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Friday, March 24, 2023

SXSW 2023 Film Review: ‘Geoff McFetridge: Drawing a Life’ by Kurt Gardner

This absorbing documentary paints a portrait of a visual artist whose creativity and quest for truth is boundless.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 10:32PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

SXSW Review: The Splendidly Surreal ‘Chronicles of a Wandering Saint’ by Kurt Gardner

This impressive debut by an Argentinian filmmaker is a joy to watch.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 07:34PM
Thursday, February 16, 2023

Slamdance Review: ‘American Pot Story: Oaksterdam’ by Kurt Gardner

The story of passionate activists seeking to legalize marijuana all around the country is told in this absorbing documentary.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 04:40PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022

Fringe Performer Chris Murphy Talks About ‘The Pale Gypsy’ by Kurt Gardner

A new arrival in Los Angeles, Chris Murphy is making his debut at the Fringe with this solo show.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 08:03PM
Friday, May 27, 2022

Fringe Producer Adam Bradshaw Talks ‘Blood Pig’ by Kurt Gardner

The show's producer talks about this offbeat comedy that is making its world premiere at the Fringe.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 11:54AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Fringe Performer Sophia LaPaglia Talks ‘The Annie Sprinkle Project’ by Kurt Gardner

This solo show tells the controversial story of the legendary Annie Sprinkle.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 03:06PM
Sunday, March 27, 2022

SXSW Film Review: Ron Howard’s ‘We Feed People’ Spotlights Chef José Andrés by Kurt Gardner

Howard’s portrait of celebrity chef and humanitarian José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen is anything but a dry documentary.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 06:24PM
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

SXSW Film Review: ‘Mickey: the Story of a Mouse’ by Kurt Gardner

This meticulously researched documentary chronicles the history of the mouse and the world's relationship with him.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 04:54PM

SXSW Film Review: Alt-Rock Documentary ‘I Get Knocked Down’ by Kurt Gardner

Dunstan Bruce's documentary about his band Chumbawamba is an odd bird.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 03:48PM
Sunday, March 20, 2022

SXSW Film Review: Horror Comedy ‘Deadstream’ by Kurt Gardner

Joseph and Vanessa Winter's hilarious horror comedy opened this year's SXSW Midnighters series.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 12:42PM
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Film Review: The Tarantino-esque ‘American Night’ Doesn’t Quite Get There by Kurt Gardner

This Quentin Tarantino wannabe looks great but is an ultimately vacuous stumble down familiar roads.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 04:12PM
Friday, December 17, 2021

Film Review: The Autobiographical ‘Wild About Harry’ by Kurt Gardner

In this true memory piece set in Cape Cod in 1973, a teenager comes to grips with her father's sexuality.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 04:33PM
Friday, November 12, 2021

Exclusive Interview: Indie Filmmaker Onur Tukel by Kurt Gardner

Tukel talks about his most recently released film, 'That Cold Dead Look In Your Eyes.'

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 03:24PM
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Hollywood Fringe Capsule Reviews by Kurt Gardner

Come to the Hollywood Fringe! Fun shows this weekend.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 02:03AM
Monday, August 23, 2021

Outfest Film Review: Cold War Love Story ‘Firebird’ by Kurt Gardner

This poignant story of forbidden love is set against the backdrop of the Cold War.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 12:36AM
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Theater Review: ‘The Panza Monologues’ by Teatro Audaz by Kurt Gardner

The show comes back to San Antonio where it all began to close out Teatro Audaz's 2020-21 season.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 12:42PM
Monday, August 16, 2021

Outfest Film Review: ‘Gemmel & Tim’ by Kurt Gardner

The stories of two men who lost their lives at the hand of a West Hollywood political activist are told in this absorbing documentary.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 01:24PM
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Film Review: Creepy-Crawly ‘The Nest’ by Kurt Gardner

James Suttles’ fun, slow-burning thriller mixes genres to good effect.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 08:03PM
Friday, July 9, 2021

Film Review: the Macabre ‘Rock, Paper and Scissors’ by Kurt Gardner

This Argentian thriller recalls 'Misery' and 'What Ever Happened to Baby Jane,' but with its own nasty twist.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 06:06PM
Sunday, June 27, 2021

Film Review: Koen Mortier’s ‘Un Ange’ by Kurt Gardner

Koen Mortier's film is a fictionalized, artistically surreal story about the life of a real Tour De France racer in his final hours.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 04:03PM
Friday, June 25, 2021

Film review: ‘No Ordinary Love’ by Kurt Gardner

Writer/director Chyna Robinson's feature debut is a powerful indictment of spousal abuse.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 02:36PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Film Review: ‘Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation’ by Kurt Gardner

Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland merges the stories of two of the twentieth century's most eccentric and talented writers in this fascinating documentary.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 03:24PM
Friday, May 21, 2021

Film Review: ‘Enfant Terrible’ — The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Fassbinder by Kurt Gardner

Perhaps not as well-regarded by today’s generation as he was during his 1970s heyday, the late director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was an important — if galvanizing — figure in German ci…

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 10:03PM
Monday, March 29, 2021

SXSW Film Review: The Jubilant ‘We Are the Thousand’ by Kurt Gardner

Anita Rivaroli's exuberant documentary about passion in music made its North American debut at SXSW Online 2021.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 07:03PM
Friday, March 26, 2021

SXSW Film Review: Udo Kier in ‘Swan Song’ by Kurt Gardner

The legendary cult actor makes the most of a role as a small-town hairdresser tending to a client one final time.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 03:06PM
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

SXSW Film Review: The Creepy ‘Broadcast Signal Intrusion’ by Kurt Gardner

A video geek goes in search of the "Night Pirate," a man who hacked into television broadcasts and may hold the clue to his wife's mysterious disappearance.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 07:24PM
Sunday, March 7, 2021

Theater Review: ‘Empanada’ by Anel Flores by Kurt Gardner

Satya Chávez is terrific as Paloma, a young lesbiana coming to terms with her own sexuality.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 07:48PM
Saturday, February 27, 2021

Review: ‘Frida Vice-Versa’ from Teatro Audaz by Kurt Gardner

The life of the acclaimed artist Frida Kahlo is related by the marvelous Victoria Gutierrez in this assured one-hander.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 02:12PM
Friday, February 19, 2021

Film Review: Steve Zahn Gets Dramatic in ‘Cowboys’ by Kurt Gardner

The new film by Anna Kerrigan tackles the subject of gender identity in a unique way.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 08:06PM
Saturday, January 30, 2021

A Conversation with Five San Antonio Actors by Kurt Gardner

Five actors express their thoughts about surviving creatively during the pandemic.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 08:36PM
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Film review: the intriguing ‘Go/Don’t Go’ by Kurt Gardner

An intriguingly surreal film from a feature debut director.

SOURCE: Arts Beat LA at 09:06PM

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