2 p.m.
From films focusing on Japanese internment during World War II to an oral history of the Los Angeles Harbor area, the 16th annual LA Harbor International Film Festival takes place March 14 to 17 at the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
Longtime North End bartender Julian Garside restored a Volkswagen bus and took to the road for more than two months to trace his family heritage which dates back to the early 1600s in the New World.
While “Roma,” “Black Panther,” "Bohemian Rhapsody," and “Green Book,” which took home Best Picture, won multiple Oscars Sunday, “If Beale Street Could Talk” was king of the 34th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards Saturday in Santa Monica.
Bad weather, including heavy rain and flash flood warnings, didn't dampen the festivities at the 34th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which began Jan. 30 with screenings, from feature films and shorts, to tributes to Oscar hopefuls including Viggo Mortensen, Rami Malek, Mel…
Manhattan Beach's Stephanie Tobey began producing the documentary “Abducted in Plain Sight” in 2013, just after she wrapped up an acting gig in the indie horror film “The Shower.”
From light pollution in California to nature threatened by mining, the fifth annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival explores the natural world globally and will screen in San Pedro on Jan. 13 and in Torrance Jan. 27.
When two siblings help rescue a badly sunburned dolphin in Florida, they undercover a development plan that could change their coastal area forever in the family film “Bernie the Dolphin.” The film, by locals, will be released in select theaters, including one in Torrance, Friday, Dec. 7.
Ski and snowboarding filmmaker Warren Miller will be honored Friday, Dec. 7, with a reception at the Hermosa Beach Museum and a screening of “Face of Winter,” his 69th film, at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre.
Redondo Beach actor and filmmaker Edward Mizner embarked with friends to shoot a short film in the nearly deserted Route 66 town of Amboy in California, earlier this year. The 5-plus minute short is now in competition at the Australian Independent Film Festival, which takes place November 24…
Singing and songwriting has always been the first love of Manhattan Beach native Chloe Caroline, something she pursued after graduating from Mira Costa High School in 2012, before moving to Nashville.
Mira Costa High School sophomore Ethan Nahlinder took home the “Best Visual FX” award Sunday at the All American High School Film Festival, which took place in New York City last weekend.
Sunscreen Film Festival West returns to Hermosa Beach beginning Oct. 5 for its sixth year, bringing work from filmmakers around the globe while keeping a focus on local filmmakers and the city's history.
Montgomery Clift starred in 18 movies and was nominated for four Oscars, but his short but brilliant film career ended prematurely at 45 when he died from a heart attack in 1966.
The coming-of-age tale, “Age of Summer,” which was filmed entirely in the South Bay, had its premiere at the Hermosa Beach Playhouse on Sept. 6.
It was the summer of 1986 when filmmaker Bill Kiely fell in love with surfing. As a teen, his father took him boogie boarding in Ventura and he later became a Junior Lifeguard.
“Andy Irons: Kissed by God,” a documentary about the North Shore surfing legend, screens at the Hermosa Beach Community Theatre Thursday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. The documentary examines his short but brilliant surfing career as well as his untimely death at 32 years old. For tickets, which ar…
Godzilla to Aquaman invaded Comic-Con International this past weekend in San Diego, but cosplayers (costume play) are the biggest show at the event that attracts 100,000-plus pop culture fans yearly. Comic-Con will celebrate its 50th year in 2019.
Shortly before Alden Ehrenreich started filming “Solo: A Star Wars Story” more than two years ago, he had lunch with Harrison Ford, who brought the cynical smuggler Han Solo to life in previous “Star Wars” films.
After starring in two high profiles comedies, “A Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” (2014) and in the 2015 “Vacation” reboot, Skyler Gisondo, at 18 years years old, went nearly a year in a half without landing an acting gig.
From the opening night 50th anniversary screening of “The Producers” to the closing film “Animal House,” a 40th anniversary celebration, the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival featured classic comedies as well as dramas that have stood the test of time.
In many of his acting gigs, Manhattan Beach native Maxwell Hamilton played the jerk, the frat guy who gets a much needed punch in the face. Even Frodo Baggins, a.k.a Elijah Wood, got a shot at him in the Netflix's “I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore” in 2017, which was also Hamilton'…
While filming the documentary “The Dating Project,” director Jon Cipiti realized everybody wants the same thing. No matter the age, from college students in the “hook-up culture” to adults in their 40s, all anyone is after is a successful relationship.
Manhattan Beach film producer Chris Fenton couldn't have two more different films hitting theaters on Friday, April 6.
Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland play a couple who take a RV road trip from Boston to Key West as their decades-long marriage fades from his memory in the feature film “The Leisure Seeker,” which opens in limited release Friday, March 9.
From a portrait of a silent film director to a 10 year old with dreams of becoming a professional fighter, the 12th annual Lunafest short film festival, which takes place at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 11, shines a spotlight on issues facing girls and women of a…
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created Black Panther in 1966, when the superhero first appeared in an issue of Marvel Comics' “Fantastic Four.” But it wasn't until 50 years later that the character T'Challa appeared on the big screen in the 2016's “Captain America: Civil War.”
During its 33 years, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has honored A-list filmmakers busy on the awards circuit leading up the Oscars, but the festival also showcases filmmakers who work with a miniscule budget with limited opportunity to show their passion project.
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival returns to Hermosa Beach for the second year when it screens at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater Sunday, Jan. 28, beginning at 4 p.m.
Chris Hemsworth has played a comic book superhero since “Thor” was released in 2011, so when he read the story about the first American soldiers to enter Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, he jumped at the chance to play a more grounded roll with “real heart.”