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Riot LA comedy festival tries keeping it intimate as it triples in size

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The Riot L.A. comedy festival kicked off Thursday and continues through Sunday. It started several years ago as a small alternative comedy festival but has continued to grow year after year, with headliners this year including the legendary Mel Brooks, cult legend Dr. Katz and many more.

"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" World Premiere Red Carpet at Sundance 2017

Sundance 2017: The festival is decidedly political this year

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Frame host John Horn shares updates from Park City, Utah, where the 2017 Sundance Film Festival is underway, with a focus on activism — both political and environmental.

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Sundance 2017: How the movie 'Lemon' reveals the anxieties of struggling artists

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The husband-and-wife duo Janicza Bravo and Brett Gelman funneled plenty of personal experience into the Sundance premiere, "Lemon."

Sundance 2017: filmmaker Sydney Freeland's female leads don't need boy crushes

Her latest film, “Deidra and Laney,” is a coming-of-age story about two teenage African-American sisters who go down an unusual path to support themselves.

Off-Ramp Weekly Recommendation: Arcadia Cat Show

Stop looking at cats on the internet! This weekend, check out some of the most exotic breeds in person. The stripes of a tiger ... the spots of a leopard ... the size of a domestic cat.

Animal treatment questions cancel 'A Dog's Purpose' premiere

Universal decided to cancel the premiere because Amblin's review of the video is ongoing and they don't want "anything to overshadow this film that celebrates the relationship between animals and humans."

Your go-to guide for the weekend in SoCal

Choose from an extravagant Lunar New Year Festival or an art show with free pancakes and more for an epic weekend — despite the rain.

Pro wrestling meets comedy at Matt McCarthy's Silver Lake show

Comedy and pro wrestling may seem like unlikely friends, but there's a big crossover in their fanbases. That's evident in wrestling-themed comedy show the Comedy 'N Wrestling Connection in Silver Lake, hosted by comedian/actor/writer Matt McCarthy.

Sundance's 'New Climate' section offers fresh perspectives on environmentalism

This year, the Sundance Film Festival introduces an initiative that includes a series of conversations and screenings all focused on the environment.

Song Exploder: Solange breaks down 'Cranes in the Sky'

The R&B singer/songwriter reveals how a period of personal turmoil begat one of the many highlights from her highly-regarded 2016 album, "A Seat at the Table."

American Humane investigating treatment of dog in film

Behind-the-scenes footage shows a frightened dog being forced into churning water during the making of "A Dog's Purpose." American Humane has suspended its safety representative who worked on the film and is hiring an independent investigator to explore the matter,

Tim Cogshell's DIY Film Fest: Women I love, in 4 films I love, that need a little more love

I’m a sucker for girl talk movies, true love stories, and movies where a lady rides into the sunset after she shoots the bastard who killed her daddy - in the head.

At Sundance, freedom of speech is 'vital'

Sundance Film Festival director of programming Trevor Groth shares the ethos that drives their curatorial vision.

Nicholas Britell's 'chopped and screwed' score for 'Moonlight'

Nicholas Britell and director Barry Jenkins combined classical music with hip-hop production techniques to create the music for the acclaimed film.

Superhero fashion gets layered with the return of 'the Ray'

DC Comics' "the Ray" is back on comics shelves today. His distinctive, jacket-over-tights costume design was all the rage among the superhero set in the '90s. Are those bad old days back?

Off-Ramp's Song of the Week salutes songwriter Mac Davis on his 75th birthday

Usually, Off-Ramp's Song of the Week features a local act, or a national act playing a cool local gig. But this time, we want to help a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame blow out the 75 candles on his cake.