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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.

CHARLATAN: Homeopathic Healing & Forbidden Love

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/21/21 - Opening this Friday at several of the Laemelle theaters in Los Angeles is Agnieszka...

INFODEMIC – Global Conversations on Science and Misinformation in a COVID...

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By Jim Gilles Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/19/21 - The local PBS station KCET is screening a 6-episode series called “INFODEMIC: Global Conversations...

MAMA WEED – Isabelle Huppert as bad cop

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By Jim Gilles West LA, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/17/21 - Just opening at the Laemelle Royal Theater in West L.A. and two other Laemelle...

THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES

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By Jim Gilles West Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/17/21 - Currently screening at the Laemelle Royal Theatre in West L.A. is The Hidden...

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...