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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.

THE LAST RANGER Fund-Raiser – Antiviral Film Project

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/16/21 - In the evening of July 15, the AntiViral Film Project hosted a fund-raiser at...

Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/15/21 - Opening on July 23 at several Laemelle Theatres in Los Angeles is a feature-length...

ICON: Music Through the Lens: Upcoming PBS Series

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/12/21 - ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS is a 6-part PBS series produced and directed by...

“A Dim Valley” – Brandon Colvin’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

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By Jim Gilles Los Angles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/11/21 - Currently screening at the Laemelle Theatres in Glendale is Brandon Colvin’s quasi-allegorical film “A...

“Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation”

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times)7/10/21 - Lisa Immordino Vreeland's film documentary film "Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation" (2020) is distributed...

Summer of Soul

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By Jim Gilles Pasadena, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/11/21 - Currently showing in selected local theatres and on Hulu is “Summer of Soul” (…Or, When...

AFI Film Festival 2017

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/14/17 - Yesterday at the A.F.I. Film Festival in Hollywood, I saw HOCHELAGA: LANDS OF SOULS...

AFI Film Fest 2017

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 11/14/17 - Yesterday afternoon at the A.F.I. Film Festival, I was surprised and quite entertained by...

Outfest 2017 offered us "Madchen in Uniform"

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Madchen in Uniform" (1931) is a most interesting film which I have seen several times in the past.