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Need things to entertain your loved ones? Wish the entertainment is free? Oh bet your lucky bon bons this is a free film festival. In one of the quaintest cities in California. PS- A perfect summer date night.

(this film festival started this past weekend, but I was a little late checking in on my emails. Oops.)

Thursday, July 15th

Harold and Maude (1971) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

This classic dark comedy starring a young Bud Cort and an ageless Ruth Gordon, follows Harold, a 19-year-old boy obsessed with death who is forever changed when he meets Maude, a 79-year-old woman who clings to a passionate zest for life. Harold and Maude is on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Greatest Comedies, 100 Most Inspiring Movies, 100 Greatest Love Stories (creepy I know, but watch and you’ll get it), and 10 Most Romantic Comedies. Ruth Gordon’s award-winning performance is a treasure, and not to be missed.

Friday, July 16th

Seven Years in Tibet (1997) – Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave.

Brad Pitt stars as Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer who leaves Nazi-occupied Austria in 1939 to climb the Himalayas, and after being placed in a POW camp becomes one of two foreigners in the Tibetan Holy City of Lhasa. There his life changes forever as he becomes a close confidant to the Dalai Lama.

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Before there was Carrie and Samantha, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe starred as three New York models whose scheme to move into a Manhattan penthouse apartment and find eligible millionaire bachelors to marry, doesn’t quite work out as planned. Great performances, Marilyn at her best, and filmed in CinemaScope – the color positively gleams on the screen.

Saturday, July 17th

The Way We Were (1973) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Winner of two Academy Awards, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Sydney Pollack, this romantic drama stars Barbra Streisand and a stunning 37 year old Robert Redford in a timeless story of opposites attracting.  The Way We Were is #6 on the American Film Institute’s list of Greatest Love Stories and the film’s closing scene is #2 on their list of Greatest Love Scenes, second only to the goodbye scene of Casablanca.

Jurassic Park (1993) – Mills Alley, 22 Mills Place

Winner of three Academy Awards, this Steven Spielberg directed thriller centers on a fictional island where billionaire philanthropist John Hammond and a team of genetic scientists from his company have created an amusement park of cloned dinosaurs. Groundbreaking special effects make Jurassic Park one of the great adventure films of all time. It is on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Most Thrilling Movies.

Thursday, July 22nd

Sorry Wrong Number (1948) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Barbara Stanwyck received an Oscar nomination for her role alongside Burt Lancaster in this classic suspense film noir in which a crossed phone connection causes a millionaire’s bedridden daughter to overhear two men plotting a woman’s murder. As the details unravel and the suspense builds, she becomes convinced the murder is to be her own.

Friday, July 23rd

Before Sunrise (1995) – Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave.

This film follows Jesse (Ethan Hawke), a young American, and Céline (Julie Delpy), a young French woman, who meet on a train and spend Jesse’s last night in Europe walking around the city and getting to know each other, each aware of the limited amount of time they have  before Jesse catches a flight the following morning. A surprisingly touching film.

Death Becomes Her (1992) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

This Academy Award-winning dark comedy starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis and Isabella Rossellini, tells the story of life-long rivals Helen and Madeline, both obsessed with retaining their youth and outdoing the other…with gruesome results. A masterpiece of special effects.

Saturday, July 24th

Bringing up Baby (1938) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and a leopard named Baby star in this mad-cap romantic-comedy classic. Mayhem ensues when mild-mannered paleontologist David Huxley meets heiress Susan Vance and all semblance of logic and reason goes out the window. Bringing Up Baby is on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Greatest Love Stories, 100 Greatest Comedies, and 100 Greatest Movies of All Time.

Troop Beverly Hills (1989) – Central Park, 260 S. Raymond Ave.

Shelley Long stars as Phyllis Nefler, a Beverly Hills wife who decides to deal with her divorce by becoming the leader of her daughter’s troop, the Wilderness Girls. In order to get the group of socialites’ children more interested in the program, she must rely her Beverly Hills sensibilities. With a camp out at a Beverly Hills Hotel and a whole new approach to merit badges, Troop Beverly Hills is a classic 80’s comedy.

Thursday, July 29th

Labyrinth (1986) – One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley

Directed by Jim Henson and produced by George Lucas, this fantasy musical tells the story of Sarah’s (a young Jennifer Connelly) quest to rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King, portrayed by David Bowie.  Sarah has until midnight to retrieve her brother from the center of a massive maze, or else the he will be transformed into a goblin. Great imagery and effects highlight this wonderfully dark tale.

Friday, July 30th

Before Sunset (2004) – Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave.

This Academy Award-nominated sequel to Before Sunrise picks up nine years later, when Jesse and Celine’s paths intersect again. With original stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, Before Sunset plays out in real time as they spend one afternoon together in Paris.

Double Feature with She Done Him Wrong (1933) and I’m No Angel (1933)  - One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Starring Mae West and Cary Grant, She Done Him Wrong follows New York singer and nightclub owner Lady Lou after her former boyfriend escapes from jail convinced that she has been unfaithful. Written by Ms. West about the story of famed Diamond Lil, She Done Him Wrong is on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 Greatest Comedies, and contains some of Mae’s most famous lines, pushing the censors of the time to their limits!

Again starring Mae West and Cary Grant, carnival dancer Tia devises a shocking new act which gets her to New York and into the company of a bevy of rich young socialite men in I’m No Angel. Written by Mae West, I’m No Angel maintained her reputation with cinematic censors.

Saturday, July 31st

All About Eve (1950) – One Colorado Courtyard, 41 Hugus Alley

Winner of six academy awards including Best Picture and nominated for eight more, All About Eve stars Bette Davis in one of her most infamous roles, alongside Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Thelma Ritter, and an early bit-part by Marilyn Monroe. One of the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, this drama is a classic tale of fame, ego and ambition, with iconic performances -especially from Davis; a cinematic treasure.

Night of the Living Dead (1968) –  TBD location

The first of six “Dead” films directed by George Romero, this 1968 black-and-white zombie movie is considered groundbreaking.  It tells the story of Ben and Barbara’s efforts, along with five other people, to survive the night trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse avoiding the mysterious reanimation of the recently dead. Arguably the classic horror film, Night of the Living Dead is on American Film Institute’s list of 100 Most Thrilling Movies.

General Public: All screenings are free and open to the public, for more information including a complete schedule visit

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Skin MD Skincare Giveaway!

Feb 8, 2010 Author: Susy Hwang | Filed under: FREE!!!, Sweepstakes!

Yay for Skin MD’s Sponsorship for a reader giveaway!

Be the first to comment on this post and win this lovely package from Skin MD!

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway on

Jan 14, 2010 Author: Susy Hwang | Filed under: FREE!!!, Sweepstakes!

Lucky in love? Lucky in winning?

Win Skin MD Lotion and Sees’s Chocolate, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The prize basket contains the following and is valued at $100

- Bottle of Skin MD Natural shielding lotion

- Bottle of Skin MD Natural + SPF 15 shielding lotion

- One pound of See’s dark assorted chocolates

- Pack of Starbucks VIA Ready brew coffee pouches

- Kiss Me coffee mug

- A Cuddly teddy bear

- Lollipop Bouquet

Go to to sign up for the contest.

Contest ends 2/7/10. Winner will be selected randomly on 2/8/10. Winner has 24 hours to reply for Valentine’s Eve Delivery.

*Blog sponsoring with an Upcoming Sassy Flashy Giveaway*

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The first person to comment on this post – will win a pair of Famous Goodie Bag passes* for you and a friend to Shecky’s Girls Night Out!  Indulge in five hours of shopping, amazing fashion deals, fab freebies in Shecky’s Famous Goodie Bag, delicious complimentary beverages and the best time ever with your BFFs!”

Los Angeles Goodie Bags are worth over $100** – These Goodie Bags are amazing!

Shecky’s Girls Night Out (LA)

Date: Wed.-Thu., Dec. 9th-10th, 2009
Time: 5pm-10pm
Place: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main St. (Pico Blvd. & Colorado Ave.)

Membership Information:

General Admission: Free for Shecky’s Insiders (Insiders are subscribers to
General Admission + Shecky’s Goodie Bag: $12.50 limited time offer! (Regularly $25 in Advance | $35 at the Door)

*Passes may not be redeemed for cash. Shecky’s is not responsible for lost or stolen Passes. Duplicate or tampered passes will not be honored. Must be 21 or older to attend. Proper ID will be required at the door. **Contents and value of individual Goodie Bags vary.  Pass valid for one time use only.

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Loft Seven Sample Sale (This Sunday, 11/8/09)

Loft Seven Sample Sale

Sunday 11/8/09 from 12-6pm

Haas Building (Penthouse)

219 W. 7th Street at Broadway


Loft Seven’s Movie Night (This Wednesday, 11/4/09)
Join us this month for “Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead”. Be sure to dress warm, and if it’s too cold we’ll take it downstairs to the theater in the Penthouse. BYOB!
Event Info
Wednesday November 4th, 2009

7pm – Drinks

8pm – Comedy
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