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A To-Do List for Film Buffs in Los Angeles Right Now

A To-Do List for Film Buffs in Los Angeles Right Now
Frank Borzage Romances At The Hammer | 10899 Wilshire Blvd. The UCLA Film and Television Archive has spent much of the summer surveying the career of director Frank Borzage, cinema’s quintessential helpless romantic, whose career spanned from the silent era to the golden age of Hollywood. Among many highlights, the final month of the series brings with it some of Borzage’s most beloved sound pictures, including an Aug. 29 double bill of two films made in 1934, Little Man, What Now? and No Greater Glory, followed on Sept. 9 by a pairing of 1936's Desire (starring Marlene Dietrich and Gary

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Bright Lights 73

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After a few words about "ice cream that's supposed to taste like movies" (no, really), editor Gary Morris introduces the latest edition of one of our favorite film journals, Bright Lights:

 

Matt Brennan leads off this issue with a deep-sea dive into the "body politic/body politics" trope, in the process giving readers something in short supply today: hope. Lesley Chow also shows a bold optimism in mining culture for its treasures in a provocative piece on cinema experimentalists Chris Marker, Alexander Sokurov, and José Luis Guerín. Our buddy Dave Saunders reminds us of the pleasures of Buñuel in Mexico and Béla Tarrin Edinburgh in a rather enchanting piece.

If Boris Barnet is not a household word in your house, you should consider moving. The brilliant Boris is the subject of a lengthy, authoritative profile by new contributor Giuliano Vivaldi, and you'll be running to the nearest Russian cinematheque after you've read this one.
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