Hear From Filmmaking Pros At Vidiots In Santa Monica During Month Of January

Friday, 10 Jan 2014, 9:22:00 AM

Mirror Staff

The Vidiots Foundation and KCRW will host a series of live conversations on film and culture this month called “The Annex Series: Conversations on Film and Culture.” The first will be held tonight, Jan. 10.

The series will include interviews with award winning professionals in all areas of filmmaking.

All talks will be held at Vidiots, located at 302 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica. Doors open for all events at 7 pm; attendees are encouraged to arrive early for refreshments and live music.

Tickets are $15, which can be purchased at vidiotsfoundation.org by clicking on Paypal “buy” button for preferred event. Tickets can also be purchased in person at Vidiots or call 310.392.8508 and pay over the phone with a credit card.

All proceeds go to The Vidiots Foundation. Parking is available at Civic Center lot off of 2nd Street and at 1571 4th Street.

• Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 pm

Frances Anderton, host of KCRW’s DnA: Design and Architecture, interviews Jeannine Oppewall, four-time Academy Award nominated production designer. Oppewall has worked on more than 30 films, including “Catch Me If You Can” and “L.A. Confidential.”

• Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 pm

Joe Morgenstern, Pulitzer Prize winning film critic of KCRW and “The Wall Street Journal,” interviews Academy Award winning actress, author, and director Anjelica Huston about her memoir, “A Story Lately Told” – available for sale. Book signing following discussion (books must be purchased at Vidiots).

• Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 pm

Renee Montagne, award winning journalist and co-host of NPR Morning Edition, interviews Davis Guggenheim, filmmaker and producer of such films as “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Waiting for Superman,” and “It Might Get Loud.”

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