Today I attended an advance screening of The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them directed by Ned Benson starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. This introspective, somewhat unsettling film studies a married couple after a tragic event affects them, and how they each cope, separately and together. Nicely acted, a moving, heartfelt film.
There's a new ice cream and pie shop called Atticus across from Westside Pavilion on Pico and Westwood Blvd. in West Los Angeles. Yummy homemade tasting small pies and ice cream. Just had a soft opening recently so they will be getting more flavors soon. Delicious!
Last night I was invited to the Wrongchilde Record Release Show at Community in Los Angeles fronted by Mat Devine of the band Kill Hannah. It's a new project of Mr. Devine's and several other notable musicians of the alternative rock scene. Great music, impressive sound -- much luck to Mr. Devine and his fellow musicians!
We went to the wonderful Americafest at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena yesterday, it was terrific. They have an outstanding fireworks show, and before that we saw a motorcycle stunt team, the singer Ian Thomas and the Beatle's tribute band, Liverpool Legends. Good times!
Just had a busy weekend, last night I saw the excellent production Bronies! The Musical at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, which was really fun and well done, excellent singing too. The Hollywood Fringe Festival continues on through June 29th, visit hollywoodfringe.org for more information.
Then today, Sunday I went to to Los Angeles Film Festival and saw the Coffee Talks: Directors and Coffee Talks: Actors events, both were outstanding. It was exciting seeing working directors and actors talk about their trade and artistry. The film festival continues through Sunday, visit lafilmfest.com for more information. More pictures are up at flickr.com/joybennett as well.
Last night I saw Judith Owen, a singer/songwriter at The Mint in Los Angeles. She's a lovely songstress, her sweet, lyrical voice uplifts her audience and I'm sure herself with it's soothing sounds of soft 70's rock. She has a nice album out now called Ebb & Flow. She
also quite funny, and kept the audience laughing with her stories and jokes.
Yesterday was a fun day. First I picked up my press pass for the LA Film Festival, going on now at LA Live downtown. It's a huge film festival, with something for everyone, and tickets and more information are available at lafilmfest.com.
Then I went to the opening night of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, with lots of up and coming talent doing their thing all around Hollywood. Last night I saw Jennifer Jasper in her solo show she wrote and performs, I Can Hear You ... But I'm Not Listening. This delightful, candid show talks about her experiences growing up with four sisters. It's funny, touching and very nicely performed. For more information at the Hollywood Fringe Festival visit hollywoodfringe.org. It continues through June 29, get out and support your local artists! You'll be very glad you did.
Lots of things going on in June in Los Angeles. First, the Los Angeles Film Festival opens today, June 11th, and runs through June 19 at LA Live and other locations downtown. This is a huge festival, with galas, short films, panel discussions, lots of celebrities and tons of films of all variety. For more information and tickets visit lafilmfest.com.
There's also the Hollywood Fringe Festival, a wonderful showcase for up and coming actors, musicians, comedians, and all types of performers. It runs tomorrow through June 29th, visit hollywoodfringe.org for more information.