Director Carl Reiner gives John Hughes a run for his money with one of the funniest teen comedies of the 1980s, SUMMER SCHOOL starring Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley, which will be introduced by actor Gary Riley. It's followed underrated modern screwball comedy SIBLING RIVALRY, also starring Alley as a neglected wife whose affair doesn't go as planned.
Comedy legend Carl Reiner joins us in person for a signing of his new book I Just Remembered and to introduce a double bill of THE COMIC, in which Dick Van Dyke plays an aging silent film clown, and his autobiographical feature debut ENTER LAUGHING.
Awareness Festival Closing Night & Reception! Director Jesse Roesler In Person!
This inspiring documentary profiles a five-star chef in India, a schoolgirl in South Carolina and a retired teacher in Minneapolis, all of whom followed unusual paths to a common mission - to help feed the hungry.
Panel Discussion With Director Stephanie Soechtig, KCRW's Evan Kleiman & Experts!
Is sugar the next tobacco? This much-talked-about documentary examines the relationship between government regulatory agencies and the sugar and processed-food industries and why our sweet tooth may be killing us. A panel discussion follows with KCRW's "Good Food" host Evan Kleiman, the film's director/producer Stephanie Soechtig, and other experts on the topic.
60th Anniversary! Introduction by James Duke Mason & Book Signing w/ Author Randy Schmidt!
Director James Gray appears for a discussion with his recent Palme d'Or nominee, period drama THE IMMIGRANT, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeremy Renner, and 2008's TWO LOVERS, also starring Phoenix as an emotionally wounded man torn between two women (Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw).