KING COHEN: THE WILD WORLD OF FILMMAKER LARRY COHEN
2017, La-La Land Entertainment, 104 min, USA, Dir: Steve Mitchell

A true filmmaking maverick in every sense of the word, Larry Cohen defies genre conventions to create a cinematic universe uniquely his own. Featuring a cast of collaborators, fellow filmmakers and admirers, KING COHEN chronicles the writer-director’s career from his early days of writing for TV to his eclectic array of cult films and his success with mainstream blockbusters. Never a dull moment - just like the man himself - KING COHEN revels in the creative spirit and ingenuity of mind over matter to make things happen.


LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992
2017, ABC-TV, 145 min, USA, Dir: John Ridley

Oscar-winning writer John Ridley’s (12 YEARS A SLAVE) third film as director takes an unflinching look at the 1992 L.A. Uprising, tracing its roots back a decade, unfolding its history as a series of very personal decisions and very public failures. It masterfully weaves heartbreaking firsthand accounts from black, white, Asian and Hispanic Angelenos of all classes, caught up in a cascade of rising tension, culminating in an explosion of anger and fear after the Rodney King verdict. “What sets LET IT FALL apart is its journalistic sensibility – the hallmark of the best documentaries.” – Sonia Saraiya, Variety


HELLO HELLO HELLO : LEE RANALDO : ELECTRIC TRIM
2017, 76 min, USA, Dir: Fred Riedel

As a member of pioneering alternative rock band Sonic Youth and on his own solo recordings, Lee Ranaldo has revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar. Working with producer Raül Fernandez and collaborators including lyricist Jonathan Lethem, singer Sharon Van Etten, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and former Sonic Youth cohort Steve Shelley on drums, Ranaldo recorded the new album “Electric Trim” - a process captured in this documentary. Filmed during dozens of recording sessions across a year, this unusually intimate look at the creative process presents a bold, new sound that is a lush and striking departure from Ranaldo’s signature work.


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