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Ambulante California Starts Traveling Today with 'Bronx Obama'

We've told you about it through interviews, features, and the Kickstarter campaign behind it. Finally, Ambulane California is here and it's kicking off with urban style Cumbia band, Viento Callejero today September 21 at MacArthur Park. Kcrw DJ Dan Wilcox is bringing the dance party to the Bowtie Project alongside the La River for the closing night event on October 4.

From September 21 – October 4, the two- week documentary tour will travel to a different neighborhood to present a free documentary event in an outdoor/alternative venue. All screening events are free and open to the public. To see the list of films, schedule and venues please visit Here and follow @AmbulanteCA.

Films in the program included Sundance's "Alive Inside" (Sept. 23), "No No: A Documentary" (Sept.26), and "Living Stars" (Sept28) ; Mexican gems "Elevator"(Sept 25) and "Three Voices" (Sept. 27 & Sept. 29); unique visions of life in America such as "Las Marthas" (Sept. 25), "To the Other Side" (Sept. 30) and " Ladonna Harris: Indian 101"(Oct.1); visually astonishing films like "Cairo Drive" (Sept.24), "Alamar" (Oct. 1) and "Bering. Balance and Resistance" (Oct. 2); and classics such as "The Exiles" (Oct.3.).

Tonight Viento Callejero will go on at 6:30pm sharp to start the dancing before the 7pm L.A. premiere screening of "Bronx Obama,"a documentary about a Puerto Rican in the Bronx who looks like the Potus. The filmmaker Ryan Murdock and subject Louis Ortiz will be on hand. The feature film is preceded by "Ink & Paper," a short documentary about a local printing press and paper store. Filmmaker Ben Proudfoot will be present.

Ambulante’s tour will culminate at the Bowtie project at Rio de Los Angeles State Park on October 3 & 4. The Closing Weekend event is in collaboration with California State Parks, Clockshop and La River Revitalization Corporation. Dan Wilcox of Kcrw will be the master of groove festivities on Saturday, October 4 following the 7pm screening of "Yakona," a stunningly cinematic environmental film by filmmakers Paul Collins and Anlo Sepulveda, who will be present for Q&A.

Check out the film festival trailer:

https://vimeo.com/105792099

About Dan Wilcox

Dan Wilcox delves beneath the surface of the pop music landscape to shed light on a wealth of penetrating deep-cuts. He works as a music supervisor in various films including 'As Above, So Below' and upcoming film, The Coup by The Weinstein Co. He is the featured DJ for each year’s Barnsdall Wine Tastings and will be doing their Movie Nights in October

http://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/dan-wilcox

About Viento Callejero

Los Angeles based Urban style Cumbia trio that formed in 2013. The group is composed of three talented musicians, Gloria Estrada on guitar, Federico Zuniga on bass, and Gabriel Villa on drums. Together they bring a fresh approach to urban tropical music stripping it down to feature its rawest elements. With Cumbia making a resurgence, artists have been re-mixing and re-interpreting the Classic Cumbias in dance halls all over the world. Viento Callejero represents the newest incarnation of the movement in Los Angeles, breaking down the rhythmic and melodic pulse of Cumbia Colombiana, Son Montuno, Merengue, Reggae, Dance Hall, Funk, and Rock to create a fresh sound with a new twist that is infectious to the listeners ears, hips, and feet.

www.vientocallejero.com
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SXSW Audience Awards Announced: 'Before I Disappear,' 'Cesar Chavez' Among Winners

SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards have been announced, with Before I Disappear winning the award in the Narrative Feature Competition and DamNation earning the audience award in Documentary Spotlight.

SXSW announced the Audience Award-winners from the Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Narrative Spotlight, Documentary Spotlight, Visions, Midnighters, Episodic, SXGlobal, Festival Favorites and Design Award categories. The Audience Award for 24 Beats Per Second will be announced on Monday, March 17.

Before I Disappear, which won the audience award from the Narrative Feature Competition, came into SXSW with a fair amount of momentum. Directed by Shawn Christensen, the character study is based off his Oscar-winning short film, Curfew. The movie stars Christensen as Richie, a depressed man who is forced to take care of his eleven-year-old niece, Sophia (Fatima Ptacek). Before I Disappear also stars Emmy Rossum (Shameless), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) and Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy).

Congrats to the
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Interviews With Disney "Peter Pan" Voice Actors Kathryn Beaumont And Paul Collins

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By Todd Garbarini

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Walt Disney Studios graciously provided me with the opportunity recently to discuss Peter Pan with two of the film’s stars: Kathryn Beaumont, who provided the voice of Wendy, and Paul Collins, who provided the voice of John Darling.

Kathryn Beaumont

Todd Garbarini: Thank you for speaking with me about Peter Pan.

Kathryn Beaumont: Thank you, it’s my pleasure!

Tg: I am a big fan of the Disney cartoons as I spent the better part of my childhood seeing them.

Kb: I'm so glad! They really are special, aren't they? The Disney cartoons really stand the test of time.

Tg: These are some of the earliest movies I ever saw in both movie theaters and drive-ins. I really miss the drive-ins. There are so few of them left.

Kb: I know! I miss the drive-ins, too!

Tg: I
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Peter Pan Blu-ray 1950′s Photo Slideshow

On Tuesday (February 5), The Walt Disney Studios celebrates the 60th Anniversary release of Walt Disney’s classic, “Peter Pan,” as it soars to all-new heights – with a new digital restoration and high definition picture and sound – for the first time on Blu-ray™. The classic tale that taught us all “to believe” and first introduced us to the Darling children – Wendy, John and Michael – as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on ‘till morning to the enchanted world of Never Land. Rediscover the magical adventure and relive childhood memories of this great bedtime story. In anticipation of the upcoming release of the 60th Anniversary Edition of Peter Pan, check out the slideshow featuring 1950s Live Action Reference photographs from Walt Disney Studio’s Vault!

The “Peter Pan” Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy & Storybook App) is a
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