Just saw the film Brooklyn, what a sweet, moving film about an Irish immigrant! Very enjoyable, almost an old-fashioned feel to the film.
It is terrible what is happening to thousands of refugees from Syria and other distressed areas trying to cross into safe areas through Greece, etc. I urge you to donate to help these struggling people as they try to make a better life for themselves and their children. I just did -- it's the right thing to do!
We went to see Ricki and the Flash over the weekend, Meryl Streep was terrific! Is there anything she can't do? She makes so-so movies good and good movies spectacular just because she's there. Rick Springfield was great, too!
The huge Los Angeles Film Festival runs from June 10th to 18th, check it out at lafilmfest.com. Also, I saw Spy over the weekend, another great hit for Melissa McCarthy!
The excellent film festival in Los Angeles, Dances with Films, runs this year from May 28th through June 7th in Hollywood. They have an expertly curated selection of independent films and outstanding panels all for reasonable prices. For more information and to find out about discounted advance tickets, visit danceswithfilms.com.
The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival is starting soon! It runs from April 30th to May 7th at various venues around LA, and it's an excellently curated exhibit of some of the finest films you'll see anywhere. For more information or to purchase very reasonable tickets, visit lajfilmfest.org. The Opening Night film features The Outrageous Sophie Tucker directed by William Gazecki.
On another note, I have really been enjoying the AMC series TURN about Washington's spies in the Revolutionary War. Fascinating account -- very well-done! Season 2 is on Mondays at 10 pm on AMC, and you can catch up on Season 1 on Netflix.
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