Film / Television

Violence interrupters on the Chicago streets

Host Madeleine Brand speaks to producer-director Steve James, whose documentary "The Interrupters" airs on "Frontline" Tuesday.

Burbank autograph show brings 'Starsky & Hutch' & 'Star Wars' together

This weekend, the quarterly "Hollywood Show" autograph show is back in Burbank for more.

Pan African Film Festival's 20th run

Starting this weekend, thousands of film buffs will pack a L.A. multiplex to support dozens of independent movies about the African diaspora from around the world.

World's largest black-themed film festival returns to LA

More than a hundred filmmakers from around the world will see their movies on the big screen starting Thursday at the 20th annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles.

'Chronicle' opens at number 1 in the box office

The low budget movie “Chronicle” won the box office this weekend. The story of a group of unknown kids with superpowers has nudged the world's most famous teen wizard out of the top slot.

Kevin Smith hosts live podcast in theaters, new TV special

Kevin Smith is hosting a live broadcast of the podcast he does with his friend/frequent co-star Jason Mewes, aka Jay, in theaters around the country.

Ed Wood’s “Final Curtain”

Film historians and critics can spend their whole lives debating who the best director is, but there is a near total consensus on who is the worst: Ed Wood.

SAG president talks merger at awards show

"I am so proud to say that that historic moment of unity is at hand," he said.

Animation genius Miyazaki gets film fest

Have you ever traveled with a giant, sweaty, daikon? Or ridden a cat bus? You can see that and more this Thursday at a local film festival.

Oscar noms recognize cinema history

The Academy announced their list of nominations for the Oscars Tuesday morning. It includes a couple films about Paris, cinema history, some familiar names and a few surprises.

Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscar nominations

The Oscar nominees are in and Martin Scorsese's Parisian adventure "Hugo" lead the way with 11 nominations, including best picture and best director.

Sundance's most anticipated films

A review of the best and most buzzed about films at Sundance 2012. Plus, a look at some controversies unfolding at the festival.

Silent but deadly: 'The Artist' wins top Producers Guild awards

Shhhh. The classy black-and-white love-letter wins big again on its quiet march to the Oscars. After upsetting 'The Descendants' in the Globes, isn't it the new front-runner?

Sundance-bound director uses movie 'Dol' to come out

L.A. director Andrew Ahn might be the first filmmaker to use a movie to come out to his parents. His film played at Sundance this past weekend.

2012 Sundance Film Fest opens

The annual Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday night. More than 4,000 filmmakers submitted work; fewer than 120 of their films made the cut. KPCC’s Shirley Jahad has more from Park City, Utah, where plenty of people from the Southland are converging.

George Lucas says he's retiring, tells off 'Star Wars' fans

On making more "Star Wars" movies: "Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?"