‘Chavela’ and more at OC Film Fiesta

Iconoclasts, legends, revolutionaries, romantics, bohemians and cultural heroes take center stage at the 8th OC Film Fiesta, Orange County’s cinematic celebration of diversity and multicultural heritage that returns to the heart of Santa Ana from Oct. 6 through 15. This year’s festival kicks off on Friday, Oct. 6 with the Orange County premiere screening of “Chavela,” the new documentary by directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi...

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‘The Untamed’ makes it to The O.C.

When the award-winning and much-talked-about Mexican sci-fi horror drama “The Untamed” was released mid July, California’s Orange County was missing on the list of U.S.A. selected theaters screening the film. A movie enthusiast noticed and successfully lobbied The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana to show the film. The film, whose original title in Spanish is “La Región Salvaje,” will play at that venue Aug. 11th through 17th....

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‘PAWS Patrol’ on tour

Nickelodeon’s popular children’s animated series “PAW Patrol,” about a boy named Ryder and his pack of gifted rescue dogs, has two live shows now touring the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Based on the award-winning hit preschool series “PAW Patrol Live! ‘Race to the Rescue'” and “PAW Patrol Live! ‘The Great Pirate Adventure'” are two musical adventures with plenty of...

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Children’s musical sensation on the road

The pop phenomenon called Kidz Bop, an act that performs the biggest hits with lyrics cleaned up and adapted for kids, is now touring the US. The “Best Time Ever Tour” is scheduled to stop at more than 50 American cities that might include your hometown. Launched in 2001, Kidz Bop consists of compilation albums with pop hits performed by talented youths. The CDs have been hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and radio stations...

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Film ‘Gook’ delves into L.A. riots

Twenty-five years ago Los Angeles was hit by a major social disturbance with race at its core. This summer the City of Angels itself serves a the launching pad for the nationwide release of a movie about the 1992 L.A. Civil Unrest. “Gook,” an award winner at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, dares to delve into race relations, a hot and sensitive topic since the political rise of Donald Trump. But the film does it through...

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