Archive for February, 2011

GIVEAWAY – Fusion Film Festival Tickets! *OVER*

WIZ TICKET WINNERS: Angel Zobel-Rodriguez, Maiya Winston, Pete Dauer, Sherri L. Shaulis, Maria DAlessandro, Bryan Buss
FIT TICKET WINNERS: Jordan Menashe, Katie Papp, Mikhai Tran, Nate Buck, Michelle Magana
PARIAH TICKET WINNERS: Molly Graham, Jesse Saldana, Jenny Kattlove, Ella Ponomarov, Janette Julio, Carol Dunn, Tugce Tuncay, Danielle Handcox, Moore Rhys, Jacqueline Arevalo, Shari Momeni, Khadija Anderson, Shari Momeni, Christian Bustamante, Gregory Chu, Gabriela Arreola, Vonzy Brown, Priscilla Ocen, Gabriel Illingworth, Rakefet Abergel, Marla (luckycharms), Laura Placencia, Becky Burdashaw, Lawrencia Colding, Michele Gutierrez, Susan Gutierrez, Cristina M Delgado, Alexis Ortega, Calvin Fleming, Chris Santos, Jessica De La Cerda, Tiffany A Sands, Erika Benites, Saba Larimer, Erin Linsin, Helaine Rochelle Levin, perla placencia, Casey Tobik, Angela Heckman, Traci Ann Cellian, Alex Munoz

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This week we’re giving away 70 FREE TICKETS
to Outfest’s Fusion Film Festival!

5 PAIRS: THE WIZ Sing-Along – Friday, March 4@8pm
Dir: Sidney Lumet, Scr: Joel Schumacher, 1978, USA, 134 min. Are you missing Michael? Yes?! Well, you’re in luck because he’s all over the first annual Fusion sing-along! Come and ease on down the road with Queen Diana, frisky Nipsy, and young Michael in the classic Sidney Lumet musical that made the Yellow Brick Road funky, turned the Munchkins into graffiti people and features Lena Horne as Glenda the Good Witch and Richard Pryor as “the ultimate, the common denominator, The Wiz.”

25 PAIRS: Behind the Scenes: PARIAH – Saturday, March 5@3pm
PARIAH – A Conversation with writer/director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper (Outfest and Fusion 2007) is an award-winning short film that screened at film festivals around the world. After years in development, PARIAH is now a feature-length film that had its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In this extended discussion with writer/director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper, learn about the trials, tribulations and triumphs of making PARIAH the feature and see exclusive clips from the film. Whether you’re a filmmaker, a fan of the short or new to it all (don’t worry, we’ll screen the short), you won’t want to miss this special event!

5 PAIRS: FIT – Saturday, March 5@8pm
Dir/Scr: Rikki Beadle-Blair, UK, 2009, 108 min. This charming film from Rikki Beadle-Blair takes an exuberant and funny look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from Loris. None of the teens are what they seem at first glance, with gay hearts lurking behind exteriors and straight kids expressing themselves in very queer ways.

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GIVEAWAY! – Visit Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village *OVER*

We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to Sunday’s Open House at Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village in Simi Valley! Three pairs will go to the general public and two to beloved hiddenLA Extra members! Just be the first to submit the form and answer the trivia question below! Good luck! :)

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FLASHBACK – The 1971 Sylmar Earthquake

Forty years ago this morning, Los Angeles had a shaky wake-up call. The video below is a Dragnet-esque film documentary of the event made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. No, Charlton Heston does not make a cameo.

“(The film Earthquake! documents)… the San Fernando Valley, California earthquake of 1971 with a focus on the rescue efforts and a hospital collapse. Federal disaster relief had just been increased and the Office of Emergency Preparedness formed, and the film shows how they addressed their first major disaster. California Governor Ronald Reagan and US Vice-President Spiro Agnew appear adding an interesting historical note to this clip.”

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FamilyFinds GIVEAWAY – The Perfect Valentine! (ENDED)

Congrats to the lucky winner Erika Larson!!!

Thanks to all of you who entered so enthusiastically, it was so great to read all of your comments. We received over 800 entries to our contest, the competition was FIERCE! Here’s Erika’s favorite romantic spot in Los Angeles:

“The top of the mountain on the Temescal Canyon hike. You can see for miles, north of malibu and south of the south bay, downtown Los Angeles. The view is breathtaking, and it’s so peaceful and quiet. It by far is the most romantic spot to spend with someone you love in Los Angeles.”

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TO ENTER, JUST SCROLL DOWN AND SUBMIT THE FORM BELOW. WINNER WILL BE SELECTED RANDOMLY BY FAMILYFINDS. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 10PM ON 2/8/2011.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, hLA is collaborating with our buddies over at FamilyFinds this week to bring you the most romantic giveaway we’ve ever offered: the bestest Valentine’s Day date in LA! Okay, so you’ll still have to work on the relationship part of it, but we’re going to be hooking one lucky winner up with a fabulous evening of car service and a full-course menu with wine pairings at Patina Restaurant (you can view the amazing menu by scrolling down after the jump). BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! The lucky winner will *also* get to choose between a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot NV Brut Rose or a voucher for babysitting services so you can leave the munchkins at home without worry.

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