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Jed Blaugrund |  “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” is a redemptive film

A good biopic can be judged by a fairly simple rubric: If you know nothing about the subject matter going in, is the movie still an interesting and well-told story? The best person to judge an effective film biography is the one who is totally ignorant about the film’s subject. That’s just about impossible in the case of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” the new film about the marriage and infamous professional meltdowns of Jim and Tammy Faye

COC professor premieres short film

When COVID-19 forced the film industry to shut down, many filmmakers got creative, finding ways to keep productions small in order to continue their work.

Laemmle Newhall prepares to open doors Friday

Cassie Gratton knows how to open a Laemmle theater. The general manager of the Newhall Laemmle, which will open its doors with a ribbon-cutting this Friday, also helped to open Laemmle’s Glendale and Claremont locations. 

Local documentary filmmaker debuts in Cannes and Los Angeles

Laura Carlson is a professional writer by day and a documentary filmmaker on the side. Her first film “Beyond Barriers” was screened at the Cannes Short Film Festival in 2019 and made its U.S. premiere in February at the Golden State Film Festival at the TLC Chinese Theater.

Newhall Library holds “musical instrument petting zoo” for kids and teens

Gone are the days when you would be shushed for making noise in the library. As librarian Liza Purdy puts it, that’s an antiquated stereotype and the Newhall Library is a “full throttle library.” On Monday, the Old Town Newhall Library was full of music as the library hosted a “musical instrument petting zoo” for children and teens as part of the monthly “Green Eggs and Jam” music program.

How the SCV figured into the Oscars landscape

Throughout the years, the city has maintained its close ties to Hollywood, so when the nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards season were released Jan. 13, it was no surprise Santa Clarita was an integral part of seven of this year’s distinguished films.