Did you know that before Southern California was covered with orange groves, it was covered with grape vines? Did you know that before prohibition there were no less than 90 vineyards in Los Angeles? Larry Mantle explores the fascinating and little known history of winemaking in Southern California. He is joined in conversation by wine historian Charles Sullivan and Steve Riboli the heir of the only remaining Los Angeles winery from the early 19th century.
Ornithologist Dan Cooper of the California Audubon society joins Larry Mantle to talk about the best spots for birding in the Southland. Cooper talks about the migrating birds currently passing through L.A. and Orange Counties, as well as where to look for endangered birds in the area.
Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International and Lael Lowenstein of Variety discuss this week's film and video releases. The selections are: Showtime, Ice Age, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Kissing Jessica Stein, Harrison's Flowers, Pauline and Paulette, and the documentary Wisconsin Death Trip.
The critics take a look at some new videos as well as share their reactions to the Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.
Please join us for a special taping of FilmWeek at the Cinerama Dome Entertainment Center in Hollywood.
Larry Mantle will be joined by critics Peter Rainer of New York Magazine and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register for a special taping of FilmWeek in front of a live audience. Please arrive by 12:30pm on Thursday, March 21st. In addition to serving popcorn, parking will be free for 3 hours, with validation. The Cinerama Dome is located at the corner of Sunset and Vine and the entrance to the parking structure is located 1 block west of Vine on Ivar Ave. We look forward to seeing you there. Please call (626)585-7000 if you have any questions.