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Jim Gilles

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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.

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.