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Jim Gilles is a native Angelo, with a wide range of interests. He holds several academic degrees from Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Los Angeles, and UCLA, in English & Comparative Literature, History, and Education. He has been a teacher and university professor for many years and is still active in the academic community. Being an avid movie goer, he writes on film, including foreign-language cinema, feature films, documentaries, independent and experimental film. Having lived so long in Los Angeles, he is quite interested in the history of this particular city and appreciates its ethnic and racial diversity, as well as its fascinating history of filmmaking and popular music. As a world traveler, Jim has wandered into many fascinating corners of the globe and writes about his experiences.

HIVE: Sundance Winning Film from Kosovo About Women Taking Control of...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/17/21 - Screening this past week at several Laemmle theatres in Los Angeles is a film...

WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THE SKY? –...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/16/21 - One of the delights of the AFI Film Festival in Hollywood was a screening...

GREAT FREEDOM: Homosexuality as a Crime in West Germany

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/15/21 - Included in the lineup of the AFI Film Festival 2021 is Great Freedom (Grosse...

PLEASURE: A Young Swedish Woman Dives into the L.A. Porn Business

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/15/21 - At the annual AFI Film Festival, there is almost always a special place for...

THE GIRL AND THE SPIDER: The Inner Lives of Characters in...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/15/21 - On Sunday November 14 at the AFI Film Festival in Hollywood was a screening...

UNCLENCHING THE FISTS: Surviving Violence in a Ossetian Family in Russia

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/14/21 - On Friday, October 12 at the AFI Film Festival in Hollywood was a screening...

HIT THE ROAD: A Journey to the Border of Iran

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/14/21 - Screening at the 2021 AFI Film Festival in Hollywood was a moving film from...

Céline Sciamma’s PETITE MAMAN: Encountering One’s Mother as a Child

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/14/21 - A much-awaited film at this year’s AFI Film Festival in Hollywood is Céline Sciamma’s...

COSTA BRAVA: A Family in Lebanon Drowning in Garbage     

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/13/21 - At the AFI Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday October 12 was a screening...

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD:  A Character Study of a...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/12/21 - Screening at the AFI Film Festival in Hollywood on October 11 was Joachim Trier’s...