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Bonin’s initiative to clear encampment from Venice Boardwalk brings 191 people indoors

LOS ANGELES — On the last official day of the Encampment to Home initiative to offer a pathway to permanent housing to people living along the Venice Boardwalk, Councilman Mike Bonin and Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that 191 people have been brought indoors. “A metric that people are judging this by is how the boardwalk looks, and that’s a reasonable one, but the metric that really matters is how many people have been brought indoors and how many lives are being transformed for the better,” Bo...
Tags: News, Community, Coronavirus, Homeless, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN

Variety to Honor Venice Film Festival’s Artistic Director Alberto Barbera

Variety will bestow its Intl. Achievement in Film Award on Alberto Barbera at a ceremony at the Venice Film Festival next month. Barbera, who has been the topper of the festival since 2012, extended his contract till 2024. The former critic spent March through June 2020 selecting films for Venice not knowing if the event […]
Tags: Awards, Global, Festivals, Pedro Almodóvar, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Barbera, Alberto Barbera

Caught On Video: Brawl On Venice Beach Boardwalk

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Tags: Venice, Lapd, Southern California, Venice Beach, Los Angeles Police Department, Culver City, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Merchant, Venice Beach Boardwalk, Fig Tree Restaurant, Brad Wells, Around the Nation, VENICE CBSLA Cellphone, Adam Merchant, Daniel Blum

'David Vs Goliath' - Venice Ban May Not End Cruise Ship Battle

By Alex FraserVENICE (Reuters) - When the first cruise ship since the start of the pandemic sailed through the Venice lagoon last month, hundreds...
Tags: David, Venice, Reuters, Alex FraserVENICE, Goliath Venice

True Colours Takes Sales on Seven Venice Pics, Including ‘Django and Django,’ New Martone (EXCLUSIVE)

Italian sales company True Colours has secured a seven-title slate of pics premiering in Venice across various sections, including Mario Martone’s competition entry “The King of Laughter” and high-profile doc “Django and Django: Sergio Corbucci Unchained,” in which Quentin Tarantino talks about the influential Spaghetti Westerns director. Martone (“Capri Revolution”), who is a Lido aficionado, will […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Venice, Quentin Tarantino, Mario Martone, Venice Film Festival, Django, True Colours, Martone

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 29-Aug. 5

  Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit opens July 31 and runs through Jan. 2, 2022 in Los Angeles. Timed tickets in advance are required. In the photo, visitors check out the experience during a media preview at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, July 19, 2021. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)     Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 29-Aug. 5. EVENTS   Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru...
Tags: Books, Local News, Movies, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events, Museum, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Anti-camping law gets final LA City Council approval; could spur more homeless-encampment clearings

Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outs...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Smith, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Ucla

Despite skepticism and opposition, LA County creates homelessness commission

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness. The recommendation for a commission came from Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who warned that unless cities have more input into how Measure H dollars are spent, the county won’t have the support it needs to ensure future funding. “Homelessness is a major crisis affecting our communities at every level, and it’s time for sweeping changes to the system,” Barg...
Tags: Politics, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Bonin

Venice Days Unveils Lineup Includes ‘Madeleine Collins’ With ‘Benedetta’ Star Virginie Efira And Many Debuts

“Madeleine Collins,” the buzzy psychological drama directed by France’s Antoine Barraud (“Portrait of the Artist”) and toplined by popular Belgian actress Virginie Efira who plays the lesbian nun in Paul Verhoeven’s “Benedetta,” is among ten competition titles set to launch from the Venice Film Festival’s independently run Venice Days section. The Venice section modeled around […]
Tags: News, France, Global, Festivals, Venice, Paul Verhoeven, Benedetta, Virginie Efira, Venice Days, Madeleine Collins, Isabel Sandoval, Antoine Barraud

LA council expected to approve ordinance restricting homeless encampments, sleeping

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council is expected Wednesday to finalize a controversial ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city, including within 500 feet of schools, day care facilities, parks and libraries. Thirteen council members voted to approve the ordinance on July 1 — but with Councilman Mike Bonin and Councilwoman Nithya Raman dissenting, the ordinance fell short of the unanimous approval need...
Tags: Politics, News, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Kevin, Bonin, City News Service, LA City Council

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World review – devastating exposé of showbiz abuse

Luchino Visconti emerges badly from this desperately sad documentary about the exploitation of his Death in Venice child star Björn AndrésenThis documentary tells us how the most beautiful boy in the world became its saddest man, his life damaged by the exploitative abuse that the movie business incidentally hands out to all those beautiful girls in the world without anyone caring or making documentaries about them. Related: ‘Death in Venice screwed up my life’ – the tragic story of Visconti’s...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Film, Culture, Italy, World cinema, Venice, Visconti, Luchino Visconti, Documentary films, Björn AndrésenThis

A Tribute to Ismael Ivo the "Ebony God" at Venice Biennale Headquarters

Ismael Ivo (Venice, Italy) On the evening of July 22nd, we celebrated the life of Ismael Ivo, the dynamic and much-loved Brazilian dancer, choreographer and director of Biennale Danza who died of Covid-19 on April 8, 2021 at the age of 66. The exhibition The Body Is a Document of Today: A Tribute to Ismael Ivo was inaugurated in the Portego of Ca'Giustinian, La Biennale di Venezia's headquarters on the Grand Canal, reminding us what a powerful force Ismael was when he was here in Ven...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Brazil, Manhattan, Venice, Grand Canal, Sao Paulo, Venice Italy, McGregor, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ivo, Danza, Wayne McGregor, VENEZIA, La Repubblica, MAPPLETHORPE

A Tribute to Ismael Ivo the "Ebony God" at Ca' Giustinian, Venice Biennale Headquarters

Ismael Ivo (Venice, Italy) On the evening of July 22nd, here in Venice we celebrated the life of Ismael Ivo, the dynamic and much-loved Brazilian dancer, choreographer and director of Biennale Danza who died of Covid-19 on April 8, 2021 at the age of 66.    The Body Is a Document of Today: A Tribute to Ismael Ivo was inaugurated in the Portego of Ca'Giustinian, La Biennale di Venezia's headquarters on the Grand Canal. The tribute reminded us of the power Ismael conveyed during the ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Germany, Steve Reich, Brazil, Manhattan, Venice, Weimar, Grand Canal, Sao Paulo, Venice Italy, McGregor, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ivo, Danza, Alvin Ailey

As anti-camping zones return for LA City Council vote, some experts map impact of such limits

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, July 28, is expected to consider an anti-camping law that would ban unhoused Angelenos and others from sitting, lying down and sleeping in certain types of locations around the city. The first reading of the ban was approved 13-2 by the City Council. Because it was not unanimous, a second vote is required. If passed, the law would let the city create zones where setting up encampments, or merely sleeping and living in a public area, would be unlawful. S...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Department of Public Health, LA County, Bonin, Los Angeles Daily News, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas

Political donor Ed Buck convicted of providing meth to two men who died in West Hollywood

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Former political donor Ed Buck was convicted Tuesday of a series of federal charges, including providing methamphetamine to two men who died in his West Hollywood apartment. Buck was convicted of all nine counts he was facing. Jurors deliberated for just 4 1/2 hours before reaching their verdict. Buck was convicted in Los Angeles federal court of two counts of distribution of controlled substances resulting in death, stemming from the deaths of G...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Orange County, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Moore, Buck, Dean, San Fernando Valley, City News Service, Pietruszka, Norell, Top Stories LADN

China Mutes Response to Surprise Cannes Hong Kong Doc Screening, But Raises Questions for Venice

As soon as Chinese film fanatic Li heard the news earlier this month that the Cannes Film Festival had scheduled a surprise special screening for a documentary about political unrest in Hong Kong, he rushed straight to his computer to open the page for his favorite online bookstore. He already owned a copy of festival […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Global, Festivals, Venice, Thierry Fremaux, Cannes, Li, Venice International Film Festival, Chloe Zhao, revolution of our Times, China Mutes Response to Surprise Cannes Hong Kong

First Trailer for Masaaki Yuasa's 'Inu-Oh' Anime Premiering in Venice

Meet Tomona & Inu-Oh. Asmik Ace has released the first teaser trailer for a new film from Japanese anime director Masaaki Yuasa, known for his vibrant animation The Night Is Short Walk on Girl, Lu Over the Wall, and Ride Your Wave. His latest work is a film called Inu-Oh, based on a classic story about the life of Inu-Oh "King Dog", a 14th-century Japanese performer of music drama at the time of its transition from the folk art of sarugaku "monkey music" into the formalized traditions of Noh...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Venice, Lu, Masaaki Yuasa, To Watch, Foreign Film, Nôh, Tomona, Avu Chan, Mirai Moriyama

‘Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song’ Snapped Up for Global Sales by Dogwoof (EXCLUSIVE)

A new Venice-bound documentary on singer Leonard Cohen will be shopped internationally by doc specialists Dogwoof. Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s latest feature “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song” is executive produced by Oscar winner Morgan Neville and Jonathan Dana, a long-time collaborator of directors Geller and Goldfine (“The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to […]
Tags: News, Global, Venice, Leonard Cohen, Geller, Dogwoof, Goldfine, Morgan Neville, Documentaries to Watch, Dogwoof Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine, Jonathan Dana

‘Parallel Mothers’ Trailer: Pedro Almodóvar Reteams with Penelope Cruz for His Latest Maternal Drama, Hitting Theaters in December

Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar returns with a new drama following his 2019 Oscar-nominated Pain and Glory. He is reunited with two of his favorite muses, Penélope Cruz and Rossy de Palma, to bring audiences a powerful drama entitled Parallel Mothers (or Madres Paralelas). Parallel Mothers Trailer After starring in seven of his films dating back to 1997 with Live Flesh, Cruz returns to play a new character named Janis. Rossy de Palma, another long-time collaborator who starred in ...
Tags: Movies, News, Spain, Trailers, Pedro Almodóvar, Venice, Sony Pictures, Penélope Cruz, Madrid, Cruz, Ana, Indiewire, Gijon, Janis, Almodóvar, Julieta

Venice Chief Alberto Barbera on Dip in Women Directors, Netflix and Return of U.S. Studios

Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera seems pretty relaxed after announcing what, on paper, looks like one of the strongest Lido lineups in recent memory. There is of course an underlying fear that the Delta variant could spoil the party, but he doesn’t seem too worried. Barbera spoke to Variety about the lower number […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Venice, Venice Film Festival, Lido, Barbera, Alberto Barbera, U S Studios

Venice Horizons-Bound ‘El Gran Movimiento’ Acquired by Best Friend Forever (EXCLUSIVE)

Brussels-based company Best Friend Forever has acquired Bolivian director Kiro Russo’s “El Gran Movimiento” which will world premiere at Venice in the Horizons section. “El Gran Movimiento” marks Russo’s follow up to his 2016 feature debut “Dark Skull” which won a prize at Locarno and played at San Sebastian, among other festivals. “Dark Skull” went […]
Tags: News, Global, Brussels, Venice, Venice Film Festival, San Sebastian, Locarno, Russo, Best Friend Forever, Kiro Russo, Martin Gondre, Venice Horizons Bound ` El Gran Movimiento, El Gran Movimiento

Bonin’s program brings 160 unhoused people indoors from Venice boardwalk encampment

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin said on Monday, July 26 that 160 people who were living along the Venice boardwalk have been brought inside and accepted the city’s offer of a pathway to permanent housing. Bonin’s Encampment to Home program began on June 28. The program promises all residents who accept shelter a pathway to permanent housing in an effort to clear the Venice boardwalk, where a large encampment developed during the pandemic. Outreach teams with St. Joseph’s Center have offer...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Moses, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles City, LA County

First Look Teaser for Almodóvar's 'Parallel Mothers' Playing in Venice

Almodóvar is back again! An early teaser trailer has debuted for the latest Pedro Almodóvar film, this one titled Parallel Mothers, originally known as Madres Paralelas. It was just announced as a Venice Film Festival premiering in a few months, and will open in the US later this year from Sony Pictures Classics. The film is another drama that centers on two mothers, portrayed by Penélope Cruz and Milena Smit, who both give birth on the same day. "With Madres Paralelas I return to the female...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Pedro Almodóvar, Venice, Sony Pictures, Penélope Cruz, Indies, Almodóvar, To Watch, Rossy de Palma, Milena Smit, Sánchez Gijón Israel Elejalde Julieta Serrano

2021 Venice Film Festival Starry Line-Up Includes ‘Dune,’ ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Last Duel,’ and More

In 2020, the Venice Film Festival was just one of many events to be affected by the pandemic, though it managed to avoid cancelation in favor of a “more restrained format” under strict COVID protocols. This year, however, the availability of vaccines seems to have allowed the highly-anticipated festival to be back and as exciting as ever. Headlined by some major filmmaker names that include Jane Campion, Denis Villeneuve, Ridley Scott, Edgar Wright, and Pedro Almodovar, the 78th annual Venice F...
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Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana biopic to screen at the Venice film festival

Spencer, telling the story of Diana and Charles’s bitter divorce, will battle for the Golden Lion alongside the latest by Pedro Almodóva
Tags: Diana, Venice, Charles, Kristen Stewart, Spencer, Golden Lion

Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Madres Paralelas’ Gets First Trailer Ahead of Venice World Premiere

Pedro Almodóvar has dropped the first official trailer for “Madres paralelas,” which is set to open this year’s Venice Film Festival. “Madres paralelas” is led by long-time Almodóvar favorite Penélope Cruz who is joined by key cast members Aitana Sánchez-Gijón (“Boca a Boca”) and Milena Smit (“Cross the Line”), “Veneno” duo Israel Elejalde and Daniela […]
Tags: News, Global, Pedro Almodóvar, Venice, Penélope Cruz, El Deseo, Venice Film Festival, Daniela, Almodóvar, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, Milena Smit, Israel Elejalde

Homeless advocate arrested on suspicion of selling meth, PCP in Venice

VENICE — A self-proclaimed homeless advocate has been arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs to the local Venice homeless population in close proximity to the Venice Bridge Home, authorities said Saturday. Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Bureau served two search warrants Thursday at a tent near Third and Rose avenues and a home in the Venice area and arrested 65-year-old Gary Featherstone on suspicion of possession of PCP for sale and possession of meth...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Featherstone, Third Avenue, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Drug-related Crime, Crime and Public Safety, Venice Bridge Home, Department s Narcotics Bureau, Gary Featherstone

Ancient Roman road and dock discovered in Venice lagoon

Find could prove there were human settlements in area centuries before city was foundedThe discovery of the remains of a Roman road and dock submerged in the Venice lagoon could prove there were permanent human settlements in the area centuries before Venice was founded, researchers say.Scuba divers discovered what appeared to be paving stones beneath the lagoon in the 1980s, but only after more recent research were the relics confirmed to have formed part of a road system. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Heritage, Italy, Archaeology, Venice

Cesar Chavez’s great-grandniece joints opponents of Ballona Wetlands restoration project

Environmental groups opposed to an approximately $200 million state project to restore Los Angeles County’s Ballona Wetlands — saying it would actually harm the biologically diverse area — enlisted this week the 14-year-old great-grandniece of Cesar Chavez, Genesis Butler. Butler, who seems to be continuing the legacy of her famous relative — Chavez, the founder of the National Farm Workers Association, died in 1993 — was recently recognized as a “Marvel Hero” and featured in a commemorative com...
Tags: News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Wetlands, Venice Beach, Savannah, Los Angeles County, Butler, Marina del Rey, Cesar Chavez, Chavez, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Belding, Baldwin Hills

Archaeologists Find Ancient Roman Road in the Venetian Lagoon

Researchers have spotted the remains of a Roman-era road at the bottom of the Venice’s famous Venetian Lagoon. The discovery gives clues to what the city looked like in antiquity, well before the legendary date of its founding in 421 CE. Read more...
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