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[3 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police Explores 80’s Rock Band The Police

LOS ANGELES, CA (Feb 15, 2015) Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police the documentary based on Andy Summers’ acclaimed memoir, One Train Later, produced by the Yari Film Group will be making a tour of US theatres starting March 20, 2015. The feature-length film, which is being distributed by Cinema Libre Studio, features Summers, Sting and Stewart Copeland, and tells of the band’s meteoric rise, headline-grabbing break-up, and reunion twenty years later, through rare archival footage and Summers’ personal collection of photographs. Fans are already lining up to see the film when it premieres on March 20, 2015 in New York City at Village East Cinema and AMC Empire 25 followed by a Los Angeles opening starting April 3, 2015 at Laemmle’s Royal and Pasadena Playhouse with a platform release to follow.

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[16 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Low Brow Artist & Juxtapoz Founder Robert Williams takes over Los Angeles Barnsdall Art Park

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Juxtapoz magazine in association with Thinkspace Gallery and Copro Gallery are pleased to present new works by Robert Williams. SLANG Aesthetics! is on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery from February 22nd to April 19th, 2015. The exhibition is Robert Williams’ first major body of work to make its debut in Los Angeles in well over a decade, and will feature 25 new oil paintings by the artist alongside a suite of drawings, and a series of large-scale sculptures fabricated with the assistance of Gentle Giant Studios. Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin’, an award winning documentary about the work of Robert Williams, will be screening at The Barnsdall Gallery February 22nd to help kick off the exhibition.

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[9 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Hits of the 80s: Cinema Libre Acquires Andy Summers’ “Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police”

Cinema Libre Studio has acquired Andy Summers’ “Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police” from Yari Film Groups for U.S. distribution. The film, based on Summers’ memoir “One Train Later,” will have a theatrical release in the spring before being released on DVD and On Demand platforms.

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[3 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Olympic Bodybuilder & Movie Producer Mo Anouti tackles Academy Award Contenders Birdman & Foxcatcher

Mo Anouti is an actor, writer, and producer. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2004, Mo has appeared in several commercials, films, and TV shows. He can be found in supporting parts in TV’s The Young & The Restless, Chuck, The Unit and The Cape. In 2011, he started Arwayne Productions, a company specializing in producing independent film with Hero Of The Day, being its first full-feature film. Below he discusses recent acclaimed films Birdman, Foxcatcher and Fight Club, all known for their stories of fame, redemption and violence.

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[1 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
New Years Resolutions: How Four Interesting Documentaries Can Help You Reinvent Yourself

45% Percent of Americans usually make New Year’s Resolutions. Even if you don’t, you’ve had the conversations and encouraged (or rolled your eyes) at your friends who vowed to lose weight or eat healthy or stop smoking. Its a cornerstone of the New Years process to look at your life and think about the passing of time and the fulfillment of some sort of goal or dream. With our social impact films, we at Cinema Libre frequently work with filmmakers who are pursuing a goal of making the world a better place or understanding what’s wrong with it presently. It’s often inspirational to watch these documentaries and experience the journey of its subjects who want to make a difference.

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[29 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Autism Support & Advocacy: Three Films That Explore Living With Autism Spectrum Disorder

In the last decade, awareness of autism has expanded broadly in large part due to the money raised and spent by the advocacy organization, Autism Speaks. For most people, Autism Speaks is their entry point into learning about autism spectrum disorder either through searches on the web or their wide reaching marketing efforts. However, earlier this year, a group of autism advocates started the Boycott Autism Speaks campaign in order to raise awareness about the inner workings and fear mongering tactics of the fundraising behemoth. Today a ever growing number of activists are leading the charge for self-advocacy and their efforts to move the public discourse on autism away from a “causation and cure” mentality to one that allows autistic people to speak for themselves.

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[28 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
How to Maximize Your New Online Movie Subscriptions – aka Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus

So, you haven’t joined the masses in signing up for one or more of the online video subscriptions, but you’ve always wanted one. You suddenly receive an email notification from a loved one that they’ve given you the gift of Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu Plus. With each service adding new movies online every week, the question becomes “what do I watch?” If you are fan of learning, then we’ve got some interesting documentaries to recommend.

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[26 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Marijuana Documentaries That Will Change The Way You Smoke

Recently Indiana became the newest state to enter the fight to legalize marijuana, joining a growing number of states that have gotten into the business of cannabis. It is currently legal in 4 states and Washington D.C. with many more states proposing bills in the coming year.

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[19 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Shadow of Afghanistan: An Afghan War Documentary That Will Open Your Eyes

“’Shadow of Afghanistan’ is an important film for the Muslim community, as well, since they are misunderstood by so many since 9/11,” says filmmaker Bauman. “The Afghan people may see the way out of terrorism more clearly than most. As Commander Wakil Akbarzai says in our film, ‘Your planes were hijacked. My country was hijacked too.’ Wakil’s nephew Abdullah reminds us: ‘There were no Afghans involved in 9/11.’”

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[17 Dec 2014 | No Comment | ]
Opening the Borders: Traveling to Cuba with Interesting Documentaries on Fidel Castro

At Cinema Libre Studio, we have long been looking at the complicated decades long struggle the US and Cuba have faced, and are proud of two films in our catalogue that take major activists and filmmakers into uncharted territory by exploring Fidel Castro’s relationship to the island nation of Cuba.