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Jim Gilles is a native Angeleno, 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.
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Eva Pervolovici’s THE DELTA OF BUCHAREST: The persistence of memory in a...

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By Jim Gilles One of the most interesting documentary films included in this year’s SEE Fest (South East European Film Festival) in Los Angeles is Eva...

Anam Abbas’ THIS STAINED DAWN: Pakistani Women March to Challenge the...

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By Jim Gilles Thursday, May 5, was the opening night of the Asian Pacific Film Festival in Los Angeles, an annual film festival presented by Visual...

Stefan Arsenijevic’s AS FAR AS I CAN WALK: Love & Dreams...

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By Jim Gilles This year’s SEEfest, the 17th year of this offering of new films from South East Europe, featured a timely film from Serbia, “As Far As...

Maryna Er Gorbach’s KLONDIKE: A Woman’s Struggle in the War in Donbas, Ukraine

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By Jim Gilles One of the highlights of this year’s SEE Fest of new films from South East Europe is the North American theatrical debut of...

THE IMAGE MACHINE OF ALFREDO C.: How He Documented Italian Fascism...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 5/1/22 - Included in the lineup for this year’s SEE Fest of new films from South...

Ilgar Najaf’s SUGHRA AND HER SONS: Resistance to Soviet Rule in...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/30/22 - Screening in the line-up of films at the South East Europe Film Festival in...

Chris Marker’s THE LOVELY MONTH OF MAY: Paris & Parisians in...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/30/22 - The Motion Picture Academy Museum is presenting a retrospective of the films of French...

Weerasethakul’s TROPICAL MALADY: An Allegory of Love and Death in the...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/30/22 - On Thursday April 28 at the Los Feliz Theatre in Los Angeles, the American...

SEE Fest: Opening Night of the South East European Film Festival...

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Wednesday, April 27, was the Opening Night of the annual SEE Fest at the Laemmle Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills. The film festival...

Iryna Tsilyk’s THE EARTH IS BLUE AS AN ORANGE: A Family...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 4/27/22 - Currently available to view online through May 5 on Laemmle’s Virtual Cinema website is...